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CONTENTS Meet the ITA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Editorial: TITANIUM ASIA 2020 Offers Unique Experience to Aircraft Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Ametek Reading Pursues Medical High-Tech Applications for its HDH Titanium Powders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 AMETEK Announces Agreement to Sell Reading Alloys to Kymera International . 18 Quebec Metallurgy Center Shares Its Research on Repair Of Ti-6Al-4V Cast Parts Via Directed Energy Deposition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 6K Additive Prepares to Launch UniMelt Powders Designed for Additive Manufacturing Applications Frank Roberts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 ADMA Products Designs Titanium Hydride Powders to Suit Needs of Proprietary Industrial Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Coogee Titanium Pty Ltd is completing construction of its MeltFree continuous titanium alloy powder production facility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 New Duty Drawback Regime Greatly Benefits Titanium Industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 TITANIUM USA 2019 Executive Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Colleague Announcements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 From the Wire NioCorp Secures Critical Local Permit for its Elk Creek Superalloy Materials Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Centro-Metalcut Announces Precision Abrasives as a Manufacturer’s Representative of their Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

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ITA President

Mike graduated from Hamilton College in 1981 with a BA in economics, and from Carnegie – Mellon University in 1983 with an MBA.

Donald E. Larsen

Director Special Projects Arconic Engineered Structures

Donald E. Larsen was formerly Vice President, R&D, General Manager Advanced Manufacturing for Arconic, a global technology, engineering and advanced manufacturing leader. In this role, he was responsible for leading R&D and production teams working on priority titanium technology projects, including 3D printing and advanced manufacturing activities. He also served as a liaison to the Arconic Technical Center (ATC) and Arconic’s Whitehall Technology Center. Don retired Q3 of 2018, and has currently taken on the role of Interim Plant Manager Ti-Ingot Operation and Director of Special Projects. Don joined the company in 1988 and has served in a number of roles focused on the research, development and production of titanium products. He has also held operational and sales and marketing roles with the company. Don has a master’s degree in metallurgical engineering from The Ohio State University, and is the holder of 11 U.S. patents. He has published more than 30 technical articles in the field of titanium. He is also a member of the International Titanium Foundation Board of Directors.

ITA Secretary/Treasurer

Education Committee Co-Chair Titanium Europe Conference Chair

Professor Markus Holz Dr. Markus Holz is presently an ITA Academic Member. Formerly President of AMG’s Engineering Systems Division and CEO of Vacuum Technologies GmbH from 2012 to 2019. He joined the ALD Management Board in October 2011. Dr. Holz graduated in Aerospace Engineering in 1986 and earned his PhD in 1992. Following his 10 years of service in the German Airforce, Dr. Holz began his career with ThyssenKrupp in 1992, where he assumed several executive positions mainly in the stainless steel and special metals branch. In 1999, Dr. Holz became Managing Director of ThyssenKrupp Titanium GmbH (formerly Deutsche Titan GmbH) and in 2002 he was appointed Managing Director of ThyssenKrupp Titanium S.p.A. (formerly Titania S.p.A.). Furthermore, he was responsible for Tubifi cio di Terni, Italien, from 2004 through 2007. From 2007 to 2009 he was CEO of the ThyssenKrupp Titanium Group (Germany and Italy). In January 2010 he joined the Managing Board of Hempel Special Metals, Oberhausen, Germany. He is Honorary Professor at University of Applied Sciences Anhalt Teaching Operations Management.

ITA Vice President Michael G. Metz President VSMPO Tirus US

Michael Metz joined VSMPO - Tirus, US in November 2003 as Vice President, Commercial and was named President of the organization in 2007. VSMPO is the largest producer of titanium in the world, vertically integrated from titanium sponge manufacture through melting and mill products such as plate, sheet, bar, billet, wire, and welded and seamless tubing. In addition, VSMPO supplies titanium closed die forgings for airframe and engine applications. Mike has served on the International Titanium Association Board of Directors since 2007 holding the positions of Director, Vice President and President. He has significant experience in the titanium industry, having had held positions in sales, distribution, product management, market research and forecasting at Titanium Metals Corporation from 1986 to 2003 before joining VSMPO. 6


ITA Past President Henry S. Seiner

Vice President – Business Strategy TIMET, Titanium Metals Corporation

Mr. Seiner, TIMET’s Vice President of Business Strategy, oversees the Marketing, Product Management, Purchasing and Production Planning organizations for TIMET. In this role, he has responsibility for and visibility into all aspects of TIMET’s supply chain. Henry is based in TIMET’s Toronto, OH facility — which is geographically and structurally in the middle of TIMET’s global supply chain. He has held various positions in Production Planning, Manufacturing, Purchasing and Marketing in his 25 year tenure at TIMET. Prior to coming to TIMET, Henry spent six years at U. S. Steel Corporation in Sales, Marketing and Production Planning. His educational background includes a Masters Degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and a Bachelor’s Degree from Duke University in Durham, NC. Henry is a native of Pittsburgh and continues to reside in Western Pennsylvania.

Board of Directors (cont.)

Albert Bruneau

President Neotiss High Performance Tube ITA Director

Neotiss High Performance Tube (formerly Vallourec) headquartered in France, is the worldwide leader of titanium and stainless steel welded tubes for heat exchangers, with facilities and sales forces based in five countries on three continents: France, United States, China, India and Korea. Prior to Vallourec Heat Exchanger Tubes, Albert Bruneau has held numerous senior sales & marketing management positions within Vallourec group mainly for the Oil & Gas industry, involved in Europe, South America, Africa and Middle East. Albert Bruneau graduated from French Engineering School ESPCI and conducted one Executive MBA at the French Business School HEC.

Brian J. Malloy

Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Carpenter Technology Corporation ITA Director ITA Powder Committee Chair Brian J. Malloy was named Vice President and Chief Commerical officer of Carpenter Technology Corporation in March 2016. Brian is responsible for overseeing all of the company’s commericial operations which account for $2.2 billion in total annual net sales. This includes marketing, sales and customer service for both the Specialty Alloys Operations (SAO) and Peformance Engineered Products (PEP) business segments. Brian joined Carpenter in August 2015 as Vice President, Sales & Customer Service for the SAO segment, which accounts for nearly 80 percent of Carpenter’s total annual net Administration. Mr. Newman is a current member of the International Titanium Association’s Board of Directors.

Brett Paddock

President and Chief Executive Officer T.I. (Titanium Industries, Inc.) ITA Director ITA Nominating Committee Chair Brett is the President and CEO of Titanium Industries, Inc. His diverse metals background consists of engineering consulting, fabrication, manufacturing, contracting, and sales. He has held positions of VP of Sales and Marketing,

Director of Operations, and COO during his career with Titanium Industries. Prior to joining Titanium Industries, Inc. in 2001, he was Director of Operations for one of the nation’s largest structural steel fabricator/erectors and Principal of an Eastern US engineering design and consulting firm. He holds a bachelor’s of science degree in engineering and a master’s of science degree in structural mechanics from Lehigh University and is a licensed professional engineer in multiple states. Brett is currently serving as an Officer on the International Titanium Association’s Board of Directors. Brett enjoys many outdoor sports including skiing, swimming and running as well as leisure time boating across the East Coast of the U.S.

Frank L. Perryman

President and Chief Executive Officer Perryman Company ITA Director

Mr. Perryman graduated from Millikin University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. In 1988 he co-founded Perryman Company with his father and brother. Since December of 2008 he has held the position of President and CEO of Perryman Company. Perryman Company is a fully integrated supplier of specialty titanium products. From melting through finishing, Perryman produces titanium bar, coil, fine wire, net shapes, and hot rolled products for the aerospace, medical, consumer, industrial and recreation markets worldwide. Through its Forging and Fabrication Group the company also offers forging of titanium and other metals and fabrication of titanium, plastics, and other metals. Perryman Company is headquartered in Houston, Pennsylvania. Company offices are located in Philadelphia, Warsaw, IN, Los Angeles, London, Zurich, Tokyo and Xi’an.

Martin Pike

Vice President - Commercial ATI Specialty Materials ITA Director

Martin Pike is the Vice President - Commercial for ATI Specialty Materials with responsibilities which include international product management, sales, and long-term agreements with customers. Martin joined ATI in August 2001 and held several positions with increasing responsibility including Titanium Rolled Products, Product Manager and Director of Sales. Prior to joining ATI, Martin worked in manufacturing where he held various commercial positions including Regional Vice-President of Sales. His educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. TITANIUMTODAY


Board of Directors (cont.)

Graham P. Walker Edward A. Sobota

Business Consultant Ametek Specialty Metal Products

Michael Stitzlein

President TSI Titanium

President Tricor Metals

ITA Director

ITA Director Education Committee Co-Chair

ITA Director

TSI, located in Derry, Pennsylvania, is a leading manufacturer of titanium bar products. Sobota began his career in titanium in 1988 as an assistant in TSI’s quality department. He spent extensive time observing hot working operations (rolling and forging) at various mills subcontracted by TSI Titanium. Upon graduating from Pennsylvania State University, with a BS in Metals Science and Engineering in 1994, Sobota joined BethForge (Bethlehem Steel’s large forging division) as an engineer in the technology department. In 1995 Sobota returned to TSI as a process metallurgist. He has held various responsibilities at TSI, mainly focusing on operations. The past decade has seen great expansion for TSI; installation and continual improvements to the rolling facility, extensive upgrading and expansion of the finishing facility and the recent upgrade to TSI’s 1500 ton forging press.

Mr. Stitzlein is President of Tricor Metals, a supplier of titanium mill products, forgings and fabrication of ASME-code equipment for the petrochemical, pharmaceutical, mining, aerospace, and biomedical markets. Tricor is based in Wooster, Ohio, and has operations in Texas, California and Michigan. Stitzlein is a 1973 graduate of The Ohio State University. He earned an MBA at Ashland University, Ashland, OH, in 1989, and one year later purchased Tricor Industrial. The company has a headcount of more than 150 employees and stocks over 1 million pounds of inventory.

Graham P. Walker is currently Vice President, Sales and Marketing at AMETEK Specialty Metal Products. He is a qualified Metallurgist with a BSc from the University of Leeds (UK) and a MBA from Baldwin-Wallace College (OH). Prior to joining Reading Alloys, he spent over twenty years in a variety of roles within the Foseco Group, specializing in product development and technical sales to the foundry and aluminum industries. His life and career include extensive foreign work and travel that provide a valuable international perspective.

Committee Chairs

Safety: Robert G. Lee President, Accushape, Inc.

WiT: Holly Both

Vice President of Marketing Plymouth Engineered Shapes

Industrial Applications Committee: Robert Henson Manager, Business Development VSMPO - Tirus, US

Medical Technology: Stephen Smith

President, Edge Intl/Supra Alloys

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Powder Committee: Brian J. Malloy

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and presentations given at the last ITA Titanium Conference provided a forecast for aerospace additive titanium parts to grow at least 30% annually over the next 5 years. The Titanium Singapore conference taking place just the day before the Singapore Air Show provides a unique chance to gain access to the MRO industry. This opportunity does not exist for the industry in other locations throughout the year. Complimentary transportation also provided on the 11th February for those who wish to attend the Singapore Air Show during their stay. On Monday, 10th of February, representatives from the worldwide titanium industry will present topics on business conditions and trends in the aerospace market, the status of the global supply chain, medical applications for titanium, additive manufacturing and the evolving business dynamics in the titanium scrap market. It’s expected that the presentation

by Richard Aboulafia, the widely quoted vice president of analysis at the Teal Group, the aerospace research group based in Fairfax, VA, will draw considerable attention at the TITANIUM ASIA gathering, in light of the recent grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX jetliner. News coverage of this troubled jet platform has included discussions about how the temporary suspension of 737 MAX production will affect the global supply chain, such as titanium suppliers, distributors and parts manufacturers. According to a brief preview of his talk, titled “Flying Through Chaos,” Aboulafia will provide an overview of all major aircraft market segments, including jetliners, combat aircraft, rotorcraft, and business jets. “We’ll examine the market’s recent history, demand drivers, and macroeconomic and geopolitical factors behind our deliveries forecast for the next decade. We’ll also look at competitive dynamics in each market segment, identifying winner and loser programs.” Henry Seiner, who has served as an executive at Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET) for more than 25 years, will analyze the titanium supply chain in his presentation. Seiner, a former president of the ITA’s board of directors, oversees marketing, product management, purchasing and production planning at TIMET. A familiar speaker at many ITA conferences, Seiner has extensive knowledge of the aerospace market, especially trends for aircraft

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engine production. Stephen Sunderland, a partner at L.E.K. Consulting’s office in Shanghai, will discuss the “Next Wave of Orthopedic Growth” in China. His talk will include insights on the regulatory landscape and the commercial and market dynamics for orthopedics in China. Sunderland has more than 15 years of experience regarding business in China and Europe, advising clients on valuemaximizing growth strategies. A talk by Dr. Tingting Song, a research fellow at the Centre for Additive Manufacturing, School of Engineering, RMIT University, Australia, will explore “Additively Manufactured Titanium Artwork.” She will discuss the design process of titanium artworks additively manufactured by selective laser melting (SLM) and selective electron beam melting (SEBM) processes. Song completed her Ph.D. in materials and manufacturing engineering at RMIT in 2016, focusing on the development of low-cost/high-performance titanium alloys via metal additive manufacturing. “Titanium Scrap Trends Impacts of a Dynamic Market” is the title of the presentation to be given by Nicholas Corby, the alloys titanium product manager for ELG Utica Alloys. According to a preview provided by Corby, the utilization of titanium scrap “has become an increasingly important part of the supply chain. It is recognized as a cost savings in relationship to sponge, viewed as a commitment to ‘green’ initiatives, where recycling has a substantial environmental impact.” “As the aerospace industry matures and becomes more global, scrap flows have moved further away from their historic melting regions,”

Corby continued in his preview. “The impact of this shift in terms of economy can be measured in the cost of returning material to historic scrap melters and increasing pressure for new melters to incorporate higher percentages of scrap in their supply chain. The management of these flows for melters, original equipment manufacturers and processors will has become increasingly difficult and presents one of the most difficult challenges to the titanium scrap industry since its inception.” Michael Marucci, vice president, sales and marketing for powders for Ametek Specialty Metal Products, a division of Ametek Inc., will review the importance of titanium master alloys as a critical material for aerospace, medical, and other industries. However, he will point out that the raw material markets that support the supply chain for titanium metal production are completely dependent on the performance of the steel industry. “While the direction of the titanium and steel industries generally align, they sometimes do not and that can cause either angst or happiness depending on the misalignment,” Marucci stated in his program preview. “So while attention is focused on the market dynamics associated with the titanium industry and its end use applications, an understanding of the drivers and direction of the steel demand are vital in developing plans to ensure adequate supply of critical raw materials.” Marucci will examine markets for key master alloy raw materials and how they tie into their use by the steel industry, and then will share thoughts on the titanium scrap/titanium sponge dynamic and its effect on overall master alloy demand.

Gary Lantzke, the chief executive officer of Callidus Welding Solutions, will discuss “Developments in Titanium Surface Modification.” His presentation will explore the developments in surface modification of titanium and its alloys, including a patented method for the introduction of beta stabilizing elements and their effects on corrosion and erosion. Callidus Welding Solutions is an exotic metals maintenance and fabrication company located in western Australia, dealing exclusively with companies operating in the nickel laterite extraction, gold pressure oxidization, and oil and gas processing industries. Günter Busch, who heads the southeast Asian operations of ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH, will present a program on “Selecting Suitable Melting Processes for Titanium Materials.” Based in Hanau, Germany, ALD Vacuum Technologies supplies equipment and systems for thermal and thermo-chemical treatment of metallic materials in solid and liquid form and equipment for vacuum metallurgy and heat treatment. Eugene Ivanov of Tosoh SMD Inc. will review “Additive Manufacturing of Atomized Ti-1Al-8V-5Fe by Laser Powder Bed Fusion.” As explained in Ivanov’s program preview, the inherent fast cooling rates during laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) of Ti-185 solve the segregation problem during casting operations that has plagued the material since 1960s. “Consequently, the design flexibility of additive manufacturing combined with the high-strength and ductility of the heat-treatable Ti-185 opens doors to many applications in various industries. However, the atomized powder required for additive manufacturing was not commercially TITANIUMTODAY


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available before the current work. To establish the needed data for wider use of the alloy, characterization of the atomized powder will be presented followed by evaluation of the mechanical properties after LPBF in the as-built, heat-treated, and after hot isostatic pressing (HIP) conditions. “Optimization of Heat Treatment for Ti-6Al-4V Produced by WireFed Directed Energy Deposition” is the title of the presentation by Dr. Alexandre Bois-Brochu, a research and development project manager at the Quebec Metallurgy Center (CMQ). “Parts presenting casting defects linked to the surface are usually discarded. The use of wirebased directed energy deposition (DED), allows repairing such parts, which decreases the ratio of rejected parts, therefore increasing production efficiency. This presentation will show that that both powder-fed and wirefed DED can be used efficiently to repair or build Ti-6Al-4V parts. The presentation will cover the capacity cold metal transfer (CMT) to be used to build Ti-6Al-4V efficiently, the influence of heat treatment on Ti-6Al4V parts produced by wire based DED and also the influence of shielding gas on the quality of Ti-6Al-4V deposits produced by CMT.” Deepak Sharma, a doctoral researcher at Coventry University (UK) and Deakin University (Australia), will present a paper on “The Aging Response of Direct Laser Deposited Metastable β-Ti Alloy”. (According to technical information found online—in the Annual Review of Materials Science—metal alloys are produced by equilibrium or quasi-equilibrium methods. The final alloy typically is stable against thermal annealing at operating temperatures and times. However, in some cases, an alloy may be rapidly 12


cooled or quenched to achieve a particular physical property. Such an alloy is considered “metastable” with respect to thermal annealing, and its properties can be lost if the material is heated to a sufficiently high temperature.) Sharma points out that additive manufacturing has drawn interest for the fabrication of titanium alloy parts in the aerospace industry. “This is because of the improved scientific understanding of the methods, and their ability to produce intricate shapes in shorter times with less wastage of material. Ti-5553 (Ti5Al-5V-5Mo-3Cr), a metastable β-Ti Alloy, offers high specific strength and deep hardenability, finding usage in aerospace applications such as landing gear and load-bearing bulkheads. However, due to rapid cooling rates associated with additive manufacturing, the microstructure of the as-deposited Ti-5553 β-Ti Alloy is quite distinct and consists of solely β-Ti Alloy-phase, which does not provide the required material properties.” He will explain that the aging response and the resulting properties of the as-deposited Ti-5553 β-Ti Alloy are not well understood. He will review a study into aging response of Ti-5553 β-Ti Alloy deposited using direct laser deposition (DLD) that has the capability to directly produce complex aerospace parts. “The different post-processing pathways (single and duplex aging) for as-deposited samples were explored to critically understand the influence of heat treatment upon part microstructure and the mechanical properties.” A presentation by Modupeola Dada, a doctoral student at the Department of Chemical, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Tshwane

University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa, will outline the “Effect of Heat Treatment on Titanium-Based High Entropy Alloys for Aerospace Applications.” In her preview, Dada states that aircraft engine parts are required to be wear resistant and corrosion resistant while withstanding extreme atmospheric conditions. “These parts are sometimes expensive to maintain over time; therefore, reducing the cost of maintenance can be achieved by applying laser surface treatments. Laser cladding is the process of fusing different metals to a substrate or base plate surface without melting the substrate and surface coating has been reported to be an effective laser surface treatment.” “However, reports on the effect of heat treatment on the thermodynamic stability of high entropy alloys by laser surface coatings are limited,” she continued. “In this study, a titaniumbased high entropy alloy was prepared by laser cladding for aerospace wearresistant applications. The constituent phases, chemical composition, microhardness and structural morphologies of the coatings on a steel base plate were characterized using XRD, EDS, Vickers Microhardness tester and SEM respectively in the clad state and after annealing at temperatures of 600-1200â—C. The results showed the alloys exhibited grain size refinement after heat treatment with distinctive microstructural features.” She also will discuss the quantifiable correlation between the chemical and phase compositions of the alloys and their respective hardness values. Only a few exhibition kiosks for the conference remain available and preregistration rates expire in January. For more information, please visit www. n

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s the chair of the Association for Metal Additive Manufacturing (AMAM) trade association administered by the Metal Powder Industries Federation, Michael Marucci, vice president, sales and marketing, powders for Ametek Reading Alloys, is well aware that ongoing developments in additive manufacturing technology remains a focus for his company and the titanium industry at large. However, Marucci said Ametek’s traditional

thrust in the titanium powder metal market is on thermal-spray coatings for implantable medical devices, sputtering targets used for high tech industrial coatings and net-shape forming of components via powder metallurgy and other net shape production techniques. Ametek Reading Alloys produces master alloys for titanium alloy production for the aerospace market and titanium powders for

medical and high-tech industrial applications. Ametek Reading Alloys, headquartered in Robensonia, PA, has three production lines including “rotor grade” master alloys for the titanium and super alloy industries; implantable medical grade hydridedehydride (HDH) titanium powders; and gas atomization for production of brazing and technical alloys. Appearing as a panel speaker at the TITANIUM USA 2019 conference in Mobile, AL, Marucci said the company’s product range includes master alloys for titanium and superalloy applications, with grades that include vanadium, molybdenum, niobium, and multicomponent alloys. The product range also includes HDH titanium powders for thermal spray coatings, thin film deposition, solid state compaction, and additive manufacturing, along with titanium powders such as Ti 6Al-4V, commercially pure titanium, and commercially pure titanium sponge powder (both Mg and Na reduced available). The titanium powder morphology associated with the HDH process typically produces powder particles with an irregular, equiaxed morphology that provides adequate powder-flow properties. He said the starting raw material also plays a role with fully dense precursor materials resulting in fully dense powder particles and spongy precursor titanium materials resulting in powder particles with internal porosity. Typical medical applications include spray coatings for orthopedic implants; hip, knee, shoulder and




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elbow joints; rods, bone plates and screws; cardiovascular applications, and dental implants. High-tech industrial applications for the titanium powder HDH process include coatings for electronic

devices. Marucci noted that titanium hydride powder can be readily crushed, milled and screened to achieve the target particle size distribution. The HDH process is generally not a refining process, so Ametek Reading Alloys takes special care to control the quality of raw material used in the HDH process. He said the final powder is very pure “as there is no melting preventing pick up of additional impurities that are easily dissolved by molten titanium.” Marucci pointed out that as the U.S. population ages, manufacturers of medical implant devices will recognize the benefits of strong and lightweight titanium implants are coated with HDH titanium powders. A primary application is for titanium coatings used in cementless total joint replacement devices such as artificial hips, knees, elbows, shoulders and dental implants. This type of titanium powder coating has excellent biocompatibility properties and corrosion resistance, he said. As posted on the company’s website (www. Ametek Reading Alloys is an approved titanium powder supplier for major global orthopedic manufacturers and leading medical plasma coaters. “The hydride-dehydride, irregular particle shape provides a desirable surface morphology in plasmasprayed orthopedic applications. It provides a rough surface that can significantly increase the implant’s surface area, permitting enhanced adhesion and bone ingrowth via a process known as osseointegration, which anchors the implant to give long-lasting results. Titanium coatings are also non-toxic.” 16


Ametek Collaborates with Carnegie Mellon, PITA Ametek Reading Alloys is collaborating with several technical and industrial partners to develop additive manufacturing applications that use HDH titanium powders. Marucci said that the focus is on medical and aerospace applications in line with their track record of supplying master alloy and titanium powders for “mission-critical” applications. The value-added features of Ametek Reading Alloys HDH titanium powders include high purity inherent to the melt free HDH process; an ecofriendly ability to reclaim and recondition spent additive manufacturing build powder; and a proven production process that is industrially scalable to meet the long term end market demand. Reading Alloys has partnered with Professor Anthony Rollet of Carnegie Mellon University’s department of Materials Science with support of the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance (PITA) and the NextManfacturing industry consortium, an alliance formed two years ago in an effort to accelerate commercialization of titanium based additive manufacturing. The first set of collaborative testing has shown that the non-spherical Ametek Reading Alloys’ Ti-6Al-4V Grade 5 has “spreadability” properties suitable for printing using electron beam additive manufacturing using an ARCAM S-12 with minor modifications. Optimization of the both the powder and printing parameters is ongoing and parallel collaborations with industrial partners are underway. A second collaborative effort with the same alliance has shown that the same type of powder can be adapted for laser powder bed printing using on the widely deployed EOS M-290 additive manufacturing platform. This work will continue in parallel to customer specific programs for the foreseeable future. EOS GmbH based in Krailing, Germany, is a leading producer of additive manufacturing equipment and systems. Ametek Reading Alloys is part of Ametek Specialty Metal Products division that serves the aerospace, medical, nuclear, electronics and automotive industries with advanced metallic materials including a variety of metal powders, specialty tubing, and high precision metal strip products.

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Quebec Metallurgy Center Shares Its Research on Repair Of Ti-6Al-4V Cast Parts via Directed Energy Deposition Editor’s note: Alexandre Bois-Brochu, Eng., Ph.D., research and development project manager, additive manufacturing, Quebec Metallurgy Center, as a speaker at TITANIUM USA 2019, held last September in Mobile, Alabama, gave a presentation on the “State of Wire Fed and Powder Fed DED on Ti-6Al-4V Repair.” The following article, penned by Bois-Brochu and his colleagues N. Dion, J.N. Rousseau, G. Marin, provides additional details on this topic. During his presentation Bois-Brochu gave an overview on Directed Energy Deposition (DED) additive manufacturing, describing it as having a high-energy source (Laser, EB, arc plasma); using powder or wire feedstock; multiple crucial parameters; limited geometry due to lack of support structure; and multiple powder feeders. He explained that the objective of the Quebec Metallurgy Center was to demonstrate the capability of DED and cold metal transfer (CMT) to repair Ti-6Al-4V parts as an alternative to welding.


arts presenting casting defects linked to the surface are usually discarded. The use of powder based directed energy deposition (DED), allows repairing such parts, which decreases the ratio of rejected parts, therefore increasing production efficiency. It was shown in a previous study that DED can be used to produce high-quality repair of cast parts. This article will demonstrate the optimization of resulting mechanical properties through heat treatment. Directed energy deposition using powder projected into a laser beam can rebuild surfaces with precision while limiting the distortion as opposed to repairs produced using traditional welding. Furthermore, it can produce full parts with sound microstructure and high mechanical properties. However, standard heat treatment is designed for wrought parts or not optimized for 3D-printed DED produced parts. For this reason, specimens were printed using DED in order to optimize mechanical properties as a function of heat treatment. Both Grade 5 and Grade 23 Ti-6Al-4V powders were used for this optimization. Following



production, the specimens were submitted to multiple heat treatments in accordance with AMS 4999 and AMS 2801. The objective was to select existing heat treatment conditions, which would allow quick implementation in production of Ti-6Al-4V parts. The specimens were inspected by radiography and ultrasonic testing and the results show that they were conform to standards. The microstructure was evaluated throughout as a function of the heat treatment to better understand the effect on mechanical properties. The resulting mechanical properties were shown to be higher than the requirements for wrought, cast parts and parts produced by DED. This project was accomplished in partnership with Fluoroseal Valves in order to develop repair technologies for titanium cast valves. Parts presenting casting defects linked to the surface are usually discarded. However, costs associated with rejecting an investment cast Ti6Al-4V part can be quite high and therefore, it can be profitable to repair the part instead of discarding it.

Welding is often used for such purposes. However, in some cases, it is not suitable. Due to the high heat input of welding processes, distortion can be significant on smaller parts. Furthermore, since the heat effect such as thermal stress and heat affected zone will have a longer range of effect with welding, there are higher risks of cracking of the alpha case away from the repair. Therefore, lower heat input additive manufacturing processes such as laser based powder fed directed energy deposition (DED, PFDED or powder fed DED) will be very interesting for high-quality repairs with a very small effect on distortion. The objective of this project was thus to demonstrate the capability of a powder fed DED process for repair of Ti-6Al-4V parts and optimize the heat treatment in order to maximise mechanical properties, using heat treatment procedures within existing standard, as to facilitate its adoption. Methodology The part used in the project was a 1-inch bonnet or fugitive emissions covers (Fig.1). This specific part presented porosity roughly 5 mm


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below the surface. To produce a sound repair, the surface was machined down in order to remove fully the defects and then rebuilt with powder fed DED using Grade 23 Ti6Al-4V powder (Fig.2)

Figure 3: LENS 450 XL from Optomec Table 1: Process parameters used to repair the 1-inch bonnet

Figure 1: 1-inch bonnet before repair

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Layer thickness

0. 46 mm (0.018’’)

Hatch spacing

0. 61 mm (0.024’’)

In order to evaluate mechanical properties and to optimize the heat treatment procedure, batches of five horizontal tensile specimens with 140 mm in length, 13.5 mm in width and 6.4 mm in thickness were produced. It is important to note that multiple heat treatment were investigated and therefore a great number of specimens were produced.

Figure 2: 1-inch bonnet repaired by powder fed DED

The DED system used to repair the bonnet was a LENS 450XL from Optomec using an argon atmosphere below 100 ppm of oxygen, as presented in Figure 3. With this DED system, the powder is projected into a laser beam with a 600 µm spot size. The powder is melted as it reaches the substrate and the repair is produced layer by layer. For this repair and the following samples being discussed below, the parameters presented in Table 1 were used. Build orientation were changed for each layer with a resulting build strategy of 45°, 90°and 135°.



While the part was produced out of a Grade 23 powder, tensile specimens were produced using both Ti-6Al-4V Grade 5 and Grade 23 powders with their respective compositions presented in Table 2. Both powders were supplied and sieved within the 45 to 150 µm range. Even though the part is produced out of Grade 5 alloys, the Grade 23 powder was used for the repair. This idea came from the apprehension of oxygen pickup when using powder fed DED. However, as was demonstrated in a separate study on the subject, both Grade 23 and Grade 5 powders used showed no significant pickup in oxygen, either in the recycled powders or the printed parts (Table 3) [1]. It is important to note that the AMS 4999A REV.A standard on titanium alloy direct deposited products – 6Al-4V – annealing requires the use of powder with a minimum of 1400 ppm of oxygen, hence requiring a Grade 5. As was shown in our study, the use of the usual heat treatment in the standard results in mechanical properties is too low with Grade 23.


Quebec Metallurgy Center Shares Its Research (continued) Table 2: Chemical composition of Ti-6Al-4V powders used for the repair and the tensile specimens production Powder Grade %wt











0.195 0.007 0.135 0.012





0.124 0.011 0.073 0.011


Table 3: Oxygen content in Grade 23 and Grade 5 powder, before and after printing, adapted from [1] Max. allowed [2]

Supplier Analyzed in this study analysis



Powder Powder Printed parts













Powder Grade

[1] Jean Nicolas Rousseau, Alexandre Bois-Brochu, Carl Blais, Effect of oxygen content in new and reused powder on microstructural

and mechanical properties of Ti6Al4V parts produced by directed energy deposition, additive manufacturing, Volume 23, 2018, Pages 197-205, ISSN 2214-8604 [2] ASTM International, B265 Standard Specification for titanium and titanium alloy strip, sheet, and plate, (1999).

Based on the AMS 4999A standard, the repaired part was first stress relief relieved at 593°C during two hours, following by a hot isostatic pressing (HIP) treatment of 900°C and 100 MPa during two hours and an anneal at 915°C for two hours followed by an quench in argon. The final heat treatments selected were HIP from standard AMS 4999A and HIP (4999A) and anneal from standard AMS 2801B (heat treatment of titanium alloy parts. In these cases, the HIP was performed at 900°C and 100 MPa during two hours and the Anneal was performed at 704°C during two hours followed by furnace cooling.

Results Following the heat treatment, the fully dense repair (30 HRC) and the interface (33 HRC) presented hardness similar to the hardness of the cast part (31 HRC). The maximum hardness allowed by the ASTM standard B367 is of 39 HRC, indicating the final repaired part fully respected the requirements of the standard. The microstructure of the repair is presented in Figure 4.

Figure 4: Microstructure of the Repaired Part

The mechanical properties are presented in Figures 5 and 6 on the following page. When using the complete heat treatment process suggested by the AMS 4999a on Grade 23 produced samples, the yield strength is below the requirement from ASTM B367 standard and while the average meets the requirement, not all samples presented



mechanical properties above the requirement from the AMS 4999a standard. In consequence, a removal of the anneal heat treatment following the HIP or the use of an anneal heat treatment at a lower temperature, 704°C instead of 915°C, is suggested. These two heat treatments results in mechanical properties well above the requirements from both standards, for both the Grade 23 and Grade 5. Therefore, these heat treatment procedures can be applied without consideration of the oxygen concentration, within the allowed range of course, in the alloy and the requirements should still be met. With Grade 5, UTS above 1010 MP are obtained, which is a significant improvement when compared to the requirements of 895 and 889 MPa. For both the Grade 23 and Grade 5, the elongations with both heat treatments are above 15 percent, with a requirement of only 6 percent.

