Forming en Pratt & Whitney Building Isothermal Forging Plant <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming News Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:00 +0000 16441 at <p>In isothermal forging, the dies and the workpiece are heated to the same temperature so that the forming process can take place without loss of temperature.</p> SMS Completes Forging/Ring-Rolling Line for Ti Alloys <div class="node-body article-body">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. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming News Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:22:00 +0000 16431 at Near-Net-Shape Steel Forging for Large Crankshafts <div class="node-body article-body">Kobe Steel developed a die forging method that produces near-net-shape crankshaft parts that exhibit considerable improvement in fatigue strength compared to crankshafts produced by the roll forging method.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming Gold Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:48:00 +0000 16081 at <p>Larger diesel engines are being adopted to improve fuel consumption and lower exhaust gas emissions, along with large propellers that rotate at slower speeds. Necessarily, larger crankshafts are needed to link the engine pistons to the propellers.</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> New Dimensions in Seamless Ring-Rolling Technology <div class="node-body gallery-body">Shandong Iraeta Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. ordered a new, radial-axial ring-rolling machine from SMS Group that will establish a new limit – 16 meters – for seamless rings. The maximum ring height will be 3 meters. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming Picture This Tue, 07 Mar 2017 21:15:00 +0000 16041 at Dana Adds Driveline Options for Trucks’ Fuel Efficiency <div class="node-body article-body">Dana Incorporated is introducing a new axle ratio for its Spicer® AdvanTEK® 40 tandem axle, a change that will allow heavy-duty trucks to conserve fuel by adopting “engine downspeeding.” </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming News Wed, 01 Mar 2017 02:46:00 +0000 15901 at <p>Dana&rsquo;s Spicer<sup>&reg;</sup> AdvanTEK<sup>&reg;&nbsp;</sup>40 Tandem Axle is the first axle for line haul fleets to feature AdvanTEK<sup>&reg;</sup> gearing, which was previously only available on axles for Class 1 through Class 5 vehicles.</p> Ellwood Texas to Forge Titanium Parts for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming News Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:04:00 +0000 15731 at <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> Kobe Steel Supplying Large Ti Forgings for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming News Wed, 15 Feb 2017 04:55:00 +0000 15721 at <p>A titanium forging produced for IHI Corp. as part of a GE Aviation jet engine program.</p> 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming News Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:04:00 +0000 15521 at <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 <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 News Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:05:00 +0000 15101 at While confronted by racism and bigotry, Robinson overcame the odds by focusing on results—scoring and winning games. Hulton|Archive/Getty Images