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

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