Originally part of the Purdue University Calumet campus in Hammond, Inland Steel moved its research and development facility to Cline Avenue and Columbus Drive in East Chicago, a few miles south of its steel mill in Indiana Harbor, 50 years ago. At the time, the steel company’s researchers didn’t have computers or even calculators. They did all the math by hand. Today about 200 scientists and researchers work on state-of-the-art technologies in 25 different laboratories in Skidmore, Owings & Merrill-designed buildings on a 49-acre dune- and swale-lined campus. It’s a key research facility that develops new grades of steel and ways to improveContinue reading
This book details aluminum alloys with special focus on the aluminum silicon (Al‐Si) systems – that are the most abundant alloys second only to steel. The authors include a description of the manufacturing principles, thermodynamics, and other main characteristics of Al‐Si alloys. Principles of processing, testing, and in particular applications in the Automotive, Aeronautical and Aerospace fields are addressed. Discusses aluminum silicon alloy selection, manufacturing, applications with particular attention to the issues of mechanical properties and Continue reading
The Aditya Birla Group could decide to pursue an acquisition through Novelis, a unit of Kumar Mangalam Birla’s Mumbai-listed Hindalco Industries, people familiar with the matter said.
Kumar Mangalam Birla is evaluating possible bids for Constellium and Aleris as his conglomerate seeks to grow its aluminium operations overseas.
Mumbai/London: Indian billionaire Kumar Mangalam Birla is evaluating possible bids for Constellium NV and Aleris Corp. as his conglomerate seeks to grow its aluminium operations overseas, people with knowledge of the matter said. Deliberations are at an early stage, and Aditya Birla Group hasn’t yet decided whether to proceed with Continue reading
In 1991, Semiatin accepted a position as a research leader in Metals Processing at the Air Force Materials Laboratory, the predecessor to today’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. In this capacity, he and his team explored the mechanical response, microstructure evolution and workability of diverse materials such as titanium alloys, superalloys, intermetallic alloys and steels during thermomechanical and solidification processing.
A senior scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate will receive the prestigious 2018 ASM International Albert Sauver Achievement Award in fall 2018. Dr. Sheldon “Lee” Semiatin, the Air Force Senior Scientist for Materials Processing and Processing Science, will be recognized for significant Continue reading
Dans un monde 100% véhicule électrique, la demande de lithium serait multipliée par trente, celle de cobalt par vingt. Pour y répondre, les mines manquent.
En février dernier, le tout petit marché du cobalt a connu une agitation sans précédent. En quelques semaines, des investisseurs avertis ont fait main basse sur plusieurs milliers de tonnes de ce minerai essentiel pour fabriquer notamment les batteries au lithium des voitures électriques, s’emparant de l’équivalent de 17% de la productionContinue reading
Ein Stahlwerk, viele Chancen und ein gewaltiges Problem
Die Zukunft des Verbrennungsmotors ist zurzeit in aller Munde. Präzisionsteile dafür sind das Kerngeschäft der BGH Edelstahl. Die Lugauer bleiben in dieser Sache aber entspannt. Sorgen bereitet eine ganz andere Herausforderung. Lugau. Das BGH Edelstahlwerk in Lugau fertigt Präzisionsdrähte und Stabstahl. Beispielsweise Ventilstäbe für Einspritzsysteme von Verbrennungsmotoren. Diese Zulieferungen für die AutomobilindustrieContinue reading
The U.S. International Trade Commission opened an investigation into titanium sponge from Japan and Kazakhstan on Friday after Titanium Metals Corp. argued unfair trade practices threatened the lone remaining U.S. producer of the valuable metal’s initial processed form. Titanium Metals, or Timet, asked the U.S. government to impose anti-dumping duties of 31 to 69 percent on various producers in Japan and 33 percent on Kazakhstan’s lone producer, Ust-Kamenogorsk Titanium Magnesium Plant JSC. It also wants a countervailing duty on UKTMP over allegedContinue reading
In a meeting which took place today, the Supervisory Board of Saarstahl AG agreed to invest an amount of 100 million euros in a new continuous casting plant.
Saarstahl was the first manufacturer worldwide to apply the technology of mechanical soft reduction (MSR) in casting formats of 150 mm x 150 mm. The highly complex MSR technology improves the inner microstructure of the stee
The company operates a total of four continuous casting plants in the steelmaking plant. Here, hot liquid metal is cast into so-called billets.This primary material is then further processed in the rolling mills. The new five-strandContinue reading
The Supervisory Board of Saarschmiede GmbH Freiformschmiede agreed in its meeting today to accept the restructuring concept presented by the Management Board. Now the Supervisory Board of Saarstahl AG has to agree to the planned restructuring of the company in its meeting on 7th September 2017.
Saarschmiede (Forge) is suffering as a result of the difficult market situation in the energy sector and under the weak oil and gas market (see the review of the market situation below). Competition on the markets hasbecome increasingly intense and therefore prices have come under enormous pressure. “The restructuring of Saarschmiede is necessary as a result of the continued extremely tense situation regarding both utilisation of capacity and theContinue reading
These fascinating glimpses of the past were intriguing, but then I realised one of them was related to my own research interest in armaments. The image is undoubtedly of the Gun Shop at Vickers’ River Don Works, the modern-day site of Sheffield Forgemasters. Vickers were the only one of the Sheffield armaments companies – which included the well-known names of John Brown, Cammell Laird, Thomas Firth and Hadfields – to produce finished Continue reading