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
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
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
Metalysis (or “the Company”), which has a disruptive technology for solid-state metals and novel alloys production, has signed a joint research and development programme (“the R&D Programme”) with an international partner, to co-create a high value aluminium-scandium alloy.
“Aluminium-scandium alloys are a huge subject of interest to Metalysis, and while their cost implications are well-known, so are their highly beneficial characteristics. The ‘unknown’ element of this picture is how disruptive technologies will traverse historic barriers to manufacturing these alloys, and this is exactly what we will address”.
Dion Vaughan, CEO of Metalysis
The R&D Programme will investigate the use of Metalysis’ electrochemical technology to provide a scandium-rich feedstock addition, supporting master alloy production. Aluminium-scandium alloys offer unique strength and light-weighting characteristics. They are of increasing demand among high specification manufacturing applications such Read more
SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., May 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. (OPM), a leader in advanced materials science and high performance additive manufacturing (HPAM™), today announced the commercial launch of nickel-plated OXFAB®–Ni, offering 3D-printed PEKK-based parts that replace high performance aluminum alloys for aerospace and industrial applications. OPM’s OXFAB® technology is ideallyRead more
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ –In order to further consolidate the product portfolio and improve its long term performance, Sandvik Materials Technology intends to divest parts of its wire operations.
- To be divested: welding and stainless wire. These businesses are subject to intense competition and Sandvik Materials Technology does not hold a No. 1-2 market position. In 2016 the wire businesses, which are to be divested, generated total annual revenues of about 700 million SEK.
- To remain in Sandvik Materials Technology: Kanthal wire for industrial heating etc. These businesses will be included in the Kanthal product area and are regarded as core businesses due to the strong market positions and growth potential. In 2016 operations now transferred into the Kanthal product area had annual revenues of about 800 million SEK.
En avril 2016, dans le cadre d’un audit qualité sur son site du Creusot, AREVA NP met en évidence des pratiques inacceptables dans la gestion des dossiers de fabrication. Un an plus tard, les équipes d’AREVA NP ont engagé l’identification et le traitement des anomalies des dossiers des fabrications passées du Creusot et mis en place le plan d’amélioration du site. Objectif : conforter la confiance de ses parties prenantes et positionner Creusot forge parmi les références mondiales de la forge nucléaire en matière de qualité et de performance.
Purger le passé : une démarche résolue d’analyse de l’ensemble des dossiers du Creusot
Début 2016, AREVA NP mène un audit qualité sur le site du Creusot faisant suite à la détection d’écarts méthodologiques dans la réalisation d’essais de traction au laboratoire du Creusot. Dans ce cadre, AREVA NP identifie des dossiers « barrés » : ces dossiers marqués de deux barres comportent des anomalies documentaires Read more
Retour, avec Nicolas Gillet, responsable du projet ségrégation carbone pour AREVA NP, sur le plan d’action mis en place pour remédier aux concentrations en carbone constatées sur certaines pièces de l’usine du Creusot.
Avant toute chose, qu’est-ce que la ségrégation carbone ?
Nicolas Gillet : La ségrégation du carbone dans les aciers est un phénomène naturel bien connu des métallurgistes et des forgerons. Il s’agit de la formation d’une hétérogénéité de composition chimique qui se crée dans les lingots lors de la phase de refroidissement. Élément essentiel des aciers, le carbone est recherché pour en augmenter la Read more
Kobe Steel will partner with a major American aluminum producer to supply the Japanese company’s processing plants in China and elsewhere, bolstering output of the metal for use in automobiles as a lightweight steel alternative. The metals maker is expected to invest 30 billion yen to 40 billion yen ($263 million to $350 million) asRead more
La réalité virtuelle au service de la formation
Suite à une présentation de l’enise sur les applications de la réalité virtuelle en entreprise, industeel à chateauneuf groupe ArcelorMital a souhaité étudier les possibilités en matière d’outils de formation, particulièrement sur des sujets « sécurité et process » dont les supports méritaient un réel rafraîchissement.
