Forging Magazine http://forgingmagazine.com/rss.xml en Optical Sensor Technology for 3D Metrology http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/optical-sensor-technology-3d-metrology <div class="node-body article-body">Zygo Corporation has partnered with Adcole Corporation to offer advanced measurement and inspection technology for automotive camshafts and crankshafts. The Adcole Model 1000 Z - incorporates Zygo’s optical sensor technology for precise and quantitative 3D metrology of precision-machined surfaces, without contact at high speed, for optimal process control.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/optical-sensor-technology-3d-metrology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/optical-sensor-technology-3d-metrology#comments New Products QC Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:13:00 +0000 15741 at http://forgingmagazine.com Ellwood Texas to Forge Titanium Parts for GE Aviation http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/ellwood-texas-forge-titanium-parts-ge-aviation <div class="node-body article-body">Ellwood Texas Forge Houston, a closed-die forging operation, has drawn a new three-year contract that expands its supply of parts for GE Aviation’s production of the CFM International LEAP series jet engines. The LEAP commercial aircraft engines were developed by CFM (a joint venture of GE Aviation and Snecma, a Safran subsidiary) to power jets produced by Airbus, Boeing, and Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China Ltd. (Comac.) </div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/ellwood-texas-forge-titanium-parts-ge-aviation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/ellwood-texas-forge-titanium-parts-ge-aviation#comments Forming News Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:04:00 +0000 15731 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>The CFM International LEAP engine series includes three variants, for Airbus, Boeing, and Comac jets. GE Aviation, a partner in the CFM joint venture, assembles the engines at its own plants in Durham, NC, and Lafayette, IN.</p> Identify Theft Resource Center | Data Breach Report http://forgingmagazine.com/datasheet/identify-theft-resource-center-data-breach-report <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/identify-theft-resource-center-data-breach-report" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://forgingmagazine.com/site-files/forgingmagazine.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/datasheets/thumbnails/data-breach-promo.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body">This report presents a study of data breaches in the United States in 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/datasheet/identify-theft-resource-center-data-breach-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forging Industry Reports Gold Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:19:00 +0000 15651 at http://forgingmagazine.com Kobe Steel Supplying Large Ti Forgings for Jet Engines http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/kobe-steel-supplying-large-ti-forgings-jet-engines <div class="node-body article-body">Kobe Steel Ltd. announced recently it has started supplying large titanium-alloy forgings to IHI Corporation, as shafts for a GE Aviation commercial aircraft engine program. It noted the parts, rotating engine shafts, are among the largest components used in aircraft jet engines. </div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/kobe-steel-supplying-large-ti-forgings-jet-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/kobe-steel-supplying-large-ti-forgings-jet-engines#comments Forming News Wed, 15 Feb 2017 04:55:00 +0000 15721 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>A titanium forging produced for IHI Corp. as part of a GE Aviation jet engine program.</p> Mahle Sells Con-Rod Forging Operations http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/mahle-sells-con-rod-forging-operations <div class="node-body article-body">The Mahle Group, a Tier One automotive parts manufacturer, has sold two con-rod forging operations in Germany to the Frauenthal Group. The value of the sale was not announced. </div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/mahle-sells-con-rod-forging-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/mahle-sells-con-rod-forging-operations#comments Forming News Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:04:00 +0000 15521 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>The former Mahle Motorkomponenten GmbH plants at Plettenberg and Rosswein, Germany, forge steel blanks for automotive connecting rods and balancer shafts.</p> 5 Modern Leadership Lessons from Jackie Robinson http://forgingmagazine.com/forging-newswire/5-modern-leadership-lessons-jackie-robinson <div class="field-byline"> Ritch K. Eich </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Robinson, the grandson of a slave and son of a sharecropper, was a true leader who understood the importance of results, challenges, goals and balance. </div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forging-newswire/5-modern-leadership-lessons-jackie-robinson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/forging-newswire/5-modern-leadership-lessons-jackie-robinson#comments Forging Newswire Forming Handling Heating Materials/MRO Simulation/IT News Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:05:00 +0000 15101 at http://forgingmagazine.com While confronted by racism and bigotry, Robinson overcame the odds by focusing on results—scoring and winning games. Hulton|Archive/Getty Images GKN Driveline Opens New Winter Proving Ground http://forgingmagazine.com/qc/gkn-driveline-opens-new-winter-proving-ground <div class="node-body article-body">GKN Driveline opened a new cold-weather proving grounds in Northern Michigan, at the Smithers Winter Test Center, giving the group as testing capabilities in Asia, Europe, and North America. The 10,000-sq.ft. test center will evaluate performance for all parts under harsh winter conditions.