Alcoa to produce castings for Navy missiles, launch airfoil casting program in Hungary.Alcoa Inc., Pittsburgh, signed a five-year, $30 million contract in which Alcoa Forged Products and Aluminum Castings will produce aluminum structural castings for the U.S. Navy's Tactical Tomahawk tomahawk [from an Algonquian dialect of Virginia], hatchet generally used by Native North Americans as a hand weapon and as a missile. The earliest tomahawks were made of stone, with one edge or two edges sharpened (sometimes the stone was globe shaped). missile program. Alcoa agreed with Klune Industries Inc., North Hollywood, Calif., to manufacture the parts to Klune's prime contractor Raytheon Co., Waltham, Mass. Klune produces assembled as·sem·ble
v. as·sem·bled, as·sem·bling, as·sem·bles
1. To bring or call together into a group or whole: assembled the jury.
2. components for the military and commercial aerospace industries.
"This program has given us an opportunity to demonstrate the value of the aluminum investment casting investment casting
Precision casting for forming metal shapes with minutely precise details. Casting bronze or precious metals typically involves several steps, including forming a mold around the sculptured form; detaching the mold (in two or more sections); coating its process for critical defense applications, while also showcasing our ability to provide cost-effective cost-effective,
n the minimal expenditure of dollars, time, and other elements necessary to achieve the health care result deemed necessary and appropriate. , high-strength missile components in aluminum and titanium titanium (tītā`nēəm, tĭ–) [from Titan], metallic chemical element; symbol Ti; at. no. 22; at. wt. 47.88; m.p. 1,675°C;; b.p. 3,260°C;; sp. gr. 4.54 at 20°C;; valence +2, +3, or +4. ," said Joseph Haniford, vice president and general manager of Alcoa Forged Products and Aluminum Castings. "We are now supporting the full-rate production phase of this program with four major structural parts, with deliveries scheduled through 2009.
"Our leading edge design and advanced production capabilities in aluminum forgings and castings continue to provide new opportunities for growth," he said.
Alcoa also announced that through an $83 million project, it will launch a new manufacturing operation for airfoil castings at the firm's Alcoa-Kofem Ltd. plant in Szekesfehervar, Hungary. The new casting division is part of a larger modernization modernization
Transformation of a society from a rural and agrarian condition to a secular, urban, and industrial one. It is closely linked with industrialization. As societies modernize, the individual becomes increasingly important, gradually replacing the family, project expected to be complete by 2007 and create 200 jobs. The firm said the airfoil operation will support Alcoa's Howmet division's jet aircraft and industrial gas turbines business in Europe.