Element Materials Technology has announced that it has signed a long-term agreement with ATI Cast Products, a subsidiary of ATI, one of the largest and most diversified specialty materials and components producers in the world.

Element’s Houston laboratory will provide film and computed radiography (CR) on aerospace castings to support the significant rise in demand from ATI’s customers. As part of this strategic partnership, Element will invest in technical resource, new equipment and guarantee increased capacity for one of its key clients. 

Eric Martin, Vice President and General Manager, ATI Cast Products commented: “Our partnership with Element will help ensure that we have the capacity to meet our customer’s increasing requirements. Element’s market-leading expertise and available CR capacity is very valuable to us and will become increasingly critical in helping us to meet the quality levels and production rates needed to satisfy the ongoing commercial aerospace ramp.’’  

Rick Sluiters, EVP Aerospace, Element commented: ‘’We are delighted to have signed this long-term agreement with ATI Cast Products. The aerospace industry is demanding a shift toward CR and this agreement further develops our position as a market leader in this emerging technology.

By aligning strategically with the needs of our clients and investing behind them in terms of technical resource, equipment and capacity, we ensure that Element maintains its leading position as the number one provider of global aerospace testing services in the world.’’

Element Houston is a Nadcap accredited, multi-disciplinary testing laboratory. It specializes in non-destructive and materials testing for metals and polymers, dedicated to servicing the global Aerospace and Oil & Gas sectors.