Structural Steel Market to surpass USD 420 bn by 2024 | ArcelorMittal, British Steel, POSCO, Severstal, voestalpine, Tata Steel

According to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Structural Steel Market size is set to surpass USD 420 billion by 2024. Growing awareness among consumers owing to benefits including design flexibility, faster completion and energy efficiency of prefabricated building projects using heavy and light sized products is anticipated to drive demand of structural steel products. Increase of infrastructure development projects in China, Japan, South Korea and India with improving standards of living and necessities for sanitation are likely to stimulate product demand.

China structural steel market size is poised to surpass USD 130 billion up to 2024. Growing preference for high quality structural developments along with increasing investment in steel industry supported by adoption of sustainable mining techniques will have a positive impact on product demand. Opportunities for companies that can offer technologies to support work force productivity, energy saving will surge market growth.

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Structural steel industry size from industrial application may reach up to 125 million tons by 2024. Rise in consumer awareness towards green construction material by further reducing greenhouse gas emissions will favor product demand.

Structural steel industry size from energy development application is anticipated to surpass 45 million tons by 2024. Optimizing costs and risks of installing large offshore platforms and different construction strategies have been developed including the use of the product, thus stimulating product demand.

– Structural Steel Market By Application

• Residential

• Non-Residential

o Commercial
o Institutional
o Offices
o Health Buildings

• Industrial

o Energy Development
o Onshore
o Offshore
o Station & Hangers
o Bridges
o Others

• Others

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Structural steel exhibits excellent ductility, high strength, seismic resistance, and speed of erection. Rising application scope in non-residential applications including healthcare buildings, data centers, institutions, airports, offices and stadiums is projected to foster product demand. Increasing emphasis on technological development will facilitate faster manufacturing process with uniformity, user-friendly procedures to reduce quality issues will boost industry growth.

Light sectional structural steel segment is anticipated to be over 110 million tons in the projected timeframe. It has eminent usage in residential and small building manufacturing owing to its light weight, and quick building ability without using heavy tools or equipment. Manufacturers are engaged in developing cost-efficient equipment with low environmental impacts which will foster market growth.

U.S. structural steel market size from commercial application will witness significant gains of over 5%. Growing prefabricated buildings has led to increased consumption of product supported by regulations to reduce emissions and use of recycled material will contribute towards regional product demand.

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Global structural steel market share is moderately fragmented with major players including ArcelorMittal, POSCO, SAIL, Erdemir Group, Nucor Corporation, Voestalpine AG, Jindal and TATA. Other prominent industry participants include Evraz Group, Shaaban Group, BCI Limited, and Riva Fire.

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Additively manufactured 3D spray head for forging plants wins design award in the category „Industry“

A small machine component winning a design award is probably a first in the history of the German Design Award and certainly worth noting. The component for which plant and mechanical engineering company SMS group (www.sms-group.com) has received the German Design Award 2019 in the category “Industry” is a spray head used to cool dies in forging presses. All involved in the various teams that have been working towards the common goal of adopting an entirely new approach to designing and producing a machine component were excited about the news. Not only the component as such was relevant for the judges, but also the fact that it exemplifies the various aspects of Additive Manufacturing, a technology that has been opening a whole range of new possibilities for the design and functional layout of components. Every year the German Design Council organizes the German Design Award, one of the most recognized design awards worldwide. This Award recognizes innovative products and projects, and the companies or individuals who have fabricated and designed them.

New way of thinking brings about components optimized for specific functions
Axel Roßbach: Research and Development Extrusion and Forging Presses, SMS group GmbH: “Winning the Design Award makes us extremely proud. It is recognition of many teams within SMS group whose work is characterized by a highly interdisciplinary approach. The spray head is a milestone innovation marking a new era in the design of plant and machine components, enabled by the gamechanging potential of 3D printing and functionoptimized design. The design of a machine part is today no longer limited by the constraints imposed by conventional – processoptimized – forming and machining techniques. Supported by latest software and computer technology, we can now give a component exactly the design that fulfils its designated function in the best possible way. Another important aspect is that we have used new materials. Therefore the Award honors not only a new design, but above all the new way of thinking lived within SMS group, which has materialized in a global approach to Additive Manufacturing.” According to Axel Roßbach, the new spray head is an example of how nowadays, in the digital age, different disciplines interact and what opportunities Additive Manufacturing holds in store. The new spray head solution produced by 3D printing is the result of a joint effort by the Forging Plants Department, the Additive Manufacturing Project Team and the simulation technology experts of SMS group.

