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Engineering Steels
Steel association promotes green manufacturing in China, recognises opposing challenges
Engineering Steels : 24 November, 2013
The World Steel Association (Worldsteel) has co-hosted with the China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Automotive Industry Committee (CCPIT-Auto) a major one-day conference on "Green Manufacturing, the Future of Steel and Automotive".
 
UK rail order helps secure Tata Steel's Scunthorpe site
Engineering Steels : 25 October, 2013
Tata Steel has won a contract to supply rail track and steel sleeper plate to Network Rail for at least five years. Network Rail, the company set up to operate and maintain Britain’s rail infrastructure, has chosen to source more than 95% of its rail from Tata Steel until 2019, with the option to extend this until 2024.
 
AHSS steel structures can eliminate weight gap against aluminium for car bodies, claims research study
Engineering Steels : 19 April, 2013
The latest in a continuing series of research studies strongly suggest that steel auto body structures in the near future can be as lightweight as today’s aluminium bodies, while meeting all crash performance standards and at comparable cost of current steel structures. The studies also address critical manufacturing challenges, showing that car makers can form and fabricate sophisticated steel designs, thus accelerating implementation of this technology into production vehicles.
 
Global steel price jumps in January by three percentage points
Engineering Steels : 28 January, 2010
While a flurry of mill price hike announcements in December has translated into substantially higher transaction values for business recently settled in the US, the weak currency should help to keep overseas material at bay for some time to come.
 
Average steel price in developing markets is pushed hire by raw materials costs
Engineering Steels : 27 January, 2010
The steel market activity is reviewed in a range of markets in the developing world, including Turkey, UAE, India, South Africa, Brazil, Mexico, the CIS and the Ukraine.
 
Steel prices in northern Europe show modest upward trend
Engineering Steels : 22 January, 2010
While the Flat Products market in Northern Europe got off to a slow start in 2010, the situation for Long Products looks a little more positive.
 
New bandsaw blade tipping material developed for Sandvik's Multishift
Engineering Steels : 09 April, 2007
A new tipping material for bandsaw and framesaw blades has been developed by Kock GmbH Zerspanungstechnik, Sandvik Steel
 
New Kanthal heating element system used in forehearth redesign
Engineering Steels : 08 April, 2007
Heating specialists Kanthal, a product area within Sandvik Materials Technology, has supplied Superthal heating modules, fitted with Kanthal Super CS elements, as part of a forehearth redesign project in a major glass plant.
 
Nickel coated stainless steel spring wire opens up new design opportunities
Engineering Steels : 07 April, 2007
Sandvik Materials Technology offers spring makers many benefits from its extensive wire manufacturing and nickel coating capability for stainless steel spring wire. A combination of improved coiling, enhanced wire processing characteristics and production advantages provide spring makers increased productivity and opens up new spring design opportunities.
 
Sandvik develops welding consumables package for the nuclear industry
Engineering Steels : 06 April, 2007
Sandvik Materials Technology has developed a complete package of welding products for joint and overlay welding of Alloy 690 (Sandvik Sanicro 69), a nickel-chromium-iron alloy used in the construction of steam generators in nuclear power plants.
 
Sandvik uses strip making expertise for doctor blades
Engineering Steels : 05 April, 2007
Sandvik Materials Technology has used its steel melting and strip producing expertise to optimize the material properties for doctor blades for gravure and flexographic printing and is helping doctor blade manufacturers increase productivity in the printing industry.
 
New cutting and creasing rules launched
Engineering Steels : 04 April, 2007
Continuous product improvement by Sandvik
 
Sandvik
Engineering Steels : 03 April, 2007
As sawmills move towards higher speed machines in order to boost productivity, Sandvik Materials Technology is meeting the market demands for better performing bandsaw blades with the introduction of Sandvik Durashift, a higher tensile strength, but at the same time
 
Sandvik strengthens its position in spring wire market
Engineering Steels : 02 April, 2007
Stainless steel wire for the manufacture of springs has gained considerable ground over, for example, copper and unalloyed steel and even plastic in some cases. Good mechanical properties, corrosion resistance, long life, appearance and environmental friendliness in terms of its ability for recycling, have all combined to increase consumption of stainless steel, particularly for small diameter wire.
 
Talley Metals announces change to surcharge mechanism
Engineering Steels : 19 February, 2007
Talley Metals, a subsidiary of Carpenter Technology Corporation announced that it is changing its surcharge mechanism to increase the nickel premium component to $.38/lb.
 
