Even though the processing of aluminium is very different from other metals and, for example, the correct welding temperature has to be maintained with especially high precision, there has not been an electrode to date designed especially for this field of application.

Through its subsidiary Becker Stahl-Service GmbH, Klöckner & Co is building a new service centre at its operating location in Bönen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, to process aluminium flat products for the automotive and manufacturing industries in Europe. About 40 jobs will be created at the new Bönen service centre, which is scheduled for completion in 2017.

The 3rd International Conference on Science and Technology of Ironmaking and Steelmaking (STIS-2017) is planned to be held at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (INDIA) from December 11th to 13th, 2017. STIS series of conferences, held once in four years, is an Indian initiative, the major objective of which is to create and sustain interest in iron and steelmaking.

INDUGA successfully commissioned in May / June two low-pressure die casting machines type 2121 at subsidiaries of the company TOTO headquartered in Japan. The commissioning process took only a few days and both LPDC were easily transferred into the production process.

Michael Degner & Heinz Palkowski: Fit for hot and cold rolling of strips - Basics and Exercises (2016), Publisher: IMP InterMediaPartners GmbH, Wuppertal, ISBN: 978-3-9817904-1-2

The book „Basics“ contains a structured description of the main topics in hot and cold rolling of metallic strips.

Using the RDMS profile measurement system from LAP, steel industry plants can measure the contours of glowing wires, bar steel and tubes in the production process completely automatically. Software warns in real-time about imminent tolerance infringements even before the product quality suffers.

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LKAB invests in pilot plants for phosphorus and rare earth metals

"We are investing 45 million kronor in pilot plants as part of a pre feasibility study to define a process that enables recycling of mine waste through innovative processing, producing critical raw materials. Lab tests conducted during the year confirmed that we can produce more phosphorus and rare earth metals than estimated," says President and Group CEO, Jan Moström.

Introducing Duroxite™ 200 overlay plate for preventing severe sliding wear

Duroxite™ 200 saves money and improves productivity in a wide range of applications through higher output and less maintenance.

SMS group supplies high-performance Compact Cold Mill to Marcegaglia

Marcegaglia Ravenna S.p.A. has contracted SMS group for the complete supply of a two-stand reversing cold mill of CCM® (Compact Cold Mill) design. Marcegaglia's head-quarters is located in Gazoldo degli Ippoliti, in the Mantua province in North Italy.

VCC® technology comes to Colombia

Ternium del Atlántico SAS, has placed an order with SMS group for the supply and installation of the VCC® technology (Vertical Compact Coiler) for its bar mill in Palmar de Varela, Barranquilla, Colombia.