Precision Castparts Corp. agreed to acquire the rings operations of Unison Engine Components (Tru-Form) from GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE. Tru-Form manufactures flash-welded and cold-rolled rings for jet engine and gas turbine applications, including spacer rings, combustion casings and liners, LPT casings and fan cases. The Tru-Form cold-rolling process produces a near-net-shaped part from a flash-welded ring, reducing material and machining costs and enabling the production of more complex part shapes.
Tru-Form broadens Precision Castparts’ forged product range, adding flash-welded and cold-rolled rings to its portfolio. Tru-Form, which supplies all major engine OEMs, employs approximately 275 people across three locations in Wilkes-Barre and Mountaintop, Pa., and Tyseley, England. The transaction is expected to be completed late in the first quarter of fiscal 2012.