La société Forecreu qui transforme à chaud des métaux et alliages spéciaux pour l’outillage de coupe et le médical orthopédique, annonce un investissement de 5 millions d’euros dans l’Allier. Cette entreprise familiale créée dans les années 50, par le père de l’actuel président de Forecreu, est la seule au monde à proposer des barres à trous en aciers rapides inoxydables et titanes destinées à la fabrication d’outils, d’instruments et d’implants orthopédiques. Une spécialité industrielle, à la fois complexe et technique. « Pour assurer notre développement, nous réalisons ce programme d’investissement de 5 millions d’euros qui comprend l’installation d’un laminoir Kocks, l’augmentation Read more
Perryman Co., a producer of titanium for a variety of industrial applications, is headquartered on Vandale Drive in Houston.
HOUSTON – Perryman Co. will more than double its current titanium melting capacity through the addition of two new furnaces, as it prepares to tap a larger segment of the aerospace industry. The Houston-based company said in a press release the new furnaces will include one electron beam model and a vacuum arc remelt model. They will be located with Perryman’s existing melting facilities in California Technology Park in Coal Center. The company said the furnace additions are a response to growing demand for its titanium products, buoyed by a record commercial
NEW YORK & DAVENPORT, Iowa-Arconic Inc. (NYSE: ARNC) today announced plans to install a new horizontal heat treat furnace at its Davenport Works facility in Iowa. Heat treatment is a required step in the production of certain high-strength products, and is essential for products intended for large aerospace and industrial applications. This new furnace will enable Arconic to heat treat longer and thicker plate than ever before, including material for Arconic’s recently installed Thick Plate Stretcher, which began commercial production this year and is the largest thick plate stretcher in the world. Need for thick aluminum plate is growing, particularly as demand for Read more
Société Le Nickel – SLN’s Board of Directors, meeting in Doniambo on Thursday November 16th, 2017, unanimously appointed Dominique KATRAWA as its Chairman. Previously General Secretary of SLN, Mr KATRAWA has been aRead more
Mitsubishi Materials Corp. said Thursday that three of its subsidiaries have falsified specification data for their products. The headquarters of Mitsubishi Materials Corp. are located within the Keidanren Kaikan Building in Tokyo
Mitsubishi Materials Corp. said Thursday that three of its subsidiaries have falsified specification data for products supplied to the aerospace, automotive and electric power industries. The revelation comes on the heels of quality control scandals at other major Japanese firms, including a metal product data falsification scandal at Kobe Steel Ltd. Rubber products produced by one of the subsidiaries were used by the Self-Defense Forces in some of the engines of their aircraft and vessels despite not meeting specification requirements, according to officials at a government agency responsible for development and procurement of defense equipment. Also among the three firms, Mitsubishi Cable Industries Ltd. falsified data on sealing materials used for joining metal parts such as pipes supplied to 229 firms, and Mitsubishi Shindoh Co. rigged data on copper products shipped to 29 companies. None of the cases have beenRead more
Le fabricant d’aciers spéciaux (pour la mécanique, l’automobile, l’industrie des hydrocarbures) qui emploie près de 1 550 salariés, devrait «se déclarer en cessation de paiement dans les prochains jours» auprès du tribunal de grande instance de Strasbourg, a déclaré Cyril Brand, élu CFDT de l’entreprise. Selon le responsable syndical, cette procédure judiciaire, synonyme d’un dépôt de bilan, pourrait être engagée dès lundi. Ascométal devrait être placée dans la foulée en redressement judiciaire, l’objectif étant de trouver «un repreneur sérieux» pour l’entreprise, a-t-il ajouté. Selon une source proche du dossier, cette nouvelle a été annoncée par la direction vendredi en comité central d’entreprise (CCE). «Il y a encore des discussions» avec les partenaires, notamment «sur le calendrier», a toutefois précisé cette source.
Le groupe, spécialisé dans l’acier pour l’automobile et les hydrocarbures (Renault, Bosch, Fiat, Toyota, BMW ou la SNCF), ex-filiale d’Usinor (1 550 salariés, 580 à Hagondange et Custines, en Meurthe-et-Moselle, Dunkerque et Fos-sur-Mer), déposera le bilan lundi auprès du tribunal de commerce de Strasbourg et demandera son placement en redressement judiciaire. « Ce scénario n’était pas prévu », indique une source syndicale mais « nous allons nous battre pour trouver la bonne option de reprise ». En effet, le groupe Asco Industries, expert dans les produits spéciaux pour l’automobile et les hydrocarbures, avait missionné ces derniers mois la banque d’affaires UBS afinRead more
Titanium is used in additive /3D Industry has been identified as an area for immediate growth. Viewed by many as transformative technology, Perryman has been supporting titanium additive /3D users for over 10 years. “Our strength as a fully integrated titanium producer uniquely positions us to support the growth of this emerging industry. Our aim is to ensure there is a reliable, high quality source of supply” stated Perryman. The new campus will provide a solid foundation for Perryman to proactively expand titanium operations.