Only one tenth of the weight of the conventionally produced component
Common spray heads are heavy and complicated to produce. Their heavy weight impairs the productivity of the forging press. Against this, the new spray head has been designed with a view to how it can fulfill its function in the most efficient way. It is significantly smaller, features flow optimized channels and cools the dies specifically and as required in each individual case. Die areas subjected to intensive heating are cooled at a correspondingly – precisely calculated – higher rate than areas less hot. Additionally, these spray heads can be produced virtually just in time. Axel Roßbach: “Although the spray head is only a small component, it nevertheless ideally represents the potential of Additive Manufacturing. The innovative manufacturing methods enabled by 3D printing form the basis for Industrie 4.0. The example of the 3D-printed spray head makes this clear and measurable. Made of plastics, it weighs only one tenth of what a conventional one would weigh. A 3D spray head made of metal weighs up to 70 percent less. It is less expensive, more efficient and can be easily customized and instantly produced. “

Lower costs, higher productivity
All this provides numerous advantages for drop forging operations. Drop forging presses are being constantly optimized with a view to achieving shortest cycle times and maximized service life of the dies. Spray heads for cooling and lubricating the dies perform a key function in the forging process as without them the dies would not be able to withstand the constant and extremely high stress acting on them during operation. The spray heads are introduced between the open dies awaiting the next forging stroke. The innovative SMS group solution means not only a reduction in weight and costs, but also reduced wear of the supporting arms which introduce the spray heads between the dies. Due to the significantly lower mass to be accelerated, cycle times of the – usually automated – processes can be shortened. Another key advantage for the press operator is the possibility of producing customized spray heads “on demand”, i.e. the spare heads are available in virtually no time, without incurring the high costs of keeping them physically in stock. Also the environment benefits as the production of the spray heads consumes no more material than absolutely necessary. SMS group plans to also print currentconducting elements and sensors into the spray heads. This will make it possible to actuate the valves electrically and generate condition messages of the systems. The thus gained added value and the potential for process optimization make the 3D-printed spraying system for drop forging operations a technology ready for Industrie 4.0. Robert Banse, a member of the R & D Project Team SMS group: “We are in no way restricted by any manufacturing constraints. Therefore we can adopt a creative technological approach to designing and start out from the function the component is going to perform. In other words: We develop the perfect design for the function at hand ready, knowing that it can be produced in the 3D printer.”

Filigree shape proves successful under harsh operating conditions
One of the first customers using the new spray head in practice is Bharat Forge in Ennepetal, Germany. For Bharat Forge, the spray head was specifically designed to allow switching between water and a graphitebased spraying fluid. Both the forge operator and SMS group are extremely satisfied with the performance of the spray head. Bharat Forge: “The spraying pattern is much more homogeneous now. The dies are cleaner. Consequently the overall consumption of spraying fluid has decreased. Also handling is easier than with the conventionally manufactured spray heads. Accumulations of material, as frequently occurring inside the former spray heads, have not been found thanks to the flowoptimized design of the fluid channels.“

Only one facet of the overall concept of Additive Manufacturing
Although the Design Awardwinning spray head is in the focus of attention above all due to its extraordinary design, this is only one facet of the many activities underway at SMS group in the area of Additive Manufacturing. As the “Leading Partner in the World of Metals”, the company’s plans and strategies are of much wider scope. SMS group is not going to limit its AM activities to the design and production of innovative machine components, but will also offer integrated solutions for the complete process chain of Additive Manufacturing on the market.

