Man to receive 3D-printed titanium mesh skull

11 September 2014

A 46-year-old man living in China, Hu, lost half of his skull 10 months ago in a tragic fall. The accident left him unable to speak or write, however, a 3D-printed titanium mesh skull should help change that. Read more...

Changes to the GE9X engine

10 September 2014

The GE9X engine for the Boeing 777X aircraft will have fewer and thinner composite fan blades than any other GE widebody engine in service. To accomplish this, GE is designing a new composite fan blade using next-generation carbon fiber composite material. Read more...

New machining centre from Handtmann

9 September 2014

Handtmann has introduced its first machining centre that offers a turning option with its HBZ TR 80 T model, which is part of its HBZ Trunnion series.

The machining centre includes 5-axis processing of workpieces up to 850 x 1,300 x 1,700 mm made of materials such as titanium, aluminum and steel. Read more...

Argex signs long-term deal

8 September 2014

Montreal’s Argex Titanium has signed an exclusive long-term marketing and supply agreement with Helm US Corp., a subsidiary of the German company Helm AG.

Helm US will distribute 50 percent (up to 25,000) of the titanium dioxide made in Argex’s Salaberry-de-Valleyfield plant for a period of up to seven years. Read more...

Pratt & Whitney halt F135 deliveries

7 September 2014

For a three-week period in May 2014, deliveries of F135 engines for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter stopped after Pratt & Whitney (the engine manufacturer) experienced some problems with its titanium supplier. Read more...

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