L’association d’un objectif d’entreprise et d’un savoir-faire scientifique
Patrick baert, responsable de la plateforme recherche, expérimentation et application en industrie de l’enise et damien guichard, responsable de l’atelier tôlerie d’industeel ont travaillé de concert pour la mise au point d’unRead more
Constellium’s new plant in White, GA is dedicated to the production of advanced aluminium automotive structural components and crash management systems.
AMSTERDAM, May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Constellium N.V. (NYSE and Euronext Paris: CSTM) announced today the grand opening of its new plant in White, Georgia, dedicated to the production of advanced aluminium automotive structural components and crash management systems. The 135,000 sq. ft. facility is strategically located to supply automakers in the Southeast U.S. and may be expanded to 220,000 sq. ft. to meet customers’ supply needs Read more
This book comprises chapters on research work done around the globe in the area of artificial intelligence (AI) applications in sheet metal forming. The first chapter offers an introduction to various AI techniques and sheet metal forming, while subsequent chapters describe traditional procedures/methods used in various sheet metal forming processes, and focus on the automation of those processes by means of AI techniques, such as KBS, ANN, GA, CBR, etc. Feature recognition and the manufacturability assessment of sheet metal parts, process planning, strip-layout design, selecting the type and size of die components, die modeling, and predicting die life are some of the mostRead more
- Voestalpine will need less and less “blue colars” and more and more data experts.
- The new rolling mill in leoben will be drived by 2 employees and 15,000 sensors instead of 15 to 20 workers by shift for the old plant.
- The Group digitalization transformation will take 15 years with no negative impacts on jobs
- “We will replace those who retire by ‘white-collar workers’.
- Overs 50s, will be managed to bring them to a reasonable pace until retirement
- For those who are between 35 and 50, we must really qualify them
- New digital disciplines will be created in the group
Voestalpine-Chef Eder: Digitalisierung killt keine Jobs
Die voestalpine brauche zwar in dieser Zeit immer weniger “blue-collar workers”, dafür aber mehr Experten für Informationstechnologie
Die Digitalisierung schreitet zügig voran – Menschen werden zusehends durch Computer ersetzt. Bei der voestalpine fallen dabei aber laut Konzernchef Wolfgang Eder keine Jobs weg: “Es werden keine dramatischen Arbeitsplatzeffekte damit verbunden sein”, sagte er vor Read more
The Spanish company SIDENOR ACEROS ESPECIALES, S.L. has placed an order with SMS group for the modernization of its bar mill in Basauri. The goals of the modernization are to achieve a more effective rolling process and an improvement in material properties. The SMS group scope of supply includes all the mechanical, thermal and electrical components, the automation system and complete erection and commissioning, which is scheduled for September 2017. The existing reversing three-high stand in today’s semi-continuous mill will be Read more
Sheffield Forgemasters has improved its performance by more than £6m just 12 months after reporting pre-tax losses exceeding a million more. Year-end figures for 2016 show the engineering specialist recorded a 0.9 million GBP pre-tax loss compared to a £7.6m pre-tax loss in 2015. Aspects of the business plan are cited for the company’s change in fortunes include site-wide efficiency measures through continued investment and an aggressive drive towards new markets. Tony Pedder, chairman at Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd, said: “TheRead more
Export-Import Bank of Korea CEO Choi Jong-ku (fourth from the left), Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Vice Chairman Jung Ji-taek (fifth from the left) and Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction President Kim Myeong-wu (sixth from the left) are posing for a photo at an event celebrating the installation of 17,000 ton forging press in Doosan’s Changwon plant on Friday. [Photo provided by Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co.]
