Arconic vient de fournir sa millionième aube de turbine à Safran Helicopter Engines depuis son site de Dives-sur-Mer (Normandie, France). Les aubes de turbine en superalliage d’Arconic sont montées sur différents turbomoteurs de Safran Helicopter Engines, parmi lesquels figurent les moteurs de nouvelle génération Arrano et Ardiden, ainsi que l’Arriel, vendu à plus de 11 000 exemplaires à ce jour. L’usine Arconic de Dives-sur-Mer st spécialisée dans la fonderie de précision. Elle produit des aubes et des segments de turbines eRead more
Further to its press release of July 6, 2016, LISI AEROSPACE today announces that it has completed the disposal of PRECIMETAL FONDERIE DE PRECISION to the CICLAD Capital Investment Fund, alongside the management of PRECIMETAL. With the acquisition of PRECIMETAL, CICLAD is continuing its strategy of growing its portfolio of industrial assets, especially in the aerospace market. LISI Read more
MANOIR INDUSTRIES: NUCLEAR ASME III CERTIFICATION – FEBRUARY 2017
Following the RCCM and HAF604 certifications, the organisation and the quality system of Manoir Pîtres’ plant has been successfully awarded Section III (Material Organisation) by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). This certification defines the rules for equipment construction that is subject to the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code in nuclear plants worldwide. This success is recognitionRead more
«Oggi buona volontà e disponibilità, peraltro essenziali, non bastano più: sono necessarie competenze logiche, conoscenze informatiche, attitudine al problem solving e flessibilità». Per correggere il tiro in un mondo del lavoro profondamente cambiato e dove la realtà regionale Read more
The European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA), with assistance from its PM RADNET (Academic Network) working group, has reported that it has embarked on a Europe-wide mapping exercise of Powder Metallurgy research and development centres. The EPMA PM R&D Centres Mapping Project is aimed at highlighting the number of R&D centres in Europe that are working on various PM related Read more
Creusot : naissance d’« Excalibure », nouveau pôle d’excellence en métallurgie. Une association d’entreprises et d’organismes publics a été créée ce lundi 20 février au Creusot dans le domaine de la métallurgie des poudres, une spécialité qui va permettre de forger des pièces avec plus de précision et de qualité. Déjà 8 entreprises de plusieurs régions françaises ont intégré le cluster, dont Areva, Arcelor Mittal, Solcera (une entreprise de céramique) ou encore Lisi Aérospace qui travaille dans l’aérospatiale. Elles travailleront avec des organismes publics comme l’Université de Bourgogne, le Pôle de l’Industrie Nucléaire en Bourgogne, l’agence de développement Ecosphère.
C’est fait ! Ce lundi 20 Février à 14h52 a officiellement été créée l’association Excalibure qui portera l’avènement de la métallurgie des poudres dans le berceau de la révolution industrielle. Un clin d’œil à l’histoire, autant qu’une projection dans l’avenir.
C’était en décembre 1785. Avec une première coulée de fonte au coke en Europe continentale, Le Creusot était devenu le berceau de la révolution industrielle. Depuis plus de deux siècles, la production métallurgique a toujours été le fruit de coulée de métal en fusion, ce qui aRead more
The first stage of a major new £27m manufacturing facility got under way in Oldbury with a ceremony to mark the start of construction.
Representatives from Sandwell Council and Steel & Alloy Processing Limited were joined by colleagues working on the Popes Lane project to launch the construction phase. Previously owned by Sandwell Council, the Popes Lane site has been brought forward by leading Midlands commercial developer, Trebor Developments to create a scheme specifically designed for Steel & Alloy’s operations as a key Read more
Jeffrey P. Bezos, founder of Blue Origin, inspects New Shepard’s West Texas launch facility before the rocket’s maiden voyage. (Photo courtesy of Blue Origin)
It’s become increasingly clear that Jeffrey P. Bezos, who in the last several months has been talking much more openly about his once secretive space company, has some really big ambitions in space. As Blue Origin moves toward its goal of having “millions of people living and working in space,” the company has launched and landed the sameRead more
A key objective of the affordable strategy is that the nuclear components can be fabricated to the exacting tolerances demanded by the designers. This includes not only the physical dimensions, but also density and crystalline phase of the alloys. The materials’ characteristics determine thermal and mechanical performance of the core, which in turn affects its nuclear performance. After several joint efforts, an exact replica of the kiloPower core was fabricated at Y-12 with depleted uranium (Credit Photo @ LANL)
For the past five decades – from the Apollo-era lunar science experiments to the Mars Curiosity and the New Horizons missions – Pu-238 Radioisotope Thermal Generators (RTG) have served as a power source. While some of the NASA’s forays will continue to rely on these RTGs, others will require larger power sources to enable human Read more
Natalie Baker, sales executive at AWI, said: “Stainless Steel is very special to us. “We produce an extensive range of grades (from St/St 302 to Duplex stainless steel) and our expansive stock levels mean we can provide it in any quantity from 1/4kg to 50kg in just two weeks.
