French Economy Minister Supports Aluminium Production Expansion (US)French Economy Minister Supports Aluminium Production...   The French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron -left-, Heinz-Peter Schlüter, Chairman of the Supervisory Board and sole proprietor of Trimet Aluminium SE -middle- and Marc Benayoun, Head of Company...

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Bharat Forge Hope to Generate revenue from Aerospace in next two years (US)Bharat Forge Hope to Generate revenue from Aerospace...   Amit Kalyani, Executive Director of Bharat Forge Ltd. Do you think the revival of the US economy has got translated into better business for you or as of now sentiment has improved and business environment...

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Carpenter focus on Premium alloys for aerospace and energy Market (US) Carpenter focus on Premium alloys for aerospace and...   Carpenter Technology’s Jim Seitz, left, program director, and Ernie Jones, general manager of the Alabama plant.  The high-tech alloys of Carpenter Technology have traveled with the Wright Brothers,...

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Advanced High Strength Steels A book from SAE International (US)Advanced High Strength Steels A book from SAE International...   A book from SAE International, “Automotive Lightweighting Using Advanced High-Strength Steels,” explores the role of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) in addressing the challenge of vehicle...

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ArcelorMittal's Chicago R&D center helps develop new steels (US)ArcelorMittal's Chicago R&D center helps develop new... View of outside of ArcelorMittle Global R& D Center, East Chicago. Engineers at the facility helped develop new Fortiform grades of steel, which will be used to lighten vehicles in Europe. (Credit...

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Indian JSW set to acquire 3 re-rolling mills of Italian steelmaker Lucchini (US)Indian JSW set to acquire 3 re-rolling mills of Italian...   Naveen Jindal , Indian billionaire et owner of  the steelmaker JSW  (Credit Photo @ Bloomberg)   KOLKATA, SEPT 12:  - JSW Steel is poised to take over three special steel re-rolling mills...

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French Economy Minister Supports Aluminium Production Expansion (US)

Category : Economie

Emmanuel Macron
 
The French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron -left-, Heinz-Peter Schlüter, Chairman of the Supervisory Board and sole proprietor of Trimet Aluminium SE -middle- and Marc Benayoun, Head of Company Operations at EDF start the new F electrolysis line (Credit Photo @ konstruktionspraxis)
 
With the commissioning of additional electrolysis furnaces, Trimet is expanding the production capacity of its aluminium smelter Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne. Over the next three years the medium size, family-operated company is investing about 100 million euros in the expansion of its sites in France.  On Saturday, 6 September 2014, Trimet’s aluminium smelter in Saint-Jean-de Maurienne received a visit from the French Economy Minister, Emmanuel Macron. In a ceremony with all the employees in attendance Trimet commissioned additional electrolysis furnaces for the production of aluminium. Together with the owner of Continue Reading
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Bharat Forge Hope to Generate revenue from Aerospace in next two years (US)

Category : Strategy

 AMIT Kalyani

Amit Kalyani, Executive Director of Bharat Forge Ltd.

Do you think the revival of the US economy has got translated into better business for you or as of now sentiment has improved and business environment has not improved ?

Amit B Kalyani: It is translating into the business improvement for us and this quarter we are seeing a significant improvement in the demand from the US. This will accelerate in the next two-three quarters. After a period of poor sentiment in the US, the US industrials are still being a little cautious as far as expanding orders is concerned, but we are seeing a significant increase in the sentiment and order visibility.

What kind of new orders are flowing your way and what are the kind of negotiations that you are having with your existing as well as new clients, when it comes to India as well as North America?

Amit B Kalyani: We are not really having negotiations. It is about ramping up and increasing the volume of business that we are doing with our existing customers. We have long-term business contracts with most of our customers, which is either defined by Continue Reading

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Carpenter focus on Premium alloys for aerospace and energy Market (US)

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 Carpenter technology Athens

Carpenter Technology’s Jim Seitz, left, program director, and Ernie Jones, general manager of the Alabama plant.

 The high-tech alloys of Carpenter Technology have traveled with the Wright Brothers, Charles Lindbergh and Neil Armstrong. When the 125-year-old Pennsylvania company looked to long-term expansion, it traveled to Alabama.

