July 16, 2014Aichelin 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.
July 16, 2014Stratasys, 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.
July 16, 2014Continental Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich., announces that its powertrain developers have launched series production of the first car turbocharger with an aluminum turbine housing.
July 16, 2014Alcoa, 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.
July 09, 2014The 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.
July 09, 2014Alcoa, 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.
July 09, 2014AFC-Holcroft, Wixom, Mich., announces that Specialty Steel Treating is adding a new Universal Batch Quench integral quench furnace to its facility in Fraser, Mich.
July 09, 2014CMI 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.
June 25, 2014Alcoa, 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.