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The Future is Titanium: A conversation with Taso Arima

Season #2 Episode #85

Remember during the pandemic when we started running out of toilet paper? Rolls were flying off the shelves, and stores placed limits on the amount you could buy per family. It was pandemonium, and Americans quickly became acutely aware of supply chain issues (not to mention the importance of this very precious resource).


Our guest on today's show is here to talk about another type of very precious resource: Titanium. And just like the TP debacle of 2020, titanium has experienced its own set of supply chain issues. 


Meet Taso Arima, CEO & Co-founder of IperionX. Dubbed "Master of Metals," he recognized that the global titanium supply chain is complex, costly, and environmentally unsustainable - not to mention a lot of it is processed through other countries. His company is on a mission to usher in a new age of American industry and be a leading developer of US-based sustainable critical mineral and critical material supply chains. And that starts with titanium. 


Because it's a finite resource (but has innumerable uses - think healthcare, new tech, aerospace, drones, and space exploration, just to name a few), he believes our focus should be utilizing this resource to its maximum potential, so we can minimize the amount we take from the ground. 


Through focused investing, providing jobs to communities that once relied on coal mines, and showing kids there is a future worth exploring in these new and exciting industries, Taso hopes that titanium will be as commonplace as having a smartphone; it's everywhere!



What You'll Learn:

  • The raw materials we'll be talking about in 10 years
  • The future of titanium
  • Why and how they use 3D printing in their manufacturing
  • The importance of having a good team
  • The coolest thing they've made with titanium
  • …and much more!

Favorite Quote:

"Some people want to have the tracks laid, whereas we want to lay those tracks. We want to figure it out."


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