It is all about size, speed and cost. For a reader who has not looked at Titomic (TTT $1.17) previously, a good starting point is to consider that TTT aims to have operational (March 2018), the worlds largest metal 3D and additive manufacturer (AM) printers, with a build size of 40.3 cubic meters (9mx3mx1.5m). This capacity dwarfs current competitive metals printing technologies (0.3m x 0.3m x 03m). Then consider they take one of the hardest metals to work with, titanium, and cold fuse this into various shapes and sizes, without welding, resulting in massive reductions in waste (5-10% vs 80-90% depending on part), and in a fraction of the time (fastest printing/AM process by a long way). Finally, their process enables them to use the lower quality titanium powders, without a loss of its properties in weight, strength and durability in the end product. Developed with the CSIRO, and patents housed within the CSIRO, for added clout in the event of a dispute. TTT may be of great interest to countries like the US, given the Russians control high-grade titanium market. We explore TTT in more detail (VIEW LINK)
An interesting stock and an interesting read. I will be keeping an eye on this one.