A main area of Additive Manufacturing is 3D printing of metal. In 3D printing, a laser melts finegrained metal powder at selected, exactly defined locations. The components rebuilt up layer upon layer: A waferthin layer of metal powder is spread out on a powder bed. Then the laser melts the powder at the programmed spots. When this has been completed, another thin layer of powder is applied, and so forth… With this technique it is possible to make components of a complexity not feasible with conventional techniques. SMS group has been very active in the field of Additive Manufacturing for many years and has recently commissioned a pilot plant for industrialscale production of AM-grade metal powder. This powder features very specific properties, which are very likely to propel a completely new growth sector. It is extremely homogeneous and forms the basis of Additive Manufacturing. The powder consists of perfectly round minute spheres measuring only 15 to 45 micrometers (one thousandth of a millimeter). It is hard to imagine how these microscopic particles are produced in a 13 meters tall and complex hightech plant. Markus Hüllen, Vice President 3D Competence Center of SMS group: “The successful commissioning of the powder atomization plant marks a milestone for SMS group because it ensures the quality we need to make highquality 3D-printed metal components. Our objective is to master – and allow our customers to master – the complete process chain of this innovative technology. This is why we deliberately chose to not build a smallscale but an industrialscale pilot plant. Only this way can we test the process under realistic conditions, i.e. at high temperatures and pressures and in long production campaigns. We also work with a cooperation partner: Additive Industries, developers and providers of selective laser melting systems for 3D metal powder printing. We plan to set up a demonstration plant at the SMS group facilities in Mönchengladbach, which will comprise all process steps of Additive Manufacturing. “

Bright prospects as a supplier of integrated AM solutions
Additively manufactured components are already used in a number of industries. These “enabler” industries include the aerospace industry, the automotive industry, medical engineering, prototype and tool making, and plant and mechanical engineering. The Demo Center at the Mönchengladbach facilities will be the first of its kind as it will allow customers to experience the complete process chain of Additive Manufacturing, i.e. from powder production in the powder atomization plant, powder handling, 3D printing, heat treatment and machining to inspection, quality checks, logistics and the automation system. SMS group has been cooperating with Additive Industries in the development of processes that keep the powder under vacuum during all process steps. This prevents the powder from contaminating in any way and ensures that the components produced will be of highest quality. Markus Hüllen: “As systems provider and the “Leading Partner in the World of Metals”, our objective is to offer our customers complete Additive Manufacturing plants on a turnkey basis. By integrating the entire process chain from powder production down to the finished products, we ensure a high and reproducible powder quality for series production. The pilot plant will allow us to optimize the processes so as to maximize productivity and minimize total costs. Our customers will receive modular, scalable solutions tailored to their individual requirements. With our worldspanning service and support network, we are always readily available for our customers to accompany them on their way into the world of Additive Manufacturing.“

“New Horizon” strategy program unlocks the potential of futureoriented technologies
Although the new spraying system for drop forging plants is only a small object, it is – in the true sense of the word – a prize example of the exciting developments the plant and mechanical engineering sector is going to see in the very near future. With its corporatewide strategy program “New Horizon”, SMS group is bundling all futureoriented activities in connection with Additive Manufacturing, digitalization, Industrie 4.0 and new hightech materials. The reason behind this strategy is the fact that all these areas are interconnected and can only be advanced in a concerted approach. The strategy has worked out well. Numerous projects, such as learning steel mills, plants for the production of highperformance materials, and environmental technology that provides both ecological and economic benefits have already been successfully implemented. The new 3D-printed spray heads certainly fits into this category.

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Recycled Metal Market to cross $125bn by 2024 Key Players Steel Dynamics, Inc, Nucor Corporation, Schnitzer Steel, Novelis, Aurubis AG

According to Global Market Insights, Inc. Recycled Metal Market size is forecast to exceed USD 125 billion by 2024.

Europe recycled metal market share is projected witness gains of more than 4% during the forecast timeframe. This is primarily due to stringent laws and legislations imposed by environmental regulatory bodies in Europe, which has triggered metal recycling to reduce the carbon footprint and help save the environment from hazardous waste generated. For instance, Directive 2008/98/EC imposed by European Commission defines basic concepts related to waste management. It signifies terms and conditions related to waste, recycling and recovery.

