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MicroMill: the fastest, most productive Aluminum Casting and Rolling System in the world (US)

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“Alcoa Micromill represents a major breakthrough in aluminum materials,” said Alcoa Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Klaus Kleinfeld. “This technology will unlock the next generation of automotive products with strength, formability and surface quality combinations never before possible. It will allow our customers to redefine the boundaries of vehicle design, supporting the creation of lighter, more fuel efficient, safer and more stylish vehicles for the future.”  (Credit Photo @ Alcoa)

Alcoa Unveils Next-Generation Aluminum Materials Through Breakthrough Manufacturing Technology

MicromillTM to Unlock the Future of Automotive Aluminum Products

  •  Micromill produces automotive alloy that is 40 percent more formable and 30 percent stronger than incumbent aluminum, while meeting stringent automotive surface quality requirements
  • Automotive parts made with Alcoa Micromill® material will be twice as formable and 30 percent lighter than parts made from high strength steel
  • Alcoa Micromill reduces the time to transform molten metal into aluminum coil from 20 days to 20 minutes
  • Micromill technology has the flexibility to transition seamlessly between producing rolled products for automotive, industrial and packaging markets
  • Alcoa has completed successful customer product trials and is qualifying Micromill material for next-generation automotive platforms

NEW YORK & PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lightweight metals leader Alcoa (NYSE:AA) today unveiled breakthrough manufacturing technology, the Alcoa Continue Reading

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Bharat Forge Expects first order for guns in 4-5 years (US)

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“This move is first major programme of buy and make project by the government,” Baba Kalyani said.

The government has cleared proposals to acquire 814 artillery guns worth Rs 15,570 crore. Of these, 100 artillery guns will be bought off the shelf and the remaining 714 artillery guns will be manufactured in India. Bharat Forge will be one of the beneficiaries of this move. Speaking to CNBC-TV 18 chairman & managing director Baba Kalyani said that this step is a great signal from the new Defence Minister to get private participation. He expects first order for guns to take four-five years to come through.

Below is the verbatim transcript of Baba Kalyani’s interview to CNBC-TV18’s Latha Venkatesh and Sonia Shenoy

Sonia: If you could start off by telling us what kind of opportunity do you see particularly from this proposal of 814 artillery guns?

A: First of all just to clarify this is a great signal from our new defence minister to get industry to participate in the manufacture of defence hardware which is what Prime Minister Modi’s views have been. So this is the first major programme that has now been put into what is well-known as the buy and make India category. Where Continue Reading

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Erzhong’s 80,000 Tons Closed Die Forging Troubles (US)

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ERZHONG

Last year, the Chinese government bailed out the forge’s parent company, called Erzhong Group, by folding it into Sinomach. The new company will “become China’s GE, Mitsubishi and Alstom , ” Sinomach’s internal, Communist Party-controlled newspaper said. (Credit Photo @ DINNY MCMAHON/THE WALL STREET JOURNAL)

DEYANG, China—In this verdant city deep inside China, one of the country’s oldest state-owned companies has built a 10-story-high machine that Chinese leaders hope will help it take on Boeing , the U.S. Air Force and even the U.S. space program. The mammoth closed-die hydraulic press forge—which went into operation last year—is the largest in the world. It makes highly resilient components—such as aircraft landing gear—from titanium and metal alloys that are pressed into shape by its 80,000 tons of force. Long term, China sees it as part of an effort to curb its dependence on foreign firms to meet the country’s strategic goals in aerospace, technology and other Continue Reading

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MIT’S 2014 Materials Day Symposium (US)

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SunEdison Semiconductor Chief Scientist Mayank Bulsara, Materials Processing Center founder and Professor Emeritus Merton Flemings, and Electronic Materials Research Group (EMAT) at MIT Research Associate Xiaoman Duan spoke during a break at the Materials Day Symposium on Oct. 21. (Credit Photo @ Denis Paiste/Materials Processing Center)

Focus 

  • Advanced high-strength steels
  • Controlling nanostructured grains
  • High-flying parts
  • New rare-earth metal process
  • Corrosion-resistant metals
  • Customizing metals for oil and gas
  • Making oxygen on the moon

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A renaissance in metals

Materials Day Symposium highlights breakthroughs in simulation methods, manufacturing techniques, and improved alloys.