Micro-Melt Maxametalloy, a premium high speed steel made by powder metallurgy
Engineering Steels : 18 February, 2007
Micro-Melt Maxametalloy, a premium high speed steel made by powder metallurgy, is the first in a new series of PM steels from Carpenter Technology Corp., Reading, PA, designed to bridge the hardness gap between high speed steel and cemented carbide.
 
This stamping die assembly is a typical application for Carpenter's new Micro-Melt PD#1 alloy
Engineering Steels : 17 February, 2007
Carpenter Micro-Melt PD #1 alloy, a new premium grade made by powder metallurgy, may be considered for many types of cold work tooling applications that require a combination of wear resistance and good toughness.
 
New wire coating for all heading alloys has been designed to perform with high efficiency
Engineering Steels : 16 February, 2007
A new wire coating for all heading alloys has been designed to perform with high efficiency, improve heading tool life and eliminate the cost and environmental problems associated with the emission and disposal of nitric acid used in copper cleaning operations.
 
New specialty alloy candidate for fracture fixation devices and implanted orthopedic devices
Engineering Steels : 15 February, 2007
A new specialty alloy candidate for fracture fixation devices and implanted orthopedic devices for hips, knees and other joints has been developed by Carpenter Technology Corp., Reading, PA, for consideration by medical and surgical users in Europe.
 
Selection of high strength stainless steels for aerospace, military and other critical applications
Engineering Steels : 14 February, 2007
High strength stainless steels and age-hardenable superalloys are rapidly gaining favor with designers in the aerospace, military and other industries who are challenged to meet higher performance expectations and stringent regulatory requirements at lowest life cycle cost.
 
Porous metallic tooling may improve the productivity and quality of injection molded plastic parts
Engineering Steels : 13 February, 2007
Traditional methods of dealing with the venting problem have had limited effect. Trapped gases still cause quality problems such as burning, produced by compressed gases that impede the flow of molten resin in a cavity pocket, and short shots, caused by low injection pressure and /or gases trapped in pocket areas of the tool.
 
New stainless for fasteners combines corrosion resistance, high hardness and cold formability
Engineering Steels : 12 February, 2007
Hardenable stainless steel alloys are a common choice for manufacturers that cold form high strength stainless steel fasteners. These alloys, however, have limitations. While the hardenable stainless grades have the strength needed for intended applications, they have lacked either the formability or the corrosion resistance of the non-hardenable alloys.
 
Case geologist reports at International Association of Great Lakes Research
Engineering Steels : 17 January, 2007
Case Western Reserve University geologist Gerald Matisoff speculates the heavy winter snow melts contribute to the growing 'dead zone' problem of low oxygen concentrations in Lake Erie's basin.
 
Talley Metals adds copper to surcharge
Engineering Steels : 01 December, 2006
Talley Metals, a subsidiary of Carpenter Technology Corporation has announced that it will begin to include copper in its raw material surcharge formula for certain copper bearing grades.
 
New material grade for radiant and protection tubes for furnace applications.
Engineering Steels : 23 July, 2006
Heating specialists Kanthal, a product area of Sandvik Materials Technology, has introduced a new material grade for radiant and protection tubes for furnace applications.
 
New welding wire has been launched
Engineering Steels : 22 July, 2006
Specially developed through Sandvik
 
A new stainless steel precision wire grade specially developed by Sandvik Materials
Engineering Steels : 21 July, 2006
Designated Sandvik Sanicro 36Mo, the new grade is a nitrogen enhanced, high alloyed austenitic alloy for service in extreme conditions. It is characterised by high tensile strength and excellent corrosion resistance in chlorides, H2S and CO2 environments and has already been proven in field tests in aggressive well conditions.
 
New steel belt technology opens up new application opportunities
Engineering Steels : 20 July, 2006
The new Sandvik 1700SA stainless steel belt grade provides a competitive and viable alternative for applications that could previously only be carried out using weaker or less hygienic materials, such as plastics. Its ease of cleaning, good wear and corrosion resistance and in-line repairability make the new belt particularly suited to use in hygiene critical industries such as food processing, pharmaceuticals and electronics.
 
Sandvik
Engineering Steels : 19 July, 2006
Sandvik Materials Technology is promoting its manufacturing and supply capability for new seamless stainless steel tubes in coils for hydraulic and instrumentation systems and for control lines and chemical injection lines.
 
