Hindalco plans to set up high-end aluminium plant for defence sector (US)

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Hindalco Industries Ltd, India’s biggest aluminium producer, hopes to set up a high-end alloy plate manufacturing unit for the country’s defence sector, managing director Satish Pai said in an interview on Tuesday. The project would need an overall investment of Rs2,000 crore and Hindalco is in talks with the government to evaluate if it can start it as a public-private partnership (PPP), Pai said. “We are talking to the ministry of defence for setting up more high-end alloy plate manufacturing in India… We are hoping for a pick-up in the defence sector,” Pai said. TheRead more

Gulfco Forge Company will be a division of Ellwood Group (US)

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Gulfco Forge Company — a manufacturer of open die forgings and rolled rings will be a division of Ellwood Group, Inc (EGI). EGI is a vertically integrated family-owned business founded in 1910 with 26 manufacturing locations all dedicated to producing and marketing high quality, engineered, heavy metal sections. The acquisition of Gulf Coast Machine & Supply Company’s assets will bring key synergies toRead more

WPI Launches New Center for Materials Processing Data (US)

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WPI partners with university and industry leaders to create better data and modeling techniques to support the automotive and aerospace industries

June 5, 2017 – Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has launched a new center that aims to dramatically improve data gathering and computer modeling techniques that will lead to the development of better equipment and materials used by the automotive and aerospace industries. Known as the Center for Materials Processing Data (CMPD), its members generate and manage time- and temperature-dependent material property data—formally called “transient data”— used in process modeling and simulation. Precise data is critical in theRead more

The first nanometrically-sized superelastic alloy (US)

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UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country’s researchers have explored superelasticity properties on a nanometric scale based on shearing an alloy’s pillars down to nanometric size

UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country’s researchers have explored superelasticity properties on a nanometric scale based on shearing an alloy’s pillars down to nanometric size. In the article published by the prestigious scientific journal Nature Nanotechnology, the researchers have found that below one micron in diameter the material behaves differently and requires much higher stress for it to be Read more

GKN Aerospace partners with Oak Ridge National Laboratory for large-scale additive manufacturing (US)

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GKN Aerospace, a British multinational aircraft and engine company, is partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to develop an additive manufacturing process for the production of large-scale titanium aerospace parts. Through the partnership, which comes in the form of a five-year research agreement, GKN Aerospace and ORNL are aiming toRead more

Eck Industries exclusively licenses cerium-aluminum alloy co-developed by ORNL (US)

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June 7, 2017 – OAK RIDGE, Tenn., and MANITOWOC, Wis., June 7, 2017—Wisconsin’s Eck Industries has signed an exclusive license for the commercialization of a cerium-aluminum (Ce-Al) alloy co-developed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory that is ideal for creating lightweight, strong components for advanced vehicles and airplanes. The patent-pending alloy was developed as part of DOE’s Critical Materials Institute (CMI) and makes use of cerium, the most abundant rare earth element. Cerium makes up as muchRead more

UK steel giant’s Liberty House investment could help to support 1,800 jobs (US)

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STEEL giant Liberty House has predicted that it will help to create around 1,800 jobs in the supply chain and regional economy as a result of investments in its Yorkshire operations. Jon Bolton, chief executive of Liberty Speciality Steels, said the business could start to work with more local suppliers who want to support the steel industry. Last month, Liberty formally completed a £100m deal to acquire the SpecialityRead more

AK Steel gets $1.8M award to develop next generation electrical steels (US)

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The new world-class AK Steel Research and Innovation Center opened in Middletown Friday, Apr. 7, 2017. (Credit Photo @ GREG LYNCH/STAFF – Journal News) 

AK Steel has accepted an award of up to $1.8 million from the U.S. Department of Energy under the Advanced Manufacturing Office’s Next Generation Electric Machines program to develop the next generation of advanced, non-oriented electrical steels (NOES) for motors used in a wide variety of industrial and automotive applications, including hybrid electric vehicles. The three-year project will be conducted inRead more

Châteauneuf: Industeel, le savoir-faire français à l’export (FR)

