Forging Magazine http://forgingmagazine.com/rss.xml en 3DP Process Offered as Alternative to Forging Titanium http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/3dp-process-offered-alternative-forging-titanium <div class="node-body article-body">The Rapid Additive Forging (RAF) technology introduced in June by Prodways Group is said to be an effective alternative to forging parts over 70 cm long. A patent application has been filed and further technical developments are expected.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/3dp-process-offered-alternative-forging-titanium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/3dp-process-offered-alternative-forging-titanium#comments Forming News Wed, 12 Jul 2017 03:39:00 +0000 19051 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>A robot-powered head dispensing molten metal within an inert gas chamber can be used to form titanium blanks up to 70 cm long, saving time and conserving material.</p> Precision Flange Facing Tool http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/precision-flange-facing-tool <div class="node-body article-body">ESCO Tool is introducing an easy-to-use, manually operated tool for re-facing damaged flanges and restoring them to like-new condition with a phonographic finish, virtually anywhere. The Esco Flange Hog 110® has a rigid I.D. clamping system, and a 1- to 10-in. I.D. range that provides a facing diameter up to 14 in. </div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/precision-flange-facing-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/precision-flange-facing-tool#comments New Products Wed, 12 Jul 2017 03:33:00 +0000 19041 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>The Esco Flange Hog 110 is suitable for a variety of flange materials including carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and many alloys. A user simply swings the tool in a circular motion, which advances the facing blade outward and creates a precise finish.</p> ATI, GE Aviation Team to Develop 'Meltless' Titanium http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/ati-ge-aviation-team-develop-meltless-titanium <div class="node-body article-body">Allegheny Technologies Inc. is forming a joint venture with GE Aviation to develop a new technology for manufacturing "meltless titanium alloy powder," meaning materials to be used in laser sintering or other additive manufacturing processes.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/ati-ge-aviation-team-develop-meltless-titanium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/ati-ge-aviation-team-develop-meltless-titanium#comments Forming News Wed, 12 Jul 2017 03:20:00 +0000 19031 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>Alloy powders are produced by atomization to achieve a reliable size and spherical structure to achieve the desired effects in additive manufacturing processes. &ldquo;The science of specialty metal powders is a transformative technology and we intend to maintain and enhance our industry-leading position,&rdquo; according to ATI chairman Rich Harshman</p> The Lost Secrets of Forging Valyrian Steel http://forgingmagazine.com/materialsmro/lost-secrets-forging-valyrian-steel <div class="field-byline"> Rebecca Pool </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There is real-life metallurgy behind Valyrian steel, the metal that forms the magically sharp and lightweight weapons of Game or Thrones — and it may have automotive applications.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/materialsmro/lost-secrets-forging-valyrian-steel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/materialsmro/lost-secrets-forging-valyrian-steel#comments Materials/MRO Tue, 11 Jul 2017 20:26:00 +0000 19021 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>George R.R. Martin&rsquo;s medieval fantasy has millions of fans, including some researchers who believe there is historical accuracy in some of its weaponry.</p> iStock Bearings Producer Building New Forging Plant http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/bearings-producer-building-new-forging-plant <div class="node-body article-body">Japanese bearings manufacturer Miyake Forging plans to build a $13.7-million plant at Surgoinsville, Tenn., its first in North America, to produce automotive bearings, starting early next year. </div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/bearings-producer-building-new-forging-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/bearings-producer-building-new-forging-plant#comments Forming News Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:20:00 +0000 18751 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>Miyake Forging has two plants in Japan and one in Thailand, with hot and cold forging, heat treating, lathe turning, and finish machining.</p> Carpenter Makes Multi-Point Advance into 3DP http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/carpenter-makes-multi-point-advance-3dp <div class="node-body article-body">Carpenter Technology Corp. is forming partnership with metal processor/distributor Samuel, Son & Co. to supply additive manufacturing products, materials, and services to AM producers and buyers.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/carpenter-makes-multi-point-advance-3dp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/carpenter-makes-multi-point-advance-3dp#comments Forming News Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:05:00 +0000 18741 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>Desktop Metal calls its additive manufacturing technology &ldquo;microwave enhanced sintering.&rdquo; Metal and ceramic powders are mixed into a polymer, that is the medium for forming parts. Some of the metal alloys will be supplied by Carpenter Technology. Once a mixed-media item is printed, the parts are heat-treated to fuse the alloy structure, as the polymer content is vaporized. Charcoal filters will process exhaust fumes.