Future owner plans to increase Romanian steel plant’s capacity by one million tons (US)

British group Liberty House, the future owner of ArcelorMittal Galati, the biggest steel plant in Romania, plans to increase its production by 1 million tons by 2021/2022. The group also plans to invest in the primary and rolling facilities at the plant,Liberty House CEO Jon Bolton said in a meeting with deputy prime minister Viorel Stefan on Friday,October 26. The two officials also spoke about investments in education, research and design as well asContinue reading

Magellan becomes Aeromet A20X foundry licensee (US)

Magellan Aerospace (“Magellan”) and Aeromet International Ltd (“Aeromet”), have announced today that Magellan’s Haley, Ontario site has joined the global network of foundries licensed to manufacture cast parts using the advanced A20X™ aluminium alloy. Developed and patented by Aeromet in the UK, A20X™ is the world’s strongest aluminium casting alloy and is used in aerospace, defence, and space applications by major OEMs. Mike Continue reading

Taber Extrusions Announces New Extrusion Billet Casting Capacity (US)

Leading aluminum extruder Taber Extrusions announces the planned addition of 7”billet molds to their extrusion billet casting facility in Gulfport, MS. Taber’s addition of the 7” molds further enhances Taber’s existing offering of extruded aluminum billet products to Taber’s newly refurbished Gulfport Casthouse.

Taber Extrusions, LLC is announcing the planned addition of 7”billet molds to Taber’s existing extrusion billet casting facility in Gulfport, MS. Taber’s addition of the 7” molds further enhances Taber’s existing offering of extruded aluminum billet products to Taber’s newly refurbished Gulfport Casthouse. 7” extrusion log will be Continue reading

Wuxi Xingsheng Special Steel Co.,Ltd Announces Availability Of AISI Steel Portfolio (US)

From AISI 4140 steel to AISI 4340 steel and AISI 1045 steel, Wuxi Xingsheng Special Steel Co.,Ltd. supplies steel for forgings for many industries, including aerospace, agriculture, automotive, defense, oil and gas and others. AISI steel is known for its high impact resistance and superior heat treatment capabilities. Wuxi Xingsheng Special Steel Co.,Ltd maintains a significant portfolio of AISI steels with different specifications that have varied applications in different industries. Industrial clients can check their portfolio and can pick steels with custom specifications for different types of forgings. According to company spokesperson, customers can check their AISI 4140 steel, which is a low-alloy steel with only 1% Cr and Mo as the strengthening alloy elements. It has higher carbon content as compared with AISI 4130 steel and shows an excellent balance of strength and toughness. The spokesperson reveals

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Aubert & Duval to showcase high performance metals at Professional MotorSport WorldExpo (US)

Aubert & Duval offers a range of high-performance materials and other solutions for motorsports (Courtesy Aubert & Duval)

Aubert & Duval, Paris, France, will showcase its range of high performance metals for the motorsport and automotive markets at the Professional MotorSport WorldExpo, to be held in Köln, Germany, November 7–9, 2018. The company supplies metal powders and HIPed parts, as well as bar products and die forgings. Its range includes high-speed steels, nickel and cobalt base alloys, titanium alloys and stainless steels. Among its offerings are Continue reading

Industeel mise sur le «Savoir Faire» et le «Savoir Fier» de ses employés (FR)

Quand on travaille à l’aciérie ou à la tôlerie, on ne sait pas forcément pour qui. Alors ce jeudi, Industeel a rassemblé et mélangé ses employés et donné la parole à ses spécialistes marketing des aciers spéciaux. 

Il y a une chance sur deux pour que les voitures du Président de la République soit blindée avec des aciers «made in Creusot» élaborés par Industeel, groupe ArcelorMittal. Une chance sur deux pour la voiture présidentielle, mais aussi pour tout ce qui concerne les protections blindées. Notamment pour l’armée française. C’est une des applications des aciers spéciaux élaborés au Creusot que la direction d’Industeel a voulu montrer à ses employés, jeudi 18 octobre à L’arc. Deux grosses vagues d’employés ont investi le petit théâtre de L’arc. Notamment des employés venus de l’aciérie du Breuil ou de la tôlerie. Cédric Chauvy, directeur de l’établissement du Creusot, est Continue reading

ATI and NLMK Sign Carbon Steel Hot-Rolling Conversion Agreement (US)

Allegheny Technologies announced Thursday it has signed an agreement with NLMK USA to process its steel on ATI’s hot-rolling mill in Harrison. NLMK USA, a subsidiary of a Russian steel company, has production sites in Indiana and Pennsylvania. It produces flat-rolled steel used in manufacturing, and supplies steel coils to the construction, automotive, pipe and tube, and heavy equipment industries in the United States. The agreement for ATI to hot-roll NLMK’s carbon steel slabs into coils runs through December 2019. “Slab shipments to ATI will begin immediately and increase to anticipated production levels in the first quarter of 2019,” ATI said in a release. Neither company is disclosing the dollar value of the agreement, ATI spokeswoman Natalie Gillespie said. ATI’s $1.1 billion steel mill is now Continue reading

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