Forming en 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 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