ONE of the world’s leading manufacturers of round, flat, shaped and profile wire is reporting a major increase in demand for high quality European or DFARS compliant stainless steel. Alloy Wire International (AWI) has seen new orders come in from clients in aerospace, nuclear, marine, petrochemical and spring makers, with many citing theRead more
Russian steelmaker OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works today celebrates the 85th anniversary of the launch of its Magnitogorsk mill.
On 1 February 1932 the mill’s first blast-furnace produced its first batch of pig iron and the date has come to be celebrated as marking the launch of MMK – one of Russia’s and the world’s largest metal facilities. Over the past 85 years, MMK has mined more than 430Mt of ore, produced more than 700Mt of sinter, 614Mt of pig iron, 791Mt ofRead more
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Despite promises to cut steel overcapacity, China actually brought more steel production online last year, resulting in a surge in air pollution in northern China, especially around Beijing, according to a report released this week by Greenpeace East Asia. The growth in operating capacity was more than twice the total steel making capacity of Britain, the report said. The increase in steel production, which is powered by the burning of coal, also means that levels of greenhouse gas emissions from that sector almost certainly grew last year, compared withRead more
Il Gruppo Pittini, leader per la produzione da forno elettrico di acciai lunghi, ha annunciato oggi un piano di investimenti da 100 milioni di euro sul sito di Verona (l’ex Riva, ora Acciaierie di Verona), stabilimento operante fin dagli inizi del secolo scorso, costituito da un’acciaieria, due laminatoi e un reparto di lavorazioni a freddo. Il piano prevede un impatto sull’economia del territorio con 600 persone di indotto e Read more
Eric Prudhon, nouveau directeur de l’usine Areva de Rugles depuis novembre 2016
Après les craintes de 2015, les dernières nouvelles sont rassurantes pour le site d’Areva à Rugles qui voit son activité confortée. Détails avec Eric Prudhon, le directeur
Le nuage d’inquiétudes qui flottait au dessus l’usine Areva à Rugles semble s’être dissipé. Comme vous avez pu le lire dans notre édition du mercredi 1er février, trois bonnes nouvelles ont été dévoilées lors de la cérémonie de remises de médailles du travail. Des embauches, uneRead more
(Le futur toit en métal photovoltaïque – ( Credit Photo @ Eric Destiné – RTBF)
Aujourd’hui un enjeu majeur pour les entreprises sidérurgiques, c’est développer des aciers à haute valeur ajoutée plus résistant, plus léger, avec un coût sous contrôle mais aussi des aciers dits “intelligents” ou “connectés”. Créer ce métal de demain, c’est notamment la mission du CRM Group à Liège. Un groupe de recherche qui développe ces technologies pour le compte de ses partenaires industriels comme, par Read more
As the world’s biggest ball-point pen maker, China’s more than 3,000 pen manufacturers have been producing more than 40 billion pens annually, according to the Shanxi province-based steelmaker. Taiyuan Steel, one of the country’s largest stainless-steel makers, said after close to 100 experiments, it had made “major breakthroughs” on seven technical challenges. They include the steel’s performance stability, corrosion resistance and “free-cutting” property that allows it to be machined easily. Among other challenges are coming up with the right process for blending different metals in the alloy and harmless treatment of impurities. Taiyuan Steel said its product was subject to 1,000 tests in a laboratory of a major domestic pen producer, and a pen made of the material was demonstrated to be able to write for 800 metres at different angles without a break. On photo A worker checks newly produced steel components for pen tips at Taiyuan Steel. (Credit Photo: Xinhua)
Shanxi-based Taiyuan Iron & SteelCo Ltd, or Tisco, one of China’s major stainless steel producers, has independently developed the special steel needed to make the feedstock for ballpoint pens tips. It is hoped this will replace the annual import of 1,000 metric tons of special steelRead more
DUNKIRK — A leading U.S. manufacturer of semi-finished and finished specialty steel products, Dunkirk Specialty Steel LLC, has invested millions of dollars in its Dunkirk facility since 2002. In 2016, the company invested over $2 million in new equipment installation and upgrades to increase steel production at its Dunkirk facility. The investment created the opportunity for more full-time jobs and retained all current full-time positions. Christopher Zimmer, executive vice president and chief commercial officer stated, “The installation of newRead more
Hiesinger: “Abbiamo ottenuto il migliore utile dall’inizio dell’attuazione della Strategic WayForward” (Credit Photo @stahlseite)
TERNI -Un utile netto di 15 milioni di euro, rispetto ai 54 di perdita dell’anno precedente. C’è anche l’Acciai speciali Terni a dare il suo contributo al buon andamento del primo trimestre del nuovo anno fiscale 2016-2017 della Thyssenkrupp. Il quadro emerge dal reportRead more
Falling oil prices in 2014 and 2015 led to reduced orders from Noel Village’s largest customers and a drop in turnover from £10.9m in 2014 to £4.3m in 2016. – Left to right, Richard Edwards, Managing Director Noel Village; Paul Gower, Finance Yorkshire; David Fletcher, Chairman of Noel Village; Anthony Village, Executive Director Noel Village
A Doncaster steel company has ceased trading after more than 35 years with the loss of 30 jobs.
