Scottish aerospace metals specialist IMET to spend £9 million on plant in France to process titanium (US)

Aerospace metals specialist IMET Alloys has announced a 10 million-euro investment to set up Europe’s first aerospace grade titanium processing facility. The Livingston-based business announced that it is to build and equip the plant at Saint Georges-De Mons, near Clermont-Ferrand in central France.  IMET uses what it says are the most technologically advanced techniques in the world to provide the melters of titanium and superalloys with furnace-ready products to melt ingots which are used in the aerospace, oil and gas, power generation and medical sectors. The new plant will convert titanium generated by aircraft manufacturers and their subcontractors into clean, furnace-ready material. IMET channels this directly back into the world’s titanium melting facilities displacing primary ore andContinue reading

Dunkirk Specialty Steel receives $10M investment for modernization (US)

Dunkirk Specialty Steel LLC, a leading U.S. manufacturer of semi-finished and finished specialty steel products, unveiled several state-of-the-art upgrades and modernization efforts at its Dunkirk facility. These renovations are the result of a $10 million capital investment from parent company Universal Stainless and Alloy Products, Inc., and collaborative efforts by the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency, City of Dunkirk Department of Development, and NYS Empire State Development. The 800,000 square-foot facility has installed a new $10 million bar turn and burnish line, as well as a new General Electric phased array nondestructive testing system. The addition of the specialty equipment from Germany and Japan makes the Dunkirk-based unit finishing cell the most advancedContinue reading

EcoTitanium: quand le titane s’allie à l’économie circulaire (FR)

Première usine de recyclage de titane aéronautique en Europe, EcoTitanium s’affiche comme un nouvel acteur dans l’approvisionnement de l’industrie aéronautique. Située dans le Puy-de-Dôme, l’entreprise recycle. Et recrute.

Située à Saint-Georges-de-Mons (Auvergne), EcoTitanium est la première usine de recyclage de titane aéronautique en Europe capable de produire des alliages à partir de chutes massives et de copeaux de titane collectés chez les grands constructeurs aéronautiques et leurs sous-traitants.

Des technologies de pointe

Pour cela, la joint-venture d’Aubert & Duval (groupe Eramet) et du kazakh UKTMP International avec l’État français dans le cadre du Programme des Investissements d’Avenir et le Crédit Agricole Centre France, a investi près de 48

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WeAre Group investit 15 millions d’euros dans sa nouvelle usine de Montauban (FR)

Le sous-traitant aéronautique WeAre Group va créer 200 emplois supplémentaires, d’ici 2023, sur son nouveau site de Montauban (Tarn-et-Garonne).

Le sous-traitant aéronautique WeAre Group s’apprête à déménager son usine historique de Montauban (Tarn-et-Garonne) sur un nouveau site, entièrement réaménagé, toujours à Montauban. 15 millions d’euros d’investissement accompagnent cette opération. 200 emplois supplémentaires devraient être créés d’ici 2023.

Trop à l’étroit dans les 11 000 m² de locaux qu’il occupe à Montauban (Tarn-et-Garonne), le sous-traitant aéronautique WeAreGroup, devraient bientôt tourner une nouvelle page de son histoire. D’ici quelques mois, son siège et son usine tarn-et-garonnaise seront relocalisés sur un nouveau site à quelques kilomètres de là, mais toujours sur la commune de Montauban. Une enveloppe globale de 15 millions d’euros est prévue, dont 11 millionsContinue reading

La BEI et Aperam signent un contrat de 100 millions (FR)

Basé au Luxembourg, Aperam est un acteur mondial du secteur de l’acier inoxydable, de l’acier électrique et des aciers spéciaux. (Photo: Aperam)

La Banque européenne d’investissement et le groupe basé au Luxembourg annoncent la signature d’un contrat de financement pour un montant de 100 millions d’euros. La BEI finance ainsi des technologies avancées de production d’acier inoxydable.

Avec un chiffre d’affaires de 4,68 milliards d’euros et des expéditions d’acier de 1,97 million de tonnes, le groupe Aperam, basé au Luxembourg, est un acteur mondial du secteur de l’acier inoxydable, de l’acier électrique

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Major €80 million investment project at thyssenkrupp Steel nearing completion (US)

New ladle furnace at Duisburg steel mill: 80 million investment in quality and technology.

