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Chromalloy Sponsors Industrial Casting Seminar For Tomorrow's Engineers

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chromalloy today announced an industrial casting seminar for Virginia State University engineering students, as part of the company's affiliation with the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM).

The October 7-9 casting seminar is being held at Chromalloy's newest superalloy foundry in Tampa, Florida, and is designed to introduce students to the techniques associated with the latest casting manufacturing processes.

"As a CCAM Organizing Industry Member, Chromalloy is offering a hands-on and classroom learning seminar for tomorrow's engineers at our state-of-the-art investment foundry," said Dr. Mike Beffel, Vice President, Chromalloy Castings.  "The seminar exemplifies the CCAM partnership and cooperation between industry and academia."

"CCAM is a transformational platform that promotes collaboration between private and educational sectors, allowing advanced manufacturing companies like Chromalloy access to cutting-edge research teams at Virginia's top educational institutions," said Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell.

"CCAM is a centerpiece of Virginia's efforts to promote research and development and technology commercialization, and Chromalloy's partnership with Virginia State University is a shining example of what the Center is designed to accomplish.  Seminars such as this one offered to VSU engineering students advance knowledge in manufacturing processes and bring innovative solutions to market more quickly," McDonnell said.

The comprehensive seminar covers the basics of investment casting including wax injection and assembly of molds, investment, pouring, final part finishing, and proprietary processes developed by Chromalloy.

Chromalloy is an Organizing Member of CCAM, a research based public / private partnership with Virginia's leading universities – Virginia State University, the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech.  CCAM is headquartered at a new 60,000 square foot research facility in Prince George County, Va., adjacent to the Rolls-Royce jet engine manufacturing facility near Virginia State University.

Other CCAM industry members are Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Canon Virginia Inc., Newport News Shipbuilding, Sandvik Coromant, Sulzer Metco, Aerojet and Mitutoyo Corporation.

Chromalloy is a leading supplier of technologically advanced repairs, coatings, and FAA-approved reengineered parts for turbine airfoils and other critical engine components for commercial aerospace, the military and the energy industry.  Chromalloy facilities include operations, annexes and sales offices in 17 countries.

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Chromalloy has evolved from a gas turbine parts repair business into a leading supplier of advanced repairs, services, and maintenance, repair and overhaul for gas turbines used in aviation and land-based applications. Chromalloy serves the airline, military, marine and energy segments with a broad range of services at locations in 17 countries around the globe. Chromalloy is authorized by the FAA and EASA and many other NAAs, and is qualified under ISO and NADCAP. Chromalloy is a subsidiary of Sequa Corporation.

Sequa Corporation is a diversified industrial company with operations in the aerospace, metal coatings and automotive industries. Sequa is a Carlyle Group company. For additional information, visit


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