The stainless steel spectrum is typically defined as ferritic, martensitic, austenitic, duplex, and precipitation-hardenable.
Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing allows 3D-printing of large objects at less expense and in a far shorter time. After years of extensive research, commercialization has begun, and heavy industry is set to be transformed.
In November, TWI announced the start of the production of complex aerospace parts through linear friction welding.
Manufacturing in titanium has become both easier and more sustainable, bearing fruit in better products and new alloys.
The past year has seen records shattered left and right at Swedish distributor HARALD PIHL. The recent years have been a long period of rapid growth, from turnover and new global locations to investments in value-added services. The start of 2020 has been a roller coaster ride including continued growth but also facing the virus crisis spread across the world and the drastic change of the business climate.
If there is one market for CRAs that is bristling with invention and creativity, it is the aerospace industry. Attempts to make air travel more efficient and more comfortable are bearing fruit thanks to notable advances in manufacturing, including robotics and especially 3D printing. Significant developments include the introduction of electric aeroplanes, especially for short journeys; new aircraft designs; the proliferation of drones; and growth of the space sector.