NASA First to use gradient alloys in 3D printing (US)NASA First to use gradient alloys in 3D printing (US) Scientist John Paul Borgonia, of Materials and Manufacturing Technology Development at JPL, shows on Thursday, October 2, 2014 an engine valve that he designed using multiple materials and made from...

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Bohler :  we want to be Europe's First aerospace high advanced materials  supplier (German)Bohler : we want to be Europe's First aerospace high... (Credit Photo @ Bohler) (German) Lukrative Luftgeschäfte der Voestalpine Die Steiermark ist die technologische Startbahn für die wachsenden Luftfahrtgeschäfte des Voest-Konzerns. "Werkstoffe...

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Timoteo Di Maulo, Appointed as new APERAM CEO (US)Timoteo Di Maulo, Appointed as new APERAM CEO (US) Timoteo Di Maulo, currently member of Aperam’s Management Committee, as Chief Executive Officer from 1 January 2015. (Credit Photo @ APERAM) Luxembourg, 14 October 2014 - Philippe Darmayan, aged...

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U.S. must be first in steel production (US)U.S. must be first in steel production (US) (Credit Photo @ Lehigh Heavy Forge) Steel is power. Any nation that expects to project strength and resolve must produce steel. Throughout U.S. history, steel has been an irreplaceable underpinning...

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Vulcain pour construire la forge de demainVulcain pour construire la forge de demain Régis Bigot de l’Ensam, est celui qui a rêvé Vulcain et l’a lentement mené à maturité. (Credit Photo @ Pascal BROCARD -Le Républicain Lorrain ) Vulcain, c’est la dernière-née des plateformes...

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Modern Forge ramping up production, staff in Indiana (US)Modern Forge ramping up production, staff in Indiana... Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels announces Illinois company Modern Forge will be moving to Merrillville during a press conference  (Credit Photo @ NWITIMES) September 29, 2014 - MERRILLVILLE | Third-generation...

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NASA First to use gradient alloys in 3D printing (US)

Category : Recherche & Développement

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Scientist John Paul Borgonia, of Materials and Manufacturing Technology Development at JPL, shows on Thursday, October 2, 2014 an engine valve that he designed using multiple materials and made from an overbuilt 3-D printing. (Credit Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz/Pasadena Star-News)

A CANADA FLINTRIDGE >> While 3-D printing isn’t new, scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said they are the first to have the Midas touch when it comes to using the technology to manufacture radial, gradient metals. Additive manufacturing or stereolithography was invented in the 1980s, and the technique is often used to “print” plastic, rubber and metal things such as sports shoes, aircraft components, artificial limbs and musical instruments. Yet those created items are monolithic — all plastic, rubber or metal. JPL invented amorphous metals that could be cast as a piece of metallic glass and gradient alloys. In other words, scientists discovered a way for multiple metals to be 3-D printed as a single part. These composite materials could withstand the extreme environment that is space, said Douglas Hofmann, a JPL materials scientist and metallurgist.

JPL invented amorphous metals that could be cast as a piece of metallic glass and gradient alloys. In other words, scientists discovered a way for multiple metals to be 3-D printed as a single part. These composite materials could withstand the extreme environment that is space,

Douglas Hofmann, a JPL materials scientist and metallurgist.

“When you put mechanical systems in space, they’re under a lot of — space is basically the worst place you want to put anything,” he said. “It’s cold and there’s atomic oxygen and radiation, and you’re going in and out of the sun. So you’re fluctuating temperature in massive swings. It’s really hard on mechanical systems like gears and bearings.” JPL started metals and manufacturing research in 2009, opened its metallurgy Continue Reading

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Bohler : ” we want to be Europe’s First aerospace high advanced materials supplier” (German)

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Lukrative Luftgeschäfte der Voestalpine

Die Steiermark ist die technologische Startbahn für die wachsenden Luftfahrtgeschäfte des Voest-Konzerns. “Werkstoffe von Böhler finden sich mittlerweile in allen Flugzeugmodellen von Airbus und Boeing”, betont Voestalpine-Vorstand und Divisionsleiter Franz Rotter. Von Manfred Neuper. Das Titan-Schmiedeteil ist gerade einmal 70 Kilogramm schwer. Als Bindeglied zwischen Triebwerk und Flügel muss es aber einem Schub von umgerechnet gut 200.000 PS standhalten. Temperaturunterschiede zwischen plus 50 und minus 65 Grad dürfen den Komponenten Continue Reading

