RTI International Metals entered into a 13-year contract with Pratt & Whitney, a Division of United Technologies Corp., to supply rotor-quality titanium mill products for Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower® family of Geared Turbofan™ jet engines. As part of the agreement, Pratt & Whitney agreed to be the engine launch customer for the new electron-beam (EB) furnace that recently started production at RTI’s Canton, Ohio, facility. According to RTI, the agreement validates its decision to invest in EB furnace technology and strategically positions the company for further successes in the aerospace market.
RTI Announces Engine Launch Customer for EB Furnace
June 17, 2013