A renaissance is underway in materials science, and especially in metals design, fabrication, and characterization, says MIT Materials Processing Center Director Carl V. Thompson. “No longer are simulations serving the purpose of explaining what’s already known. Things are now at the point where you can predict what a material will Continue Reading

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China wants to be the Specialty Metals Trading Place thanks to FANYA (US)

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China Fanya Speciality Metals

Mr Jiuliang Shan, Chairman and President of the Fanya Metal Exchange gave a speech (Credit Photo @ Fanya)

Commodity exchanges have sprung up over time either at the source of the capital in major financial centres (e.g. LME and New York Mercantile Exchange) or at the source of the product traded (e.g. the various spice exchanges in India) or the attempts to launching exchanges in Indonesia and Malaysia dealing in local products such as tin or palm oil. As is well known the Chinese dominate a number of metals through the production of the raw material and at the same time are important as the end-consumers or processors of the same metals. Thus to some extent it makes sense that the trading of these metals should take place at exchanges within China rather Continue Reading

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The fine structure of fine steels (US)

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CITIC HIC : The New Chinese Forgemasters Giant (US)

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CITIC HIC

The Company is especially proud of its 18,500 ton forging press, which is the world’s largest, capable of handling a 400 ton single piece forging. In addition, their large casting workshop can pour one of the world’s largest single steel castings.

CITIC HIC began its stellar track record of success back in 1958. After more than 50 years of evolution and development it has become a significant global supplier of mining, cement and metallurgical equipment. Their manufacturing facilities are located in Luoyang, China, and Pontevedra, Spain. CITIC HIC has offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, India, South Africa and Spain. CITIC HIC is the second-largest manufacturing facility in China. As part of this, the Company is especially proud of its 18,500 ton forging press, which is the world’s largest, capable of handling a 400 ton single piece forging. In addition, their large casting workshop can pour one of the world’s largest single steel castings. “We have a melting capacity which is virtually unheard of in the western world, equaling 900 tons of molten metal that we can pour,” Continue Reading

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Advanced Alloys at the Heart of the P&W $1 Billion R&D Program (US)

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P&W Canada

Latest programs include cutting-edge materials such as composites and advanced alloys to improve engine weight.

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC–(Marketwired – Dec. 8, 2014) – Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) announced today in both its Longueuil (Quebec) and Mississauga (Ontario) facilities that it will invest over $1 billion in research and development (R&D) over the next 4.5 years to develop the next generation of high-performance aircraft engines. The investment includes a $300 million repayable contribution from the Government of Continue Reading

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Valbruna to invest $30 Million in USA (US)

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Valbruna to invest $30 Million In USA to expand its production of stainless Steels and Superalloys

Valbruna Slater Stainless, Inc., an Italy-based stainless steel and nickel alloy manufacturer, plans to expand its production center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, creating up to 45 new jobs by 2017. The company, which is a subsidiary of Vicenza, Italy-based Acciaierie Valbruna, will invest $30.5 million to renovate and equip its Fort Wayne facilities, constructing a 166,000 square-foot addition. The expanded facility, which will be

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Alcoa to Acquire TITAL (US)

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Tital

Transaction Enhances Product Suite in High-Growth Jet Engine Segment

  • Acquisition grows Alcoa’s portfolio of titanium structural cast parts for world’s bestselling jet engines and airframe structures
  • Expands product suite to meet growing demand; TITAL’s titanium revenues are expected to increase by 70 percent over the next five years
  • Adds expertise in engineering and manufacturing advanced, single-piece titanium and aluminum components that reduce jet engine weight and complexity
  • Establishes titanium casting capabilities in Europe, close to key customers; also expands aluminum casting capacity
  • Continues Alcoa’s expansion into advanced jet engine components