Outside of the aeronautics, do you know what the Wright Brothers, the Spirit of St. Louis and every U.S. Space program project have in common? That would be Carpenter Technology’s premium alloy steel. Each and every one of those historical flights included materials by Carpenter Technology Corp., says Jim Seitz, Carpenter’s program director. “If you’ve ever been on an airplane, our products were on there somewhere,” Seitz says. Carpenter Technology, which opened a new $500 million plant near Athens in Limestone County earlier this year, also is celebrating its 125th year in business. What started with a one-building plant in Reading, Penn., is today an international leader in its industry. Strong customer demand for premium alloy products in the aerospace and energy industries led Carpenter Technology to locate its first greenfield plant in Tanner, near Athens. The plant Continue Reading

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Advanced High Strength Steels A book from SAE International (US)

Category : Recherche & Développement

 automotive lightweigthing steels

A book from SAE International, “Automotive Lightweighting Using Advanced High-Strength Steels,” explores the role of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) in addressing the challenge of vehicle lightweighting.

WARRENDALE, Pa. (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 – A book from SAE International, “Automotive Lightweighting Using Advanced High-Strength Steels,” explores the role of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) in addressing the challenge of vehicle lightweighting. Advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) are a family of steels that are stronger than most steels, and have better formability than today’s conventional high-strength steels. They are now a more viable alternative, as more OEMs look for the Continue Reading

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ArcelorMittal’s Chicago R&D center helps develop new steels (US)

Category : Recherche & Développement

ArcelorMittal east chicago

View of outside of ArcelorMittle Global R& D Center, East Chicago. Engineers at the facility helped develop new Fortiform grades of steel, which will be used to lighten vehicles in Europe. (Credit Photo @ Jim Bis New York Time)

EAST CHICAGO | Work done in the region is having a global impact.

Engineers at the ArcelorMittal Global R&D East Chicago helped develop a new range of stronger steels that will allow automakers to cut weight out of cars. They collaborated with another ArcelorMittal research and development team in Maizières-lès-Metz, France, to produce Fortiform, which initially will be manufactured only in Europe. “We work together with carmakers from the early stages of a vehicle’s life to integrate the most innovative steels in their designs,” said Greg Ludkovsky, vice president of global Continue Reading

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Indian JSW set to acquire 3 re-rolling mills of Italian steelmaker Lucchini (US)

Category : merger & acquisition

Naveen Jindal
 
Naveen Jindal , Indian billionaire et owner of  the steelmaker JSW  (Credit Photo @ Bloomberg)
 
KOLKATA, SEPT 12:  - JSW Steel is poised to take over three special steel re-rolling mills of bankrupt Italian steelmaker Lucchini located in Tuscany province. The three units together have the capacity to re-roll 1 million tonnes of steel. JSW Steel’s Senior Vice-President (Global Sales) Sharad Mahindra confirmed that the company was indeed in advanced negotiations for the asset purchase. The deal for acquiring the asset at a “nominal cost” could come through within weeks, he indicated. Observers familiar with Italian bankruptcy laws, said JSW might pay a token amount of one euro each and provide an undertaking to keep the units Continue Reading
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Clessidra Fund Sells 42% in Metalcam to CEO Cocchi (Italian)

Category : merger & acquisition

Metalcam

Jul 16, 2014 – Italian private equity fund manager Clessidra Sgr has sold 42% in steel alloy maker Metalcam to Metalcam’s chief executive Mario Cocchi, business daily MF-Milano Finanza reported on Wednesday, without quoting sources or naming the price of the deal. Holding company Carlo Tassara of French-Polish financier Romain Zaleski holds another 48% in Metalcam. Cocchi has been Continue Reading

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Forgemasters Ingots & Blooms boosted by Oil & Gas Market (US)

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Forged bar sales – on the rise at Sheffield Forgemasters International (Credit Photo @ Engineering Capacity)

A leading manufacturer of steel products has reported a substantial increase in forged bar sales for the first time since the recession hit the engineering sector. With monthly sales pitching upwards from £600,000 to more than one million pounds since May, Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd (SFIL) cites an increase in oil and gas exploration and product diversification as key drivers of Continue Reading

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Bifrangi UK’s new 32,000 Tonne screw press house complete (US)

