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.
Companies & Executives

Alcoa Aims to Double Plant's Ti Forging Capacity

June 22, 2016
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...
Housings and fittings and other critical components for oil-and-gas processing are the likely products for Aramco’s proposed 'high-end forging and casting complex' at Ras Al-Khair, Saudi Arabia.
Companies & Executives

GE Backing $400M Saudi Forging, Casting Project

June 3, 2016
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...
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.
The Economy

Defects Confirmed in Steel Forgings for Nuclear Reactors

May 27, 2016
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...
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.
Process Improvement

Researchers Aim to Track, Predict Corrosion in Aircraft Parts

May 25, 2016
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...
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.
Companies & Executives

Dana Planning New Automotive Axle Plant in Ohio

May 10, 2016
Dana Holding Corporation outlined a $70-million plan to expand and improve a plant site in Toledo, OH, as a new “high-tech” axle manufacturing operation. Assembly of Dana 30 and...
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Companies & Executives

Bharat Forge Starts Boeing Deliveries

March 2, 2016
India’s Bharat Forge Limited completed its first shipment of forged and machined titanium wing components to Boeing Commercial Aircraft, marking progress in the supply contract...
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Emerging Technologies

High-Tech Materials Have Forger Exploring 3DP Space

Feb. 29, 2016
Additive manufacturing/3DP is guiding forger Metal Technology Inc. as it explores advanced material processing for aerospace engineering.
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Companies & Executives

Metaldyne Group Revamps Exec Team

Jan. 7, 2016
Metaldyne Performance Group parted ways with Thomas Amato, a longtime executive with the Metaldyne organization.
“A smartphone in the hand (is) really not that practical, for example, not when one is driving a car or cooking,” according to Rebecka Ångström of Ericsson ConsumerLab.
Digital Tools

Getting Smarter About Ourselves

Dec. 22, 2015
Some are predicting when smart devices will give way to Artificial Intelligence, but I am confident that will not last either.