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CADS: Search alloy options by mechanical properties

May 11th, 2022|Categories: Success Stories|Tags: |

Before the Casting Alloy Data Search (CADS) tool, casting suppliers lacked a way to efficiently identify casting design options that would meet requirements. The American Foundry Society (AFS), through the American Metalcasting Consortium's Innovative Casting Technologies (ICT) program, has continued to improve CADS by adding a mechanical property slide bar search.

Forging furnace improvements with ceramic coatings

April 26th, 2022|Categories: Success Stories|Tags: |

Forging furnace fuel consumption, constant refractory maintenance and unscheduled downtime are significant cost drivers for the forging process. A Forging Defense Manufacturing Consortium project led by Thermal Coating Solutions in partnership with ITC Coatings, installed ITC Coating on two partner forging furnaces, resulting in reductions in fuel consumption from both plants.

AMC’s ICON wins 2020 Defense Manufacturing Technology Achievement Award

March 9th, 2022|Categories: Success Stories|Tags: |

The American Metalcasting Consortium's (AMC) Integrated Casting Ordering Network (ICON) won the 2020 Defense Manufacturing Technology Achievement Award, announced at the Defense Manufacturing Conference in Colorado in December!

RISE: Accelerating energy and infrastructure modernization

February 23rd, 2022|Categories: Success Stories|Tags: |

ATI established the Resilient Infrastructure + Secure Energy (RISE) Consortium™ based on a recognized need to address climate and energy security crises. ATI assumed a leadership position and partnered with industry expert Converge Strategies, LLC to establish RISE and to help align industry and stakeholder efforts to accelerate energy and infrastructure modernization.

NSTIC: Containerized Littoral Launch System

February 2nd, 2022|Categories: Success Stories|Tags: , |

Recently, NSTIC awarded a project for a Containerized Littoral Launch System, which provides surface-to-surface missile capability to littoral combat ships. This launcher technology supports the Navy’s efforts to help increase survivability and lethality of its ships, and help protect and defend against enemy warships.

NEST addresses energetics challenges

January 19th, 2022|Categories: Success Stories|Tags: , |

In September 2021, the Naval Energetic Systems and Technologies (NEST), a partnership between the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division and the National Armaments Consortium, released 56 statements of need for prototype munition technologies, including hypersonic weapons, different kinds of propellants, warheads, logistical equipment, and propulsion systems. More rounds of solicitations are planned every six months.

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