Perryman Co., a titanium producer headquartered in Houston, Pa., has purchased 35 acres adjacent to the company’s facilities there. The new addition will allow the company to invest in additional manufacturing capacity across all its operations, according to a news release. The expansion will support growth for the next 10-15 years, according to the release. Aerospace and medical advancements areRead more
A sustained campaign focused on increasing export work is reaping dividends for a specialist Black Country manufacturer.
Alloy Wire international (AWI), which supplies more than 60 different ‘high performance alloys’, has seen overseas sales grow by 10% in 2017 and now sends its products to 55 different countries across the world. Norway has seen the largest increase, followed by Hong Kong and Taiwan, with Italy, Belgium and Mexico all represented in the firm’s top 10 hotspots of client locations. The export boom means 52% of the company’s £8.5m turnover is now outside the UK and this could increase further with the appointment of three new agents in Brazil, Indonesia and South Africa. “We have always been an international business and we wanted to step this up in 2017 by doing everything we can to support our network of 45 agents,” explained Mark Venables, managing director of AWI. “This has included moreRead more
RINL Chairman-cum-Managing Director P. Madhusudan on Tuesday said the company had finalised strategies for technological upgradation to produce more special steel and value added products to improve its share in the segment. He was speaking after inaugurating the all India special steel customers’ meet organised by the Marketing Department of RINL at Ukkunagaram. Mr. Madhusudan said special steel plays a significant role in the present market in improving the brand image and would contribute in enhancing the bottom-line of the organisation. The Visakhapatnam steel plant – Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited is planning to produce one million tonnes of special steel during 2017-18, according to Chairman and Managing Director P. Madhusudan. He was speaking in the plant on Tuesday after inaugurating the all-India special steel customers’ meet organised by the marketing department of the RINL. He said that the RINL had rolled out spring steel and spring steel flats for the first time in 80/16 size. The plant had also started production of low-alloy steel from the structural and special bar mill. Special steel products would largely cater to the needs of automobile industry, the Railways and engineering industry, he added. HeRead more
Austrian specialty steel firm Boehler wants to buy cobalt in a year-long contract rather than buying monthly, two industry sources said on Friday, as rising demand from electric car makers has complicated its normal purchase patterns. Demand for cobalt, a key component of rechargeable batteries, is expected to soar in coming years as governments battle pollution and more electric cars are built. German carmaker Volkswagen asked producers last month to submit proposals for supplies for up to 10 years from 2019. Boehler, aunit of Vienna-listed Voestalpine, Read more
In October 27th, Nanshan aluminum forging company with the British Rolls Royce company (Rolls-Royce) engine rotating parts supply contract signing ceremony was held in the Nanshan aviation technology center park. Rolls Royce Asia Pacific Supplier Management Executive James Lloyd, Rolls Royce Chinese supplier management executive official Hong Xiang, Lolo Chinese District rotary parts supplier management business manager Wu Tan, Cheng Rence, chairman of Nanshan, Nanshan aluminum board, deputy general manager and general manager Lu airmaterial park is the wind, Nanshan aluminum board, deputy general manager Liu Chunlei, general manager of Read more
The largest and most modern of its kind in North America, this 90MN (10,120-ton) four-columns push-down hydraulic-driven Danieli Breda press is served by a 200-mt railbound manipulator, a 100-mt mobile manipulator and a 190-mt overhead crane. NAF, which is the only manufacturer of open-die forgings fully integrated from steelmaking through finish machining in the Western Hemisphere, selected Danieli Breda among other competitors Read more
ArcelorMittal plans to invest more than $100 million at its Indiana Harbor steel mill in East Chicago next year, which would be a major boon for local tradesmen. ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor General Manager Wendell Carter said at the the Northwest Indiana Business Roundtable’s and Construction Advancement Foundation’s 2017 Business & Economic Outlook at Ivy Tech in Valparaiso on Friday the steelmaker planned $276 million in capital spending next year, including more than $100 million at the Indiana Harbor steel mill in East Chicago. Carter said the steelmaker would do work on its continuous anneal line, No. 2 coating line and cold mill complex “to improveRead more
CANTON, Ohio, Nov. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — TimkenSteel (NYSE: TMST, timkensteel.com), a leader in customized alloy steel products and services, has brought its newest thermal-treatment asset, the advanced quench-and-temper facility, online and has begun processing customer orders. The addition of the $40 million facility, located at the company’s Gambrinus Steel Plant in Canton, Ohio, increases TimkenSteel’s existing quench-and-temper capacity by 50,000 tons or 45 percent and brings the company’s total annual thermal-treatment capacity to Read more
Norsk Titanium is the only company that manufactures FAA-approved structural titanium components for the aerospace industry using a patented rapid plasma 3D printing technique. Based in Norway, its global manufacturing facility is located in Plattsburgh. On Tuesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo visited the plant and officiallydedicated the facility. New York State and SUNY Polytechnic invested $125 million to bring the company to the state. In September 2016 Norsk announced its 67,500-square foot Plattsburgh manufacturing plant had openedRead more
Après son exposition au Salon EMO d’Hanovre (Allemagne) du 18 au 23 septembre 2017, les premiers éléments du nouveau centre d’usinage de titane multi-axes Flexia V ont été livrés au début du mois d’octobre à SIGMA Clermont. L’assemblage se poursuivra jusqu’à la fin d’année 2017 pour une mise en service début 2018.
