Western Superconducting Technologies Co. Ltd., a titanium alloy and high-tech materials manufacturer in China’s Shaanxi Province, ordered a high-speed open-die forging press from SMS Group, to process titanium alloys and other materials to form superconducting magnets for aerospace applications.
GKN plc, the engineering and manufacturing group for aerospace and automotive powertrain parts, agreed to by Tozmetal Ticaret Ve Sanayi AS (Tozmetal), a Turkish manufacturer of powder-metal parts for hydraulic pumps. The cost of the purchase was not made public....More
Oelheld U.S. Inc. recently introduced AirForge 4028, calling it “the clean lubrication revolution for every forging operation.” AirForge 4028 is a protective lubricant developed for hot forging of steel and alloys that delivers “outstanding” results when metal protection is required versus oxidation, gas diffusion and heat....More
Norsk Titanium has a purchase order from Boeing Commercial Airplanes to supply 3D-printed, structural titanium components for the 787 Dreamliner, produced by Norsk’s proprietary Rapid Plasma Deposition™ process.
Dana Incorporated started construction for its new gear manufacturing plant in Eastern Europe, aiming to have it producing parts for regional demand by early next year, reaching full capacity by 2020....More
Gerdau Summit, the joint venture of Gerdau S.A., Japan Steel Works, Ltd., Sumitomo Corporation, and Gerdau S.A. has been launched and expects to be producing forged parts for wind-power projects early in 2018....More
Pratt & Whitney plans to invest approximately $386 million in a series of projects at its manufacturing complex in Columbus, GA, including a new isothermal forging press to produce turbine disks and compressor rotors....More
A combination forging/ring-rolling line designed and installed by SMS Group for VSMPO-Avisma to produce titanium-alloy rings for jet engines gained a “final acceptance certificate,” the contractor announced recently....More