A 135million expansion completed by RTI International at Martinsville VA in 2012 added forging grinding and hotrolling capabilities and established a capacity of about 14 million poundsyear of titanium products The installation included a 50MN Danieli Breda opendie 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 oilandgas processing are the likely products for Aramcorsquos proposed quothighend forging and casting complexquot at Ras AlKhair 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 laborintensive testing to identify how manufacturing processes heating forming and actual use affect the corrosionresistance 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...
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...
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.
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.
ldquoA smartphone in the hand is really not that practical for example not when one is driving a car or cookingrdquo according to Rebecka Aringngstroumlm 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.