New Technology Could Impact U.K.’s Manufacturing Industry
Engineers at the University of Sheffield developed FAST-forge, a process for the production of aerospace-grade titanium alloys. The technology will provide engineers with more design flexibility and could lead to improved buy-to-fly ratios. FAST-forge can transform rutile sand to novel titanium-alloy aerospace components in three steps: production of titanium powder from the rutile sand, field-assisted sintering technology and a one-step forging process.
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