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Titanium Industry Development Association Inc (TiDA)

Titanium has revolutionised the medical devices industry. It is biocompatibile, non-corrosive and non-toxic. It is used in the manufacture of artificial hip joints and dental implants. It is readily abundant and has the highest strength to weight ratio of any metal. Realising the vast potential of the titanium and titanium-alloy industries in New Zealand, TiDA was formed to help New Zealand companies develop groundbreaking titanium powder metallurgy products. TiDA has formed strategic partnerships with titanium powder manufacturer Titanox, and research and manufacturing organisations, to establish an independent research, development and testing laboratory in Tauranga.

Warwick Downing discusses how TiDA facilitates innovative industries to harness their full potential through high-tech, specialised manufacturing processes and puts Tauranga at the centre of an active industry hub.