Mécaniciens des matériaux et des structures, roboticiens, informaticiens et spécialistes de la production manufacturière sont d’ores et déjà à l’œuvre sur la plateforme technologique de l’école pour imaginer les solutions de demain. Les industriels sont également associés au projet, notamment Aubert & Duval, qui a inauguré dernièrement à Saint-Georges-de-Mons (Puy-de-Dôme) une usine de recyclage du titane unique en Europe. SIGMA Clermont a également noué un partenariat avec Airbus et Safran. D’autres collaborations sont prévues dans la durée, sachant que l’exploitation de la machine, sa maintenance et la fourniture du support technique sont assurées par l’école.
Cette machine, acquise dans le cadre du projet RoMaPAR+ du CPER (Contrat de plan Etat-Région) 2015, aux caractéristiques exceptionnelles (courses de 2 mètres, puissance de broche de 100 kW), est la première d’une Read more
The unique welding capabilities of Nu-Tech Precision Metals have helped to garner the shop an Ontario Export Award
In an era of fierce domestic and international competition, Nu-Tech Precision Metals of Arnprior, Ont., has built its success on providing what few others can. Nu-Tech is a major North American manufacturer of seamless titanium pipe and tube, and it offers numerous specialized services to its customers in Canada and abroad.Read more
Ampower releases the first issue of Ampower Insights: Make or Buy – an overview of today’s supplier market and cost structure for metal AM parts. Additive Manufacturing became a game changer in many industries. Especially for SMEs, however, high part cost are still the main restriction for further wide-spread adoption of this productionRead more
Bienvenue sur MetalBlog, la communauté des passionné(e)s de la métallurgie et de la transformation des métaux. Ce blog est animé par les experts et référents métier de CTIF qui partagent avec vous leur passion, leurs expériences et leurs coups de cœur techniques. Depuis l’idée du concepteur (CAO, simulation numérique, optimisation topologique, prototype…) en passant par le process de transformation de la matière (affinage, élaboration, fonderie, fabricationRead more
Japan’s Asahi Shimbun is reporting that Pyongyang’s recent string of successful missile launches is largely due to a Chinese firm that smuggled crucial tungsten and aluminum alloys to a North Korean company in April. The Japanese newspaper quotes a “source with deep insights into trade between North Korea and China” as saying that a Chinese private-sector company smuggled the materials, including high-grade tungsten and aluminum alloy, to North Korea’s central science, technology and trade company.
According to a source with deep insights into trade between North Korea and China, a Chinese private-sector company smuggled materials needed to develop missiles to North Korea sometime in April. In particular, high-grade tungsten and aluminum alloy was sent by the Chinese company to North Korea’s central science, technology and trade company. It was not clear what volume of materials was sent or the course used to smuggle them.
The tungsten was coveted by North Korean rocket scientists due to its hardness and penetrating ability. They also needed high-grade aluminum alloys to make their missiles stronger and lighter. Asahi says the unnamed ChineseRead more
Визит состоялся позавчера. Вместе с Рихтером завод посетили старший вице-президент по закупкам материалов Николь Лекка, вице-президент по закупкам материалов Рафаэль Дюфло и директор по промкооперации в России и Восточной Европе Александр Гапонюк. Экскурсию по заводу для них провелRead more
Kobe Steel Co. Ltd. said on Sunday that it had falsified data related to strength and durability of some aluminum and copper parts products to make them look as if they met client quality standards. Japan’s third-biggest steelmaker said the products were delivered to more than 200 companies but did not disclose specific customer names. The Nikkei earlier reported online that products using falsified data were delivered to firms including MitsubishiHeavy Industries Ltd.’s regional jet unit and auto makers. Kobe Steel said it discovered the data falsification in inspections Read more
Latin American steel group Ternium plans to build new facilities in Mexico and Colombia to “further develop its industrial system to better serve its customers”, it announced late on Thursday September 28.
