Dynamet Incorporated, a subsidiary of Carpenter Technology Corp., has formed a strategic alliance with Renton Coil Spring (RCS) Company related to titanium coil springs for high-performance motorsports and recreation applications. As part of the alliance, Dynamet will exclusively provide its UPG(TM) Beta (Ultimate Performance Grade) titanium material to Renton, a privately held manufacturer in Renton, Wash., specialising in custom titanium spring design for aerospace, motorsports, recreation, and other industries. Coil springs that have been made from titanium have provided the strength needed in racing situations and are lighter in weight, creating a performance advantage. Compared to steel, a titanium spring typically requires one-half the volume and one-half the weight. In addition to these advantages, titanium is resistant to almost all forms of corrosion and is more flexible than steel materials often used in springs.