Le projet DIGIMU parmi les lauréats des trophées 2017 de la simulation numérique (FR)

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Transvalor a été récompensée pour le projet DIGIMU (Développement d’un cadre innovant et global pour la modélisation des évolutions de microstructures intervenant lors des procédés de mise en forme des métaux), mené en collaboration avec MINES ParisTech et sept grands groupes industriels: ArcelorMittal , AREVA, ASCOMETAL, AUBERT&DUVAL, CEA, SAFRAN et TIMET. Ce logiciel de simulation Read more

Singapore researchers use nanoparticles to improve strength of 3D printed Inconel 625 superalloy (US)

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Superalloys are the wonder materials of metallurgy. By fine-tuning their composition, scientists can increase mechanical strength and improve resistance to corrosion and high-temperature shape changes. A*STAR researchers have shown that adding nanoparticles can make these materials even stronger. Inconel 625 is a superalloy that is 55-70 per cent nickel with added chromium, molybdenum, iron, niobium-tantalum, plus trace amounts of numerous other metals. Inconel 625 is used in industrial marine applications because of its high corrosion-fatigue strengthtensile strengthand resistance to chloride-ion stress-corrosion cracking. Guijun Bi and co-workers from A*STAR’s Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology and Institute of Materials Research and Engineering have reinforced Inconel Read more

New alloy sensors for jet engines can handle high heat (US)

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The technological future of everything from cars and jet engines to oil rigs, along with the gadgets, appliances and public utilities comprising the Internet of Things will depend on microscopic sensors. Trouble is these sensors are mostly made of the material silicon, which has its limits. Johns Hopkins University materials scientist and mechanical engineer Kevin J. Hemker has led a team that is now reporting success in developing a new material that promises to help ensure that these sensors, also known as microelectromechanical systems [MEMS], can continue to meet the demands of the next technological frontier. “For a number of years we’ve been trying to make Read more

GERDAU : How California’s last big steel mill plans to go green (US)

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Vice President and General Manager Mark Olsen, center, holds a piece of rebar produced at the mill as he gets ready for a photo with furnace operator Sergio Martinez, left, and Assemblyman Marc Steinorth as the Gerdau Steel Mill celebrates its 60th anniversary during a ceremony at the mill in Rancho Cucamonga Wednesday.  Credit Photo @ JENNIFER CAPPUCCIO MAHER — STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> The Gerdau Steel Mill in Rancho Cucamonga, the last full-production steel mill in California, aims to turn a traditionally dirty business into being nearly emission-free. The company on Wednesday celebrated the groundbreaking for an emissions-cleaning building, which also coincided with the plant’s 60th anniversary. It opened in 1957 as the Etiwanda Steel Producers company. “I think she looks pretty good for being 60 years old,” Mark Olsen, vice president and general manager of the Gerdau Steel Mill, said in his opening remarks to guests. “But don’t tell anybody. She’s going to be getting some work done.” The $22 million facility, which is expectedRead more

Vallourec inaugurates new cutting-edge tube-piercing equipment in Germany (US)

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Vallourec inaugurates new cutting-edge tube-piercing equipment in GermanyBoulogne-Billancourt, 21 June 2017 – Vallourec, world leader in premium tubular solutions, puts a new high-performance piercer into operation at its Düsseldorf-Rath tube plant. This cutting-edge equipment is considered among the most modern in the world and guarantees increased productivity and reduced energy consumption. The piercing of solid steel billets and their hot rolling on a mandrel are two key stages in the production of seamless steel tubes. Controlling these processes is crucial to the dimensional and metallurgical quality of the products. With this new tool, VallourecRead more

How Just 14 People Make 500,000 Tons of Steel a Year in Austria (US)

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The Austrian village of Donawitz has been an iron-smelting center since the 1400s, when ore was dug from mines carved out of the snow-capped peaks nearby. Over the centuries, Donawitz developed into the Hapsburg Empire’s steel-production hub, and by the early 1900s it was home to Europe’s largest mill. With the opening of Voestalpine AG’s new rolling mill this year, the industry appears secure. What’s less certain are the jobs. The plant, a two-hour drive southwest of Vienna, will need just 14 employees to make 500,000 tons of robust steel wire a year—vs. as many as 1,000 in a mill with similar capacity built in the 1960s. Inside the facility, red-hot metal snakes its way Read more

Universal Stainless announces rejection of unsolicited offer from Synalloy (US)

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BRIDGEVILLE, Pa., June 29, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc.(Nasdaq:USAP) announced today that its Board of Directors, after deliberation and careful consultation with its independent financial and legal advisors, unanimously rejected an unsolicited offer by Synalloy Corporation (Nasdaq:SYNL) for a proposed business combination. The Universal Read more