- New hot rolling mill at Ternium’s Pesquería industrial center in Mexico to be operational by the second half of 2020
- New steel bar production facility in Colombia to be completed by the second half of 2019
Ternium S.A. T oday announced two new investment programs that will further develop its industrial system to better serve its customers. The company plans to install a new hot rolling mill at its Pesquería industrial center in Mexico, and to build a new steel reinforcing bar manufacturing facility in northern Colombia. The new state-of-the-art hot rolling mill in Mexico will target the growing industrial and commercial markets, improving customer service Read more
Japanese conglomerate Hitachi’s metals subsidiary has filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission alleging that China-based companies stole trade secrets for special alloy ribbons used in medical devices and theft prevention tags. The complaint by Hitachi Metals and its US unit Metglas names companies including Beijing ZLJG Amorphous Technology and Qingdao Yunlu Energy Technology. It also claims two former Hitachi Metals employees who are Japanese nationals provided confidential and proprietary technology to these groups. Hitachi Metals and Metglas are calling for the commission to investigate the Chinese companies involved, ban imports into the US of related products and bar the sale, marketing and distribution of products already in the US. The product at the centre of the allegations is amorphous metal ribbon, or AMR — thin strips of a special alloy Read more
Thales has inaugurated a new facility in Casablanca, Morocco, specialising in metal additive manufacturing, also known as metal 3D printing. The new industrial Competence Centre forms part of the Industrial Acceleration Plan 2014 to 2020, supported by the Kingdom of Morocco, which supports the development of an innovative ecosystem involving Thales and its local suppliers, including the creation of a high-tech industrial competence centre, Thales said earlier this month. Metal 3D printing will lead to a reduction in the development and manufacturing times forRead more
In a meeting which took place today, the Supervisory Board of Saarstahl AG agreed to invest an amount of 100 million euros in a new continuous casting plant.
Saarstahl was the first manufacturer worldwide to apply the technology of mechanical soft reduction (MSR) in casting formats of 150 mm x 150 mm. The highly complex MSR technology improves the inner microstructure of the stee
The company operates a total of four continuous casting plants in the steelmaking plant. Here, hot liquid metal is cast into so-called billets.This primary material is then further processed in the rolling mills. The new five-strand plant with the short name S1 will replace an existing plant. The Read more
A major piece of Pratt & Whitney’s expansion project in Columbus is about to ramp up, with the aerospace company now starting construction on a 276,301-square-foot facility on Macon Road on the city’s east side. The price tag on the construction is $31.3 million, according to an Aug. 24 building permit, with Evans General Contractors performing the work at 8987 Macon Road. “That’s the new facility for the engine overhaul business, and it’s the lion’s share of the real property investments, although they will continue to make some improvements on the forging operation as well,” said Bill Murphy, executive vice president of economic development at the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce. “The real big investment on the forging operation is when they put in the new press, and that should be happening late this year, but more likely early next year,” he said.
The new facilities are part of a $386 million expansion of the local Pratt & Whitney complex announced in February by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s office in Atlanta. Aside from new automated machinery and equipment upgrades, the project includes a 20,000-square-foot manufacturing facility for a new isothermal forge press, which will make turbine disks and compressors for Pratt & Whitney jet engines.
The company in February said the money is being spent to increase parts production and maintenance services, while reducing costs for the company’s engine programs. Pratt & Whitney spokesman Matthew Bates on WednesdayRead more
El gobernador de Tlaxcala, Marco Mena, supervisó la obra de ampliación de la empresa Aceros Especiales Simec, que contempla una inversión de 600 millones de dólares y generará a finales de este año 800 empleos formales, paraRead more
Invirtió U$S 232 millones y tiene una capacidad instalada para producir 650 mil toneladas anuales
La firma Gerdau, una de las principales proveedoras de aceros especiales del mundo, puso en marcha su nueva acería en la localidad de Pérez, con una inversión que asciende a un total de 232 millones de dólares. Durante el segundo semestre, seguirán las actividades de estabilización de la operación de la acería, con el propósito de alcanzar Read more