</p> Restart in Gear, Expansion in Progress http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/restart-gear-expansion-progress <div class="node-body article-body">Selma Precision Technologies is the name of a new hot- and warm-forging business in Selma, NC, taking over the former Sona BLW Precision Forge plant that closed in August 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/restart-gear-expansion-progress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/restart-gear-expansion-progress#comments Forming Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:31:00 +0000 18681 at http://forgingmagazine.com Forming Parts to Finished Shape http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/forming-parts-finished-shape <div class="node-body gallery-body">“Meleform Flo-Forge production is capable of producing parts of various sizes to net shape,” according to its developer, Joseph Mele. “By eliminating machining (from the production process), it provides significant savings in material, labor and time.” </div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/forming-parts-finished-shape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/forming-parts-finished-shape#comments Forming Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:08:00 +0000 18671 at http://forgingmagazine.com May/June 2017 Issue Forging Magazine http://forgingmagazine.com/2017-06-23 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"><p>Always Working to Raise Safety Standards --FIA’s Safety Award winners demonstrate a new standard for continuous improvement.</p> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"><strong style="font-size: 13px;">Forging&nbsp;</strong>magazine is dedicated to all independent and captive forge shops across the United States. Forging covers the world of open- and closed-die and ring-rolling forge shops by actively reporting on equipment and supplies, new process developments, case histories, and industry news.</p> <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"><em style="font-size: 13px;">In this issue</em>, <b>Always Working to Raise&nbsp;Safety Standards</b> --<b>FIA&rsquo;s Safety Award winners demonstrate a new standard for continuous improvement.</b></p> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/forming/near-net-shape-forming-process-using-progressive-dies">Near-Net Shape Forming Process Using Progressive Dies</a> <a href="/handling/tougher-tooling-handles-hard-forgings">Tougher Tooling Handles Hard Forgings</a> <a href="/qc/high-tech-and-high-precision-high-volume-inspection">High-Tech and High-Precision for High-Volume Inspection</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/2017-06-23" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0000 18691 at http://forgingmagazine.com Near-Net Shape Forming Process Using Progressive Dies http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/near-net-shape-forming-process-using-progressive-dies <div class="node-body article-body">“Meleform Flo-Forge production is capable of producing parts of various sizes to net shape,” according to its developer, Joseph Mele. “By eliminating machining (from the production process), it provides significant savings in material, labor and time.” </div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/near-net-shape-forming-process-using-progressive-dies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/near-net-shape-forming-process-using-progressive-dies#comments Forming Fri, 23 Jun 2017 03:27:00 +0000 18661 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>The hydraulic carriage contains all of the power requirements for the Meleform operating system, and is designed as a modular indexing unit that makes it possible to form parts of varying lengths.</p> Indexable, High-Feed Surface Roughing for Forgings http://forgingmagazine.com/handling/indexable-high-feed-surface-roughing-forgings <div class="node-body gallery-body">At a Houston machine shop, switching from an Ingersoll face mill to an indexable high-feed mill achieves deep cuts on dense, hard forgings, with speed and reliability.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/handling/indexable-high-feed-surface-roughing-forgings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/handling/indexable-high-feed-surface-roughing-forgings#comments Handling Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:41:00 +0000 18651 at http://forgingmagazine.com Tougher Tooling Handles Hard Forgings http://forgingmagazine.com/handling/tougher-tooling-handles-hard-forgings <div class="field-byline"> Doc Ardrey </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At a Houston machine shop, switching from an Ingersoll face mill to an indexable high-feed mill achieves deep cuts on dense, hard forgings, with speed and reliability.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/handling/tougher-tooling-handles-hard-forgings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/handling/tougher-tooling-handles-hard-forgings#comments Handling Materials/MRO Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:34:00 +0000 18641 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>A 4-in. Ingersoll Hi-QuadXXX facemill takes off more than 0.300 in. per pass to fully penetrate the heavy oxide crust in a 4140 steel forging.&nbsp;</p> Ingersoll Cutting Tools Who Needs These People? http://forgingmagazine.com/opinion/who-needs-these-people <div class="node-body article-body">We have elevated companies to the status of celebrities. They collect fees and data from us, and make us grateful for that. Consumers hanker for, and investors buzz about what they will do next.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/opinion/who-needs-these-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/opinion/who-needs-these-people#comments Opinion Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:01:00 +0000 18591 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>GE defines itself as &ldquo;the world&rsquo;s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions.&rdquo; Will it need any humans for that?</p> High-Tech and High-Precision for High-Volume Inspection http://forgingmagazine.com/qc/high-tech-and-high-precision-high-volume-inspection <div class="node-body article-body">Precision formed parts demand precision inspection to verify dimensional and surface accuracy, and thus to justify the manufacturer’s investment in the forming. The issue of precision becomes even more critical in high-volume manufacturing operations, like forging gears, intensifying the need for advanced inspection capabilities.