VSMPO orders forging / ring rolling line for titanium alloys
VSMPO-AVISMA from Yekaterinburg, Russia, has placed an order with SMS Meer (www.sms-meer.com), Germany, for the supply of a ring rolling line for the production of large OD jet engine rings from titanium alloys. With the new line the Russian company is expanding its product range for the aerospace industry and is thus enhancing its competitiveness. Among other things, VSMPO produces parts for the Airbus A 380 and Boeing 777.
A combined forging / ring rolling process will be employed on the new line for the first time worldwide. This SMS Meer technology will enable VSMPO to produce rings with extremely complex inside and outside profiles. Furthermore, the material consumption is far lower than with the conventional forging process that the company has employed to date.
Commissioning is scheduled for the first quarter of 2015.
SMS Siemag AG and SMS Meer GmbH are both companies of SMS group which, under the roof of SMS Holding GmbH, consists of a group of companies internationally active in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry.