Capabilities metal technology

The Company

The Ulven Companies is one of the world’s leading providers of metal forging and foundry services for applications in sectors including aerospace, military, oil and gas and infrastructure.

The Challenge

Exova signed a three-year long term agreement with The Ulven Companies to provide mechanical, chemical and metallography testing services. The new contract extends a relationship spanning more than nine years.

The Solution

The agreement sees Exova delivering a programme of fatigue, creep and thermal testing of wrought aerospace-grade alloys. The work is being conducted at the company’s specialist materials testing laboratory in Portland, Oregon, USA. The Portland team is drawing on its global expertise to support Ulven’s advancement of specialty forgings along with the steel castings manufactured by Wolf Steel Foundry.

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