NEW YORK & BESTWIG, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lightweight, high-performance metals leader Alcoa (NYSE:AA) today announced plans to further expand its global aerospace business through a definitive agreement to acquire privately held TITAL. The acquisition will strengthen Alcoa’s global position to capture increasing demand for advanced jet engine components made of titanium. Germany-based TITAL is a leader in titanium and aluminum structural castings for aircraft engines and airframes. Its revenues from titanium are expected to increase by 70 percent over the next five years as manufacturers of next-generation jet engines look Continue Reading

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Les aciers de demain naissent en Lorraine

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Fréderic Grein, directeur du campus de Maizières-lès-Metz et DanièleDanièle Quantin, responsable de la recherche européenne dans le groupe (Credit Photo @ le Bien Public)

Sur le campus d’ArcelorMittal Research à Maizières-lès-Metz, ingénieurs et chercheurs simulent, modélisent, expérimentent les produits qui seront industrialisés dans les décennies à venir.

« L’essentiel des aciers que l’on invente ici n’existait pas il y a 5 ans ! » Danièle Quantin, responsable de la recherche européenne dans le groupe ArcelorMittal est intarissable sur l’outil de R & D (Recherche Développement) lorrain, un des plus pointus de la planète acier. Un bijou qui se déploie dans ses 45.000 m² de laboratoires et halles pilotes où grouillent non Continue Reading

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Feralpi plans to increase its capacity by 40 % (German)

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Feralpi Reisa

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Feralpi Stahl plans to increase its production by 40 %. The steel production will jump from 1 million tons to 1.4 million tons per year. The hot rolling output will be also raised from 800,000 tons to 1.2 million tons per year. In this expansion, the company plans to invest €31 million. Feralpi Reisa with 600 employees is located in Germany and owned by the Italian Steelmaking Feralpi Group. With this expansion plan, the company aims at saving 25 % of Energy and saving 27,000 tons of carbon dioxide and 2,800 of fly ash.  This “green” expansion is supported by the German Federal Ministry for the environment by €1.9 million. Plant Manager Jürgen Frank Schaefer explained that the goal was to make the steelmaking and Processing at Feralpi Reisa  one of the cleanest in the steel industry.

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Die Elbe-Stahlwerke in Riesa können ihre Produktion um 40 Prozent erhöhen. Die Landesdirektion Sachsen erteilte die dafür notwendige immissionsschutzrechtliche Genehmigung. Künftig können 1,4 Millionen Tonnen statt einer Million Tonnen Stahl pro Jahr gekocht werden. Im Continue Reading

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Australia takes its next step into metal-based additive manufacturing (US)

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L-R: The Hon Tony Smith MP, Professor Xinhua Wu and Monash President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner.  (Credit photo @ twitter.com/arc_gov_au)

The newly-launched research hub based at Monash University aims to help Australia’s industry make the leap into the fast-approaching age of metal additive manufacturing. Brent Balinski spoke to the hub’s leader, Monash University’s Professor Xinhua Wu, about where Australia’s potential exists.The demand for additive manufacturing (or 3D printing, depending on your preference) using metal powders is growing rapidly. Consider that last year the number of metal-based production systems sold increased 75.8 per cent, according to May’s Wohlers Report. And the quality of what’s being made from machines, though there’s room for improvement, is going up rapidly. “In some ways metals have come further in 10 years than the plastics have come in 25 years,” Terry Wohlers, founder of consultancy Wohlers Associates and an authority on global trends in 3D printing, told this magazine in June. Professor Xinhua Wu, who heads the Australian Research Council Hub for Transforming Continue Reading

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New ‘High-Entropy’ Alloy is Stronger than Titanium but Lighter than Aluminum (US)

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ENtropy alloys

A visual representation of how high-entropy alloy compares with others. Thanks to nano-twinning, high-entropy alloy grows stronger, more durable and more ductile as temperatures go down. (Photo : Robert Richie and colleagues

