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  • Opening of new casting line at Hydro Rackwitz (L-R): Jenny Stenberg Sørvold, 1st secretary, Royal Norwegian Embassy in Berlin; Thomas Stürzebecher, managing director at Hydro Aluminium Gießerei Rackwitz GmbH; Eivind Kallevik, executive vice president for Hydro Aluminium Metal; and Thomas Schmidt, minister of Regional Development, Free State of Saxony. (Photo: Marco Prosch, Hydro.)

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    Hydro Opens New Casting Line to Meet Growing Demand for Low-Carbon Forging Stock

    Hydro officially opened the new HyForge casting line at its aluminum recycling plant in Rackwitz, Germany. The €40 million investment responds to the automotive industry’s drive to decarbonize by significantly increasing the use of recycled, post-consumer aluminum scrap. Held on September 14, 2023, the opening ceremony marked the end of a 14 month construction process […]

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    The Annual FIA Forge Fair is Next Week in Cleveland

    The Forging Industry Association’s (FIA) Forge Fair will be held May 23-25, 2023 in Cleveland, OH. Known as North America’s largest event dedicated exclusively to the forging industry, forging professionals from across the globe attend to see new products, make purchasing decisions, and network. Technical Presentations In addition to a trade show floor with over […]

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    Registration is Open for FIA’s Forging Lightweight Alloys Conference & Plant Tour

    The Forging Industry Association’s (FIA) 2nd annual Forging Lightweight Alloys Conference & Plant Tour will take place March 6-8, 2023, in Henderson, NV. The conference, to be held at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa, will cover topics including lightweight materials, OEM needs, advancements in technology, equipment for lightweight forging, post-forging processes, and […]

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    Pacific Precision Forging Orders New Closed-Die Forging Press

    Jiangsu Pacific Precision Forging Company, a forging manufacturer based in Taizhou, China, placed an order for a closed-die forging press. The new press will enable the company to forge aluminum chassis components on a much larger scale. As part of the Confederation of Chinese Metalforming Industry (CCMI), Pacific Precision Forging is a well-known, worldwide supplier […]

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    Forged Solutions Group Acquires Aluminum Forging Company in California

    Forged Solutions Group (FSG), based in the U.K., has acquired Continental Forge, based in Compton, CA. The acquisition expands the group’s ability to produce complex aluminum components for the the military and commercial aerospace industries. “With an experienced management team and storied history, Continental Forge is a great addition to FSG,” said Ben McIvor, president […]

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    The Potential for Magnesium Forgings in Automotive

    By Andrew Halonen, Mayflower Consulting LLC. In the world of product development, many materials are available to pick from, yet companies tend to play to their favorites. In metals, these materials range from exotic to common, from low density to high, and they are processed into different forms. The majority of car components — from […]

  • Two 4,000-ton screw presses are the heart of the Bharat Forge Aluminum USA’s new production line in North Carolina. (Source: Bharat Forge Aluminum USA.)

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    Automotive Lightweighting for Forgers

    By Dean M. Peters, Contributing Writer. For decades automotive companies have been seeking ways to reduce the weight of various classes of vehicles in order to improve vehicle efficiency and fuel economy and reduce carbon emissions. Recently, the forging industry has taken a closer look at its technologies and processes to see how it can […]

  • Hydro breaks ground on its aluminum recycling facility in Germany (L-R): Trond Olaf Christophersen, head of Recycling; Eivind Kallevik, executive vice president; Thomas Stuerzebecher, managing director of the Rackwitz facility; and Christian Schmidt, head of Recycling Technology & Project Management — all from Hydro Aluminium Metal.

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    Hydro Broke Ground on the Expansion of its Rackwitz Recycling Plant

    Hydro held a groundbreaking ceremony, marking the start of construction of a €40 million expansion of its aluminum recycling plant in Rackwitz, Germany. The expansion will enable the plant to increase production of HyForge forging stock, while also increasing the use of post-consumer, end of life scrap. “With more automotive customers putting emphasis on sustainability, […]