Showa Denko strengthens its supply chain for forged automotive aluminum parts
Tokyo-based Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) describes itself as a chemical company, but that’s misleading in a way: the group has business units dedicated to petrochemicals...
Alcoa inaugurated its new aluminum-lithium alloys casting complex in Lafayette, IN, in October 2014, the result of a two-year, $90-million development that now takes its place as the largest such operation in the producer’s global portfolio. Th...
Developing a flat cross-wedge rolling machine for small- and medium batch-production of parts in high-value materials
Saving material costs
Flash reduction sought
Thermographic process monitoring
Hybrid-metallic fan blade forgings highlight expansive program for geared turbofan engines
First aluminum fan blade for jet engines
Also, blades, vanes, structural castings
Fewer engine stages, reduced weight and maintenance costs