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

Ellwood Group Diversifies with $60M Aluminum Plant (US)

HUBBARD TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The $60 million aluminum slab and billet plant that Ellwood Group Inc. plans to build here to house its new Ellwood Aluminum division has been three years in the making, officials say, with the green light coming this spring from the parent company’s board of directors. The 70,000-square-foot plant will be built at the site of Ellwood Engineered Castings, 7158 Hubbard Masury Road. That plant employs about 100, says Patrick F. Callihan, president of Ellwood Engineered Castings, who is overseeing the expansion. Once operating at full capacity, the new aluminum plant is expected to employ 34. “We’ve signed on with an engineering firm inContinue reading

Carpenter Technology CEO says center to develop products from alloys to 3-D printed parts (US)

Carpenter’s 500,000-square-foot Alabama manufacturing facility, which began operations in 2014, produces high-end specialty alloy products, primarily for the aerospace and energy markets. It later expanded the Athens site to produce superalloy powders used in applications including jet engine disks and 3-D printed aircraft engine components and other products.

At Carpenter Technology’s Emerging Technology Center, which is expected to open in Tanner in about 12 months, the company will develop and implement future products “from new alloys to revolutionary 3-D printed parts,” according to CEO Tony Thene. Gov. Kay Ivey and executives of Philadelphia-based Carpenter officially announced the company’s plans to invest $52 million in the new center on Monday at the Farnborough International Airshow near London. The company said about 60 jobs will be created over the next five years. During an earnings call earlier this year, Thene said the “industry-leading” center would be focused on Carpenter’s “key growth platforms includingContinue reading