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Titomic secures major additive system order with Royal Netherlands Army

Australian metal manufacturing company Titomic has been engaged to supply cold spray additive equipment to the Royal Netherlands Army.

Australian metal manufacturing company Titomic has been engaged to supply cold spray additive equipment to the Royal Netherlands Army.

The company, headquartered in Victoria, has announced on 26 March that it will deliver 10 units of the D523 System under the $1.28 million contract to the Army branch of the Netherlands Armed Forces, the largest D523 order to date.

The D523 Low-Pressure Cold Spray System features automated robotic production for cost-effective manufacturing and can create high-performance metal coatings. Processed materials include aluminium, zinc, copper, tin, nickel, babbitt, gold, silver, platinum, and Inconel 625 (He).

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The Royal Netherlands Army will send nine systems to Ukraine to provide aid to Ukraine’s war effort. Those systems will enable battle damage repair in-field and forward maintenance, enhancing battle readiness and prolonging mission capability.

“This order from the Royal Netherlands Army marks a pivotal moment for Titomic, showcasing our D523 System’s ability to provide versatile repair and maintenance solutions on a large scale and creating a significant revenue opportunity,” according to Titomic managing director Herbert Koeck.

“This is a stride forward in our ongoing efforts to bring these innovative solutions to a wider market.

“Titomic is aiming to attract more large-scale orders from innovators across various sectors in the coming months, including resources, defence, and aerospace, who are eager to leverage the advanced capabilities Titomic offers.”

Koeck said the order represents a substantial revenue opportunity for Titomic and reinforces the company’s position as a key player in the global defence and aerospace sectors, as well as demonstrates Titomic’s ability to meet the stringent requirements of military applications.

Delivery of the D523 systems is scheduled to commence in the coming months and Titomic looks forward to a continued partnership with the Koninklijke Landmacht.

“Our decision to invest in Titomic machines marks a definitive shift from theoretical exploration to practical implementation of additive manufacturing within our military,” said Royal Netherlands Army Colonel C Heukers.

“This move signifies our unwavering commitment to leveraging advanced capabilities in real-world applications.

“By providing these innovative technologies to Ukrainian forces, we demonstrate our trust in their ability to swiftly adopt and effectively utilise these tools to enhance military capabilities.

“This collaboration underscores our dedication to staying at the forefront of technological innovation and ensuring readiness for the challenges of modern warfare.”

Titomic is also reportedly engaged in commercial conversations with other international armies and navies including the Australian Defence Force, following demonstrations within Australia to showcase cold spray solutions and their application to military and defence operations.

Earlier this year in February, Titomic announced it had secured the sale of a D523 Low Pressure Cold Spray System to the Volvo Group in Sweden for around $90,865. That system was required for integration into Volvo’s repair and remanufacture operations.

Robert Dougherty

Robert Dougherty

Robert is a senior journalist who has previously worked for Seven West Media in Western Australia, as well as Fairfax Media and Australian Community Media in New South Wales. He has produced national headlines, photography and videography of emergency services, business, community, defence and government news across Australia. Robert graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Majoring in Public Relations and Journalism at Curtin University, attended student exchange program with Fudan University and holds Tier 1 General Advice certification for Kaplan Professional. Reach out via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via LinkedIn.
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