Begun as a machining operation in 1989, Houston-based Boltex Mfg. Co. started forging its own line of flanges for the oil fields and refineries in 1996. Now, with a large capacity expansion underway, it is moving into production of custom forgings.
Among other advantages, FIERF and AISI demonstrated that forged steel is considerably stronger and more ductile than cast aluminum and cast iron, and that optimization of a forged steering knuckle can achieve weight and cost reductions.
The induction heating line for one of 14 mechanical forging presses at Meadville Forging Co., Meadville, PA, is cooled by a unique platform-mounted cooling tower. The shell of the tower is molded of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) into a one...
Firth Rixson continues its expansion effort by entering into an agreement that looks forward to a new class of corporate jets; by acquiring Schlosser Forge; and by executing a series of investments in China.