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Les partenaires commerciaux du monde entier ont pu suivre la fabrication complète d’une pièce dans les locaux d’Industeel, à Châteauneuf ( Credit Photo @ Sacha MARTINEZ –  Le Progrés)

En marge d’un séminaire organisé avec ses partenaires commerciaux, Industeel ouvrait les portes de son site de Châteauneuf, ce jeudi. À l’honneur : les blocs en acier. Un produit qui séduit au-delà de nos frontières et fait la renommée de l’entreprise. « Ce segment représente Read more

High pressure key to lighter, stronger metal alloys, Stanford scientists find (US)

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Simple alloys like the molten steel in this factory are usually composed of just one or two dominant metals. But a new Stanford study shows that high pressure could be used to control the final properties of advanced, high-entropy alloys that have five or more mixed metals. ( credit Photo@Shutterstock)

Subjecting complex metal mixtures called high-entropy alloys to extremely high pressures could lead to finer control over the arrangement of their atoms, which in turn can result in more desirable properties.

High pressure could be the key to making advanced metal mixtures that are lighter, stronger and more heat-resistant than conventional alloys, a new study by Stanford researchers suggests. Humans have been blending metals togetherRead more

Brunel University develops advanced aluminium for vehicles crash protection

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Industrial trials at Sarginsons Industries of the BCAST-developed high-performance cast aluminium alloy using a Jaguar Land Rover component.

Lightweight aluminium cars and trains will no longer need to rely on heavy steel bumper beams and crash boxes for impact protection, thanks to advanced aluminium alloys and casting techniques being perfected at Brunel University London.

The Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST), a global leader in metallurgical casting research, is working closely with foundry partner Sarginsons Industries and others on the development of high-performance cast aluminium alloys as part of the Lightweight Energy Absorbing Aluminium Structures for Transport Read more

La métallurgie en héritage (FR)

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Céline Gris a repris la direction de la société industrielle fondée par son père.

«Et pourquoi ce ne serait pas toi?» La question, lancée par son père en 2008 lors d’un déjeuner de famille, a changé le destin de Céline Gris. Francis Gris, fondateur de Gris Découpage en 1984, recevait alors déjà des candidats à qui céder son entreprise. «Je n’étais pas du tout prédestinée et il m’a fallu deux ans pour me décider», se remémore laRead more

l’Ecole des mines et de la métallurgie de Moanda ouvre ses portes au public (FR)

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Destinée à être une future référence en Afrique, l’Ecole des mines et de la métallurgie de Moanda (E3M) a ouvert, le 27 mai dernier, ses portes au public, après avoir accueilli, le 12 octobre 2016, sa première promotion d’étudiants. Près de 300 visiteurs, composés en majorité des étudiants de l’Université des sciences et techniques Read more

Un projet unique de récupération de chaleur sur le site ArcelorMittal de Saint-Chély-d’Apcher (FR)

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Le géant mondial de l’acier ArcelorMittal et le groupe de gestion de l’énergie Schneider Electric ont annoncé mardi le lancement d’un programme de récupération et de valorisation de la chaleur du site industriel du sidérurgiste, àSaint-Chély-d’Apcher, en Lozère.

Un projet unique de récupération de chaleur sur le site ArcelorMittal de Saint-Chély-d’Apcher

Ce projet, également porté par le financeur de programmes de chaleur renouvelable Kyotherm et la commune de Saint-Chély-d’Apcher, vise à récupérer la chaleur perdue par des fours de recuit d’acier du site d’ArcelorMittal,Read more

Le site lozérien d’ArcelorMittal mise sur l’acier électrique haut de gamme (FR)

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Le point avec le directeur, Gilles Hoffmann, après trois ans de fonctionnement de la nouvelle ligne dans l’usine de Saint-Chély d’Apcher.

