Metal Powders Use in Engines on Rise
Princeton, Ky.—Increasing use of powder metallurgy technology by aircraft engine makers may help stimulate a doubling of sales revenues next year for the Udimet Powder Div. of Allegheny Ludlum Industries’ Special Metals Corp. Sales of metal powders by the Powder Div. are expected to account for 8-10% of the $125-130 million in total sales that is anticipated this year for Special Metals, a major manufacturer of superalloys for the aircraft engine industry, according to Robert D. Halverstadt, president of Special Metals Corp.