Sandvik consolidates market leadership in steel belt process technology
Engineering Steels : 18 July, 2006
The highlight of this years
 
New ultra-high strength steel for improved crashworthiness
Engineering Steels : 25 June, 2006
An advanced hot-dip galvanised, high strength steel that has excellent formability and can be re-bent without the risk of cracking, this is a news item that will be of major importance to the development of stronger and lighter door beams and other car components for improved crashworthiness. Dogal 800 DPX is the latest SSAB Tunnpl
 
Scaffolding manufactured from high strength steel
Engineering Steels : 24 June, 2006
Lower weight and simpler to use, the new, latest design of scaffolding manufactured from high strength steel by Haki is around 25 percent lighter than earlier systems. Due to its low weight, the new high strength steel scaffolding will also be able to replace many of the alumi-nium scaffolding systems now available on the market. The new design has been developed to meet the needs of the offshore industry for safer scaffolding systems for maintenance work on drilling platforms in the North Sea.
 
Technical breakthrough leads to crashworthy battery holder for hybrid cars
Engineering Steels : 23 June, 2006
US based Trim Trends has developed a crashworthy battery holder manufactured from ultra-high strength steel for the batteries powering the recently launched Ford Escape Hybrid SUV. The battery holder is produced using press tools of advanced design that represent a major technical advance in working high strength steels. This opens the way for regular production of large components made from very high strength steels. The result may be lighter, safer and more environmentally-friendly cars that can be produced at reasonable cost.
 
Safer bus seat weighs 20% less
Engineering Steels : 22 June, 2006
A new bus seat built from high-strength steel has been a success for Grammer S.r.l. from Italy. Improved comfort, better safety and significantly lower weight are among the advantages of the new seat, to say nothing of affordable production costs. Grammer has now been nominated for the Swedish Steel Prize 2004 for the seat's high-strength steel frame.
 
Passenger seats of high-strength steel make buses lighter and safer
Engineering Steels : 21 June, 2006
By leveraging the advantages of advanced high-strength steel, the Spanish company Fainsa has developed a new bus seat that is both safer and lighter than existing ones. The seat meets the stricter safety requirements now adopted by several EU countries, and the weight of the seat frame is reduced by over 30 percent. The seat has a built-in three-point belt and integrated whiplash protection.
 
New method could revolutionise vehicle manufacturing
Engineering Steels : 20 June, 2006
The Swedish company Ortic, together with Bemo of Germany, has developed a new method of roll-forming steel sections in curved or varying shapes. The method, dubbed Monroe, utilises high-precision computer control and infinitely adjustable rollers.
 
Expertise in strong joints boosts competitiveness
Engineering Steels : 19 June, 2006
The new Sheet Steel Joining Handbook from SSAB Tunnpl
 
San marco saddles use new ultra high strength material based on nanotechnology
Engineering Steels : 18 June, 2006
Selle San Marco, the leading Italian maker of high quality, professional racing bicycle saddles has selected ultra-high strength Sandvik Nanoflex rails for its innovative and patented Magma MG, Rever Profil, Era and SKN saddles. Small diameter Sandvik Nanoflex saddle rail tubing is used as an alternative to round, solid titanium. The result for Selle San Marco is that the overall weight of the saddle is minimised.
 
Innovative heating element designed for multi-atmosphere furnaces
Engineering Steels : 18 June, 2006
Ongoing process and product development of the Kanthal Super ER heating element is providing opportunities in the powder metallurgy industry for designing heating systems capable of meeting the process demands of multi-atmosphere furnaces. This means that it is now possible, in one furnace, to operate firing cycles where the atmosphere condition can be altered during the cycle between oxidizing, inert, endogas and reducing atmospheres.
 
Ultra-thin steel guarantees highly profitable containers for CMT's customers
Engineering Steels : 18 June, 2006
The world's lightest and toughest container? Manufactured entirely from one of the most advanced high strength steels available on the market and with ultra-thin walls, this new CMT range of containers is a definite candidate for the title. The material used and the new design significantly increases the useful life of the container. The container has now been nominated for the Swedish Steel Prize, which is awarded for the world's foremost product for which high strength steel is used.
 
New decorative metal strip increases productivity
Engineering Steels : 18 June, 2006
Sandvik Decorex, the innovative, colour coated strip material from Sandvik Materials Technology, is providing productivity benefits for decorative component producers in the consumer electronics, domestic appliance, automotive and interior design industries.
 