“Notre plan stratégique a été écrit en 2015 jusqu’à l’horizon 2020. La plupart des constructeurs automobiles réfléchissent actuellement à une production à 2,3 ou 4 ans. Nous sommes beaucoup consultés, explique Gilles Hoffmann, le directeur du site de Saint-Chély-d’Apcher d’ArcelorMittal. Nous pensons que tout ça devrait payer en 2019 et après. Nous avons encore deux années difficiles.” Le site lozérien du géant de l’acier, historiquement, produisait de l’acier électrique pour des petits moteurs type électro-ménager. Depuis 2013 et l’inauguration d’uneRead more

Open Letter From 76 CEOs of the European Steel Industry (US)

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BRUSSELS, May 29, 2017

To the Heads of State and governments of the European Union,

We, the undersigned CEOs of the European steel industry, are writing to you ahead of the final negotiations on the reform of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). We agree that climate change is a critical issue that urgently needs to be addressed at international level, and we fully support efforts to reduce CO2 emissions cost effectivelyacross the whole EU economy. In the weeks ahead, you will have the final opportunity to shape an EU ETS that better addresses these objectives while preserving Europe’s steel industry and the millions of employees it supports. You can avoid burdening the sector with high costs that will constrict investment, or that will increase the risk of job losses and plant closures in the EU. The steel sector pulls its weight in lowering CO2 emissions. However, with technically unachievable steel benchmarks, the EU ETS legislation creates high carbon costs for even the bestRead more

Sidérurgie : «L’UE ne reconnaît pas notre travail», peste le président d’Eurofer (FR)

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Le patron des sidérurgistes européens est encore monté au créneau pour demander à l’Europe de prendre des mesures pour sauvegarder la compétitivité de l’industrie.

Mercredi à Bruxelles, lors de la septième édition de l’European Steel Day, Geert van Poelvoorde, président de l’European Steel Association (Eurofer), regroupant et défendant les intérêts des acteurs de l’industrie sidérurgique du Vieux Continent, a encore une fois souligné les dangers pour l’industrie que font peser les importations d’aciers chinois en Europe, malgré une année 2016 assez bonne pour l’acier européen qui a enregistré une augmentation deRead more

Pour ses 200 ans, Aubert et Duval Pamiers ouvre ses portes (FR)

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Les vendredi 16 et samedi 17 juin, l’entreprise Aubert et Duval fête ses 200 ans. Dans ce cadre, l’usine ouvre ses portes au public le samedi après-midi. La dernière fois que l’usine a ouvert ses portes au public, c’était il y a dix ans. À l’occasion de l’inauguration d’une presse de 40 000 tonnes. Et déjà, il y avait foule. Alors le 17 juin, après-midi, Aubert et Duval attend plusieurs milliers de personnes pour ses portes ouvertes. C’est pour cette raison que ceux qui Read more

Maghreb Steel renoue avec le succès et les performances (US)

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2016 s’est terminée avec 213 millions de dirhams d’Ebitda positif contre -260 MDH en 2014 et 70 % de parts de marché local, en ligne avec son business plan. Le chiffre d’affaires de cette société, qui a entrepris une restructuration totale, a atteint les 2,7 MMDH avec des volumes qui ont explosé.

Maghreb Steel a reçu début mai, la certification ISO TS 16 949. En effet, lors d’une cérémonie officielle, le Bureau Veritas a attribué le certificat en présence des représentants de Renault et notamment la Directrice des achats pour Read more

China’s defaulted Dongbei Steel owes banks $6.4 billion in credit (US)

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May 4 Zhang Zhaojun, deputy chief of China’s banking regulator in Dalian city, said at a news conference on Thursday:

  • The banking sector’s total credit exposure to Dalian-based, state-owned Dongbei Special Steel Group Co is more than 44 billion yuan ($6.38 billion).
  •  Bank branches in Dalian have 22.1 billion yuan in credit exposure to Dongbei Special Steel.
  •  Dongbei has been at the heart of troubles in China’s debt market, defaulting on nine separate bonds last year. It formally entered into a bankruptcy restructuring process in October.