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These trends will drive reprocessed metal demand owing to its wide spread applications in metal plating electronics via electrodeposition. It provides improved corrosion resistance, enhanced electrical conductivity and improved solderability which helps in protecting against wear. Furthermore, precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum, rhodium, etc. are also widely applicable in the electronics industry owing to its unique physical and chemical properties which provides reliability to the electronics sector. It will help attain significant gains to the global recycled metal market share by 2024.

Moreover, Directive 2012/19/EU prevent the generation of electrical & electronic waste and to promote reuse, recycling and other forms of recovery to reduce the quantity of waste to be eliminated, whilst also improving the environmental performance. These trends are likely to make significant impact on the reprocessed metal market size by 2024.

Ineffective metal reprocessing is a key constraint which is probable to impede the global reprocessed metal market size by 2024. For instance, only 40% of the total copper produced is attained from recycling and 33% of the total aluminum produced is attained from recycling process. Nevertheless, rising emphasis on metal processing and reusability to reduce carbon footprint and impact of hazardous waste will generate plentiful opportunities for the reprocessed metal market size by 2024.

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Recycled non ferrous metal market size was valued more than USD 90 billion in 2017. Non ferrous metals such as aluminum, copper, lead, precious metals and other metals such as nickel, zinc, tin, palladium, etc. These metals find wide-ranging applications across construction, electrical & electronics, transport, consumer goods, industrial machinery, nuclear, military and several other end-user industry. For instance, lead is widely used electronics in batteries, ammunition, cable sheathing, etc. Lead batteries are used in transport industry and constituted approximately 35% of the total industry share in terms of volume in 2017. These trends will help boost the global recycled metal market share by 2024.

In terms of volume, recycled metal market share for building & construction constituted close to 45% of the total business share in 2017. It is mainly due to comprehensive recycled metal applications in the building & construction industry. For example, ferrous metals (iron and steel) are broadly used in the construction of large steel frameworks in the building, bridges, drainage components and various other architectural frameworks.

Furthermore, non ferrous metals including aluminum, copper and lead are also utilized in the building & construction sector. Lead sheets are used for roofing, cladding of vertical walls, soundproofing in partitions and ceilings in office, school and hotel buildings. These trends will help make considerable contribution to reprocessed metal market size by 2024.

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Key reprocessed metal market players are Sims Metal Management, Steel Dynamics, European Metal Recycling, Nucor Corporation, ELG HanielGmbh, Schnitzer Steel and Novelis. The market players are expanding their capacity to process metal to attain profitability in the market. For example, Novelis announced to build flat-rolled aluminum plant in January 2018 in Kentucky U.S. for USD 300 million.

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Shaft connection in confined space

Modern mechanical engineering is aimed at reducing outer masses with constant or increasing power density. With the bellows coupling series "KG", JAKOB Antriebstechnik fulfills the development according to reduced dimensions and high power density.

The KG series, optionally also available in stainless steel as series "KG-VA", meets high requirements. The transmission is made via torsionally rigid, two- or four-shaft stainless steel bellows, the couplings are available for torque ranges of 5 – 1300 Nm as well as shaft diameters of 6 – 90 mm. It can be used at temperature ranges from -40 ° C to + 350 ° C.
One side is designed as a customer-specific flange or hub for the machine-side connection, the radial clamping hub of the other side facilitates easy and fast assembly and guarantees an absolutely play-free, secure and force-transmitting transmission of the torques, even without a keyway.

The connection between bellows and hub is made by a micro-plasma welding process. This offers constructive advantages, such as the reduced overall length. The coupling is absolutely backlash free, high concentric and has maximum torsional stiffness.

The couplings are particularly suitable for use on the input side of low-backlash worm or planetary gear units. In stainless steel, they are qualified for transport, packaging and filling plants in the food industry. But also in the metallurgical industry, the galvanic industry, the vacuum sector or the area of ​​satellite technology equipment, stainless steel bellows couplings are preferably installed.