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories have created a new metal alloy made up of five elements that gets tougher, stronger and more ductile as temperatures drop. Called “high-entropy alloy,” it contains chromium, manganese, iron, cobalt and nickel but doesn’t behave like ordinary alloys in that not one element is dominant while the others offer complementing characteristics. When the researchers tested the alloy, it crystallized into a single-phase, face-centered cubic material with exceptional tolerance to damage, over one gigapascal of tensile strength and off-the-charts values in fracture toughness that no other metallic alloys can compare to. According to Robert Ritchie, a materials scientist from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and lead author for the Continue Reading

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Wyman-Gordon to build a new forgings facility for Aerospace & Energy Market (US)

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Governor Nikki Haley, center, and Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill l, left, with Wyman-Gordon Structural Forgings VP Greg Paolini Tuesday break ground at the site of new Wyman -Gordon facility in Dillon County. (Credit Photo @ John D. Russell/Morning News)

DILLON, S.C. – Gov. Nikki Haley welcomed the Wyman-Gordon company to Dillon at a groundbreaking Tuesday and called it “a fantastic day for South Carolina.” The factory will perform forging operations ranging from heat treating to machining and will create more than 400 jobs, according to Greg Paolini, vice president of Wyman-Gordon Structural Forgings. “The location of this facility will play a critical role in Wyman-Gordon’s support of local aerospace and power generation industries,” Paolini said. “In challenging economic times , those industries have shown to be strong. This 450,000-square-foot facility is just the start. If this is successful, it could be the Continue Reading

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VDM Metals Secures 2 large orders of 6,000 tons of sheet metals (US)

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In th end of 2013,  VDM  Metals completed the modernization of Siegen hot rolling mill (Credit Photo @ VDM Metals)

Two large orders, with a delivery volume of almost 6,000 tons of sheet metal, ensure a good capacity utilisation of the VDM Siegen hot rolling mill and the Altena plate and sheet production site 8both Germany). The order books are also full in the Continue Reading

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ESSAR to develop High Strength Steels for the indian defence Market (US)

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ESSAR

“Essar Steel has in recent months won an order from the Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL), Hyderabad to develop special Quenched and Tempered (QT) with a strength level of 1700 MPa  for use in latest version of battle tanks”

With most of the value added steel products in India being imported, one of the leading steel makers in the country -Essar Steel – has turned its focus on making value added products to cater to the emerging demand from defence sector. “Defence is an important sector, where the company has entered in a big way. India currently imports 100,000 tonnnes of steel annual to meet defence requirement. Essar Steel’s efforts are towards reducing imports and make the country self-reliant in critical sector like defence,” said, M Venkatraman, senior vice-president, head- R&D, Product Development & Application Continue Reading

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GE To Build $32 Million Advanced Manufacturing Facility (US)

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General Electric has always been about building, growing, and innovating worldwide. Their reach is vast and intertwined with many different entities we never even realize. They are most well-known for their appliances division, but are also involved in the development of lighting and energy management, oil and gas, power and water systems, aviation, and more. As one of the big guns, GE is known for making breakthroughs, so we will be interested to see what happens as their foray into additive manufacturing begins to pick up steam. Announced today, GE will build a new manufacturing facility with a nod to the future in mind.  It will be constructed with the concept of integrating manufacturing and new technology. The new facility means more jobs, more products, and a boost to manufacturing, especially in Pennsylvania, as the new facility will be just outside of Pittsburgh in Findlay Township. Construction begins next March and should end in the fall. It’s no surprise that GE is making a big move in recognizing a major shift in manufacturing, but it certainly adds great validity and strength to the revolution going on currently, and mainly Continue Reading

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Forge FEDRIGA new 3,000 Tonnes Open Die Press (US)

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Forge Fedriga

The former 1,000t press was upgraded to a more powerful 3,000t machine, in order to increase our production capacity; in addition with a new 20 t manipulator, this upgrade will allow to broaden our dimensional range of forged pieces. Furthermore this will increase hot deformation performances necessary for obtaining adequate Continue Reading

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Greenpeace Creates controversy about using alloy 600 in S.Korean Nuclear Reactors (US)

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A nuclear reactor at South Korea’s Wolseong nuclear power plant, located in the country’s southeastern provincial city of Gyeongju (Credit Photo @Yonhap)