Aubert & Duval Pamiers : le berceau des pièces mythiques (FR)

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Nous avons consacré de nombreux articles à l’histoire de l’Usine qui fête ses 200 ans. et tout particulièrement aujourd’hui et demain. Dernier volet aujourd’hui les productions qui ont marqué son histoire depuis 1945. Qui sait que le train d atterrissage de Concorde a été conçu et réalisé à Pamiers entre les murs de l’Usine ? Une pièce mythique, parmi tant d’autres qui ont marqué l’histoire industrielle depuis 1945, nouveau départ pour l’Usine après la guerre. En 1946 démarre l’activité d’une presse dont la puissance atteint la valeur, exceptionnelle en Europe, de 20 000 tonnes ! Elle était destinée au départ à la fabrication de pales d’hélices pour les avions qui Read more

Carpenter, Desktop Metal Partner for 3D Printing (US)

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Carpenter Technology Corp. has entered into a supply relationship with Burlington, MA-based Desktop Metal, Inc., utilizing more than 20 CarTech alloy grades to be used in Desktop Metal’s end-to-end metal 3D printing systems. The powders will be used in premium materials cartridges. The new partnership reinforces Carpenter’s position as a leading global producer of specialty wire and powder metals forRead more

European Commission approves General Electric/ATI titanium alloy joint venture (US)

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The European Commission has approved under European Union merger regulations the acquisition of joint control over a newly created joint venture by General Electric and ATI, both of the US, the EC said Tuesday.  The joint venture will develop novel titanium alloy production processes. General Electric is a global, diversified manufacturing, technology and services company. ATI is a worldwideRead more

Hindalco plans to set up high-end aluminium plant for defence sector (US)

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Hindalco Industries Ltd, India’s biggest aluminium producer, hopes to set up a high-end alloy plate manufacturing unit for the country’s defence sector, managing director Satish Pai said in an interview on Tuesday. The project would need an overall investment of Rs2,000 crore and Hindalco is in talks with the government to evaluate if it can start it as a public-private partnership (PPP), Pai said. “We are talking to the ministry of defence for setting up more high-end alloy plate manufacturing in India… We are hoping for a pick-up in the defence sector,” Pai said. TheRead more

Gulfco Forge Company will be a division of Ellwood Group (US)

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Gulfco Forge Company — a manufacturer of open die forgings and rolled rings will be a division of Ellwood Group, Inc (EGI). EGI is a vertically integrated family-owned business founded in 1910 with 26 manufacturing locations all dedicated to producing and marketing high quality, engineered, heavy metal sections. The acquisition of Gulf Coast Machine & Supply Company’s assets will bring key synergies toRead more

WPI Launches New Center for Materials Processing Data (US)

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WPI partners with university and industry leaders to create better data and modeling techniques to support the automotive and aerospace industries

June 5, 2017 – Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has launched a new center that aims to dramatically improve data gathering and computer modeling techniques that will lead to the development of better equipment and materials used by the automotive and aerospace industries. Known as the Center for Materials Processing Data (CMPD), its members generate and manage time- and temperature-dependent material property data—formally called “transient data”— used in process modeling and simulation. Precise data is critical in theRead more

The first nanometrically-sized superelastic alloy (US)

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UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country’s researchers have explored superelasticity properties on a nanometric scale based on shearing an alloy’s pillars down to nanometric size

UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country’s researchers have explored superelasticity properties on a nanometric scale based on shearing an alloy’s pillars down to nanometric size. In the article published by the prestigious scientific journal Nature Nanotechnology, the researchers have found that below one micron in diameter the material behaves differently and requires much higher stress for it to be Read more

GKN Aerospace partners with Oak Ridge National Laboratory for large-scale additive manufacturing (US)

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GKN Aerospace, a British multinational aircraft and engine company, is partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to develop an additive manufacturing process for the production of large-scale titanium aerospace parts. Through the partnership, which comes in the form of a five-year research agreement, GKN Aerospace and ORNL are aiming toRead more

Eck Industries exclusively licenses cerium-aluminum alloy co-developed by ORNL (US)

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June 7, 2017 – OAK RIDGE, Tenn., and MANITOWOC, Wis., June 7, 2017—Wisconsin’s Eck Industries has signed an exclusive license for the commercialization of a cerium-aluminum (Ce-Al) alloy co-developed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory that is ideal for creating lightweight, strong components for advanced vehicles and airplanes. The patent-pending alloy was developed as part of DOE’s Critical Materials Institute (CMI) and makes use of cerium, the most abundant rare earth element. Cerium makes up as muchRead more

