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September 2006 edition

Russian partner readies 'closed loop' titanium part production

Boeing and Russia's VSMPO-AVISMA are instituting a new "closed loop" production, machining and assembly of titanium parts for use in Boeing commercial aircraft. The Russian partner will perform rough machining of titanium forgings in Verkhnaya, Salda, Russia: final machining and processing of the forgings will be completed by Boeing in its Portland, Oregon, fabrication facility and by machining sub-contractors.

Vladislave Tetyukhin, ceo of VSMPO-AVISMA, says: "We will work together to address efficiency, quality, delivery and cost reduction. As part of this effort, titanium machine-turnings, or 'chips', from the machining process will be recycled back to us to create an efficient closed-loop supply."....

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VSMPO-Avisma Corporation Titanium, Metal & Alloy Fabrications, Forging, Metal & Alloy Forgings

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