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.
June 25, 2014Vac Aero International Inc., Burlington, Ontario, announces that it has shipped a VAV 7260 HV-6 vertical bottom loading vacuum furnace with a work chamber 72 in. diameter by 60 in. high to an aerospace manufacturer.
June 24, 2014Engineers from Seco-Warwick, Poland, discussed a low-pressure-carburizing simulator dedicated to Pyrowear Alloy 53 at AeroMat 25.
June 24, 2014Sandvik Materials Technology, Sweden, reports that a major Caribbean producer of furfural, an organic compound derived from agricultural byproducts, chose to replace the existing tube in its heat exchangers with hyper-duplex stainless steel by Sandvik.
June 24, 2014MTS Systems Corp., Eden Prairie, Minn., announces that it has acquired 100% of the shares of Roehrig Engineering Inc., Lexington, N.C., the leader in testing systems utilizing electric and electromagnetic actuation technology.