Stahlwerk Bous GmbH to Publish Dust Emission on Internet (German)


Minister Reinhold Jost (links), Frank Koch (Mitte), Vorsitzender der Geschäftsführung der Georgsmarienhütte Holding, und Jürgen Loh, Geschäftsführer der Stahlwerk Bous, begutachteten die neu Anlage im Stahlwerk.

Bei einer Betriebsbesichtigung überzeugte sich Umweltminister Reinhold Jost von der Leistungsfähigkeit der neuen Entstaubungsanlage im Stahlwerk Bous. Mit Kosten von insgesamt 14 Millionen Euro handelt es sich bei der neuen Entstaubungsanlage um eine der größten Einzelinvestitionen in den Umweltschutz am StahlwerksstandortRead more

Mettis is investing £25m to support growing orders (US)

Forging components using our 12,500 tonne press

We’re reaching the advanced stages of a £25 million investment programme in response to the growing number of orders from leading aerospace customers around the world. We were recently awarded, for example, a multi-million pound contract to supply structural wing components for one of the most popular commercial, single-aisle aircraftRead more

Fort Wayne Metals acquires G&S Titanium (US)

Fort Wayne Metals has completed its acquisition of Ohio-based G&S Titanium. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed, however the company says G&S will remain in its current facilities and operate under the G&S Bar and Wire LLC brand. The Allen County-based company says the acquisition will allow it to better serve customers with new products and capabilities. G&S specializes in titanium and specialty alloy wire and barRead more

Bodycote confirms European expansion in hot isostatic pressing (US)

Bodycote, the world’s largest provider of heat treatment and specialist thermal processing services, is pleased to announce that its Sint Niklaas, Belgium, Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) location will take delivery of a new “Mega-HIP” unit which will be operational by the end of 2018. The new high pressure, high temperature Mega-HIP is Nadcap capable to meet the growing demand of the European aerospace market over the next five years and beyond. ThisRead more

New research yields super-strong aluminum alloy (US)

Purdue postdoctoral research associate Sichuang Xue, at left, and doctoral student Qiang Li, prepare a sample for research to create super-strong aluminum alloys. (Credit Photo-Purdue University image/Marshall Farthing)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Researchers have demonstrated how to create a super-strong aluminum alloy that rivals the strength of stainless steel, an advance with potential industrial applications. “Most lightweight aluminum alloys are soft and have inherently low mechanical strength, which hinders more widespread industrial application,” said Xinghang Zhang, a professor in Purdue University’s School of Materials Engineering. “However, high-strength, lightweight aluminum alloys with strength comparable to stainless steels would revolutionize the automobile and Read more

La famille Schneider: l’alliance du canon et de l’éprouvette (FR)

La société Schneider, fondée en 1836, par les frères Schneider, Eugène et Alphonse, constitue à nos yeux un paradigme pertinent, bien entendu au regard des rapports entre science, militaire et industrie, mais aussi parce que les débuts de l’entreprise Schneider (entre 1836 et 1918) sont le reflet de transformations fondamentales du capitalisme industriel qui se met alors en place en tant que norme dominante d’accumulation :

  1. Industrialisation et accroissement de l’échelle de production

La seconde moitié du XIXème siècle est marquée par des progrès techniques considérables réalisés dans la métallurgie et la sidérurgie. A partir du charbon, une nouvelle industrie se développe symbolisée par le chemin de fer. La machine à vapeur constitue une puissante source d’énergie à la fois dans le domaine du transport (terrestre et maritime), mais aussi pour actionner les machines de la grande entreprise naissante. La puissance de la machine à Read more

New “Super Strong” Barrel Steel Released by Aubert & Duval (US)

A leading supplier of firearm steels, Aubert & Duval has over 65 years’ experience in this defense market segment. It serves the weapon manufacturing sector through both button riffling and hammer forging processes. For gun barrels  application, Aubert & Duval offers two martensitic grades achieving the best high strength / toughness compromise on the market : GKH® and ARMAD®  (CrMoV martensitic steel grade)

French steelmaker Aubert & Duval have announced a new high purity steel alloy that could allow future firearms barrels to be stronger, be tougher, and last longer. The steel, called “ARMAD”, is a 3% chromoly steel made with a similar composition to their GKH® (33CrMoV12-9) steel used for small arms barrels, such as those used on the FAMAS rifle. Where ARMAD® differs is in how it is Read more

Engine casing made from titanium for an Airbus A380 by Arconic Nevada (US)

Arconic workers make a engine casing made from titanium for an Airbus A380. The metal is heated to 1,750 degrees Fahrenheit. The machine is applying 400 tons of pressure to expand the ring from just more than 7 feet across to just under 10 feet

A Verdi company is responsible for building a critical part for jet engines that play a key role in keeping passengers and crews safe as they travel through the air.  It makes the part of the engine called the casing, which is the outer layer surrounding the blades and other equipment used push the aircraft forward through the air. The parts are made west of Reno in Verdi at Arconic. The parts made in northern Nevada are designed to be light enough to give aircraft as much lift as possible, but strong enough to contain a potential catastrophe within the engine’s compartment to protect the jet’s main body and travelers inside. “Our parts go on the largest commercial airliners in the world and the most advanced military fighter planes,” says Arconic Planet Manager Mark Quattrin. Like theRead more

Machining Titanium Aluminide at AeroEdge (US)

Kazuhiro Mizuta (left), chief technical officer, and Jun Morinishi, president and CEO, stand on the factory floor at AeroEdge’s plant in Ashikaga, Japan. AeroEdge is one of only two manufacturers in the world producing titanium aluminite LPT blades for the LEAP engine, an achievement made possible through highly customized equipment.

Japanese manufacturer AeroEdge has had success in machining turbine blades from challenging TiAl through a combination of customized VMCs and cutting tools designed in house.

AeroEdge is a young company in more ways than one. Registered in 2015, the business is staffed by some 70 employees with an average age of just 32, although the startup is actually a subsidiary of Kikuchi Gear, a traditional Japanese heavy-industry company with strong ties to the automotive industry as well as experience in providing a range of aerospace parts for large OEMs. AeroEdge was launched with a more specific mission: the manufacture of next-generation aerospace parts. The subsidiary has just one major customer, Safran, and is focused primarily on the manufacture of LPT blades with some R&D work mixed in. It’s unusual for a small to medium-size manufacturer likeRead more

Voestalpine: Böhler companies with new name and visual appearance (US)

The three Division companies based in Styria, in which over 3,600 employees generated a total revenue of around EUR 1 billion in the business year 2016/17, are now operating as voestalpine BÖHLER Edelstahl GmbH & Co KG (formerly: BÖHLER Edelstahl GmbH & Co KG), voestalpine BÖHLER Aerospace GmbH & Co KG (formerly: BÖHLER Schmiedetechnik GmbH & Co KG), and voestalpine BÖHLER Bleche GmbH & Co KG (formerly: BÖHLER Bleche GmbH & Co KG)

The Styrian production companies in the High Performance Metals Division of the voestalpine Group—up to now BÖHLER Edelstahl GmbH & Co KG, BÖHLER Schmiedetechnik GmbH & Co KG (both in Kapfenberg), and BÖHLER Bleche GmbH & Co KG (in Mürzzuschlag)—are to include the word “voestalpine” in their company namesRead more

Finnish F/A-18 makes first flight with 3D-printed Inconel 625 part (US)

Patria’s F/A-18 engine part is made of Inconel 625. Developed in the 1960s, the nickel-based superalloy is renowned for its performance at elevated temperatures. As such, the material has become invaluable to rocket makers, shipbuilders and chemical processors alike. Details of the exact metal 3D printing process used to make the part has not so far been disclosed. But as a project now two years in development it is likely that a well established additive manufacturing method, such as selective laser melting (SLM), was used in the process.

