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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 […]

  • 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 […]

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    First Annual Forging Lightweight Alloys Conference a Success

    The Forging Industry Association (FIA) held its first annual Forging Lightweight Alloys Conference & Plant Tour on February 14-16, in Pinehurst, North Carolina. The multi-faceted three-day event started with an “Aluminum and Titanium Metallurgy & Forging 101 Workshop,” led by Prof. Blair London, Materials Engineering Dept., Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, which was focused on […]

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    Hirschvogel Automotive Orders Closed-Die Forging Press

    Hirschvogel Automotive Components (Pinghu) Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of automotive parts and components in China, ordered a new closed-die forging press from SMS group. The expanded capacity will enable the company to produce forged aluminum chassis components with high dimensional accuracy at an exceptionally short cycle time. This will support the company’s movement towards […]

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    Forging of Aluminum Alloys

    Editor’s Note: As a manufacturing process where metal is hot or cold pressed under great pressures in the solid state to produce three dimensional parts, forging has long been associated with high quality wrought aluminum products. The recent patents below cover aluminum forgings used throughout the transportation industry, from aerospace to automotive to bicycles, as […]

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    Chinese Automotive Supplier Commissions Die Forging Press Line

    Ningbo Xusheng Auto Technology Co., Ltd., an automotive supplier in China, commissioned a new die forging press line at its facility in the Zhejiang province. The new line enables the company to expand its production capacities and also serve the growing market for high-end forged aluminum chassis components in the automotive market, especially for electric […]

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    Anchor Harvey forms Electric Vehicle Workgroup

    Anchor Harvey, based in Freeport, Illinois, launched a new Electric Vehicle (EV) Workgroup. The in-house group will draw from the company’s century-long experience in forging components for the automobile and motorsports industries in order to set new standards for sustainable transportation. “We believe delivering high-strength, lightweight electric vehicle components are core to growing our business and creating […]