In a typical multi-burner furnace with numerous temperature measurement points, the change in a single burner’s firing rate can alter the thermal profile inside the furnace in a nonlinear fashion. Consequently, each independent tuning adjustment has cascading downstream effects on the rest of the system.
Here is a complete list of all the feature articles that appeared in the pages of FORGE magazine in 2021. The month each article appeared in is included. All articles are hyperlinked for your convenience.
American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) secured multiple next-generation full-size truck front and rear axle programs with global OEM customers. These contracts, including a previously announced award in early 2021, are expected to generate more than $10 billion of lifetime revenues from mid-decade to beyond 2030.
It is not news that automotive industry is trying to reduce the overall weight of its final products – vehicles. One commonly accepted way to achieve this goal is to look into material weight reduction. In other words, build parts as strong as normal but with lighter materials.
Do you wonder which articles get the most attention on our website? Every year we publish around 25 feature articles, and at the end of the year we gather statistics to see which ones get the most page views. So, without further ado, here are the five most-viewed articles in 2021 on www.forgemag.com based on page views. This ranking applies only to articles published in 2021.
Blast Cleaning Technologies (BCT) acquired Coyote Enterprises Inc. of Coweta, Okla. BCT designs and manufactures shot-blasting equipment, components and system upgrades that offer improved fit, function and life. Coyote Enterprises was founded in 1998 to provide cost-effective blast equipment and replacement parts engineered for increased performance and longevity. Under the ownership of BCT, Coyote customers will have access to North America’s largest engineering and field service team as well as BCT’s inventory support. The operation will be consolidated and centralized into BCT’s 140,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in West Allis, Wis.
Using the metaphor of cooking a steak to its desired level of “doneness,” this article examines the difficulties involved in “cooking” forging billets in induction coils to their most uniform level of completion.
Sheffield Forgemasters signed up as a Tier One Partner with the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), part of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland. The move will give the 200-year-old company, which was recently taken into public ownership, access to the AFRC’s research-and-development facilities focusing on emerging advanced manufacturing technologies such as residual stress, advanced furnaces and forging expertise in Industry 4.0 data analytics and modeling.
In 2018, after a fractured fan blade led to the failure of a CFM56-7B engine on a Southwest Airlines 737, resulting in the death of a passenger, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration directed a one-time ultrasonic inspection of all 24 fan blades on engines with more than 30,000 flight cycles.
FIA will hold Forge Fair 2021 on Oct. 26-28 in Detroit, Mich., at TFC Center (formerly Cobo Center). This article, geared to the novice and lightly experienced trade-show attendee, will give tips on how to make the most of your time on the exhibit floor and in the technical sessions.