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Timoteo Di Maulo, Appointed as new APERAM CEO (US)

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Timoteo Di Maulo, currently member of Aperam’s Management Committee, as Chief Executive Officer from 1 January 2015. (Credit Photo @ APERAM)

Luxembourg, 14 October 2014 – Philippe Darmayan, aged 62, who has been Chief Executive Officer of Aperam since December 2011, has indicated to the Board of Directors his intention to retire effective 31 December 2014. The Board of Directors has accepted Philippe Darmayan’s request and announces the appointment of Timoteo Di Maulo, currently member of Aperam’s Management Committee, as Chief Executive Officer from 1 January 2015. Until that time, Philippe Darmayan and Timoteo Di Maulo will work closely to ensure a smooth transition. Philippe Darmayan will retain links with the Company as advisor and will be proposed to become a member of Aperam’s Board of Directors at the Company’s next General Shareholders’ Meeting. Lakshmi N. Mittal, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aperam, said: “I would like to thank Continue Reading

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U.S. must be first in steel production (US)

Category : Economie

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Steel is power. Any nation that expects to project strength and resolve must produce steel. Throughout U.S. history, steel has been an irreplaceable underpinning of our economic and military might. It’s why Abraham Lincoln insisted on building steel plants to supply the biggest infrastructure project of his time: the transcontinental railroad. The 16th president insisted that the union would not prosper without a robust iron and steel industry. During World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt knew that becoming the “Arsenal of Democracy” would not happen without eliminating gaping steel shortages.

“Steel is power. Any nation that expects to project strength and resolve must produce steel.”

Robert W. Patterson

As Arthur Herman documents in “Freedom’s Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II,” domestic steel output had hit a 20-year low in 1939, plummeting to less than half the 63 million tons forged in 1929. Continue Reading

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Vulcain pour construire la forge de demain

Category : Recherche & Développement

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Régis Bigot de l’Ensam, est celui qui a rêvé Vulcain et l’a lentement mené à maturité. (Credit Photo @ Pascal BROCARD -Le Républicain Lorrain )

Vulcain, c’est la dernière-née des plateformes matériaux. Basée à Metz, dans les locaux de l’école d’ingénieurs Arts & Métiers – ParisTech, elle fait le lien entre chercheurs et monde industriel pour développer de nouveaux procédés. 

Le projet a été rêvé en 1999. Le voilà concrétisé en 2014 ! Quinze ans pour convaincre, créer un site de partage où machines les plus performantes et neurones du plus haut niveau s’accordent et font le lien entre recherche et industrie. Plus précisément l’industrie des forges. Car la dernière-née des plateformes matériaux lorraine, basée à Metz dans les locaux de l’école d’ingénieurs Ensam Paris Tech, n’a pas été baptisée Vulcain par hasard. Ce matériel de haut niveau, au service de la forge de demain, plus de 4 M€ d’investissement, analyse la mise en forme des matériaux et leur caractérisation : emboutissage, forgeage, matriçage… tout y passe. « Machine hydraulique de 600 t, presse à vis de 32 Kj, presse mécanique Continue Reading

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Modern Forge ramping up production, staff in Indiana (US)

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Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels announces Illinois company Modern Forge will be moving to Merrillville during a press conference  (Credit Photo @ NWITIMES)
September 29, 2014 – MERRILLVILLE | Third-generation family-owned Modern Forge has moved from a rambling complex of 50 buildings in Blue Island to a new state-of-the-art facility surrounded by corn stalks and cattails on the southern outskirts of Merrillville. The company, which was founded in a 200-square-foot garage by a married couple, just commemorated its 100th year in business. About 1,000 employees, family  members and retirees came to the new Modern Forge Indiana plant at 8757 Colorado St. on Saturday to celebrate the perseverance and growth of a business that now employs more than 650 workers at plants in five states. The company likely made a few thousand forgings in its first few years, CEO Greg Heim said. Last year, Modern Forge used massive hammers and presses to make 17.8 million forgings for Honeywell, Polaris, Federal Mogul, General Dynamics, Mercury Marine and Harley-Davidson, its largest customer.