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/qc/gkn-driveline-opens-new-winter-proving-ground" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/qc/gkn-driveline-opens-new-winter-proving-ground#comments QC Thu, 02 Feb 2017 02:14:00 +0000 14161 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>GKN Driveline develops and supplies various automotive driveline components and systems, including eAxle and eDrive systems for hybrid vehicles, such as this eAxle for the Volvo S90 hybrid.</p> Safety Equipment: Is It Safe to Buy Used? http://forgingmagazine.com/opinion/safety-equipment-it-safe-buy-used <div class="field-byline"> Greg Berry </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Have you ever considered buying used safety equipment? Some used safety equipment fulfills OSHA requirements and can protect your workers at a lower cost than buying new.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/opinion/safety-equipment-it-safe-buy-used" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/opinion/safety-equipment-it-safe-buy-used#comments Forging Newswire Opinion News Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:30:00 +0000 13931 at http://forgingmagazine.com S+B Forms JV to Process, Distribute Stainless Long Products in China http://forgingmagazine.com/materialsmro/sb-forms-jv-process-distribute-stainless-long-products-china <div class="node-body article-body">Schmolz + Bickenbach has formed a joint venture with Tsingshan Group to distribute specialty steel long products to manufacturers in China, especially those in the automotive and electronics industries, as well as those supply products to the industrial equipment or food-and-beverage processing sectors.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/materialsmro/sb-forms-jv-process-distribute-stainless-long-products-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/materialsmro/sb-forms-jv-process-distribute-stainless-long-products-china#comments Materials/MRO News Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:10:00 +0000 13971 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>The Schmolz + Bickenbach Group is one of the world&rsquo;s top suppliers of specialty steel long products sector, with subsidiaries that include Ugitech, Deutsche Edelstahlwerke, and Finkl Steel.</p> Machine Measures Sliding Cam Components Automatically http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/machine-measures-sliding-cam-components-automatically <div class="node-body article-body">Adcole Corp. introduced a new camshaft gage that features two independent, opposed measuring heads to measure critical parameters, including cam lobe chatter and straightness.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/machine-measures-sliding-cam-components-automatically" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/machine-measures-sliding-cam-components-automatically#comments New Products QC Wed, 25 Jan 2017 14:56:00 +0000 13961 at http://forgingmagazine.com Transitioning To More Accurate Costing Systems | FIA Workshop http://forgingmagazine.com/transitioning-more-accurate-costing-systems-fia-workshop <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Attendees will be shown how to set up accurate costing systems based on real-world examples from the manufacturing industry. All of the crucial elements for maximizing costing accuracy will be covered, including machine-specific burden rate development, volume impact, and a machine standard hour versus a labor standard hour.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Forging Industry Assn.</span> <div class="street-address"> 1111 Superior Ave. </div> <span class="locality">Cleveland</span>, <span class="region">OH</span> <span class="postal-code">44114</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.503551">41° 30' 12.7836" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-81.686939">81° 41' 12.9804" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.503551+-81.686939+%281111+Superior+Ave.%2C+Cleveland%2C+OH%2C+44114%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Many manufacturing facilities rely on highly inaccurate, plant-wide burden rates or outdated costing systems. In this course, you will learn how to rapidly increase the accuracy of your costing process. Attendees will be shown how to set up accurate costing systems based on real-world examples from the manufacturing industry.</p> <p>All of the crucial elements for maximizing costing accuracy will be covered, including machine-specific burden rate development, volume impact, and a machine standard hour versus a labor standard hour.</p> <p>Participants in this course will learn how to:<br /> &bull; &nbsp;Generate machine-specific burden rates.<br /> &bull; &nbsp;Apply volume impact to parts and to the facility.<br /> &bull; &nbsp;Properly separate SGA from plant burden.<br /> &bull; &nbsp;Apply a more accurate costing system to parts and quotes.<br /> &bull; &nbsp;Properly implement the knowledge gained.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/transitioning-more-accurate-costing-systems-fia-workshop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/transitioning-more-accurate-costing-systems-fia-workshop#comments 41.503551 -81.686939 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:19:00 +0000 13831 at http://forgingmagazine.com New Plant May Follow Stanley Black & Decker, Craftsman Deal http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/new-plant-may-follow-stanley-black-decker-craftsman-deal <div class="node-body article-body">Stanley Black & Decker Inc. reportedly will build a new manufacturing plant in the U.S., a $35-million capital investment, though its location, schedule for development, and the products to be manufactured are unknown.