Spirit AeroSystems signed a commercial agreement with a Norway company that is expected to lower its costs of producing some parts.
Under the agreement with Norsk Titanium, it will produce some 3-D printed titanium parts for Wichita-based Spirit using its Rapid Plasma Deposition process. Spirit said in a news release Tuesday from the Paris Air Show that Norsk’s proprietary process will reduce its parts production by up to 30 percent.
Spirit said Norsk’s parts-making process also uses less energy and reduces waste from the manufacture of titanium parts.
“Reducing our material cost and our environmental impact is a win-win for Spirit, our customers and the communities where we do business,” Spirit CEO Tom Gentile said in the release.