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France President Receives Algerian Steel Tycoon Issad Rebrab (US)

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For the second time France President Francois Hollande  received Issad Rebrab , President and CEO of the Algerian Conglomerate  CEVITAL in the Elysée Palais for a Strategic Conference  to invite foreign Companies to invest in France . Issad Rebrab joins the Forbes Billionaires list this year thanks to his thriving $3.5 billion (sales) food business, Cevital, a producer of sugar, vegetable oil and margarine. An accountant by training, one of his clients talked him into investing in the client’s metal company  Continue Reading

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Algerian Steel Group Cevital Bids to buy Lucchini’s plant for € 300 Millions (US)

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Algerian food processor Cevital has filed a binding bid to acquire Lucchini’s steelmaking plant in Piombino in Italy’s Tuscany region, as announced by Lucchini on October 20. Lucchini added that special commissioner for Lucchini, Piero Nardi, will soon start to analyze Cevital’s offer, but also bearing in mind the advanced situation with regard to the proposal made by Indian steelmaker JSW Steel. The Algerian group had recently stated that it plans to invest more than €300 million in the construction of a logistics platform and an agro-industrial production complex for the various activities of the company in the Mediterranean area. The group’s CEO Issad Rebrab had said the company’s aim is to “resume steel production in Piombino up to two million mt of special and standard steel products, with the installation of two furnaces to replace Continue Reading

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FOMAS’s CEO Jacopo Guzzoni Growth Strategy (US)

Category : Strategy

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Simon Ormerod, left, CEO of Ajax Rolled Ring and Machine in York talks with Jacopo Guzzoni, CEO of the FOMAS Group of Italy on Tuesday. The FOMAS Group recently purchased the York facility. (Credit Photo – DON WORTHINGTON) 

YORK — The new owners of Ajax Rolled Ring and Machine want to expand the company’s U.S. business, while also moving into Mexican and other Latin American markets. The FOMAS Group of Osnago in the province of Lecco, Italy, recently purchased Ajax Rolled Ring and Machine, a custom manufacturer of seamless rolled rings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Jacopo Guzzoni, CEO of FOMAS, said the acquisition helps complete the company’s expansion plans. FOMAS will now have plants in Italy, France, India, China and the United States. FOMAS started its Continue Reading
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France : Saint-Pierre-Montlimart explored for signs of gold (US)

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Variscan Mines Ltd., an Australian company that deals with exploration and mineral deposits development, has started to search a field near Western France’s Saint-Pierre-Montlimart. The search is being done in order to look for “mineral anomalies” that would lead to the discovery of gold deposits in the area. Jack Testard and Patrick Lebret, president and chief geologist respectively, are both leading the mining exploration. The team decided to start their search in Saint Pierre Continue Reading

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Printed titanium aircraft parts challenge forging strength with reduced cost (US)

Category : Recherche & Développement

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The costs and waste associated with producing complex titanium alloy components for aircraft could be reduced if those parts were made using additive layer manufacturing. This is the aim of RAWFEED, a £995,000 R&D project, with £630,000 support from Innovate UK that aims to deliver pre-forms that are equivalent to Class One forgings whilst simultaneously reducing waste from 80-90 per cent to 30-35 per cent and significantly increasing production efficiency. The RAWFEED (Rolling Assisted Wire Feed Direct Deposition for Production of High Value Continue Reading

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Tesla rewards Saint Jean Industries for its aluminum component quality (US)

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Saint-Jean Industries

This Wednesday, Oct. 15 in Fremont, California, the Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk rewarded Emile Di Serio, Saint Jean’s CEO, for the quality of the aluminum chassis components  which are supplied to the plant in the Silicon Valley. Tesla also recognized the  innovative work and the flexibility of Saint Jean Industries.  Strong but Lightweight Aluminum components are essential for a vehicle like the Tesla  Model S. These kinds of components enable the autonomy shown by the Model S today, this making the Model S a real alternative to conventional combustion Continue Reading