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1200 20 1000

σ (MPa)



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847 947 16,5

HIP + Anneal Gr.23 - AMS 4999A 800 910 18,9

HIP + Anneal Gr.23 - AMS 2801B 872 953 16,6

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825 895 6

799 889 6

HIP (AMS 4999a): Grade 23 YS: 847 MPa, UTS 947 MPa, El. 16.5 percent;

Figure 5: Mechanical Properties of Ti-6Al-4V Grade 23 Produced by DED as a Function of Heat Treatment 1400


HIP (AMS 4999a) + Anneal (AMS 2801B): Grade 5 YS: 940 MPa, UTS 1022 MPa, El. 16.4 percent;

1000 15


El. (%) 600

HIP (AMS 4999a): Grade 5 YS: 928 MPa, UTS 1015 MPa, El. 15.percent; HIP (AMS 4999a) + Anneal (AMS 2801B): Grade 23 YS: 872 MPa, UTS 953 MPa, El. 16.6 percent;



σ (MPa)

The project by the Quebec Metallurgy Center has demonstrated that powder fed DED can produce sound repair of Ti-6Al-4V parts with low heat input and therefore, almost no distortion. Furthermore, with an optimisation of the heat treatment procedure, mechanical properties well above the requirements from ASTM B367 and AMS 4999a can be obtained for both Grade 23 and Grade 5:



AMS 4999a requirements: YS: 799 MPa, UTS 889 MPa, El. 6 percent;

5 200 0 HIP - Gr.5 - AMS 4999A YS UTS El. (%)

928 1015 15,9

HIP + Anneal Gr.5 - AMS 4999A 868 975 18,6

HIP + Anneal Gr.5 - AMS 2801B 940 1022 16,4

0 ASTM B367

AMS 4999A

825 895 6

799 889 6

Figure 6: Mechanical Properties of Ti-6Al-4V Grade 5 Produced by DED as a Function of Heat Treatment

About the Author: Dr. Alexandre Bois-Brochu has been working at the Quebec Metallurgy Center (CMQ) as a research and development project manager since 2012. He is in charge of CMQ’s research in additive manufacturing, which includes Direct Energy Deposition (DED) with the LENS 450XL from Optomec and AMBIT S7 Hybrid DED system from Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies, Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) with the SonicLayer 4000 from Fabrisonic and Binder Jetting with the M-Flex system from ExOne. Quebec Metallurgy Center (CMQ; Centre de Métallurgie du Québec; website: is a research center integrated, since its creation in 1985, to the Cégep de Trois-Rivières. CMQ aims to support the technological development of metallurgical manufacturing companies in Quebec and Canada. CMQ is a leading player in the metallurgical sector, particularly in advanced materials. CMQ offers services to more than 200 companies annually. Its mission is to support the metallurgical industry competitiveness through research and technological development in a collaborative approach with private and public partners while supporting college technical training and knowledge transfer in companies. n





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Additive is ramping up a 40,000-square-foot facility in Burgettstown, PA, (a suburb of Pittsburgh) for the production of its “sustainable” titanium powder metal designed for additive manufacturing. Frank T. Roberts Jr., group president, said the plant will initiate titanium powder production by the third quarter of 2020 and will have an annual output of more than 100 tons of Frank Roberts Ti-6Al-V4 powder produced via 6K’s ultrahigh-temperature UniMelt® process technology. Roberts explained that 6K Additive’s UniMelt® process technology for producing titanium powder begins by sourcing titanium turnings from metalworking operations, titanium scrap, off-spec powders, and “unused” additive manufacturing powders. This is the “sustainable” aspect of the product. 6K then uses a proprietary mechanical milling sizing system on the accumulated, mixed titanium material. The milled particulate is fed into a column of microwavesuperheated plasma, which reaches a temperature of 6000 degrees Kelvin (10340 degrees Fahrenheit). The titanium material instantly melts then solidifies to form “perfect” spherical powder morphology with no porosity, he said. The UniMelt® process creates a



consistent, high-quality titanium powder that serves as a premium material for additive manufacturing part production, according to Roberts. He acknowledged information provided in a Nov. 4 company press release, which stated that “due to the high uniformity of the microwave plasma, 6K has the ability to produce powders that exceed competitive technologies, providing high sphericity (the measure of how closely the shape of an object resembles that of a perfect sphere), zero porosity, elimination of satellites, and high flowability and tap density.” He said that the UniMelt® process virtually eliminates titanium powder inconsistencies created by the impact of traditional high-impact gas atomization powder production.

According to information posted on its website (, 6K’s UniMelt® process is described as “a continuous flow operation, a single step from start to finish, in less than two seconds. 6K pushes past what is possible with conventional chemistry by exploiting the physics of plasma chemistry. A combination of high heat, highly reactive ions, and designed chemistries create the perfect environment to collapse processes into previously unattainable periods of time. The ability to precisely synthesize and tailor an unlimited spectrum of oxides, nitrides, metals and alloys derives from the ability to control all aspects of the plasma process flow. Microwave-engineered plasma provides a thermal production zone of extreme uniformity, guaranteeing every particle sees the same thermal kinetics and the same process history.” The company officially unveiled its technology and products at the FormNext conference, which was held Nov. 19-22, 2019, in Frankfurt, Germany. Roberts predicted that 6K’s efforts as a supplier of powder metal will prove to be a “disruptive technology” for the titanium industry, given the process technology’s promised capabilities as a “sustainable,” comprehensive system—using metal scrap that’s converted into a consistent, highquality product to enhance additive manufacturing. (A “disruptive technology” is defined as an industrial convergence driven by major technology innovations and caused by the inevitable march of commoditization.)

6K Additive (continued)

While 6K’s initial focus is on Ti-6Al-V4 powder, Roberts said the UniMelt® process technology has the flexibility to create various combinations of titanium powder metal alloys. In addition to the target application of additive manufacturing, he said UniMelt® spherical powders also can be used for coatings, metal injection molding and various near-net-shape forming methods for part production. Roberts noted that even though 100 tons of Ti-6Al-V4 powder is a sizable quantity for the titanium industry, the Burgettstown plant will have the capability to quickly double that output level based on customer demand. Along with titanium, the Burgettstown installation also will

have the ability produce aluminum, nickel alloy and stainless steel metal powders. He said 6K will serve as its own distributor of UniMelt® powders, which will sold on the global market. 6K previously was known as Amastan Technologies. The Nov. 4 press release said the company’s rebranding (from Amastan Technologies to 6K) is “the latest in a series of strategic initiatives that reflect the company’s growth over the last year, including the series B-2 funding of $11 million and the acquisition of AL Solutions (now 6K Additive), which was finalized in April 2019. Roberts served as the chief executive of AL Solutions. Additive manufacturing has been

the buzz of the international titanium industry for several years. However, many industry observers acknowledge that additive manufacturing still a considerable amount of “gravity” to overcome before it achieves its potential as a technology that can deliver consistent industrial part production on a commercial scale. Aaron Bent, the 6K chief executive officer, quoted in the Nov. 4 company press release, seemed to concur with this assessment. “If the additive industry is to succeed in expanding to a far greater number of parts and market applications, powder production technology has to advance to provide a far stronger business case. Part of enabling that expansion will come from a lower total cost structure and higher performance powders, both of which are possible with 6K’s process. But we need to go beyond that, to powders and business models that consider the full production cycle cost of building additive manufactured parts.” Bent continued by saying that 6K’s ability to utilize “almost any type of metal, alloy, or ceramic feedstock into premium powders puts a powerful tool into the hands of the additive manufacturing designer. Furthermore, we can create new additive manufacturing powders previously not possible: powders engineered from non-eutectic alloys such as high-entropy alloys, or designer aluminum alloys capable of printing in powder bed fusion systems.” 6K Additive is based in New Cumberland, WV, while the parent company, 6K Inc. plans to relocate its headquarters to Burgettstown from North Andover, MA, during the first quarter of 2020. n



ADMA Products Designs Titanium Hydride Powders To Suit Needs of Proprietary Industrial Applications


Advantages of ADMA TiH2 Powder Production Process Over Conventional Technology

r. Mykhailo Matviychuk, chief metallurgist, ADMA Products Inc., as a speaker at TITANIUM USA 2019 held last September in Mobile, AL, reviewed “Innovative Powder Metallurgy Processes for Manufacturing Titanium Alloy Components for Critical Applications.” Matviychuk discussed ADMA’s process for manufacturing of titanium hydride (TiH2) powder and the advantages of manufacturing of titanium components for critical applications from hydrogenated titanium powder.

 Use of hydrogen considerably reduces reduction time and vacuum distillation time (as compared to the conventional Kroll Process)

 increases furnace output, reduces electric power consumption  lower labor input  lower production costs  reduces titanium loss Use of hydrogen considerably reduces reduction time

Use of hydrogen considerably reduces vacuum distillation time

In a separate interview, Matviychuk explained that ADMA produces lowcost titanium alloy components from TiH2 powder. However, he said the powder is for ADMA’s internal use only and not for sale. TiH2 powder has irregular shape and ADMA tailors the chemistry and particle size distribution based on the final titanium alloy metallographic and property requirements. “ADMA is fully integrated producer of titanium alloy components.” When asked to provide details of these internal production operations or specific application areas for the TiH2 powders, Dr. Vladimir S. Moxson, ADMA’s chief

Non-Kroll Process (U.S. Patent Application No. 12/655,937) [H2] MgCl2






Hydrogenated Ti sponge  (Non‐Koll  process)

TiCl4 + [H2]+ Mg  TiHx + MgCl2

Ti + H2 = TiH2

Vacuum distillation & Hydrogenation Hydrogenated titanium powders are produced in two basic stages: Mg + H2 Reduction

1. Titanium tetrachloride reduction with magnesium and hydrogen; • hydrogen intensifies the reduction process and makes it shorter; • Hydrogen increases magnesium utilization • Hydrogen increases efficiency of vacuum distillation process 2.

titanium sponge hydrogenation;




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Use of hydrogen considerably simplify the comminution process (boring, shearing, crushing)

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operating officer, said that ADMA is restricted, through proprietary agreements with customers. During his presentation at TITANIUM USA Matviychuk did offer information on ADMA’s patented titanium powder production technology. “Extensive review of various routes of titanium powder production indicates that magnesium-hydrogen reduction followed by hydrogenation may be the most cost effective approach to produce the high-quality titanium powder and parts from it,” Matviychuk said. “The powder production technology developed by ADMA is based on breaking up the ductile titanium sponge mass upon its saturation with hydrogen, and converting it into extremely brittle titanium hydride powder (TiH2).” In a bullet point format, he spelled out ADMA’s view on the advantages of TiH2 powder production process compared with conventional titanium powder metal technologies: • Use of hydrogen reduces reduction time and increases Mg utilization • Use of hydrogen can shorten the time for removal of MgCl2 by vacuum distillation process by 80 percent • Use of hydrogen completely eliminates the comminution process (cutting, boring, shearing,

ADMA Products (continued)

Advantages of Titanium Hydride Powder Lower cost Lower flammability Higher resistance to oxidation Lower impurity content (Cl, O, Mg, C) in sintered products

Activated surface due to removing of surface oxides

crushing) of titanium sponge block ADMA Products, Inc. Copyright ©2011 • TiH2 sponge mass can be ground to powder in same retort, transported and packed under argon or vacuum.

Appropriations Act to begin production of hydrogenated titanium powder in the United States. Moxson, along with several other authors, penned a technical article, stating that “as our armed forces face increasingly lethal threats, the military value of titanium as an armor material has increased. Titanium alloys possess the unique combination of high strength, low density and good corrosion resistance. The light weight, durability, fuel savings, longer life cycle, and lower net operating costs of titanium military armor is not only attractive but a necessity. However, the cost of titanium and titanium products produced by conventional ingot metallurgy technology is substantially higher than the cost of steel or aluminum. High ingot process cost has therefore limited the use of titanium in all but the most critical military applications.”

According to information in the technical paper, the hydrogenated titanium solid state powder metallurgy consolidation process (such as cold-isostatic pressing for producing dense, near-net shape parts or preforms) addresses many of the cost concerns. “The hydrogenated titanium powder metallurgy process offers excellent mechanical and chemical properties that meet or exceed those of ingot based products and does so at a fraction Moxson, in a follow-up interview, pointed out that of ingot product cost. By manufacturing near-net shape while hydrogen is known to have a negative effect on titanium alloy components in a short time frame, from properties of titanium alloys, ADMA’s finished titanium an efficient powder production process that eliminates alloys contain no hydrogen. “There is no hydrogen in many traditional process steps (including the need to titanium alloys produced by ADMA from hydrogenated melt titanium), and which requires no melting in the titanium powder.” making of finished As indicate Hydrogenated Ti Powder Production components from above, while the the powder (room ADMA received $1.4M Congressional award under the 2009 Defense ADMA executives temperature Appropriations Act to begin production of hydrogenated titanium powder cited proprietary in the USA. solid state issues regarding consolidation), applications tremendous cost for their TiH2 savings have been powders, Moxson achieved.” did provide Moxson information from and his fellow publically released authors wrote presentations. that ADMA’s For example, Lab-scale unit for hydrogenated Ti powder production TiH2 powders at ADMA Products, Inc. he noted that Material Fraction of total mass of specified impurities, % used to create ADMA received Fe N C O H Ti parts in solid state $1.4-million 0.03 – 0.16 0.030 0.010 0.063* 3.80-3.85 Bal ADMA TiH2 powder manufacturing congressional ASTM B348 Grade 2 0.300 0.030 0.080 0.250 0.015 Bal processes “holds award under the * Average from 11 production runs great potential 2009 Defense He added that employment of TiH2 instead of titanium powder allows attainment of 99-percent density and mechanical properties equivalent to those of ingot materials with most cost-effective room temperature compaction and sinter approach, without additional hot temperature post processing.

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ADMA Products (continued)

for military applications in which weight savings without loss of ballistic performance is a must. ADMA has developed innovative powder production and solid state consolidation processes to manufacture near full density (over 99-percent of theoretical density) powder metallurgy titanium alloys with extremely low interstitial content. The chemistries and mechanical properties of the alloys produced by ADMA’s patented hydrogenated titanium process meet ballistic requirements. The low interstitial content and negligible level of impurities result in ADMA TiH2 powder metal alloys that can be effectively and easily welded.” Separately, a 2018 online technical article (www. by three authors (Dr. Bhupendra Sharma, Dr. Kei Ameyama, and Dr. Kei Ameyama) and published by MDPI, Basel, Switzerland, underlined the advantages of TiH2 powder as a precursor of titanium, due to significantly lower cost of titanium hydride powder as compared to that of the pure titanium powder. “Moreover, the use of extremely brittle TiH2 powder, instead of highly ductile pure titanium powder, can overcome the sticking/agglomeration issues as well as contamination-related issues by avoiding process



control agents (PCAs) in the mechanical milling process,” the authors stated. “As a result, a uniform distribution of elemental powders with an almost complete powder yield can be ensured even a long time after mechanical alloying.” Various properties, such as grain refinement, improvement in superplastic forming and reduction in the flow stress, can be improved through temporary hydrogen alloying, according to the authors. “The ultrafine-grained titanium alloys are reported to exhibit superior properties, such as higher wear resistance and increased cell adhesion, as compared to their coarsegrained counterparts, owing to their high surface energy at the grain boundaries.” The article did say that negative effects of hydrogen on the mechanical properties of titanium alloys manifest themselves in an embrittlement and decrease in ductility, including with cracking, due to hydride formation. “The influence of hydrogen on the properties of titanium alloys is a complex phenomenon, which depends on several factors, such as the content of hydrogen in the materials and volume fraction of the relevant phase.” n

Coogee Titanium Pty Ltd. is completing construction of its MeltFree© continuous titanium alloy powder production facility outside Perth, Australia.


he 200-metric ton fluidized bed reactor is being commissioned. Low-oxygen magnesium powder, used to reduce TiCl4, AlCl3, and VCl4 in a Kroll-like reaction, will be atomized on-site. The Mg atomizer is built and being commissioned.

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Commercial production of Ti 6Al-4V and 6Al-4V ELI (extra-low interstitials) powder is planned to begin in the back end of 2020. Industrial applications include powder bed, DED (direct energy deposition), and cold spray additive manufacturing technologies, MIM (metal injection molding), HIP (hot isostatic pressing), and CIP (cold isostatic pressing).

Art Kracke, the president of AAK Consulting L.L.C., described Coogee’s technology as a “continuous MeltFree© chemical process, meaning that powder is produced directly from liquid chlorides, unlike the predominant atomization processes for titanium alloys which start with titanium bar or wire. The bar and wire processes begin with a 36-inch diameter ingot before being forged, then rolled, and in the case of wire, cold drawn.”

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a shareholder. Based in Charlotte, NC, Kracke has direct knowledge of the Coogee Titanium operations having served as their consultant after a 35-year career as an executive in a corporation who is a major player in the titanium industry. Interviewed in early November 2019, Kracke underlined the importance and potential for titanium powder metal and advanced manufacturing technologies. Benefits include: • the ability to lower the overall cost of titanium products for a variety of industrial applications, • enhanced part performance using the design freedom offered by additive manufacturing, • the capability to exploit weight reduction, • and consolidate parts into a component with improved performance, lighter weight and lower cost. Coogee Titanium’s MeltFree© powder will play an important role towards achieving these advantages, according to Kracke. He said the promise for titanium powder to significantly reduce costs is best illustrated for the production of aerospace components. Manufacturers typically buy 7 to 8 pounds of titanium mill products for every pound of titanium that flies on an aircraft. Additively manufactured parts from powder have the potential to lower the buy:fly ratio to around 2:1 and additively manufactured parts from wire to an estimated 3 to 4:1. As indicated by the presentations seen at the TITANIUM conferences sponsored and organized

The Impact of Additive Manufacturing on the Titanium Industry The titanium additive manufacturing sector is taking shape, defined along the lines of the material used in the production process: titanium wire used for big parts and titanium powders used for smaller parts. For wire-fed additive manufacturing, a well-known example is Norsk Titanium utilizing its Rapid Plasma Deposition™ (RPD™) wire-fed process to produce near-net-shape titanium parts for the Boeing 787 at Norsk’s production facilities in Hønefoss, Norway, and Plattsburgh, NY. Examples of smaller parts would be implantable medical components. As mentioned in the feature above, additive manufacturing and the related technologies for powder production can have a major impact for the titanium 38


by the International Titanium Association, additive manufacturing continues to garner interest in the titanium industry. Kracke said the use of titanium powder metal and additive manufacturing technology remains on an upward trajectory and cited several successful applications that have been commercialized during the last 10 years. They include: • numerous biomedical implants such as joint, bone, and extremity replacements and trauma systems; • aerospace housings, ports, actuators, links, latches, brackets, propellant tanks, and (perhaps the most recent) a TiAl LPT blade; and • select automotive components for limited production, exotic, high-performance, and motorsport. “Additive manufacturing technology keeps getting broader and deeper,” he said, noting that equipment and process technologies, along with developments in powder technology, continues to move at a rapid rate. He acknowledged that additive manufacturing for aerospace is proceeding slowly but steadily, mainly due to the necessary “headwinds” that come from approvals including those from the FAA. He also said that, when engineers and part designers choose parts to transition to additive manufacturing, “they should choose wisely, where additive manufacturing’s design freedom can impact the performance of the part and of the entire system. This type of innovation will drive the growth of the additive manufacturing and powder industries.” n

industry—namely to reduce the overall cost and improve the performance of titanium components. Kracke cited three important potential impact areas for the titanium industry: the ability to replace mill products; erosion of billet consumption; and new applications. The design flexibility of additive manufacturing can also open doors to new global markets for titanium. He shared a report he recently penned titled “Impact of Additive Manufacturing on the Titanium Industry.” “Last year (2018) we reported on a projection that the demand for titanium powder for advance manufacturing applications is at an inflection point. The consumption of titanium alloy powder would grow at a rapid rate for an extended period of time. The drivers are the advanced manufacturing technologies, additive manufacturing and MIM (metal injection molding), and the lower cost of titanium alloy powder facilitated by melt free emerging technologies for producing titanium powder.”

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Defining this “inflection point,” Kracke said key factors are emerging in the titanium industry, such as improved titanium powder-making techniques which increase the yield of powder suitable for AM, the ability to design original alloys, and new additive manufacturing equipment, that is more productive and repeatable, facilitating serial production. Kracke also reiterated an observation he made during a 2018 interview: “It’s important to remember that additive manufacturing is many technologies, not one thing. Additive manufacturing is an industry, not a single process.” The primary additive manufacturing techniques for titanium and titanium alloys: powder bed using an electron beam or lasers as the energy source; powder DED (directed energy deposition) using lasers or plasma as the energy source: wire DED using plasma or electron beam as the energy source. The primary technologies for creating titanium powder metal: plasma atomized from wire; induction melted, gas atomized

from bar; gas atomized from molten metal; and the MeltFree(c)chemical technology, soon to be unveiled on a commercial scale by Coogee Titanium. “Additive manufacturing is projected to be a $35-billion industry in five years, according to the Wohlers Report 2019,” he said “Titanium and titanium alloys have properties desired for many market and applications. The benefits of using titanium, coupled with the efficiencies and improved part performance achievable using additive manufacturing techniques, will drive increased demand for titanium alloy powder and wire for years to come.” Wohlers Associates Inc. (https://wohlersassociates. com), an independent consulting firm based Fort Collins, CO, publishes Wohlers Report, which provides a worldwide review and analysis of additive manufacturing and 3D printing business sectors. The 2019 edition marks the 24th consecutive year of publication. n TITANIUMTODAY


New Duty Drawback Regime Greatly Benefits Titanium Industry


he Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act of 2016 (known by its acronym TFTEA) profoundly altered the tariff mitigation strategy commonly referred to as duty drawback refunds. The amendment of the Tariff Act represented the culmination of a nearly 12year collaboration between the Trade Community and Customs and Border Protection in an effort to simplify the drawback program. The Duty Drawback Law allows for the refund of Customs duties on imported merchandise that is exported from the US either in the same form or following a manufacture process. And yes, Section 301 Tariffs assessed on imported titanium products from China are eligible for refund via this program. Any Extensive changes to any legal, and by extension, regulatory structure results in distinct set of “winners” and “losers” – in other words, certain industries or drawback claimants benefited more from the TFTEA changes than others. Without a doubt, the Titanium industry falls into the TFTEA “winner” category, but to understand why, an explanation of the new drawback regime is required. Matching Methods: Direct Identification VS. Substitution The primary rule change that benefited most drawback claimants, and particularly the Titanium industry, relates to the drawback concept of substitution. The substitution provision of the drawback regulations allows for the matching exports to imports that are similar, but not identical. This method is available for products exported in the same condition or those that undergo a production process. The alternative to the substitution method requires directly matching an export to its corresponding import via lot number or serial number tracing (known as the direct identification methodology). In the titanium industry specifically, the heat number serves as a unique identifier that would allow traceability of the titanium from import to eventual exportation for those that need to file under this method. Whenever possible, drawback claimants should take advantage of the substitution method of matching as it allows for much more flexibility and less administrative effort in that a titanium claimant would not need to trace 40


heat numbers through inventory. Old Substitution Rules VS. the New Standards The new drawback law substantially liberalized the substitution rules to allow more flexibility when matching import and export activity for drawback purposes. Under the previous drawback rules, the imported and exported merchandise needed to share the same material code and/or product specifications. Under the new rules, the import and the export need only share the same tariff classification number at either the 8th or the 10th digit. Using imported and exported beer as an example, under the previous regime one would need to match on the basis of brand for brand – imported Molson from Canada matched with exported Molson. Under the new standard, a beer distributor could export Sam Adams to Europe and match against imported Molson because both beers fall under the same 8-digit harmonized tariff classification. Previous Titanium Drawback Substitution Rules: Historically, a titanium drawback claimant would need to match imports/exports according to the chemical specification, essentially on a grade for grade basis. In the case of titanium alloy Ti 6AL-4V, both the imported and exported material would need meet the same specification. In a substitution manufacturing drawback scenario, the raw material that entered a production process (Ex. titanium billet used to produce bar stock) would need to meet the same chemical specification as the imported duty paid titanium. One could not export a bar produced from Ti 6AL-4V and use it to claim drawback against an imported ingot of commercially pure titanium because the two materials were not considered of the same kind and quality under the previous rules. Titanium New Drawback Rules: HTS level substitution under the new drawback regulations is a game changer that will result in a potentially significant increase in refunds to the Titanium industry. Let’s review some specific examples of classifications for titanium products in order to understand how the industry benefited from the liberalization of the substitution provisions:

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HTS 8108.20.00 listed above for unwrought titanium includes titanium sponge, powders and ingots. There is no distinction between physical form at the 8th digit, only at the 10th, which means that titanium powder is interchangeable, or substitutable, with ingot regardless of the chemical specification. Another example to make the point - an export of titanium alloy in ingot form can be matched against an import of commercially pure titanium sponge. The one caveat would be that drawback claimant is only eligible for a drawback refund on the lesser of the two values (import vs. export) so, in the example cited, the 15% drawback refund of duty would be assessed upon the price of the lower grade/valued product.

HTS 8108.90.30 includes articles made of titanium such as castings. All articles that fall under this HTS would be considered interchangeable regardless of chemical composition or grade.

HTS 8108.90.60 provides a perfect example of the only other significant restriction on HTS level drawback substitution. The HTS 8108.90.60 begins with the description of “Other” which is a catch all basket classification, in this case for “other” articles of titanium. For “Other” classifications at the 8th digit, the drawback claimant must drill down to the 10th digit. In this example, all articles falling under 8101.90.60 includes blooms, sheet bars and slabs. A drawback claim for this classification can match import and exports of these three forms, once again, without regard for the grade or chemical specification. First Step in the Process, Conduct an Assessment: As the saying goes, a company must first determine if the “juice is worth the squeeze.” In other words, is there enough recovery potential on the table to justify establishing a drawback program? To answer this question, a company must analyze its import/export activity for the past 5 years in order to estimate the total potential refund, as the new regulations allow for a 5 year look back period! n




Conference Speakers Offer Insights On Aerospace, Global Industrial Markets, Demand and Supply


he International Titanium Association (ITA) hosted the TITANIUM USA 2019, the 35th annual conference and exhibition Sept. 22–25 at the SMG Mobile Convention Center in Mobile, AL, an event that drew 830 titanium industry executives, experts and stake holders, metallurgists, sales representatives, original equipment manufacturers, researchers, distributors, designers and engineers from around the world.

which recounted his experience and his remarkable rescue. Phillips became the center of an extraordinary international drama when he was captured by Somali pirates.

In addition to two distinguished guest speakers from Boeing and Airbus providing outlook information on the aerospace industry, and speaker panels that offered insights and forecasts on world titanium demand and supply, the forum featured experts and executives on titanium’s potential applications for the anti (“AnTi) corrosion segment of global industrial markets.

Outlook for Aerospace

During the conference proceedings, the ITA honored George L. Durfee, a metallurgist who built his career around pioneering applied research projects for the titanium industry at forging company Wyman-Gordon Co., as the recipient of the 2019 “Lifetime Achievement Award,” and Horie Corp., a producer and designer of an array of titanium consumer products and grand outdoor monuments, as the recipient of the “Titanium Application Development” award. Katie Mehnert, the founder and chief executive officer of Pink Petro, was the special guest speaker for the Women in Titanium (WiT) “Professional Development Day” session at TITANIUM USA. Mehnert is a proponent for women being hired and promoted in the oil and gas industry. She provides information on her activities and programs on her website ( Captain Richard Phillips, as the special guest speaker for the event, discussed his book “A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea,”



A distinguished guest speaker for the gathering, Jeffrey Carpenter, the supply chain strategy director of commodities for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, provided Boeing’s forecast for the global commercial aerospace industry. Carpenter said Boeing’s market outlook (global market opportunities in the next 10 years) will be $8.7 trillion for the “total served market,” with a 2.9 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR); $3.1 trillion (3.6 percent CAGR with 20,600 units); $2.5 trillion with a 1.2 percent CAGR; and global services at $3.1 trillion CAGR. Carpenter added that Boeing’s combined long-term forecast of global air travel, new airplane demand and commercial services is $16 trillion. Airlines will need 44,000 new planes, valued at $6.8 trillion, between 2019 and 2038, according to Boeing. By far, the largest segment for airplane deliveries would be single-aisle aircraft (74 percent), followed by wide-body jets (19 percent), regional jets (5 percent) and freighters (2 percent). Asia/Pacific will represent 40 percent of demand for new aircraft, followed by North America (21 percent) and Europe (20 percent). Carpenter also outlined Boeing’s vision for a titanium “green loop,” which would encompass the regional markets of North America, Europe, Russia and Asia/

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Pacific (including Australia). Points in the green loop include regionalize the manufacturing of titanium from the mine to product; provide steady supply of sponge, scrap and master alloy as melt stock; preserve material value and lower cost; reduce environmental impact; capture “closed loop” value of cost-effective recycled material. Laurent Jara, vice president, metallic material procurement for Airbus, and another distinguished guest speaker, outlined points for “Airbus Titanium Sourcing.” Airbus, he said, reached new records in 2018 for deliveries and backlogs: 800 deliveries; 747 net orders; and a backlog of 7.577 units. Jara said that, for titanium sourcing going forward, Airbus is moving its supplier partnerships to the next step of intimacy for common performance. “Airbus is investing in digital to transform demand control benefiting the E2E chain.” According to information found on the website “technopedia,” exchange to exchange (E2E), in the context of information technology (IT), “is the interaction between websites and the businesses that operate them. Certain kinds of transactions called exchanges between websites constitute what IT professionals could call an exchange to exchange operation.” The website said E2E also can mean “end to end. The end-to-end principle in IT involves the placement of certain software functions in a network’s end hosts, rather than in other network segments. For this reason, those talking about E2E should be careful to provide context and show which of these two ideas they are talking about when discussing IT implementation of E2E solutions.” Jara explained that demand control benefiting the E2E chain will involve demand forecast with flexible and digital models, optimization of assets utilization, and tracking the financial performance of the titanium value chain. “Demand Control needs to reach a new level of ambition in terms of agility and accuracy,” he declared. “The emergence of Airbus digital solutions initially 44


developed for aircraft development is an opportunity for titanium demand simulation.” He said Airbus has launched its IM3 effort to work with its titanium key partners. As he mentioned at the 2018 TITANIUM USA conference, Jana oversees the Airbus IM3 (Integrated Metallic Material Management) “transformation” program. According to information on the Airbus website, IM3 is an Airbus-driven approach “that will see us challenging every part throughout our entire supply chain. We’ll be working alongside suppliers to check that we’re making the best possible decisions on materials and processes at every stage.” During the conference, Airbus hosted tours of its Mobile Final Assembly Liner. This is an assembly site for Airbus’ Commercial Airplanes division, which serves as one of four final assembly and delivery points for the Airbus A320 jet family. Industry Demand Trends Donald Larsen, ITA board president and Director Special Projects for Arconic Engines, served as the moderator for the World Titanium Industry Demand Trends speaker panel. Martin Pike, vice president, commercial for ATI Specialty Materials, addressed “Titanium Demand and Trends in the Commercial Aero Engine Market.” Pike said that by the year 2030, the forecast for the aero engine market will reach in

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excess of 5,000 engines, with next-generation engines as the majority of that total Pike cited IATA and Airline Monitor as the sources for the forecast. Pike cited development trends in the forecast for “next-gen” aero engines: lower operating cost, enhanced performance with improved fuel efficiency and higher thrust, and green technology with reduced noise and emissions. As for titanium trends in aero engines, he noted the move towards higher alloyed/premium melted titanium, complex titanium-based materials, and the continued evolution of additive manufacturing, which would enable advanced blade designs.

Following his appearance at the conference, Seiner explained that this forecast of 2,187 planes in 2020 is based on OEM delivery schedules and estimates by Timet. “The titanium buy-weight content associated with these 2,187 planes is approximately 116 million pounds. This compares to the titanium content buy weight of approximately 104 million pounds each year for 2021 and 2022 deliveries. The 80 million pound number (in the chart) refers to the 2019 number as fewer aircraft were delivered due to (Boeing) MAX issues. Additionally, the titanium buy weight associated with the deliveries is not always in the same year.” Bessie Williams, global director of procurement operations for Arconic Engineered Structures, outlined “World Titanium Demand Trends in Defense.” Williams pointed out that global military expenditures currently are at an all-time high, while growing economies, geo-political tensions and active conflicts are driving increased budget spending.