  • Strategic investment for the production of high-quality steel grades with optimised degrees of purity
  • Signal for the future of the Duisburg location
  • Total investment in the high double-digit million range

After a scheduled construction period of a year, the moment has arrived: Smelting is successfully underway at the new thyssenkrupp Steel ladle furnace in Duisburg. A key milestone has thus been reached in this strategically important investment in the steelworks sector. The new double ladle furnace has a capacity of 265 tonnes per smelting process. It is used to produce highest quality, high-alloy steel grades with optimised degrees of purity. “The new ladle furnace will help us to permanently enhance our competitive position,” emhasises Dr. Arnd Köfler, Executive Board member for Production at thyssenkrupp Steel Europe. “With the new plant, we are filling a gap in Continue reading

Weber Metals Unveils $180 million, 60,000-ton forge press (US)

Inauguration day for the 60,000-ton closed-die forging press in Paramount, CA, October 2018.

A $180 million, 60,000-ton forge press made its debut last week at Weber Metals, Inc., a Paramount-based manufacturing division of Otto Fuchs KG of Germany. Its addition is estimated to create 200 manufacturing jobs for area residents. Company officials also noted that the state of California contributed $20 million in tax credits to the project, which currently stands as the world’s largest private investment in aerospace metal forging. “This innovative technology will literally forge the future for parts made for aircraft and spacecraft,” said Dr. Hinrich Mählmann, managing partner of OTTO FUCHS KG. “This, the world’s largest pull-down forging press, will Continue reading

Liberty Steel Granted £4.6 million To Develop Powder Metallic Alloys for Automotive (US)

Liberty Powder Metals, owned by Liberty House Group, an industrial metals company based in the UK, has received a £4.6 million investment to develop specialty alloy metal powders for 3D printed car parts. As part of the Liberty House scheme, this investment comes from Liberty Steel and the CASCADE project, a Research and Development initiative funded by the UK Government. Ben Houchen, Mayor of the Tees Valley, North Yorkshire, where the project will be based, stated:

“STAYING AHEAD OF THE CURVE ON NEW TECHNOLOGIES LIKE SPECIALTY METAL POWDERS, AND THE 3D PRINTED PRODUCTS THEY’RE USED IN, COULD CREATE A WHOLE NEW INDUSTRIAL CLUSTER AND MANY JOBS FOR LOCAL WORKERS.”

The Liberty House Scheme

Last week, at a cabinet meeting, Mayor Houchen, leader of the Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA) signed off the investment for the project which will be based at the Materials Processing Institute (MPI) located in Middlesbrough. As a result of this location, the projectContinue reading

Arconic to Double in Germany Its Titanium Aerospace Castings Capacity (German)

Arconic eröffnet erweitertes Werk für Luft- und Raumfahrtteile in Deutschland

Erweiterung verdoppelt die Produktionskapazität für Titanteile in Bestwig, um der wachsenden Nachfrage der Hersteller von Verkehrsflugzeugen gerecht zu werden.

Bestwig. Arconic (NYSE: ARNC), weltweit führender Anbieter fortgeschrittener Fertigungstechnik, hat heute seine Werkserweiterung für Titan Feingussbauteile für die Luft- und Raumfahrt im nordrhein-westfälischen Bestwig eröffnet. Mit der Erweiterung erhöht Arconic seine Produktionskapazität, um die wachsende Nachfrage der Kunden im kommerziellen Flugbetrieb nach leichten Titangussteilen für dieContinue reading

New UK machining facility opens at Sheffield Forgemasters (US)

Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd (SFIL) has opened a new machining facility, the only one of its kind in the UK.

SFIL claims it has installed the UK’s largest 5-axis vertical turning lathe (VTL) manufactured by Spanish company, Bost, as part of a £6 million upgrade to its machining facilities and to dramatically improve its capacity and throughput for complex machining requirements. Commissioning of the VTL was attended by delegates from Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, which helped to fund the VTL installation, alongside seniorContinue reading