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FOMAS Group Acquires Ajax Rolled Ring & Machine, LLC (US)

Category : merger & acquisition

The new FOMAS 110 MN Open Die Press with 400 TMT integrated manipulator (Credit Photo @ Casting-Forging News)

ASNAGO, Italy and YORK, S.C., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — FOMAS Group is pleased to announce, that effective October 10, it acquired Ajax Rolled Ring & Machine, LLC (Ajax) based in York, South Carolina. Under its long-term vision and medium-term management targets, FOMAS Group has sought to expand its seamless ring rolling business not only through organic growth but also by actively pursuing opportunities to Continue Reading

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Alcoa and U.S. Army Develop Single-Piece Forged Aluminum Hull (US)

Category : Recherche & Développement

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Alcoa and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have launched a cooperative effort to develop the world’s largest single-piece aluminum hull for ground combat vehicles, shown here, to improve the military’s defense against a grave threat to soldier safety: Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) (Credit  Photo @ Alcoa)

WASHINGTON & PITTSBURGH–Alcoa (NYSE: AA) and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have launched a cooperative effort to develop an aluminum solution to a grave threat to soldier safety: Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). The solution, a single-piece aluminum hull for ground combat vehicles, would replace today’s assembled hulls and deliver even greater strength and durability. In addition to safety benefits, the single-piece hull would reduce vehicle weight and Continue Reading

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Wyman-Gordon invests $150 M To Establish New Manufacturing Plant (US)

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The spec building in Dillon County where the plant will be built  (Credit Photo @ Carolina Live-Tonya Brown)

DILLON, S.C. — Wyman-Gordon, a leader in advanced manufacturing for the aerospace and power generation industries, announced today that it will bring 400 jobs and invest at least $115 million to Dillon County over the next five years. The company, a leading producer of complex forgings and high-performance nickel-based alloys, said via a news release that its newest facility will house multiple, post-forging operations ranging from heat treating to machining. Construction is Continue Reading

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Tata Steel to sell off Long Products division (US)

Category : merger & acquisition

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Dr Karl-Ulrich Köhler joined Tata Steel Europe as Chief Operating Officer on 1 February 2010. He became CEO and Managing Director on 1 October 2010.

Tata Steel is planning to sell its Long Products division, which employs thousands of workers at several sites in the UK. The steel giant said it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Klesch Group, an industrial company which operates across Europe, to take over Long Products Europe – which employs about 6,500 people including at its Continue Reading

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MESTA : The Alcoa 50,000-ton Closed Die Forging Press for Aerospace Parts (US)

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2012-02-15 – Visitors at Alcoa’s Cleveland Workers look at the rebuilt 50,000-ton forging press, a machine that makes parts for military and commercial aircraft. Alcoa shut down the press in 2008 after workers discovered cracks in its base. (Credit Photo @ Scott Shaw/The Plain Dealer)

Alcoa has a multi-year supply agreement with Airbus valued at approximately $110 million for titanium and aluminum aerospace forgings. The company will produce the parts – including forgings used to connect the wing structure to the engine on the Airbus A320neo – using its recently Continue Reading

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Alcoa’s Strategic Shift Towards Value-added Products (US)

Category : Strategy

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Eric Roegner, Chief Operating Officer, Alcoa Investment Castings, Forgings, and Extrusions, and President, Alcoa Defense, speaks during a dedication ceremony for Alcoa’s new aluminum-lithium plant Thursday, October 2, 2014, in Lafayette. The plant is the world’s largest aluminum-lithium plant where it produces advanced, third-generation aluminum-lithium alloys for the aerospace industry. (Credit Photo: Michael Heinz/Journal & Courier)

Eric Roegner – pictured above, chief operating officer for Alcoa investment castings, forgings, and extrusions – explains the company’s aerospace solutions role.

