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                                                Alcoa Howmet, a division of Alcoa Power and Propulsion, is a global               The investment cast products produced by Alcoa Howmet improve
                                                                                                                                  performance and efficiency for the world’s leading manufacturers of
                                                leader in airfoil and structural investment castings. Serving the                 aerospace propulsion and industrial power systems. With unsurpassed
                                                aerospace, defense, energy and industrial markets, its products are               quality and our commitment to a sustainable future, Alcoa Howmet works
                                                                                                                                  with your teams to optimize solutions that meet your requirements:
                                                primarily used in aircraft engines, aircraft frames, industrial gas
                                                                                                                                   • Longer life components
                                                turbines, armament and other industrial applications. Additional                                                                                                                                   Aero engine blades
                                                                                                                                   • Efficiency
                                                value-added products and services include hot isostatic pressing,                    -Increased temperature
                                                                                                                                     -Reduced fuel burn                                                    Our solutions go beyond the investment casting of airfoils and other vital
                                                airfoil machining, specialty coatings, titanium and superalloys,                     -Faster technology insertion                                          structural components. Alcoa Howmet works with your organization across
                                                research and development, supply chain management, specialty                         -Reduced weight                                                       all business activities – from new product development through ongoing
                                                                                                                                   • Environmentally friendly                                              life-cycle support. We provide integrated solutions, covering:
                                                tooling and machinery. With 29 production facilities, Alcoa Power                    -Reduced emissions
                                                and Propulsion, a business unit of Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA), employs                    -Reduced noise                                                          • Design for cost
                                                                                                                                                                                                             • Speed to market
                                                more than 11,000 people worldwide.                                                                                                                             -Rapid prototyping
                                                                                                                                                                                                               -Process modeling
                                                                                                                                                                                                             • Next-generation technology
                                                                                                                                                                                                               -Airfoil cooling schemes
                                                                                                                                                                                                               -Airfoil coatings
                                                                                                                                                                                                               -Materials selection
                                                                                                                                                                                                             • Industrialization plan and supply chain strategy

> TECHNOLOGY R&D CENTER                            PRODUCTS                                      VALUE-ADDED
  • Technology development                           • Airfoils (single crystal, directionally   PRODUCTS AND
    -Materials                                         solidified and equiax)                    SERVICES
   -Processes                                        • Integrally cast structures                • Coatings
  • Evaluates advanced manufacturing concepts        • Aero-engine and airframe                  • Hot isostatic pressing (HIP)
    -Equipment design and construction                 structural components                     • Machining
   -Inspection equipment and techniques                                                          • Testing lab
  • Rapid prototyping / process modeling                                                         • Supply chain management
  • Technical services
    -Material characterization and testing
   -Quality assurance and control

                                                                                                                                                                                                           Learn more about Alcoa Howmet at

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                                                                                        Alcoa Howmet partners with your engineering team early in the design phases to develop
                                                                                        the production standards that not only meet your requirements, but also to perfect the
                                                                                        design elements of each component for a robust production process.

                                                                                        Alcoa Howmet offers unparalleled manufacturing expertise to produce a wide variety of cast air-
                                                                                        foils and integrally cast engine components such as rotors, stators, and vane rings. Your flight-
                                                                                        critical structural components, with complex design features such as thin-walls and cast-in
                                                                                        features, are also successfully produced using our innovative investment casting technology.

                                                                                        Alcoa Howmet is dedicated to improving the product life cycle of the critical blades and
                                                                                        vanes used in the hottest sections of your engine. We have expertise in casting of high-
                                                                                        strength nickel and cobalt superalloys that withstand the most hostile engine environments.
                                                                                        Alcoa Howmet has developed and implemented advanced manufacturing methods to consis-
                                                                                        tently produce single crystal grain structures resulting in the strongest, high-temperature
                                                                                        engine components possible. In addition, our advanced coatings provide protection – even
                                                                                        at the hottest temperatures – to improve longevity and create the most durable engine
                                                                                        components available today.

                                                                                        Alcoa Howmet engine components are used in virtually every key commercial and military
                                                        Aero engine low pressure vane   aircraft. Since 1946, our state-of-the-art manufacturing technology and never-ending
                                                                                        commitment to continuous improvement ensure the highest quality and reliable
                                                                                        delivery of your critical components.

> ADVANCED R&D                                                                                               AERO ENGINE AIRFOIL
 Our customers have access to the largest, most                                                              PRODUCT DATA
 advanced research and development resources                                                                   • Blades, vanes and seals for high/intermediate/low
 available in the industry today. Our research                                                                   pressure turbines
 centers are home to a team of engineers, scientists,                                                          • Features: single airfoil or multi-vane segments, cored,
 technicians and support staff committed to tech-                                                                thin walled, advanced cooling schemes
 nology advancement and customer programs. This                                                                • Materials: cobalt- and nickel-based superalloys,
 team works closely with our global manufacturing                                                                titanium aluminides
 facilities to implement technology and deliver                                                                • Processes: single crystal, directionally solidified, equiax,
 customer value.                                                                                                 grain structures
                                                                                                               • Customers: OEM aero engine manufacturers and partners

                                                                                        Let us show you how we can optimize a solution for
                                                                                        your next program. Contact your Alcoa Howmet
                                                                                        Representative today or submit an inquiry via the web

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                                                                             Alcoa Howmet technology supports our customer’s quest for fuel efficiency by producing
                                                                             components that reduce weight and permit engine operation at increased temperatures.
                                                                             Our expertise in cast airfoils with advanced alloys, coatings and intricate cored passageways
                                                                             is a key enabler to achieve efficiency and durability targets.