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Lightweight Forging with 1,000 Lightweighting Ideas and 217 kg of Lightweighting Potential

Almost 1,000 lightweighting suggestions for the chassis, powertrain, transmission and drive-specific electronic parts of a hybrid passenger car as well as for a truck powertrain have been developed. That is the result of an unprecedented international initiative consisting of companies from the steel and forging industries. The collaborative ideas relate to lightweighting achieved through materials, design and manufacturing as well as to conceptual lightweight design.

Further reducing the weight of vehicles is one of the decisive challenges facing the automotive industry in the near future. This is because less weight results in lower CO2 emissions thanks to reduced fuel consumption, as well as in improved material and resource efficiency, the possibility of higher payloads, an enhanced driving experience, increased safety and, last but not least, a crucial contribution to the environment. Thanks to its lightweight design qualities, modern steels will retain a central role in these developments. Since 2013, The Lightweight Forging Initiative, a cooperation of companies from the steel and forging industries, has been revealing the previously unknown lightweighting potential offered by forged steel parts in the powertrain and chassis.

Phase III, which has now been completed, consisted of 39 cooperation partners from Western Europe, the US and Japan. This third phase began in July 2017 with the disassembly and documentation of a hybrid split-axle four-wheel drive SUV. This work was carried out by the automotive research company fka Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH, located in Aachen, Germany. Likewise, the transmission, drive shaft and rear axle of a heavy-duty commercial vehicle were disassembled. During a workshop at the end of January 2018 at the fka in Aachen, 80 experts from the companies involved in the project then had the opportunity to assess over 4,000 parts themselves and inspect them with regard to potential lightweighting measures. The above-named systems in the hybrid passenger car have a reference mass of 816 kg. The lightweighting approaches developed during Phase III add up to a weight reduction of 93 kg in total for this vehicle. For the truck powertrain, with a reference mass of 909 kg, the experts were able to promise a total weight reduction of 124 kg in the transmission, drive shaft and rear axle.

The closing colloquium with the Initiative’s cooperation partners took place on 12 October 2018 at the Stahl-Zentrum in Düsseldorf, Germany. Here, the most important results were presented. The Chairmen of the Initiative – Dr. Hans-Willi Raedt from the Hirschvogel Automotive Group representing the forging industry and Dr. Thomas Wurm from Georgsmarienhütte GmbH representing the steel industry – led the participants through the lecture program. These participants – all experts in steel materials and forging processes – also had plenty of opportunity for information exchange.

Intensive communication of the results will start in autumn. Representatives of the Initiative will hold presentations both nationally and internationally. In addition, the Initiative will be represented at trade fairs and featured in the national and international trade press. Furthermore, visitors to the Initiative’s website – www.lightweightforging.com – will find a new explanatory film with a running time of 2 minutes as well as a detailed presentation of the results from Phase III, outlining many lightweighting solutions.

Now the suppliers involved are faced with the task of communicating their proposed solutions to existing and potential customers and underlining the benefits of these solutions to developers, designers and buyers. “The Initiative would like to promote communication about lightweighting along the entire supply chain, from steel manufacture, forging and component manufacture through to automotive application, and to ensure that new lightweighting solutions based on forging find implementation,” explains Dr. Hans-Willi Raedt, Chairman of The Lightweight Forging Initiative for the forging partners.

The Lightweight Forging Initiative

Since 2013, a total of 54 steel manufacturers, forging companies and an engineering service provider have joined forces under the auspices of the German Forging Association (Industrieverband Massivumformung e. V.) and the Steel Institute VDEh (Stahlinstitut VDEh) to form The Lightweight Forging Initiative. The goal of this Initiative, which is unparalleled worldwide, is to achieve weight-savings in cars and light commercial vehicles using innovative components made of steel. During Phase I, which took place in 2013 and 2014 with 24 participating companies, a medium-sized passenger car was analyzed and the lightweight design potential of forged components identified. In total, a weightsaving potential of 42 kg was achieved in the powertrain and chassis. The Initiative entered Phase II in 2015 and 2016 with 28 companies and focused this time on a light commercial vehicle up to 3.5 t. Phase II was able to build on the success of Phase I by identifying a feasible lightweight design potential of 99 kg in the powertrain and chassis. Phase III of the Initiative kicked off at international level in summer 2017 with 39 companies from the US, Japan and Western Europe. The focus of this phase is on the lightweighting potential in the powertrain and chassis of a hybrid passenger car as well as in the transmission of a conventional truck. Further information may be found at: www.lightweightforging.com.

