Product and Steelmaking laboratory
Steel grades composition design with thermodynamic software and hardware to cast steel grades. Thermo-mechanical testing equipment. Processes simulation: continuous casting, hot rolling, forging, extrusion, hot stamping, HAZ of welding, microstructure relationship mechanical properties, etc. Materials testing: Heat treatment cycles, hot tensile tests (ductility), hot uniaxial compression test (true strain-stress curves), susceptibility to cracking SICO, post-deformation dilatometry, thermal fatigue, melting and solidification, etc.
MOST OUTSTANDING EQUIPMENT AND COMPONENTS
3800 GLEEBLE System
Dilatometer Linseis L78 RITA
Fives Celes Cold Crucible with Vacuum Pump
Physical models for continuous casting simulation
SERVICES OFFERED BY THE ASSET
Steel grade design
Design (theoretical / experimental) and characterization (theoretical / physical) of steels for hot / cold forming with improved mechanical properties.
Steelmaking process control/optimization/simulation
Control/ ptimization of the steelmaking processes corresponding to the route of electric furnaces, incorporating the new i4.0 manufacturing technologies