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INDUSTRY NEWS North America


American Aerospace Technical Castings Joins Boeing Team, Could See New Orders American Aerospace Technical


Castings Inc. (AATC), Phoenix, Ariz., announced it has joined the Boeing Co., Chicago, in its bid to build the U.S. Air Force’s new fleet of aerial refueling tankers. As a member of Boeing’s U.S. Tanker


Team, the investment casting facility will become eligible to increase orders if Boeing is awarded the U.S. Air Force tanker contract in 2010. “We look forward to supporting


Boeing in its bid for the U.S. Air Force tanker contract, and we value this unique opportunity to continue to support our valiant troops,” said Patti Bredengerd, AATC president. “AATC’s work on the aerial refueling tanker contract will serve to strengthen our [22-year] partnership with Boeing.” Boeing works with more than 575 companies in Arizona, paying more than $1.1 billion for services and prod- ucts. If Boeing is awarded the tanker contract, it would support at least 50,000 new and existing jobs across the country, according to a statement released by AATC.


Around the World


German Investment Caster Tital Opens Titanium Plant Investment casting company Tital


GmbH, Bestwig, Germany, has part- nered with a nearby university to build a titanium casting plant and expects to begin series production of turbine blades in the next three years. According to a statement released


by the company, Tital commissioned the new plant on April 28, and series production is expected to begin some- time in 2013. The facility will produce titanium aluminide blades with an overall size or edge length ranging up to 11.8 in. (300 mm) through a unique process developed in conjunction with the Access program at RWTH


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Aachen Univ., Aachen, Germany. “The success of this technology trans-


fer, coming as the result of a long-term R&D effort by Access, underlines the significance of what we have achieved,” said Access Chief Executive Officer Rob- ert Guntlin. “In Tital, we have found a partner ready to take the next step by launching series production.” According to Tital, titanium alumi-


nide is lightweight and resistant to high temperature. The company said it has been able to develop casting processes for the alloy with the help of Access through financial back- ing from the German government


and other industrial partners. “We are extremely happy that our partnership with Access has enabled us to develop a process for titanium,” said Philipp Schack, Tital’s chief executive. “Turbine blades made of intermetallic gamma [titanium aluminide] alloys of- fer a unique technological edge over turbine blades made of the materials previously available.” Tital supplies companies in the field


of aerospace, defense, motorsports and industrial systems with aluminum and titanium investment castings. The company employs 400 and reported 2009 revenues of $63 million.


MC MODERN CASTING / June 2010


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AATC is an investment caster of parts primarily used in the aerospace industry. “Today’s announcement provides


the Arizona economy and our work- ers with a much-needed boost,” said U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor. “This partnership


between AATC and Boeing is an ex- ample of two great companies working together to create jobs and promote economic growth in our state.”


MC


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