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Bifrangi forge house

Henry Boot Construction’s Civil Engineering Division has recently completed the design and build project for Bifrangi UK’s new screw press house. Bifrangi UK is a specialist hot-steel forging company that manufactures and supplies parts to markets in the UK and worldwide. The multi-million pound civil engineering project included an impressive 16m x 5m deep pit that will house the enormous 70 tonne Schuler Press.  The press is unique in the UK and represents only the second of Continue Reading

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Bifrangi £15.1m UK new Forging R&D center to start this year (US)

Category : Recherche & Développement

Bifrangi RD center

Lincoln will see construction start this year on a £15.1 million research and development project by Bifrangi, it has been announced. The manufacturing company applied for Regional Growth Funding in 2013 – and is now committing £15.1 million to the city. Plans for a two-storey research and development centre at the former Smith-Clayton Forge site at the east end of Spa Road were approved earlier this year. It came after the specialist forger chose Lincoln as the place for a £50 million investment in a new high-tech forging facility in 2011. Barry Jackson, general manager of Continue Reading

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A Metallic Alloy That is Tough and Ductile at Cryogenic Temperatures (US)

Category : Recherche & Développement

High entropy alloys picture

At 77K, back‐scattered electron images taken in the wake of a propagated crack show the formation of pronounced cell structures resulting from dislocation activity that includes deformation‐induced nano‐twinning. (Courtesy of Ritchie group)

Researchers at Berkeley and Oak Ridge Labs Test a Multi-element High-Entropy Alloy with Surprising Results

A new concept in metallic alloy design – called “high‐entropy alloys” – has yielded a multiple-element material that not only tests out as one of the toughest on record, but, unlike most materials, the toughness as well as the strength and ductility of this alloy actually improves at cryogenic temperatures. This multi-element alloy was synthesized and tested through a collaboration of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley and Oak Continue Reading

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High Entropy Alloys by Dr. B.S. Murty (US)

Category : Livres

 Entropy alloys book V3

 

This book provides a complete review of the current state of the art in the field of high entropy alloys (HEA). The conventional approach to alloy design is to select one principal element and add elements to it in minor quantities in order to improve the properties. In 2004, Professor J.W. Yeh and his group first reported a new approach to alloy design, which involved mixing elements in equiatomic or near-equiatomic proportions, to form multi-component alloys with no single principal Continue Reading

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‘Metallurgy Europe’ – investing € 1 billion into metals research and manufacturing (US)

Category : Recherche & Développement

Metallurgy Europe ESA

2 September 2014European industry has decided to ‘put the pedal to the metal’, by creating the world’s largest research consortium in the field of metals research and manufacturing. Media are invited to learn about the new programme in a press conference at London’s Science Museum on 9 September. Aptly called Metallurgy Europe, the R&D programme will be funded to the tune of one billion euros over seven years. The programme has recently been selected as a new Eureka Cluster, and it will now integrate the skills, ingenuity and energy of over 170 companies and laboratories from across 20 countries.

Some of the largest engineering companies in Europe have joined forces, including the likes of Airbus Group, BP, Siemens, Daimler, Rolls-Royce, BMW, Thales, AvioAero, PSA Group, BAE Systems, Philips, Ruag, Sener, Bombardier, OHB Systems, Linde Group, ESI, Rolex, Richemont, ArcelorMittal, Sandvik, Bruker, SKF, Johnson Matthey, Tata Steel, GKN, Boston Scientific, ThyssenKrupp, Outokumpu, Haldor Topsøe and Fiat to name just a few of the major players on board.

Over 60 small and medium-sized companies are also teaming up.

