Weldaloy Expands Capability with Low Temperature Aluminum Aging Oven
Warren, Michigan – August 23, 2016 – On the heels of a recent expansion of their seamless rolled ring capabilities, Weldaloy continues to grow with the addition of a new low temperature aluminum aging oven. The new oven will increase Weldaloy’s aluminum heat-treating capacity.
Ovens created specifically for aluminum can reduce cycle times and increase productivity by optimizing temperature uniformity through adequate airflow. This translates to a better product that can be made in a repeatable recipe.
“We’re receiving more and more requests for large aluminum work, so we needed to add this low temperature aluminum aging oven to be able to increase our capacity and meet production needs. This addition will allow us to produce more parts in the same amount of time for our customers while maintaining quality,” said Kurt Ruppenthal, Vice President & General Manager at Weldaloy.
Many of the new opportunities for aluminum work have come from the oil and gas industry and the aerospace industry, as well as from the private space sector. Weldaloy recently achieved the AS9100C certification for their Quality Management System, which has opened the door for them to work with more aerospace companies that require certification of their suppliers.
Besides aluminum, Weldaloy forges titanium, nickel, copper and super alloys.
“We look forward to continuing to grow our aluminum capabilities to meet the increase in demand,” said Ruppenthal.
Since 1926, Weldaloy has been a leading provider of custom copper, aluminum, and other non-ferrous forgings serving a variety of industries such as aerospace, electronics, oil and gas, and industrial equipment. Weldaloy’s goal is to create meaningful and lasting relationships with each customer by providing the highest level of service and quality. Weldaloy’s Vertical Integration Process offers its customers a single source for forged and machined non-ferrous metal products.