Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) announced that it will build a $128 million engineering and manufacturing center near Cincinnati, Ohio. PCC, an Oregon-based manufacturer of industrial components serving the aerospace, power and other major industrial sectors, says the new center will be built on an R&D campus in Mason, Ohio. The project is expected to create 190 new jobs. The new facility will house an R&D center for aerostructures and support manufacturing for the company’s SPS Technologies subsidiary.
Accurate temperature measurements are critical to forging processes and the metallurgical properties of forged components. For a given set of specific conditions, IR temperature sensors work reliably and produce repeatable temperature measurements – but not necessarily accurate ones. Accuracy comes from properly calibrating sensors to the specific materials and applications.
Part I of this article considered the technology of measuring temperature through the infrared radiation of a heated metal mass and some of the misconceptions and inaccuracies that may be present in or about the process. This article will explore ways to improve accuracy through proper calibration and to take temperature measurements of highly reflective bodies.
Arlington Capital Partners, a Washington, D.C.-based private-equity firm, acquired Firth Rixson Forgings Ltd. from Arconic. Going forward, the business will operate as part of Forged Solutions Group, which was formed in November 2019 by Arlington Capital as its aerospace forging platform. Located in Sheffield, United Kingdom, Firth Rixson provides complex closed-die forgings and forged discs and proprietary forward-and-backward extrusion-produced shafts and cylinders primarily for OEM and Tier 1 aerospace and defense engine customers.
Model TMB 8150 STRETCH automatic top-load parts washer is nearly twice as wide as the standard TMB 8100 model (82.5 vs. 55 inches) for a wider wash zone, and it features dual 5-HP heavy-duty wash-cycle pumps and 170-gallon sump capacity.
Check out the February 2020 issue of FORGE, featuring our cover story on the "Proper Use of IR Temperature Sensors (Part II)", "How Hatebur Solved a Shearing Production Problem", "Optimized Cooling Rates of Microalloyed Steels (Part II)", and much more.