Press Manufacturing Process and Cost Structure
The biggest shift occurring right now in orthopedic manufacturing, some experts believe, is less reliance on machining to create a final part from a gross forging
and more use of net-shape forging
ICI will boost its production level with the installation of the third forging
press line that will increase annual capacity from approximately 1.
Table 10: Key Business Indicators in the Euro Area for theFirst 3 Quarters of the Year 2014 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-19US Market Outlook: Positive Outlook Sprinkled With YetLingering Fears II-20Growth in Manufacturing PMI Despite Slowdown in GDP RevivesMetal Stampings, Forgings
& Castings Demand in Japan in 2014 II-21Developing Countries Continue to be Growth Engines II-22Year 2014 & 2015: Cyclical Upturn Encourages PositiveManufacturing Outlook in Asia-Pacific - Bodes Well forMarket II-22Off-Shoring of Manufacturing Activity Boosts Demand for MetalStampings, Forgings
and Castings in Developing Countries II-24Non-BRIC Emerging Markets to Supplement Declining Growth inBRICs in the Coming Decade II-24Outlook II-25
On another front, many forging
companies are adopting statistical process controls.
Some of the forgings
will be exported to Nissan's Aguascalientes, Mexico, plant for vehicles manufactured there.
Weiss has over 40 years of experience in the metals industry, manufacturing forgings
for major OEMs like GE, Boeing, Caterpillar, Chevron, Marathon Petroleum, Sikorsky, Dow Chemical and many of their subcontractors, as well as mid-size metalworking companies in North America and Europe.
facility enables us to expand our service offering and support increased demand from leading orthopedic manufacturers for comprehensive machining, forging
and supply chain solutions.
Key Market Challenge -- Stricter Rules and Regulations for Forging
One last word about the forging
industry's program to bash castings: they're doing their job--trying to get metal parts business away from foundries.
Chin Fong is using SolidWorks software to design its forging
machines faster than it could with other CAD products.
Hughes became marketing manager, Forging
Division based in Cleveland, subsequently, was made plant manager, and in 1987 he became general manager, Wheel Products Division.
George Thanopoulos, Chief Executive Officer of HHI, said, "The acquisition of Impact and Omni Forge continues HHI's aggressive growth trajectory that began when the company was created this past September to consolidate the North American forging
Michael Psaros, Managing Principal of KPS, said, "KPS created HHI in September 2005 to consolidate the North American automotive forging
industry behind the leadership of George Thanopoulos and his management team.
In 1984, Bob moved to Cleveland as marketing manager, Forging
Division, subsequently, was made plant manager, and in 1987 he became general manager, Wheel Products Division.