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A Green Initiative: Use of Hydrogen in Blast Furnaces

ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe, sent out a press release which reported that the Duisburg-based steel producer had launched a series of tests into the use of hydrogen gas in a working blast furnace. They were path-breaking tests aimed at significantly reducing... Read more

Automotive › BorgWarner to Acquire Delphi Technologies for $3.3 Billion

BorgWarner Inc. and Delphi Technologies PLC entered into a definitive transaction agreement under which Auburn Hills, Mich.-based BorgWarner will acquire Delphi Technologies for approximately $3.3 billion. The acquisition will strengthen BorgWarner’s power electronics products, capabilities and scale. Combining with London-based... Read more

Foundry › CRANFIELD opens new Macedonian Foundry

With great pride Cranfield Foundry celebrated its Grand Opening on the 11th of December 2019 in its newly built facility in the city of Probishtip, in the Republic of North Macedonia. It is the largest cast iron foundry that has... Read more

Foundry › This becomes important for the metal industry

In the next ten years, the metal industry will change more significantly than in any previous decade. There are numerous reasons for this: In addition to new production processes, legal regulations and digitalisation, environmental protection also plays a major role.... Read more

Automotive › GM to Invest $2.2 Billion, Create 2,200 Jobs in Michigan

General Motors will invest $2.2 billion at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to produce a variety of all-electric trucks and SUVs. When the plant is fully operational, this investment will create more than 2,200 manufacturing jobs. GM will also invest an... Read more

Industry › How is barbed wire made?

Along with fire, axes and plastic, barbed wire is one of those simple ideas that have vastly transformed society and the environment. Metal was not used for fencing until steel wire became available in the 19th century. The machines that... Read more

Foundry › CRANFIELD FOUNDRY CELEBRATES THE “FIRST POUR” AND “GRAND OPENING”

With great pride Cranfield Foundry celebrated its Grand Opening on the 11th of December 2019 in its newly built facility in the city of Probishtip, in the Republic of North Macedonia. It is the largest cast iron foundry that has... Read more

Pig Iron › Pig iron producer restart in north Brazil could have minor impact on market

Gusa Brasil, formerly knows as Sidepar, partly restarted operations in the state of Pará in northern Brazil in early January, with the first pig-iron sale made in the middle of the month, sources told Fastmarkets. The restart will add a... Read more

Iron Ore › China iron ore futures rise on firm demand

Iron ore futures in China extended gains on Monday, rising for the fourth straight session, as higher weekly utilisation rate pointed to firm demand for the steelmaking ingredient. Utilisation rate at 247 steel mills across China rose to 78.40% last... Read more

Industry › Sandvik Acquires Thermaltek

Sandvik acquired privately owned Thermaltek Inc., a manufacturer of high-temperature furnace systems and metallic heating elements based in Concord, N.C. Thermaltek operates out of a 42,000-square-foot facility with approximately 30 employees. According to Sandvik, the acquisition adds strength to its... Read more

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