Finland’s first 3D-printed aircraft engine part had its maiden flight on 5 January 2018. The part has been installed in the F/A-18 Hornet fighter. Patria has been working on the manufacturing process for 3D-printed parts over the last two years, the Finnish company said on Thursday, January 18. The part was designed in accordance with the MDOA approval granted to Patria and was manufactured from the Inconel 625 superalloy. MDOA approval refers to Read more

ATI to Supply Titanium for Military Vehicle Maker (US)

Allegheny Technologies Inc. said Thursday it signed two agreements with General Dynamics Land Systems to supply titanium plate for the Abrams tank (U.S.) and AJAX specialist vehicle (United Kingdom). Revenue from the pricing agreements is to total about $75 million combined over the contract periods, which end in 2019 and 2021. CEO Rich Read more

Internal Top Management Conflict Threats the Taiwanese Speciality Alloys Maker GLORIA (US)

A boardroom battle is brewing at Gloria Material Technology Corp (GMTC, 榮剛), the nation’s largest specialty alloys manufacturer, as the company’s major shareholder escalates a push for new seats on the board. The ownership fight is likely to have a negative impact on Taiwan’s alloys industry, company spokesman Chang Shih-feng (張世豐) told a news conference yesterday, referring to a potential reduction in client orders. GMTC might lose the trust of its global customers if company chairman Chen Hsing-shih (陳興時) steps down because of the boardroom dispute, Chang Read more

Metalcam is under the threat of bankruptcy (Italian)

According to the Italian newspaper Milano Finanzache  Metalcam the Italian special steels and forgings maker is under the threat of bankruptcy.  Metalcam is the last industrial participation of Carlo Tasara owned by Romain Zaleski.  The company is considering filling the article 161 of the Italian law to prevent bankruptcy at the Brescia court. Metalcam was not able yet to deposit its financial statements for 2016.  Metalcam sales decreased from M€ 103  to M€ 85 between 2014 and 2015 and the net profit decreased from M€ 11.5 to M€ 1.6 between 2014 and 2015.  Metalcam  debt was evaluated at M€ 196.7 included M€ 152 payable to banks. 



MILANO (MF-DJ)–Strada in salita per Metalcam, l’azienda metallurgica rimasta l’unica partecipazione industriale della Carlo Tassara di Romain Zaleski. Qualche giorno fa, scrive MF, il presidente Giorgio Alberti ha tenuto una Read more

LISI : annonce un investissement industriel de 110 millions d’euros (FR)

Forges de Bologne fabrique pour l’aéronautique, des structures (hublots, pièces de plancher, supports de sièges, trains d’atterrissage etc.) et des aubes de turbines pour les moteurs d’avion. © Forges de Bologne.

LISI poursuit la transformation du site des Forges de Bologne (Haute-Marne) engagée en janvier 2016. Ainsi, l’équipementier aéronautique et automobile confirme la construction d’une nouvelle usine sur le Parc Plein’Est de la communauté d’agglomération de Chaumont, pour l’ensemble des activités du site actuel de Bologne. CetRead more

Pratt & Whitney adds nanoparticules to its nickel based superalloys to make engine components (US)

Alan Epstein, Pratt & Whitney’s vice president for Technology & Environment :  ” To create light and resilient engines, Pratt & Whitney has added nanoparticles to its engine materials. Nickel-based superalloys – materials made of different metals mixed together to improve strength – are used to make engine components ” 

Creating lighter yet powerful engines is just one way the aviation industry is trying to reduce its environmental impact.

Imagine how much cleaner the air would be if 3 million cars were taken off the roads in your city. A hint: Banning just half of Beijing’s 3.3 million cars before the 2008 Olympics cleared its skyline within a few days. The world’s skies may clear in an equally dramatic fashion if the aviation industry could succeed in cutting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions through more efficient engines, sustainable fuel and use of carbon credits. In a recent interview with Eco-Business, Alan Epstein, Pratt & Whitney’s vice president for Technology & Environment, calculates that yearly emissions equivalent to CO2 released by 3 million cars could be avoided if all 8,000+ of Pratt & Whitney’s Read more

Uddeholm secures a large order for the north-american market (Swedish)

Uddeholm ska under tre år leverera delar till den nordamerikanska bilindustrin. Hur mycket ordern är värd är hemligt, men den omnämns som betydande för bolaget.Read more