(Beijing) — The banking sector’s total credit exposure to state-owned Dongbei Special Steel Group Co. Ltd. exceeds 44 billion yuan ($6.38 billion), the deputy chief of China’s banking regulator in Dalian said Thursday. Banks in the northeastern port city of Dalian in Liaoning province, where Dongbei is based, have about 22 billion yuan in creditRead more

Metalysis to co-develop aluminium-scandium alloy (US)

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Metalysis (or “the Company”), which has a disruptive technology for solid-state metals and novel alloys production, has signed a joint research and development programme (“the R&D Programme”) with an international partner, to co-create a high value aluminium-scandium alloy.

“Aluminium-scandium alloys are a huge subject of interest to Metalysis, and while their cost implications are well-known, so are their highly beneficial characteristics. The ‘unknown’ element of this picture is how disruptive technologies will traverse historic barriers to manufacturing these alloys, and this is exactly what we will address”.

Dion Vaughan, CEO of Metalysis

The R&D Programme will investigate the use of Metalysis’ electrochemical technology to provide a scandium-rich feedstock addition, supporting master alloy production. Aluminium-scandium alloys offer unique strength and light-weighting characteristics. They are of increasing demand among high specification manufacturing applications such Read more

Oxford Performance Materials Announces Commercial Launch of Nickel-Plated OXFAB®-Ni for Aerospace and Industrial Applications (US)

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SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., May 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. (OPM), a leader in advanced materials science and high performance additive manufacturing (HPAM™), today announced the commercial launch of nickel-plated OXFAB®–Ni, offering 3D-printed PEKK-based parts that replace high performance aluminum alloys for aerospace and industrial applications. OPM’s OXFAB® technology is ideallyRead more

Sandvik Materials Technology Intends to Divest the Welding and Stainless Wire Businesses (US)

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STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ –In order to further consolidate the product portfolio and improve its long term performance, Sandvik Materials Technology intends to divest parts of its wire operations.

  • To be divested: welding and stainless wire. These businesses are subject to intense competition and Sandvik Materials Technology does not hold a No. 1-2 market position. In 2016 the wire businesses, which are to be divested, generated total annual revenues of about 700 million SEK.
  • To remain in Sandvik Materials Technology: Kanthal wire for industrial heating etc. These businesses will be included in the Kanthal product area and are regarded as core businesses due to the strong market positions and growth potential. In 2016 operations now transferred into the Kanthal product area had annual revenues of about 800 million SEK.
 A charge of -450 million SEK related to the transaction will impact the result for the second quarter 2017. This is primarily impairments related to fixed assets. The cash flow impact from the transaction is expected to be positive. “The divestment of the welding and stainless wire businesses will make Sandvik Materials Technology more focused on its core operations; advanced stainless steels and special alloys for the most demanding industries. We will continue to develop our core businesses to ensure long term value creation. A new organizational structure is being created, effective as from 1 July 2017, whereby each product area will be responsible and accountable for the entire value chain and its results. The four new product areas will be Tube, Kanthal, Powder and Strip”, says Petra Einarsson, President of business area Sandvik Materials Technology.

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Creusot Forge : en pleine évolution (FR)

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En avril 2016, dans le cadre d’un audit qualité sur son site du Creusot, AREVA NP met en évidence des pratiques inacceptables dans la gestion des dossiers de fabrication. Un an plus tard, les équipes d’AREVA NP ont engagé l’identification et le traitement des anomalies des dossiers des fabrications passées du Creusot et mis en place le plan d’amélioration du site. Objectif : conforter la confiance de ses parties prenantes et positionner Creusot forge parmi les références mondiales de la forge nucléaire en matière de qualité et de performance.

Purger le passé : une démarche résolue d’analyse de l’ensemble des dossiers du Creusot

Début 2016, AREVA NP mène un audit qualité sur le site du Creusot faisant suite à la détection d’écarts méthodologiques dans la réalisation d’essais de traction au laboratoire du Creusot. Dans ce cadre, AREVA NP identifie des dossiers « barrés » : ces dossiers marqués de deux barres comportent des anomalies documentaires Read more

“Ségrégation carbone : retour sur les actions mises en œuvre” (FR)

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Retour, avec Nicolas Gillet, responsable du projet ségrégation carbone pour AREVA NP, sur le plan d’action mis en place pour remédier aux concentrations en carbone constatées sur certaines pièces de l’usine du Creusot.

