Mar 07, 2017
Expanding the Possibilities for Microfinishing Crankshafts
Working with machine-tool builder Thielenhaus Technologies, a commercial truck OEM decided to finish machine the bearings as well as the transition radii on its steel crankshafts.
Oct 12, 2016
Forgital Expanding Specialty Machining for Aerospace Rings
Forgital Group, the producer of forged steel rings for aerospace manufacturing, has allocated $30 million to expand its Forgital FLY specialty machining and custom fabricating operation in Grigno, Italy.
Sep 28, 2016
Frisa Forjados Starts New Electric Melt Shop
Frisa Forjados, the Mexican manufacturer of open-die forgings and rolled rings, has inaugurated its new electric melt shop for stainless steel at Santa Catarina, NL. Inteco, PTI, and Primetals Technologies were among the major system suppliers.
Sep 17, 2016
Expanded Line of Horizontal Bandsaws
Behringer Saws expanded its HBE Dynamic Series automatic horizontal bandsaw line with the introduction of the new HBE-663A — a heavy-duty, high-production, hydraulic horizontal bandsaw that provides accurate, versatile and economical cutting in all materials, including structural steels and high-tensile strength solids.
Sep 14, 2016
"World’s First" Induction Heating Cobot
Ambrell Corp. unveiled what it called "the world’s first induction heating cobot." a programmable automation device that performs a variety of light industrial tasks, usually repetitive tasks, and interacts safely and efficiently as it works with humans in shared processes.
Sep 10, 2016
TimkenSteel Cited by OSHA in Workplace Fatality
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited TimkenSteel Corporation for six violations of workplace safety, and issued penalties totaling $113,131. The two repeat and four serious violations resulted from two separate OSHA investigations in March 2016.
Aug 17, 2016
Finkl Steel Adds Tool-and-Die Finishing, Heat Treating
Finkl Steel recently invested $2.1 million at its open-die forging operation in Québec to install new finishing capabilities for tool-and-die steel products. The new installation also includes secondary heat-treatment capability.
Aug 17, 2016
TrackMotion Floor Track for Heavyweight Robots
Güdel Inc. introduced its TMF-5 TrackMotion Floor for heavy industrial robots, reportedly the only standard linear motion product available that can move an articulated robot with a payload over six metric tons.
Aug 3, 2016
More Productive, Heavy-Duty Blast Wheel
Wheelabrator’s new blast wheel for heavy-duty applications — COMET HD — which offers a clearly defined, even blast pattern and higher peak blast intensities at reduced abrasive flow rates, thereby reducing abrasive consumption while improving cycle times and first-time pass rates.
Jun 26, 2016
Closed-Die Forming… Fully Robotized
San Grato SpA’s two plants forge more than 10 million parts per year, in sizes up to 800 mm long, diameters up to 350 mm, and weighing 0.5 up to 30 kg. The Comau SpA robots tending the hot-forming presses guarantee the reliability needed to maintain effective cycle times, and provide relief for operators from the most demanding tasks.
Jun 25, 2016
On Alert to Improve Workplace Safety
FIA surveys forging companies to document safety at individual plants, tracking OSHA-reportable Incidence Rates and Frequency Rates to identify the leading plant-safety performers in the industry.
Jun 21, 2016
Automated and Integrated Auto Parts Forming
San Grato SpA forges over 10 million auto parts every thanks to the efficiency and flexibility of robots developed Comau SpA, tending each stage of the closed-die forming sequence.
Jun 8, 2016
Dual-Column, Large-Capacity Band Saws
DoALL Sawing Products announced the addition of two dual-column, large-capacity band saws to its selection of semi-automatic, metal cutting systems.
May 24, 2016
Welding Wire Extends Die Life in Extreme Heat
Weld Mold Company introduced a new welding wire it indicated would extend press die life in "extreme heat conditions" by providing superior hardness retention in temperatures as high as 1,200°F.
May 11, 2016
"Ultra-Fast" Cutting Automatic Horizontal Bandsaw
Behringer Saws Inc. introduced the HBM 500SC, an ultra-fast cutting automatic horizontal bandsaw capable of removing over 70 square inches per minute of material. It can cut a range of materials, from carbon steels to tool steels, stainless and high-alloy steels, nearly four times faster than conventional bandsaws.
May 10, 2016
Dana Planning New Automotive Axle Plant in Ohio
Dana Holding Corporation has a $70-million plan to expand and improve a plant site in Toledo, OH, as a new “high-tech” axle manufacturing operation, supplying Fiat Chrysler and at least one other automakers by late 2017.
Mar 29, 2016
A Union of Forging and Rolling, French Style
L’Union des Forgerons, produces forged parts and rolled rings in specialty and tool steels (particularly for pressurized vessels), stainless, and nonferrous alloys (aluminum, copper alloys, titanium). The current operation consists of several hammer mills in the 600- to 2,000-kg range, along with an open-die press and a circular rolling mill. A range of heat-treating options are offered, and finished products are available as-forged, sand blasted, rough machined or custom machined.
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