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ATI and GE Aviation joint venture to develop titanium alloy powder for 3D printing
July 07, 2017
Source: ASM International
Allegheny Technologies Inc., Pittsburgh, and GE Aviation, Cincinnati, announce a joint venture for the development of a new manufacturing technology for meltless titanium alloy powder. The titanium alloy powders are being developed for additive manufacturing applications. The JV will construct a new R&D pilot production facility.
ATI will provide operational, technical, and project support to the joint venture. The joint venture will leverage ATI's technology, manufacturing, and quality leadership in the production of specialty metal powders and premium-quality titanium and nickel-base alloys for critical and technically advanced applications. The JV will also draw upon GE Aviation's engineering and development capabilities and technical knowledge of the use of alloyed titanium powders.
"We are pleased to join with GE Aviation to create this innovative next-generation technology joint venture," says Rich Harshman, ATI's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "The science of specialty metal powders is a transformative technology, and we intend to maintain and enhance our industry-leading position."
"Developing new materials is an important part of our vision for our business," says David Joyce, vice chairman of GE and president and CEO of GE Aviation. "ATI is a recognized leader in advanced specialty materials, and we are excited about the collaboration this new joint venture enables."
Industries and Applications | Aerospace and Defense
Materials Processing and Treatment | Additive Manufacturing
Materials Processing and Treatment | Powder Metallurgy
Metals and Alloys | Titanium