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process & metallurgy

Process Capabilities

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Open die forging / forming to create unique preform shapes for closed-die forgings and engineered hand forgings

Closed die forging to create complex forging shapes, concurrently engineered with our customers for ease of manufacture and machinability

  • – 10,000 lb drop-bottom electric furnace for solution treatment of aluminum
  • – 50,000 lb gas-fired age furnace for aluminum
  • – Two 12,000 lb salt bath age furnaces for aluminum
  • – High-temperature solution treatment and engineered cooling solutions for titanium forgings

Non-destructive testing to verify surface and internal material integrity, including:

  • – State-of-the-art fluorescent penetrant inspection lines for small and large forgings
  • – Four ultrasonic inspection tanks allowing inspection of open and closed die forgings

Secondary processing:

  • Water jet / torch cutting
  • Conventional contour cutting
  • Hand and large-scale grinding equipment to remove surface burrs and imperfections

Metallurgical testing:

  • In-house test material removal / machining
  • Macro/microstructural prep / etch / evaluation
  • Grain flow evaluation
  • In-house wet lab
  • Tensile testing

Quality Assurance

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Our quality assurance department has full-dimensional inspection capabilities, state-of-the-art coordinate measuring machines, and laser-scanning equipment that map and compare to customer models.

Inspection Equipment Accuracy
Mitutoyo / BRT-A1230 0.0005″
Romer ARM 0.002″
ATOS / GOM 0.002″

In-House Testing

Our in-house destructive testing facility offers mechanical testing, micro and macro-structural examinations (including grain flow), and chemical composition verification in accordance with the most recent industry and customer specifications.

Our Process

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Weber tailors its processes to satisfy customer requirements and is able to manage a large supply base to assist in performing these activities.

Special processing or machining may be incorporated into our process depending on customer needs.

Metallurgy & Quality

Our Metallurgists participate on various industry committees related to materials and processing such as the Aluminum Association, SAE, MMPDS, FIA & NADCAP.

They are supported by a highly-skilled group of technicians who closely monitor and control forging and heat-treating operations to assure the highest quality product is delivered.

Process & Metallurgy

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Our metallurgists come from a wide array of highly-rated universities. They provide Weber with a wide-range of skill sets that pertain to alloy development, aerospace forging practices, mechanical property and microstructural development, and simulation of residual stress, grain flow, and microstructure development.

From design concept through the manufacture of a forging, Weber Metals provides technological and process capabilities that address the full-range of forging issues and assure a consistent product.

Weber has invested millions of dollars to maintain its position as having the industry’s most sophisticated metallurgical and process capabilities, which includes our personnel, equipment, and proprietary processes.