Henry Seiner, vice president, business strategy, Titanium Metals Corporation (Timet), discussed “Aerostructures Outlook 2019.” Seiner examined a “diversified’ global backlog of jets, “well-distributed” throughout the world through the years 2029. He identified Boeing’s 777 and the Airbus A320 as the two leading jet platforms for global backlog. He displayed a slide that illustrated the balanced global backlog of commercial aircraft through the year 2029: 25 percent in Asia; 18 percent in North America; and 15 percent in Europe. As illustrated in Seiner’s Power Point slide, nearterm original equipment manufacturer (OEM) delivery forecasts in 2020 are estimated at 2,187 aircraft. TITANIUMTODAY


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Williams cited the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) as the source for a bar chart she displayed during her presentation. The Stockholmbased SIPRI, in a report issued in April 2019 (https://, which estimated that world military expenditures reached $1.8 trillion in 2018, an increase of 2.6 percent from 2017. “The five biggest spenders in 2018 were the United States, China, Saudi Arabia, India and France, which together accounted for 60 percent of global military spending,” the report stated. She identified “strong titanium growth in defense aero structures, along with material and process innovations, such as new alloys for higher temperatures, are the key to taking titanium higher” in the defense sector. Compared with other industrial materials such as superalloys, composites, steel and aluminum, she said titanium will grow the fastest among metals with CAGR of 1.4 percent through the year 2023.

Michael Metz, president, VSMPO Tirus US, provided a forecast for titanium demand in the Russian market, saying that the combined demand for industrial and aviation applications would reach 12,000 metric tons by 2023, compared with the current level of about 11,000 metric tons. Demand in 2018 was estimated at 10,000 metric tons. Engines, aircraft manufacturing and industrial applications all reflect the majority of titanium demand in the Russian market. Avisma is the leading Russian titanium sponge producer, with an output of 42,505 metric tons in 2018. Solikamsk Magnesium Works (SMW) had a sponge output of 1,890 metric tons of sponge in 2018. VSMPO is the largest Russian producer of titanium ingot, with a capacity of 72,000 metric tons. Kazakhstan had a sponge output of 15,500 metric tons in 2018 and an ingot output of 6,860 metric tons. Ukraine, in 2018, produced just over 7,000 metric tons of sponge and about 2,500 metric tons of ingots. 46


Albert Bruneau, president, Neotiss High Performance Tube, examined global trends in industrial markets for titanium, estimating that combined global industrial demand from sectors such as oil and gas, desalination, chemical processing, automotive, and power generation would approach 70,000 metric tons by the year 2024. Industrial titanium products include bars, tubes, slabs, wires, plates, sheets and coils. In 2018, chemical processing, by far, was the biggest market for titanium at 30,000 metric tons. Power generation registered about 10,000 metric tons, while all the other industrial sectors were either at or below 5,000 metric tons. China, at 30,000 metric tons, was the top country in terms of titanium industrial demand, followed by the European Union, the United States and Japan— each just over 5,000 metric tons.

Dr. Yasuaki Sugizaki, president, member of the board, OSAKA Titanium Technologies Co. Ltd. and the chairman of the Japan Titanium Society, provided an outlook on titanium trends in Japan. Sugizaki displayed bar charts that tracked the steady yearly growth of shipments of titanium mill products and sponge from 2013 to 2018. Japan accounts for about 25 percent of global titanium sponge production, compared with China at 37 percent and the United States at 5 percent, he said. Sugizaki estimated total global sponge shipments in 2018 at

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202,000 metric tons, compared with 164,000 metric tons in the year 2007. For world shipments of titanium mill products, he said Japan holds about 12 percent of the overall market, compared with China at 38 percent and the United States at 23 percent. He estimated world titanium mill product shipments in 2018 at 166,000 metric tons, compared with 108,000 metric tons in 2007.

As for global titanium sponge production and capacity, Bayne estimated that China annual produces about 80,000 metric tons of sponge and has a capacity of over 100,000 metric tons. By way of comparison, Japan produces over 50,000 metric tons of sponge and has a capacity of about 70,000 metric tons. Sponge production in the United States is about 10,000 tons.

Sugizaki pointed out that “although most of the mill product shipments in Japan is for industrial markets, demand from automobile, building material, medical and welfare related fields is anticipated. The Japanese government is promoting projects to create new industrial structures in a wide variety of fields with additive manufacturing technology as their core and more extensive usage of titanium and alloyed titanium powder is anticipated.”

David McCoy, executive chairman of TZ Minerals International (YZMI) Pty Ltd., titled his presentation “High-Grade Titanium Feedstocks Supply Under Pressure.” McCoy examined the outlook for sponge demand through the year 2023 and concluded that feedstock demand for titanium sponge end use resumed the upward trends since 2016, reaching 409,000 TiO2 units in 2018. “The rising trend is expected to continue during the forecast period (2023) at 6.7 percent CAGR,” he said. “TZMI believes that the strong demand from aerospace and new-energy automobiles will support demand growth for titanium sponge in the foreseeable few years.”

World Titanium Industry Supply Trends Andrew Bayne, director, global materials planning for TIMET, served as the moderator for the World Titanium Industry Supply Trends panel, and shared his thoughts on “Titanium Sponge – Trends and Developments.” Bayne displayed a slide that showed Japan, by far, is the dominant source of sponge imports to the United States, providing about 90 percent of imported sponge, with the balance coming from Kazakhstan. Overall, in terms of volume, the United States imported 30,000 metric tons of sponge. 48


McCoy also said that the global rutile feedstock supply/demand outlook through the year 2023 is experiencing extremely tight market conditions. “Nearterm rutile demand has moderated to reflect the declining supply availability. The demand projection for rutile assumes no blend change at the pigment plants from 2020 as all individual high-grade feedstock product will essentially be in deficit.” “Vanadium and Molybdenum Market Trends and Implications for Titanium Alloys” was the topic addressed by Jessica Roberts, the manager of copper and technology materials for Roskill Information Services. To underline the importance of these metals, Roberts said that 60 percent of titanium mill products are titanium alloys, with alloying elements added to titanium melted products via master alloys.

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The vanadium demand outlook will be influenced by Chinese rebar standards and redox battery growth. The outlook for molybdenum demand is tied to oil and gas, automotive, process industries and power generation (global markets).” She added that, for near-term development of titanium alloys, new vanadium and molybdenum producers will need to be qualified by master alloy producers. Another Roskill representative and analyst, Adam Coggins, presented a global supply and demand trends overview for titanium metal. Coggins estimated that titanium sponge production in 2018 registered 200,000 metric tons, compared with about 60,000 metric tons in 2000. As for the titanium scrap market, Coggins said the global scrap trade “has been increasing and is on track to grow further in 2019. European Union countries are major exporters of scrap and also account for significant imports.” Scrap accounts for about 60 percent of U.S. titanium melted feedstock and the United Vanadium master alloys account for about 80 percent of that market, by volume, with molybdenum at 10 percent. Annual vanadium feedstock production in 2018 registered nearly 100,000 metric tons. The global outlook for annual vanadium production, forecasted to approach 140,000 metric tons by the year 2028, “depends greatly on Chinese regulation.” Roberts said molybdenum output is dominated by copper by-product suppliers. “Supply growth was low in 2018 and is expected to be slow in 2019,” she said, indicating that global supply of molybdenum is estimated to reach 250,000 metric tons. Her outlook for the global vanadium and molybdenum is that supply is dependent on trends in other metal sectors, such steel and copper. “A high proportion of supply (more than 70 percent each for the vanadium and molybdenum markets) is currently not fully market-driven and susceptible to volatility.

States consumes the majority of scrap used in remelting globally, he said. Aerospace, chemical processing and power generation represent the main drivers for the demand for titanium mill products, according to Coggins. “Titanium demand growth expected from main end uses, particularly in the TITANIUMTODAY


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near to medium term. The capacity for industrial-grade material thought to be adequate, with high latent sponge/ melting/mill capacity in China. Tightness in aerospacegrade (titanium) supply could result if demand remains strong. The ramp-up of aircraft production could lead to mill product bottlenecks and increases in sponge prices could lead to substitutions in some industrial applications.”

Matt Schmink, vice president of sales and raw material purchasing for AmeriTi Manufacturing Co., reviewed ferrotitanium trends. Schmink said about 15 percent of welded tube primarily for oil country tubular goods (OCTG) uses titanium. “The global rig count is up from its trough, although efficiency improvements have reduced growth,” he said. Automotive is another market where titanium is used in ultra-low-carbon steel production titanium used in the production of steel. About 80 percent of titanium used in steel is dedicated to automotive production, according to Schmink. During his presentation Schmink displayed a titanium supply bar chart that tracked the worldwide titanium scrap supply used in steel, stainless steel and aluminum. Schmink estimated that the level this year would be just less than 125,000 metric tons of titanium, increasing to about 140,000 metric tons by the year 2026. Michael Marucci, vice president, sales and marketing, powders, for Ametek Reading Alloys, offered thoughts on the importance and “Key Considerations for Titanium Master Alloys.” He began his presentation with a basic definition of a master alloy: a combination of two or more metals in a metallurgically alloyed form. These metals are added with base metals into a melt furnace charge to achieve desired final ingot chemistry. Process control is used to regulate precise chemistry consistency, and monitoring non-metallic inclusions is essential. Vanadium, molybdenum, aluminum and niobium represent standard master alloy combinations used in titanium alloys. 50


Using bullet points, Marucci defined the key issues for master alloy producers: • Quality is non-negotiable • Certification of raw material suppliers • Documentation and traceability • Comprehensive understanding and control of highdensity inclusions (HDI) • Risk prevention strategies • Comprehensive inspection strategy • Robust audit and record retention He added that master alloy users and suppliers “must deploy resilient strategies to ensure supply and cope with price volatility.” In particular, he noted that China vanadium demand continues to drive the price for that metal in master alloys, while new vanadium capacity is entering the market in 2019. “Chinese rebar mandates and vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFB) demand will create additional demand over the next few years, so expect turbulence. The high purity vanadium pentoxide market will continue flex with both the world steel demand and overall economy. Regarding Chinese rebar mandates, Marucci said that new China standard high-strength reinforcing bar (rebar) was enacted in November 2018. “Estimates show that vanadium demand used in rebar could reach 40,000 to 50,000 metric tons per year. Long-term projections predict that this will result in strong demand and limited excess supply.” Global Industrial Markets/AnTi Corrosion Segment The Global Industrial Markets/“AnTi” Corrosion Segment was split into two speaker panels. Nate Fairfield, sales manager, UNITI Titanium, served as the moderator for the first panel. Chris Wilson, technical director, UNITI Titanium, gave an “Update on Ballot for Titanium Grade 12 – NACE MR0175 / ISO 15156-3.” Wilson explained that the ITA sponsored a project to remove

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restrictions on Grade 12 titanium within the NACE MR0175 / ISO 15156-3 standard. He said the current standard has the following restrictions on hardness and annealing:

“Grade 12 is a viable and competitive option, when all factors of the project scope are considered, such as allowable stress at elevated temperatures, density of material, cost of material, and corrosion resistance.”

“UNS R53400 shall be in the annealed condition. Heat treatment shall be annealing at (774±14)°C [(1,425±25)°F] for 2 hours followed by air-cooling. Maximum hardness shall be 92 HRB. Continuous annealed product is currently not permitted. Hardness values greater than 92 HRB are not permitted.”

Charles Young, business development manager/ metallurgist, Tricor Metals, discussed the “Addition of Titanium Grade 2H (7H, 16H and 26H) to ASME Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII–Div. 2.” Why Ti Grade 2H in Division 2? According to Young, greater savings for titanium equipment could result. “Pete Philippon of Tricor Metals at the 2018 Managing Aging Plants conference showed that the use of Titanium Grade 2H under ASME Section VIII-Div. 2 (Class 2) rules would yield a material savings of about 14 percent over that of Sec VIII-Div. 1.”

Wilson reported on the ballot voting: • FIRST BALLOT VOTE: MR0175 / ISO 15156-3 Maintenance Panel meeting in Krakow Poland on September 3, 2018. FAILED – (2 positive votes/10 negative votes) • SECOND BALLOT VOTE: Maintenance Panel vote in January 2019. • PASSED – (11 positive votes/3 negative votes) • THIRD BALLOT VOTE: TG299 Task Group vote in May 2019. • PASSED – (26 positive/7 negatives) • FINAL BALLOT VOTE: MR0175 / ISO 15156-3 Maintenance Panel meeting in Seville Spain on Sept. 6, 2019. PASSED He then spelled out the revised wording: • Current Wording: UNS R53400 shall be in the annealed condition. Heat treatment shall be annealing at (774±14)°C [(1,425±25)°F] for 2 h followed by air-cooling. Maximum hardness shall be 92 HRB. • Revised Wording: UNS R53400 shall be in the annealed condition. Wilson then explained the significance of the change, saying that it now removes barriers for Grade 12 titanium producers, with no restrictions on annealing cycle and no maximum hardness requirement. It increases supply availability for NACE MR0175 the “sour” service market; with improved mechanical properties over Grade 2/2H.; improved corrosion resistance over Grade 2/2H; with potential project cost savings over Grade 2/2H.

Young then asked: “What do we need to do? Develop an ASME Code Case; present data and analysis on “H” titanium grades; and gain ASME committee approvals.” He then referenced the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code “Division 1 establishes minimum section thicknesses based on formula and the allowable stresses found in Section II, Part D. Division 1 Allowable Stresses for titanium are based on UTS/3.5. Division 2 establishes section thickness based on either more sophisticated design formula and/or allows Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to be used. Division 2 Allowable Stresses for Class 1 are based on UTS/3.0 and for Class 2 on UTS/2.4.” Young listed the current status, saying that “six titanium grades approved for use in ASME Section VIII-Division 2 (Ti-1, 2, 3, 7, 12, and 16). Titanium H grades approved for use in ASME Section VIII – Division 1 are (Ti 2H, 7H, 16H and 26H). There are No “H” grades approved for Section VIII-Div.2. He then noted the current existing data. “All of the

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2H alloys (including 7H, 16H and 26H) are currently in ASTM specifications and in ASME Section VIII – Div. 1 and approved for use to 600˚F (325˚C). Mechanical test data from 6 (Six) heats of material for annealed plate/strip is available for analysis. The data generated during the original Section VIII-Div. 1 JIP (ITA-MTI) programs can be used for this program.” Requirements or Approvals that currently exist include an External Pressure Chart that has been established for the 2H Grades - External Pressure Chart NFT-2. “All physical property information has been established (thermal expansion, modulus, thermal conductivity, Poisson’s ratio, and thermal diffusivity). Welding requirements have been established.” Iryna Smokovych of the Institute of Materials and Joining Technology of the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany, outlined research being done at the institute on “Derived Oxidation Barrier Coatings for Titanium Alloys.”

protection upon cyclic oxidation at 800oC up to 100 hours in air.” Dennis Schumerth, ASME fellow and principal, DBA, Titanium Tubular Consultants, offered information on “Titanium Applications for Industrial Heat Exchangers Using Treated Sewage Effluent and Gray Water Cooling.” He outlined the potential market, saying that there are 16,000 to 24,000 municipal wastewater plants in the United States, and more than 1,500 employ water reuse. Worldwide, there are more than 60,000 municipal wastewater plants and 6 percent of the wastewater volume is currently reused. Schumerth offered photos of a treated sewage effluent (TSE) facility (in a remote location, not disclosed), which he said went on line in 1986, describing it as the “largest 100-percent TSE facility in the world. The TSE is pumped 45 miles via a 96-inch diameter transport pipe, with a sewage plant flow of 58 million gallons per day. This facility uses Grade 2 titanium as a tube material. “After 33 years of TSE cooling of titanium-tubed plant heat exchangers operation, there has been zero corrosion,” he said, adding that there have been some isolated fatigue failures due to support plat spacing design errors and several tube failures due to improper cold water Sparger design—all of which have been corrected.

Smokovych said that silicon-based polymers can be used to prepared polymeric and ceramic coatings, citing the development of a coating system intended for oxidation protection of Ti-6Al-4V alloys on the base of perhydridopolysilazane precursor (PHPS) filled with Si and B powders. “As a result of polymer to ceramic conversion a homogenous distribution of fillers in the SiO2/SiNO matrix was achieved; (13B+22Si)+PHPS, volume percent coating provides promising oxidation



Bill MacDonald, director of technical sales for Timet, moderated the second half of the corrosion speaker panel. Edgar E. Vidal, Ph.D of NobelClad a DMC Global Inc. company, reviewed information on “Large Titanium Clad Pressure Vessels: Global Developments in Design, Manufacture, and Fabrication.” He first gave an overview, saying that titanium clad (Ti-Clad) pressure vessels, columns and heat exchangers are increasingly used in modern processing plants which typically involve a combination of highly corrosive process media, high pressures and/or temperatures. “Explosion welding (EXW) is the only proven technology for manufacture of

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the large, heavy titanium clad,” he said. Vidal said titanium clad is typically supplied as flat clad plates and formed clad heads. Two industries support up to 70 percent of Ti-Clad production globally: purified terephthalic Acid (PTA) in PET and polyester fiber production; and pressure acid leaching of metal ores. Ti-Clad manufacturing technology that uses EXW is highly proprietary, and details about EXW titanium clad manufacturing technology are not available in the public literature, he said.

He cautioned conference attendees to “only consider clad vendors with verifiable, reliable titanium clad supply performance. Titanium clad manufacture requires unique technology and significant proprietary intellectual property. Proven, verified experience in producing titanium clad for PTA and/or IPA equipment is the only true indicator of a clad producer’s ability to perform – there are a limited few vendors with this experience. When suppliers are not adequately vetted, and those suppliers fail to perform, the project cost can increase dramatically due to poor quality and/or late delivery.” He continued by saying that titanium clad equipment design and fabrication “requires unique technology and equipment, which often includes very tightly held intellectual property. Not all fabricators have the same equipment, level of automation and capabilities. A thorough in-process inspection plan must be developed jointly by the fabricator, design engineer and owner selected inspectors. Proven, verifiable experience in fabricating with titanium cladding for multiple projects is the only true indicator of the clad fabricators ability to perform. There are a limited few fabricators with this experience. Accept only those with verifiable, reliable experience based on specific equipment type and size.” Tim Mournian of Titanium Marine Heat Exchangers presented a business case for “Building a Marine Exhaust Gas Scrubber from Titanium Materials.” Large sea-going

vessels such as ocean liners and intermodal cargo ships are a major source of air pollution worldwide and the public is demanding that emissions at sea and in port be reduced, he said. “Ships burning heavy fuel oil (HFO) are a major contributor to GHG, CO2, NOx and SOx. IMO 2020 regulations dictate a reduction in SOx emissions, by reducing allowable sulphur in Heavy Fuel Oil from 3.0-0.5 percent. To comply, ships must now burn lighter Marine Gas Oil, or they can continue to use HFO with an “exhaust gas scrubber. Compliance deadline is Jan. 1, 2020.”

One solution is to install an exhaust gas scrubber on the ships. The opportunity for the titanium industry is to replace existing super austenitic stainless steel (SASS) with scrubbers designed and built with titanium, which can offer significant advantages in terms of life-cycle costs and pollution-control performance. “Replacement costs for SASS are substantial and recurring,” Mournian said. “Replacement cycle for SASS is every five to seven years. The replacement cycle for titanium, equal to life of vessel (assume 25 years). The return on investment is less than 24 months for titanium. Ships with exhaust gas scrubbers will save on fuel ($5.6 million savings per year, 300 days sailing). Regulatory compliance costs are minimized with titanium.” A presentation by Laura Ely, services leader with the Barnes Group Advisors, declared that “Additive Manufacturing Makes Making Dynamic Again.” Additive manufacturing is a “team sport” involving elements such as physics, optics, electromagnetics; computational fluid dynamics; gas behavior; mechanics of materials; materials science and metallurgy; big data, simulation, analysis; powder manufacturing; flow and spreadability. Bob Salo of Sciaky Inc. presented information on electron beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) and TITANIUMTODAY


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to success. What thickness of clad should you weld on? It’s risky to weld on anything less than 0.078” thick. Even 0.098” thick could be contaminated with too much heat input. The difference between 0.098” and 0.068” is only 0.03.” That is less than the thickness of a penny. It doesn’t take much time to grind through 0.03” of titanium.” Medical Technology the Sciaky EBAM process, which is suitable for large industrial parts. The process, according to Salo, has closed-loop controls that monitor bead geometry uniformity; improved consistency of microstructure, mechanical properties and chemistry; automated and adaptive real-time process controls; and automatic process variable acquisition and recording. EBAM has the potential to deliver 20-75 percent material savings, 20-75 percent reduced machining, and potential lead time reduction of over 80 percent.

Young delivered a second presentation:” Clad Metal Repairs – How Thin is Too Thin?” He underlined the advice that, when welding clad metal, “using highly skilled welders from an experienced company is essential

Stephen Smith, president, Edge International/Supra Alloys, moderated the session on Medical Technology. Vince Rocco of VSMPO gave a talk on titanium medical technology from “A Supplier/Producer Perspective.” Rocco began with a pie chart that illustrated the overall titanium market breakdown by industry: a 3 percent slice for medical implants and devices compared with 42 percent for aerospace and 38 percent for industrial applications. He said medical titanium product forms include wire, plate, bar and rod, billet, sheet and powder. The most widely used medical titanium alloys are commercial pure (CP) titanium, Ti 6Al-4V, Ti 6Al-4V ELI, Ti 6Al-7Nb, and Ti 15Mo.

“Aerospace and industrial markets will drive the titanium industry as a whole” for the foreseeable future, Rocco observed, noting that the medical market most likely will hold its current 3 percent slice through the year 2026. “Stocking programs and buffer stock will insulate end users in times of inconsistent requirements. The further down the production process the required product form is, the longer the lead time and more expensive it will be. Medical titanium alloys are sometimes specialized and thus can compete for melt slots and bring added costs and lead times during high demand periods. External markets can have a significant effect on titanium production and raw materials pricing. Stringent quality standards can minimize some risk but can also limit the amount of material available and the amount of producers/suppliers that can supply it.” Rob Acton, global director/strategic partnerships



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for Carpenter Additive, discussed “AM (additive manufacturing) in the Medical Industry: Effects of Titanium Powder Quality on Performance and Powder Contribution to Part Cost.” Acton said medical AM “offers increased complexity of design and patient-specific solutions. The global additive manufacturing market is projected to witness a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.20 percent during the forecast period to reach $6.2 billion by 2021, from $2.5 billion in 2015. More than 100 FDA clearances have been granted for medical devices produced via additive manufacturing.” Acton mentioned the factors that affect the economic evolution of titanium powders and the importance of maintaining the quality and contamination control of a AM system.

Manufacturing Technologies Venkata Satish Bhattiprolu, post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Alabama, shared his research on “Microstructure Evolution of Cold Sprayed Titanium Alloy Coatings Using Irregular Powder Particles.” He began his talk by stressing the importance of aerospace component repair work, noting that titanium alloys, in sheet form, are up to 15 times more expensive compared to competing materials like aluminum. “Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of aerospace components is a big market. The expenditure for aerospace components is $62 billion. MRO of aerospace components using cold spray is well established.” Bhattiprolu described the cold spray process as an “attractive solution,” saying it’s a solid-state material deposition process with bonding due to the particle size distribution (SPD) of titanium powder. Cold spray with “Armstrong powders” is potentially attractive, “but not much known at the microstructural level. Despite attractive advantages limited work exists on microstructural evolution of cold spray Armstrong powders, there’s a need for in-depth investigation. Influence of microstructure on deposition properties 56


is significant. Dual-phase microstructure in Ti6Al4V powder vs a martensitic microstructure can result in better adhesion strengths for cold spray coatings. There’s a need for investigation of crystallographic texture in cold spray samples. Relatively very few studies exist on crystallographic texture of CS coatings. According to an abstract posted online by a group known as ResearchGate, [ Production_of_titanium_by_the_Armstrong_ProcessR] “the Armstrong Process® is a novel powder production process capable of producing commercially pure titanium and Ti-6Al-4V by the reduction of titanium tetrachloride and other metal halides by sodium. The process produces powder particles with a unique, low bulk density, ‘corallike’ morphology. The Armstrong Process powder’s unique morphology produces excellent compressibility and compaction behavior, capable of producing compacts with significantly higher green strength than other irregular powders.” “Laser-Based Orientation Imaging of Forged and 3D-Printed Titanium Alloys Using Polarized Light” was a technical presentation delivered by Brian Hoover of CSTO Advanced Optical Technologies Inc. Hoover said that “Crystallographic Polarization-Classification Imaging (CPCI) makes crystallographic imaging feasible at more stages of titanium processing.” Benjamin Ewing of Fort Wayne Metals presented information on “Ultrafine-Grain Metals Production and Commercialization,” and focused on a technology known as Equal Channel Angular Pressing (ECAP),” which he said is in the early stages of commercial development at Fort Wayne. ECAP, Ewing explained, is a concept that involves “equal channel and angular pressing” where a metal workpiece is pushed through a shearing angle with highly localized, uniform shear strains, “which results in ultra-fine grain (UFG) microstructures.” Equal channel means repetitive passes are possible. ECAP improves machinability by lowering cutting forces and surface roughness, and reduced tool wear. Titanium Outlook for Defense Markets Viv Helwig, the president of Vested Metals International LLC, hosted the speaker panel for the titanium industry’s outlook for defense markets. Bill Reid, associate director, castings, forgings and mill products, global supply chain at Pratt & Whitney, reviewed “PWA Titanium Demand and Expectations of our Suppliers.”

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Reid posed the question: “how can metals suppliers differentiate themselves to Pratt & Whitney?” He then defined the “value proposition for the mitigation of market risk: long-term commitments (supply/quantity of metal; storage capability; Firm, fixed pricing; and financial hedge capability).

planning, program development, resource determination, and budget justification and execution. “At any one time, there are four different budgets in process in the Department of Defense being planned, programmed, budgeted or executed. It is a challenge to maintain their alignment.”

In terms Pratt & Whitney’s bottom line, titanium offers opportunity and risks, Reid said. “The use of titanium is increasing in composite aircraft. New applications and designs incorporate advanced titanium materials. Next-generation engine architectures challenge titanium. Alternate materials erode traditional titanium use.” “Titanium is a significant aerospace material,” Reid continued, addition that “threats are coming from many other material systems that are working to fill unique requirements for new system. Titanium has the opportunity to maintain and grow presence through innovation in capability and costs. Supply must be reliable. Execute on what you commit to and contract for.” Bill Rebarick, vice president, supply chain management, Austal USA, gave a profile of his company, which was established in 1988 and is publically traded on the Australian stock exchange. The parent company, Austal Limited, has 5,000 employees worldwide with annual revenues of $1.4 billion. Austal has shipbuilding operations in the United States, Australia, the Philippines and Vietnam. He said Austal, in Alabama, is the top hightech manufacturer and the number six manufacturer overall. Rebarick said Austal USA, as the nation’s fifth largest shipbuilder, “is a critical component to the U.S. shipbuilding industrial base, having delivered 18 ships to the US Navy since 2012. Austal USA remains committed to providing highly capable, cost effective solutions to our great Navy. Austal USA has the capacity and capability to support the Navy’s rapid acquisition approach to achieving a fleet of 355 ships. The strong public/private partnership with Mobile, and the State of Alabama, has been essential to our success.” Paul Normand, a retired submarine officer and recently retired from General Dynamics Electric Boat, currently working as an independent consultant, spoke on “Planning, Programing, Budgeting and Execution – Department of Defense Budgeting Process.” Normand defined the Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) process. PPBE, he said, is the U.S. Department of Defense’s central process for strategic

Quoting two sources form the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Analysis, Normand said “strategy is fundamentally about linking ends and means, prioritizing among competing objectives, and determining how objectives are to be achieved via realistic operational concepts. Strategy also involves determining where to accept risk and undertake divestments in order to free up resources for higher priorities.” The PPBE process goals are “to integrate information necessary to create effective plans and programs that address existing and emergent needs in a disciplined review and approval process,” Normand continued. “The PPBE system is a four-year process of strategic planning… to provide stability to programs while accepting risk that enables the military to protect the United States. Continuing resolutions provide short-term relief for the services but impact long-term programming and budgeting.” Leading Edge Technology Developments Reed Miller, a Ph.D candidate, at the Yale Center for Industrial Ecology, addressed the topic of “Estimating Environmental Impacts of Titanium Production for Aerospace.” Miller said that as aircraft demand continues to grow into the future, so will the demand for titanium, and so will the environmental impacts associated with its production. “The field of Industrial Ecology has developed a method of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in recent decades,” he said. “LCA can be used to make detailed estimates of the environmental impacts (created by) producing a kilogram of titanium. Impacts are TITANIUMTODAY


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tracked across the upstream supply chain from raw material extraction, through alloying, to finished shape production. Recycling is considered. Impact metrics include energy use, greenhouse gas emissions which cause climate change, water consumption, smog formation, and ozone depletion.”

Miller noted that LCA’s sibling methods are Material Flow Analysis (MFA) and Environmentally-Extended Input-Output analysis (EEIO). “MFA enables masses of materials to be tracked and projected over time and around the world. EEIO uses national industry accounts to estimate the environmental impact of the purchase of a class of product from a particular country.” “Combining these methods with projections of future aircraft demand, this presentation will estimate the future environmental impacts of titanium production for aircrafts. These results can help highlight environmental hotspots and opportunities for targeted improvement.” Todd Bonesteel, vice president, sales, Dynamic Systems Inc. (Gleeble), presented information on Gleeble and LUMet (Laser Ultrasonic Metallurgy). Dynamic Systems manufactures thermal-mechanical testing equipment used for materials and physical simulation processes. Its products include Gleeble Welding Simulator, Gleeble 3180, Gleeble 3500, Gleeble 3800, MAXStrain Multi-Axis Hot Deformation System, Hot Torsion System, Hydrawedge II, Large Sample Strip Annealing System, High Temperature Testing, ISO-Q Quenching and Deformation Dilatometer, LUMet – Laser Ultrasonic Sensor for In-Situ Metallurgical Microstructure Studies, HDS-V40 Direct Rolling Simulator and Gleeble for Synchrotron. Bonesteel explained that physical Simulation is the reproduction of thermal and mechanical processes in a laboratory that a material is subjected to in fabrication or end use. “Results can be readily transferred from the laboratory to production processes, thus minimizing the need for expensive full-scale performance testing. 58


Simulation data can also be used to improve the accuracy of computer modeling.”

Gleeble is a brand name of thermal-mechanical physical simulators capable of dynamically controlling the temperature, strain, and strain rate of a metallurgical sample. “By utilizing a high speed Joule heating system and a fast response hydraulic force system, the Gleeble simulator can precisely match the thermal and mechanical profile of actual welding and metal working processes,” Bonesteel said. Alex Huckstepp, vice president, business development, Digital Alloys, discussed his company’s innovations in “Joule” printing, which he described as “the first metal 3D printing technology for volume production of larger parts. Digital Alloys unveiled Joule printing in 2014 and is slated to launch its parts and printer business in 2020, receiving $18 million from investors such as Boeing and Lincoln Electric. According to Huckstepp, metal additive manufacturing technology has been limited by high production costs, slow printing speeds, complexity, and quality issues. “Current methods take too long to be practical, or require the use of dangerous materials, specialized hardware, and multiple complex finishing steps.” He said Joule metal additive manufacturing technology is a radically simple new process that uses

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inexpensive wire feedstock and high deposition rates to print the hardest metal parts faster and at lower cost. “The technology provides tight, closed-loop control of the printing process, increasing reliability and part quality.” Powder and Additive Manufacturing Dmytro Kovalchuk, co-owner and director, JSC NVO Chervona Hvilya, presented research on “Metal Structure and Properties of Ti-6AL-4V 3D-Printed From Wire with the Profile Electron Beam.” Kovalchuk began his program with a reality check on additive manufacturing and its potential as leading a new industrial revolution, pointing out that additive manufacturing currently makes up less than 0.1 percent of all manufacturing operations. He said the main issues regarding additive manufacturing are quality/certification, the total cost of manufacturing, and the technology’s process capability. “The main problems with quality in metal 3D printing are metal structure/ properties, residual stresses/distortions, and postprocessing.”

Kovalchuk touted his company’s xBeam 3D Metal Printing, which he described as a patented electron beam additive manufacturing technology developed on the basis of the unique ability of gas-discharge electron beam guns to generate profile beams of low energy density and to provide long-term continuous operation with stable process parameters. In his summary, Kovalchuk said the forming of isotropic metal structure by 3D printing is possible with xBeam 3D Metal Printing. “Basic mechanical properties of Ti-6Al-4V produced by xBeam 3D Metal Printing meet the requirements of actual industrial standards. Mechanical properties of material 3D printed by xBeam 3D Metal Printing can be similar in all directions.” Mykhailo Matviychuk, chief metallurgist, ADMA Products Inc., reviewed “Innovative Powder Metallurgy Processes for Manufacturing Titanium Alloy Components for Critical Applications.” Matviychuk

discussed ADMA’s process for manufacturing of Titanium hydride (TiH2) powder and the advantages of manufacturing of titanium components for critical applications from hydrogenated titanium powder. Matviychuk provided details on ADMA’s patented titanium powder production technology (U.S. Patent, 8,007, 562 B2). “Extensive review of various routes of titanium powder production indicates that magnesiumhydrogen reduction followed by hydrogenation may be the most cost effective approach to produce the high quality titanium powder and parts from it,” Matviychuk said. “The powder production technology developed by ADMA is based on breaking up the ductile titanium sponge mass upon its saturation with hydrogen, and converting it into extremely brittle titanium hydride powder (TiH2).”

