Forming en 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming News Sun, 15 Jan 2017 03:49:00 +0000 13751 at <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> Böhler Edelstahl to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming News Wed, 11 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000 13611 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming News Wed, 11 Jan 2017 02:40:00 +0000 13601 at <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> 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming News Wed, 28 Dec 2016 05:04:00 +0000 13421 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming News Wed, 28 Dec 2016 04:45:00 +0000 13411 at <p>Constant-velocity joint (CVJ) systems are among the primary products of GKN Drivelines five operations in North Carolina.</p> SMS Open-Die Press for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming News Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:26:00 +0000 13321 at Bharat Forge Expands in U.S. with 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming News Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:16:00 +0000 13311 at <p>Walker Forge Tennessee is a closed-die operation forging carbon and high-alloy steel parts for automotive engine and chassis manufacturing.</p> 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming Handling Heating QC Simulation/IT Tue, 20 Dec 2016 22:54:00 +0000 13301 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forming Handling Heating QC Simulation/IT Gold Tue, 20 Dec 2016 22:24:00 +0000 13291 at <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 <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