Stahlinstitut VDEh (VDEh Steel Institute)

The association promotes cooperation among engineers on projects of a technical and scientific nature, with the aim of further developing steel technology and the material steel. Stahlinstitut VDEh focuses in particular on collaborative research. Today, Stahlinstitut VDEh members include around 5,000 university graduates in technical, scientific and commercial subjects or those in leading positions in industry and trade. Besides this, 150 companies have joined the association from the areas of iron, steel and associated materials.

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thyssenkrupp Aerospace: new Moroccan location taking off this year

Morocco’s aerospace industry is booming. With an annual growth rate of over 15 percent, it is a significant driving force behind the nation’s economy. This encouraging development is also fueling demand for local material suppliers and service providers. "This is a trend we identified early on, and we will be commissioning our highly modern materials processing and logistics center in Casablanca before the end of the year, so that we can supply our local customers with the required materials and services," explains Patrick Marous, CEO thyssenkrupp Aerospace. "It is not only the French aviation industry that is investing in Morocco and we are pleased to be able to show our presence there for our customers from France and to further expand our global partnerships there as well", said Eric Cornilleau, Managing Director thyssenkrupp Aerospace France.

On around 3,500 m² (warehouse, production hall and offices) located in Ouled Salah area, between Casablanca downtown and the airport, up to 20 new jobs will be created to address customer wishes and requirements. Besides the storage of materials such as aluminum, steel and copper in various shapes and alloys, the center will also process materials. Modern machinery cuts the materials precisely to customer specifications for just-in-time delivery to the customer´s facilities.

"We took a close look at the region, and the new location represents an important step in our strategic development," comments Joachim Limberg, CEO of Materials Services, who adds: "Seeking customer proximity, determining individual requirements and developing tailored supply-chain solutions, these are among our core capabilities, making us the ideal partner for the sector. With our innovative solutions we ensure that our customers can concentrate even more closely on their own core business."

thyssenkrupp Aerospace is a worldwide leading provider of materials, supply-chain solutions and metal processing services for the aerospace sector. The company has a global network of 44 locations and over 1,800 employees in more than 20 countries.

About thyssenkrupp Materials Services

With around 480 locations in over 40 countries, thyssenkrupp Materials Services is the biggest materials distributor and service provider in the western world. The wide-ranging capabilities offered by the materials experts enable customers to concentrate more on their individual core business and span two strategic areas: global materials distribution as a one-stop shop – from steel, tubes and pipes, nonferrous metals and specialty materials to plastics and raw materials – and tailored services in the areas of materials management and supply chain management. An extensive omnichannel architecture offers 250,000 customers worldwide round-the-clock access to more than 150,000 products and services. A high-performance logistics system ensures that all deliveries are integrated smoothly into customer production processes on a just-in-time or just-in-sequence basis.

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Production security through machine protection

Mah Sing Plastics Industries Sdn Bhd (MSPI), one of the largest high-tech plastic manufacturers in Malaysia, has a major local market share and is recognized for its trustworthiness and reliability. They supply local and international businesses with a wide range of plastic products such as plastic pallets and plastic containers. MSPI wanted to inspect raw materials such as Polyethylene (PE) or Polypropylene (PP) before entering the manufacturing process to assure product security. Therefore, MSPI was commisioning JS Analytical to offer a system for separating any metal contamination from those raw materials.

JS Analytical, part of the Osnab Group from Malaysia, is a solution provider of metrology, analytical and detection equipment serving various industries. They are representing Sesotec metal detectors and separators in Malaysia. Through outstanding personalized professional customer service, they propagate the benefits of these technologies and provide the needed equipment to satisfy their customers. During a visit, a technician from JS Analytical set-up a RAPID VARIO-FS metal separator from Sesotec and gave a live testing showcase on how the unit could improve MSPI’s raw materials´ quality without causing any production stop.

