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  • Figure 4. Flextreme production line installed in 2008, which has since been moved to the new expanded facility.

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    ARTICLE: Bharat Forge Aluminiumtechnik Expands with State-of-the-Art Horizontal Casting Machine

    By Lutz Müller, Bharat Forge Aluminiumtechnik, and Robert B. Wagstaff, Oculatus. Introduction Bharat Forge Aluminiumtechnik (BF-AT), located in Brand-Erbisdorf, Germany, recently completed the construction of a new melting and casting facility in 2019. The new facility is capable of producing approximately 30,000 tonnes per annum of Horizontal Cast Material (HCM™), a forging stock product destined […]

  • Howmet Aerospace

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    Howmet Aerospace Launches as Producer of Engineered Aerospace Solutions

    Howmet Aerospace Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, launched as a standalone manufacturer of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. This follows the announcement that Arconic Inc. would separate into two standalone companies — Howmet Aerospace and Arconic Corporation. Howmet will be led by John C. Plant, who will serve as co-CEO and […]

  • Nippon Light Metal Georgia

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    Nippon Light Metal Georgia to Build Automotive Aluminum Forging Plant

    Nippon Light Metal Georgia (NLMGA), a joint venture between Nippon Light Metal North America, Inc. and ITOCHU Metals Corporation, broke ground on a $50 million project to construct a new aluminum forging plant in Adairsville, Georgia, for the production of automotive suspension parts. As tighter environment regulations are implemented around the world and the need for lighter-weight vehicles […]

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    Bharat Forge to Build Major Aluminum Forging Facility in North Carolina

    Bharat Forge America, Inc. plans to invest $127.3 million to build an aluminum forging plant for the manufacture automobile components in Sanford, North Carolina. The new facility in Sanford will be part of a larger manufacturing center that will bring as many as 460 jobs to the region. “We are delighted to make our biggest overseas […]

  • Metalprint Italy

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    H.I.G. Capital Acquires a Majority Stake in Italian Forging Company Metalprint

    H.I.G. Europe announced that its affiliate completed the acquisition of a controlling stake in Metalprint, a leading manufacturer of forged aluminum and brass industrial components. “Metalprint is one of the international leaders in brass and aluminum forging,” said Raffaele Legnani, managing director of H.I.G. Capital in Italy. “H.I.G. is excited to support the management of the […]

  • Schuler forging press

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    Otto Fuchs Orders New Closed-Die Forging Press

    Otto Fuchs KG, based in Meinerzhagen, Germany ordered a 30,000 ton closed-die forging press for the manufacture of aircraft landing gear, engine discs, and structural parts, and other components. The new MH-30000 hydraulic forging press system will be supplied by Schuler, a member of the ANDRITZ Group. The scope of supply includes press mechanics, adaptation […]

  • Pull-Down Die Forging Press

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    Weber Metals Starts Up World’s Largest Pull-Down Die Forging Press

    Weber Metals Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Otto Fuchs Group, held a grand opening in October 2018 for its new 540 MN die forging press in Paramount, California. The press is the world’s strongest hydraulic pull-down die forging press in pit-mounted design and represents the largest single investment in the company’s over 100-year history. SMS […]