UK steel giant’s Liberty House investment could help to support 1,800 jobs (US)

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STEEL giant Liberty House has predicted that it will help to create around 1,800 jobs in the supply chain and regional economy as a result of investments in its Yorkshire operations. Jon Bolton, chief executive of Liberty Speciality Steels, said the business could start to work with more local suppliers who want to support the steel industry. Last month, Liberty formally completed a £100m deal to acquire the SpecialityRead more

AK Steel gets $1.8M award to develop next generation electrical steels (US)

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The new world-class AK Steel Research and Innovation Center opened in Middletown Friday, Apr. 7, 2017. (Credit Photo @ GREG LYNCH/STAFF – Journal News) 

AK Steel has accepted an award of up to $1.8 million from the U.S. Department of Energy under the Advanced Manufacturing Office’s Next Generation Electric Machines program to develop the next generation of advanced, non-oriented electrical steels (NOES) for motors used in a wide variety of industrial and automotive applications, including hybrid electric vehicles. The three-year project will be conducted inRead more

Châteauneuf: Industeel, le savoir-faire français à l’export (FR)

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Les partenaires commerciaux du monde entier ont pu suivre la fabrication complète d’une pièce dans les locaux d’Industeel, à Châteauneuf ( Credit Photo @ Sacha MARTINEZ –  Le Progrés)

En marge d’un séminaire organisé avec ses partenaires commerciaux, Industeel ouvrait les portes de son site de Châteauneuf, ce jeudi. À l’honneur : les blocs en acier. Un produit qui séduit au-delà de nos frontières et fait la renommée de l’entreprise. « Ce segment représente Read more

High pressure key to lighter, stronger metal alloys, Stanford scientists find (US)

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Simple alloys like the molten steel in this factory are usually composed of just one or two dominant metals. But a new Stanford study shows that high pressure could be used to control the final properties of advanced, high-entropy alloys that have five or more mixed metals. ( credit Photo@Shutterstock)

Subjecting complex metal mixtures called high-entropy alloys to extremely high pressures could lead to finer control over the arrangement of their atoms, which in turn can result in more desirable properties.

High pressure could be the key to making advanced metal mixtures that are lighter, stronger and more heat-resistant than conventional alloys, a new study by Stanford researchers suggests. Humans have been blending metals togetherRead more

Brunel University develops advanced aluminium for vehicles crash protection

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Industrial trials at Sarginsons Industries of the BCAST-developed high-performance cast aluminium alloy using a Jaguar Land Rover component.

Lightweight aluminium cars and trains will no longer need to rely on heavy steel bumper beams and crash boxes for impact protection, thanks to advanced aluminium alloys and casting techniques being perfected at Brunel University London.

The Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST), a global leader in metallurgical casting research, is working closely with foundry partner Sarginsons Industries and others on the development of high-performance cast aluminium alloys as part of the Lightweight Energy Absorbing Aluminium Structures for Transport Read more

La métallurgie en héritage (FR)

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Céline Gris a repris la direction de la société industrielle fondée par son père.

«Et pourquoi ce ne serait pas toi?» La question, lancée par son père en 2008 lors d’un déjeuner de famille, a changé le destin de Céline Gris. Francis Gris, fondateur de Gris Découpage en 1984, recevait alors déjà des candidats à qui céder son entreprise. «Je n’étais pas du tout prédestinée et il m’a fallu deux ans pour me décider», se remémore laRead more

l’Ecole des mines et de la métallurgie de Moanda ouvre ses portes au public (FR)

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Destinée à être une future référence en Afrique, l’Ecole des mines et de la métallurgie de Moanda (E3M) a ouvert, le 27 mai dernier, ses portes au public, après avoir accueilli, le 12 octobre 2016, sa première promotion d’étudiants. Près de 300 visiteurs, composés en majorité des étudiants de l’Université des sciences et techniques Read more

Un projet unique de récupération de chaleur sur le site ArcelorMittal de Saint-Chély-d’Apcher (FR)

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Le géant mondial de l’acier ArcelorMittal et le groupe de gestion de l’énergie Schneider Electric ont annoncé mardi le lancement d’un programme de récupération et de valorisation de la chaleur du site industriel du sidérurgiste, àSaint-Chély-d’Apcher, en Lozère.

Un projet unique de récupération de chaleur sur le site ArcelorMittal de Saint-Chély-d’Apcher

Ce projet, également porté par le financeur de programmes de chaleur renouvelable Kyotherm et la commune de Saint-Chély-d’Apcher, vise à récupérer la chaleur perdue par des fours de recuit d’acier du site d’ArcelorMittal,Read more

Le site lozérien d’ArcelorMittal mise sur l’acier électrique haut de gamme (FR)

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Le point avec le directeur, Gilles Hoffmann, après trois ans de fonctionnement de la nouvelle ligne dans l’usine de Saint-Chély d’Apcher.

