Foundry Management & Technology


Siemens burner heads produced by Materials Solutions Ltd. via selective laser melting.
Foundry Management & Technology

GE, Siemens Invest, Re-Commit to Metal Manufacturing

Sept. 11, 2016
Two of the most influential engineering and manufacturing groups are renewing their commitment to metal additive manufacturing with significant investments — raising the profile...
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Foundry Management & Technology

Tinker Omega Manufacturing

Aug. 10, 2016
Tinker Omega Manufacturing 2424 Columbus Ave Springfield, Ohio 45503 T: 937.322.2272 F: [email protected] [email protected] Contacts...
Norsk Titanium produces aerospace structures using Rapid Plasma Deposition™, in which titanium wire is melted by argon-shrouded plasma torches, to form near-net-shape parts. The company is developing a plant in Plattsburgh, NY, scheduled to start late next year.

Boeing Orders Titanium 3DP Structures for Testing

Aug. 10, 2016
Norsk Titanium will supply Boeing with 3D-printed, titanium engineering test articles for commercial aircraft structures, to demonstrate part-to-part repeatability and to optimize...
Manufacturers have regained their footing since from the 2007-2009 recession, and more jobs are available, but there are fewer qualified candidates to fill these roles. Effective training may be the remedy to this Skills Gap issue.
Education / Training

Can Training Solve the Skills Gap in Manufacturing?

July 13, 2016
Often the U.S. manufacturing sector is often praised for having built a thriving American middle class and solidifying the nation as an industrial force. But, in recent years ...
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Emerging Technologies

Surveying the Disruption of 3DP Technology

June 21, 2016
“Has 3D printing finally come of age?” That’s the question that consulting and analysis firm PriceWaterhouse Coopers uses to launch its new white paper analyzing how 3DP is evolving...
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Foundries and Farms … More Alike Than You Suppose

May 19, 2016
Farmers and metalcasters are more alike than it may seem at first, and both deserve every consideration for easy and assured availability of resources and respect. To justify ...
Current efforts to combat corrosion 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

Project Seeks Data to Track, Predict Corrosion in Aircraft Parts

May 15, 2016
The Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) program initiated a fifth research program, this one dedicated to developing a database and computer models that will predict corrosion...
Technology is transforming manufacturing into something completely different than what it was 10 years ago — and is quickly changing the expectations for individual manufacturers and their workers.

Pay Attention to the Ways Technology is Changing Manufacturing, and Workers

May 9, 2016
Manufacturing accounts for an impressive $2.17 trillion of the U.S. economy, and despite the common misconception manufacturing is expanding in the U.S. -- up by over 27% since...
Lithium is the least dense elemental metal. When alloyed with aluminum it creates a material that has a lower structural mass, but also is stronger and more strain-resistant than standard aluminum alloys. Understanding how the material performs under high-heat and high-stress conditions is the focus of a new Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) initiative.
Product Development

Lightweight Research Effort Now Turns to Al-Li Parts for Jet Engines

March 8, 2016
LIFT, the Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow initiative, will research the formation and evolution of aluminum-lithium alloys to predict their performance as jet engine parts...