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/qc/high-tech-and-high-precision-high-volume-inspection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/qc/high-tech-and-high-precision-high-volume-inspection#comments QC Gold Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:32:00 +0000 18571 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>The Gleason 300GMSL inspection system offers multiple measurement methods on a single platform: tactile probing, surface finish measurement, Barkhausen noise analysis, and laser scanning.</p> Plant Modernization Centers on New Open-Die Press http://forgingmagazine.com/picture/plant-modernization-centers-new-open-die-press <div class="node-body article-body">Russia’s Votkinsk Zavod ordered a 10-MN monoframe forging press from Danieli Breda, a machine capable of forming heavy-duty specialty materials like stainless and tool steels, or high-temperature alloys used in aerospace programs.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/picture/plant-modernization-centers-new-open-die-press" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/picture/plant-modernization-centers-new-open-die-press#comments Forming Handling Heating Picture This Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:13:00 +0000 18561 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>A new Danieli Breda open-die machine will anchor the nearly $100-million rebuilding at Votinsk Zavod.</p> Working to Improve Safety Standards, Always http://forgingmagazine.com/qc/working-improve-safety-standards-always <div class="node-body article-body">No manufacturer can be considered successful without demonstrating its methods for establishing, maintaining, and improving the safety of its workplace.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/qc/working-improve-safety-standards-always" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/qc/working-improve-safety-standards-always#comments Forming Handling QC Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:49:00 +0000 18551 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>Forging manufacturers&rsquo; safety performances are recognized with the annual FIA Safety Awards, based on statistically verifiable achievements.</p> Ellwood Group Acquires Gulfco Forge http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/ellwood-group-acquires-gulfco-forge <div class="node-body article-body">Ellwood Group Inc. purchased and will operate Gulfco Forge Co., a manufacturer of open-die forgings and rolled rings in Beaumont, TX. The cost and other details of the acquisition were not announced. </div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/ellwood-group-acquires-gulfco-forge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/ellwood-group-acquires-gulfco-forge#comments Forming Handling News Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:49:00 +0000 18451 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>Gulfco supplies forgings weighing up to 50,000 lbs., and rolled rings up to 132 in. OD.</p> GKN Driveline Increasing eDrive Output to Meet OEM Demand http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/gkn-driveline-increasing-edrive-output-meet-oem-demand <div class="node-body article-body">GKN Driveline announced a significant expansion of its eDrive manufacturing operation in Bruneck, Italy, responding to increasing demand from current and new OEM customers for systems to power electric and hybrid vehicles, it noted. </div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/gkn-driveline-increasing-edrive-output-meet-oem-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/gkn-driveline-increasing-edrive-output-meet-oem-demand#comments Forming News Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:38:00 +0000 18141 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>GKN Driveline&rsquo;s plant in Bruneck, Italy, employs approximately 800 people. About 80 workers now assigned to CVJ product lines will be retrained and reassigned to eDrive product lines.</p> Chip Trapper Prolongs Coolant Life http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/chip-trapper-prolongs-coolant-life <div class="node-body article-body">EXAIR’s new, patented High Lift Chip Trapper™ removes the solids like chips, swarf, and shavings out of used coolants and other liquids with up to 15 feet of lift or 20 feet of horizontal vacuum.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/chip-trapper-prolongs-coolant-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/chip-trapper-prolongs-coolant-life#comments Materials/MRO New Products Wed, 31 May 2017 12:55:00 +0000 18111 at http://forgingmagazine.com Hardy Resigns, FIA Seeking New President http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/hardy-resigns-fia-seeking-new-president <div class="node-body article-body">The Forging Industry Association has appointed an executive search committee to select a new president for the trade group, following the resignation of Roy Hardy in mid-May. Hardy accepted a position as president of the Precision Metalforming Assn.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/hardy-resigns-fia-seeking-new-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/hardy-resigns-fia-seeking-new-president#comments Forming News Wed, 31 May 2017 04:07:00 +0000 18101 at http://forgingmagazine.com MTI Ready to Go with New Forging Line http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/mti-ready-go-new-forging-line <div class="node-body article-body">Metal Technology Inc. in Albany, OR, recently reported it has achieved “production readiness” on a new forging line.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/mti-ready-go-new-forging-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/mti-ready-go-new-forging-line#comments Forming News Wed, 31 May 2017 03:14:00 +0000 18091 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>The Oregon operation combined its hydraulic press with a new, multi-station digital rotary-hearth furnace &ldquo;to achieve some of the highest quality and repeatability levels in the industry.&rdquo;</p> Wireless, Controller-Free Laser Tracker http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/wireless-controller-free-laser-tracker <div class="node-body article-body">The OTC Core is a high-performance laser tracker that delivers essential laser tracking measurement capability at an affordable price. Its compact size and wireless operation offers high-accuracy measurement with the convenience of portability and ease-of-use. </div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/wireless-controller-free-laser-tracker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/wireless-controller-free-laser-tracker#comments New Products QC Wed, 17 May 2017 14:34:00 +0000 17911 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>OT2 Core laser tracker is lighter than most trackers. The total system weight, including controllers, is just 10.9 kg. This portability makes it an ideal measurement tool for many applications with its 50-meter operating range.