Sandvik develops PTFE coated wire for medical devices
Engineering Steels : 17 June, 2006
PTFE wire is used in many applications, where wire, catheters, and cannulas interact with each other and the body, to reduce friction and provide easier movement. The new, high quality, lubrication coating for Sandvik Bioline wire can be applied in thicknesses from 0.00005' (0.00127mm) to .0005' (.0127mm), to wires from 0.001' (0.025mm) up to 0.030' (0.762mm) diameter. It can also be applied to wires in any medical grade material including all the stainless alloys and super alloys used in the medical device industry.
 
Sandvik targets centrifugally cast hollow bar market
Engineering Steels : 17 June, 2006
Recent expansion of the size range for Sandvik Sanmac, enhanced machinability, stainless steel hollow bar, has enabled Sandvik Materials Technology to compete effectively in the large diameter size area, where centrifugally cast hollow bar has traditionally held a strong market share. The new, larger diameter sizes, between 300mm outside diameter by 200mm inside diameter and 420mm by 300mm, are produced in stainless steel grades Sandvik Sanmac 304L and 316L. They have all of the improved machinability benefits of the Sanmac family of stainless steels, which do not jepordise key properties such as corrosion resistance and mechanical strength. All are available from stock in lengths of 3.5 to 5 metres.
 
High strength steel is gentle on the crops
Engineering Steels : 17 June, 2006
As wide as an airliner, but now lighter than ever. When a Hardi Evrard self-propelled sprayer runs across a field, it does so without damaging the crops. With a width of about 30 metres, these vast machines resemble giant birds with outstretched wings as their long lattice booms extend freely out at the sides. The high stresses that they create are carried by an advanced chassis manufacturered from high strength steel. The structure is light but stable, reliable and durable. France-based Hardi Evrard , where the development work was carried out.
 
Sandvik process systems qualifies new pastillation system for major sulphur processing plant
Engineering Steels : 17 June, 2006
Following the launch of the Rotoform HS, a high capacity version of the Rotoform pastillation system, Sandvik Process Systems has completed successful trials and several months of full production at Econova
 
Duplex stainless steel gains ground in spring wire applications
Engineering Steels : 17 June, 2006
Stainless steel for the manufacture of springs has gained considerable ground over, for example, copper and unalloyed steel and even plastic in some cases. Good mechanical properties, corrosion resistance, long life, appearance and environmental friendliness in terms of its ability for recycling, have all combined to increase consumption of stainless steel, particularly for small diameter wire.
 
Sandvik Stainless tubes replace graphite in acid production
Engineering Steels : 16 June, 2006
Following extensive material trials and technical cooperation with a major phosphoric acid producer, Sandvik Materials Technology has been rewarded with an order for Sandvik Sanicro 28 grade, seamless stainless steel tubes. They will be used in a new heat exchanger and will replace a graphite tube unit.
 
Sandvik targets centrifugally cast hollow bar market
Engineering Steels : 16 June, 2006
Recent expansion of the size range for Sandvik Sanmac, enhanced machinability, stainless steel hollow bar, has enabled Sandvik Materials Technology to compete effectively in the large diameter size area, where centrifugally cast hollow bar has traditionally held a strong market share. The new, larger diameter sizes, between 300mm outside diameter by 200mm inside diameter and 420mm by 300mm, are produced in stainless steel grades Sandvik Sanmac 304L and 316L. They have all of the improved machinability benefits of the Sanmac family of stainless steels, which do not jepordise key properties such as corrosion resistance and mechanical strength. All are available from stock in lengths of 3.5 to 5 metres.
 
New design of side impact beam improves crashworthiness
Engineering Steels : 16 June, 2006
The automotive industry is constantly striving to lower the weight of its products, improve crashworthiness and rationalise production . The German company Dura Automotive Body & Glass Systems GmbH has met all of these three objectives with a new design of side collision protection beam manufactured from ultra-high strength steel with reinforcement. The company has also developed a system for volume production of the beams.
 
Sandvik's new coiled tubing capability
Engineering Steels : 15 June, 2006
Sandvik Materials Technology is using the Tube 2006 exhibition to promote its manufacturing and supply capability for seamless stainless steel tubes in coils for hydraulic and instrumentation systems and for control lines and chemical injection lines. Sandvik coiled tubing has the key benefit of being produced in a totally integrated manufacturing process, from steel melt to finished product. The result is a high quality product with consistent quality from batch to batch and delivery to delivery.
 
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