Sometimes there are cases where small metallic impurities enter the production process and may end up damaging the processing machine. To repare the machine, the factory will have to shut-down their work operation for reparation which means a huge loss in production especially if their line operates 24 hours a day.

The RAPID VARIO-FS from Sesotec is a metal separator for free fall applications. It detects all magnetic and non magnetic metal contaminations (steel, stainless steel, aluminium) – even when enclosed in the product. Metal contaminations are rejected through the “Quick Flap” reject unit, with minimum loss of good material.

In the test made for MSPI, the RAPID VARIO-FS showed a 100% result detecting and separating metallic parts mixed into the inspected plastic resins.

 

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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 2017 with the disassembly and documentation of a hybrid split-axle four-wheel drive SUV at the automotive research company fka Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH in Aachen, Germany. Likewise, the transmission, propeller shaft and rear axle of a heavy-duty commercial vehicle were disassembled. During a workshop at the end of January 2018 at the fka in Aachen, 80 experts from the companies involved in the project then had the opportunity to assess the parts themselves and inspect them with respect to potential lightweighting measures.

Since then, 350 lightweighting suggestions for the chassis, powertrain, transmission and electronic parts of the hybrid passenger car as well as 131 suggestions for weight reduction in the truck powertrain have been developed.

Bearing in mind that the above-named systems of the hybrid passenger car have a reference mass of 816 kg, these lightweighting approaches add up to a potential weight reduction of 93 kg in total. For the truck powertrain with a reference mass of 909 kg, the experts were able to predict a weight reduction of 124 kg in total.

“The Initiative would like to promote communication about lightweighting along the entire supply chain – from steel manufacture to forging, component manufacture and automotive application,” explains Dr. Thomas Wurm, Chairman of The Lightweight Forging Initiative for the steel partners. “We would like bring about the implementation of new lightweighting solutions on the basis of forging,” adds Dr. Hans-Willi Raedt, Chairman of the Initiative for the forging partners.

The Initiative will thus be presenting its initial results from as early as September 2018 at three trade events: “27th Automobile and Engine Technology Colloquium” in Aachen, October 8 – 10, 2018, first floor (booth no. 37) “10th International Suppliers Fair (IZB)” in Wolfsburg, October 16 – 18, 2018, hall 5 (booth no. 5303)

Here, automotive manufacturers, system suppliers and engineering companies can gain an insight into the content of Project Phase III as well obtain further information on the lightweighting potential that has been determined.

The Lightweight Forging Initiative

Since 2013, a total of 54 steel manufacturers, forging companies and an engineering service provider have joined forces under the auspices of the German Forging Association (Industrieverband Massivumformung e. V.) and the Steel Institute VDEh (Stahlinstitut VDEh) to form The Lightweight Forging Initiative. The goal of this Initiative, which is unparalleled worldwide, is to achieve weight-savings in cars and light commercial vehicles using innovative components made of steel. During Phase I, which took place in 2013 and 2014 with 24 participating companies, a medium-sized passenger car was analyzed and the lightweight design potential of forged components identified. In total, a weightsaving potential of 42 kg was achieved in the powertrain and chassis. The Initiative entered Phase II in 2015 and 2016 with 28 companies and focused this time on a light commercial vehicle up to 3.5 t. Phase II was able to build on the success of Phase I by identifying a feasible lightweight design potential of 99 kg in the powertrain and chassis. Phase III of the Initiative kicked off at international level in summer 2017 with 39 companies from the US, Japan and Western Europe. The focus of this phase is on the lightweighting potential in the powertrain and chassis of a hybrid passenger car as well as in the transmission of a conventional truck. Further information may be found at: www.lightweightforging.com.