ESA, and a number of European organisations such as the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), the Institut Laue Langevin (ILL), the European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) and the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE-ITER), are also providing their unique expertise and innovation to this initiative. Many breakthrough discoveries are expected in this domain that Continue Reading

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Luchinni acquires 49 % of Forgiatura Mamé (Italian)

Category : Strategy

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  • Italian long products special Steels maker Luchinni considering the acquisition of 49 % of  Italian Forgemasters Forgiatura Mamé.
  • The agreement was signed by  Mamé Antonio  the President of Mamé Group and  Giuseppe Lucchini The President of Luchinni

 

2013 (Million Euro)

2013 (Million Euro)

 

Luchinni

Forgiatura Mamé

Revenue

270

85.8

EBITDA

47.1

8.2

EBIDTA %

17.4

9.6

Net Result

16.6

-4.5

  • This agreement will be achieved by the end of the year 2014 after the due deligence procedure
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S+B CEO Denies intention to buy ThyssenKrupp VDM (German)

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SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH CEO

Clemens Iller, CEO of  Schmolz + Bickenbach (Credit Photo @ Yvon Baumann)

(German)

Der neue Chef von Schmolz + Bickenbach, Clemens Iller, sieht den Stahlhersteller auf gutem Weg, wie er im Interview mit der FuW erklärt. Das Gerücht, S+B wolle für die ThyssenKrupp-Tochter VDM bieten, dementiert er. Der Spezialstahlhersteller Schmolz + BickenbachS+B) hat im zweiten Quartal die Erwartungen in etwa erfüllt. Das Umfeld ist aber von Preisdruck geprägt, so dass der Umsatz trotz Absatzsteigerung gesunken ist. CEO Clemens Iller führt im Gespräch aus, wie sich die Abnehmerbranchen entwickeln und erläutert die Portfoliostrategie.

Herr Iller, S+B hat im ersten Quartal die Bruttomarge verbessert. Wie nachhaltig ist dieser Fortschritt?
Wir sind mit unserem Effizienzsteigerungsprogramm auf einem sehr guten Weg, was sich nun in einer höheren Bruttomarge niederschlägt. Es geht dabei nicht nur um die Produktionskosten, sondern beispielsweise um Markt- und Kundenmassnahmen, und es Continue Reading
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Aerospace Materials Handbook by Sam Zhang, Dongliang Zhao (US)

Category : Non classé

Aerospace Materials Handbook

Whether an airplane or a space shuttle, a flying machine requires advanced materials to provide a strong, lightweight body and a powerful engine that functions at high temperature. The Aerospace Materials Handbook examines these materials, covering traditional superalloys as well as more recently developed light alloys. Capturing state-of-the-art developments in materials research for aeronautical and aerospace applications, this book provides a timely reference for both newcomers and veteran researchers in the field. The chapters address developments in bulk materials, coatings, traditional materials, and new materials. Beginning with an Continue Reading

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Forgiatura Morandini Profit Reaches € 5.83 million in 2013 (US)

Category : Entreprises

 Forgia Morandini 

Italian Forgemasters Forgiatura Morandini generates during the 2013 fiscal €109.35 million in revenue. The EBITDA amounts € 23.17 million, while the profit and net result reached respectively € 12.42 million and € 5.84 million.

 

2012 (Million Euro)

2013 (Million Euro)

Revenue

97.92

109.35

EBITDA

26.17

23.17

Profit

10.00

12.42

Result

7.22

5.84

Forgiatura Morandini was established by the Morandini Family at the end of the seventies in Cividate Camuno, province of Brescia. The factory covers an area of 100,000 m2. During its forty years of experience it excelled in combining family passion, innovation and quality in the manufacture of open-die forgings made of specialty steel, alloy and stainless steel. The Continue Reading

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Jet-engine maker Pratt & Whitney accuses titanium supplier of fraud (US)

Category : Sécurité

AP alloys

United Technologies Corp unit Pratt & Whitney has sued a titanium supplier for fraud, after questions over the material led Pratt to briefly suspend delivery of its engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

  • Pratt & Whitney halted delivery of F135 engines that contained the suspect titanium and has subsequently sued the supplier, A&P Alloys, of West Bridgewater, Massachusetts.
  • Pratt said that A&P Alloys Inc, in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, “intentionally submitted certifications falsely representing the pedigree and quality of its material,” according to court documents filed in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts on Friday.
  • Pratt accuses A&P of fraud and breach of contract. An attorney for A&P Alloys said the company had not yet been served with the complaint.
  • Pratt is suing for damages and attorneys fees arising from fraudulent misrepresentations about the metals and attempts to impede Pratt’s efforts to uncover the alleged misconduct, according to the Continue Reading
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Sheffield Forgemasters wins $6.2 million contract for US Navy (US)