Components in six of 14 of the South Korea’s 23 nuclear reactors were made with an ineffective material, which could cause an environmental disaster similar to that which occurred in Fukushima three years ago, Greenpeace International alleged Wednesday. Inconel-600, a nickel chromium alloy, is used for over 4,000 components in each nuclear power plant, including the reactor vessel heads, steam generators and heating pipes. According to the environmental campaign group, governments around the world have replaced this “ineffective” material with more durable substitutes since the 1980s, while Continue Reading

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Alcoa says process steps up competition between aluminum and steel in automotive market (US)

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Alcoa mini mill

Alcoa Inc. developed Micromill technology that products aluminum alloy for automotive uses that is 40 percent easier to shape and 30 percent stronger than previous aluminum alloy. The mill at a pilot plant in San Antonio, Texas, reduces the time to transform molten metal to a full coil of aluminum sheet from 20 days to 20 minutes. (Credit Photo @ TribLiv)

Alcoa Inc. said it can make aluminum sheet that’s stronger, easier to shape and less expensive to produce with “breakthrough” technology that will step up competition with steel in the automotive market. The mill process will reduce the time it takes to convert molten aluminum to coil from 20 days to 20 minutes. The new alloy is 30 percent lighter and twice as formable as high-strength steel automakers use, Alcoa said Thursday. Its ability to be shaped is comparable to mild

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Chemical Tanker first to combine duplex stainless and stainless-clad steel (US)

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‘Sunrise Hope’ – first Japanese chemical carrier to use duplex stainless steel and clad steel in its tanks

The chemical tanker, Sunrise Hope (12,500dwt) is world’s first to use a combination of duplex stainless steel and stainless clad steel in construction of its cargo tanks. The ship has recently been delivered to Hiro Naviera by Usuki Shipyard. Class NK says: “On the Sunrise Hope, duplex stainless steel KSUS329J3L replaces the commonly used SUS316LN for the bulkheads inside the cargo tanks, while the bulkheads adjacent to the cargo tanks were constructed using stainless clad steel.” The eco-ship design vessel is equipped with 14 cargo tanks, all which employ duplex stainless steel technology. Construction of the Continue Reading

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Better steels through horizontal casting (US)

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Better steels through horizontal casting A new casting process has made it possible to create stronger and thinner steel alloys than before. It’s thanks to collaboration between academia and industry. The team is up for the German Future Prize. The demands on steel get greater by the day: steel needs to be soft enough to shape – for car body parts, for example – but strong and solid, and as thin and light as possible. You would think such demands were mutually exclusive. But in the northern

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Ultrasound cuts costs in producing aluminium alloys (US)

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Aluminium ultrasound

Ultrasound treatment holds out the promise of being able to de-gas effectively and continuously (Credit Photo @ Phys.org)

Scientists at Brunel University London have confirmed that treating molten metal with ultrasound is a cleaner, greener and more efficient route to produce high quality castings. Molten aluminium alloys at 700 °C naturally contain a high percentage of dissolved hydrogen, left untreated, the resulting solid metal is highly porous. The most widely- used method of hydrogen removal – argon rotary degassing – is energy intensive and requires costly components. In pilot scale trials funded by EU Framework Seven Programme, the team, led by Prof Dmitry Eskin of the Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Continue Reading

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Ultrasonic Treatment of Light Alloy Melts (US)

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Ultrasonic Treatment alloys

This is the first monograph to comprehensively cover the effect of using power ultrasound to refine and solidify aluminium and magnesium alloys. The author is widely regarded as a pioneer in the field, and the text is based on results obtained over the 40 years he has spent developing these techniques.  Ultrasonic treatment efficiently removes hydrogen and fine solid inclusions from melts, and also helps create a refined grain structure during solidification in the ultrasonic field. Both the fundamental and applied aspects of the formation of an extremely fine nondentritic grain structure are discussed, as well Continue Reading

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China TOP 10 most profitable steel compagnies (US)

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China Economic Weekly has released the latest ranking of China’s most profitable  steel companies fro 2012 . Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd., also known as Baosteel, is the biggest winner, with a net profit of 10.43 billion yuan (US$1.7 billion).

