Ellwood Texas Forge Navasota (ETFN) made its first production shipment of 15-5PH flap-track forgings for the 737 program to the Boeing Portland (Oregon) fabrication facility. Ellwood and Boeing concluded negotiations on a new multiyear contract in May 2015 and shortly after began the qualification processes and testing required. ETFN is one of two closed-die forging companies owned by Ellwood Group Inc. of Ellwood City, Pa. Located in southeast Texas, ETFN uses conventional hammers, computer-controlled counterblow hammers and computer-controlled presses to manufacture near-net closed-die forgings out of carbon, alloy, stainless and titanium. ETFN also has in-house heat-treatment and testing capabilities.
Check out the October 2020 issue of FORGE, featuring our cover story on "Fever Screening and Forging Quality". Other features include "Forging with Hybrid Steel", "FutureForge in Scotland: The Goldilocks Effect", and much more.