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/new-plant-may-follow-stanley-black-decker-craftsman-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/new-plant-may-follow-stanley-black-decker-craftsman-deal#comments Forming News Sun, 15 Jan 2017 03:49:00 +0000 13751 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>Craftsman hand tools, power tools, and lawn and garden equipment are produced for Sears by a number of manufacturers, some domestic operations as well as some offshore suppliers.</p> Spinning Hanger Blasting Machine http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/spinning-hanger-blasting-machine <div class="node-body article-body">Viking Blast & Wash Systems offers a redesigned industrial blasting machine of the “spinner hanger” design: The SH 3660 has a wider blast zone — 36 inches wide by 60 inches tall — than its predecessor (SH 3460), which achieves a new scale of efficiency.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/spinning-hanger-blasting-machine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/spinning-hanger-blasting-machine#comments Handling New Products Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:28:00 +0000 13621 at http://forgingmagazine.com Böhler Edelstahl to Add High-Speed Forging Line http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/b-hler-edelstahl-add-high-speed-forging-line <div class="node-body article-body">voestalpine AG instituted a €40-million (est. $42-million) project to install a new “high-tech, high-speed forging line” at its Böhler Edelstahl GmbH & Co KG specialty steel operation in Kapfenberg, Austria. </div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/b-hler-edelstahl-add-high-speed-forging-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/b-hler-edelstahl-add-high-speed-forging-line#comments Forming News Wed, 11 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000 13611 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>Austria&rsquo;s voestalpine AG aims to increase the volume of aerospace forgings it manufactures for OEMs like Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, and Embraer.</p> Dana, Navistar Expand Supply for Driveline Parts http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/dana-navistar-expand-supply-driveline-parts <div class="node-body article-body">Dana Inc. and Navistar International reached a new, multi-year commercial sales agreement for driveline parts for trucks and buses, and vocational vehicles. The two manufacturers did not report the terms or value of the deal.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/dana-navistar-expand-supply-driveline-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/dana-navistar-expand-supply-driveline-parts#comments Forming News Wed, 11 Jan 2017 02:40:00 +0000 13601 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>Dana&rsquo;s Spicer axles and driveshafts are covered under extended warranty packages, and now Dana also is offering extended warranties on medium-duty truck and bus.</p> Manufacturing: Machinery - U.S. Industry Report 2016 http://forgingmagazine.com/datasheet/manufacturing-machinery-us-industry-report-2016 <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/manufacturing-machinery-us-industry-report-2016" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://forgingmagazine.com/site-files/forgingmagazine.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/datasheets/thumbnails/manufacturing-promo.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body">The "Manufacturing: Machinery" industry report from Statista consolidates the most important industry information while highlighting important and interesting data regarding the status quo and trajectory of the industry with forecasts through the year 2020. </div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/datasheet/manufacturing-machinery-us-industry-report-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forging Industry Reports Gold Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:29:00 +0000 13541 at http://forgingmagazine.com High-Performance Circular Cold Saw http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/high-performance-circular-cold-saw <div class="node-body article-body">Behringer Saws Inc. added the VA-L 500 to its line of high-performance circular cold saws, for production cutting of aluminum and nonferrous materials. With a frequency-controlled main drive system and adjustable cutting speeds, it can saw the full range of aluminum alloys and other nonferrous materials in solids, thin-walled pipe and profiles highly efficiently.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/high-performance-circular-cold-saw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/high-performance-circular-cold-saw#comments Handling New Products Wed, 28 Dec 2016 15:36:00 +0000 13431 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>The VA-L 500 is powered by a 32-HP, frequency controlled drive motor, with a 800-3,400 RPM speed range, and a servo-driven downfeed with an adjustable rate from 0.39 in./sec to 19.6 in./sec.</p> Precision Castparts Buys Aerospace 3DP Specialist http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/precision-castparts-buys-aerospace-3dp-specialist <div class="node-body article-body">Precision Castparts purchased Atlantic Precision Inc., a specialty aerospace machining and additive manufacturing operation from a private-equity fund, Generation Growth Capital Fund II LP. API has multiple capabilities, centering its design and production on direct metal laser sintering (DMLS.) </div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/precision-castparts-buys-aerospace-3dp-specialist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/precision-castparts-buys-aerospace-3dp-specialist#comments Forming News Wed, 28 Dec 2016 05:04:00 +0000 13421 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>DMLS is an additive manufacturing, or 3D printing process that uses laser power to melt powdered alloys according to a pattern derived from a CAD program &mdash; a process gaining market share for high-value, complex parts in aerospace systems.</p> GKN Driveline Starting Five-Year CapEx Program http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/gkn-driveline-starting-five-year-capex-program <div class="node-body article-body">GKN Driveline committed to a five-year, $179-million capital-investment program at five manufacturing operations in North Carolina, taking advantage of several state and local subsidies. The manufacturer indicated it would add 302 new positions to its current total of 2,700 workers in the state.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/gkn-driveline-starting-five-year-capex-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/gkn-driveline-starting-five-year-capex-program#comments Forming News Wed, 28 Dec 2016 04:45:00 +0000 13411 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>Constant-velocity joint (CVJ) systems are among the primary products of GKN Drivelines five operations in North Carolina.</p> Phase-Toughened Ceramic Inserts http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/phase-toughened-ceramic-inserts <div class="node-body article-body">Greenleaf announced the availability of a new phase-toughened ceramic insert grade complementing its line of ceramic insert cutting tools. XSYTIN-1 is engineered to machine more materials than any other ceramic grade now available, and designed to mill, turn, and groove the most difficult materials at extreme feed rates — with the high surface footage of ceramic inserts.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/phase-toughened-ceramic-inserts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/new-products/phase-toughened-ceramic-inserts#comments Materials/MRO New Products Wed, 21 Dec 2016 15:09:00 +0000 13341 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>XSYTIN<sup>@</sup>-1 is the strongest ceramic insert grade ever produced by Greenleaf, and recommended for use in interrupted cuts, removal of scale, roughing, semi-finish, and finish cuts in heat-resistant superalloy materials, cast irons, nodular irons, ductile irons, steel alloys and stainless steels.</p> SMS Open-Die Press for Chinese Aerospace Supplier http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/sms-open-die-press-chinese-aerospace-supplier <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/sms-open-die-press-chinese-aerospace-supplier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/sms-open-die-press-chinese-aerospace-supplier#comments Forming News Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:26:00 +0000 13321 at http://forgingmagazine.com Bharat Forge Expands in U.S. with Tennessee Acquisition http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/bharat-forge-expands-us-tennessee-acquisition <div class="node-body article-body">Directors of Bharat Forge Ltd. approved the Indian company’s acquisition of 100% of the shares of Walker Forge Tennessee LLC, in Surgoinsville, TN, making it a subsidiary of its Bharat Forge America. The cost of the purchase was not announced, but several reports listed it at $14 million. </div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/bharat-forge-expands-us-tennessee-acquisition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/bharat-forge-expands-us-tennessee-acquisition#comments Forming News Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:16:00 +0000 13311 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>Walker Forge Tennessee is a closed-die operation forging carbon and high-alloy steel parts for automotive engine and chassis manufacturing.</p> November/December 2016 Issue Forging Magazine http://forgingmagazine.com/forging/2016-12-21 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"><p>2017 Outlook--A customized view of one manufacturing sector — with projections of possibilities in the year ahead</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;"><strong style="font-size: 13px;">In this issue</strong></em><em style="font-size: 13px;"><strong style="font-size: 13px;">,</strong></em>&nbsp; 2017 Outlook--A customized view of one manufacturing sector &mdash; with projections of possibilities in the year ahead</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/forming/projecting-future-forging-technology">Projecting Future Forging Technology </a> <a href="/picture/public-private-partnerships-put-form-big-ideas">Public-Private Partnerships Put Form to Big Ideas </a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forging/2016-12-21" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 21 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000 13331 at http://forgingmagazine.com Charting Forgers’ Business Outlook 2017 http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/charting-forgers-business-outlook-2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Readers’ insights and impressions inform a customized view of one critical manufacturing business – and make it possible to project the possibilities and opportunities in the year ahead.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/charting-forgers-business-outlook-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/charting-forgers-business-outlook-2017#comments Forming Handling Heating QC Simulation/IT Tue, 20 Dec 2016 22:54:00 +0000 13301 at http://forgingmagazine.com 2017 Forging Business Outlook http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/2017-forging-business-outlook <div class="node-body article-body">Customizing the forecast of 2017 business conditions for forgers is not difficult, but it must be appreciated within the expectations for the global economy, North America’s regional industrial landscape, and the manufacturing businesses within forgers establish their supply chain. The challenge for individual forgers is to clarify their understanding of the resources and obstacles before them, and to approach them with an informed approach to problem solving. </div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/2017-forging-business-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/2017-forging-business-outlook#comments