About Us

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

Special Metals TPC and TIMET HTL are able to offer one-of-a-kind titanium, nickel, cobalt and steel chemistry products that are not available from any other mill producer or distributor. Users no longer need to order mill minimums of 5,000 lbs or more for their one-off orders. The partnership between these pilot facilities offers joint capability of providing custom product forms and compositions of 100g to 500 kg (1 to 1000 lbs). Toll services for conversion of customer-provided material is also available.


We are happy to team with 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. The end benefit encompassing:

  • Reduced leadtime – no need to wait 36 weeks for a mill run order, which is truly “rapid prototyping”.
  • Reduced costs – depending on complexity, volume, and raw material elements
  • Tailored chemistry – one of a kind products that are not available anywhere else in the world!