The alloys are made using cold consolidation of blended elemental titanium and alloy powders and vacuum sintering, with or without subsequent hot isostatic pressing, to produce powder metal products in basic shapes and near-net shape product forms.
 
A Boeing Material Specification has been released with Dynamet Technology as the only qualified manufacturer for PM Ti-6Al-4V product for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. This allows Boeing and its supply chain to start substituting the PM Ti-6Al-4V alloy product as an alternative to machining from standard grades of Ti-6Al-4V, for example bar, plate, castings, forgings or extruded products.

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