Titomic to 3D Print Callaway Golf Clubs
Titomic is an Australian additive manufacturing company that has recently announced a partnership with Callaway Golf, one of the world’s largest golf club manufacturers. Titomic will be bringing their expertise to the US to produce more innovative and successful golf clubs.
Additive manufacturing has been continuously found at the heart of sports, as it brings forth a new type of creativity, creating more efficient and cheaper equipment. It is thanks to AM that athletes are able to benefit from these customized solutions, as their equipment is fully adapted to their specific needs. This brings us to Golf, which is no exception; thanks to 3D printing, club manufacturers can now design lightweight equipment – all in record time! French Startup Grismont is a great example of this as all their club heads are custom made, a strong point for the brand that is positioned in a luxury market.
Using metal Additive manufacturing to design golf clubs
American company, Callaway Golf, has inquired the help of Titomic to design better clubs. The Australian company is behind the Titomic Kinetic Fusion 3D metal printing process, a technology developed in collaboration with CSIRO. Specifically designed for 3D titanium printing, the process is based on cold gas spraying to apply titanium particles to a structure to create load-bearing parts.
Although we do not yet know what kind of products Titomic will be 3D printing, this partnership could well make additive manufacturing evolve even more within the golf sector, allowing us to see if 3D technologies will one day be able to upset this market. A study has already been started by Krone Golf, which created a 3D printed golf club last year.
“We are very pleased to announce this collaborative agreement with the world’s largest golf club manufacturer,” said Jeff Lang, CEO and CTO of Titomic.“This agreement establishes a strategic alliance with the intention of incorporating our Titomic Kinetic Fusion additive manufacturing process into the manufacturing of golfing accessories and will be carried out at our new state of the art Melbourne facility which houses the world’s largest 3D metal printer.”
The Titomic 3D printer is able to create 9 x 3 x 1.5-meter parts, a volume more generous than that offered by GE Additive’s ATLAS machine. The Australian manufacturer intends to upset the metal additive manufacturing sector and offer more opportunities for all manufacturers.
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