Outstanding metallurgist Tresa Pollock receives three major professional honors (US)

UC Santa Barbara’s Alcoa Professor of Materials, Tresa M. Pollock, has been honored with three separate awards from The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) — two for outstanding long-term contributions to the field of materials science and one for service to the professional society. “I am deeply honored that my materials colleagues

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Sanjeev Gupta, le milliardaire qui relance les sites sidérurgiques en crise (FR)

Le groupe de Sanjeev Gupta est un des candidats à la reprise d’Ascometal. Depuis 2013, l’homme a enchaîné les acquisitions de sites sidérurgiques en difficulté en Grande-Bretagne et en Australie.

Le nom ne vous dira rien. GFG Alliance est l’un des quatre candidats à la reprise du français Ascometal . Malgré un chiffre d’affaires de 13 milliards de dollars (10,7 milliards d’euros) et 11.000 salariés, le conglomérat est peu connu en France. Son dirigeant, le milliardaire anglo-indien, Sanjeev Gupta, a pourtant fait une entrée fracassante

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Schmolz et Bickenbach serait prêt à reprendre le site de Fos-sur-Mer (FR)

Selon le REPUBLICAIN LORRAIN  le groupe suisse a décidé d’intégrer le site de Fos-sur-Mer et renforce son offre de reprise du géant français des aciers spéciaux, en redressement judiciaire depuis le 22 novembre.

Le match vient-il de se rééquilibrer entre l’anglo-indien Liberty Steel et Schmolz-et-Bickenbach (S + B) pour la reprise d’Ascométal ? Le groupe suisse (135 M€, dont 64 M€ dans l’outil de production sur 4 ans) est particulièrement convaincant et clair dans sa stratégie de bâtir un poids-lourd européen des aciers spéciaux. Autre atout : sa présence sur le territoire français avec Ugitech, en Savoie. Ses grandes faiblesses résident dans le social (seulement 833 salariés repris) et la fermeture des sites de Fos-sur-Mer et la joint-venture Ascoval (Saint-Saulve) passée par pertes et profits. Comme Liberty Steel, S + B ferme l’aciérie de Hagondange d’ici fin 2019. Enfin, le laminoir des Dunes doit également fermer dès 2019. Selon nos informations, S + B améliore son offre de reprise et vaRead more

Dillinger Hütte and Saarland University Study how to improve the quality of the heavy steel plates (German)

Forscher der Saar-Uni entschlüsseln Geheimnisse in der Zusammensetzung des Werkstoffes. Kooperation mit der Dillinger Hütte läuft weiter

Was haben all diejenigen, die vor Weihnachten mit Begeisterung Plätzchen backen mit Stahlkochern der Dillinger Hütte gemeinsam? Doktorandin Lena Eisenhut von der Universität des Saarlandes beschreibt es treffend: Die Suche Read more

Metal Powder 3D Printing Guide (US)

Addressing metal-only technologies, the co-authors (Adeline Riou of Aubert & Duval and Claus Aumund-Kopp of Fraunhofer IFAM) discuss laser-beam melting, electron-beam melting, binder-jetting and directed energy deposition systems, citing examples from such manufacturers as Arcam, Concept Laser, Digital Metal, EOS, ExOne, Renishaw, SLM Solutions, Optomec, Trumpf and more.

Striking a balance between overview and technical details, “Introduction to Additive Manufacturing Technology: A Guide for Designers and Engineers” ( explains metal additive manufacturing (AM/3D printing). It comes from a working group within the European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA), known as the European Additive ManufacturingRead more

Dual-use ventures help start-up to create 3D printing entire rocket with high performance alloys (US)

Using 3-D printing technologies and proprietary alloys,  will generate entire rockets. Automating rocket manufacturing would result in comparatively low-cost, high-performance spacecraft operational much faster than today’s rockets – Ellis estimates 60 days, in contrast to the 12 to 18 months it currently takes. And the efficiency doesn’t end there.

