Eramet: a new brand identity for a new leap forward (US)

“This new logo symbolizes the Group’s current and future transformation. Its graphic design represents the dynamics we want to give to Eramet. And our new symbol, the leap, represents the energy, the projection into the future, making Eramet a moving, modern and ambitious brand. This is the new Eramet”.

Christel Bories, Eramet CEO:

Energy transition, optimization and preservation of resources, sustainable development: mining and metallurgical activities are at the heart of the challenges of the planet. In pursuit of those stakes, Eramet takes a new strategical leap and aspires to become the leader of the metals for energy transition. Launched a year ago, the managerial transformation program intends to create Continue reading

Saarstahl’s CEO: “We want to remain the market leader” (German)

Völklingen. Saarstahl is not only the leading company in Völklingen, but has a worldwide reputation. The steel cookers not only want to maintain their leading position, but also expand it further, says Martin Baues, Chief Technology Officer.

When Martin Baues slept in his nursery in his Wehrden home, he heard the saw in the steelworks. Today, the blast furnace group is part of the Unesco World Cultural Heritage and the 58-year-old technical director in the still active part of the former Völklinger Hütte, Saarstahl Continue reading

Hayange: Les hauts-​​fourneaux ne redémarreront pas (FR)

Philippe Darmayan a clairement laissé entendre que la production d’acier n’avait plus d’avenir en Lorraine. «Il n’y a pas de suspense à entretenir. Des raisons structurelles nous ont amenés à concentrer nos hauts-fourneaux sur les sites côtiers de Dunkerque et de Fos. Et je ne vois pas ce qui pourrait changer d’ici décembre», 

Les hauts fourneaux de Hayange n’ont pas vocation à rouvrir. Le président d’ArcelorMittal France, Philippe Darmayan, vient de le confirmer ce jeudi après-midi à Thionville où il était de passage. Le doute était jusqu’ici permis. Il ne l’est plus : les hauts fourneaux de la vallée de la Fensch sont définitivement morts. Hier, à l’occasion d’un déplacement à Thionville, Philippe Darmayan, président d’ArcelorMittal France, a confirmé entre les lignes que les unités de production d’acier Continue reading

Aero Metals Alliance (AMA) at a glance (US)

(L-R) AMA’s vice president business development, Mark Brown, Sunshine Metals, vice-president and general manager, Marc MacDuff, PASU’s general manager, John Olson.

Globally-focused aerospace metals organisation, Aero Metals Alliance (AMA), took to the last Farnborough Airshow to explain the close collaboration between its Group members. Mike Richardson reports.

The five leading aerospace metals distribution businesses of Gould Alloys, Service Centres Aero, Progressive Alloy Steels Unlimited (PASU), Sunshine Metals and Wilsons comprise the Group members of Aero Metals Alliance (AMA), an organisation created to meet the demands of the Continue reading

GE Aviation’s Celebrates its 30,000th 3D-printed fuel nozzle tip for the LEAP engine (US)

GE Aviation’s manufacturing plant in Auburn, Alabama, celebrates its 30,000th 3D-printed fuel nozzle tip for the LEAP engine. (Image: GE Aviation)

AUBURN, Alabama — GE Aviation’s plant in Auburn achieved a milestone this week — the 30,000th additively-manufactured fuel nozzle tip “grew” on a 3D printer at the facility, the industry’s first site for mass production using the additive manufacturing process.

Employees at GE Aviation in Auburn began producing the nozzle tip in 2015. More 3D printers have been added since the facility started additive production, and now, more than 40 printers are making parts from a metal powder. “This milestone isn’t just about reaching production of 30,000 fuel nozzle tips. The team should also be proud for their role in helping prove additive technology works in mass production for our business and others whoContinue reading

voestalpine UK, High Performance Metals in a good shape at 90 (US)

The new value added services centre at voestalpine High Performance Metals’ Oldbury headquarters

Based in the area since its incorporation in 1928, voestalpine High Performance Metals UK is part of the Austrian owned voestalpine AG Group. Originally registered in the UK as Anglo-Styrian Steel Co Ltd, over the years the company has traded under various names including Schoeller Bleckmann Steels (Great Britain) and more recently Bohler Uddeholm (UK). A leader in supplying specialty metals to the most demanding sectors including oil & gas, aerospace,power generation, automotive and motorsport, the group today has a combined turnover of more than 12 billion euros, with 500 group companies and sites in 50 countries, but the West Midlands remainsContinue reading

J W Kane Excited By Airbus CSeries Involvement (US)

J W Kane managing director Damian McArdle has seen the company’s footprint expand well beyond its modest beginnings with Bombardier.

Portadown (Northern Ireland)-based machined forgings specialist J W Kane “started as a small supplier to Bombardier,” and now supplies programs such as the F-35, machining parts from forgings using complex six-axis CNC (computer-numerically controlled) machine tools, Damian McArdle, managing director, told AIN. McArdle believes Northern Ireland has been a “microcosm” of what has happened in places like India where the country has developed its aerospace industry on the back of offsets, with Invest NI the catalyst in Northern Ireland. “It has enabled us to create a footprint and to grow beyond Bombardier to other aerospace companies,” said Continue reading

VSMPO & Boeing will launch aircraft components from a new plant in Russia (US)

Amidst current Washington-Moscow tensions, Ural Boeing Manufacturing (UBM), a joint venture between Russian VSMPO-AVISMA and Boeing will launch production of aircraft components from its new plant in the Titanium Valley Special Economic Zone, Sverdlovsk Region of Russia. The UBM facility will perform rough and final machining of titanium blanks, airplane fuselage components, wing and pylon structural elements, chassis parts forContinue reading

Christel Bories : «2017 a été une bonne année pour Comilog» (FR)

Christel Bories répondant aux questions des journalistes, le 21 juin 2018 à Moanda. © Gabonreview

Si elle s’est dite satisfaite des performances 2017 de la Compagnie minière de l’Ogooué (Comilog), la PDG du Groupe Eramet entend aller encore plus loin. Face à la presse, le 21 juin à Moanda, Christel Bories a notamment souligné que cette ambition passe nécessairement par l’amélioration des performances opérationnelles.

Que retenir des travaux du conseil d’administration qui vient de se tenir ?

C’était un conseil d’administration très constructif, qui travaille bien. Il faut dire que les résultats de la Comilog sont bon : 2017 a été une bonne année. Avec, à la fois, des prix du  manganèse qui se sont bien portés et surtout, un travail très important réalisé par les équipes avec un record de production à plus de quatre millions de tonnes. Et, également, une amélioration des résultats de sécurité. En gros, meilleurs résultats, meilleure production, meilleure sécurité de nos employés : tout va dans le bon sens. Et 2018 s’annonce pour êtreContinue reading

Midhani to Cut Reliance on Chinese Special Steels Imports (US)

Midhani, a Government of India enterprise under the Defence Ministry, produces special steel, super-alloys and is the sole manufacturer of titanium alloys in the country.

Hyderabad: The Mishra Dhatu Nigam (Midhani) Limited, a special grade metal maker, is looking at reducing dependency on China for the strategic metals used in defence products as it was facing issues over pricing and quality of imported materials, a top official of the PSU said. “There are issues in terms of pricing by Chinese companies on imports of some of the special grade metals used in making defence products. Apart from this, the quality of Chinese materials is also sometimes inferior,” city-based Midhani Chairman andContinue reading