POSCO Pohang modernizes its wire rod and bar-in-coil mill #2 with SMS group

Pohang Iron and Steel Company (POSCO), the fifth largest steel producer in the world and largest in Korea, has awarded SMS group (www.sms-group.com) the order to modernize its existing wire rod mill at its Pohang works. The plant presently produces 540,000 tons per year of wire rod and bar-in-coils for automotive applications in the diameter Read more about POSCO Pohang modernizes its wire rod and bar-in-coil mill #2 with SMS group[…]

Positive results for EuroBLECH 2018: Digitalisation sets the tone at the world’s leading exhibition for the sheet metal working industry

The 25th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition, EuroBLECH 2018, ended last week after four successful show days. A total of 56,301 visitors from around the world came to Hanover to get an overview of the latest innovations and digital technologies for sheet metal working and to invest in new manufacturing machinery. A total of Read more about Positive results for EuroBLECH 2018: Digitalisation sets the tone at the world’s leading exhibition for the sheet metal working industry[…]

White paper on battery technologies for safe and durable DC UPS systems

Bicker Elektronik (Donauwoerth/Germany) publishes a white paper titled "Selecting the right battery technology for long-lasting and safe DC UPS systems". The fail-safe availability of process-relevant systems and components begins quite fundamentally with the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and the associated protection against power failures, flicker, fluctuations or voltage dips in the 12V or 24V DC Read more about White paper on battery technologies for safe and durable DC UPS systems[…]

Shandong Rizhao grants SMS group FAC for high-capacity hot strip mill

Chinese steel producer Shandong Iron & Steel Rizhao has issued the Final Acceptance Certificate for the new high-capacity hot strip only seven months after rolling the first coil. The hot strip mill is part of a large-scale order which the Chinese steel producer had placed with SMS group (www.sms-group.com). The complete order comprises the hot Read more about Shandong Rizhao grants SMS group FAC for high-capacity hot strip mill[…]

SurTec Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

SurTec, the specialist for surface technology celebrated its 25th birthday in Bensheim on September 28, 2018. In the context of a major, international conference, the company looked back on 25 years of innovative solutions in chemical surface technology. Among the guests were employees and former colleagues, long-standing customers and the founders and friends of the Read more about SurTec Celebrates its 25th Anniversary[…]

Lightweight Forging III: 480 Project Ideas for Lighter Vehicles – Initial Project Results at the IZB Wolfsburg in October

In the third phase of The Lightweight Forging Initiative, 39 steel manufacturers and forging companies from Europe, Japan and the US came together in 2017 with the aim of uncovering the lightweighting potential in a hybrid passenger car as well as in the power-transmitting components of a conventional truck powertrain. Phase III began in July Read more about Lightweight Forging III: 480 Project Ideas for Lighter Vehicles – Initial Project Results at the IZB Wolfsburg in October[…]

MMK to implement comprehensive revamp of hot strip mill 2500 with SMS group

Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK), Russia, has commissioned SMS group (www.sms-group.com) to revamp hot strip mill 2500 at its plant in Magnitogorsk. In particular, the order includes the extensive modernization of the finishing train equipment and the installation of a new automation system. Pavel Shilyaev, CEO of MMK, summarizes the goals of the project: Read more about MMK to implement comprehensive revamp of hot strip mill 2500 with SMS group[…]

Lightweight Forging III: International Lightweight Forging Initiative Meets in Aachen for Hands-On Workshop

42 kg in a passenger car, 99 kg in a light commercial vehicle – following on from these impressive results from the first two phases of The Lightweight Forging Initiative, 39 steel manufacturers and forging companies from Europe, Japan and the US came together in 2017 for the third phase to uncover the lightweighting potential Read more about Lightweight Forging III: International Lightweight Forging Initiative Meets in Aachen for Hands-On Workshop[…]

Delegation from Japanese steel institute visits SHARC furnace plant at Hellenic Halyvourgia

In December 2017 a delegation from the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan visited the SHARC electric arc furnace plant (Shaft Arc – electric arc furnace with scrap preheating in the shaft) at Hellenic Halyvourgia (HLV) in Volos, Greece. Hellenic Halyvourgia was founded in 1938 and is one of the country’s largest electric steel producers Read more about Delegation from Japanese steel institute visits SHARC furnace plant at Hellenic Halyvourgia[…]

thyssenkrupp celebrates the 125-year anniversary of the escalator

Imagine a world where dreams of being transported upwards via a moving staircase was simply that, a dream. Urban mobility would look significantly different today, and be far more complicated, had it not been for a man who, while attempting to create New York City’s first double-decker subway, created something even more important. Over one Read more about thyssenkrupp celebrates the 125-year anniversary of the escalator[…]