Noel Village Foundry, of Balby, was placed in administration on December 15 and the decision to cease trading was taken four days later. Efforts to find a buyer for the business, which has supplied steel castings to the oil and gas industry since 1980, had proved unsuccessful. Joint Administrator Howard Smith said: “A lackRead more
Ellwood Texas Forge Houston (ETFH) wins additional “rotating” parts supply for GE Aviation’s new Leap engine. This significantly expands ETFH’s scope of supply on this new expanding program, adding to the existing Nickel based forgings ETFH had previously contracted with GE.
Deliveries of the new parts will begin in Q3 2017, and run through December of 2020, concurrent with the initial parts won. The scope of work includes; Forging, Heat Treatment, Machining, CMM Inspection, Destructive, and Non-Destructive Testing. Richard Allender, President of the Ellwood Closed Die Group, stated ”GE’s willingness to place additional Leap business with ETFH is a testament to GE’s Read more
When you think of a steel mill, crucibles of glowing molten metal, giant molds and rollers probably come to mind, not complex financial analysis. But like every other industry nowadays, steel mills – especially ones that specialize in scrap metal recycling – have to keep reviewing their material and production costs and the ever-changing demand for their products, so that they can perform efficiently in a competitive global market. That was the case for North Star BlueScope Steel in Delta, Ohio, which produces hot-rolled steel coils, mostly for the automotive and construction industries. Founded in 1997, the company is the largest scrap steel recycler in Ohio, processing nearly 1.5 Read more
In the project Z-Ultra, a 12-ton forging was produced as a demonstrator. (Credit Photo © Saarschmiede)
As the most important industrial construction material, with more than 2,500 grades, steel is highly specialized for diverse applications. Even the smallest changes of the composition can modify the material structure on an atomic scale and improve material properties on the macroscale. The consortium of the EU-project Z-Ultra, led by the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM, has developed new 12% chromium alloys for high-temperature applications that are up to 30% stronger than traditional 9% chromium steels and withstand higher temperatures and pressures for a longer period of time. Atomistic simulations supported the development of the new steel alloys in a targeted manner.
Higher operating temperatures in gas and coal power plants mean higher efficiencies and, therefore, less CO2 emissions per kilowatt-hour of electricity. However, the temperature capacity of real materials is naturally limited. The materials used in power plants (usually steels) Read more
Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. (January 23, 2017) Matthew Minnick (left center), a materials engineer at Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW), explains how the center is using Cold Spray Additive Technology to Marine Corps Assistant Deputy Commandant for Aviation (Sustainment), William E. Taylor. Taylor, a member of the Senior Executive Service, visited FRCSW to learn about the Cold Spray process to repair aircraft components. The additive, solid-state thermal spray can restore components’ critical dimensional features that have been lost due to corrosion, wear or mechanical damage. Listening behind them are (l to r) Chris Root, FRSCW advanced technologies lead, Tim Woods, FRCSW materials laboratory supervisor, and Gabe Draguicevich, FRCSW manufacturing department head. U.S. Navy (Credit Photo @ US Navy )
SAN DIEGO (NNS) — The Marine Corps Assistant Deputy Commandant for Aviation (Sustainment), William E. Taylor, visited Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) Jan. 23 to learn more about cold spray additive technology. Engineers and artisans from FRCSW didRead more
Un centre d’excellence va être monté, sans doute, dans le prolongement du centre technique d’AREVA. «Un programme d’investissement d’avenir, pour faire du Creusot la capitale du développement de la Métallurgie des Poudres, avec le projet EXACALIBURE», souligne Jean-Claude Lagrange. (Credit Photo @ Creusot Infos)
7 millions vont être mobilisés pour la seule machine fabriquée en Suède. Elle sera installée dans un bâtiment tout neuf où on fera monter la pression à 2000 bars et jusqu’à 2000 degrés.
