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    AMAG Supports Additive Manufacturing Research for Aerospace Applications

    AMAG Austria Metall AG in Austria is donating state-of-the art additive manufacturing equipment to the Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) in Styria, Austria. The equipment will be used to research the use of titanium, aluminum, and other materials in the additive manufacturing of aerospace components. “For AMAG, innovation is an essential pillar of the […]

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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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    Journey to the Sun Bolstered by Light Metals

    The Parker Solar Probe, launched on August 12, 2018, began a journey that will bring it closer to the sun than any mission before. The probe carries sensors and instruments that will enable unprecedented, close-up observations of the Sun’s corona and solar wind, which will address unsolved scientific questions, as well as making contributions to […]

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    Arconic Opens Expanded Aerospace Parts Facility in Germany

    Arconic officially opened its expanded aluminium and titanium aerospace parts facility in Bestwig, Germany. The expansion increases Arconic’s production capacity to meet growing demand from commercial aircraft customers for lightweight titanium investment castings for the aerospace industry. “We have significantly invested in Arconic Bestwig’s capabilities, almost doubling our titanium parts production capacity, and have added […]

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    ITA Seeking Nominations for the Titanium Applications Development Award

    The International Titanium Association (ITA) is seeking nominations for an individual, group of individuals, or organization within the titanium industry who has shown significant achievement towards improving and expanding the use of titanium. The Titanium Applications Development (TAD) Award (non members will have to register) is intended to distinguish and remunerate commendable work in an area too […]

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    Honda Releases New Motocross Bike with Titanium Engine and Aluminum Frame

    Honda Motor unveiled its all-new 2018 CRF250R, the company’s leading mass-produced motocross bike. The highly anticipated motocross model features a host of updates, including more aluminum in its frame and titanium in the fuel tank and engine. As a result of the engine and chassis updates, the 2018 CRF250R enjoys a 3% improvement in start […]

  • Titanium 3d-printed components

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    Boeing to Implement 3D-Printed Titanium Structural Components

    Norsk Titanium AS received an order for 3D-printed titanium structural components from Boeing. The parts, which are being produced by the company’s proprietary Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD™) process, are the first 3D-printed structural airplane components to to be approved by the FAA. It has been reported that the use of these 3D-printed components could eventually save Boeing up to $3 million […]

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    Kobe Steel Supplying Titanium Forged Material for Large GE Jet Engine

    Kobe Steel, Ltd. has begun supplying titanium alloy forged material for shafts to IHI Corporation. The forged material certified by IHI will be used in a large commercial jet engine manufactured by General Electric (GE). IHI is one of the joint development partners of the engine. Rotating parts, such as shafts and disks, made of titanium alloy […]

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    Alcoa Opens 3D Printing Metal Powder Plant

    Alcoa opened its state-of-the-art 3D printing metal powder production facility, located at the Alcoa Technology Center, the world’s largest light metals research center. The company plans to produce proprietary titanium, nickel, and aluminum powders optimized for 3D printed aerospace parts. Alcoa has also invested in a range of technologies to further develop additive processes, product design, […]