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12/14/2016 - Danieli contracted to supply another advanced technology rolling mill and high-speed caster to Pittini Group

Acciaierie di Verona to become front runner in wirerod production

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Danieli will supply Acciaierie di Verona, part of Pittini Group, Italy, a new two-strand wirerod mill along with a new six-strand billet caster. The purpose of Pittini Group investment is to increase its wirerod production of 700 000 tpy. The mill is characterized by an H-V rougher feeding two independent rolling lines made of cantilever roll stands, featuring quick roll change, and temperature control along the mill and downstream. High-speed shears installed downstream the high-speed twin-module sizing blocks will perform wirerod head and tail cropping.

Source: Danieli, Buttrio
Made in Steel
12/12/2016 - Automotive Materials Engineers and Designers

WorldAutoSteel’s new online workshop

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Automotive material engineers and designers can now access a new online course offered by WorldAutoSteel, the automotive group of the World Steel Association. WorldAutoSteel, in partnership with steeluniversity, now offers its Design Advisor course on steeluniversity.org. The course includes an online simulation model that enables participants to enter vehicle design scenarios for quick evaluations. The speed and accuracy of the evaluations make it a practical example of the use of Life Cycle Assessment, helping to evaluate potential material decision impacts to the environment, and total impacts toward a circular economy.

Source: worldsteel, Brussels
SSAB SmartSteel. Photo: SSAB
SSAB SmartSteel. Photo: SSAB
12/9/2016 - SSAB SmartSteel

SSAB towards the internet of materials

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SSAB has recently finalized an R&D project that explores the concept of SSAB SmartSteel, a digital platform that enables the steel to be loaded with knowledge. A unique identity code in the steel plate connecting the plate and information provides customers and their machinery with appropriate data and instructions to help them to select and use SSAB steels, regardless of their application. The idea is to share the expert knowledge in steel that SSAB stands for.

Source: SSAB, Stockholm
12/9/2016 - GE provided critical technology, including the low-voltage, large power range LV7000 drive

GE renovates Posco-Thainox’s skin-pass mill

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Renovating old technology and ensuring that equipment is among the most efficient it can be is high on the agenda for GE Energy Connections’ Power Conversion. Posco-Thainox’s skin-pass mills are the latest to benefit from GE’s renovation service. This upgrade was completed within 10 days; GE engineers ensured that the mill reached nominal production well within schedule.

Source: GE, Rayong
Vallourec St. Saulve Caster. Photo: Danieli
Vallourec St. Saulve Caster. Photo: Danieli
12/8/2016 - Mini-mill in France

Vallourec St. Saulve orders Danieli round bloom caster upgrade

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Vallourec has contracted Danieli to supply a new 325-mm round section on the existing Danieli round bloom caster at St. Saulve. The 4-strand, 12-m radius CCM installed by Danieli in 2007 is equipped with advanced technology like Mould EMS, multi-bending radii with multiple W/S module, provision for Final EMS, and Level 1 and Level 2 Automation. The original casting section range was from 180 to 310 mm dia., and the steel grades being produced included API grades, special steels, and high-chromium alloys.

Source: Danieli, Buttrio
12/8/2016 - 11th steelChallenge

worldsteel announced the World Championship Finalists

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The Regional Championship took place online for a 24-hour period on 30 November 2016. This year’s steelChallenge attracted 1 479 participants representing 37 countries. The eleventh edition added 36% more participants than the previous year. There were 128 708 attempts with the basic oxygen steelmaking simulation with 707 people successfully completing at least one run of the simulation and a total of 8 701 successful runs completed.

Source: worldsteel, Brussels
12/7/2016 - Manufacturer of hollow structural section (HSS) steel tubing

Nucor to acquire Southland Tube

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Nucor Corporation announced that it has agreed to acquire Southland Tube, an independent manufacturer of hollow structural section (HSS) steel tubing, for $130 million, or approximately 8x average EBITDA over the 2011-2016 period.

Source: Nucor Corporation, Charlotte, N.C.
Danieli will deliver furnace and optimization model to ArcelorMittal Hamburg for low-emission, low-consumption and high quality performances. Photo: Danieli
Danieli will deliver furnace and optimization model to ArcelorMittal Hamburg for low-emission, low-consumption and high quality performances. Photo: Danieli
12/6/2016 - Turnkey supply of a 175 t/h walking beam furnace for 16.5 m special steel billets

ArcelorMittal Hamburg chooses Danieli Centro Combustion ultra-low NOx burner technology

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ArcelorMittal Hamburg has chosen the low-emission, low-consumption and high quality performances guaranteed by the combination of Danieli Centro Combustion furnace and Danieli Automation optimization model. The furnace, designed for safe and reliable operation, will have an innovative thermal profile that achieves optimum heating efficiency thanks to improved convective heat exchange in the unfired zone and reduced environmental impact thanks to DCC proprietary flameless burners.

Source: Danieli, Buttrio
12/5/2016 - Danieli

Final acceptance for H3 wirerod mill technology at AEMZ, Russia

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The new 600 000-tpy mill has reached full contractual speed and exceeded daily capacity. The new AEMZ plant is rolling wirerod at 110 m/s, the fastest in Russia, and producing a wide range of steel grades, such as tyre cord, low-, medium- and high-carbon, micro-alloyed and reinforcement grades for construction purposes, spring steel, bearing steel, welding wire and CHQ grades.

Source: Danieli, Buttrio
12/2/2016 - Nucor Corporation

Addition of Patrick Dempsey to the Nucor Board of Directors

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Nucor Corporation announced that its board of directors has elected Patrick J. Dempsey as a director effective immediately. Mr. Dempsey, 52, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Barnes Group Inc., an international industrial and aerospace manufacturer and services provider. 

Source: Nucor Corporation, Charlotte, N.C.