Stahlinstitut VDEh (VDEh Steel Institute)

The association promotes cooperation among engineers on projects of a technical and scientific nature, with the aim of further developing steel technology and the material steel. Stahlinstitut VDEh focuses in particular on collaborative research. In international collaborative work, system manufacturers and suppliers are also involved. Today, Stahlinstitut VDEh members include around 5,000 university graduates in technical, scientific and commercial subjects or those in leading positions in industry and trade. Besides this, 150 companies have joined the association from the areas of iron, steel and associated materials.

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ISRA continuing to expand product range and boosting metal business with product innovations and experienced management

ISRA VISION AG (ISIN: DE 0005488100) – the TecDAX company for industrial image processing (Machine Vision) and one of the world’s leading suppliers of surface inspection solutions for web materials and 3D machine vision applications – is pressing ahead with its strategic activities on the way to new revenue dimensions of more than 200 million euros. With continuous product innovations and a systematic expansion of the Executive Management, the Company is laying the basis for future success.

ISRA offers its customers from the steel industry products for inspection and quality assurance along the entire production chain: The product portfolio of 2D and 3D inspection and measurement technology creates solutions that identify quality defects at an early stage and combines optical technologies with analytical tools in order to optimize line yield in the long term. The product range will be expanded to include further metal areas such as high-quality aluminum sections in the future. In addition, the Company systematically focuses on software solutions and INDUSTRIE 4.0-compatible systems that enable further-reaching use of inspection data. By analyzing this data significant connections can be detected to identify optimization potential for the entire process.  ISRA thereby helps its customers to guarantee their competitive capability by means of time-saving and cost-effective production as well as by minimizing rejects. Dr. Jens Magenheimer used to be in charge of the sales metal business and was heavily involved in expanding the product range for the metal industry: In the future, in his capacity as a new member of the Executive Management, he will push forward the development of customer-focused products, such as expanding new hardware and software solutions for the entire metal production process.

Dr. Jens Magenheimer has many years of management experience in the fields of sales and business development. He also has wide-ranging expertise in steel and aluminum inspection. By appointing him to the Executive Management, ISRA is laying the structural foundation for the continued success of the metal business.

Targeted recruitment will accompany the capacity expansion in all areas of the Company, and is strategically aligned with the next revenue target of more than 200 million euros.

Further information is available at www.isravision.com.

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FOLD! – the new, futuristic-looking monitor by ELEMENT ONE

A desk-retractable monitor, despite all its features, is generally a static and functional element. With the FOLD! now ELEMENT ONE launches a stylish monitor that stretches forward like a robotic arm and, when extended, hovers above the table like a very elegant tablet. Equipped with a touch display, it can even be used like a tablet – in a comfortable working position and at any angle for the best view. On demand, a version without touch is also available.

"Our motivation for the development of the FOLD! was to allow real interaction and operation like a tablet" said Thorsten Nees, CEO of ELEMENT ONE Multimedia GmbH. Though the advantage of the FOLD! compared to a classic tablet is that it takes the ideal tablet position on the table, but still is not a single, additional device, but a part of the AV media technology – with all the security features and functions that are needed for a meeting or conference room. In addition, with its 17.3" it is larger than a conventional tablet and thus provides a much more comfortable field of view. FOLD! is basically equipped with all the technical features that are known by ELEMENT ONE. "The idea was to get the best of all worlds connect."

In addition to all functionality, the FOLD! Is impressive by its outstanding design. In its unique look, it is the first of its kind worldwide. Made of aluminum and glass, the elegant monitor appeals to all the senses – a good prerequisite for a positive mood and thus more effective communication at the table.

Features and functions of the FOLD! at a glance

  • 3 "touch-screen system, integratable into furniture
  • maintenance-free, virtually silent electronic lifting mechanism for extending / retracting the display
  • automatic display tilt 15 ° – 90 °
  • milled aluminum monitor, silver anodized, 2 mm anti-reflection glass
  • Mechanics made of anodized aluminum, stainless steel, mounting frame and flap made of brushed stainless steel
  • LED illuminated TFT display, HDCP compatible, IPS, brightness 300 cd / m², contrast 700: 1, resolution 1920 x 1080 FullHD
  • HDMI interface
  • Remote control via TCP / IP (Ethernet) or contact closure (9-pin dSub)

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