In a bullet point format, he spelled out ADMA’s view on the advantages of TiH2 powder production process compared with conventional titanium powder metal technologies: Use of hydrogen reduces reduction time and increases Mg utilization Use of hydrogen can shorten the time for removal of MgCl2 by vacuum distillation process by 80 percent Use of hydrogen completely eliminates the comminution process (cutting, boring, shearing, crushing) of titanium sponge block TiH2 sponge mass can be ground to powder in same retort, transported and packed under argon or vacuum. Alexandre Bois-Brochu, Eng., Ph.D., research and development project manager, additive manufacturing, Quebec Metallurgy Center, presented information on the “State of Wire Fed and Powder Fed DED on Ti-6Al4V Repair.” He first provided an overview on Directed Energy Deposition (DED) additive manufacturing, saying it had a high-energy source (Laser, EB, arc plasma); using TITANIUMTODAY


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powder or wire feedstock; multiple crucial parameters; limited geometry due to lack of support structure; and multiple powder feeders. The objective of the Quebec Metallurgy Center was “to demonstrate the capability of DED and cold metal transfer (CMT) to repair Ti-6Al-4V parts as an alternative to welding.” Bois-Brochu presented a number of technical slides that depicted research at the Quebec Metallurgy Center and then offered summary remarks. “Every HT (heat treatment) that includes Anneal at 900°C (AMS 4999a) results in low strength for Grade 23. Every HT that includes low-temperature martensite conversion (SR or STA) results in low ductility for Grade 5. CMT can be used to repair or rebuild Ti-6Al-4V with or without trailing shield with minimal oxygen pick-up. Frequent Flyer Miles in 2020 The ITA will organize and host the TITANIUM ASIA 2020 conference and exhibition February 9-10, 2020 in Singapore at the Grand Hyatt Singapore, and TITANIUM EUROPE 2020 May4-6, 2020 at the Clayton Hotel in

Dublin, Ireland. The Singapore event will be held in conjunction with the Singapore Air Show. We will end the year in Chicago October 11-14, 2020 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. Bring your tennis shoes and run in the Chicago Marathon happening the same week. Much like TITANIUM USA, the gatherings in Asia and Europe will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas within the industry on all aspects of titanium. Since 1984, ITA’s mission has been to promote and support the use of titanium metal in new and existing applications by connecting the public interested in using titanium with specialists from across the globe who may offer sales and technical assistance. Visit the ITA’s website for information on exhibition registrations, call for abstracts and delegate registration for all 2020 events or contact the ITA during US Mountain Time at 303-404-2221 to request more information. Presentation Slides, Video Proceedings and our new Podcast available now at

About the ITA: Based just outside of Denver, Colorado, the ITA (, is a membership-based international trade association dedicated to the titanium metal industry. Current ITA membership comprised of more than 200 organizations and over 1,500 individual members worldwide. Established in 1984, the ITA’s main mission is to connect the public interested in using titanium with specialists from across the globe who may offer sales and technical assistance. ITA educates engineers, designers and business executives on titanium’s superior properties and explains how those properties may be developed to enhance products and services. The organization also strives to advance ideas in research, design, metallurgy and engineering, and serve

as the leading forum to cultivate the exchange of ideas and support a diverse, dynamic, global industry. ITA administers 12 working committees on behalf of the industry. Any ITA Member is welcome to volunteer their time through regular participation at committee meetings and through conference calls. Contact ITA for more details if you are interested in serving. This report was developed by Michael Gabriele, an independent freelance writer on behalf of the International Titanium Association (ITA) and is intended to provide a broad overview of the event. The summary provided is based on the information interpreted but is not intended to be either exhaustive or inclusive of all announcements or information provided at the event.

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May 4-6, 2020 | Dublin, Ireland Just 30 minutes from Dublin International Airport and a 15-minute stroll to St. Stephen’s Green, Clayton Hotel Burlington Road is the ideal base for your stay in Dublin. Ideally situated for you to explore Dublin City. From Georgian architecture, cozy pubs, worldfamous attractions, it’s all right on our doorstep. Please consider registering for your guest room early to avoid disappointment.

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Titanium Colleague Announcements

Career Announcements: Brandon McVaugh

President, Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI)

Third-Generation Family Member Becomes President of Laboratory Testing Inc. HATFIELD, PA, December 28, 2019 – After 25 years as president of Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), Michael J. McVaugh is retiring from the position and turning over the title to his son, Brandon McVaugh. Mike will remain CEO of the family-run business that was started by his father, Robert (Bob) W. McVaugh, Sr. Mike McVaugh began working with his father back in 1982, when Bob co-owned the NDT division of Carson Helicopter. After buying his partner’s share of the business and moving to a larger location in 1984, Bob McVaugh changed the company’s name to Laboratory Testing Inc. The company quickly expanded into many new types of metal testing services, growing its capabilities well beyond its original non-destructive testing (NDT) services. Mike was the NDT Manager during his early years with LTI. After his father passed away in 1994, Mike took over the role of president and CEO. The company has continued to grow under his leadership, tripling in size to 195 employees and expanding its square footage from 30,000 to over 170,000 sq. ft. The company has also diversified through acquisitions, including Fracture Technology Associates (FTA) in 2017, which offers fatigue crack growth and fracture toughness testing software and hardware systems, and TAC Technical Instrument Corporation (TACTIC) in 2018, a manufacturer of immersion ultrasonic testing systems. Brandon McVaugh began working part time for the family business while still in high school and college. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Delaware Valley University, and then took a position with The Vanguard Group in Valley Forge, PA for the next five years, where he held various leadership positions in operations. This experience fulfilled a family policy that requires each third-generation family member to work at least five years outside the business before

they can apply for a position at Laboratory Testing Inc. He returned to LTI in January 2010 as the Customer Service Supervisor, a new fulltime position for the company. Before his most recent promotion to president, Brandon followed a well-planned career path within the company that included a series of advancements where he was able to gain exposure to all of the production areas of the business and expand his management skills. He spent five years managing the Mechanical Testing Department and the Machine Shop, and three years as director of operations with responsibility for overseeing all testing, machining and calibration departments. He also led the efforts to acquire the FTA and TACTIC divisions. The third generation of this family-run business includes six grandchildren of Robert McVaugh, Sr. Three of them, including Brandon, are currently employed by LTI. This younger generation is just as dedicated to continuing the family business and preserving its commitment to quality and customer service as the previous generations. ABOUT Laboratory Testing Inc. -- Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) of Hatfield, PA is an independent, materials testing and metrology laboratory. The Lab specializes in metal testing, but also analyzes powdered metals, polymers, composites and ceramics. The services offered by LTI include mechanical testing, metallurgical testing, chemical analysis, corrosion testing, nondestructive testing, specimen machining, failure analysis, dimensional inspection and calibration. Test and inspection results are documented in certified reports. LTI is NADCAP and A2LA ISO/IEC 17025 accredited, and in compliance with ISO 9001 and ISO 13485. Divisions of LTI provide complementary services, including FTA fatigue crack growth and fracture toughness testing software and hardware systems and TACTIC immersion ultrasonic testing systems.

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In Memoriam: (Edward) Niles Kenyon,

78, died in Vero Beach, FL on September 12, 2019 peacefully in the presence of his beloved wife Jayne and sons Todd and Troy. Niles began his career with The Trane Company, working in sales. He continued on to Titanium Metals Corp of America (TIMET), starting in sales in 1970, ultimately serving as VP of Global Operations in 1984. Moving to the plastics industry in 1986, Niles was asked to lead the Conair Group which he did with great success as President and CEO until 2004. Retiring from Conair, he became a consultant to the Titanium industry, eventually retiring to Vero Beach, FL.

William (Bill) Eutsey,

63, died September 29, 2019. William was a resident of Warren, Ohio at the time of passing. Bill was a 1975 graduate of Howland High School, and was employed as a grinder operator for the former RMI Titanium in Niles for 34 years, prior to retiring in 2014.

Ben-Ami Lipetz,

92, died at his home in Schodack, NY, on October 9, 2019. He was pre-deceased by his wife of 61 years, Carolyn Aikin, who died in 2011. They had no children. He had a long and productive career in the discipline now called information science, retiring in 1995 from a professorship at the University at Albany where he taught in their Masters program and helped to found a doctoral program in information science. In 1953, he worked at Battelle Institute, Columbus, Ohio, where he helped to establish the manufacturing of titanium for the aerospace industry. He also organized and managed the creation of an index to the 16-volume Proceedings of the United Nations’ First International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy. Leopold S. Wyler,

97, died November 18, 2019. Leopold was born in New York City in 1922, whereupon he and his family moved to Paris, France, where he spent his childhood. After attending the University of Paris, he was awarded “Most Outstanding Mathematics Student” at the age of 17. MIT then recruited Leo to come to the U.S. to continue his studies in aeronautical engineering. Upon graduating from MIT Leo worked for McDonnell Douglas working on engineering projects in furtherance of the war effort for World War II. He founded his own company, TRE Corporation, which developed the technologies behind the fabrication and production of a honeycomb and titanium material called “Stresskin.” Stresskin was successfully used on the heat shields of Apollo spacecraft, the thrust reversers for Boeing jet engines, and the nacelle of the Concorde SST.



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Celebrating Retirement: His Heart Filled with Gratitude, Edward Cawley Retires from the Titanium Industry After 39 Years Editor’s note: After a successful career that spanned thirty-nine years, Edward Cawley will retire from the titanium metal industry on March 31, 2020. “I cannot take credit for where I am today,” he said. “I must credit a team of many people that supported me over the years. My associates and business experiences have allowed me to reach this level, and now I’ve decided to call my titanium career complete.” The following essay, written by Cawley, is not a biography, but rather a recap of his journey in the titanium business. After graduation from West Point in 1976 and completing my military obligation, a young Army captain named Edward Cawley started working for Vic Hovell at Timet in 1981, primarily working as East Coast salesman for titanium industrial market and learning the metal and the applications. Timet was a great teacher and provided direction and support as we got the word out about titanium. End markets were developing from corrosion applications to energy and medical. As part of the Timet sales team we worked with many customers covering a variety of end-use applications. Customers were specifying titanium and making innovative products such as ball valves, heat exchangers and pacemakers. I give credit to the Timet technology leaders, people like Dr. Harry Rosenberg, Ron Schutz, Jim Grauman, and business leaders like Mike Popper and Mark Kelly for helping me along this journey. These men shared their experience and wisdom and allowed me to grow. In 1986 I received an opportunity to join a startup business called “The Alta Group.” Timet had lost three employees the year before, and when they left that trio built a team that launched Alta. The original team consisted of Rosenberg, Popper, and Kelly, along with a fourth partner named Bill Boyd who provided financial support. This group initially worked in Evans City, PA, and later expanded to the current Fombell, PA, site. Thirty-four years ago the mission for Alta was to develop a proprietary molten salt electrolysis process to produce high-purity, low-oxygen titanium. At first the business focused on producing titanium for special alloys such as nickel/titanium (NITINAL). The process worked, but unfortunately the market was too small to sustain this effort. However, the emerging semiconductor market soon discovered Alta. Executives in the semiconductor industry learned high-quality titanium mill products at 99.995-percent (4N5) pure were available in commercial volumes from Alta. The business started growing and Alta needed more people, so I joined in 1986 to be part of this growth effort. There’s an old saying in life (and in show business) that “timing is everything.” I joined Alta just as the computer industry started



expanding into everyday life for consumers. Computer chips back in 1986 were used in big-box phones and computers. Today many young people take IT devices, such as small cell phones, tablets, Fit Bits, WIFI and Email, for granted. But all this consumer technology evolved through a competitive industrial process that required computer chips to be smaller, faster and better. This drive for continual improvement is what helped Alta to grow. The demand for high-quality metallic and low gas levels in titanium required constant investment and increased capacity. The computer chip industry uses titanium sputter targets to make a thin film, which is deposited by physical vapor deposition (PVDSputtering). The sputtering process that was used to make computer chips in 1986 era was called 45-micron feature size; today the feature size is in nanometers. Quality, purity and reproducibility are critical to the computer chip and Alta’s product at 99.995-percent (4N5) pure was ready to meet those specifications. Today 2020 quality requirements are more stringent with metallic impurity levels better than 99.999-percent (5N) pure. The Alta team sold the business in 1992 to Johnson Matthey (JM), a gold refiner. JM saw opportunity in the new growing, semiconductor industry. Investment followed with a specialty sodium sponge plant in Salt Lake City, UT, along with additional crystal refining, and electronbeam melting. In 1999 JM sold the business to the Honeywell Electronic Materials group, where it operates today at the installation in Fombell. I moved along with the business in each transaction. Today the Fombell team (the original Alta site) continues to push highpurity titanium at every opportunity and into many different markets. Various trade shows and customer meetings all over the world are held to educate designers, metallurgists, engineers and stakeholders about titanium and the offerings from Honeywell Electronic Materials. The education I received over these 39 years never stopped, however it’s time to pass the titanium wand to the next generation. Some of the young people we hired now carry the message of this wonder metal into the next decade. I tried to educate and pass along knowledge that had been passed down to me by my mentors. The new generation of metallurgists live in a different world with instant information from the internet. There is, however, no replacement for experience and knowledge gained by working in the factory and in the field with engineers, doctors, manufacturers, scientists, and machinists. I recall an old saying, “don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty,” it is still true today. The current Honeywell Fombell team, our customers and our college students have learned from the “old guys,” and now they must educate and train the next generation. I’m confident the Fombell titanium team will continue to find new applications and processes that will push titanium technology into the next decade and the next smaller nanometer feature size in computer chip design.

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Filippo Maria Oreglia Melting Technician and Titanium Metallurgist From 1st of September 2019 Filippo will be announcing his retirement. He would like to thank all people he has met over 32 years spent in Titanium field, they were wonderful years when I met very experienced and very available people in communicating their knowledge of which, I tried to capture all the best, You have increased my knowledge in the field of Titanium Metallurgy and also in other metallurgical fields where I spend some of my years. Beautiful experience!! Thanks go to all colleagues with whom I worked in the past in TITANIA S.p.A., and with its sisters Companies: C.S.A.T. (Centro Sviluppo Applicazioni Titanio), VILS (Moscow), TiTech (the SkullMelting cradle), DTG (after named ThyssenKrupp-Titanium), fantastic experience, which had led our Company, TITANIA, to excel in the world with the manufacture of Titanium produced in Italy, this big result was obtained thanks to a truly experienced and capable Management and all Staff: Engineers, Doctors, Technicians, Workers, engaged in a remarkable technological development dedicated to the: Melting, Forging, Hot and Cold rolling, R&D activities; all of which was then destroyed due to market choices that later proved to be wrong!! But this is another film or movie. A particular thanks to the last Company where I worked in the last two years, CO.FER.M. S.p.A., who in a dark period of my working life its Management, believed in my experience and dedication, allowing me, first of all, to work!

Job Postings: Staff Accountant Organization:


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Description & Details Location: Leetsdale PA VSMPO-Tirus, U.S. (“Tirus”) is looking for a qualified Staff Accountant to join the team at its Leetsdale, PA Facility. Tirus is a wholly owned subsidiary of VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation (“VSMPO”), the world’s largest producer of titanium metal products. Tirus operates metal

service centers in Ontario, CA and Leetsdale, PA, and these centers offer cutting and other processing services, as well as JIT delivery performance. Responsibilities: Past Due Receivables Collection Coordination – Handle all aspects of past due receivables including identifying problem accounts, coordinating collection efforts with the Sales Team, managing the use of credit & shipment holds, and related management reporting. Inventory Purchase Processing & Sub-Ledger Management – For each inventory receipt & outside processing service performed, (1) ensure a corresponding supplier invoice is obtained & processed through the payables system in a timely & accurate manner, and (2) also ensure the Company’s inventory records are updated in a complete, timely & accurate manner. Scrap Transactions Administration - Oversee scrap inventory activities including purchases, swaps, sales, value adjustments & return from conversion receipts. Ensure all such transactions are processed in a timely & accurate manner. Other Duties – Create & distribute weekly sales report, issue credit memos & ensure they are sent to customer when appropriate, reconcile intercompany purchase & sales activity and month-end balances, provide supporting documents as requested for audits, provide duty drawback project support, provide product claim submissions support, periodically review customer delivery terms & freight terms, and participate in special projects as assigned. Qualifications: • Associates degree in accounting (bachelor’s degree a plus) • 5 years of accounting experience preferred • 2 years working in a comparable position • Manufacturing-related industry background preferred • Metals products experience a plus • Significant hands-on experience with accounting & ERP software • Highly skilled in Microsoft Office suite applications Physical Requirements: • Ability to sit for long periods, lift up to 25 lbs. and spend up to 8 hours per day PC keyboarding. Solid reasoning, analytical, mathematical, situational interpretation & problem solving abilities; strong interactive skills including effective listening and written & verbal communications; demonstrable attention to details and good record keeping; strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload in order to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced & dynamic work environment; team player who can collaborate with others in the organization. How to Apply / Contact All Interested candidates, send resumes to

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VSMPO-Tirus, U.S., Inc 12/12/2019 Leetsdale Pennsylvania United States TITANIUMTODAY


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Primary Category: Education Requirement: Description & Details

Technical High School / GED

Location: Leetsdale PA VSMPO-Tirus, U.S. (“Tirus”) is looking for a qualified Quality Control Coordinator to join the team at its Leetsdale, PA Facility. Tirus is a wholly owned subsidiary of VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation (“VSMPO”), the world’s largest producer of titanium metal products. Tirus operates metal service centers in Ontario, CA and Leetsdale, PA, and these centers offer cutting and other processing services, as well as JIT delivery performance. Responsibilities: • Manage the review & acceptance of mill certificate revision requests; • Review & acceptance of Inspection Reports; • Review & acceptance of Shipment paperwork; • Scanning of mill and supplier certificates; • Calibration & general assistance for the quality department. Qualifications: • High school Graduate required, 4 - year degree preferred; • Strong oral and written communication and strong interpersonal skills; • Strong organizational skills, detailed oriented, self-motivated and must be able to work with little supervision; • Quality system auditing experience and Root Cause Analysis experience is preferred; • Prior experience or knowledge of the metals industry is helpful. Physical Requirements: • Ability to lift 25 lbs. and sit for long periods while working from a computer screen. High level of reading and ability to understand documents and instruments, and importance of confidentiality; effective problem solving, and critical thinking skills; ability to multi-task between concurrent assignments. How to Apply / Contact All Interested candidates, send resumes to

Product Manager, Tube Organization: Date Posted: City: Country: Primary Category: Description & Details

AMETEK 9/11/2019 Plymouth United Kingdom Technical

This role is based in Plymouth, UK at Fine Tubes Limited, which is part of AMETEK’s Specialty Metal Products division. We manufacture high quality precision metal tubes for demanding technical applications in Aerospace, Nuclear, Energy, Medical, Oil and Gas and High-Performance industries. Website: 66


We are currently seeking a Product Manager, reporting to the Director Sales & Marketing SMP EMEA, who will be responsible for commercial strategy and deployment and will have accountability for pricing, proposals and contract review. Emphasis will be on the Aerospace, Medical and Nuclear markets. Key Responsibilities: • Accountable for pricing, proposals, and contract review within the tube product line. • Function as the primary point of contact for key account relationship management. • Identify new products and new market opportunities via the collation of market intelligence. • Customer problem resolution. • Product analytics including market share and competitive landscape. • Reporting and forecasting. • Establish and meet annual and quarterly sales forecasts. • Identify, manage, and win avenues for profitable revenue growth. • Develop strategic customer accounts and cultivate new business opportunities. • Lead and conduct business with safety as a top priority. Essential Requirements: The ideal candidate will be experienced in an industrial manufacturing environment across all aspects of business. They will have a track record of relationship management with OEMs through to the supply chain including distribution. • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. • 5 years’ experience in technical roles within a manufacturing environment. • Experience in key account relationship management. • Experience in the Aerospace or Medical industry is preferred. • Experience in the Metal industry. • Excellent customer relationship skills and experience. • Proven track record of setting aggressive targets and meeting business goals. • Use of cost and profit as drivers for business decision making. • Demonstrated ability to communicate with multifunctional matrix teams. • Willingness and desire to be part of a fast moving, dynamic team. • Ability to communicate effectively both externally with customers and internally at all levels from the CEO to shop floor personnel. Preferred Requirements: • Product management experience/skillset a plus. • Strategic relationship-building skills that focus on the customer’s critical agenda issues. • Established relationships with decision makers in aerospace markets. • Professional acumen that can be built upon for broader leadership roles. • Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing. How to Apply / Contact Visit the AMETEK Career Site to apply

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NIOCORP SECURES CRITICAL LOCAL PERMIT FOR ITS ELK CREEK SUPERALLOY MATERIALS PROJECT Company Agrees to Upgrade and Maintain a County Road and to Reimburse Johnson County, Nebraska for Additional Law Enforcement Costs CENTENNIAL, Colo., Dec. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- NioCorp Developments Ltd. (“NioCorp” or the “Company”) (TSX: NB; OTCQX: NIOBF) is pleased to announce the Johnson County, Nebraska Board of Commissioners has approved a Special Use Permit for NioCorp’s Elk Creek Superalloy Materials Project (the “Project”). Mineral extraction is already a permitted special use in the agricultural zoning district where the Project will be located. In approving NioCorp’s permit, the County Commissioners found that the Project was not incompatible with agriculture use, was designed to minimize impacts on neighboring property, and would likely result in an appreciation of value of surrounding structures and property. NioCorp agreed to enter into an agreement with Johnson County to upgrade Road 721 from the Right of Way of State Highway 50 to the entrance to the Project site. Currently a County maintained gravel road, Road 721 will be upgraded to a paved road which NioCorp will engineer, construct, and maintain for the County. Additionally, NioCorp agreed to enter into an agreement with Johnson County to reimburse the County for the costs for additional law enforcement required during the construction phase of the Elk Creek Mine project, including costs of an additional Sheriff’s Deputy and equipment. “We wish to thank the Johnson County Commissioners, the Planning Commission, Zoning Administrator Mike Davidson, and all of the Johnson County professional staff for their consideration of this permit and their efforts to forge a good outcome for both the Project and the County,” said Scott Honan, President of Elk Creek Resources Corp. and Vice President of Business Development for NioCorp. “We believe that working cooperatively with the County to address local concerns through the Special Use Permit Process is the right way to do things. We look forward to being able to move to a construction start, once we secure sufficient project financing, and to serving as good neighbors with the people of Johnson County for decades to come.”

NioCorp Secures Extension Agreements With More Nebraska Landowners In separate news, NioCorp announced that it has secured legal agreements with southeastern Nebraska landowners to extend the Company’s purchase option on two additional parcels of land planned for use as part of the proposed Project. The extension agreements, which cover a total of 469 acres of land, involve two land parcels that were subject to agreements set to expire in 2020. The Company has now secured extension agreements on five land parcels that together cover more than 1,000 acres of land planned for use as part of the Project. In the event that sufficient project financing is obtained, the Company intends to purchase land as required by the Project schedule. NioCorp $NB $NIOBF #Niobium #Scandium #ElkCreek For More Information Contact Jim Sims, VP of External Affairs, NioCorp Developments Ltd., 720-639-4650, About NioCorp NioCorp is developing a superalloy materials project in Southeast Nebraska that will produce Niobium, Scandium, and Titanium. Niobium is used to produce superalloys as well as High Strength, Low Alloy (“HSLA”) steel, which is a lighter, stronger steel used in automotive, structural, and pipeline applications. Scandium is a superalloy material that can be combined with Aluminum to make alloys with increased strength and improved corrosion resistance. Scandium also is a critical component of advanced solid oxide fuel cells. Titanium is used in various superalloys and is a key component of pigments used in paper, paint and plastics and is also used for aerospace applications, armor and medical implants. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Angie Ostler Email: Phone: 815-885-1300

CENTRO-METALCUT ANNOUNCES PRECISION ABRASIVES AS A MANUFACTURER’S REPRESENTATIVE OF THEIR PRODUCTS Caledonia, IL, August 21, 2019 – Centro-Metalcut, a USA based leading manufacturer of abrasive saws and conditioning grinders for the steel industry, has recently secured an alliance with Precision Abrasives, the industry leader in abrasives and abrasive applications for the primary metals market.



As the largest US distributor of conditioning wheels, roll grinding wheels and large-diameter cut-off wheels, Precision Abrasives’ experience, knowledge and position in the industry are a huge benefit to both Centro-Metalcut and its customers. Not only can customers of the two companies have one source for both equipment and abrasive wheels, they can also benefit from combined resources as Centro-Metalcut and Precision Abrasives become a team and enable each other to work more effectively. Centro-Metalcut will be able

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to provide better information regarding wheel performance to its customers and expand its sales representation in the US. Precision Abrasives will be able to offer conditioning grinders and abrasives saws to its existing customer base, and expand its wheel distribution network to new areas where Centro-Metalcut already has business.

rapidly growing as more metal producers become familiar with this equipment. We feel privileged to work with such a talented group of engineers, programmers and designers. “

Bringing the equipment manufacture and the wheel distributor together provides more accurate performance data and helps specify the appropriate equipment and wheels for each application. Together, Precision Abrasives and Centro-Metalcut will focus on the true costs of the application and examine factors such as abrasive type, grinding force, feeds and speeds, and equipment configuration, thus delivering to customers their best results.

About Centro-Metalcut

“Our Centro-Metalcut product group strives to develop relationships with manufacturers who can assist in supplying our customers with innovative solutions to exceed any application requirements,” says Derek Wheeler, V.P. of Sales for Quantum Design, the owner of the Centro-Metalcut product line, “We know that by securing an alliance with Precision Abrasives, we can ensure our customers are getting a quality product and we can gain customers that were out of our reach. We are excited to grow business for both companies.” Lou Divers, President of Precision Abrasives says, “We spend a lot of time with customers’ grinding equipment optimizing their productivity levels. Our people have always been impressed with Centro-Metalcut’s large diameter cut off machines and fixed head conditioning machines. Their track grinders’ share of the market is

Both companies are excited to work together and offer even better solutions to the marketplace. Centro-Metalcut, operating under the ownership of Quantum Design Inc., is the industry leader when it comes to engineering and building cutting and grinding machines. Centro-Metalcut’s progressive equipment designs are a result of many years of experience and continual technical improvement. With products in virtually every large steel mill in the world, Centro-Metalcut has become a globally known industry leader. Every machine built is fully tested to the highest quality standards and workmanship. The company strives to build relationships with clients that can lasts many years to come. To learn more about Centro-Metalcut, visit About Precision Abrasives Precision Abrasives, founded in 1987, is the largest US distributor of conditioning wheels, roll grinding wheels and large-diameter cut-off wheels, representing a variety of products including Norton, VSM, Noritake, Weiler, and Marathon. They serve the primary metals market including stainless steel, carbon steel, titanium and high temperature alloy in a variety of shapes/forms. To learn more about Precision Abrasives, visit

SOLAR MANUFACTURING BUILDS MUSHIELD’S FIRST VACUUM FURNACE Sellersville, PA, December 2, 2019 – The MuShield Co. of Londonderry, New Hampshire, has commissioned Solar Manufacturing to design their first-ever vacuum furnace. The furnace, built with a SolarVac® Polaris control system and fully compliant to AMS2750E pyrometric specification, is designed to accommodate loads up to 36” wide x 36” high x 72” deep, and a maximum weight of 5,000 lbs. The Solar furnace operates at a vacuum level of 10-5 Torr with the capability of maximum temperatures up to 2400° F, and features an external quench system designed for pressures up to two bar. MuShield is expanding with additional space which will house the new Solar furnace. The company aims to better serve the magnetic shielding industry by providing material designed to protect sensitive electronics from magnetic fields. “MuShield was already aware of our excellent reputation in the industry, and they were impressed with our facility when they visited earlier this year,” comments Jason Davidson, Solar Manufacturing’s Northeast Regional Sales Manager. “They were also impressed with results of testing performed for them by Solar Atmospheres, so we’re pleased they have placed confidence in Solar Manufacturing to provide their first vacuum furnace.”

Solar Manufacturing designs and manufactures a wide variety of vacuum heat treating, sintering, and brazing furnaces and offers replacement hot zones, spare parts, and professional service. To learn more about Solar Manufacturing contact Pete Reh, VP of Sales, at 267-384-5040 x1509, or via email or visit us at



ITA SHINES A ‘SPOTLIGHT’ ON TITANIUM INDUSTRY The International Titanium Association (ITA) is launching its “Industry Spotlight” series, a new communications and information tool for the global titanium industry. ITA associates will interview executives of member companies, creating a short video profile of the company’s operations. During the interview segment, executives will talk about the company’s genesis and history, their current business strategies, as well as the products and services they offer as part of the global titanium supply chain. The videos are online for ITA members, industry observers and stakeholders and will be included in the quarterly online editions of Titanium Today. ITA is currently scheduling video interviews for the Industry Spotlight series. To learn how your company may be included in this series, contact Jennifer Simpson, ITA.

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Producers, Distributors, Fabricators, OEM’s, & Vendors to the Industry

Above Material Technology Co., Ltd. +86-10-82371996

Above Material Technology Co., Ltd (AMT) is very good at welding metallurgy of Titanium wires and powders. AMT is very professional in producing World Top Quality Titanium Alloy Wires at superior Strength and Elongation, and Titanium alloy powders at superior Density and Flowability, for 3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing and welding. AMT holds annual production capacity 500 tons in Titanium alloy wires and powders. AMT Titanium alloy Wires are silver shiny spooled with superior microalloyed as well as Low Impurity. AMT Titanium Rod owns pretty logo printing and neat end-cut. The diameter of AMT Titanium Wires and Rods can be 0.1-5.0mm. Our Titanium Powders are highly spherical with few satellite and porosity. The oxygen and other contaminants are very low and the particle size distribution is tailorable. With innovativeness, strictly quality control, competitive price and extensive technological expert, we are committed to high quality customer demand and can always keep high quality owing to consistent process and quality management. New plant for unique patent processes and products is under construction. For more information, please visit our website:

Accushape™ Inc. +1-503-977-9348

Accushape™ has fully integrated facilities for processing Titanium Sponge Granules, with custom screening, particle size and shape modifications, application development, pressing and sintering of parts, machining and metal finishing processes. Accushape™ is a member of the International Titanium Association.

Acnis do Brasil®

+ 55 15 3225 4044 Acnis do Brasil, founded in 2004, is the largest stockist of titanium, polymers and other special alloys in Brazil. Certified ISO13485 and ISO9001 we supply materials in medical, industrial and aerospace segments, in bars, sheets, plates, wires and tubes. Acnis do Brasil is part of Acnis International group, located in Chassieu, France.

ACNIS® International +33 (0)4 72 14 55 00

Since 1991, ACNIS® International is a leading stockholder and distributor of alloyed and non-alloyed titanium in all forms and sizes. With the acquisition of AEROMETALS & Alloys in 2014 ACNIS® International has strengthened its position in the aerospace field. ACNIS Group provides a unique cutting service in Europe, through its state of-the-art sawing, waterjet, laser and shearing machines.



Among our wide product range, we offer bars, sheets, tubes, flat, hexagonal and square bars, tubes, welding wire, forged parts and powder. We serve our customers from our head office in Lyon, France, but also from our 3 service centers located in Paris (AEROMETALS & Alloys®), Brazil (ACNIS® Do Brasil) and China (ACNIS® Asia).

ADMA Products, Inc. +1-330-650-4000

ADMA Products Inc. is AS9100 registered fully integrated manufacturer of ADMA Hydrogenated Titanium Powder, ADMATAL® net shape and near net shape powder metallurgy titanium and titanium alloy products. These products, produced by ADMA under its proprietary and patented “solid state” (non-melt) consolidation processes, meet all critical specifications and standards, including Aerospace Materials Specifications (AMS). Components made from ADMA Hydrogenated Titanium Powder are characterized by high purity, refined microstructures, low oxygen content, excellent “weld-ability”, low energy input, almost 100% “buy to fly ratios”, low cost, and performance that is superior to those of titanium ingot based products. ADMA additionally specializes in stainless steel, nickel, niobium, zirconium and other advanced materials produced by powder metallurgy processes.

Advanced Optical Technologies, Inc. 505.313.7068

Advanced Optical Technologies Inc. (AOT) provides non-destructive surface and crystallographic characterization of titanium and other aerospace materials. AOT’s patented crystallographic polarization-classification imaging (CPCI) is an extension of polarized-light microscopy that provides crystallographic orientation images in air at much higher speeds and over larger areas than EBSD or XRD. CPCI extends crystallographic NDT to more stages of titanium production and manufacturing for both forged and additively-manufactured parts. AOT provides testing and measurement services for crystallographic characterization and builds sensors for customers to establish in-house characterization of microstructure and microtexture. AOT offers multi-dimensional micro- and nano-structural material characterization, mapping, and assessment for a more complete understanding of complex materials and devices, and develops custom sensors for defense and commercial customers.

