RTI lands engine OEM deal

Jun 17, 2013 | 04:04 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  RTI, titanium, P&W, Dawne Hickton, electron beam melting, VAR melting, electron beam furnace, Frank Haflich

NEW YORK — RTI International Metals Inc. has landed its first long-term supply contract with a major original equipment manufacturer (OEM) under a program unveiled nearly two years ago aimed at rebuilding its engine business, RTI said, announcing a 13-year deal with Pratt & Whitney Corp. (P&W).
P&W is the “engine launch customer” for production of RTI’s electron beam furnace, the Pittsburgh-based company said. The furnace, a key part of RTI’s effort to increase its role in the market for rotor-quality mill products for jet engines, recently started commercial production in Canton, Ohio (amm.com, May 1). ....

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