Five rapidly growing companies pitched their business models on Nov. 30 to a room of senior military officers and investors, including Gen. (ret.) David Petraeus, at this fall’s “Real Deal @ USC” at the Marina Del Rey Hotel. “This is a wonderful opportunity for us to highlight all the interesting things we do here at USC in the area of innovation and commercialization,” said Yannis Yortsos, dean of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and host of the event. The “Real Deal @ USC” fosters connections between entrepreneurs, investors, and other stakeholders who can accelerate Read more

Algérie : montée en puissance de la production métallurgique (FR)

En Algérie, les importations des principaux produits sidérurgiques ont atteint un montant global de 36,4 milliards dollars sur les 6 dernières années. 

L’Etat algérien prévoit porter de sa production sidérurgique à 12 millions de tonnes par an à l’horizon 2020, contre une production actuelle avoisinant les 2,5 millions de tonnes. L’accélération de la hausse de la production résulterait de l’entrée en exploitation des projets publics et privés déjà en cours. L’Algérie serait sur la voie de décupler la production de son industrie sidérurgique. D’après le ministre algérien de l’Industrie et des mines, Youcef Yousfi, la production sidérurgique Read more

China’s Hesteel to boost steel output in Serbia in 2018 (US)

BELGRADE (Serbia), December 18 (SeeNews) – The Serbian president’s office said on Monday China’s Hesteel aims to increase the output of steel mill Zelezara Smederevo to 1.8 million tonnes of steel in 2018 from 1.5 million tonnes this year. The company expects the revenue of ZelezaraRead more

New Logo for GMH Gruppe (German)

Georgsmarienhütte. Die Unternehmen Stahlwerk Georgsmarienhütte GmbH, Blankstahl GmbH, Recycling GmbH, Akademie GmbH und Systems GmbH – alles Unternehmen der GMH Gruppe – zeigen sich seit Kurzem mit einem neuen Erscheinungsbild.

Wie an allen Unternehmensstandorten der GMH Gruppe wurden die Logos auch auf dem Gelände in GMHütte ausgetauscht. Ab sofort bilde der individuelle Standortname eine Einheit mit der GMHRead more

United States produced 90.1 million tons of steel in 2017 (US)

A bar of steel makes its way through the 80″ hot strip mill at AcerlorMittal Indiana Harbor on its way to becoming a coil of steel. The United States produced 90.1 million tons of steel in 2017, a 4.3 percent increase over the output from 2016. (Credit photo @  Viktor Mácha /

The United States produced about 90.1 million tons of steel in 2017, a 4.3 percent increase over the previous year. reat Lakes steel production, however, plunged to 594,000 tons of steel in the last full week of the year that ended Dec. 30, closing the door on 2017 with a steep drop of 7 percent. Steel Read more

China to ‘strictly’ ban any new steelmaking capacity in 2018 (US)

BEIJING, Jan 4 (Reuters) – China will continue to “unswervingly” cut existing steel capacity and “strictly” ban the launch any new steelmaking facilities in 2018, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said in a statement late on Wednesday. “We will strictlycapacity  forbid any new steel capacity to be launched…and make sure all outdated steel is eliminated and

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IBC and NioCorp Produce first ingot of Aluminum-Scandium Alloys (US)

The ingots, representing a range of scandium content, will now undergo chemical analysis and other metallurgical testing to confirm the microstructure and performance of the alloys.  This testing is the basis for commercializing Aluminum-Scandium alloys. “I am very pleased with the successful execution by Chris Huskamp and his team of this initial production campaign, and we Read more

Cogne Acciai Speciali Adjusts its Strategy for Growth (Italian)

To adjust its strategy for growth, Italian Special Steels maker Cogne Acciai Speciali will focus mainly on : quality, diversification and human resources. Cogne recruited 62 workers in 2017 and wants to recruit 30 workers in 2018.  Cogne closed the 2017 fiscal year with a increased turnover of  €490 million against €403 million in 2016. The volume increased slightly from 164,000 tons in 2016, to 172,000 tons in 2017. For 2018 Cogne expects a turnover of €520 million and a production of 177,000 tons.Read more