                                                                             Our knowledgeable design team looks to consolidate multiple structural components into a
                                                                             single, one-piece casting to optimize design, reduce weight and total product cost. These
                                                                             optimized components are yet another way Alcoa Howmet supports our customer’s weight
                                                                             and efficiency objectives for today’s advanced eco-friendly engines.

                                                                             Submit a CAD file or conceptual drawing to see how
                                                                             Alcoa Howmet can help optimize your latest casting
                                                 Auxiliary power unit duct   design or develop a fabricated assembly conversion.

> TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP                                                                           AERO ENGINE & AIRFRAME
 Our dedication to technology leadership and                                                      STRUCTURAL PRODUCT DATA
 involvement early in the design phase is an                                                        • Typical applications: all sizes of commercial and military aircraft
 integral part of Alcoa Howmet’s commitment to                                                      • Components: fracture and flight critical
 understand our customer’s design objectives.                                                       • Materials: cobalt- and nickel-based superalloys, titanium
 This allows us to deploy the full value and                                                        • Features: monolithic structures, thin- and thick-walled, core
 innovation of our integrated supply chain in                                                         passages, cast-in features
 the development of reliable, robust advanced                                                       • Customers: aero engine and airframe manufacturers and
 engine and structural components.                                                                    their partners

                                                 Aero engine fan frame hub

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                                                                                                                                         Collaboration and a commitment to customers form a cornerstone of our culture. Our staff
                                                                                                                                         is trained in the latest concepts and joins in customer initiatives such as lean manufacturing,
                                                                                                                                         Six Sigma projects, Kaizen events and sales and operations planning. Our goal is fulfilling
                                                                                                                                         each and every order on time with the highest quality product.

                                                                                                                                         We have created a network of best-practice sharing throughout Alcoa Howmet. Our integrated
                                                                                                                                         model creates value from order placement through delivery of the cast component to your
                                                                                                                                         manufacturing line. And, if tasked, Alcoa Howmet’s Prime Services can deliver finished, ready-
                                                                                                                                         to-install components and kits to your point of assembly.

                                                                                                                                         The Alcoa Howmet engineering team works collaboratively with customers to slash
                                                                                                                                         development time and ensure manufacturing success. Our casting experts work with
                                                                                                                                         you to select the optimal manufacturing process for near-net shapes that minimize
                                                                                                                                         fabrication and machining. We evaluate multiple part assemblies for production as
                                                                                                                                         single-piece structures to further reduce labor, materials, and joining requirements.

                                                                                                             Radial turbocharger wheel   Alcoa Howmet takes pride in maintaining quality certifications:
                                                                                                                                           • ISO9002
                                                                                                                                           • ISO9001:2000
                                                                                                                                           • AS9000
                                                                                                                                           • D1 9000
                                                                                                                                           • Nadcap

                                                                                                                                         Our rigorous internal peer audits and aero and defense customer certifications ensure
                                                                                                                                         both product and process quality. In-house non-destructive product testing such as X-ray,
                                                                                                                                         FPI, microstructure, and dimensional testing ensure product integrity and optimal form,
                                                                                                                                         fit and function.

> TECHNICAL SERVICES                                  DEFENSE PRODUCT DATA                                                                                    INDUSTRIAL AUTOMOTIVE
 To meet our customer’s requirements, Alcoa Howmet    • Typical applications: missiles, armament,                                                             PRODUCT DATA
 offers an independent ISO and Nadcap accredited        projectiles, tank wheels                                                                                • Typical applications: class 6 - 8 trucks, large mining trucks
 test lab to support all operations
                                                      • Components: cast structures                                                                             • Components: turbocharger wheels
   • Analyzes alloys, coatings, ceramics, plastics,
     waxes and other materials
                                                      • Materials: cobalt and nickel superalloys, titanium                                                      • Materials: titanium, titanium aluminides, cobalt and
   • Carries out full assessment services: chemical   • Customers: defense contractors and partners                                                               nickel superalloys
     testing, failure analysis, mechanical testing                                                                                                              • Customers: OEM heavy equipment manufacturers and partners

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Alcoa Howmet shares your vision for a more sustainable, environmentally friendly industry.
Our design engineers contribute key insights on components that support your efforts to improve
fuel efficiency, produce quieter engines, reduce emissions, and attain your sustainability goals.
Our people share the global community’s concern on resource sustainability and embrace the
call to service throughout our worldwide organization. Alcoa Howmet technologies support the
most advanced and efficient eco-friendly industrial gas turbines in the world.

In 2000, Alcoa developed the 2020 Strategic Framework for Sustainability. The program raises
awareness and drives improvements throughout the company by defining measurable targets to:
improve employee health and safety; foster community engagement; expand recycling efforts;
reduce our global footprint; practice eco-friendly production; and ensure ethical compliance.

      • Uses the latest electronic data tools and rapid prototyping modeling
        techniques for fast production and delivery of prototypes
      • Employs fast-response service for smoother design and
        engineering phases
      • Enables rapid testing and acceptance of design changes before
        committing to full-scale production
                                                                                                                  Industrial gas turbine blade

                                                                                                    IGT PRODUCT DATA
                                                                                                    • Typical components: blades, vanes, combustion and
                                                                                                      compressor hardware
                                                                                                    • Features: small to very large scale blades and multi-vane
                                                                                                      segments with thin walls and advanced internal
                                                                                                      cooling schemes
                                                                                                    • Materials: cobalt- and nickel-based superalloys
                                                                                                    • Processes: single crystal, directionally solidified, and
                                                                                                      equiax investment castings
                                                                                                    • Customers: OEM industrial gas turbine manufacturers
                                                                                                      and their partners

To see our progress toward a sustainable future


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