Materials/MRO en Kobe to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming Materials/MRO News Tue, 02 May 2017 00:48:00 +0000 17561 at GKN Buying Manufacturer of PM Hydraulic Pump Parts <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming Materials/MRO News Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:39:00 +0000 17281 at <p>Tozmetal offers a range of more than 1,500 powder-metal parts, mainly for the European automotive market.</p> Changing the Science and Processes of Forming <div class="node-body article-body">Material science is an increasingly wider field of R&D, design, and production methods, and additive manufacturing is expanding the possibilities of metal forming and forging in multiple dimensions, creating new alloys, introducing new methods for shaping them, and applying more flexible design principles to established manufacturing systems.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming Materials/MRO Gold Tue, 07 Mar 2017 22:04:00 +0000 16061 at <p>The Quintus Technologies QIH 15L hot-isostatic press has a modular design that shortens installation time and reduces space requirements.</p> 5 Modern Leadership Lessons from 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forging Newswire Forming Handling Heating Materials/MRO Simulation/IT Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:05:00 +0000 15101 at <p>While confronted by racism and bigotry, Robinson overcame the odds by focusing on results&mdash;scoring and winning games.</p> Hulton|Archive/Getty Images S+B Forms JV to Process, Distribute Stainless Long Products in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Materials/MRO News Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:10:00 +0000 13971 at <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> 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Materials/MRO New Products Wed, 21 Dec 2016 15:09:00 +0000 13341 at <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> Public-Private Partnerships Put Form to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming Handling Materials/MRO Picture This Simulation/IT Tue, 20 Dec 2016 21:06:00 +0000 13281 at Air-Purifying Respirator for Worker Protection <div class="node-body article-body">Allegro introduced the EZ Air PRO PAPR systems for industrial applications where respiratory, eye, and face protection are critically important, and to offer workers more comfort, with less fatigue — and for the operations, improved productivity. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Materials/MRO New Products Tue, 06 Dec 2016 23:00:00 +0000 13031 at Taking on Titanium <div class="field-byline"> Radu Pavel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Despite its advantages for designers and consumers, titanium is notoriously difficult to form and machine. And, the difficulties presented in machining the material itself also negatively impact tool life. Taking on these problems is the task for manufacturing engineers and machine shops.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Handling Materials/MRO Gold Sat, 22 Oct 2016 02:07:00 +0000 12161 at <p>Despite its advantages to component designers, titanium is notoriously difficult to form and machine. And, the difficulties presented in machining the material itself also negatively impact tool life.</p> Recording Success in Part Design, Development <div class="node-body article-body">QuesTek developed Ferrium M54 
in response to a U.S. Navy solicitation for a lower-cost, improved alternative to then-current materials. The Navy request specifically called for designing the alloy through modeling and simulation, with feasibility confirmed through limited testing. As the development process proceeded, the effort shifted to developing a replacement for HY-TUF steel used in the T-45 hook shank on U.S. Navy carrier aircraft.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Materials/MRO Gold Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:18:00 +0000 12141 at <p>QuesTek&rsquo;s Ferrium<sup>&reg;</sup> M54<sup>&reg;</sup> steel is now in use forming hook shanks, part of the tailhook system that is used to achieve quick deceleration of jets landing on aircraft carrier decks.</p>