Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) announced a realignment of its business segments to further enhance its position as a leading specialty materials manufacturer and to accelerate sustainable long-term profitable growth. Starting with first-quarter 2020 financial results, ATI will report in two business segments: a streamlined High Performance Materials & Components (HPMC) segment and the new Advanced Alloys & Solutions (AA&S) segment.
In 1968, a prominent heat treater in Oakland, Calif., joined forces with a local brazing company. The companies wanted to do both heat treating and brazing in one shop. The combo proved to be a great idea.
This article is a Q & A with Rune Strand regarding ExpaniteHard-Ti. Strand is project manager and material scientist at Expanite A/S, and he holds an MSc in material science and manufacturing. He has spent most of his career in the field of surface hardening and heat treatment of stainless steel.
Arconic announced the commercial availability of an advanced titanium alloy, ARCONIC-THOR, designed for higher-temperature applications in next-generation aero engines and adjacent structures. It is nearly 50% lighter than incumbent nickel-based superalloys. The alloy’s specific proprietary formulation demonstrates three times improved oxidation resistance compared to existing high-temperature titanium alloys. This improved oxidation resistance protects against deterioration at elevated temperatures.
Retech, part of SECO/WARWICK Group, is the main supplier of advanced vacuum technology for a recycling and refining plant for titanium alloys in France. Retech designed and supplied three metallurgical units for the facility: two vacuum arc remelting (VAR) furnaces for titanium melting and a plasma melting furnace. The first VAR furnace has been installed. Construction and delivery of the second is planned in the next stage.
As a result of having minimal impurity content, even in the case of highly reactive metals, diffusion bonding has found significant application for the fabrication of complex titanium-alloy components.
The March 2020 issue of Industrial Heating includes an editorial piece on "ExpaniteHard-Ti Questions and Answers". Other features include "An Overview of Nitriding - Technology and Tribological Benefits", "Producing Quality Metal Parts with Additive Manufacturing", and much more