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Chromalloy installing VIM furnace at Fla. foundry

Keywords: Tags  Chromalloy Gas Turbine, nickel alloy, vacuum induction melting, VIM, VIM furnace, gas turbine engine, master alloy, Carlo Luzzatto Sequa

NEW YORK — Chromalloy Gas Turbine LLC is expanding its capabilities in the gas turbine engine end market with the installation of a vacuum induction melting (VIM) furnace at its investment casting foundry in Tampa, Fla.

The furnace is expected to be fully operational in December, with the company preparing to meet the master alloy manufacturing requirements for ingots used to manufacture gas turbine engine equipment, Chromalloy president Carlo Luzzatto said in a statement.

"Chromalloy master alloys will be produced to the specifications of our customers in the aerospace and energy industries," Luzzatto said. "With this capability, Chromalloy is fully positioned and vertically integrated, from master alloy to finished parts, to offer equipment manufacturers a complete range of nickel- and cobalt-based castings, in addition to the engineering services and part repairs we now offer."

The new furnace gives the facility an annual production capacity of up to 3 million pounds, the company said.

Chromalloy is a division of Tampa-based Sequa Corp.

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