Slovakian’s forgings company ZTS Metalurg under bankruptcy (US)

The company has focused since its establishment on products for use in the defence industry, ZTS METALURG, a.s. has many years of experience and a long tradition in the production of open and closed-die drop forgings as well as steel castings, cast steel and alloy steels.

The Czechoslovakian group decided to stop production at ZTS Metalurg in Dubenika Nad and Om. The company’s extinction ends on June 30 with more than 100 tribal employees. A spokesman for the news group Andrei Chirtak announced it. “Several dozen employees have the option to switch to Slovak company MSM Holdings, which is also part of the Czech group, or to Ostrava-based heavy machinery Vítkovice.Therefore, it is impossible to say exactly how Continue reading

Framatome invests €12.6 million on its site of Ugine and inaugurates its new VAR furnace

On Wednesday April 10, the new VAR furnace was inaugurated in the presence of government representatives, elected officials, partners from the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and employees. After two and a half years of work, the Ugine Framatome site (Fuel BU) is now equipped with an additional VAR (vacuum arc remelting) furnace and a new control cabin, allowing various site alloys to be melted using state-of-the art equipment.

“This investment of 12.6 million euros over four years is vital for the sustainability of our activities, serving our customers in the nuclear, aerospace and metallurgical industries,” commented Marc Lo Pizzo, Site Director. “I am proud of this investment, and the professionalism of the teams mobilized to complete this project. This new equipment is an additional way to meet our national and international customers’ needs, and will be a driver of progress and future development for Ugine and its 300 employees”

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POSCO Chairman visits overseas units (US)

POSCO Chairman Choi Jeong-woo, right, shakes hands with an employee at PT Krakatau POSCO in Indonesia, Monday. PT Krakatau is a steel mill set up jointly by POSCO and Indonesia’s PT Krakatau Steel. Courtesy of POSCO

POSCO Chairman Choi Jeong-woo embarked on a tour to the group’s overseas units in Southeast Asian countries, marking his first visit to the outside units as the steelmaking group’s chairman, POSCO said Tuesday. As the first destination of the trip, Choi visited PT Krakatau POSCO, a POSCO steel mill in Indonesia, on Monday and will stay overseas until Friday to drop by a rebar manufacturing body in Vietnam and a Myanmar gas field developed byContinue reading

La spectaculaire réussite d’Aperam Alloys (FR)

Spécialiste des alliages spéciaux, Apéram Alloys, à Imphy, est l’un des leaders mondiaux dans son domaine. Ils sont utilisés dans une quarantaine de pays. La société est nominée pour les Trophées des réussites 2019, dans la catégorie “international”. Rester compétitif sur le marché mondial. Tel est le défi permanent d’Apéram, spécialiste des aciers inoxydables, électriques et spéciaux. Des productions issues de minerais purs ou du recyclage de matériaux, à savoir les déchets des productions de l’entreprise elle-même ou d’autres clients. « Notre terrain de jeu, c’est le monde », insiste Frédéric Mattéi, directeur général de la division alliages et spécialités, et président d’Apéram Alloys Imphy. «

Kobe Steel to increase production capacity of steel powder plant (US)

February 7, 2019 – Kobe Steel, Ltd – TOKYO, February 7, 2019 — Kobe Steel, Ltd. plans to invest approximately 1.8 billion yen to increase the production capacity of its Steel Powder Plant in Takasago, Hyogo Prefecture in western Japan. The production capacity of steel powder products will increase to 110,000 metric tons per year, from the current 96,000 metric tons per year. Mass production is scheduled to begin in the April–June quarter of 2021. Kobe Steel’s steel powder products are mainly used in powder metallurgy to make automotive sintered parts such asContinue reading

Hindalco Industries eyes lithium to strengthen its aluminium business (US)

Hindalco Industries is eyeing lithium in the minor mineral space in order to strengthen its aluminium business. “Lithium is the closest to our (aluminium) business, and in India, there could be some opportunities in this minor mineral. We are watching. If we get an opportunity we will get into this minor mineral,” said Satish Pai, managing director of the company. The country’s largest aluminium producer has captive bauxite mines in Continue reading

Les nouveaux patrons d’Ascoval prennent possession de l’aciérie nordiste (FR)

Une nouvelle page se tourne pour le site de Saint-Saulve et ses de 281 salariés, qui doit désormais trouver de nouveaux clients à travers l’Europe et le monde.

Ils ont désormais les clés d’Ascoval. Vendredi 1er février, le groupe Altifort est entré en possession de l’aciérie de Saint-Saulve (Nord), près de Valenciennes. Après quarante-deux années passées dans le giron de Vallourec, et un an d’administration judiciaire, l’usine tourne une nouvelle page de son histoire. Elle s’annonce difficile. D’ailleurs, les salariés, touchés par le chômage partiel, en conviennent. Jeudi

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Spirit AeroSystems acquires Joule Form™ manufacturing process Press to efficiently form lightweight titanium parts by directing energy (US)

To minimize the cost and quality challenges associated with titanium forging and machining, Spirit developed Joule Form process. This capability enables Spirit to minimize waste and maximize value, while directing energy only where it is needed, thereby decreasing the cost of machined parts and minimizing the company’s carbon footprint.

St. Louis, MO – Beckwood Press Company, a leading manufacturer of custom hydraulic presses, and Kansas Oklahoma Machine Tools (KOMT), a prominent machinery distributor throughout the Midwest, recently delivered the first ever press with automated die change to Spirit AeroSystems for use in Spirit’s Joule Form™ manufacturing process. The Joule FormTM process is a proprietary method developed by Spirit for shaping metal parts at elevated temperatures in the fabrication of aerospace components.  Using the automated press systemContinue reading

Leader mondial de son secteur, cette PME de l’Isère prouve que la métallurgie a sa place en France (FR)

Winoa détient un savoir-faire unique dans la fabrication des grenailles abrasives. En plus de son site historique basé en Isère, le groupe possède onze usines dans le monde. Il souhaite désormais se développer en Chine et en Inde.