“Notre plan stratégique a été écrit en 2015 jusqu’à l’horizon 2020. La plupart des constructeurs automobiles réfléchissent actuellement à une production à 2,3 ou 4 ans. Nous sommes beaucoup consultés, explique Gilles Hoffmann, le directeur du site de Saint-Chély-d’Apcher d’ArcelorMittal. Nous pensons que tout ça devrait payer en 2019 et après. Nous avons encore deux années difficiles.” Le site lozérien du géant de l’acier, historiquement, produisait de l’acier électrique pour des petits moteurs type électro-ménager. Depuis 2013 et l’inauguration d’uneRead more

Open Letter From 76 CEOs of the European Steel Industry (US)

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BRUSSELS, May 29, 2017

To the Heads of State and governments of the European Union,

We, the undersigned CEOs of the European steel industry, are writing to you ahead of the final negotiations on the reform of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). We agree that climate change is a critical issue that urgently needs to be addressed at international level, and we fully support efforts to reduce CO2 emissions cost effectivelyacross the whole EU economy. In the weeks ahead, you will have the final opportunity to shape an EU ETS that better addresses these objectives while preserving Europe’s steel industry and the millions of employees it supports. You can avoid burdening the sector with high costs that will constrict investment, or that will increase the risk of job losses and plant closures in the EU. The steel sector pulls its weight in lowering CO2 emissions. However, with technically unachievable steel benchmarks, the EU ETS legislation creates high carbon costs for even the bestRead more

Sidérurgie : «L’UE ne reconnaît pas notre travail», peste le président d’Eurofer (FR)

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Le patron des sidérurgistes européens est encore monté au créneau pour demander à l’Europe de prendre des mesures pour sauvegarder la compétitivité de l’industrie.

Mercredi à Bruxelles, lors de la septième édition de l’European Steel Day, Geert van Poelvoorde, président de l’European Steel Association (Eurofer), regroupant et défendant les intérêts des acteurs de l’industrie sidérurgique du Vieux Continent, a encore une fois souligné les dangers pour l’industrie que font peser les importations d’aciers chinois en Europe, malgré une année 2016 assez bonne pour l’acier européen qui a enregistré une augmentation deRead more

Pour ses 200 ans, Aubert et Duval Pamiers ouvre ses portes (FR)

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Les vendredi 16 et samedi 17 juin, l’entreprise Aubert et Duval fête ses 200 ans. Dans ce cadre, l’usine ouvre ses portes au public le samedi après-midi. La dernière fois que l’usine a ouvert ses portes au public, c’était il y a dix ans. À l’occasion de l’inauguration d’une presse de 40 000 tonnes. Et déjà, il y avait foule. Alors le 17 juin, après-midi, Aubert et Duval attend plusieurs milliers de personnes pour ses portes ouvertes. C’est pour cette raison que ceux qui Read more

Maghreb Steel renoue avec le succès et les performances (US)

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2016 s’est terminée avec 213 millions de dirhams d’Ebitda positif contre -260 MDH en 2014 et 70 % de parts de marché local, en ligne avec son business plan. Le chiffre d’affaires de cette société, qui a entrepris une restructuration totale, a atteint les 2,7 MMDH avec des volumes qui ont explosé.

Maghreb Steel a reçu début mai, la certification ISO TS 16 949. En effet, lors d’une cérémonie officielle, le Bureau Veritas a attribué le certificat en présence des représentants de Renault et notamment la Directrice des achats pour Read more

China’s defaulted Dongbei Steel owes banks $6.4 billion in credit (US)

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May 4 Zhang Zhaojun, deputy chief of China’s banking regulator in Dalian city, said at a news conference on Thursday:

  • The banking sector’s total credit exposure to Dalian-based, state-owned Dongbei Special Steel Group Co is more than 44 billion yuan ($6.38 billion).
  •  Bank branches in Dalian have 22.1 billion yuan in credit exposure to Dongbei Special Steel.
  •  Dongbei has been at the heart of troubles in China’s debt market, defaulting on nine separate bonds last year. It formally entered into a bankruptcy restructuring process in October.

(Beijing) — The banking sector’s total credit exposure to state-owned Dongbei Special Steel Group Co. Ltd. exceeds 44 billion yuan ($6.38 billion), the deputy chief of China’s banking regulator in Dalian said Thursday. Banks in the northeastern port city of Dalian in Liaoning province, where Dongbei is based, have about 22 billion yuan in creditRead more