Tata Steel announced a new collaboration with SMS Mevac, which will design a new facility for the production of high-purity vacuum induction melted (VIM) steels for the aerospace industry at Tata’s Specialty Steels business in Stocksbridge, South Yorkshire (U.K.). VIM-derived steels are typically consumed in aircraft engine transmissions and bearings as well as aircraft structural and undercarriage components where high-purity steel with characteristics such as enhanced fatigue life, improved corrosion resistance and higher strength levels are critical. The agreement helps Tata Steel strengthen its position as a leading supplier of high-purity steels to the global aerospace market.