Alcoa does a lot more than supply aluminum. The company also is a global leader in lightweight materials engineering and manufacturing. It holds key market positions in aerospace sheet and plate produced by its midstream business, Global Rolled Products (GRP). Its downstream business, Engineered Products and Solutions (EPS), produces aerospace forgings, extrusions, investment castings, and fastening systems. In 2013, these two value-add businesses – GRP and EPS – accounted for 57% of Alcoa’s total revenues. Alcoa’s downstream component is composed of businesses heavily weighted toward aerospace. Unlike the sheet and plate business, most of the downstream businesses will both design and qualify parts such as fasteners or investment castings, where the company will work closely with a customer to optimize form, fit, and Continue Reading

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80,000 tons World’s Largest Closed Die Forging Press help to develop China Jet Fighter J-11 (US)

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Group deputy chief engineer Chen Xiaoci ( third from left ) with dozens of engineers built the world’s largest 80,000 tons forging press.

After World War II , highlighted the role of aircraft , military aircraft now have a decisive significance for the outcome of the war . However, the manufacture of aircraft landing gear , main beam and other large aerospace forging , we need effective “big press .” 80,000 tons “big press ” column installed , making China the country with the world’s highest level of forging equipment. Xinhua reported on October 2 , simple blue frock coat , jeans simpler , lightweight shoes. Chen Xiaoci in a small office, our reporter stood up enthusiastically hand . He was ” quite ashamed ” to say , you see, I did not even block table , you are wearing a table , are ” cousin ” ah ! In Deyang , China’s second city rework Heavy Machinery Group Corporation ( hereinafter referred to as ” two heavy Group” ) , deputy chief engineer Chen Xiaoci and dozens of engineers rattling , and eventually became today – their works including 80,000 t forging press. After World War II , highlighted the role of aircraft , military aircraft Continue Reading

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Bharat Forge Inks Deal With French Aerospace Giant Safran (US)

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Baba Kalyani, Chairman and Managing Director, Bharat Forge (Credit Photo @Business India)

Bharat Forge, India’s high technology component firm has entered into a partnership with French multinational aerospace and security giant to supply high integrity forged and machined components for commercial aircraft applications of Safran’s global affiliates. The companies have been working together for the past 18 months on a demonstrator phase for trial production of critical forgings in several Continue Reading

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Amit Kalyani Cranks Things Up At Bharat Forge (US)

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Amit and his father, Baba Kalyani, at Bharat Forge’s Pune headquarters. (Credit Photo @ Ritam Banerjee – Forbes)

Amit Kalyani had helped his father nearly triple sales in his three-plus years as executive director of Bharat Forge, the listed flagship of India’s $2.5 billion-in-revenues Kalyani Group. It was the dawn of 2008, and its industrial customers at home and in northern Europe were churning along. Then the financial crisis flattened the order book. Capacity utilization, at 80% Continue Reading

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Amit Kalyani : “We want to evolve from a component maker to a solutions provider’

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Bharat Forge Ltd has chalked out a two-level strategy to double its annual revenue by 2018 from around ₹3,500 crore now. Nearly half of this will come from non-auto businesses. The strategy essentially involves moving from components into systems, and then become a provider of complete solutions in both the auto sector and non-auto industries. In a conversation with BusinessLine, Amit Kalyani, Executive Director, spelt out the Pune-based forging company’s plans.

You plan to double revenue in a little over three years. How will you achieve this?

We want to increase productivity, and also raise the share of value-added products (systems). Essentially, we are turning our present model on its head. Earlier, our model would first set up capacity, develop products, get a customer and then Continue Reading

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Baba Kalyani’s Defense Strategy (US)

Category : Strategy

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MUMBAI: Flashback to 1999, and the Kargil war. The military is forced to abort missions due to heavy casualties. Then it decides to deploy the controversial Bofors gun to destroy Pakistani outposts from various vantage points. The strategy pays off, but the military realises it will soon run out of ammunition to feed the howitzers. At the urging of army commanders, the defence ministry turns to Baba Kalyani and his company Bharat Forge to make shells for its Bofors 155mm howitzers. Kalyani, chairman of the Bharat Forge Group, recalls how the company got the “emergency order” to make 1 lakh shells. That’s how the company’s ability to turn out high-quality products at short notice, which helped Continue Reading

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Kleinfeld: Alcoa’s transformation delivering substantial results (US)

Category : Strategy

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Alcoa Inc. Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld said the company has reached the point where its transformation is starting to deliver substantial results. “I think there is no other way to describe it,” Kleinfeld said. “It has been a standout quarter with all of Alcoa’s businesses firing.” Speaking on a conference call with industry analysts Wednesday evening, Kleinfeld attributed the company’s results to a focus on smart investments and innovation.