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Forgemasters Casting

Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd (SFIL) has won a landmark 6.2m USD contract to supply crucial castings for service in the US Navy submarine fleet. The contract will see SFIL deliver 84 castings, to General Dynamics Electric Boat Corporation, the company responsible for the design, construction and lifecycle support of submarines for the U.S. Navy. SFIL won the order based on its strong working relationship with Electric Boat Corporation and its unparalleled history of supplying high specification steel castings for both Continue Reading

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Gerdau Completes $155.6 Million investment in twin tank vacuum degasser (US)

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Gerdau Monroe

in 2012, Gerdau Monroe Mill employee Kamal El-Rassi explains plant operations while acting as tour guide of the facility to attendees at a ceremony to inaugurate Gerdau’s $55 million investment in a new continuous caster line at the Monroe steel mill. The new casters will remove dirt from the steel more quickly and efficiently than the old casters, thereby increasing the productivity and quality of steel produced at the facility. Several elected officials, customers and employees attended the event and were offered tours of the new wing of the plant, which will house the new casters as they go into production next week. (Credit Photo @ Evening News photo by KIM BRENT)

One of the largest producers of long steel in the Americas, Gerdau, has started using the new twin-tank vacuum degasser at its Monroe, Michigan facility. This new piece of melt shop equipment, designed and built by Danieli SpA, is part of a $155.6-million capital-improvement at the facility, which is meant to increase production capacity to 800,000 tons per year. The company’s North American special steel division produces special bar quality steel, including some stainless, at electric mini-mills in Jackson and Monroe, Michigan and Fort Smith, Arkansas. It also processes steel products at an additional five locations.  Vacuum degassing is a Continue Reading

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Global High Performance Alloys Market to Reach $9 Billion by 2020 (US)

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Global High Performance Market

Transparency Market Research has published a new market report titled “High Performance Alloys Market (Non-ferrous Alloys, Platinum Group Metal Alloys, Refractory Metal Alloys and Superalloys) for Aerospace, Industrial Gas Turbines, Industrial, Automotives, Oil & Gas, Electronic & Electrical and Other Applications – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 – 2020″. According to the report, the global high performance alloys market was valued at USD 6.82 billion in 2013 and is anticipated to reach USD 9.09 billion by 2020, expanding at a CAGR of 4.2% during the forecast period from 2014 to 2020. In terms of volume, the global high performance alloys market stood at 1,110.7 kilo tons in 2013. High performance alloys exhibit Continue Reading

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Siemens Develops Wireless Forging Technology for Saarchmiede (US)

Category : Recherche & Développement

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A robust wireless technology from Siemens is being used to help manufacture massive steel components. In one of the most modern open-die forges in the world, a facility owned by Saarschmiede GmbH, turbine and generator shafts are being manufactured for power plants. During the production process, it is important to ensure precise interaction between the 12,000-metric-ton forging press and the two gantry cranes that hold the workpiece. Siemens accomplished this by installing an industrial-standard WLAN connection between the cranes and the forging press control system. The solution shows that reliable wireless communication can be realized Continue Reading

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VSMPO Melts Premium titanium ingots for Rolls-Royce (Russian)

Category : Recherche & Développement

VSMPO Ingot

The VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation, OJSC has begun manufacturing titanium ingots using a new technology – especially for Rolls-Royce PLC. The corporation’s press office told RusBusinessNews that three metal remeltings have been replaced by two – using scull and vacuum-arc furnaces.  This results in a premium version of the alloy that is intended for the production of disks (the rotating Continue Reading

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Manuel Valls fait l’éloge de Creusot-Forge aux Universités d’été du MEDEF

Category : Actualités

Valls Cresuot Forge MEDEF

” …..Quand je suis allé au Creusot, voir la forge d’AREVA. J’y ai vu des femmes et des hommes fiers de leur outil de travail. Le Creusot, c’est une ville toute entière construite autour de ses usines. Les entreprises bénéficient des infrastructures construites par les collectivités ou l’Etat, de la main d’oeuvre locale formée dans nos écoles, nos universités, de l’environnement économique structuré par les élus. Le maire, le président de communauté Continue Reading

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France PM inaugurates Areva’s new 9000 Ton hydraulic Press (US)

