Firth Rixson will install a new large isothermal forging press, along with a fully automated manufacturing line, in its newly commissioned closed-die forging plant in Georgia.
Firth Rixson will install a new large isothermal forging
press, along with a fully automated manufacturing line, in its newly
commissioned closed-die forging plant (Firth Rixson Forgings LLC) in Georgia. The
isothermal unit will have the capability of manufacturing the broad range of
current and projected high-temperature aero-engine isothermal component
requirements. The installation will increase the 200,000-square-foot
manufacturing space at the facility by approximately 20%, and it will include the
integration of additional dedicated manufacturing process equipment.
According to Firth Rixson, the next generation of aero
engines will rely on greater numbers of isothermally forged components. The
company’s addition of isothermal forging capability affirms its commitment to
provide the aerospace industry with technological solutions to cost, capability
and capacity constraints. The expansion facilitates the development of
technological partnerships, guaranteeing supply-chain security for the aerospace
industry customer base.
Firth Rixson Installing Isothermal Forging Capability
August 30, 2011