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China’s top 10 most profitable steel companies in 2012

  1. Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd.(宝钢股份): 10.43 billion yuan (US$1.7 billion)
  2. Xinxing Ductile Iron Pipes Co., Ltd.(新兴铸管): 1.52 billion yuan (US$246.93 million)
  3. Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel Co., Ltd.(太钢不锈): 999 million yuan (US$162.72 million)
  4. Inner Mongolia Eerduosi Resources Co., Ltd.(鄂尔多斯: 944 million yuan (US$153.76 million)
  5. Fangda Special Steel Technology Co., Ltd.(方大特钢)537 million yuan (US$87.46 million)
  6. Gansu Jiu Steel Group Hongxing Iron & Steel Co., Ltd.(酒钢宏兴): 477 million yuan (US$77.69 million)
  7. Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Union Co., Ltd.(包钢股份): 258 million yuan (US$42.02 million)
  8. Jiangsu Changbao Steeltube Co., Ltd.(常宝股份): 230 million yuan (US$37.46 million)
  9. Daye Special Steel Co., Ltd.(大冶特钢): 218 million yuan (US$35.51 million)
  10. Zhejiang Jiuli Hi-tech Metals Co., Ltd.(久立特材) : 161 million yuan (US$26.22 million)

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Daye Special Steel to build a new 900,000 tons long products facility (US)

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Construction work begins on Daye Special Steel’s steel bar project

On November 18, Beijing-based state-owned China Metallurgical Group Corporation (MCC) announced that its subsidiary China MCC5 Group has started construction work on Daye Special Steel’s new steel bar project in Huangshi in Hubei Province. The project in question has a Continue Reading

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Platestahl to invest more than €20 million (German)

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3 Millionen Euro investiert Platestahl Lüdenscheid in eine neue Ringwalzanlage (Credit Photo @ Florian Hesse )

Focus 

  • A new 2000 tons press expected for 2016
  • €13 million for a new ring rolling mill
  • Production  around  25,000 ton/year 
  • Turnover : €50 to €60   Million
  • Employees : 240 

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Lüdenscheid  – Es ist die größte Investition der langen Firmengeschichte, doch deshalb hebt man im Versetal nicht ab. 13 Millionen Euro steckt Platestahl in eine neue Ringwalzanlage. Zusammen mit dem Neubau zweier Hallen sind es schon 20 Millionen Euro, die Plate in den Standort investiert. Die neue Halle wird auch die neue Anlage aufnehmen. Im Vordergrund liegt Ausgangsmaterial. Rund 25 000 Stahl verarbeitet Plate Continue Reading

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SMST investit 11 millions d’euros sur son site de Montbard

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Un programme de 11 millions d’euros d’investissement sur 2014 et 2015 permettra d’augmenter la capacité de la presse à filer de 3400 tonnes à 4000 tonnes. (Credit Photo @ SMST)

L’usine française d’un des quatre principaux fabricants mondiaux de tubes sans soudure en acier inoxydable vient de fêter ses 20 ans à Montbard (Côte-d’Or). Salzgitter Mannesmann Stainless Tubes muscle ses équipements stratégiques pour doper sa capacité et réduire ses coûts. Avec une bonne année 2014, l’entreprise recrute une trentaine d’intérimaires et gonfle ses effectifs permanents de 20 personnes. Cela va plutôt bien pour l’unité qu’exploite l’Allemand Salzgitter Mannesmann Stainless Tubes à Montbard (Côte-d’Or). L’industriel bourguignon, plus connu sous son Continue Reading

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Jean-Christophe Chassaigne nouveau patron de SMST Montbard

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Qui est Jean-Christophe Chassaigne ?

Ce dirigeant de 46 ans a une tête bien faite. Docteur ingénieur de l’École Supérieure de Physique de Grenoble, il est aussi titulaire d’un DEA de sciences et génie des matériaux de l’Ecole Nationale d’électrochimie et électrométallurgie,  toujours à Grenoble. Il commence sa carrière dans la Continue Reading

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