Berceau de la révolution industrielle en Europe continentale avec une première foulée de fonte au coke en décembre 1785, Le Creusot va devenir une des capitales d’une nouvelle technologie, celle de la métallurgie des poudres. Pour l’occasion, l’Université de Bourgogne, le PNB – Pôle de l’Industrie Nucléaire et l’agence Ecosphère, l’agence de développement économique de la Communauté Urbaine, créeront officiellement l’agence Excalibure. Ce sera très officiellement le lundi 20 février prochain. La métallurgie des poudres est uneRead more
Carpenter Technology Corporation announced the purchase of substantially all of the assets and business of Puris LLC (“Puris”), a producer of titanium powder for additive manufacturing and advanced technology applications, for $35 million. The assets and business to be acquired include Puris’ titanium powder operations and business, additive manufacturing assets, patents and related intellectual property. “This acquisition will provide Carpenter with immediate entry into the rapidly expanding titanium powder market and is consistent with our strategic focus on strengthening our leadership position in important growth areas,” said Tony Thene, Carpenter’sRead more
“The failure of the engine was reportedly traced to illegal replacement of precious heat-resistant alloys within the engine’s components with less expensive but failure-prone materials,”
In recent years, the Russian space program has had a series of problems with its flagship rockets, the heavy-lift Proton booster and the smaller Soyuz rocket used to launch crews and cargo to the International Space Station. The Proton rocket has been grounded since last summer, and the Soyuz has not flown since December, when its third stage engine failed and a Progress cargo spacecraft was lost. Most of these problems have been traced to engines that power the second and third stages of the Proton and Soyuz rockets. The majority of these engines are built at the Voronezh Manufacturing Plant in southwestern Russia, near the Ukrainian border. Russian Space Web reports thatRead more
Production of speciality steels and super alloys at Tata Steel in Stocksbridge, using the new VIM X-eed® unit supplied by SMS group.
At its Stocksbridge site, Tata Steel´s Speciality Steels, UK, has successfully commissioned the VIM X-eed® vacuum induction melting furnace supplied by SMS Mevac. This new tertiary metallurgy facility produces high-purity steels and specialty alloys for the aerospace industry. The VIM unit at Tata Steel comprises an eight-ton vacuum induction melting crucible and the associated vacuum pumping, material charging and process control equipment. All core components supplied by SMS Mevac have been designed to allow Tata Steel toRead more
Sanjeev Gupta, the head of the Liberty Group
Tata Steel UK has concluded the £100m sale of its Specialty Steels business to Sanjeev Gupta’s Liberty House in a deal that should guarantee some 1,700 jobs in northern England. Tata’s specialty division makes high-end alloy metals for the aerospace and energy industries. Bimlendra Jha of Tata said the sale would help secure the future of the threatened Port Talbot plant in South Wales. which makes slab steel, and employs 8,500 people. “This is good news for Speciality Steels and for Tata Steel’s core business in the UK,” he said. Global steel pricesRead more
В следующем десятилетии сумма закупок авиастроительного концерна Boeing изделий из российского титана достигнет 18 млрд долларов, заявил в интервью «Ведомостям» президент Boeing в России и СНГ Сергей Кравченко, сообщает Ростех. На сегодняшний день Boeing получает около 35% титана для гражданских самолетов от корпорации ВСМПО-АВИСМА. Это Read more
The metallurgy disruption is coming and it will revolutionize how materials are designed, manufactured and controlled during the entire life cycle. This revolution is based on three science fields : Big Data, Machine Learning, and Genetic Algorithms. After the Medtech, the Biotech, the Cleantech, the Finetech industries, now its up to “Metaltech” to take the lead for the next 100 years. Read the futuristic paper published by NATURE magazine entitled ” Can Artificial Intelligence Create the Next Wonder Material ?
It’s a strong contender for the geekiest video ever made: a close-up of a smartphone with line upon line of numbers and symbols scrolling down the screen. But when visitors stop by Nicola Marzari’s office, which overlooks Lake Geneva, he can hardly wait to show it off. “It’s from 2010,” he says, “and this is my cellphone calculating the electronic structure of silicon in real time!” Even back then, explains Marzari, a physicist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, his now-ancient handset took just 40 seconds to Read more