In 2012 both Otto Fuchs and Weber Metals looked at the opportunity to follow the growth in the aerospace industry and made our biggest investment yet: the 60,000K.
The new die forging press opens up completely new perspectives to designers and manufacturers in the aerospace industry for larger, weight- and structure-optimized components that offer increased safety at reduced weight.
On Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Weber Metals and OTTO FUCHS KG unveiled our 60,ooo-TON forging press. An over $180 million investment, the 60,000-TON press is the world’s largest private investment in aerospace metal forging. As a result, Weber will double it’s employment to 800 jobs. For further insights about the press event, check out the coverage on NBC 4 Los Angeles.
September 1, 2017 — Weber is awarded Strategic Partner of the Year by Spirit Aerosystems. The Company is one of fourteen suppliers recognized by Spirit Aerosystems for its superior supplier performance.
We are committed to ensuring that protection of the environment is part of the design of our workplace. We will meet our compliance obligations and continually improve our operations with the objective of minimizing our environmental impact.
We are committed to delivering high quality products and services on time that meet the requirements of our customers. We actively improve performance and ensure employee development efforts in order to achieve Total Customer Satisfaction.
The future of forging is being shaped by ever increasing technological advancements.
Alloy development will grant customers greater and more accurate material selection when fitting a material to a specific application. Improved equipment controls will enable forging companies to make more repeatable product with nearer net shapes and higher rates of production.
Simulation will need to increase in accuracy as to optimize the manufacturing processes and predict more characteristics like microstructures and residual stresses. This exciting wave of technical improvement and development will allow the forging industry to remain cost competitive in the high performance metals market.
But it is not merely advancements in technology that define the forging future.
Individuals in the forging industry will need to continue their education and training to keep pace with these developments.
Thus with these technical and professional advancements, this age-old industry is forging an exciting future.