Teams of up to four students and one faculty advisor had the opportunity to compete for the chance to win recognition and prizes at FIA’s May 2023 Forge Fair Each team forged two tuning forks to an assigned low and high frequency, with a total of nine teams competing. Of the nine teams, three of the teams are from universities FDMC has active projects with.
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.
A joint Air Force, Army and Navy “Purple Program” effort involving a critical suspension lug was moving from a forged part to one machined from bar stock.
The Forging Defense Manufacturing Consortium acts as the interface between the Forging Industry Association and the Defense Logistics Agency, working to develop and deploy integrated solutions to challenging technical and supply chain issues.
During a ceremony at the Pentagon on June 28, Mr. Frank DiPofi, Aviation Forging & Casting Assistance Team (AFCAT) Program Manager, accepted the Department of Defense Value Engineering Award.
ATI announced a new, cost-shared contract with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).