Forming Handling Heating QC Simulation/IT Gold Tue, 20 Dec 2016 22:24:00 +0000 13291 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>62.3% of all respondents expect their operations&rsquo; tons/shipped to rise in 2017, compared to 2016. This positive result frames our understanding of numerous other insights drawn from the 2017 <em>FORGING</em> Business Outlook survey</p> Public-Private Partnerships Put Form to Big Ideas http://forgingmagazine.com/picture/public-private-partnerships-put-form-big-ideas <div class="node-body gallery-body">Research is a demanding process for industrial organizations, more demanding because of the scarcity of capital, the pressure of competition, and the need to develop new products and manufacturing processes to match tightening regulatory standards with lightweight and environmentally compliant products. </div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/picture/public-private-partnerships-put-form-big-ideas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/picture/public-private-partnerships-put-form-big-ideas#comments Forming Handling Materials/MRO Picture This Simulation/IT Tue, 20 Dec 2016 21:06:00 +0000 13281 at http://forgingmagazine.com Changing the Corporate Culture http://forgingmagazine.com/opinion/changing-corporate-culture <div class="node-body article-body">If the federal government is a soul-less bureaucracy, we’ve now arrived at the moment when a corporate raider takes charge and applies a right-sizing strategy. The objective will be to make the economy more competitive against other, ruthless global economic powers. But is a new business model sufficient to satisfy those demanding no more “business as usual”? </div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/opinion/changing-corporate-culture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/opinion/changing-corporate-culture#comments Opinion Tue, 20 Dec 2016 20:49:00 +0000 13271 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>The objective will be to make the U.S. economy more competitive against other, ruthless global economic powers. But, is a new business model sufficient to satisfy those demanding no more &ldquo;business as usual&rdquo;?</p> Forging Industry Technology Roadmap 2016 http://forgingmagazine.com/simulationit/forging-industry-technology-roadmap-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Forging Industry Educational and Research Foundation and Forging Industry Association began the process of developing a vision for the future of the industry in 1996. Since then, periodic reviews have broadened the roadmap from a solely technical and research document to embrace a broader view of the industry’s direction. Recently, the FIERF Board of Trustees spent several months reaching out to stakeholders, reviewing and updating the industry’s self-described needs.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/simulationit/forging-industry-technology-roadmap-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/simulationit/forging-industry-technology-roadmap-2016#comments Dies/Die Materials Forming Simulation/IT Tue, 20 Dec 2016 20:18:00 +0000 13261 at http://forgingmagazine.com Projecting Future Forging Technology http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/projecting-future-forging-technology <div class="field-byline"> Karen Lewis | Forging Industry Educational and Research Foundation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Forging Industry Educational and Research Foundation (FIERF) and Forging Industry Association began the process of developing a vision for the future of the industry in 1996. Since then, periodic reviews have broadened the roadmap from a solely technical and research document to embrace a broader view of the industry’s direction, and to include issues of education, process efficiency, and public policy, in addition to traditional and emerging technologies. Recently the FIERF Board of Trustees spent several months reaching out to stakeholders, and reviewing and updating the industry’s self-described needs.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/projecting-future-forging-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/forming/projecting-future-forging-technology#comments Dies/Die Materials Forming Simulation/IT Gold Tue, 20 Dec 2016 19:24:00 +0000 13241 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p><em>&ldquo;The 2016 Roadmap Revision redefines a growth and development strategy to ensure that the forging industry is positioned to move into a future in which forging firms not only survive, but thrive and grow.&rdquo;&nbsp;</em><br /> &mdash; Forging Industry Technology Roadmap, 2016 Revision</p> Columbus McKinnon Makes Another EU Material Handling Purchase http://forgingmagazine.com/handling/columbus-mckinnon-makes-another-eu-material-handling-purchase <div class="node-body article-body">Columbus McKinnon has an agreement to buy Stahl CraneSystems from Konecranes plc for a reported $240 million in cash, a move that expands its presence in Europe for supplying hoist and crane parts. Reportedly, the purchase will make Columbus McKinnon the world's second-largest manufacturer of hoists, and expands its own line of material handling products to include explosion-protected hoists, and parts used in mining, oil-and-gas exploration, and chemical processing.</div> <p><a href="http://forgingmagazine.com/handling/columbus-mckinnon-makes-another-eu-material-handling-purchase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://forgingmagazine.com/handling/columbus-mckinnon-makes-another-eu-material-handling-purchase#comments Handling News Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:07:00 +0000 13051 at http://forgingmagazine.com <p>Konecranes is divesting Stahl CraneSystems in order to meet the terms set out by the European Union&rsquo;s anti-trust review of its pending acquisition of Terex Corporation&#39;s Material Handling &amp; Port Solutions business.</p>