HBIS Laoting successfully commissions high-performance hot strip mill supplied by SMS group

The new high-performance hot strip mill supplied by SMS group has successfully started production at HBIS Laoting Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. in China. With this facility, HBIS Group, a leading steel producer in China, has set up a new, ultra-modern production facility for flat products at the Laoting location.

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  • Automated measurement/sample taking process, no manual handling of heavy lances
  • Improved reproducibility of temperature measurements and sample taking
  • Improved safety by minimized residence time of operator in front of doghouse door during measurements/sample taking
  • Highest availability of 98% in three-shift operation
  • Improved automation

Primetals Technologies has received the final acceptance certificate (FAC) for two semi-automatic horizontal temperature and sample-taking manipulator systems installed at the two BOF converters at the steel plant of Dillinger Hütte (AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke) in Germany.

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The company expects that the CE marking will enhance accessibility for personalized devices to become even more readily available

Materialise NV (Nasdaq: MTLS), a leading company in 3D technology solutions in the industrial and medical markets, announces it obtained the CE Marking Certification for most of its personalized orthopaedic and cranio-maxillofacial (CMF) solutions. This includes 3D-printed anatomical models and patient-matched surgical guides and implants. Materialise is a pioneer and world leader of personalized solutions, helping patients and surgeons in six continents with the production of over 350,000 personalized devices. The company became one of the first to acquire this kind of certification for a large, personalized, 3D-printed medical device portfolio. This certification will make the technology more accessible for surgeons.

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Primobius enters into MoU with InoBat to operate a commercial lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Eastern Europe

Primobius GmbH, a joint venture company owned 50:50 by Neometals Ltd, West Perth, Australia, and SMS group GmbH, Germany, is pleased to announce the execution of a non-binding memorandum of understanding with the Slovakian battery manufacturing company, InoBat Auto j.s.a, Bratislava. The agreement represents the first steps to Primobius’ commercial roll-out in Europe and should secure a source for significant volumes of critical plant feed.

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Danieli will start dispatching the first part of the total 33,000 tons of technological equipment ordered

On October 23, a ground-breaking ceremony took place at the Nucor Steel Brandenburg site in Kentucky, along the Ohio River, a strategic plant location to serve US customers.

According to Nucor officials, “The state-of-the-art Plate Mill Complex, with its overall value of 1.7 billion USD, is the largest single investment in Nucor’s history. The project is proceeding at full speed”.

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One of Russia’s largest heat treatment lines has been successfully commissioned at TMK’s Seversky Pipe Plant

TMK’s Seversky Pipe Plant has awarded SMS group the Final Acceptance Certificate for a heat treatment line for tubes and pipes at its Polevskoy site in Russia’s Sverdlov region. The line is one of the world’s most productive facilities with an annual capacity of up to 300,000 tons of pipes with diameters between 168 and 370 millimeters, a wall thickness of up to 40 millimeters and lengths of up to 13.5 meters.

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