ATI Achieves PQ Titanium Product and Process Qualification
Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) achieved qualification for its premium-titanium products used in jet-engine rotating parts made using premium-quality (PQ) titanium sponge from ATI’s Rowley, Utah, facility. PQ titanium sponge is the critical raw material required to manufacture the most demanding jet-engine rotating parts. According to ATI, the company is now integrated for titanium alloys from PQ sponge through melting processes to mill products and to parts and components, such as its fully machined forgings and investment castings. The approval pertains to ATI’s premium-grade titanium products produced using ATI PQ titanium sponge and melted at its plasma arc melt facility in Bakers, N.C., and its vacuum arc remelt operations in Albany, Ore.