</p> Forged Gear Plant Restarting, Plans to Expand http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/forged-gear-plant-restarting-plans-expand <div class="node-body article-body">Selma Precision Technologies is the name of a new hot- and warm-forging business in Selma, NC, taking over the former Sona BLW Precision Forge plant that closed in August 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/forged-gear-plant-restarting-plans-expand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/forged-gear-plant-restarting-plans-expand#comments Forming Heating News Wed, 17 May 2017 13:51:00 +0000 17901 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>Selma Precision Technologies in North Carolina aims to produce precision-forged bevel gears, speed gears, collars, clutches, and flanged hubs, for automotive manufacturing, defense systems, and agricultural equipment.</p> Automated, High-Volume Closed-Die Forging for Gears http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/automated-high-volume-closed-die-forging-gears <div class="node-body article-body">Zhejiang Wanliyang, an automotive parts producer at Hangzhou, in China’s Zhejiang Province, ordered a fully automatic closed-die forging press from SMS group, with one of the buyer’s representatives calling it “the best integrated package of mechanical and automation equipment.”</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/automated-high-volume-closed-die-forging-gears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/automated-high-volume-closed-die-forging-gears#comments Dies/Die Materials Forming News Wed, 17 May 2017 06:15:00 +0000 17891 at http://forgingmagazine.com Kobe to Increase Aluminum Automotive Forging, Again http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/kobe-increase-aluminum-automotive-forging-again <div class="node-body article-body">Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products in Bowling Green, KY, will start its seventh expansion project later this year, a $53-million program to increase output of forged aluminum automotive suspension parts to over 11.6 million parts/year.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/kobe-increase-aluminum-automotive-forging-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/kobe-increase-aluminum-automotive-forging-again#comments Forming Materials/MRO News Tue, 02 May 2017 00:48:00 +0000 17561 at http://forgingmagazine.com Record-Setting Seamless Ring, in Record Time http://forgingmagazine.com/picture/record-setting-seamless-ring-record-time <div class="node-body gallery-body">Euskal Forging in Spain has established a new world record for seamless rolled-ring manufacturing, producing one with an outer diameter of 10,000 mm (more than 32 feet), and weighing 80,000 kg (more than 88 tons.)</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/picture/record-setting-seamless-ring-record-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/picture/record-setting-seamless-ring-record-time#comments Forming Handling Heating Picture This QC Mon, 01 May 2017 17:17:00 +0000 17531 at http://forgingmagazine.com More Forging, More Service, More Jet Engines http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/more-forging-more-service-more-jet-engines <div class="node-body gallery-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/more-forging-more-service-more-jet-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/more-forging-more-service-more-jet-engines#comments Forming Heating Mon, 01 May 2017 16:35:00 +0000 17501 at http://forgingmagazine.com Isothermal Forging Heating Up for Jet Engine Builder http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/isothermal-forging-heating-jet-engine-builder <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/isothermal-forging-heating-jet-engine-builder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/isothermal-forging-heating-jet-engine-builder#comments Forming Heating Gold Mon, 01 May 2017 15:02:00 +0000 17491 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>Pratt &amp; Whitney&rsquo;s Columbus Engine Center performs maintenance on commercial and military aircraft engines.</p> Robotics Trends Shaping Performance http://forgingmagazine.com/handling/robotics-trends-shaping-performance <div class="node-body article-body">Automation in forging, and particularly robotics, is not a new development: What is new are the various technological and functional trends in robotic automation, and how those offer opportunities for forging operators to achieve the key performance indicators that define advanced manufacturing operations. </div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/handling/robotics-trends-shaping-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/handling/robotics-trends-shaping-performance#comments Handling Gold Mon, 01 May 2017 05:09:00 +0000 17471 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>RobotWare 6 is ABB Robotics&rsquo; controller software, with an extensive toolbox for probram developers and a broad range of communications capabilities.</p> Process Mapping/Simulation Combo Succeeds for Open-Die Set Up http://forgingmagazine.com/simulationit/process-mappingsimulation-combo-succeeds-open-die-set <div class="node-body article-body">The value of forging process simulation is not simply in how it optimizes production sequences, but in what information it reveals to the operators about the forging equipment and processes.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/simulationit/process-mappingsimulation-combo-succeeds-open-die-set" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/simulationit/process-mappingsimulation-combo-succeeds-open-die-set#comments Forming Simulation/IT Gold Mon, 01 May 2017 04:58:00 +0000 17461 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>Process engineers applied established physical theories and volumes of data to determine the possible outcome of forging nickel-based alloy discs for industrial valves.</p>