VSMPO-AVISMA Corp., one of the world’s largest producers of forgings made of titanium alloys, granted Germany’s SMS group the final acceptance certificate (FAC) for the supplied ring-rolling plant. The new plant produces jet-engine rings made of titanium alloys. A special feature of the ring-rolling line is the combination of the forging and ring-rolling process. With this technology, Russia’s VSMPO is able to produce titanium rings with a diameter of up to 138 inches (3,500 mm) and a height of up to 31.5 inches (800 mm) and with extremely complex inside and outside profiles.

The ring-rolling plant consists of a PL 8000-V3 ring blank press, RAW 400/200-3500/800 DM radial-axial ring-rolling machine and two RKP 500 and RKP 1350 ring expanders. This equipment allows VSMPO to extend its product portfolio for the aerospace industry and increase its competitiveness. The company is a strategic partner of aircraft manufacturers such as Boeing and Airbus.