Aerospace parts specialist Arconic Inc. named former General Electric Co. executive Chip Blankenship as its new chief executive, seeking to bring an end to a year of management turmoil that included a bitter fight with an activist investor and the sudden resignation of its former chief. Blankenship, 51, brings 20 years of aerospace experience to Arconic, having worked across GE’s aviation businesses, including aero engines, industrial gas turbines andContinue reading
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 toContinue reading
Aubert & Duval designed the new nickel alloy AD730® in response to the need for metals that can function at high temperatures in fields such as aerospace, energy, and the automotive industry.
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The need to enhance the efficiency of aero engines has been the driving force for the development of new materials that combine high tensile strength, resistance to fatigue and creep with the capability to operate in the 700°C/750°C (1292°F/1382°F) temperature range. In the same way, new power generation concepts, aiming at higher
Brian O’Connor, vice president of production operations for Lockheed Martin Space Systems, explaining how the company wants to use new manufacturing techniques including 3D printing and robotics to halve the time needed to build a satellite. (Credit photo@SpaceNews)
LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is drafting a comprehensive plan for grappling with the aerospace industry’s rapid adoption of additive manufacturing. “Three to four years ago, none of my peers believed we would see additive manufacturing of safety-critical parts,” Michael Gorelik, Federal AviationAdministration chief scientific and technical adviser for fatigue and damage tolerance, said Oct. 19 at the Additive Aerospace conferenceContinue reading
Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) has supplied defence grade ‘DMR 249A’ steel plates for the indigenously built Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) stealth corvette INS – Kiltan which was commissioned on October 16 into Indian Navy, a BSP press release informed. It is the third of the four indigenously built AWS stealth corvettes under project 28 (Kamorta class) to join Indian Navy after sister ships INS Kamorta and INS Kadmatt, it informed. SAIL’s integrated functioning across all its Plants has again successfully supplied the required quantity of steel for this significant project. SAIL has also supplied 80 per cent steel required for construction of the Sardar SarovarContinue reading
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) advised manufacturers in a statement Wednesday to suspend their use of Kobe Steel (Continue reading) products after the Japanese firm admitted to falsifying data. The regulator recommended that aircraft makers find alternative suppliers and conduct a “thorough review of their supply chain.” It’s the first such advisory to be issued by a major regulator since Kobe Steel came clean last week over faking strength and
LONDON (Reuters) – Germany’s Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) is moving to secure long-term supplies of cobalt, a vital component of rechargeable batteries, as the group accelerates its ambitious shift to electric cars. Cobalt industry sources told Reuters that VW, the world’s largest automaker, has asked producers to submit proposals on supplying Continue reading
Des tubes de précision, en inox et nickel, en superalliage de nickel (inconel), et en titane. La société Specitubes, leader européen de l’usinage haut de gamme, est un maillon essentiel de l’industrie aéronautique.
L’Américain Leggett&Platt possède 138 usines dans le monde. L’une de ses filiales, l’entreprise française Specitubes a pu investir 12 millions d’euros pour sa transformation. L’usine, qui se trouve à Samer, dans la région de Boulogne sur Continue reading
When the going gets tough, only the fittest survive. This assertion applies to many aspects of life, none more so than the business world. When trading conditions are challenging, companies in those markets have to offer something special, either in terms of their products and services or their philosophy. Forgiatura Morandini Srl, a family-owned forging company based in Cividate Camuno in northern Italy, has a long history and extensive experience in its business and President and CEO Alessandro Morandini believes he understands the secret of survival in what isContinue reading
The state of South Australia (SA) is establishing a South Australian Space Industry Centre (SASIC). This will be Australia’s first dedicated centre to grow the local space economy and create future high-tech jobs. The announcement was made ahead of the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) being hosted in Adelaide next week which will be attended by more than 3500 space industry leaders from across the globe. The new Centre Continue reading