Looking for flaws (dross) in turbine hub castings, and more

Foundries for castings make sure they liberally remove all the dross and release only dross-free products for use.

Siemens uses 3D-printing to produce an impeller for a power plant

Following the addition of 3D-printing as part of its digital services portfolio, Siemens has achieved an industry breakthrough with the first successful commercial installation and continuing safe operation of a 3D-printed part in a nuclear power plant.

Metyx Composites to showcase new high performance RTM fabric & carbon woven technical textiles at JEC World 2017, Paris

Metyx’s new range of ‘webbed’ carbon fiber woven composites.

IBISWorld Industry Market Research: U.S. wind turbine manufacturing could earn $10.5 billion in 2016

The federal renewable energy production tax credit (PTC) subsidizes energy producers based on the amount of renewable energy they generate.

A better way to check weld quality

Traditional weld quality inspection methods struggle with lighting issues, speed, and the harsh environments.

TPI Composites extends supply agreement with Nordex in Turkey

TPI Composites, Inc., the largest U.S.-based independent manufacturer of composite wind blades, announced that it has extended and expanded its long-term agreement with Nordex to continue to supply wind blades from its existing Izmir, Turkey manufacturing facility through 2020. Annual volume is also being increased as a result of TPI’s improvements in cycle time and

BÜFA Composite Systems evaluates wind-power market in Brazil

As a traditional manufacturer of specialties for the composites market, the German company BÜFA Composite Systems has an extensive experience in supplying systems – polyester and vinyl-ester resins, gelcoats, topcoats, and bonding pastes – for the wind power industry. All this know-how may soon be also available in Brazil, according to Jose Moralejo, regional business

Suzlon opens new Blade Science Center in Denmark

Global renewable energy provider, Suzlon Group, has announced the opening of its new Blade Science Center in Vejle, Denmark. The new center is focused on developing quality blades and control systems, while integrating Suzlon’s aerodynamic, loads, and new structures research across the company. “The new blade center is aligned to our vision of being the technology

Lincoln Electric investing $30 million in new welding tech center in Euclid, Ohio

Investment to Establish Lincoln Electric as the Standard in Welding Education The Lincoln Electric Company, has announced it is investing about $30 million in a new Welding Technology Center on its Euclid, Ohio campus.  The Center will focus on the training of welding educators and industry leaders to address the rising demand for welding education

A few thoughts on manufacturing in the 21st century

These comments are from the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, David Danielson. It’s no secret that American manufacturing took it in the teeth in recent decades. After a steep decline in the 2000’s, when 40% of all large U.S. factories closed their doors, American manufacturing is making a comeback, adding jobs at its fastest