Aero Titanium Supplier of Titanium castings and other Titanium products

Aerometals & Alloys® + 33 (0) 1 61 03 03 90

Located close to Paris, France, Aerometals & Alloys ® is a leading stockholder of alloyed and non-alloyed Titanium in all forms and sizes. Aerometals & Alloys ® provides a unique cutting service in Europe, through its state of-the-art sawing, waterjet and shearing machines. Among our large product range, we offer bars, sheets, tubes, flat, hexagonal and square bars, tubes, welding wire and forged parts. EN 9120 certified.

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Producers, Distributors, Fabricators, OEM’s, & Vendors to the Industry Aerometals & Alloys ® is part of Acnis International group, located in Chassieu, France.

Akrapovič Titanium Solutions +386 30 705 299

Akrapovič Titanium foundry was established in 2008 in Slovenia. We are able to offer titanium casted parts, including other titanium solutions such as machining of the parts that can be customized to your liking. Over the past decade the company has added value in fields such as cuttingedge surgical instruments, precision technology in the meat processing and packaging industry, high-end sporting goods and apparel as well as numerous parts in the motorcycle and auto industry. Our technical experts share amongst them over half a century of world class foundry knowledge and expertise and we can guarantee you a high-end quality products delivered according to your demands and expectations. As we are located in the heart of Europe, we are in close proximity to several industrial and manufacturing hubs in Europe and can meet your technical and performance requirements keeping in mind a short transit time from our facility to yours.

ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH +49 6181 3070

ALD Vacuum Technologies – High Tech is our Business ALD is a worldwide leading supplier of advanced furnace systems for melting, casting, coating and heat treatment of metals under vacuum. ALD furnaces are used for the production of especially pure and specially alloyed metals, materials and parts. Our customers are comprised of the leading manufacturers of materials used in aerospace, energy, semiconductors, medical and commercial markets for a variety of applications that require those super-alloys, reactive and refractory materials as well as rare earth and powder materials. ALD Vacuum Technologies also is the industry leader in EB PVD Thermal Barrier Coating Systems and our Precision Casting Systems are used for super-alloy, Titanium and Ti Aluminide cast parts. Our expertise in heat treatment furnace technologies and sintering furnace technologies are utilized by leading automotive manufacturing companies as well as the tool manufacturing industries for highly critical parts in gear case and fuel injection systems and specialty tools. ALD has worldwide representation and services through wholly owned subsidiaries in North America, Japan, Russia, Mexico, India, Thailand, Poland, France and China. With more than 20 representatives across the globe, working together with nearly 400 employees at our corporate headquarters in Hanau, Germany ALD is able to provide timely and knowledgeable services and support. ALD is part of the AMG, Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V., Netherlands, a public listed technology company with leading market position and interesting growth potential.

Alloy Works, Inc. 704-645-0511 ext. 118; Todd.Tomczyk@ AlloyWorks, a TIMET company, specializes in plasma cold hearth melting titanium aluminides, standard titanium alloys, and CP. AlloyWorks products are used to produce parts in aerospace, industrial, and military applications. AlloyWorks is AS9100, ISO 9001 certified and holds approvals from several leading engine companies.

Alloy Metals Company

562-941-1616;; Alloy Metals Company is a full service distribution center with offices located in Southern California, New York and Wichita, KS (opening 2019). AMC specializes in Titanium Bar, Sheet & Plate products. Offering quick turnaround and in-house cut to size parts, AMC is your one stop destination for your Titanium raw material needs. Industries Serviced: Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Medical and Industrial markets. Materials • 6AL-4V • 6AL-4V Eli • 6AL-6V-2SN • 6AL-2SN-4ZR-2MO • 6AL-2SN-4ZR-6MO • 8ALK-1MO-1V • 10V-2FE-3AL • 3AL-2.5V • 15V-3AL-3CR-3SN AMC is AS9100D/ISO9001:2008

American Prosthetic Components American Prosthetic Components is a manufacturer of prosthetic components.

American Titanium Works LLC +1-603-398-3342

American Titanium Works LLC is completing plans to build a new, green-field, integrated, world-class titanium manufacturing facility in the southeast of the United States. ATW is targeting the defense, industrial, commercial, consumer and emerging markets with a range of products and services including alloy and commercially pure titanium plate, bloom, billet, slab, and ingot. Applications for our products will include defense ballistics and general military equipment construction, chemical processing equipment, oil & gas systems, pulp & paper production facilities, medical implants, and a wide and growing range of consumer goods.

AmeriTi Manufacturing Company 1-313-366-5300



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Producers, Distributors, Fabricators, OEM’s, & Vendors to the Industry AmeriTi Manufacturing Company is an integrated manufacturer of titanium metallurgical products. The company employs about 180 people, occupies about 12 acres of property, and is located in Detroit, Michigan, USA. AmeriTi processes all types of titanium scrap materials; and is a producer of ferrotitanium by induction melting, various titanium scrap products, titanium metal powder by the hydride-dehydride process, and titanium metal parts. The parts are produced by investment casting and metal injection molding. AmeriTi’s titanium metallurgical products are used by producers of titanium, steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and powder metallurgy. The titanium metal parts are used in firearms, medical instruments, tools, recreation, and a variety of other industries. AmeriTi uses titanium scrap products as its raw material. The recycled materials are purchased from around the world, including all forms of titanium scrap solids from various manufacturing processes, titanium scrap turnings from machining operations, by-products from mill product producers, various off-grade materials, and titanium sponge. AmeriTi Manufacturing Company is an ISO 9001:2015 registered company with a firm commitment to quality and safety in all parts of the company’s business.

Arconic +1-231-894-7330 Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensure customer success and shareholder value. For more information: Follow @arconic: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Aries Alloys

+919870401466 India’s leading Stockholder of Titanium, Nickel Alloys & Stainless Steel Mill Finished Products, Re-Usable & Scrap.

ARIES Manufacturing +1 704-289-8531 ARIES Manufacturing: ARIES Manufacturing, formerly marketed as The Cyril Bath Company and ACB Company, is part of an International corporation known as the ARIES Alliance. This group of aerospace focused businesses provides innovative metal forming and joining solutions to the aerospace industry. The foundation of its technologies is stretch forming of aluminum alloy sheet for fuselage skins, as well as aluminum and titanium profiles for airframe structure components. The company’s stretch presses are equipped with the latest CNC control systems, designed and developed by its in-house software engineers. Our stretch forming customers include the leaders in commercial and business aircraft manufacturing, in addition to



their complete supply chain network. ARIES Manufacturing has developed a very innovative Hot Stretch Forming process, or HSF®, to contour titanium profiles for airframe component applications. This high temperature forming process precisely stretch forms titanium extrusions to the exact part design contour. The hot stretch formed part is then machined and finished into a critical airframe component. This valuable forming process saves starting titanium weight by offering a near net profile solution; contoured in a controlled, repeatable process, with minimal residual stress. In addition, under ARIES Manufacturing, we hot form and superplastic form titanium sheets for applications in nacelle and pylon components. Our facility in Nantes, France operates 12 hot forming/Superplastic Forming presses of varying sizes. Additionally, we can laser or machine trim, spot weld, hot brake form, and perform assembly work. All of our hot presses are designed and built within our corporation businesses. Finally, ARIES manufacturing has a facility in Grenoble, France that can perform pocket milling and final trimming on large aluminum alloy fuselage skins. This contract manufacturing work utilizes our internal expertise and design engineering of a very innovative “mirror milling” type CNC machining center. Tel: +1 704-289-8531


+1-412-394-2800 ATI is a global manufacturer of technically advanced specialty materials and complex components. ATI is a market leader in manufacturing differentiated products that require our unique manufacturing and precision machining capabilities as well as our innovative new product development competence. Our capabilities range from alloy development to final production of highly engineered finished components, as well as producing powders and parts for use in next-generation jet engine forgings and 3D-printed aerospace products and finished parts. ATI produces specialty materials such as nickel, cobalt, titanium, exotic alloys and specialty steels. ATI offers our customers a unique supply chain solution that Creates Long-Term Value Thru Relentless Innovation®.

Avon Metals Ltd. +44-1452-874500

Avon Metals is a manufacturer of aluminum products and a recycler of specialty metals. We make high purity aluminum pellets/shot for the Titanium Industry. Specialty metals and scraps processed/traded included CP Titanium, 6/4 Titanium, Molybdenum, Zirconium, Tantalum, Vanadium, Chromium. We are buyers/consumers of off grade Vanadium-Aluminum type alloys in lump and powder forms.


+1-800-446-7404 Bahco’s 3860 Multi Chip Carbide bandsaw blade has been developed specifically for cutting Titanium Alloys. The 3860 Multi Chip Carbide blade improves and optimizes Bandsaw operation with a World leader in Cutting Technology. In the 1980’s Bahco developed and Patented the first “Set Tooth” Carbide Bandsaw blade to provide fast, efficient cutting of exotic alloys and have led the way in this sector ever since.

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Producers, Distributors, Fabricators, OEM’s, & Vendors to the Industry Bahco is a registered trade name of Snap-on Incorporated a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, diagnostics, and equipment, software and service solutions for professional users. Products and services are sold through the company’s franchisee, company-direct, distributor and Internet channels. Founded in 1920, Snap-on is a $2.8 billion, S&P 500 Company headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Our Mission - The most valued productivity solutions in the world. Snap-on Incorporated P.O. Box 1410 Kenosha, WI 53141-1410, U.S.A. 262-656-5200.

Banner Medical

+ 1-800-323-9732 Banner Medical Innovations (BMI) specializes in providing complete singlesource cold finished bar, plate, sheet and supply chain solutions for the medical, dental, and aerospace industries. We carry over 1 million pounds of raw and finished goods inventory to service our customers quickly. Our complete offering of stainless, titanium, aluminum, alloy, cobalt chrome and cannulated products coupled with unique value-added services sets BMI apart. Some of these unique value- added services include: • Custom supply chain management solutions • Complete traceability from melt source to finished product • In-house Ultrasonic (UT) Testing • Vendor managed inventory (service) and JIT programs • Line marking • Niton Gun material analysis • Near-net shape machining/Blanking • Precision saw cutting • Waterjet cutting Each BMI facility is ISO 9001: 2008 certified. Medical production facilities are ISO 13485:2003 certified. Our Carol Stream facility is also AS9100C: 2009 certified

Baoji JHY Titanium Industry Co., Ltd +86-917-3372996

Baoji JHY Titanium Industry Co., Ltd was founded on 25-09-2002. It is a professional manufacturer for titanium and titanium alloy fasteners and machined products. We can produce them according to different standards, like GB, ISO, DIN, ANSI and JIS etc. They are widely used in petroleum, metallurgy, chemical, pharmacy, marine engineering, racing car, motorcycle, bicycle, yacht, outdoor camping and sports equipment. Our company insist the “Quality First” strategy rather than “Low priced” one to earn trust from customers, which has been proved correct after 15 years in this industry. Now over 85% our products are exported to Japan, United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands and other European countries.

Baoji Titanium Industry Co., Ltd. +86 917 3382 075;

Baoji Titanium Industry Co., Ltd (Baoti) is the biggest manufacturer of titanium mill products and titanium alloys in China. An integrated production system that includes melting, forging, rolling, drawing and fabricating enables Baoti to manufacture various products such as titanium sponge,

ingot, billet, bar, wire, plate, sheet, tubing, forging, casting of all grades of CP titanium and most titanium alloys as well as many down-stream products in accordance with AMS, ASTM, MIL, ASME, ISO, DMS, AWS, JIS specification. These products are widely used in every kind of industry ranging from aerospace and automotive to sports, medical, chemical and petrochemical industries. Baoti is an ISO9001 and NADCAP approved company.

BAOWU Special Metallurgy Co., ltd. + 86-21-26032635

Baowu Group is the largest and most advanced integrated steel company in China. BAOWU Special Metallurgy Co., ltd. is a subsidiary company of Baowu Group. BAOWU Special Metallurgy Co., ltd. grew out of Shanghai No. 5 Steel Works, and started manufacturing of titanium alloys since 1968. The main titanium products include: ingot, billet, bar, coil, stock, isothermal forging and so on.

BHN Special Materials Ltd. +86 411 8924 9999 ext 8088

BHN special Materials Ltd. is a leading high quality master alloy producer in Dalian, P.R. China. BHN is certified according to EN9100:2009 andISO 9001:2016. BHN provides the full range of Vanadium, Molybdenum, and Niobium containing binary alloys for the Titanium Industry for aviation, military, and medical application in China and abroad. The expertise of BHN is to supply tailor-made multinary master alloys well designed to simplify the customers’ manufacturing process to improve their competitiveness. To learn more about BHN, please visit our website at

BIBUS METALS +41 44 877 54 11

BIBUS METALS Group is 100% Swiss owned, and since 1979 a leading distributor and stockholder of Titanium (CP and Titanium alloys) as well as Nickel based alloys in Europe and Asia. BIBUS METALS Group is a supplier for different applications in medical, chemical, aerospace, automotive, oil & gas, power generation industries and offers: Sheets/Plates, Wire/Bars, Tubes/Pipes, Strip/Foil, Welding wire, Screw/ Nuts, Profiles The BIBUS METALS Group has Sales Organisations in Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Austria, United Kingdom, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Ukraine and China. The fully integrated Service Centres are located in Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and China to ensure reliable and rapid service for customers worldwide. Where necessary the entities of the Group are certified according ISO 9001 and EN/AS 9120 for aerospace. Quality, flexibility and tailored solutions are of great importance for the whole BIBUS METALS Group. For further information please email to TITANIUMTODAY


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Producers, Distributors, Fabricators, OEM’s, & Vendors to the Industry

Blaser Swisslube Inc. (845) 294-3200

Blaser Swisslube AG is an independent and family-owned Swiss company founded in 1936. Blaser Swisslube is represented in more than 60 countries on all continents. The company develops and produces high-performance cutting fluids for customers who manufacture tiniest to large titanium components as well as critical and structure components, particularly for aerospace and medical. Blaser Swisslube’s goal is to optimize manufacturing processes and to improve their economic efficiency, productivity and machining quality. In close cooperation with the customers Blaser Swisslube presents new solutions to fully exploit the potential of machines and tools by using the right metalworking fluid which becomes a liquid tool. This promise is backed by excellent products, customized services, competent experts and its long experience in the metalworking industry. For more information please visit



processors that roll, forge, melt, flatten, stretch, shear and extrude metals of all types. Butech Bliss is located in Salem, Ohio and is home to one of the largest manufacturing facilities in the industry. With over 50 engineers on staff, 400,000 sq. feet, 100+ machining centers, full fabrication and assembly departments, 200 ton crane capacity and a dedicated rail spur, Butech Bliss is equipped to handle any project. Butech Bliss product offerings include copper crucibles, liners, molds, hearths, etc. for VAR, ESR, PAM and EBM Re-melting equipment as well as Rolling Mills, Forging and Extrusion Press upgrades and Coil, Plate and Sheet processing equipment for all metals. Butech Bliss is comprised of Butech Inc., E.W. Bliss (Bliss-Salem), Loewy Machinery and Lombard Industries.

Calvi Holding S.p.A

+39 039 331071; Born from the aggregation of multinational entities with over 700 years of combined experience in the engineering and manufacturing of special steel profiles based on customers’ specifications, Calvi Holding S.p.A. owns controlling stakes in 12 manufacturing companies operating in the metallurgical and mechanical

With more than 180 locations in 23 countries, Bodycote is the world’s largest provider of heat treatment and specialist thermal processing services. Through heat treatment, metal joining, surface technology and Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP), Bodycote improves the properties of metals and alloys, extending the life of vital components for a wide range of industries, including aerospace, defense, automotive, power generation, oil & gas, construction, medical and transportation. Customers in all of these industries have entrusted their products to Bodycote’s care for more than 30 years. Bodycote is the vital link for additive manufactured titanium components, providing property improvement through HIP and heat treatment post processing services.

The group’s operations are organised into two divisions: the metallurgical division, which specialises in manufacturing special steel & titanium profiles based on customers’ specifications with hot and cold forming technologies, and consists of the 9 companies in the Calvi Network Special Steel Profiles and the diversified mechanical division, made up of 3 companies that manufacture lifting units for forklifts.


Carbolite Gero


Carbolite Gero Business Unit Manager: Michael Hager (920) 567-0024

Buehler is a premier global manufacturer of metallographic equipment, Wilson hardness testers and supplies for sample preparation and microscopic analysis. Buehler has a team of material scientists and Buehler Solutions Centers that solve some of the most challenging problems and improve processes.

The Network, which boasts a long history of manufacturing steel and a world-class know-how, presents itself as a partner for the manufacturing of special sections for countless applications in a wide range of industrial segments, including energy, aerospace, medical, automation, and machine tools, and addresses the growing needs of the market for forming solutions.

Being a part of ITW a Fortune 200 company, Buehler has made significant investments in R&D that allows for continuous innovations that meet the needs of industrial manufacturers and suppliers.

Carbolite Gero, part of Verder Scientific, has 80 years of experience and a reputation for quality and reliability, which are invaluable in the aerospace industry. Furnaces and ovens from Carbolite Gero are the first choice for many of the aerospace industry’s most respected companies for the heat treatment of aircraft components. Equipment is available for both initial manufacture and MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) to AMS 2750E within a Nadcap environment. Carbolite Gero products are already widely used by leading aerospace manufacturers and as a result we are able to offer excellent references.

Butech Bliss

Carpenter Technology Corporation

Buehler’s goal is to have the most intuitive, efficient and reliable equipment and high performing consumables through customer backed innovation.

330-337-0000 Butech Bliss is a designer and manufacturer of capital equipment, repair components and engineering and field services for metals producers and




Carpenter Technology Corporation (NYSE: CRS) is a recognized leader in high-performance specialty alloy-based materials and process solutions

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Producers, Distributors, Fabricators, OEM’s, & Vendors to the Industry for critical applications in the aerospace, defense, transportation, energy, industrial, medical, and consumer electronics markets. Founded in 1889, Carpenter has evolved to become a pioneer in premium specialty alloys, including titanium, nickel, and cobalt, as well as alloys specifically engineered for additive manufacturing (AM) processes and soft magnetics applications. Carpenter recently expanded its AM capabilities to provide a complete “powder-to-part” solution to accelerate materials innovation, offer rapid prototyping, and streamline parts production. On social: Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook

The quality of Jinda titanium sponge is stable. Self R & D MHT-90 highquality titanium sponge and small size titanium sponge have become the preferred raw materials of aerospace and defense, marine engineering and other high-end usage of titanium industries.


Chesapeake Industrial Cleaning Products, Inc.

CEFIVAL +33 1 39 37 12 25; SIDERVAL +39 342 67 41 11;; CEFIVAL and SIDERVAL manufacture special sections and tubes with hot extrusion process to obtain near net shape profiles. The engineered shapes are studied and manufactured according to customer’s requirements in a wide range of solid and hollow sections. Our manufacturing process improves the buy to fly ratio. Main grades are titanium, inconel, stainless and carbon steel, super alloys, nickel alloys and other on requirement. Main application fields are aeronautics for aircraft ring engines ( CFM56, GE90, GP7000, CF6-80, SM146, Gen X) and structural parts (such as seat tracks, floor and wings stiffeners, door hinges…), power generation for nuclear (ia drive rods) and conventional applications, architecture, defense, medical and food industry. Cefival is NADCAP certified.

Jinda Titanium is a member of the International Titanium Association, the vice managing director of Chinese non-ferrous metal industry association titanium zirconium Hafnium Branch, the vice managing director of Titanium Industry Progress and the director of Baoji Titanium Association. Jinda Titanium comprehensive ranks forefront in titanium industry.


Chesapeake Industrial formulates and supplies manufacturing chemicals and degreasers to titanium recyclers and processors. Cleaners for removing oil from turnings, dirt and oil from scrap, cutting fluids from formed products and other typical operations are our expertise. Chesapeake provides a wide range of formulated products from general cleaners to high spec materials made at facilities in several US locations. Products specifically designed for individual operations can be formulated for costs often lower than ‘off-the shelf’ materials. Chesapeake has served customers in the titanium industry for over 10 years. Drums, Totes and Bulk deliveries of materials are all available.


China Huaxia Special Metal Limited

Centro-Metalcut is an industry innovator in the design and manufacturing of the highest quality cutting and grinding equipment. Centro-Metalcut Abrasive Saws and Conditioning Grinders can accommodate large diameters, a variety of materials including high alloy and specialty steels and can be designed for single or batch-cutting/grinding. From start to finish, CentroMetalcut provides custom design, engineering, fabrication and installation to fit your specific application.

China Huaxia Special Metal Limited is one of the largest manufacturers of titanium, nickel & nickel alloy, stainless steel/duplex & supper duplex with forms at sheet/plate, seamless tube/pipe, bar/rod, wire, welded pipe, seamless & welded fitting, flange, valve, clad material etc. With the logo CSM (China Special Metal), we hope to be the best one of special metal manufacturer in China. CSM always treat the quality as our life, CSM invest the quality and future. CSM material have been widely used in oil & gas industry, chemical industry, construction industry, sports industry etc, many big companies in these field have approved CSM material. CSM took the pride in CSM titanium sheet used in 2012 London Olympic Village decoration, CSM has the mission to be the enterprise to improve the position of Chinese titanium products in the international market.

Phone: 815-885-1300 Email: Address: 7550 Quantum Court Caledonia, IL 61011

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Chaoyang Jinda Titanium Co., Ltd. +86 421 2976177

Chaoyang Jinda Titanium Co., Ltd.(Jinda Titanium )was founded in August, 2006.The main products are Jinda brand titanium sponge(famouse brand products in Liaoning Province) and titanium ingot and other processed products. Production ability per year for titanium sponge is 10,000 tons, for ingot is 2000 tons and 40,000 tons for anhydrous magnesium chloride. Jinda Titanium is the National High-tech Enterprises with unique production technology, advanced inspection instruments and strong technical force. Jinda Titanium passed ISO9001 Quality Management System,ISO14001 Environmental Management System, GB / T28001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System, GJB9001B Military Standard Quality Management System, AS9100C Aerospace Quality Management System Certification and ISO / IEC17025 National Laboratory Accreditation.


Collins Aerospace 1-216-429-4227 Provide, Manufacture and Assemble landing gear for the aerospace industry.

CONUAR S.A. (FAE DIVISION) +54-11-63261300

FAE Division of Conuar is an Argentinean producer qualify for supplying hydraulic Ti-3Al-2.5V tubing for A320 family being the first Latin-American



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Producers, Distributors, Fabricators, OEM’s, & Vendors to the Industry company in getting a tier one contract with Airbus. One of its main activities, apart from aerospace, is the manufacturing of seamless commercial pure titanium and titanium alloy tubes, straight or U bend for heat exchangers and instrumentation. The nuclear business is the origin of the company and the Zirconium cladding tubing for the nuclear fuel elements constitutes the main product of the company. It also produces nickel alloys 690 & 800 tubes for nuclear steam generators up to 35 meter lengths. Conuaris certified according to UNE EN 9100: 2016, ISO 9001: 2015, ISO 14001: 2015, OHSAS 18001: 2007

Consarc Corporation +1-609-267-8000

Consarc Corporation, an Inductotherm Group Company, is a manufacturer of vacuum furnaces for the titanium forging and casting industry. Consarc custom designs and manufactures Reactive Vacuum Arc Remelting (RVAR) furnaces for primary electrode melts of compacted sponge titanium and titanium alloys, and secondary melt furnaces for remelting fully dense electrodes. Consarc also designs and manufactures fully customized Induction Skull Melting (ISM) systems for melting titanium in a refractory free environment for casting or ingot withdrawal. Consarc is ISO 9001 certified, and with operations on 5 continents, is well equipped to tackle fully customized furnace projects globally.

Continental Steel and Tube Company +1-954-332-2290

Continental Steel and Tube Company is one of the world’s leading value added volume suppliers of quality metals. With an outstanding global reputation, our team of expert sales associates can supply a comprehensive inventory of metals to meet any application requirements. Continental Steel supplies a wide range of metals including, titanium, stainless steel, nickel, steel, aluminum, hot/cold rolled, galvanized, and stainless and electrical steel in carbon and alloy grades. Our long list of Titanium Grades includes CP4Gr1, CP3, Gr2, CP2Gr3, CP1Gr4, Gr7, Gr5Ti6AL-4V, Gr6, Gr9, Gr12, Gr19 (Beta C) & Gr11.Our materials are available in coils, sheets, strips, plates, angels, bars, rounds, squares, hexagons, and other custom shapes. Continental also offers tubing or pipes in welded, DOM and seamless. Call us for all Hard-To-Find items. Aerospace specialists.

Coogee Titanium Pty., Ltd

Coogee Titanium is a division of Coogee Chemical, a long-established privately held chemical business headquartered near Perth, Australia. Titanium R&D is based in the Melbourne, Australia area. Coogee has leveraged their chemical engineering expertise to advance a Kroll-like process for the continuous production of titanium and titanium alloy powder to production. A production facility with Gen 4 equipment is being built in Kwinana, Western Australia, Coogee Chemicals’ headquarters and a major operations facility. The production plant will focus on the production of Ti 6-4 low oxygen powder for additive manufacturing, MIM, and other advanced manufacturing applications. Alloy development will remain in Melbourne.



Cosen Saws

888-720-5371 Founded in 1976, Cosen is one of the world’s leading band saw manufacturers with a broad product line and a global sales network including Cosen USA and Cosen Europe. Cosen’s North American office and warehouse is located in Charlotte, NC. From there, the company provides an extensive selection of service replacement parts and local machine technicians. Our warehouse inventory contains over 100 new machines in stock and ready to ship at all times.

Cristal Metals Inc. +1-815-221-2281

Cristal Metals was formed in 1997 as International Titanium Powder (ITP) to develop and commercialize Armstrong Process® patented and proprietary technology for high purity metal and alloy powders with specific emphasis on titanium. Powders produced through the Armstrong Process® can be used as spheroidization feedstock for additive manufacturing to provide customized compositions. Powders may also be employed to manufacture parts through direct consolidation to lower processing costs for titanium parts via powder metallurgy processing.

CSIRO Metal Industries Research Program +61 3 9545 8644

The Metal Industries (MI) Research Program is engaged in applied research across the metal value chain, specialising in novel metal production techniques, interfaces/corrosion, energy systems, metal forming, and additive manufacturing / 3D printing, particularly for Titanium and its alloys. Strong Multiphysics modelling techniques are combined with practical experimentation to understand and develop advanced solutions for Australia and the global industry. MI undertakes independent and collaborative research, and partners with industry and academia around the world. MI also provides consulting services, use of specialized facilities, and additive manufacturing training to Australia’s Manufacturing Industry, including through its ‘Lab22 Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre’. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia’s primary national research body, with over 5,000 researchers active over a wide range of fundamental and applied research challenges.

Danobat S. Coop

+34 943 748 177; DANOBAT focuses on the design, development and manufacture of machine tools, high value-added production systems and fully flexible solutions, adapted to our customer’s needs. Internationalization has been an ongoing process. Therefore DANOBAT has production plants and service centers in Spain, Germany, UK, USA and Italy, as well as an important sales and service network which covers 40 countries. Innovation is one of DANOBAT’s hallmarks since it started its activity 65 years ago. Among its wide range of innovative solutions, DANOBAT offers its latest developments of customized solutions for the most stringent cutting

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Producers, Distributors, Fabricators, OEM’s, & Vendors to the Industry processes. The latest technologies are utilized to achieve the highest rigidity and precision. DANOBAT machines provide an ergonomic and high-end solution with a userfriendly and powerful software and provides cutting edge sawing solutions. DANOBAT supplies sawing solutions to customers demanding the highest technological requirements, in aerospace, oil & gas, forging industry, energy, mold and die, automotive, steel manufacturers. DANOBAT is part of the DANOBATGROUP, the machine tool division of the Mondragon Corporation. With a turnover of 260 million euros and 1300 people, it is one of the main Machine Tool and production system manufactures in Europe. More info, please visit us at:

Design Group

253-926-0884 Design Group brings a broad and extensive depth of engineering and operating experience in titanium and other specialty metals to work for you. Design Group professionals have direct industry experience in the titanium industry with process engineering and design, regulatory compliance, industrial automation, process qualification, and systems integration. Our capabilities include all facets of a metals production operation, including sponge production, sponge processing, scrap handling, scrap processing, blending, melting, casting, forging, extrusion, rolling, flattening, machining, finishing, and other metalworking operations. We can help prepare operations to become qualified under the most rigorous quality systems in the aerospace, nuclear, industrial, and medical industries. Design group can provide a wide variety of services including Facility Audits, Feasibility Studies, FEED Studies, and Detailed Engineering for new process and manufacturing facilities, including the integration of your control and data systems for reporting, chronological documentation and MIS reporting. Design Group operates from over 40 global offices in the US and India providing Engineering and IT consulting to the world’s leading companies through the efforts of over 1,400 engineering and technical specialists. Design Group provides professional engineering, architectural and construction management services to metals clients throughout the world. Design Group is uncompromising with respect to quality, confidentiality and safety. We focus on developing long-term client relationships through proven execution. We recognize that requirements frequently change throughout the project life cycle, and adapting to change is a core strength of the firm. Our goal is to provide maximum value for our client’s investment. Design Group provides solutions ranging from conceptual planning of future initiatives, engineering evaluations, augmentation of our client’s engineering staffs and the design and construction of complete manufacturing facilities. We are focused on delivering engineered solutions for the most challenging business needs.

Direct Alloys


in grades such as Waspaloy, 718, 901, 625, X750 and titanium to standard industry specifications.

Duferco SA +41-91-8225600

Duferco Group is the ultimate shareholder of Vanchem Vanadium Products. (Pty) Ltd “Vanchem” and acts as its only distributor. In 2016 Duferco SA has also taken up a long-term distributorship agreement for vanadium products from Chengde Steel HBIS “Chengde.” Chengde is an integrated steel and vanadium producer. Chengde vanadium products range include FeV50%, FeV80%, as well as standard and high-purity vanadium oxides and vanadium carbide nitride (VCN).

Edge International +1(937) 395-7222 Edge International, located in Dayton, Ohio, is an ISO 13485-certified stocking distributor of raw materials, specializing in medical grade Cobaltalloys, Stainless Steels and Titanium for the manufacture of implants and instruments for the orthopaedic, spine and trauma markets. Edge works with its customers to provide cost-effective solutions and concentrates on the medical market to ensure the highest level of compliance, quality and service. Value-added services include precision grinding to size and tight tolerances, precision sawing, non-standard grades and sizes, and just-in-time inventory programs. Edge conducts business internationally, supplying to customers around the globe.

ELG Utica Alloys, Inc.

Mailing Address: 239 West Service Road, Hartford, Connecticut 06120 Delivery Address:233 Weston Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06120 Phone: +1 (860) 522-3123 Email: Website: ELG Utica Alloys is one of the world’s leading specialists in sourcing, processing, recycling and supplying Titanium, Nickel and Cobalt alloys. Specializing in servicing aerospace, oil and gas, power generation, and engineering. With over 50 years experience, operating under the tightest quality standards, utilizing the latest equipment, offering unparalleled service, while being supported by over 40 sister yards worldwide. ELG is providing services to clients, leveraging expertise in materials, while adding significant value to their revert cycle. ELG Utica Alloys is a division of ELG Haniel GmbH. Haniel has over 250 years of experience bringing services and value to customers around the globe. As, world-leading trader and recycler of stainless steel, high-performance alloys and metals, carbon fiber, and prime materials.

Direct Alloys LLC is AS9120/ISO9001 specialty metals distributor and brokerage. We offer a free online clearinghouse for mills, forgers, fabricators, distributors, and end-users to anonymously list their prime certified excess mill product inventories. Please visit the www.directalloys. com website to view our listings. In addition, Direct Alloys stocks specialty alloy and titanium forging billet TITANIUMTODAY


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ELTRA Applications Specialist: Cesar Ballester (267) 757-0351 ext. 109 Eltra Elemental Analyzers, part of Verder Scientific, plays a key role to ensure that desired properties of the materials used in the construction of airplanes are met. Such material is subject to rigid testing and comprehensive quality control. This includes for example elasticity or the protection from embrittlement. ELTRA GmbH has over 30 years of experience in manufacturing of elemental analyzers for the determination of Carbon, Sulfur, Nitrogen, Oxygen and Hydrogen content, in metals and powders, with some of the analyzers specifically optimized for applications in the aerospace industry.

