Forging Magazine en Joint Venture to Develop Ti Powders for Additive Manufacturing <div class="node-body article-body">GKN Hoeganaes is forming a joint venture in North America with TLS Technik GmbH to produce titanium powders for additive manufacturing. The subsidiary of GKN Powder Metallurgy did not indicate the schedule or budget for developing the new operation, though it described the plan as an extension of its previous powder-metallurgy R&D efforts, centered at Cinnaminson, NJ.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Materials/MRO News Fri, 29 Jul 2016 02:18:00 +0000 11721 at <p>A photomicrograph of AncorTi<sup>&trade;</sup> titanium powder, which GKN Hoeganaes introduced in 2015 specifically for additive manufacturing applications.</p> MPG Rebrands, Emphasizing ‘Unified’ Metal Forming <div class="node-body article-body">Metaldyne Performance Group is consolidating its various legacy brand names to promote a unified manufacturer of powertrain and suspension parts for automotive, commercial, and industrial vehicle markets. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming News Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:36:00 +0000 11711 at <p>Metaldyne Performance Group was formed in 2014 by a private-equity group, American Securities LLC, which established a single holding company for two forging organizations (Metaldyne, HHI) and a large automotive foundry group (Grede Holdings.) Each of those entities also included a number of legacy brands,</p> Rotek Ring-Mill Expansion Project On Track <div class="node-body article-body">Rotek Inc. reported its multimillion-dollar expansion that involves a new ring mill for midsized-diameter, 15 to 155 in. OD rings will be completed on schedule, ready to start service on September 1. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming News Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:27:00 +0000 11701 at <p>Rotek specializes in forged rings used in mechanical engineering, crane construction, shipbuilding, and energy projects.</p> Boeing Orders Titanium 3DP Structures for Testing <div class="node-body article-body">Norsk Titanium will supply Boeing with 3D-printed, titanium engineering test articles for commercial aircraft structures, to demonstrate part-to-part repeatability and to optimize the operations processes necessary to enter into long-term production of structural components for fleet aircraft.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming News Thu, 14 Jul 2016 13:49:00 +0000 11691 at <p>Norsk Titanium produces aerospace structures using Rapid Plasma Deposition<sup>&trade;</sup>, in which titanium wire is melted by argon-shrouded plasma torches, to form near-net-shape parts. The company is developing a plant in Plattsburgh, NY, scheduled to start late next year.</p> New Alcoa Operation to Manufacture 3DP Alloys <div class="node-body article-body">Alcoa opened a plant at its research center near Pittsburgh where it will manufacture metal powders in proprietary grades of titanium, nickel, and aluminum, to be used for 3D-printing aerospace parts. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Materials/MRO News Thu, 07 Jul 2016 01:49:00 +0000 11681 at <p>Alcoa opened this plant at its corporate research center near Pittsburgh to manufacture metal powders needed for 3D-printing aerospace parts.</p> ThyssenKrupp Orders Large-Scale Ring-Blank Press <div class="node-body gallery-body">ThyssenKrupp Rothe Erde GmbH ordered a new, highly automated upsetting and piercing press for ring blanks from Siempelkamp, to be installed that the manufacturer's Dortmund Works, in Germany. Siempelkamp indicated the machinery would be delivered to the plant site and installed during summer and fall 2017, with start-up forecast for January 2018.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming Wed, 06 Jul 2016 15:35:00 +0000 11671 at May/June2016 Issue Forging Magazine <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"><p>On Alert to improve Workplace Safety --FIA’s annual Safety Awards demonstrate how success results from clear strategies and constant focus on specific objectives.</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;On Alert to improve Workplace Safety --FIA&rsquo;s annual Safety Awards demonstrate how success results from clear strategies and constant focus on specific objectives.</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/handling/closed-die-forming-fully-robotized">Closed-Die Forming… Fully Robotized</a> <a href="/picture/network-connection-strengthened-forging-capabilities">Network Connection Strengthened with Forging Capabilities </a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000 11561 at Closed-Die Forming… Fully Robotized <div class="node-body article-body">San Grato SpA’s two plants forge more than 10 million parts per year, in sizes up to 800 mm long, diameters up to 350 mm, and weighing 0.5 up to 30 kg. The Comau SpA robots tending the hot-forming presses guarantee the reliability needed to maintain effective cycle times, and provide relief for operators from the most demanding tasks. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming Handling Gold Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:23:00 +0000 11661 at <p>A Comau robot positions the glowing, semi-finished workpiece in the forming die for San Grato SpA.</p> Focusing Treatment to Improve Die Surfaces <div class="node-body article-body">Die failure is a multi-dimensional problem for forging operators – affecting costs, production time, and product quality. Advanced Heat Treat Corp. researchers are using plasma nitriding to extend performance life.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dies/Die Materials Heating Gold Mon, 27 Jun 2016 02:50:00 +0000 11651 at <p>Plasma nitriding is a low-pressure process in which voltage is applied between the batch and the furnace wall; a glow discharge with a high ionization level (plasma) is generated around the parts being treated.</p> How Far Can They Go? <div class="node-body article-body">People want out. There are not many places to go where confusion and conflict do not prevail, and we will not make progress until we have a clearer sense of what we want to do about these problems, and who we’ll trust to address them. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Sat, 25 Jun 2016 19:56:00 +0000 11641 at <p>In the club or not, there is no avoiding responsibility to address the problems that make so many people anxious to vacate.</p> On Alert to Improve Workplace Safety <div class="node-body article-body">FIA surveys forging companies to document safety at individual plants, tracking OSHA-reportable Incidence Rates and Frequency Rates to identify the leading plant-safety performers in the industry. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming Handling QC Gold Sat, 25 Jun 2016 19:46:00 +0000 11631 at <p>&ldquo;Create a system that enables your facility to be engaged in all aspects of your operation,&rdquo; one FIA Safety Award winning plant exec advised.</p> Network Connection Strengthened with Forging Capabilities <div class="node-body gallery-body">Britain’s Midlands Assembly Network welcomed KimberMills International to its membership, seeing it as an avenue to new business opportunities in the petrochemical and rail sectors.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming Picture This Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:52:00 +0000 11621 at Closed-Die Forger Adds Flexible Billet Heater <div class="node-body article-body">Lake City Forge in Michigan took delivery of a 1,000-kW, induction heating system for forging billets from Ajax Tocco Magnethermic Corp. The closed-die forger processes carbon and alloy steel into products like pitman arms, upper control arms, driveline yokes, marine yokes, steering arm, lateral links, tension links, connecting rods, and shift forks for automotive, light and commercial truck, agricultural equipment, and mining sectors.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Heating News Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:44:00 +0000 11601 at <p>
Ajax TOCCO&rsquo;s 1,000-kW, 1.3- to 3.3-kHz PowerZone billet-heating system is capable of changing frequency automatically for differing billet sizes.</p> Alcoa Aims to Double Plant’s Ti Forging Capacity <div class="node-body article-body">Alcoa plans to expand its Martinsville, VA, titanium forging operation, with an $8.59-million investment that will include a new billet grinding line, and two new forging furnaces. The project is scheduled to be completed before the end of this year, and will double the plant’s forging capacity.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming Heating Materials/MRO News Wed, 22 Jun 2016 03:11:00 +0000 11591 at <p>A $135-million expansion completed by RTI International at Martinsville, VA, in 2012 added forging, grinding, and hot-rolling capabilities, and established a capacity of about 14 million pounds/year of titanium products. The installation included a 50-MN Danieli Breda open-die forging press, ingot heating furnaces, manipulators, and related equipment.</p> Automated and Integrated Auto Parts Forming <div class="node-body gallery-body">San Grato SpA forges over 10 million auto parts every thanks to the efficiency and flexibility of robots developed Comau SpA, tending each stage of the closed-die forming sequence. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming Handling Tue, 21 Jun 2016 21:11:00 +0000 11581 at United States oil and gas industry - Dossier <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/united-states-oil-and-gas-industry-dossier" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body">This dossier presents graphs and tables about the United States oil and gas industry. Crude oil and natural gas are crucial to the global economy, and the entire sector is expected to grow over the next couple of years. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry Reports Gold Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:28:00 +0000 11571 at Dual-Column, Large-Capacity Band Saws <div class="node-body article-body">DoALL Sawing Products announced the addition of two dual-column, large-capacity band saws to its selection of semi-automatic, metal cutting systems.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Handling New Products Wed, 08 Jun 2016 14:58:00 +0000 11551 at <p>Both new designs include the established DoALL feed system that promotes longer blade life and improves cutting accuracy.</p> GE Backing $400-M Saudi Forging, Casting Project <div class="node-body article-body">Saudi Aramco, General Electric, and Cividale SpA have a memorandum of understanding to build a $400-million, “first of its kind, high-end” forging and casting complex in Saudi Arabia, with production to start by 2020. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming Materials/MRO News Fri, 03 Jun 2016 02:21:00 +0000 11541 at <p>Housings and fittings and other critical components for oil-and-gas processing are the likely products for Aramco&rsquo;s proposed &quot;high-end forging and casting complex&quot; at Ras Al-Khair, Saudi Arabia.</p> Defects Confirmed in Steel Forgings for Nuclear Reactors <div class="node-body article-body">The French nuclear regulatory agency confirmed a discovery of safety-defects in about 400 forged parts produced since 1965 for nuclear reactors built by Areva. The agency narrowed its statement to indicate about 50 of the parts are installed in nuclear reactor plants operating in France. It did not comment on any forgings that may have been installed in reactors elsewhere.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Materials/MRO News Fri, 27 May 2016 13:59:00 +0000 11531 at <p>Creusot Forge produced the upper and bottom sections of a reactor pressure vessel being installed by Areva for the Flamanville EPR plant in France, where the initial defects were discovered.</p> Welding Wire Extends Die Life in Extreme Heat <div class="node-body article-body">Weld Mold Company introduced a new welding wire it indicated would extend press die life in "extreme heat conditions" by providing superior hardness retention in temperatures as high as 1,200°F.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dies/Die Materials Handling Materials/MRO New Products Tue, 24 May 2016 17:52:00 +0000 11521 at <p>Weld Mold 5551 reportedly is well suited for use as an overlay on punches, mandrels, hot working dies, forming rolls, and performs well in areas subjected to prolonged high temperatures.</p> Researchers Aim to Track, Predict Corrosion in Aircraft Parts <div class="node-body article-body">The Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) program initiated a research program dedicated to developing a database and computer models that will predict corrosion in aluminum alloys, in airplanes and other transport applications. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming Tue, 24 May 2016 16:33:00 +0000 11511 at <p>Current efforts to combat corrosion in aircraft components rely on experience and expensive, labor-intensive testing to identify how manufacturing processes (heating, forming) and actual use affect the corrosion-resistance of a specific part.</p> Jorgensen Forge in Bankruptcy, Still Operating <div class="node-body article-body">Jorgensen Forge, an open-die forger supplying aerospace, energy, defense, and other markets, is operating within a Chapter 11 bankruptcy declaration, involving its parent company and three other holdings.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming News Tue, 24 May 2016 12:11:00 +0000 11501 at <p>The Seattle-area plant includes four open-die presses and two ring-rolling mills. It also offers heat-treating and machining, and it has special capabilities for &ldquo;marine shafting&rdquo; as well as full testing and inspection services.</p> Jorgensen Forge Hellwig Suspension Products - Forged for Life <div class="node-body video-body">Family owned and operated for 70 years, Hellwig Suspension Products specializes in precision engineered suspension and load control products. This fourth-generation California company proudly designs and manufactures all of its parts in the U.S., including sway bars, leaf springs, air bag systems and more for improved handling, safety and load control focused on the performance, truck, off-road, towing, UTV, armored and military vehicles, RV and commercial markets. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming Mon, 16 May 2016 21:07:00 +0000 11491 at "Ultra-Fast" Cutting Automatic Horizontal Bandsaw <div class="node-body article-body">Behringer Saws Inc. introduced the HBM 500SC, an ultra-fast cutting automatic horizontal bandsaw capable of removing over 70 square inches per minute of material. It can cut a range of materials, from carbon steels to tool steels, stainless and high-alloy steels, nearly four times faster than conventional bandsaws. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Handling New Products Wed, 11 May 2016 14:09:00 +0000 11481 at <p>The HBM 500SC has a 19.6x19.6-in. maximum cutting capacity. A heavy-duty gearbox, rigid cast iron frame, and dynamically re-engineered design substantially reduce or eliminate vibration and promote enhanced speed and precision.</p> Kobe to Start Aluminum Automotive Extrusion in Kentucky <div class="node-body article-body">Kobe Steel Ltd. plans to establish Kobelco Aluminum Products & Extrusions in Bowling Green, KY, to manufacture and sell aluminum extrusions for automotive manufacturing in the U.S.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming News Wed, 11 May 2016 03:50:00 +0000 11471 at Dana Planning New Automotive Axle Plant in Ohio <div class="node-body article-body">Dana Holding Corporation has a $70-million plan to expand and improve a plant site in Toledo, OH, as a new “high-tech” axle manufacturing operation, supplying Fiat Chrysler and at least one other automakers by late 2017.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Handling News Wed, 11 May 2016 01:24:00 +0000 11461 at <p>Dana 30 and Dana 44 axles (shown) would be assembled at the new plant to supply FCA and another unidentified OEM. Future programs and assembly lines may be possible at the same location, too.</p> 36th SENAFOR <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The 36th SENAFOR will combine with 20th International Conference of Forging - Brazil, the 19th National / 6th International Conference on Flat Products Forming, the 3rd Congress of BrDDRG, the 6th International Conference on Materials and Processes for Renewable Energy, and the 12th National Meeting of Powder Metallurgy / 6th International Conference Powder Metallurgy - Brazil.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hotel Plaza São Rafael </span> <div class="street-address"> Av. Alberto Bins </div> <span class="locality">Porto Alegre </span>, <span class="region">RS</span> <span class="postal-code">90030-140</span> <div class="country-name">Brazil</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="-30.027860">30° 1' 40.296" S</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-51.219707">51° 13' 10.9452" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The 36th SENAFOR will combine with 20th International Conference of Forging - Brazil, the 19th National / 6th International Conference on Flat Products Forming, the 3rd Congress of BrDDRG, the 6th International Conference on Materials and Processes for Renewable Energy, and the 12th National Meeting of Powder Metallurgy / 6th International Conference Powder Metallurgy - Brazil.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> -30.027860 -51.219707 Wed, 04 May 2016 18:12:00 +0000 11451 at Schuler Buys Die Designer, Manufacturer Aweba <div class="node-body article-body">Forging and forming press builder Schuler AG plans to takeover die designer and manufacturer Aweba, expanding its capabilities in that related sector of production process technology.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dies/Die Materials Forming News Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:22:00 +0000 11391 at <p>Aweba Group is a full-service designer and manufacturer of dies for forming and forging.</p> Bharat Forge Wins Another Boeing Contract <div class="node-body article-body">India’s Bharat Forge earned a new contract from Boeing Commercial Airplanes to supply four titanium closed-die forgings for the 777X, a redesigned version of the 777 long-range, wide-body jet that is the world’s largest twin-engine aircraft. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming Materials/MRO News Wed, 27 Apr 2016 03:51:00 +0000 11381 at <p>The 777X will be a redesigned version of the 777, the long-range, wide-body jet that is the world&rsquo;s largest twin-engine aircraft. Assembly will begin at Boeing&rsquo;s Everette, WA, production line in 2017.</p> Questions We Don’t Ask and Cannot Answer <div class="node-body article-body">Filling up time is remarkably important to people of our era: we want answers - and everything else - quickly. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:32:00 +0000 11341 at <p>Even as it was approaching its decline and collapse the Roman Empire produced a great leader whose <em>Meditations</em> continue to provide a truthful introspection about life and its purposes.</p>