Photo: Hessam Bakhtiarzadeh
Steel giant ArcelorMittal has has switched to a new symmetrical format for continuous casting line two at its steel plant in Duisburg, Germany, offering customers in the automotive supply sector high-quality steel ingots for producing forgings. The format includes gearbox parts, which create less vibration in the engine and consequently reduce noise emissions.
ArcelorMittal has spent about $267 million in the past four years in its site in Duisburg, of which $180 million was invested on a state-of-the-art wire rod mill. The new wire rod mill utilizes the latest technologies and processes high-strength and ultra-high-strength steels which enables thermo-mechanical rolling processes.