FE Mottram Ltd +44 1142446723

Founded in 1973 FE Mottram Ltd is one of the pioneers of eutectic ferro titanium manufacturing in the UK. Over 45 years later Mottram is more than ever one of the leading ferro titanium producers. Based in ‘Steel City’ Sheffield, FE Mottram enjoys a strong reputation as an ISO 9001: 2015 accredited manufacturer of both standard grades and tailormade high grade ferro titanium serving the most demanding customers in the steel industry worldwide. Fine Tubes | AMETEK Specialty Metal Products

Fine Tubes | AMETEK Specialty Metal Products +44 (0)1752 876416 Fine Tubes, part of AMETEK Specialty Metal Products, is a leading global manufacturer of precision tubing in high performance titanium, stainless steel and nickel alloys. The company manufactures tubes in both seamless and welded forms used in mission critical applications across a range of specialty markets including aerospace, oil and gas, nuclear and medical. TITANIUM TUBE EXPERTISE • Seamless titanium tubes from 1 mm (0.040 in) OD to 45mm (1 5/8 in) OD • Straight lengths up to 5.5 metres (18 ft.) TITANIUM ALLOYS Fine Tubes offers a comprehensive portfolio of titanium tubing in the following alloys: Ti CP (Grade 1), Ti CP (Grade 2), Ti 6Al/4V (Grade 5), Ti 3Al/2.5V (Grade 9) The tube mill has achieved NADCAP approval for Ultrasonic Testing, Heat Treatment, Fusion Welding, Chemical Processing and Fluid Distribution Systems. WORLD CLASS TUBE MILL



Based in the United Kingdom, Fine Tubes operates several state-of-the-art titanium processing facilities including: • Pilger Rolling Mills • Draw Benches • Vacuum Furnace Heat Treatment • Chemical Processing • Conditioning & Degreasing Our metallurgical and engineering experts are ready to support your teams in developing competitive solutions for your most demanding technical challenges. Fine Tubes, Reading Alloys Superior Tube, Hamilton Precision Metals, AMETEK SMP Wallingford and AMETEK SMP Eighty Four– all leading manufacturers of advanced metallurgical products – form AMETEK Specialty Metal Products.


+33 470 644337 Extrusion, Rolling & drawing of hollow bars in specialty metals, mainly used in the orthopedics, cutting tools, nuclear, energy and aerospace. HSS, tool steels, titanium alloys, maraging and PH alloys, as well as Hf & Zr alloys.

Fort Wayne Metals +1-260-747-4154

Fort Wayne Metals is a leading manufacturer of precision titanium wirebased products for medical, aerospace, industrial, and consumer markets that are helping make lives better around the world. Driven by a spirit of innovation, we use state-of-the-art equipment and advanced drawing techniques that allow us to produce some of the smallest diameter titanium wire on the market. Fort Wayne Metals has worked with titanium for over 20 years and in that time, we have established proprietary processes that allow us to produce material with a surface finish that is among the smoothest in the industry. Commercially pure titanium and titanium alloys are available in straightened and cut bar, coil, strands and cables, flatwire, and wire form. Our titanium products are used in everything from orthopaedic devices to eyeglass frames and aviation springs to fasteners. Fort Wayne Metals is FDA registered and ISO 9001, AS 9100D, and ISO 13485 certified. We’ll continue to push boundaries to find better solutions for our customers. Available diameters: Wire: 0.03 mm [0.001 in] to 1.6 mm [0.06 in] Coil: 1.02 mm [0.04 in] to 12.7 mm [0.5 in] Bar: 2 mm [0.1 in] to 76.2 mm [3 in] Available grades: Commercially pure titanium (ASTM F67 • ASTM B348 • ASTM B863 • ISO 5832-2) Grades 1-4 Alloyed titanium Ti-6Al-4V ELI (ASTM F136 • ASTM B348 • ASTM B863 • ISO 5832-3) Ti-6AI-7Nb

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FRIGGI AMERICA +1-519-421-9291

Friggi America provides premium metal and aluminum cutting solutions to the North American market. With over 70 years manufacturing experience we now offer large vertical plate and block saws, high-speed carbide saws, plasma, and waterjet cutting solutions. Within our product line, we offer specialized equipment to cut challenging materials like Titanium or exotic metals with extreme precision and performance. Our plate saw capacity is over 20 feet and our Gantry models will cut blocks up to 140” with minimal material handling. Machines are available in automatic or semi-automatic version to cover any requirement. We service many key market segments including aerospace, automotive, defense, oil and gas, steel service centers, forging and mold makers. Whether the application is to cut ferrous or nonferrous metals for ingot, bar, block, or plate we offer the best solution for our clients’ production needs.

GfE Metalle und Materialien GmbH +49 911 9315 299

GfE, founded in 1911 and being part of AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V., is a leading manufacturer and global supplier of high performance metals and materials. We offer a wide range of high-quality master alloys that meet the highest technical requirements for different specialized sectors, mainly aerospace, super alloy industry and ship-building. Furthermore titanium as high-purity HDH powder is produced by GfE for thermal spray coatings. Its specific characteristics offer an advantageous material for porous layers on medical implants. Our product spectrum is completed by inter-metallic Titanium Aluminum light weight alloys, known as gamma Titanium Aluminide alloys. Its present applications include low pressure turbine blades (LPT) for civil aircraft engines as well as turbocharger wheels for the automotive industry. GfE is certificated in accordance to ISO 9001, EN 9100, ISO 14001, ISO 50001 as well as BS OHSAS 18001 and operates an accredited laboratory according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025.

Goldman Titanium, Inc. 716.823.9900

Goldman Titanium, Inc. purchases and processes scrap titanium in order to supply the highest quality finished product to our customers. As a pioneer in the titanium industry, our company was first established in 1958, and we have continuously expanded our business over the years. Titanium is the only metal we handle, making us experts in our field. Goldman Titanium’s Quality Management System is certified to AS9100D with ISO 9001:2015, complying with the rigorous requirements of the aerospace and defense industries. Our company‘s products have been

approved by major U.S., European, and Asian melters, as well as by master alloy producers, steel and stainless steel producers, and ferro titanium producers.

Grandis Titanium +1-949-459-2621

GRANDIS TITANUM is an ISO 9001:2008 certified worldwide supplier of titanium products like Titanium Bars, Sheets, Plates and Wire for the Industrial, chemical and Additive Manufacturing / 3-D printing industries. Company maintains warehouses in Los Angeles and Rotterdam, and USA sales offices in California, Ohio and Oregon. We also have sales offices in South Korea, China, Russia, Belgium and Italy.

Growell Ventures LLP. +91 22 2266 5522

Growell Ventures LLPis a global trading and trading advisoryfirm which deals in a range of Titanium and other Special Alloys. These areofferedin various forms:semi-finishedforms- like ingots, billets, bars, plates, sheets, strips and wire andfinished forms - like fasteners, electrodes, forgings and rings. We serve several strategic and core Industries like space, aeronautical, energy,oil and gas anddefense. Growell has a strong network of logistics partners and can match supplies from multiple extraction points in multiple markets. Our sourcing options are numerous, within India as well as in other countries. Our buyer base is large and includes the major government and public sector companies and large private companies. Our team understands the interdependencies of global markets, has over 100 years of collective leadership experience in global trade and is spread across three continents with representatives in India, Europe and the Americas.

Haynes International Inc. +1-765-456-6000

Haynes International, Inc. is one of the world’s premiere manufacturers of titanium tubing. HAYNES® Ti-3Al-2.5V alloy is used for aircraft hydraulic systems. Our seamless Grade 9 titanium tubing is produced to many industry specifications, including AMS 4943, AMS 4944, AMS 4945, AMS 4946, AS5620, SB 338/B 338Gr9 and UNS R56320. Additionally, Haynes is a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of high-performance HAYNES® and HASTELLOY® nickel- and cobalt-based alloys used in corrosion and high-temperature applications.

Hempel Special Metals AG +41 44 823 88 24

Hempel Special Metals Group is distributor for Titanium, Nickel Alloy and Zirconium from stock. Our companies with Service Centers are located in Switzerland, Germany, UK, Poland and Hong Kong/China and sales representatives in Italy, and Ireland. We have competence centers for the chemical process, the oil & gas, the aerospace, the medical and the watch industry. Beside all standard titanium grades we stock special grades



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Producers, Distributors, Fabricators, OEM’s, & Vendors to the Industry (Grade 4, 5, 5-ELI, 7, 9) in bars, sheet/plates and tubes. Our services include individual stocking, cutting, sawing, plasma, laser- and water jet cutting, individual bar marking and turning. We supply material tailor made and in packages for special projects. On our Metal Exchange you can buy and sell titanium a.o. material.

Hi Tech Alloys, Inc. +1-925-937-3836

Incorporated in 1982.

Hogue Metallography Services Include: • Metallographic Services • Sample Preparation - metals and non-metals • Documentation - macro and micro • Interpretation of Microstructures and metallographic • Failure Analysis • Industrial Problem Solving • Litigation • Laboratory Design • Equipment selection • Selection of optimum consumables • Layout Consulting may be performed on site, in the field, or at my laboratory. Training Courses Offered.

HORIE Corporation +81-256-66-2237

Horie Corporation is the world leader at surface engineering of Titanium such as precision coloring, etching, grain controlling and the solution provider to complex titanium fabrications. Horie has developed its original titanium technology using Horie’s electro-chemical technology and surface treatment technology. Our titanium knowledge provides our customers with unequaled solutions in titanium. Horie will continue to develop many new products and search the unlimited possibilities and beauty of titanium.

Independent Forgings and Alloys Ltd +44-114-234-3000

IFA is a premium supplier of high integrity titanium forged products to quality markets globally. Our specialist forgings include seamless rolled-rings, forged discs, forged shafts and forged bars which are used as the near net shape raw material for subsequent finish machining to a wide range of components. We have created a fully integrated metals service centre which has grown to be a leading provider of quality open-die forgings used for safety critical components to operate in severe service conditions. We participate in the high technology markets of Aerospace, Energy, Oil and Gas and Power Generation (including Nuclear) and high-end Advanced Engineering. Our flexibility and scale of operations means that we can provide both highly specialised “one-off” forgings as well as volume production and meet customer deadlines for delivery. Hirework, or toll forging, of customer owned material is also offered.



Located in Sheffield, UK for over 250 years, our plant is an ISO 9001, AS 9100 D, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, Lloyds Register of Shipping & NADCAP Metals Manufacturing, Heat Treatment, Testing and Inspection accredited facility, ensuring we meet exacting customer quality expectations. We firmly believe that “forging partnerships” between IFA and our clients is vital for the 21st century and its demands.

Inductotherm Corp.

+609-267-9000 President: Bernard Raffner Director - Technical: Bert Armstrong Director – Sales: Andrew Procopio PRODUCTS and SERVICES - Inductotherm manufactures a complete line of induction heating and boosting systems for titanium slabs, billets, blooms, bars and rods prior to rolling. Other products include vacuum induction melting, holding, pouring, heating and coating equipment for thermal applications in air or controlled atmospheres for the metals industry. Coreless and channel furnaces with capabilities up to 500 tons; power supplies up to 42,000 kW; automated pouring systems with vision control; computer controls and charge handling systems.

Industrial Metals International Ltd. +1-631-981-2300

IML is a supplier of bar, sheet, tube, wire, rings and forgings in aluminum, titanium, nickel stainless steel, alloy and bronze products. In business for over 40 years, IML is approved by companies such as Rolls Royce, Boeing, Airbus, UTAS, GE, and Pratt and Whitney. Located near JFK Airport in NY, IML is able to offer same day shipping to countries worldwide with no minimum order charge for stock items.

INTECO Melting & Casting Technologies GmbH +43 3862 53110-0

The INTECO group is able to provide all know how, technology and complete plants for melting, refining, casting and remelting of steel and super alloys. Additionally, INTECO offers Automation and Production Management Systems for the steel industry. Its product portfolio is completed by rolling mills for long products, industrial furnaces as well as Powder Metallurgy and Titanium production plants.


+1-610-325-0124 Invera is the leading supplier of ERP software for the metal distribution industry. Our STRATIX software provides advanced functions for sales, inventory control, production, shipping and outside processing of specialty metals. Metal Specifications, Mill Test Certs and third party certificates can be controlled within STRATIX and as required emailed to customers upon


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Full product traceablity enables companies to have complete control and accountability of all material purchased, processed and shipped to customers.

John Cockerill

Invera also provides INVEX for eCommerce and Customer Web Service options over the internet. Coupled with the INVEX-CRM applications companies can optimize the sales process by recording quotes, activities and tasks. STRATIX-ONE a Decision Support & Management Dashboard provides executives and managers with real time sales, operations and financial information. Because STRATIX was designed from the ground up for metal distributors and processors the inventory can be accessed using metal industry nomenclature. A complete solution tailor made for titanium metal companies.

+1-330-332-4661 John Cockerill designs, integrates, modernizes and maintains equipment for industries like energy, defense, metals, environment, and transport and industry in general. Present on all five continents, John Cockerill numbers more than 5,500 experienced employees who combine technological expertise and the management of international projects.

Jiangsu Hongbao Group Co., Ltd

As such, John Cockerill has supplied innovative heat treatment technologies, combining field proven reliability and cutting edge technology for every application since 1923.

Titanium Pipes & Tube Manufacture—Jiangsu Hongbao Goup Co., Ltd

Grounded on the experience of well-known brands like Electric Furnace Company (EFCO) and French ATI Furnace, John Cockerill provides heat treatment products to process a wide range of materials in a multitude of sizes, shapes and thermal cycles.


Jiangsu Hongbao Group Co., Ltd (Jiangsu Hongbao High-precise Pipe & Tube Co., Ltd) is located in Zhangjiagang City in P. R. China.In 1993, Hongbao set up the titanium products factory for sponge melting and seamless tubes production, who can be considered as the pioneer in China in this area. For more than 25 years’ growth and supported by professional technical team and facilities.

Based on its great historical knowledge and evidenced by numerous worldwide references, heat treatment products supplied by John Cockerill comply with local, national and international safety and quality standards, including: NFPA 86; NEC (NFPA 70); UL508a; AMS 2750; NADCAP.

Hongbao now is specialized in developing and manufacturing Titanium and Titanium alloy ingot, Titanium and Titanium alloy seamless tubes, copper alloy tubes and high-strength oil well tubes, which have been widely used as key components for seawater desalination, salt making, soda ash, PTA, petrochemical oil wells and warship equipment etc.


Hongbao has passed the quality and management system certifications, such as ISO 9001, IATF16949, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, Lawrence Certification and Norwegian DNV Factory Certification etc. The products are exported to the countries and regions worldwide, such as U.S.A. Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Eastern Asian etc. With the stable quality, timely supply, suitable price and fine service, Hongbao receives unanimous praise from our customers.

Jinhua Top-Link WWW.TOP-LINK.CC

Established in 2009.Jinhua Top-link lmp. & Exp. Co., Ltd is a professional exporter and supplier of rare metal materials, such as Titanium Molybdenum, Nickel, Etc. Our key products are Titanium Plate. Titanium Bar. Titanium Tube, Titanium Flange, Titanium Fasteners Clad materials etc. We are located in Jinhua, Zhejiang province, China with convenient transportation access. All of our products comply with international quality standards and are widely used in aerospace medical and other fields. The products are greatly appreciated in a variety of different markets throughout the world. Our company cherishes every customer, and spares no effort to provide our customers with first-class products and technical




KASTO, Inc is the world’s only COMPLETE supplier of Metal Cutting Machinery offering all available Metal Sawing methods. These include Band Saws, Plate & Block Saws, Cold Circular Saws & Hacksaws. Customers benefit from un-biased recommendations about which Metal-Cutting Equipment is best for their application. We also offer complete Storage and Retrieval Systems!


888-777-6852 Kennametal® is a leading global manufacturer of industrial tooling, premium-quality metals, master alloys and metal powders. Founded in 1938, Kennametal employs more than 11,000 people around the globe serving customers in more than 60 countries. With a variety of capabilities and expertise to match, Kennametal consistently delivers cost-effective solutions that meet or exceed the titanium industry’s strict purity, chemical, and particle-size specifications. Their experience in Vanadium (VAl), Molybdenum (Ti-17, AlMoTi, AlMoV), Niobium (AlNb) and Chromium(AlCr) master alloy production is consistently proven in on-time deliveries and exceptional product quality. Kennametal’s aerospace grade master alloys are manufactured via open air, inert gas, aluminothermic and/or VIM, where absolute control over

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Producers, Distributors, Fabricators, OEM’s, & Vendors to the Industry impurities, inclusions, oxygen and minor additions are maintained. Prior to their release, Kennametal ensures that all alloys meet specification through stringent quality and test systems, which are certified to AS9100/IS9001, NADCAP and ISO17025.

continues today as a privately held company with 3rd and 4th generation Shoemakers active in the business.

Laboratory Testing Inc.

All of Kennametal’s customers are met with personalized and professional service on every inquiry. Materials and manufacturing experts are always available to consult on material applications and specific solutions.


Keywell Metals, LLC

Laboratory Testing Inc. is a leading NADCAP and A2LA ISO/IEC 17025 accredited, independent material testing laboratory. LTI offers complete lines of destructive and nondestructive testing services, including chemistry, metallography, fracture and fatigue testing, mechanical testing, liquid penetrant and magnetic particle inspection. We test input materials, prototypes and finished products.


Keywell Metals, LLC is the industry leader in specialty steel recycling and a worldwide purchaser, processor and seller of titanium scrap metal for ingot formulation, alloy additions and ferro-titanium production. In addition to the complete range of processing capabilities, Keywell Metals, LLC operates the largest and most modern fully equipped on site analytical laboratory in the scrap metal industry. Every product shipped from Keywell Metals, LLC is fully certified and guaranteed to meet Customer Specification.

Kings Mountain International (KMI) +1-704-739-4227

Kings Mountain International (KMI) is an ISO9001:2015 / AS9100D certified precision grinding company. KMI processing includes: • Flat / Tapered / Contoured precision thickness machining • Tolerances to +/-.001” (.0005” upon request) • Sizes up to 110” x 360: larger sizes upon request • Weight control for Aerospace applications • Thin sheet grinding to .010” • Surface Finishes from 250 RMS to 12 RMS and finer • Polishing of sheet and plate to #3,#4 or #8 mirror. Non-directional also available Benefits: • State of the art measurement instrumentations • Experience with all types of metals • Plate / Sheets arrive clean, damage free and ready for fabrication Industries we serve: • Aerospace / Defense/ Energy / Commercial Aircraft / Architecture

Kolene Corporation 313-273-9220

Our Machine Shop can prepare all specimens and samples for testing, and runs on two work shifts for reliable, fast turnaround. We also build out specimens to order for customers who do their own in-house testing. LTI has been in business since 1984 and has a team of over 170 employees that includes engineers, chemists and other technical experts. This group has years of experience in the aerospace, power generation, medical, transportation and other industries. LTI complies with ASME NQA-1, ISO 9001 and ISO 13485. Our lab is on the approved supplier list of hundreds of prime contractors, industry agencies and customers. Testing is performed to AMS, ASME, ASTM, NASM, MIL and other standards and industry specifications. With a 104,000 sq. ft. facility near Philadelphia, PA, LTI is one of the largest full-service testing laboratories in the USA and fully capable of handling and testing materials of all shapes, sizes and quantities. Call or visit www. for a fast quote.

LAI International

+1-518-273-3912 LAI International (formerly Zak Incorporated) is a fully integrated design, fabrication, machine, and test facility. We engineer, manufacture, and refurbish crucibles, liners, molds, and accessories for the remelting and production of specialty metals. Our manufacturing and consulting experience has contributed significantly to the VAR, ESR, Plasma, EB, C.C., and EBPVD processing industries. This experience, along with our precision CNC machining capabilities, will extend your product life cycles and improve the reliability of your process. Our ISO 9001-2008 certified services include a full range of dual pallet, multi-axis CNC machining centers with live tooling; MIG, TIG, and stick welding of copper and other dissimilar metals; hydro, helium, X-ray and other available NDT services. For more information about Zak Incorporated, please visit us at

Kolene specializes in designing and developing metal cleaning processes utilizing fused or molten inorganic salts. One of our major applications is surface conditioning of titanium oxides and forming lubricant removal. Surface conditioning prior to pickling and chemical milling promotes uniform surfaces and metal removal. Processes to remove vitreous lubricants and molybdenum disulfide are available.


Kolene designs both process equipment and process chemicals to provide single-source cleaning systems.

LCMA is since very long an established partner on the international market for for semi-finished products in C.P. titanium and titanium alloys for aeronautical, medical, industrial and petro-chemical applications.

Kolene Corporation was founded in 1939 in Detroit by John Shoemaker. It

+ 352 26 55 43-1 Mr. Otis Claeys – CEO:

We have acquired the know-how, skills and competences and are well informed about the needs, different standards and specifications.



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Producers, Distributors, Fabricators, OEM’s, & Vendors to the Industry The close cooperation with other entities of our Group makes us cover almost the entire product portfolio for all sectors. LCMA has the ability to fulfil almost all needs of its International customers and is continuously adapting to market changes. Our wish is for YOU to be able to benefit from our experience. We look forward to serve with our products and knowledge.

LL-resources GmbH

+43-316-890-368 LL-resources is an independent, global mineral resource commodity management, trading and consulting establishment. We are running our own productions for Ferro Titanium, both in Sweden as well as in Russia. We offer our partners the total value chain solution (ore body to market) by maximizing value and minimizing risks. By firmly applying to our corporate governance, high quality standards and procedures & responsibility scheme we are in the position to guarantee professionalism, innovativeness and top quality to our diverse pool of small and midsized corporations as well as global players.

Lomon Billions

+ 86 391 3126903 Our company has been manufacturing titanium dioxide for 30 years and we recognize that it is important to continuously improve our knowledge, processes and manufacturing expertise – delivering technical excellence is our objective. We understand that it is critical to fully support our customers technically. We also believe that it is important to improve current products and develop new ones so that we can be sure that we are meeting our customers’ needs – now and in the future. That is why we have invested for the future by building a 12,000 m2 purpose built technology center, which was opened in 2014. We have installed state-of-the-art analytical and application testing equipment and our team of technical experts are there to support, and work hand-in-hand with, our customers. Lomon Billions manufactures and operates to international standards and it fully conforms to, and is certified with, ISO 9001:2008.

LOTERIOS S.p.A. +39-02-9648281 LOTERIOS is a leading fabricator of titanium pipe, fittings, shell and tube heat exchangers and vessels as required.

Louyang Hexin Titanium Industry Co., Ltd


513-573-7200 Makino understands the aerospace industry has unique machining needs in the production of complex precision aerospace parts. Makino has the machines, processes, and engineering solutions that allow large OEMs, tierone and tier-two suppliers, and job shops to produce accurate structural and turbo machinery parts faster, with less variability and at the lowest cost. The Makino T-Series was designed specifically for the challenges of titanium machining. The T-Series 5-axis machining centers are unique in the industry with key technologies to support tool life extension for cutting titanium. A high-torque spindle, highly rigid machine structure and unique active amping system reduce cutting vibrations and assure stable machining during heavy roughing operations, The T’s large work piece envelope and unique 5-axis kinematic design create unique ideal five sided access for high speed machining of large aluminum and titanium components. Makino machining centers dramatically reduce costs by minimizing non-cut time, cut time, and changeover time. Our automated cells employ state-ofthe-art pallet handling and storage systems that enable you to efficiently produce parts around the clock. Contact us today! 513-573-7200

Medart, Inc. and MPT +1-724-752-2900

MPT is a world class bar and wire finishing service provider with capabilities to handle special metals for peeling, turning, straightening, grinding, and coil to bar processing. MPT will work with our customers to develop best practices for new materials if they require these services. Other services we can provide include Non-destructive testing, and bar chamfering. We work hard to get the materials back to the customer in a timely manner and we work to the tightest specifications in the industry with our ground bar meeting H6, H7 or H8 tolerances depending on the customer requirements. No job is too large or small. Medart designs and manufactures centerless bar peelers, coil to coil peelers, coil to bar peelers, straighteners, fastener wire pay-off systems, take up systems, plane straighteners and engineered material handling equipment. Purpose built processing equipment for the titanium industry.

Metals & Alloys UK Ltd +44-(0) 114 354 0117 Aaron James:

We are a trusted manufacturer of Ferro titanium and supplier of Titanium scrap and Noble alloys. Specializing in Titanium, we buy and sell all grades of Titanium scrap. All incoming scrap is sorted and prepared at our UK facilities. Depending on the quality of the Scrap, it will either be used in our Ferro titanium production or recycled back to the metal industry.

Luoyang Hexin Titanium Industry Co., Ltd was founded in 2014. Our company produces titanium products since 2014, including rods, tubes, and plates.


Products are widely used in petrochemical, sait. Offshore industry, energy generation and other industries. Typical applications include: Titanium and titanium alloy bar for hot-rolling; Titanium alloy standard parts; All kinds of corrosive fluid transmission pipeline system; Titanium bicycle tube; automobile exhaust pipe; Offshore aquaculture

METALVALUE provides strategic consulting services and invests into selected industrial companies.




MetCon, LLC



Abrasive Cutoff Saws Made in USA

Centro-Metalcut has been designing and building heavy-duty abrasive cutoff saws for the titanium industry for over 30 years. Centro-Metalcut’s machines are capable of cutting a variety of materials in single or batch quantities.

Gantry Saws

Pivot Saws


• Automatic blade measurement. • Constant load monitoring. • Constant pressure monitoring.

Track Grinders

Stationary Grinders

Wet Saws • Constant surface speed. • No material deformation. • Increased tool life. • Better yield loss. • Less cost per ton.

Conditioning Grinders Made in USA

Centro-Metalcut has been the industry leader in conditioning grinders for over 45 years. Centro-Metalcut designs and builds heavy-duty conditioning grinders for the titanium industry capable of grinding billets, blooms, slabs and ignots in a very wide range of sizes.


• Closed loop servo control. • Constant load monitoring. • Automatic grinding head pressure control. • Anti-penciling feature.

Overhead Grinders • Wheel drop safety function. • Auto-wheel measurement. • Constant surface speed. • Controlled removal.

* All machines are proudly manufactured in the USA and are made to bring you a continuous ROI that lasts for years down the road.


Precision Abrasives is the largest US distributor of conditioning wheels, roll grinding wheels and large-diameter cut-off wheels, Precision Abrasives’ experience, knowledge and position in the industry are a huge benefit to both Centro-Metalcut and its customers.

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Producers, Distributors, Fabricators, OEM’s, & Vendors to the Industry +1-724-888-2172 MetCon provides conditioning and finishing services for both intermediate and finished products, including bloom, billet, bar, plate, sheet, and machined or fabricated components employing a patented “Green” electrochemical technology. Product yields and costs are dramatically improved when compared to conventional processing. The technology can also provide alpha case removal, precise gauge removal, and ultra-bright micropolishing. MetCon is based in Monaca, PA, 30 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.

Mega Metals, Inc. +1-602-258-6677

Mid-West Machine +1-205-663-0732 Mid-West Machine™ provides metal conditioning equipment and systems for the Steel and Titanium industries. This includes both bonded wheel and coated abrasive belt grinders. We offer Traveling, Stationary, Gantry, Overhead, and Ingot End Grinders as well as material handling equipment for processing slabs, billets and rounds through the grinders.

Mobile Alloys

Mega Metals LLC., is a globally recognized high quality processor of Titanium Turnings and Solids. We are certified by major mills and casting houses for prepared aerospace grade material. Our philosophy is to unite the highest quality in customer service with the highest quality of our materials, in order to serve the expanding international demands of the metals recycling industry.



(310) 928-0168

+32 56 234400

Titanium and titanium alloy scrap processing. Prepared vacuum grade additive.

Monico Alloys

Supplying all grades of FeTi 70 % and sourcing titanium scrap and low grade sponge for our ferro titanium production.

Monico Alloys specializes in the processing of titanium scrap in the form of solids and turnings.Monico is a Global Mill processor for Titanium Scrap metal ISO 9001:2008 andapproved by every major titanium melter. Monico Alloys prepares bulk-weldable solids, feedstock, cobbles, and turnings to rotor quality specifications. Monico Alloys remains the industry leader by utilizing only the latest scrap processing technology.Monico Alloys offers a wide variety of Titanium Alloy inventory which includes CP, 6-4, 6-2-4-2, 6-62, 3-2.5, and others.

Supplying steel grade sponge directly to steel mills and master alloy producers worldwide.

MoTiV Metals, LLC

Metraco is a ferro alloys and non-ferrous metal trading group of companies established in 1993 with offices in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and the UK. Specialised in ferro titanium, titanium sponge, manganese metal and noble alloys.

MetSuisse® Distribution AG +41 44 586 02 74

MetSuisse® reflects the precision and high quality products the industry requires. Next to our experience we are the first metal distribution company specialized in the medical industry, and operate strictly according to ISO 13485 (Medical) and the GDP standards valid for pharmaceuticals (besides ISO 9001). The stringent and precise requirements found in the medical & watch industry has given us the experience and abilities required to meet the various requests. Currently, we are specialized mainly in the metals titanium zirconium, CoCrMo, medical stainless and tungsten alloys. However, you can contact us with any of your sourcing requests. We work with dedicated partners worldwide. MetSuisse® has a unique grinding facility allowing: precision grinding of titanium foils, sheets and plates technology applied for the Swiss medical and watch industry no min. quantities for CP Grade 1, 2, 4 and Ti6Al4V Eli min. 0.09 +/- 0.015 mm (= in inch 0.003543307” +/- 0.000590551”). We can ground up to a format of 1’000 x 2’000 mm.




MoTiV Metals, LLC is an independent sales and marketing company supplying molybdenum, titanium, vanadium and other products to the global steel, titanium and chemical industries. The company has a vast array of expertise and knowledge in domestic and international sales, logistics and supply chain management. MoTiV Metals LLC offers Master Alloys to the Titanium industry, through its relationship with BHN Special Materials Ltd, including V-Al, Mo-Al, and other alloys.

Multi-Etch LLC (928) 634-5307

Multi-Etch is a low-acid (pH 6.8), far safer etchant for titanium and other metals, with a less toxic waste stream, when compared with hydrofluoric and nitric acids. Preparing titanium with Multi-Etch enables anodizers to produce brilliant colors and welders to achieve solid welds. Multi-Etch is also used to brighten titanium mill products and tumbled titanium parts, and to erase anodizing mistakes. Industries regularly using Multi-Etch include aerospace, medical, dental, bicycles, knives, jewelry and other arts, marine, architectural, and industrial.

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+33 1 70 98 30 05 NEOTISS is leader in the manufacturing of titanium and stainless steel thin welded tubes serving all demanding industry markets from power generation to desalination, process, automotive and more. Our products include not only bare, straight tubes but enhanced surface tubes, such as low fin, helix and corrugated tubes as well as u-bent tubes for special applications. The highest level of quality and safety in the market is guaranteed by stringent control procedures and unchallenged technical experience. The best testimony of product quality is the long list of references, worldwide. Our R&D teams develop ambitious innovation and research programs to enhance the performance of the tubes in the toughest environments. We have high manufacturing capacities, with production mills on three continents, Asia, North America and Europe, (namely in China, France, India, South-Korea, the USA) as well as a secured access to superior quality titanium strip.

NF&M International

NF&M International, Inc., subsidiary of VSMPO-Tirus US, is a producer of premium quality triple melted and standard grade titanium bar and billet products for the aerospace market and manufacturer of small-diameter precision tolerance bar and seam free coil products for aerospace fastener, automotive and medical applications. NF&M also provides a wide range of conversion services, including intermediate grinding and finishing of bar/ billet, heat treating, straightening, bar peeling, bar polishing, pickling and inspection. NF&M’s Nadcap approved laboratory performs room temperature tensile, hardness, hydrogen analysis and micro/macrostructure evaluation.

Ningbo Chuangrun New Materials Co., Ltd +86-574-62067588

Ningbo Chuangrun New Materials Company (CRNMC) is a start-up company which was established in 2012, mainly focus in manufacturing of high purity titanium. Located in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, CRNMC possess electrolysis refining process and double-gun EB melting process in house. CRNMC also has two branches in Zunyi and Baoji, for titanium sponge manufacturing and high purity titanium processing, respectively. CRNMC provides world-class high purity titanium products in various of purities (from 99.95% to 99.999%), serves semiconductor industry, vacuum coating industry as well as aerospace industry. Not limited to high purity ingots, CRNMC supplies high purity titanium mill products such as sheets, blanks, billets, tubes and also high purity titanium powder. CRNMC produces in well-established quality control system with ISO 9001 certificate and conducts business with professional knowledge and absolute integrity.


+1 (303) 604-3942 NobelClad is the world leader in the field of explosion welding. We have more than half a century of expertise, and we are the one company with the most global resources and infrastructure committed to clad, offering bi-metallic solutions for complex industrial markets, including oil and gas,

chemical, and transportation. We work with global partners across the supply chain not only to deliver the highest-quality, most cost-efficient clad materials on time, but to inform and help develop project specifications from the onset. Our design ingenuity, technical proficiency, and unparalleled dependability make us an invaluable resource for process architects, engineers and fabricators alike. That’s why our clad materials are the preferred specification for high-stakes industrial infrastructure applications all over the world. Specialties: Explosion Welded Clad, Longitudinally Welded Pipe, Pressure Vessels, Heat Exchangers, Structural Transition Joints, Electrical Transition Joints, Cryogenic Transition Joints, Flat Plates & Cylinders, Heads, Tube Sheets.

