July 22, 2002--Alcoa Howmet Castings has been selected to supply an investment cast
engine structural component for the Rolls-Royce Trent 900(R) engine program, the propulsion system for the Airbus A380 commercial aircraft.
Samantha Robinson, the startup's marketing and sales manager, said Innovative Metal will focus on investment cast
aeronautical structural components when full production starts.
aluminum beryllium products are finding a number of applications among defense, aerospace, electronic and precision equipment customers.
The use of investment cast
aluminum beryllium components is growing in aerospace, robotics, defense, and a variety of other high-performance applications.
Roughly a decade ago, when many investment cast
clubs were still produced in the U.