Avant toute chose, qu’est-ce que la ségrégation carbone ?

Nicolas Gillet : La ségrégation du carbone dans les aciers est un phénomène naturel bien connu des métallurgistes et des forgerons. Il s’agit de la formation d’une hétérogénéité de composition chimique qui se crée dans les lingots lors de la phase de refroidissement. Élément essentiel des aciers, le carbone est recherché pour en augmenter la Read more

Novelis Enters Joint Venture with Kobe Steel in South Korea (US)

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Kobe Steel will partner with a major American aluminum producer to supply the Japanese company’s processing plants in China and elsewhere, bolstering output of the metal for use in automobiles as a lightweight steel alternative. The metals maker is expected to invest 30 billion yen to 40 billion yen ($263 million to $350 million) asRead more

Industeel La réalité virtuelle au service de la formation (FR)

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La réalité virtuelle au service de la formation

Suite à une présentation de l’enise sur les applications de la réalité virtuelle en entreprise, industeel à chateauneuf groupe ArcelorMital a souhaité étudier les possibilités en matière d’outils de formation, particulièrement sur des sujets « sécurité et process » dont les supports méritaient un réel rafraîchissement.

L’association d’un objectif d’entreprise et d’un savoir-faire scientifique

Patrick baert, responsable de la plateforme recherche, expérimentation et application en industrie de l’enise et damien guichard, responsable de l’atelier tôlerie d’industeel ont travaillé de concert pour la mise au point d’unRead more

Constellium celebrates the grand opening of its new plant for advanced aluminium automotive structures in White, Georgia (US)

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Constellium’s new plant in White, GA is dedicated to the production of advanced aluminium automotive structural components and crash management systems.

AMSTERDAM, May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Constellium N.V. (NYSE and Euronext Paris: CSTM) announced today the grand opening of its new plant in White, Georgia, dedicated to the production of advanced aluminium automotive structural components and crash management systems. The 135,000 sq. ft. facility is strategically located to supply automakers in the Southeast U.S. and may be expanded to 220,000 sq. ft. to meet customers’ supply needs Read more

Artificial Intelligence (AI) : Applications in Sheet Metal Forming (US)

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This book comprises chapters on research work done around the globe in the area of artificial intelligence (AI) applications in sheet metal forming. The first chapter offers an introduction to various AI techniques and sheet metal forming, while subsequent chapters describe traditional procedures/methods used in various sheet metal forming processes, and focus on the automation of those processes by means of AI techniques, such as KBS, ANN, GA, CBR, etc. Feature recognition and the manufacturability assessment of sheet metal parts, process planning, strip-layout design, selecting the type and size of die components, die modeling, and predicting die life are some of the mostRead more

Voestalpine CEO : “Digital revolution will not kill jobs”

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Focus : 

  • Voestalpine will need less and less “blue colars” and more and more data experts.
  • The new rolling mill in leoben will be drived by 2 employees and 15,000 sensors instead of 15 to 20 workers by shift for the old plant.
  • The Group digitalization transformation will take 15 years with no negative impacts on jobs 
  • “We will replace those who retire by ‘white-collar workers’.
  • Overs 50s, will be  managed to bring them to a reasonable pace until retirement
  • For those who are between 35 and 50, we must really qualify them
  • New digital disciplines will be created in the group

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Voestalpine-Chef Eder: Digitalisierung killt keine Jobs

Die voestalpine brauche zwar in dieser Zeit immer weniger “blue-collar workers”, dafür aber mehr Experten für Informationstechnologie

Die Digitalisierung schreitet zügig voran – Menschen werden zusehends durch Computer ersetzt. Bei der voestalpine fallen dabei aber laut Konzernchef Wolfgang Eder keine Jobs weg: “Es werden keine dramatischen Arbeitsplatzeffekte damit verbunden sein”, sagte er vor Read more