Norsk Titanium

U.S. Customers: +1 518 324 4010 European Customers: +47 97 42 22 00 U.S Inquiries: European Inquiries: Norsk Titanium is the world’s pioneering supplier of aerospace-grade, additive manufactured, structural titanium components. The company is distinguished in the aviation industry by its patented Rapid Plasma Deposition™ (RPD™) process that transforms titanium wire into complex components suitable for structural and safety-critical applications. Norsk Titanium is a tier-1 supplier to commercial airframe and engine OEMs, and is committed to cost-reducing aerostructures and jet engines for the world’s premier aerospace manufacturers. RPD™ is the world’s first FAA-approved, 3D-printed, structural titanium, delivering substantial lead-time and cost savings for aerospace, defense, oil and gas, and commercial customers.

NorthAmericanAlloys +1-800-985-2250

Now celebrating our 36th year in business, North American Alloys processes titanium alloy scrap for recycling and warehouses stocks of new and surplus lots of titanium mill products. North American Alloys warehouse in Kennewick, WA handles titanium sheet, plate, bar, billet and tubing. Please visit our website at to view our current inventory of titanium products. North American Alloys is always seeking new sources of excess inventory materials in titanium, cobalt or nickel alloys and specialty metals such as tantalum, columbium, zirconium and beryllium. Contacts: Michael Shulimson, President

NSL Analytical Services, Inc. +1-216-438-5200 A recognized leader in analytical testing, NSL Analytical Services, Inc. is an Independent Commercial Testing Laboratory specializing in Inorganic Elemental Chemical Analysis, Metallurgical and Microscopy Evaluations, Polymer Materials Testing and Metal Powder Evaluations. NSL Analytical helps customers achieve the highest standards of product quality from design to launch by providing accurate, reliable and repeatable materials



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turnover 10 times in 10 years.

Nu-Tech Precision Metals

We are providing solutions in cutting optimization (conventional saws but also waterjet).


Nu-Tech Precision Metals manufactures by hot extrusion seamless pipe, tube, fittings, bar, rod and shapes for nuclear, aerospace, military, medical, offshore, mining, chemical, sub-sea and corrosive environments. Extruded shapes, especially those for the aerospace industry in 6Al-4V, fit within a 12” (300 mm) circle size. Our extrusion process creates a near-net shape that reduces material and machining costs overall. Our ability to alpha-beta process results in improved fatigue resistance over beta extrusions… contact us to learn more about how this process will benefit your extrusion requirements. Seamless pipe from 1.5” (40 mm) to 14” (350 mm) plus specialty sizes and wall thickness. In-house finishing options including OD grinding or machining, ID honing or boring, hot straightening, pickling, nondestructive testing and electron beam additive manufacturing and welding are a few of the services we offer.

Oerlikon Metco (US) Inc. Oerlikon Metco is a global leader in surface engineering solutions that bring benefits to customers through a uniquely broad range of surface technologies, equipment, materials, services, specialized machining services and components. The surface technologies such as Thermal Spray and Laser Cladding improve the performance and increase efficiency and reliability. Oerlikon Metco provides a comprehensive manufacturing, distribution and service network, catering to aviation, medical, power generation, automotive and other strategic growth industries such as additive manufacturing and operates a dynamically growing network of more than 50 sites in EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific.

OSAKA Titanium technologies Co., Ltd.

Description of our waterjet capabilities: Size up to 12 000 x 3 000 mm Waterjet Pressure up to 6000 bars Mono et Multi cutting heads Part up to 10 tons

PCC Metals Group The PCC Metals Group brings together TIMET, a vertically integrated titanium supplier; and Special Metals, a leader in nickel alloy development. With over 200 years of collective experience, each organization is an R&D leader in their respective industries. The PCC Metals Group unites the unique capabilities of each company, leverages their strong metallurgical expertise, and is able to better serve customers in the specialty metals market.

PCC Revert Group brands/caledonian_alloys The PCC Revert Group combines the assets of Caledonian Alloys and SOS Metals, and is the world leader in the management of nickel and cobalt base superalloy and titanium alloy recycling for the aerospace, land-based turbine, and chemical industries. The company transforms revert into material ready for remelitng to produce new nickel, cobalt, or titanium alloys. The Revert Group provides customers with a range of tailored revert management services designed to enable them to optimize the use and value of their own revert material. Accredited with all major vacuum and high temperature melters worldwide, Caledonian Alloys and SOS Metals supply fully processed nickel and titanium revert material to the melting industry. Both SOS Metals and Caledonian Alloys also purchase revert material from a wide range of industrial customers throughout the world.

+81 3 5776 3103

OSAKA Titanium technologies Co., Ltd. manufactures premium quality titanium sponge mainly for aerospace use, high-purity titanium billet for semiconductor industry, titanium powder for powder metallurgy and additive manufacturing, and other titanium-silicon related products.

Paris Saint-Denis Aero

PSD AERO is one of the main supplier for raw materials products of key players in the aviation sector (for example AIRBUS, SAFRAN, AIRBUS HELICOPTERS, DASSAULT AVIATION, etc). Our Quality Management System meets the IAQG’s series requirements. Our stock at your disposal is the biggest Aerospace metallic stock in the world. With our experience and rigor acquired during the last few decades, the company consists of 90 staff members that have enabled us to increase our



Perryman Company +1- 724-746-9390 Perryman Company is a vertically integrated producer of specialty titanium products. Our operations include melting, forging, and fabrication to finished products. Perryman’s quality, technical expertise, and customer service is unmatched. Perryman supplies and services customers in the aerospace, medical, consumer, recreation, infrastructure and 3D printing/additive manufacturing markets worldwide. Approvals include ISO 9001:2015; AS9100D and NADCAP. Perryman Company is headquartered in Houston, Pennsylvania. Our melting facility is located in Coal Center, PA and our hot rolling and finishing operations are in Houston, PA. Additional intermediate processing is located in Frackville, PA. Company sales offices are located in Houston, PA; Philadelphia, Los Angeles, London, Zurich, Tokyo, and Xi’an.

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Plymouth Engineered Shapes 800-718-7590

Plymouth Engineered Shapes is the premiere provider of near-net extruded shapes for a large variety of applications. All customers want to squeeze more cost out of their parts and Plymouth Engineered Shapes offers the solution in Titanium, Stainless steel, Alloy steel, or Nickel-based alloys. Our Engineers are capable and willing to work with your design engineers to develop the most optimum near-net shapes possible to make your finished parts. No other manufacturer in North America offers so much experience in special shape technology, or provides so many value-added options to meet your product specifications.

PM International Suppliers (863) 644-6300

We supply pipe and fittings, tubing, valves, flanges, bars, sheet and forgings with numerous worldwide sources for limitless applications. PM International Suppliersspecializes in providing products in exotic materials such as duplex, super duplex, 6% molybdenum stainless-steels, titanium, copper nickel and nickel alloys. Industries we serve: Offshore Petrochemical Geothermal Chemical Manufacturing Aerospace Desalination Power Plants Water Treatment Facilities and more!

Precision Metal Grinding, LLC +1-949-872-2976 Precision Metal Grinding is a grinding service company that supports the aerospace and medical industry. Providing the highest quality of surface finishes for critical applications (Ra and Rz). Capable of machining thin sheet (minimum: 0.008”) and thick plate (maximum: 6.00”) up to 78.00” wide x 230.00” long. Precision Metal Grinding offers a standard thickness tolerance of +/- 0.001” and can provide +/- 0.0005” upon request. Our standard practices ensure consistency over large orders and from batch-tobatch. With years of experience under our belt, we are capable of machining Titanium, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Nickel-base Alloys, Magnesium, Cobaltbase Alloys, Zirconium and others. Contact us with your unique requirements today.

Precision Thin Metals The Precision Thin Metals (PTM) business of Arnold Magnetic Technologies produces thin and ultra-thin alloys that improve the power density of motors, transformers, batteries and many other applications in Aerospace, Industrial, Motorsport, and Medical markets. Customers rely on us for thin-rolled titanium in applications that demand high performance and consistent quality. Arnold’s Precision Thin Metals business offers titanium products in a number of commercially pure grades and several standard alloy compositions. Our titanium and titanium alloys are available in cold rolled or annealed condition. PTM is Nadcap certified for heat treatment.

President Titanium Co., Inc.

PMIS customers are worldwide, and we handle everything from one-off emergency deliveries to complex, long-ranging project installations.


Precision Abrasives

412-809-9822 Fax: 412-809-9826

We are the industry leader in abrasives and abrasive applications for the primary metals market. We offer the most reliable technical services and the widest selection of engineered products in the industry. We are the Largest US Distributor for Conditioning Wheels, Roll Grinding Wheels and Large-Diameter Cut-Off Wheels. We are Norton’s Only Primary Metals Market Specialty Distributor and VSM’s Fastest Growing Distributor over the last four years. We are the Exclusive Distributor for Mid-West Machines for the Primary Metals Market. President Titanium has the largest inventory of domestic 6Al/4V, 6Al/4V ELI, and Grade 4 titanium bar, sheet & and plate in the country. We have been serving the aerospace, military and medical industries since 1973. Most orders shipped in 1-2 days, call for our free booklet.

Product Evaluation Systems, Inc. 724-834-8848

Product Evaluation Systems (PES) an independent testing laboratory, located in Latrobe, PA. PES is a proven partner in materials testing and offers exceptional turnaround specializing in mechanical, metallurgical, chemical and nondestructive testing and analysis. Since 1979, PES has been proud to offer exceptional personalized response to customer needs and our Rapid Response, Dependable Delivery continues to help our clients streamline the TITANIUMTODAY


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Producers, Distributors, Fabricators, OEM’s, & Vendors to the Industry process of outsourcing their materials testing. PES is both NADCAP and ISO 17025 accredited and holds multiple customer accreditations such as GE Aviation, Pratt & Whitney (MCL), Rolls-Royce Aerospace (SABRe) and ATI Nuclear. Accreditation awarded to PES covers mechanical testing, test specimen preparation, metallography, chemical analysis and nondestructive evaluation. Industry sectors include, but are not limited to, Aerospace, Additive Manufacturing (AM), Power Generation, Oil & Gas, Mining and Recovery/Reclamation.

Quebec Metallurgy Center +1-819-376-8707

The Quebec Metallurgy Center is a technology transfer center located in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada. Our activities focus on supporting the technological development of manufacturing companies in the metallurgical sector. CMQ has developed a broad expertise on the transformation and development of advanced alloys such as titanium, zirconium, aluminum and nickel. Our semi-industrial metalworking facility is equipped for short series production with controlled atmosphere casting, induction skull melting, plasma arc melting, permanent mold, shell mold and sand mold casting; advanced welding, thermal spraying, heat treating, hot isostatic pressing, additive manufacturing (directed energy deposition, binder jetting and ultrasonic welding) and non-destructive testing.

RathGibson +1-608-754-2222 RathGibson is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of precision welded tubing and pipe in both stainless and specialty alloys. From straight lengths to coil, welded and drawn, or seamless tubing and pipe, our products can be made from any of our 40 high-performance alloys so that they will reliably perform no matter how demanding or corrosive the application. At RathGibson, a successful technical process to meet any customer requirements is a priority, so that only the finest and most high quality tubing is delivered. That is why RathGibson invests in unique capabilities to develop customizable products for industries including power generation, renewable, oil and gas, petrochemical, food and dairy, beverage, pharmaceutical, and general commercial.

Reading Alloys | AMETEK Specialty Metal Products +1-610-693-5822 Reading Alloys, part of AMETEK Specialty Metal Products, is one of the world’s premier manufacturers of high quality master alloys as well as titanium metal powders. Our products are approved for use in critical aerospace and medical applications that require the most stringent quality requirements and demand the highest purity. MASTER ALLOYS Reading Alloys produces a wide variety of master alloys comprised of



vanadium, molybdenum, niobium, chrome, and aluminum among other elements. Critical applications include: • Rotor grade titanium • Aerospace and non-aerospace grade titanium • Vapor phase aluminizing (VPA) • Commercial metals • Super alloy metals applications HIGH PURITY TITANIUM POWDERS Reading Alloys manufactures high purity hydride-dehydride (HDH) titanium powders: • Thermal Spray/Medical Powders - Ti sponge, Cp Ti, and Ti 6Al/4V • Ti powders for Powder Metallurgy (P/M) applications • Ti powders for sputtering targets • Advanced Coating Alloys Al/Cr, Al/Co, CODEP In addition, a series of gas-atomized specialty powders for hard-facing, brazing, and thermal sprays further compliment the product offerings. ADVANCED MANUFACTURING PROCESSES Reading Alloys is known for its superior expertise in the following processes: • Aluminothermic smelting • Induction melting • Vacuum sintering • Toll melting • Cold isostatic press (CIP) • Hydride/dehydride (HDH) Our quality system is certified to ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C and we have a fully accredited lab that is NADCAP certified. For the widest product portfolio, unsurpassed reliability, and unmatched technical expertise, trust Reading Alloys. Reading Alloys, Fine Tubes, Superior Tube, Hamilton Precision Metals, AMETEK SMP Wallingford and AMETEK SMP Eighty Four– all leading manufacturers of advanced metallurgical products – form AMETEK Specialty Metal Products.

ReMelt Scientific, Inc. +1-330-440-0402

ReMelt Scientific is a global supplier of Titanium Chip Melt Preparation Systems and Weigh and Blend systems. We specialize in titanium and high temperature alloy chip crushing, centrifuging, aqueous wash and solvent cleaning, thermal drying, fines screening, and magnetic and gravimetric separation to prepare chips to for melting. We also specialize in Weigh and Blend systems that weigh and blend titanium chips, sponge, master alloys, aluminum, iron, and TiO² to achieve customer specified chemistry requirements.

Renton Coil Spring Company +1-425-255-1453

Renton Coil Spring Co (RCS) is a global leader in titanium spring manufacturing and innovation for the aerospace, defense, and performance industries. Your premier source for custom spring solutions, RCS utilizes cutting edge, patented technology and engineering expertise to develop products for the most challenging of applications. With a strong commitment

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Producers, Distributors, Fabricators, OEM’s, & Vendors to the Industry to R&D, lean manufacturing, and continuous process improvement, RCS has maintained high standards for quality, safety, and on-time delivery since 1949. RCS is ISO 9001, AS 9100, NADCAP, ITAR and a FAA certified MRO repair station.

Retech Systems LLC +1 (707) 462-6522 Retech is the world’s leading supplier of Electron Beam (EB) and Plasma (PAM) Cold Hearth furnaces for melting and refining titanium and titanium alloys. Retech advanced vacuum metallurgical systems also include EB and PAM Consolidation furnaces, Plasma Welders, Vacuum Arc Remelt (VAR), VAR Consumable (Skull) Casting, Vacuum Induction melting (VIM), Precision Investment Casting (DS/SC/EQ), Cold Wall Induction melting and casting, and Gas Atomization for metal powder production. All our melting systems are available in various sizes and configurations, from simple laboratory-scale to large, custom engineered furnaces. Further, we provide customer access to a wide range of in-house resources, including technology, material and process development. Identifying customer needs, as well as understanding the importance of producing relevant and viable technologies, is the foundation upon which Retech is built.

Retsch Retsch Business Unit Manager: Kyle James (267) 757-0351 ext. 104 Retsch, part of Verder Scientific, is the world leader in solid material sample preparation equipment for quality control and research and development laboratories. Our expertise and devotion to providing the highest quality products for accurate and reproducible sampling methods is unsurpassed. Our selection of mills, sieve shakers, and sample dividers offer the industry standards for sample preparation.

Rex Heat Treat

+1-215-855-1131 Rex Heat Treat is a family owned and operated business that was founded in 1938. We take pride in our ability to partner with our customers to gain insight regarding their future needs. We are a leader in customer service and quality for the heat treating industry. Our unique furnace design allows us to water quench titanium raw material and formed parts up to 16’ long to meet aerospace and medical specifications. We have furnaces capable of annealing up to 30,000 lbs. in one batch and we are approved by almost all major Aerospace companies. We have 3 locations in Eastern United States, Anniston Al., Bedford PA., and Lansdale, PA. Rex Heat Treat has experienced metallurgists on site and we offer testing services. We look forward to exceeding your expectations with timely communication and time performance.

Rolled Alloys +1-800-521-0332 Rolled Alloys is a global supplier of titanium and specialty alloys. For over 65 years, our comprehensive inventory has served the aerospace, defense, medical, oil & gas, and power generation industries. We hold many quality approval and certifications that make us a preferred supplier to companies that are respected around the world. Rolled Alloys offers extensive processing capabilities, best-in-class e-commerce, supply chain management support, and metallurgical expertise. We maintain 13 locations across North America and Asia, with additional representatives in Europe.

Roskill Information Services Ltd.

Contact details Name: Jessica Roberts Position: Manager – Copper & Technology Materials Phone: +44 (0)208 417 0087 Email: Website: Roskill global market reports include the latest information on supply, demand, end-use applications, trade and prices for a wide range of metals and minerals including titanium, molybdenum and vanadium. Roskill reports also provide informed forecasts of future trends. Roskill’s expert researchers make a thorough and objective analysis of all available data, from sources across the globe. This includes a large and invaluable network of contacts including the key industry players in these markets, making Roskill’s research unrivalled in terms of breadth, depth, accuracy and expertise. To build on this wealth of data, Roskill also offers bespoke consultancy services that can help to explore and understand any specific scenarios or analysis requirements you may have.

S. Letvin & Son, Inc. +1-310-327-0590

S. Letvin & Son, Inc., specialists in processing high temperature scrap metals, has been in business since 1947. We prepare a high quality 6/4 titanium feedstock package that meets AMS 4928 Chemistry Specifications. We have developed a unique and proprietary process to return mixed 6/4 titanium fasteners to specification 6/4 titanium. The final product is 6/4 titanium “Rotor Grade” feedstock, which is heavy, dense, clean and extremely consistent in chemistry and gases. Our 6/4 titanium feedstock package is approved and desired by most major US Titanium Mills, as well as many smaller investment casters worldwide.

S+D METALS GmbH Contact Details: Name: Oliver Frankenheim Position: Sales Director / Product Manager / aviation I - titanium TITANIUMTODAY


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integrated from VAR-remelting of Titanium resp. Zirconium sponge up to finished product.

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Who is one of Europe´s largest STOCKISTs for semi-finished highperformance materials? Who offers TITANIUM & TITANIUM ALLOYS, nickel, nickel alloys, special stainless steel as COILS | PLATES | SHEETS | TUBES | BARS? Who serves the AVIATION & AEROSPACE | OFFSHORE | PETROCHEMICAL | CHEMICAL & PROCESS ENGINEERING | PLANT & EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING | ELECTROPLATING | TURBINE MANUFACTURING | MARINE ENGINEERING | ENERGY INDUSTRY | AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY | HEAT EXCHANGER | WASTE WATER TREATMENT | UNIVERSITIES & RESEARCH markets? Who is certified according to EN 9120 and ISO 9001? Who delivers all-round service all around the world? Who cuts all the materials according to the customer’s exact requirements utilizing a “state-of-the-art” bar saws & plate saws? Who offers precision water jet cutting? Who provides just-in-time service too with cost savings and security of supply? Who serves their customers with experienced product experts & with extensive expertise? Who is at your disposal... S+D Spezialstahl GmbH

Sandinox Comercio, Importação e Exportação LTDA + 55 15 3335 3565

Established in 1986, Sandinox is the largest medical distributor for the Brazilian market, offering a full range of products in titanium, cobalt, and stainless steel alloys for the medical industry. Our goal is the constant search for technologically advanced products and materials that will ensure quality and the desired satisfaction of our customers.

Sandvik Materials Technology Product Unit Special Metals +46-26-260000

Product Unit Special Metals with two manufacturing locations (Sweden and USA) belongs to Sandvik Materials Technology and is a long term experienced manufacturer of seamless tubes and complementary products in Titanium, Titanium alloys and Zirconium based materials for a broad range of industrial applications as well as applications within nuclear, aerospace and medical industries. The full scale commercial manufacture, which started in 1964 is fully



Scanacon, Inc. At Scanacon, our mission is to help stainless, titanium, zirconium and specialty alloy finishers achieve efficient, high quality production at the lowest cost. With over 30 years’ experience as the World’s preferred supplier of acid management equipment, our knowledge, experience and equipment offers the producer the ability to achieve productive, efficient and cost effective finishing operation. Our solutions have consistently proven themselves across a wide range of pickling, etching and milling applications for all wrought and cast forms. Scanacon understands that ease of use, low maintenance requirements and efficiency is key to designing process equipment that delivers value, day after day. No two producers or applications are exactly alike. Delivering value requires a knowledge that can only be gained by experience and is why Scanacon continues to be the chosen supplier for acid management system by all major producers, worldwide.

Schaffer Grinding Co., Inc. +1-323-724-4476

SCHAFFER GRINDING CO. is a toll processor of aerospace alloy materials including: Titanium, high temperature alloys, nickel based alloys, and ferrous materials. Processes include: Precision sheet and plate grinding (90” X 240”), band saw cutting, planer milling, rotary and surface grinding. Schaffer Grinding offers its customers coast to coast service with production facilities in California and Ohio.

Sciaky, Inc.

Mr. John O’Hara, Global Sales Manager, 1-312-459-6849 Sciaky, Inc. specializes in designing and manufacturing Electron Beam Welding (EBW) and Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAMTM) systems. While our focus is on systems sales, we currently deploy 3 large scale EB systems that perform a wide range of development and subcontract services for both EBW and EBAM. There are several key attributes of EBAM that differentiate it from other AM technologies. We tend to target High Deposition Rate (HDR) applications for very large components (up to 19’ x 4’x4’ Cartesian components, also rotary parts up to 92” diameter). The best business cases for EBAM technology are metal parts made of high value metals that are difficult to machine, already available in wire, and have good weldability like Titanium and Nickel alloys, although many, many more can be used. Since EBAM is performed in a high vacuum, we benefit by having an inert environment that has fewer contaminants than high purity inert gas processes. We have optimized the Sciaky EBAM processing through the use of IRISS, or Interlayer Real-time Imaging & Sensing System, which uses sensors and real time control technology to manage the part throughout the build.

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Sector3 Appraisals, Inc. +1-718-268-4376

METALS & CHEMICALS INVENTORY VALUATIONS FOR ABL FINANCING Sector3 Appraisals is an independent appraisal firm specializing in the metals and chemicals industries. We value inventory as well as machinery & equipment at all levels of the manufacturing chain, from major producers to distributors and OEMs through Tier-II suppliers.Clients use Sector3 valuations to secure financing for working capital, M&As, and debtor-inpossession settlement. Sector3 also provides liquidation consulting. Sector3’s focused expertise produces a targeted, insightfuland truly useful appraisal. We help companies and lenders decipher the underlying value of raw materials, metals, chemicals, plastics, and commodity inventory and machinery and equipment. We are successful because we: • Specialize in the metals, chemicals, plastics, and commodity markets; • Offer extensive metals, chemicals, and plastics valuation experience • Believe customer service is a long-term objective. These advantages set Sector3 apart from other appraisal companies, andhave made Sector3 one of the largest metals, chemicals and commodity appraisal firms in the U.S.

Service Steel Aerospace +1-800-426-9794

Service Steel Aerospace is a customer oriented stocking distributor of high performance stainless steel, titanium, alloy steel, nickel based super alloy, and maraging steel. We are committed to providing quality products to the aerospace industry and other critical application industries throughout the world. SSA performs a wide array of value added processing services designed to meet the specific needs of our customers. Our commitment to the quality and service has made SSA the leader in the industry for over 40 years.


330-821-3322 SES is a leading supplier of equipment and services for the metals industry. SES handles projects ranging from small specialty items to major capital expansions, as well as redesign/rebuild of existing equipment. Our strategic partnership with Daisho Seiki Corp, Japan, has broadened our ability to supply Bar Turning and Burnishing Technology to the North American Market. Capabilities include complete supply of Turning and Polishing Lines for bar manufacturers/processors. Custom cell layouts including cut-to-length, chamfering, NDT inspection, prove-up stations, hex bundling, can be added to suit requirement. Testing of equipment with customer supplied material can be performed at SES’ manufacturing facilities. Headquartered in Alliance, OH, our over 40-year history includes design and supply of transfer cars, transporters and all meltshop equipment, slab handling equipment, long product handling and processing equipment, strip processing equipment, coil handling equipment, custom designed and

built equipment, automation & Level I/II system design, complete system integration, PLC, drives, & HMI integration, power and control system design, and facilities engineering.

Shaanxi Lasting Titanium Industry Co., Ltd. 00 86 29 89651035 89651082;

Shaanxi Lasting Titanium Industry Co., Ltd. is the leading Titanium manufacturer and exporter in China. With more than 20 years’ experience, we own two mills in Baoji -The Chinese Titanium City. We are mainly engaged in melting, forging, rolling and machining manufacturing line in titanium and titanium alloy, with an investment of USD 50 million. Exported 3000 mt ingots, 2500 mt forgings and 5000 mt machined parts annually. Our main products include titanium ingots, slabs, bars/rods, plates/sheets, pipes/tubes, forgings, fittings, wire, powder, standard parts, non-standard equipment and other corrosion resistant metals such as zirconium, tantalum, tungsten, molybdenum, niobium.

Shasta Services LLC

Shasta provides high-quality grinding, machining, cutting and robotic scarfing services, primarily to the titanium industry. In business since 1974, Shasta operates multiple MidWest-style grinders to condition the surface of various metals, primarily titanium, for most major US titanium producers. Shasta and its affiliates also provide robotic scarfing, high-volume torch cutting and a variety of machining services such as bar peeling, center-less grinding, saw cutting, straightening, polishing, turning, testing and various other services. Shasta is focused on providing high quality services with a quick turnaround time.

Sierra Alloys / TSI Titanium/ PRV Metals Companies +1-626-969-6711

Manufacture and supply forged and rolled products in Titanium alloys, nickelcobalt base alloys, precipitation hardened stainless and high alloy steels from small rectangular and round bar to large section size open die forged bar and stock.

Simonds Saw Manufacturer of industrial saw blades. The oldest cutting tool manufacturer in North America, Simonds offers one of the broadest and most trusted names found anywhere in the world of cutting tools. Many industries have grown to depend on the quality and innovation of Simonds products and services. We have a continuing tradition of quality, design, and innovation. Simonds has innumerable patents, a global leader in high-performance and high-production sawing. The first bandsaw manufacturer in the world to be ISO certified and we remain certified so today. We set our goals high and our customers have grown to expect it. TITANIUMTODAY


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Solar Atmospheres +1-855-934-3284 Solar Atmospheres provides vacuum thermal processing for titanium material, parts, forgings, and weldments. With the world’s largest commercial vacuum furnaces up to 48 feet long, Solar is capable of vacuum processing furnace loads of bar, billet, sheet, and plate up to 150,000 pounds under 1x10-6 Torr vacuum levels. Specific heat treat services provided are: degassing, beta annealing, homogenizing, age hardening, creep forming, Superplastic Forming (SPF), hydriding/dehydriding, stress relieving and Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection. ISO9001:2015 / AS9100D Registered, Nadcap Accredited for heat treating and NDT (Non-destructive testing), MedAccred Accredited for heat treating, and Boeing approved in heat treating, NDT (Non-destructive testing) services and BASCA (Beta Anneal Slow Cool Age). Solar Atmospheres serves customers with plants located in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and California.

Solar Manufacturing, Inc. +1-267-384-5040

Since 2002, heat treaters from a wide variety of industries trust in our ingenuity for trail-blazing innovation and reliable performance from our vacuum heat treating furnaces. Solar Manufacturing knows vacuum heat treating inside out. Our engineers bring decades of experience to the design side of the business and our knowledgeable technicians provide world-class manufacturing keeping Solar in the forefront of vacuum furnace innovations. We offer unmatched expertise to solve our customer’s most difficult heat treating problems and advance vacuum furnace technology. Our ingenuity has led the industry with advanced hot zone insulations, high-performance gas quenching, and state-of-the-art SolarVac® Polaris automation, a new generation of PLCbased control systems developed to simplify the operation and expand the capabilities of our vacuum furnaces. Like our engineered-to-order furnaces, our standard models are rich in features and versatility to suit our customer’s specific and demanding requirements. Models range from compact R&D furnaces to large horizontal, front loading production furnaces. In addition to vertical bottom loading configurations, we also design unique, very large capacity car-bottom furnaces in lengths up to 48 feet. Solar Manufacturing has also developed a good name throughout the industry in Aftermarket Sales and Support. Whether you need an energy efficient replacement hot zone, spare parts, responsive field service or a maintenance contract, we are able to assist you in keeping your vacuum furnace at its peak operating condition.

Special Rare Metals AS



SPECIAL RARE METALS is a company active since 2014, mainly in Europe and UK, specializes in the recovery and trading of titanium and super-alloys scrap (based on nickel, cobalt, molybdenum), in form of turning, solid, slag and flashing. Titanium is our main business, making us experts in our field. The materials we handle come from industries active in the bio-medical, aeronautical, petrochemical and energy sectors. Most of these materials are regenerated and sold by us, such as biomedical titanium and Ni-Co-Cr alloys. Our experience in detailed sorting and processing material, checking chemical composition, sizing and surface inspection, for which we collaborate with excellent partners specializes in preparation and regeneration of scrap, allow us to guarantee excellent product quality. Thanks to this synergy, we have long been suppliers of primary companies, specializing in vacuum melting. Also, Special Rare Metals in 2016 has filed a patent for the safe transport of scrap and titanium turning, which are at very high risk of fire. Our patent is based on a box able to completely eliminate the oxygen inside it through a vacuum system; by eliminating the air inside, the risk of fire is eliminated, allowing transportation and loading and unloading operations in complete safety for 19 hours.

Specialty Metallurgical Products Co. Inc. 717-246-0385

Specialty Metallurgical Products (SMP) was started in 1984 by James H. Clark (Jim Clark Sr.), when he envisioned the need for a better, less costly grain refiner than the then standard master alloy. Originally the company was started to produce Master Alloy in Shot form, however that product never made it into the marketplace. Instead SMP was the first company to produce and offer a 100% titanium tablet to the aluminum alloy producers, free from binders and salts. Today, almost all aluminum smelters use 100% titanium tablets/pucks to make their titanium additions. The Company’s manufacturing Plant and Offices are located in Red Lion, Pennsylvania and have been since 1994. Although the Company has relocated several times in the last 20 years, it has never moved out of York County, Pa.

Specialty Metals Company

+32- 2645-7670; Danielle.vanoverschelde@ Specialty Metals Co is the major shareholder of UKTMP (Ust Kamenogorsk Ti Mg plant) located in Kazakhstan. UKTMP produces Ti sponge, CP and alloy ingots and slabs.

Specialty Metals Processing, Inc. +1-330-656-2767

Specialty Metals Processing (SMP) is a leading processor of titanium plates, slabs, sheets and coil. Located in northeast Ohio, SMP has one of the largest abrasive belt grinding and polishing operations in the U.S. Our 170,000 sq. ft. facility houses multiple processing lines. We are your reliable source for

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Producers, Distributors, Fabricators, OEM’s, & Vendors to the Industry precision grindingwhere we can accommodate widths up to 72”, material thickness up to 10” and lengths up to 240”. We are your reliable source for gantry grind services where we can accommodate widths up to 144”, material thickness up to 24” and lengths up to 1200”. In addition, we are your reliable source for pinch roll grinding, alpha case removal and reconditioning. • Precision grinding up to 72” wide and 244” long • Ability to polish/grind/recondition plate/slabs up to 12’ wide by 100’ long • Providing #3, #4, # 6, brushed or matte finishes or custom matched abrasive belt finishes, one or two sides. • Providing #7 and #8 buff finish on stainless coil • Offering special inspections, packaging, line marking & PVC options • ISO 9000 certified since 1996 • Offering one stop shopping on many orders • Same day quoting on most inquiries • One sheet or truck load quantities, no order is too big or too small Please visit our website

Stack Metallurgical Group 503-285-7703

The Stack Metallurgical Group consists of heat treating facilities in Portland, Oregon and Spokane, Washington, as well as Aerospace Aluminum Processing in Salt Lake City, Utah. The combined capacity and versatility of these three facilities rivals nearly any other thermal processor in the western United States. The Stack family prides itself on safety, quality, and outstanding customer service. We have long been a trusted supplier to numerous quality-critical industries including aerospace, energy, and medical implant. As evidence of our service-based culture, the Salt Lake City facility is the proud recipient of the Boeing Supplier Excellence Award 9 times. Stack offers the most modern heat treating and metal processing equipment, a comprehensive list of aerospace and OEM approvals, and a highly-talented team of experts ready to exceed your highest expectations.

our machine design providing the highest accuracies and throughput. Avionics Complex machining for extremely precise parts for fuel injection, combustion chambers, flight controls and gyroscopes.

