Pilot Services

Small Volume Specialized Production and Testing

Our pilot processing division enables small-run, specialty production and testing through a landmark partnership between Special Metals’ Technology Processing Center and TIMET’s Henderson Technical Laboratory.

Delivering Real Customer Benefits

This joint partnership is enabling corporations, individuals, small businesses, research institutions and universities to deliver new and exciting made-to-order products that can be shipped directly to the customer. Customers are seeing:


Reduced Lead Time

True rapid prototyping; no need to wait 36 weeks for a mill run order

Reduced Cost

Depending on complexity, volume and raw material elements

Tailored Chemistry

Access to one-of-a-kind products unavailable anywhere else in the world

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Executive Summary

The Technology Processing Center (TPC) at Special Metals in Huntington, WV, and the Henderson Technical Laboratory (HTL) at TIMET in Henderson, NV, are two of the most well-equipped pilot mills in the world. The two facilities are working together to serve external customers for the melting, remelting, hot working, cold working, and finishing of small volume specialty alloys with unique compositions.

Unique Materials Titanium, Nickel, Cobalt & Specialty Steel Products Groundbreaking Partnership