“We are to the point where we are seeing our transformation deliver,”

Alcoa Inc. Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld

Shortly before the call the company reported net income of $149 million, or 12 cents per diluted share, for the third quarter. This compares to net income income of $24 million, or 2 cents per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. In recent years, Alcoa (NYSE: AA) has been aggressively transforming its portfolio away being commodity-dependent by placing a strong focus on its Continue Reading

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HIDADA Saudi Arabia Steel Fabricator exhibits on World Nuclear Exhibition 2014 (US)

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The Company with the Strength of Steel

HIDADA was established in 1982, as a subsidiary of Xenel Group, a globally renowned industrial group based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. HIDADA is a leader in the engineering & fabrication of quality steel products and a contractor for construction of storage tanks in the region.  HIDADA has grown steadily to become a leading supplier of steel products to the Middle East and Continue Reading

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Areva’s Middle East President Explains Saudi’s Energy Policy (US)

Category : Economie

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Ali Nouri, AREVA (Vice-President Middle East), is Doctor-Engineer Nuclear Engineering. He has experience of over 25 years in the nuclear industry where he held various positions in different fields such as project management, industrial production and business development in France and abroad

Could you please explain us the energy policy in Saudi Arabia ?

 The current electric power in Saudi Arabia represents about 50 GWe. It is mainly produced by oil and gas. However, the electricity needs in Saudi Arabia will triple over the next 20 years. Today, nearly 35% of the country’s oil production is consumed locally. If the current energy product not diversified, the domestic consumption will exceed 70% of the oil Continue Reading
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French nuclear giants offer internships to Saudis (US)

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Saudi students selected for internship programs in France and Germany

RIYADH — Two French global leaders in nuclear energy are offering internship programs in France and Germany for students from King Saud University, King Faisal University and King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals. The initiative, run by King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA-CARE) in cooperation with the companies AREVA and EDF, aims to develop local expertise in nuclear energy in the Kingdom.  These internships will provide students with real work experience in Continue Reading

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Saarstahl invests €30 M in the wire rod mill at the Neunkirchen (US)

Category : Entreprises

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Saarstahl invests around 30 million euro in the wire rod mill at the Neunkirchen location

  • Wire rod train 32 is being completely modernised
  • Extension of the product portfolio in the premium segment

 Völklingen, September 26, 2014 – Saarstahl AG is further advancing the development of its products in the highest quality sector and is investing 30 million euro in the complete modernisation of wire rod train 32 in Neunkirchen. The latest rolling and cooling technologies will be used in the process. “With this investment, we are securing our market share in the premium quality sectors for our  customers in the automotive Continue Reading

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4 buyers May bid for South Korean Dongbu Special Steel (US)

Category : merger & acquisition

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Dongbu Group headquarters in southern Seoul (Credit Photo @ Yonhap )

SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Yonhap) — Four potential buyers, including Hyundai Steel and SeAH Group, have joined a race to buy Dongbu Special Steel that has been put up for sale as part of its parent conglomerate’s restructuring program, financial sources said Thursday. The two companies along with another local listed company and a foreign private equity fund (PEF) submitted their bid proposals for the special steel maker to Continue Reading

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Former A. Finkl & Sons Steel Plant to be Demolished (US)

Category : Histoire de la métallurgie

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Demolition of the huge A. Finkl & Sons Co. complex on the western edge of Lincoln Park (Credit Photo @ Ian Freimuth)

One of Lincoln Park’s last remaining pieces of its former industrial self will soon be demolished to make way for an eventual reuse. Demolition of the huge A. Finkl & Sons Co. complex on the western edge of Lincoln Park will begin in the coming months, Crain’s has reported. The company was sold to a German steel producer in 2007, but the 28 acre property in Lincoln Park was not part of the deal. Finkl’s steel operation Continue Reading

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