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Bosio commissions 72-foot pit furnaces for heat treatment of turbine rotors

July 16, 2014

Aichelin Group, Plymouth, Mich., announces that member company Bosio, Slovenia, has commissioned a 72-foot pit furnace, a 72-foot split type furnace, and a PLC controlled spray quenching unit of the same size for the heat treatment of turbine rotors with a length up to 52 feet and a rotor weight up to 175 tons.

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Stratasys acquires Solid Concepts for its 3D printing of medical and aerospace parts

July 16, 2014

Stratasys, Minneapolis, announces the acquisitions of Solid Concepts and Harvest Technologies, which will be combined with RedEye, its existing digital manufacturing service business, to establish one additive manufacturing services business unit.

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Continental launches first automotive aluminum turbocharger housing

July 16, 2014

Continental Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich., announces that its powertrain developers have launched series production of the first car turbocharger with an aluminum turbine housing.

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Alcoa forged aluminum fan blade to fly on P&W jet engine

July 16, 2014

Alcoa, Pittsburgh, announced at the Farnborough Air Show that it has signed a ten-year, $1.1 billion agreement with Pratt & Whitney for state-of-the-art jet-engine components.

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Notre Dame and General Electric to collaborate on gas turbine R&D facility

July 09, 2014

The University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., and General Electric Power & Water, Schenectady, N.Y., announce plans to work together to build a $36 million research and test facility with the goal of making better massive gas turbines used by aircraft, power plants, and the oil and gas industry.

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Alcoa to acquire Firth Rixson for its aerospace forging capabilities

July 09, 2014

Alcoa, Pittsburgh, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Firth Rixson, a global leader in aerospace jet engine components, from Oak Hill Capital Partners, for $2.85 billion in cash and stock.

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AFC-Holcroft batch furnace customized for Specialty Steel Treating

July 09, 2014

AFC-Holcroft, Wixom, Mich., announces that Specialty Steel Treating is adding a new Universal Batch Quench integral quench furnace to its facility in Fraser, Mich.

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CMI Industry to provide furnace to develop new heat treatments for aerospace alloys

July 09, 2014

CMI Industry Groupe, Belgium, parent company of CMI Industry Americas, Salem, Ohio, announces that it will provide a heat treatment furnace at the Advanced Forming Research Center in Glasgow, Scotland, to carry out a range of combustion tests to develop new metal processing techniques for aerospace alloys.

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25th AeroMat Conference Features Tuskegee Airman

June 27, 2014

The 25th AeroMat Conference and Exposition, held June 16-19 in Orlando, Fla., featured a theme of "the latest word in aerospace materials."

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Alcoa to expand investment casting of superalloy jet engine blades

June 25, 2014

Alcoa, Pittsburgh, announces that it is investing $25 million at its Alcoa Power and Propulsion facility in Hampton, Virginia, to scale up its enhanced equiax investment casting technology.

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