Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) announced a joint venture with GE Aviation for the development of a new meltless titanium-alloy-powder manufacturing technology. The JV will construct a new R&D pilot production facility. The titanium alloy powders are being developed for use in additive-manufacturing applications, including 3D printing. ATI will provide operational, technical and project support to the JV, which will leverage the company’s technology and manufacturing in the production of specialty metal powders and premium-quality titanium and nickel-based alloys. The JV will also draw upon GE Aviation’s technical knowledge of the use of alloyed titanium powders.