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  • 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
    • Pocket Jaws

    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

    ENTITY MANAGING THE ASSET

    FUNDACIÓN TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
    Contact person:
    Borja Peña