- Company steps up efforts to develop supersized forged products by installing world’s largest forging press
- Forging plant expanded by 34% leading to greater production capacity
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction held a ceremony to celebrate the installation of a new 17,000-ton forging press – the world’s largest to date – at the forging plant of its manufacturing complex in Changwon, South Gyeongsang province in South Korea. The forging plant is where steel ingot made up of molten metal gets heated up to be forged into certain shapes with a large-scale press. The new 17,000-ton forging press is 29 meters tall and 9 meters wide, and it can forge steel ingot with the strength equivalent to 240,000 men pressing onRead more
Written by three Russian metallurgists, with a trove of experience in Al-Li alloy development and processing spanning many decades, Aluminum-Lithium Alloys (part of the Advances in Metallic Alloys series edited by D.G. Eskin) provides the theoretical foundations for melting, casting, forming, heat treatment, and welding of Al-Li alloys, so critical in the design of lightweight, high performance structural elements used primarily in civilian and military aircraft and aerospace in general. The book reviews the work done on Al-Li alloys since the 1960s until today, showing how the development of older Al-Mg-Li and Al-Cu-Li alloys has improved in terms of mechanical properties through selective changes in alloying and processing. The book was written for an audience of engineers and scientists involved in the Read more
New Delhi, May 3 (PTI) A new policy that aims to achieve steel making capacity of 300 million tonnes by 2030 with an additional investment of Rs 10 lakh crore got the Cabinet green light today. The Cabinet also approved a policy for use of domestic steel products in government organisations. “The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval to the National Steel Policy (NSP) 2017,” the steel ministry said in a statement. “The Cabinet… has approved the policy for providing preference to domestically manufactured iron and steel products on government procurement,” the ministry said in another statement. The policy makes it mandatory to give preference to domestically manufactured iron and steel products (DMI&SP) in government procurement. The policy is Read more
Arconic completed the installation of its new manufacturing technology — the Very Thick Plate Stretcher. Located at the company’s facility in Davenport, Iowa, the stretcher improves the performance of thick aluminum and aluminum-lithium plate in aerospace and industrial applications. The stretching process reduces stress introduced into the plate as part of the manufacturing process, resulting in a part that is more easily machined and processed by customers.
Arconic officials on Tuesday announced the company has completed the installation of its new manufacturing technology, the Very Thick Plate Stretcher, at its Davenport facility. The Stretcher produces highly-differentiated aerospace and industrial plate. The investment in the Read more
Sheet metal forming processes are widely used to manufacture industrial components. They are typically employed to produce parts for aeronautic and automotive industries. The final shapes have to respond to multiple criteria, such as weight, stiffness, dimensions, Read more
La nouvelle coulée continue de l’usine Industeel Belgium à Charleroi a permis à l’entreprise de prendre quelque 20.000 tonnes de commandes supplémentaires en 2016, a indiqué mercredi dans un communiqué Luc Libersens, directeur d’Industeel Belgium.
En 2015, Industeel Belgique a décidé de moderniser sa coulée continue. Cet investissement de 18 millions d’euros devrait s’achever fin de cette année. Il permet à l’usine carolo, qui fait partie du groupe ArcelorMittal, d’augmenter le volume de production (20 000 tonnes de Read more
- ERAMET group: Sales up sharply in first-quarter 2017
- Sales in first-quarter 2017 at €854 million, up sharply (+28%) compared with first-quarter 2016.
- Nickel prices and manganese ore prices in first-quarter 2017 came out at substantially higher levels compared with their levels in early 2016, +21% and +180% respectively.
- ERAMET Nickel first-quarter 2017 sales were up by 32% compared with the same period in 2016. ERAMET Manganese sales were up by 41% and ERAMET Alloys sales were up by 12%.
- Completion of asset disposals program through the closing on 3 April 2017 of the sale of Eurotungstene to Umicore.
- Group markets globally remain on a positive trend for 2017, without, however, being able to extrapolate the level of growth of the first quarter
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1 Adjusted data from Group reporting in which the joint ventures are accounted for under the proportional consolidation method.
At comparable scope of activity (particularly restated for disposals completed at end-2016), the change in first-quarter Group sales will be estimated at +37% compared with first-quarter 2016).
Global stainless steel production, the main outlet for nickel, was up sharply (+10%) over the first three months of 2017 compared with the Read more
The mill will open with capacity of 370,000 tons per annum, producing series 5000, 6000, and 7000 aluminum sheet and plate products. Braidy is also exploring new scientific nano-crystaline technical advances capable of improving molten metal-based manufacturing.
