Alcoa, Pittsburgh, U.S., announced its acquisition of TITAL, Bestwig, Germany, a privately held manufacturer of titanium and aluminum structural castings for aircraft engines and airframes. Alcoa closed the transaction, announced December 15, 2014, after receiving all of the required global regulatory approvals. This acquisition strengthens Alcoa’s ability to capture growing […]

Alcoa Acquires Titanium Casting Company

The design freedoms inherent in investment casting help keep aluminum metal matrix composites cost effective. Paul Mikkola, Retired, Hitchiner Manufacturing, Milford, New Hampshire, and Bruce Willson, O’Fallon Casting, O’Fallon, Missouri The particulate silicon carbide reinforcement in aluminum alloy metal matrix composite (MMC) enhances this lightweight material with improved mechanical property […]

Investment Casting Metal Matrix Composites

Endurance Technologies Ltd, Pune, is one of India’s leading aluminum diecasting companies, providing complete solutions for cast wheel, suspension, transmission and brake products. Endur-ance Technologies has received the “Best Casting Award” at Alucast 2010 for its flywheel housing casting. The flywheel housing, an essential part of an engine, is mounted […]

Change the Process, Reduce the Weight

The American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII), Detroit, has cut the ribbon to officially open its new innovation acceleration center. The 100,000 sq.-ft. facility in Detroit is part of a national network of research institutions and industrial companies geared toward advancing America’s leadership in manufacturing technology. The center’s focus […]

ALMMII Opens Detroit Innovation Acceleration Center

Alcoa, New York, plans to further expand its global aerospace business through a definitive agreement to acquire privately held TITAL, Bestwig, Germany. The acquisition will strengthen Alcoa’s global position to capture increasing demand for advanced jet engine components made of titanium. TITAL produces titanium and aluminum structural castings for aircraft […]

Alcoa to Acquire TITAL, Expand in Titanium Aerospace Components