The Straumann Group +41 (0)61 965 11 11 Founded in 1954, with the introduction of the world’s first one-stage dental implant in 1974. More than 35 years of clinical evidence with over 100 scientific publications per year that meet the highest standards of research. Straumann is the premium offering within the Straumann Group, which unites global and international brands that stand for excellence, innovation and quality in tooth replacement and esthetics. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. Engineering and implant manufacturing in Switzerland, with other production sites for biomaterials and CAD/CAM in Europe, the United States and Japan. As a global leader in implant, restorative and regenerative dentistry we share your passion for quality and the desire to achieve the best restorative outcomes. In collaboration with leading clinics, research institutes and universities, Straumann conducts research, develops and manufactures dental implants, instruments, prosthetics, as well as dental biomaterials for use in tooth replacement and restoration, or to prevent tooth loss. As technological advancements are changing dentistry fundamentally, Straumann offers a broad range of products and solutions for both conventional treatment and digital workflows including guided surgery, intraoral scanning and CAD/CAM restorations.

Strohecker Incorporated +1-330-426-9496

Starrag USA Inc.

Well-established specialist in the fabrication and repair of copper crucibles, hearths and related equipment used in VAR, ESR, EBM, PAM, as well as various similar processes. Serving producers of the reactive metals and alloys, nickel alloys, refractory metals, and steel alloys.

Engineering precisely what you value

Structure Medical, LLC


Starrag Group is a global technology leader in manufacturing high-precision machine tools for milling, turning, boring and grinding workpieces of metallic, composite and ceramic materials. Principle customers are internationally active companies in the Aerospace, Energy, Transportation and Industrial sectors. In addition to its portfolio of machine tools, Starrag Group provides integrated technology and maintenance services that significantly enhance customer productivity. Aero Structures Five and six axes high torque machining centers, 50 cubic inches per minute of Ti metal removal with the highest degree of accuracy. That’s STARRAG. Aero Engines Blades, Blisk, IBRs, Impellors and Casings – Processing requirements drive

Structure Medical is a leading medical manufacturer of implants, instruments and cutting tools for the orthopedic, spine and sports medicine markets. The company uses the most advanced machine tool technology available to produce products that meet the highest quality standards. Structure is an ISO registered 13485 medical manufacturers and offers a robust quality management system that integrates with all facilities. Structure Medical was founded in Naples, FL in 2004 and has rapidly grown into a strategic partner with top tier OEM’s. Today we have 5 production facilities in 3 states.

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Producers, Distributors, Fabricators, OEM’s, & Vendors to the Industry +1-847-384-5275 Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation, which is one of the leading trading companies in Japan. SCOA is an integrated global trading firm with diversified investments in a wide variety of industries, products and services.

Supra Alloys, a division of Titan Metal Fabricators 805-388-2138

Supra Alloys is a Titanium Mill Products-stocked Titanium Service Center with the convenience of extensive in-house processing capabilities, with a Management System certified to AS 9100D & ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 13485: 2016. Located in Camarillo, California & Dayton, Ohio USA, Supra routinely provides Titanium for applications in the aerospace, medical, Industrial and sports/recreation industries throughout the world.

TC AEROSPACE -Shaanxi Tian Cheng Aerospace Co., Ltd

into products. Formal collaboration agreements have been signed between the CSIR and global companies such as Boeing, Airbus and EADS. These mutually beneficial agreements support South Africa’s long-term economic development goals that include the supply of titanium to many industries, including aerospace.

The Pennsylvania State University Materials research conducted by iMatSE students and faculty lead to advances and discoveries that become the building blocks of tomorrow. Through formal coursework in small classes and participation in cutting-edge sponsored research, students in the Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Materials Science and Engineering enjoy a graduate education that prepares them well for their future careers. iMatSE students receive full funding (stipend and tuition) in the form of fellowships or research assistantships. Program Highlights: Penn State ranked #1 in funded materials research in the US (NSF) Thesis-based Ph.D. and M.S. degrees Multi-disciplinary research programs and centers Over 50 MatSE and affiliated faculty members Approximately 150 current graduate students Specialized laboratories and shared facilities

+ 86 (0)29 33336000 Wei Che -CEO Ted Li - Division Manager for North America Ariel Zhou - Sales Manager


TC AEROSPACE, one of the leading titanium alloy manufacturing company in the field ofAerospace Rod and Coil, as well as Plate and Sheet. Weprovides competitive, safe and reliable services and high quality products for customers.Founded in 2007, our company is a talents and technique based private joint-stock enterprise. The company operates in over 40 countries and regions.The company setsSales and Technology Centersin the US and Germany, which devoted to the development and application of advanced materials in order to promote the progress of aerospace industry.

TiFast is the new European leader in the production of titanium bars, ingots, billets and wires for the aerospace, medical, defence, racing and industrial markets worldwide, with high level of quality, competence and competitive conditions for the most challenging applications.

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) +27-128412600

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is South Africa’s leading national research and development organization. The Titanium Centre of Competence (TiCoC) within the CSIR has a mandate to develop technology building blocks needed to establish a new South African titanium industry. The TiCoC is developing a suite of complementary technologies to add value to South Africa’s vast resources of titanium. This programme primarily focuses on the development and commercialisation of cost-effective processes for primary titanium metal production and its conversion into finished and semi-finished products. The recently established Titanium Pilot Plant situated on the CSIR campus, is an important milestone in this entire process. Parallel to this the TiCoC is developing and adapting technologies to consolidate “low-cost” titanium powders



+39 0744 736 307 Irene Brogi,

TiFast, located in Italy, has built a modern titanium plant with state-of-theart technologies. TiFast has a fully integrated production, including a melting plant, a rolling mill for bars and wires, a precision finishing shop. TiFast has also its own integrated laboratories and R&D facilities. TiFast can supply titanium bars with very close tolerances, special heat treatments, including stress relieving, with a full range of finishing. TiFast is certified by the American NADCAP for Aerospace and ISO 13485 for Medical Device. TiFast is also ISO 14001 certified for Environmental, German TÜV ADWO, AS 9100, ISO 9001 and PED for Pressure Equipments.

Timesavers International B.V. +31 (0) 113 239910

Manufacturer of wide-belt grinding and brushing machines for stainless steel sheet and coil finishing; lasercut, punched, routered and flame cut deburring and edge radiussing; cast iron, ferrous, non-ferrous and titanium high precision calibration. Timesavers is based in Goes, The Netherlands, with regional offices around the globe in Shanghai (China), Taichung (Taiwan), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) an Timesavers Inc, in Minneapolis (USA). Worldwide

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Producers, Distributors, Fabricators, OEM’s, & Vendors to the Industry the company has more than 200 employees supported by a network of local dealers and partners.

TIMET, Titanium Metals Corporation +1 610 968 1300 Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET) is one of the world’s largest fully integrated titanium producers and the only remaining North American sponge producer. Since 1950, TIMET has been leading the industry in mill and melted products, supplying nearly one-fifth of the world’s titanium. We convert rutile ore into sponge; melt and refine ingot and slab; and manufacture mill products. TIMET has a global network of service centers supported by its seven primary melting or mill facilities in Henderson, Nevada; Toronto, Ohio; Morgantown, Pennsylvania; Vallejo, California; Witton, England; Waunarlwydd, Wales; and Ugine, France. With products ranging from sophisticated high temperature alloys used in jet engines, to advanced corrosion resistant alloys used in the chemical industry, TIMET’s reach spans the breadth of the titanium applications, and has the technical depth to support developments across a wide range of applications. TIMET’s fully integrated supply chain, dedicated research facilities, and decades of experience make us the partner of choice for titanium.

TIODIZE Company, Inc.

fittings. Most ex-stock materials are shipped the next working day with full traceability for all items supplied. Products supplied are employed in a wide range of applications, including aerospace, medical devices, industrial, and chemical. In 1996, Titanium Consulting & Trading further expanded its operations by setting up dedicated facilities to manufacture finished products on request. Processes available include cutting, welding, forming, turning, heat treatment and finishing.

TITANIUM ENGINEERS +1-281-265-2910

TITANIUM ENGINEERSsupplies Titanium Bar, Seamless Tubing and Finished Components for oilfield and other industrial markets. Our capabilities include the expertise to process titanium to meet demanding and unique customer specifications. We specialize in bar, seamless titanium tubing and also offer products manufactured by: forging, rolling, and machining using common ASTM grades of titanium including: Titanium Grade 5, Titanium 6-2-4-6, Titanium Beta-C. With our metallurgical background we will support your team from design, through prototyping, and finally into full-scale production of components.

Titanium Fabrication Corporation +1-973-808-4961

+1-714-898-4377 Titanium Anodize, Aluminum Anodize, Dry film Lubricants, Corrosion Coatings, Paints &Primers, Teflon Coatings, Manufacturers of Composite Parts (Carbon & Glass)

TITANIUM Consulting & Trading S.r.l. +39-055-642543

Certified UNI EN ISO9001:2008 and UNI EN 9120:2010, With 20 years of experience, Titanium Consulting and Trading, based in Florence, Italy, with a distribution center in Milan and affiliated offices and distribution centers in both Germany and England, is a privately owned stockist/distributor of titanium mill products. Being a major supplier in the European market for titanium mill products and its alloys, we can guarantee a prompt delivery for products including ingots, slabs, round bars, hexagonal bars, profiles, welding wire, plates, sheets, coils, tubes and pipes, as well as fasteners, forgings, flanges and

A World leader for over 45 years in the application, design and fabrication of quality Titanium and Zirconium process equipment, whether solid or clad construction. Extensive experience in rotating, offshore, marine or ordinance equipment. Most extensive titanium field welding/erection service capability in the world. Mill products available from stock. For more information email

Titanium Finishing Company +1-215-679-4181; Metal finishing services include: Titanium Anodize; Hardcoat Anodize of Aluminum; application of Cerakote and Application of Solid Film Lubricants. We also have our Federal Firearms License. We are a small, women owned



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Producers, Distributors, Fabricators, OEM’s, & Vendors to the Industry business, and have beenfamily owned and operated since 1970.

Titanium Industries, Inc. (T.I.) 1-888-482-6486 T.I. is the global leader in specialty metals supply for the aerospace, medical, industrial and oil & gas markets. Holding the world’s most complete inventory of specialty metals across a global service center network, T.I. delivers supply solutions at all levels of sophistication and complexity. With a globally experienced and technically driven team, T.I. has been providing dependable, quality driven service to our customers since 1972.

Titanium International Group SRL +39-051-6814893

TIG is an European stockist and distributor of Titanium, Nickel alloys and Steels for Aerospace, Medical, Automotive and other high demanding end use markets. TIG is EN9100 and EN9120 certified and has several customers approvals. TIG provides cut to size services with more than 30 saw cut machines and 3 dynamic waterjet cut machines. Contact us for a quotation! Your mission is our priority!

Titanium Processing Center +1-888-771-9449

AS 9100 and ISO 9001 certified, Titanium Processing Center is your go to source for quality titanium products. Titanium Processing Center is a stocking distributor of a wide range of titanium mill products. Our standard inventory of titanium bar, sheet, plate, tubing and pipe is complimented with specialty fasteners, fittings, forgings and fabrications. In-house capabilities include waterjet & saw cutting, shearing, turning and drilling. All material is mill certified and fully traceable to the original manufacturer. Our dedicated staff is committed to providing our customers with the courteous and prompt attention that they deserve. Delivering quality products on-time and in compliance with your requirements remains our priority at Titanium Processing Center.

TITOMIC Limited +61 3 9558 8822

Titomic (ASX:TTT) is an Australian public company specialising in digital manufacturing solutions for industrial scale metal additive manufacturing using its patented Titomic Kinetic Fusion® (TKF) technology. The TKF technology provides unique capabilities for producing commercially viable additively manufactured metal products, competing directly with traditional manufacturing methods. Titomic provides OEM production and R&D services



from its TKF Smart Production Bureaus to the global Aerospace, Defence, Shipbuilding, Oil & Gas, Mining and Automotive industries. Titomic also provides an extensive range of metal powders for 3D Printing, especially titanium and super alloys, and provides sales and support services for their TKF production systems.

TMS Titanium

+1-858-748-8510 TMSTitanium is a leading supplier and stocking distributor of titanium mill products to a variety of industries including, aerospace, medical, racing and commercial. By combining product and industry knowledge, commitment to specialty industries, access to titanium and reliable inventory,TMSis able to consistently provide titanium to its customers in order to keep their production moving forward.TMSworks with their trusted network of suppliers, finishers and fabrications to fulfill their customers’ specific titanium needs, while producing the best quality products available.

Toho Titanium Co., Ltd. +81 467 87 7023

Toho Titanium Company, Ltd. manufactures titanium metals such as premium quality titanium sponge for aerospace and other applications, titanium ingot (CP and Alloy), high purity titanium ingot/billet for semiconductor industry and electronic materials including high purity titanium dioxide and ultra-fine nickel powder etc.

Trepanning Specialties, Inc. +1-562-633-8110

Trepanning & machining services. Specializing in hollow bar conversions to pipe, tube, ring and sleeves. Size capacity up to 55” O.D., 21” I.D yielding a 26” core & can saw cut up to 22”. Work with stainless steel to more “exotic” high temperature materials like Titanium, as well as non-metallic materials such as plastic and wood. Full machine shop offering trepanning, gundrilling/ BTA, turning, saw-cutting, facing & specialty emergency services. We offer blind shipments. Material can be provided. Family run and Veteran owned since 1973. Contact us via phone (562)633-8110 oremail:trepan spec@yahoo. com.

Titanium Limited +44-1246-290655

Quality Titanium prepared for all sectors of Titanium Trent Titanium sources materials through a well-established global network We specialise in the following products and have our own processing plant in the UK: Titanium scrap for remelting – Bulk Weldable and Feedstock Titanium scrap for Master alloys and special steel Titanium cobbles Titanium scrap for Ferro Titanium production

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Producers, Distributors, Fabricators, OEM’s, & Vendors to the Industry Ferro Titanium 70% - lump and powder Titanium Sponge Usable/reworkable Titanium - Bars, sheets, plates We are approved to supply our products to many large clients in the Aerospace and Steel and Special alloy sectors.

Tricor Metals 330.264.3299 Introduction We are a woman-owned, small business with facilities in Wooster, OH, Conroe, TX, Plymouth, MI and Oxnard, CA with over 25 years’ experience in the supply of titanium mill products, titanium forgings and fabrication of ASME Code equipment for the petrochemical, pharmaceutical, mining, aerospace, and bio-medical served markets. What we do We provide quick-ship service center sales and processing of ASTM and AMS grades of titanium mill products and titanium forgings. We also design and build fabricated process equipment built with the most advanced corrosion resistant metals, provide reactive metal and high alloy welding repair services, and supply high performance Astrolite® welding wire. Where are our facilities Our fabrication and distribution facilities are in Wooster, Ohio and Conroe, Texas. We process and distribute aerospace grade welding wire from our Astrolite Alloys division in Oxnard, CA. And we operate a technical sales office in Plymouth, MI. Titanium mill products & custom forgings We maintain one of the world’s most complete inventories of titanium mill products in ASTM grades for corrosion including sheet, plate, pipe, fittings, bar, billet, wire, tubing, and fasteners. And we maintain staged billets for custom forgings. We offer advanced processing including water jet cutting, saw cutting, and shearing. We provide custom parts manufacturing and just-in-time inventory for ‘blanket’ order processing to meet our customer’s needs. We stock AMS-grades of titanium sheet, plate, bar and billet for aerospace and bio-medical served markets. Fabrication of advanced corrosion resistant metal In our ASME code shops in Ohio and Texas we build custom process equipment including: tanks, towers, pressure vessels, piping spools, shell & tube heat exchangers, plate and frame heat exchangers, and custom welded parts. We specialize in advanced metals for solving corrosion such as titanium, tantalum, zirconium, niobium, nickel alloys, duplex stainless and stainless steel. Field and factory weld repairs Our repair teams can be mobilized globally for field work. Or we can repair in our facilities. We specialize in welding of advanced corrosion resistant metals like titanium, tantalum, zirconium, niobium, nickel alloys, duplex stainless and stainless steel. Available with 24 hour notice for emergency repairs.

Astrolite® Alloys - Welding wire and titanium for aerospace We stock, process, clean, process, and package Astrolite® UltraGrade™ high performance welding wires for aerospace, power, and turbine engines.

TSI | ChemLogix

800-874-2811 TSI | ChemLogix manufactures handheld and online laser based metals analyzers. The TSI Chemlite™ Laser Metals Analyzer is a handheld instrument that will measure Al, Mg, and Ti in as little as one second. Ergonomically designed, industrially-hardened and inherently safe, the Chemlite is the only regulation free handheld for measuring Titanium. Verify or sort your Titanium on the spot with ease and confidence. The Chemline process sensor can be utilized in an online scrap sorting system. TSI can provide sensors or turnkey solutions to fit your specific application.

TZMI, Inc.

+1 281 956 2500 TZMI is an independent consulting company that works with a wide range of global clients to provide insight and expert advice on opaque mineral, metal and chemical sectors. Our uniqueness is that TZMI contains technical and operational experience, together with strategic and commercial competency, to provide a full service offering to our clients. As trusted advisors, our reputation is underpinned by having an experienced cross-section of technical specialists around the globe. TZMI partners with clients from the private and public sectors to provide bespoke solutions across markets and strategic services; and also technical and engineering services. Our clients range from the world’s 500 largest companies through to mid-sized companies and small businesses. TZMI regularly releases market reports and periodicals on relevant subject matters which support the consulting activities and ensure up-to-date, high quality and comprehensive data, analysis and information is provided. TZMI annually hosts the largest titanium and zircon industry conference. Email:

Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals, Inc. +1-203-239-4481

Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals, Inc., is a leading processor of a variety of different alloys including, but not limited to: stainless steels, PH grades, nickel and nickel alloys, cobalt alloys, niobium, zirconium, titanium and titanium alloys. Commercially Pure Titanium: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, and Titanium Alloys: Grade 9 (Ti 3-2.5), Ti and 21s (Ti Beta21s), as well as the aforementioned metals are available in strip, foil, flat, round and shaped wire. Nitinol, Grade 5 (Ti 6-4) and Ti are available in limited widths at Ulbrich. Please inquire for more detail on all of our product offerings. TITANIUMTODAY


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United Alloys & Metals, Inc. +1-562-273-7004

United Alloys & Metals is one of the World’s leading processors of all grades and forms of Titanium Scrap for all Titanium applications. Both our Santa Fe Springs, CA and Columbus, OH plants have full processing capabilities and are certified to ISO 9001:2000 standards.

United Performance Metals 888.282.3292;

United Performance Metals (UPM), an O’Neal Industries affiliate company, is a global distributor of high-performance metals serving customers in a variety of industries, including aerospace, fastener, medical, power generation, oil and gas, semiconductor and many others. UPM offers a comprehensive inventory of products, including Stainless Steel, Nickel Alloys, Cobalt Alloys, Cobalt Chrome Moly, Titanium, Duplex Stainless Steel, PRODEC®, Aluminum, and Alloy Steel in coil, sheet, strip, plate, bar and near net shapes. FIRSTCUT+® Processing Services include slitting, shearing, cut-to-length, leveling, edging, laser gauge measurement, sawing, precision cold saw cutting, laser cutting, water jet cutting, plasma cutting, precision blanks, boring, trepanning, chamfering & facing, deburring, first stage machining, heat treating and ultra-sonic testing. Our certifications include AS9100D, AS9100C Belfast, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 9001 Belfast, ISO 13485, GE Aviation S1 (S1000), Pratt & Whitney LCS and laser cutting approvals NADCAP AC7116, and GE S422. United Performance Metals is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH and maintains nine service centers worldwide including Oakland, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Hartford, CT, Chicago, IL, Greenville, SC, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Budapest, Hungary, and Singapore.

Uniti Titanium

+1-412-424-0440 Uniti Titanium brings together two major global titanium producers with complimentary manufacturing and technical capabilities, Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) of the United States, and VSMPO-Avisma (Verkhnaya Salda Metallurgical Production Association - Berezniki Titanium -Magnesium Works) from Russia, to create a joint venture focused on titanium mill products for industrial and other non-aerospace, non-military and non-medical markets. Uniti Titanium integrates the synergistic use of raw material, melting, hot rolling, finishing, research and technology resources of the two companies.

Verder Scientific, Inc. President, Georg Schick: (267) 757-0351 ext. 160 Verder Scientific Inc., comprised of the Retsch, Carbolite Gero, and ELTRA



brands sets the standard in high-tech scientific equipment serving research institutions, analytical laboratories as well as manufacturing companies for decades. The company manufactures and supplies instruments for sample preparation, elemental analysis as well as heat treatment of solid materials.

Verichek Technical Services, Inc. +1-412-854-1800

Verichek Technical Services, Inc. is an ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Accredited Laboratory for PMI Testing, Hardness Testing, and OES Calibration. We provide a value-added service to our customers in the form of Training, Preventative Maintenance, Spare Parts, Service, Repair, and Calibration of OES Instrumentation. As a third party service and calibration provider to businesses in the metals industry, we also offer the best and highest quality OES, XRD, and Retained Austenite Measurement Instrumentation from GNR. Additional offerings include rental and refurbished instrumentation for costeffective solutions to our customers. Visit our site or call us to learn more!

Vested Metals International LLC 904-495-7278

Vested Metals International is an ISO 9001 and AS9100 certified raw material specialty metals distributor with decades of experience specializing in hard to find alloys, grades, and sizes. We offer various grades of stainless steel, titanium, tool and alloy steels, aluminum, and high temperature nickel and cobalt based alloys. We pride ourselves on helping customers meet and exceed niche requirements.

VSMPO – AVISMA +7-34345-55764

VSMPO-AVISMA, the world’s largest producer of titanium, holds more than 300 international quality certifications and approvals at major aerospace OEMs and medical device companies. VSMPO-Tirus operations in the US, the UK, Germany and China provide regional sales, distribution and service center processing.

VSMPO - Tirus, US +1-720-746-1023

VSMPO-Tirus, US is the North American sales and distribution division of VSMPO-AVISMA, the world’s largest producer of titanium, holding more than 300 international quality certifications. VSMPO-Tirus US distributes ingot, forgings, slab, sheet, plate, bar, and billet to the aerospace, medical, and consumer products industries. VSMPO-Tirus US also manufactures small diameter bar and coil for medical and aerospace fastener applications.

VSMPO - Tirus China Ltd. +86 10 8455 4688

VSMPO-Tirus China ltd. is the Chinese sales and distribution division of VSMPO-AVISMA, the world’s largest producer of titanium, holding more than

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Producers, Distributors, Fabricators, OEM’s, & Vendors to the Industry 300 international quality certifications. VSMPO-Tirus China distributes ingot, slab, sheet, plate, bar and billet to the aerospace, medical, and consumer products industries.

VSMPO Tirus GmbH +0049 69 905477-25

VSMPO TiRus GmbH is responsible for the sales and distribution of titanium semi-finished products in Europe (except the UK), Brazil and Israel to the aerospace, medical and automotive industries. The company was established in 1999 in Frankfurt/Main. The German affiliate of the largest vertically integrated international titanium producer VSMPO-AVISMA offers optimum service, including custom-made processing of semi-finished products as well as a comprehensive transport service. We offer cut-to-size material (bars, billets, sheets and plates) to meet our customers’ individual operational needs. TiRus GmbH also distributes electrodes, ingots, rolled rings and different types of forgings.

VSMPO Tirus UK Ltd. +(0) 1527 514111

VSMPO Tirus UK Ltd. is the UK’s sales and distribution division of VSMPOAVISMA, the world’s largest producer of titanium, holding more than 300 international quality certifications. Tirus UK distributes ingot, forgings, sheet, plate, bar, and billet to the aerospace, medical, and consumer products industries.

VSMPO Titan Ukraine Ltd. +380 562 313092

VSMPO Titan Ukraine Ltd. is fabricator of seamless tubular products from titanium and its alloys. It is a part of the world’s largest producer of semiproducts and finished titanium products - JSC Corporation VSMPO-AVISMA (Russia) which supplies billets and bars to the plant. It is guarantee of quality competitiveness of manufactured production for the customers. Annual production capabilities of the enterprise is 700 tons of cold-finished titanium tubes (diameter 3-134 mm and wall thickness 0,2-9 mm), and in cooperation additionally 200 tons of hot-finished titanium tubes (outside diameter 169-325 mm and wall thickness 7-30 mm). Engineers and technical specialists are developing new technologies of titanium tubes production and new types of products. For example, octahedral and ribbed tubes, special kind of thin tubes for silphons, technologies of long-length tubes production, etc. VSMPO Titan Ukraine Ltd. has all equipment necessary for different tests and QA inspections. It allows manufacturing not only according to the international and national standards, but meeting any customer’s requirements.

Webco Industries +1-918-245-2211

Webco delivers North America’s widest range of tubular products, rapidly fulfilling urgent orders and helping customers avoid costly unscheduled shutdowns and production delays. Customers in the aerospace,

automotive, chemical processing, industrial, oil & gas, power generation and other industries, rely on Webco’s strength, agility, and innovation to deliver solutions for their most challenging requirements. In fact, Webco manufactures and distributes millions of feet quality tubing made to meet today’s most demanding specifications. Our welded and seamless titanium tube products are available in variety of grades and sizes, standard/off-the-shelf or tailored to meet customers’ unique requirements. Webco maintains a culture for relentlessly pursuing process and product excellence, enabling ever-improving productivity/product quality. For a current list of our ISO, PED, and other certifications as well as ASME, ASTM, and other specifications offered, visit

Weber Metals, Inc. +1-562-602-0260

Weber Metals, Inc. specializes in Aluminum and Titanium open and closed die forgings for the Commercial and Military Airframe, Air and Land Turbine, Nuclear and Semiconductor industries. Our press sizes range in size from 1200 to 33,000 tons. We have capabilities to perform heat treatment, nondestructive and destructive testing in house. Our forgings range in size from 1 pound to 11,000 pounds. Our aluminum stress relieved forgings are some of the most stable products in the industry for machining.

Wellmet International Inc. +1-909- 594-9639

Wellmet is located in California USA and we have been supplying and distributing Titanium Sponge and Titanium Powder for more than 20 years. We can also supply other non-ferrous metals with approved quality. Our Titanium Sponge producer is ISO9001:2008 certified and sponge quality is approved by world main consumers.

Westbrook Light Alloys Ltd. +44-1246-292292

Buyers and seller of titanium scrap. All grades and forms of Ti scrap bought for use in UK production of Ferro Titanium for sale worldwide to end users. Standard and special grades produced to order with all packing and sizing options available to satisfy customer requirements. We also buy/trade titanium scrap for upgrading, processing and on sale.

West Penn Testing Group +1-724-334-1900

West Penn Testing Group is a full-service, independent testing laboratory with diverse inspection and testing capabilities since 1952. They provide an extensive array of non-destructive, chemical, metallographic, failure analysis and mechanical evaluation services, serving customers in these industries: aerospace, medical, power generation, commercial, military, raw materials, refractories, oil and gas, and the automotive industry. They have three locations in New Kensington, Pennsylvania and Richburg, South TITANIUMTODAY


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Producers, Distributors, Fabricators, OEM’s, & Vendors to the Industry Carolina and perform testing nationally and internationally. Their 79,000 sq. ft. facilities accommodate parts up to 20,000 lbs. www.westpenntesting. com

Western Superconducting Technologies Co. Ltd. +86-29-8651-4505 Western Superconducting Technologies Co., Ltd. ( WST ), founded in 2003, is headquartered in Xi’an, China. WST is leading supplier of titanium and its alloys material including Ti6Al4V, Ti6Al4V ELI, Ti6242, Ti6246, Ti662, Ti811, Ti38644, Ti1023, Ti6Al7Nb, NbTi in the forms of ingot, billet, forging, slab, bar, rod, wire and profile in the domestic & oversea market. Our products are mainly used in aerospace, medical, automotive industries and other critical industries. WST possess most advanced 10 tons VAR furnaces and series of high speed forging presses to manufacture 6000 tons ingots and 4000 tons bars per year. We have gotten the certificate of ISO 9001, AS 9100, NADCAP and ISO 14001, strict quality control system make largest assurance for our high quality products. WST’s titanium alloy bars hold over 85% domestic aerospace market.

Western Titanium Technologies Co., Ltd. +86-029-86968668

Western Titanium Technologies Co., Ltd (WTT) was established in 2004. It is a large scale and high-tech state-owned company specialized in the developing and producing Titanium, Zirconium, Nickel and their alloy materials and supplying them around the globe in the chemical industry and power generation, aerospace and turbines, oil and gas, Medical, and Military. Based on almost completely production process from melting, forging and rolling, we mainly produce semi-finished products and pre-materials in the form of ingot, forgings, bars, plate and sheet, seamless tube and pipe in titanium and titanium alloys, zirconium and nickel and nickel alloys. As the largest subsidiary company of Western Metal Materials Company (WMM), we will rely on more than 50 years research experience, innovative spirit and inspection plant to continuously increase market demands, broader application ranges and supply high qualified products.

Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research

+1-724-537-3131 Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research is a world leader in materials



testing. WMT&R serves a broad range of industries including aerospace, automotive, medical, and power generation. We support customers with our highly-skilled staff and advance facilities. Our turnaround time is unbeatable, and with over 300,000 square feet of accredited production and testing space, we have the capacity and equipment to handle any materials testing project. WMT&R’s testing expertise includes: Mechanical Testing, Composites, Fatigue, Stress/Creep Rupture, Fracture Mechanics, Metallography, Chemical, Heat Treat, Thermal Analysis, and Physical Properties Testing. For more information, please visit or email

Wyman Gordon brands/wyman_gordon/ Wyman Gordon is a worldwide supplier to the aerospace and industrial gas turbine markets. We hold quality accreditations for all of the major airframe and engine manufacturers for both civil and military applications. Wyman Gordon creates rotating closed-die forgings which are criticalfor aerospaceand land-based gas turbines. Wyman Gordon also manufacturesstructural forgings for airframe, nuclear, petrochemical, power generation, and space applications.

Xi’an Metals & Minerals Import & Export Co., Ltd. +86-29-65659719; +86-29-65659718;;

As a leading manufacturer and distributor of Titanium, Molybdenum and Tungsten products in China, Xi’an Metals and Minerals Import &Export Co. Ltd., has joined into manufacturing, researching and competing in Titanium industry. We supply Titanium and its alloys in various forms as per ASTM, AMS and other main internationally recognized specifications. Our advantage is the most competitive prices as well as guaranteed high quality! Our products are exported worldwide, and gained high reputation because of their excellent performance.

Xiangtou Goldsky Titanium Metal Co., Ltd +86-731-88332811

Hunan Xiangtou Goldsky Titanium Metal Co.,Ltd. was founded in December 2007 and has a registered capital of 38 million USD . It is a state-owned enterprise jointly founded by Hunan Xiangtou Goldsky Technology Group Co., Ltd. and Hunan Valin Lianyuan Iron & Steel Co.,Ltd. The company is located in Lugu Industrial Park, Changsha High-tech Industrial Development Zone. It has invested 250million USD in building the titanium strip coil project with an annual productivity of 10,000 tons, being a high-tech enterprise integrating production, research and development and sale of wide titanium strip coils. Business scope of the company: research and development, production, processing and sale of rare metal, metal composite materials and equipment of titanium, titanium alloy, etc. (except those specially regulated by national laws and regulations); import and export of products and technologies of the company as well

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Producers, Distributors, Fabricators, OEMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, & Vendors to the Industry as raw materials, auxiliary materials, instruments and meters, mechanical equipment, spare parts and technologies demanded by the company (except commodities and technologies whose sale, import and export are restricted and prohibited by the state); economic and technical information consultancy service (finance, security and futures not included); investment of high-tech projects. Our company always sticks to the mode of independent research and development as well as innovative development. In 2007, we researched and produced the first wide titanium strip coil by cooperating with Liangang, founding the milestone of China titanium industry. We successively researched and produced cold rolled coil and titanium welding pipe in 2008 and 2009, ending the monopolization of Japan and America in the field and providing new material support for strategic new industry of China. The products are widely applied to aerospace, large airplanes, warship, ocean, energy conservation, environmental protection, biological engineering, etc.

ZIROM S.A. +40 246 216666 ZIROM came into prominence, over the last decades, as one of the largest producers of titanium and titanium alloys in Central and South-Eastern Europe. Ever since the foundation, a permanent emphasis has been laid on its development, through technological optimization and through development of the technology for melting titanium and zirconium scrap by combining EB and VAR technologies, and further, the development of free forging process. The products manufactured, ingots and forged semi-finished products, are intended both for cutting edge fields (aviation and nuclear areas) and various fields (metallurgy, chemical industry, medical technique and devices). The ZIROMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s integrated management system (quality, environmental, health & safety) and the ZIROMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s products are certified by LRQA in accordance with the following standards: ISO:9001:2008, EN 9100:2009, ISO:14001:2005, OHSAS:18001:2008, NORSOK M-650 . Zirom can also provide a series of services like melting the secondary recycle materials, turning/grinding/cutting/milling the surface of products, full chemical and mechanical analyses, LP, US +Eddy testing.

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