Wurtland, KY – April 26, 2017 — The transformation in material sciences and advanced manufacturing was evidenced today during a joint announcement by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and Craig Bouchard, Chairman and CEO of Braidy Industries, Inc. (“Braidy”). The Governor and Mr. Bouchard announced that Braidy, in partnership with the State of Kentucky and the Ashland Alliance, will construct the Read more
Aperam is a global player in stainless, electrical and specialty steel, with customers in over 40 countries. In 2016, Aperam had sales of USD 4.3 billion and steel shipments of 1.92 million tonnes.
Luxembourg April 21, 2017 – Aperam, a leading global producer of stainless and specialty steel, today publishes its ‘made for life’ report, which constitutes Aperam’s sustainability performance report for 2016. Built on stakeholder inclusiveness and materiality, this report follows the GRI 4 sustainability guidelines. It has been reviewed by an external audit firm to confirm its compliance with the GRI protocol, including the reporting of material sustainability performance data such as safety results (LTIFR and Severity rates), CO2 intensity, energy intensity and air emissions.
“We want to become the standard for innovative Stainless and Specialty Steels. To achieve this, we remain committed to listening to our customers and stakeholders in order to innovate the industry’s best solutions.”
Timoteo Di Maulo, CEO of Aperam, commented.
“I am very proud of all of our accomplishments – since our creation in 2011 – as part of journey to reach sustainable excellence and I trust weRead more
Luucchini Rs rafforza il suo posizionamento nel settore degli acciai per utensili, integrandosi a valle nel settore delle vendita e della distribuzione e si avvia a chiudere il 2016 con un risultato netto positivo, che conferma le ottime Read more
Nach Ministerpräsidentin Kraft (SPD) hat nun auch ihre Stellvertreterin Witten besucht. Am Freitag besichtigte Schulministerin Sylvia Löhrmann aber keine Uni oder Schule – sondern einen Stahlhersteller. Eine Grüne in der Read more
President Donald Trump hands United Steelworkers International President Leo W. Gerard the pen he used to sign an executive memorandum on investigation of steel imports. (Credit Photo @ Susan Walsh, Associated Press)
“Steel is critical to both our economy and our military,”
Donald Trump, USA President
“Arcelor-Mittal USA is a proud supplier of American-made steel for defense applications, from nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers to missiles and tanks.”
John Brett, president and CEO of ArcelorMittal USA
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump today ordered the Commerce Department to investigate whether steel imports harm the defense of the United States, moving the ongoing complaints from the steel industry to a new plane — one that could lead to new sanctions and trade actions between this country and its steelmaking Read more
Euskalforging, a world leading manufacturer of seamless rolled rings, with turning, drilling and gear cutting capabilities and three manufacturing plants in the North of Spain, has successfully supplied in a record time all the seamless rolled rings involved in the manufacturing of the Blue 25M hammer from Fistuca. All the rings were DNV-GL inspected and approved. The hammer will be able to drive the largest offshore wind monopiles in the industry. With manufacturing roots dating back to the early 1970s, euskalforging first entered into the field of renewables
GE replaces nickel alloys with SiC fiber-based composites for jetliner engine parts, SiC fibers weigh one-third that of nickel-based superalloys.
TOKYO — Silicon carbide (SiC) fibers are emerging as an alternative to traditional, nickel-based superalloys for components requiring high heat resistance, such as aircraft engine parts. Ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) made with SiC fibers are twice as strong and 20% more heat resistant than the alloys despite being two-thirds lighter. General Electric has already adopted SiC fiber-based CMCs for its new-generation jetliner engines in order to improve fuel efficiency. Meanwhile, the compact new Airbus A320neo, which went into service last year, owes itsRead more
Le groupe Lebronze alloys (anciennement Le Bronze Industriel et ses filiales) accueille à son capital trois partenaires investisseurs reconnus dans l’accompagnement des ETI à fort potentiel : Société Générale Capital Partenaires (SGCP), BNP Paribas Développement et Bpifrance. Cette opération a pour objectif d’accompagner la Read more