Timeline of Milestones

1950

TIMET founded as the Titanium Metals Corporation of America

1952

TIMET purchases Henderson Mill

Produces world’s first titanium ingots

1955

TIMET receives its first large orders from the U.S. Air Force

1956

TIMET purchases Toronto, Ohio plant

1957

TIMET develops the consumable-electrode vacuum re-melting furnace

1960

TIMET develops strip, tube and other mill products

1962

TIMET installs the world's only Continuous Vacuum Anneal line

1964

TIMET supplies materials for the A-11 program...the precursor to the SR-71 Blackbird

1974

TIMET granted patent for Ti 10-2-3; the leading high strength alloy in use today

1976

Concorde took flight powered by specifically developed TIMET (IMI) alloys.

1980

Axel Johnson Metals develops cold hearth melting

1983

TIMET (IMI) developed alloys taking the temperature capability of titanium to 600°C (1100°F) - Alloys TIMETAL® 829 and 834.
 

1986

TIMET patents the taper rolling process used for net shape rolling of titanium fan blade components.  

1992

THT joint venture with Axel Johnson

1993

First VDP sponge production run

TIMET introduces the “Jumbo” slab

1995

TIMET acquires Vallejo operations

1996

TIMET purchases IMI Titanium of Great Britain creating TIMET UK

TIMET acquires Cezus titanium business creating TIMET Savoie

THT becomes a wholly owned subsidiary

1997

TIMET forms Valtimet joint venture for welded tubing operations

TIMET advances architectural market with Guggenheim Museum

1998

TIMET acquires LOTERIOS

TIMET commissions its third EB furnace

1999

TIMET adds 4000 MT open die forge press in Toronto


TIMET increases VAR capacity in Morgantown

2004

TIMET produces its 10,000th VDP sponge batch

2007

TIMET expands its VDP sponge capacity in Henderson to 12,600 MT

2008

TIMET commissions its fifth EB furnace

2009

TIMET commissions two additional VAR furnaces

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