Category : Actualités

Areva Nouvelle Presse

June 20, 2014 – Today the Prime Minister of France, Manuel Valls, visited AREVA’s Creusot Forge site, which is specialized in the fabrication of major forgings and castings. On this occasion, Mr. Valls inaugurated the site’s new 9,000 ton hydraulic press. In order to meet the international nuclear market demand for reactor heavy components, AREVA Creusot Forge undertook a program Continue Reading

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Tata Steel Europe’s efforts have started bearing fruit: Karl Kohler, CEO (US)

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Tata steel CEO

“Our differentiated product and service programme has been yielding results as well: differentiated products tend to have substantially higher margins than non-differentiated products and sales of them have been rising.”(Credit Photo @ Pete Jones Productions)

 Karl Kohler, managing director and chief executive of Tata Steel Europe, says demand in Europe will rise by 3.4% in 2014. However, the rise is from “historically low levels,” as demand by the end of 2015 is expected to be still more than 25% below the 2007 peak. In an email interview to Satish John, Kohler seemed upbeat on the turnaround of the company’s European operations, having achieved “$200 million of operational savings” last year. Edited excerpts

Is there a turnaround in Tata Steel’s European operations?

Our last financial year’s financial results showed how the improvements we’ve made are bearing fruit and we are determined to continue on that path. We restored our operational base last year as a result of a relentless focus on operational reliability, Continue Reading

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Saarstahl invests 46 million euros in modernisation of rolling mills (US)

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  • 30 million euros for the modernisation of the rolling stand in Völklingen
  • 16 million euros for extension measures in the wire mill in Saarbrücken/Burbach

Völklingen, 6th June 2014 – After the major investment projects of the previous years, the most recent of which was the building of the new secondary metallurgy in the steelmaking plant, Saarstahl is continuing its modernisation programme with further investments in the rolling mills in Völklingen and Burbach. The CEO of Saarstahl, Dr Karlheinz Blessing commented on the Continue Reading

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VSMPO Says Airbus to Face Fines If Quits $4Bln Titanium Contract (US)

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VSMPO-Avisma, the world’s largest titanium producer, has warned Airbus it would be forced to pay penalties if the European aircraft manufacturer terminated a $4 billion contract with its Russian supplier. VSMPO is 25 percent owned by state defense conglomerate Rostec, whose CEO Sergei Chemezov was made the subject of Western sanctions in late April for Russia’s role in the Ukraine crisis. “Contracts remain valid and cannot be canceled for no reason. Otherwise, penalties come into force,” VSMPO CEO Continue Reading

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U.S. Steel closes two tubular plants indefinitely (US)

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 US STeel idle

The U.S. energy boom was supposed to be a godsend for the U.S. steel industry. Try telling that to about 260 U.S. Steel employees who are slated to lose their jobs even though they make tubular products for oil and gas producers. The Pittsburgh steel producer said that in August it will indefinitely idle tubular products plants in McKeesport and Bellville, Texas. The company cited continuing pressure from overseas producers that it says are unfairly taking the market away. The decision comes as U.S. Steel and other domestic producers lobby the U.S. Commerce Department to rule that producers from nine countries are illegally dumping tubular products used by the energy industry on the U.S. market. They claim the steel is being sold at below-market prices or Continue Reading

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Nucor Seattle : more than 100 years of history (US)

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A controlled explosion, of sorts, occurs every time a “charge” of 100,000 pounds of scrap metal is dumped into Nucor Steel’s electric arc furnace, which melts steel at 3,100 degrees. The three massive electrodes firing the furnace make Nucor the largest single electrical customer for Seattle City Light, but the company has remained competitive globally by constantly tuning its operation to make it more efficient

For a great many locals, the only clue of Nucor Steel’s existence comes on an early-morning or late-evening drive across the West Seattle Bridge: A steam plume rises to the south, and below it, long billets of freshly extruded steel, still glowing fire red

MOST OF the callers, having never felt the big heat, really don’t understand. The newbies can be forgiven: They probably bought an overpriced hillside condo based on some Web-propagated Emerald City fantasy, only to learn that Seattle’s Youngstown neighborhood has an industrial reality predating the neighborhood itself. Miffed by an occasional noise, a late-night shower of Continue Reading

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