By Cameron Chai
Allegheny Technologies has inked a long-term sourcing contract with GE Aviation to provide Rene 65 alloy.
ATI partnering with GE Aviation developed this new nickel-based superalloy, which is a future-generation alloy. According to the agreement, Rene 65 Alloy disc-quality mill products have been marketed by ATI Allvac to GE Aviation and its suppliers.
ATI’s CEO, Chairman and President, Rich Harshman stated that the company is delighted to ink the long-term contract with GE Aviation for Rene 65 Alloy. This joint development between GE Aviation and ATI commenced before four years for manufacturing a disc-quality mill product, which can be utilized in jet engines that operate at high temperatures. GE Aviation and its supply chain partners implement the Rene 65 alloy in next-generation and legacy jet engines, in order to obtain significant cost benefits and potential, according to him.
ATI and GE have applied their terrific engineering effort to develop this Rene 65 Alloy. This method shows the value that is required to integrate aerospace supply chain to develop a new product. Rene 65 Alloy is manufactured at ATI’s new Titanium and Superalloy Forging Facility (TSAF). The company has built Rene 65 Alloy at ATI Ladish with the help of hot die and isothermal forging to many jet engine parts. The time taken for the development of Rene 65 Alloy was compressed through the real-time technology switching between ATI’s mill product and forging metallurgists and GE Aviation, according to Rich Harshman.