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At thyssenkrupp Steel, ‘tomorrow’ stands for innovations.

BMW uses ZM Ecoprotect® from thyssenkrupp Technology report

Ideal protection, easy processing

BMW is the first car manufacturer to use ZM Ecoprotect® from thyssenkrupp’s Steel division in series production – in the MINI’s outer paneling.

The binding element Innovations

The binding element

It is a high-strength material, yet in the event of a crash it absorbs the energy generated upon impact. thyssenkrupp Steel presents tribond®, an all-new steel composite for hot forming. Car manufacturers should take note.

Stefan Myslowicki, Process development and pilot production tribond® | thyssenkrupp Steel Europe Technology report

Nice to meet you, Myslowicki!

Engineers in the spotlight: Get to know Stefan Myslowicki, who represents the many dedicated specialists in thyssenkrupp’s Steel division. He’s involved in process development and pilot production of tribond®, which helps protect car passengers – and more.

Car of the future Innovations

Car of the future

With its InCar® plus development project, thyssenkrupp presents over 40 new drive, chassis and steering control and body technology.

Dr. Martin Goede Expert knowledge

“It’s in the Mix”

Why do Volkswagen and thyssenkrupp Steel Europe cooperate so closely in the area of lightweight vehicle construction? And why is it so important, here in particular, to get the customer involved at an early stage? An interview with Dr. Martin Goede, Head of Technology Planning and Development at Volkswagen.

scalur®+Z – more strip per coil Practical insight

scalur®+Z – more strip per coil

A new product from thyssenkrupp Steel helps optimize production processes thanks to its exceptional thickness tolerance.

Guarantee the quality by regularly overhauls. Practical insight

Cutting-edge everything

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe regularly overhauls its plants and systems to help guarantee the quality of its products.

Sun worshippers in the wind tunnel Innovations

Sun worshippers in the wind tunnel

By the time the thyssenkrupp SunRiser heads to the World Solar Challenge, it will have completed a whole battery of tests – in the wind tunnel as well.

Improved field of vision finally Innovations

Improved field of vision finally

The InCar®plus ‘Thin A-pillar’ project from thyssenkrupp Steel Europe delivers better visibility.

Interview: Dr. Thomas Pretorius (thyssenkrupp Steel Europe) and Prof. Alexander Hartmaier Expert knowledge

„Better materials, better components”

What type of work is done at the Interdisciplinary Center for Advanced Materials Simulation (ICAMS) in Bochum? Dr. Thomas Pretorius (l.) from thyssenkrupp Steel Europe and Prof. Alexander Hartmaier explain.

Bumper-to-bumper innovation Technology report

Bumper-to-bumper innovation

A new bumper system has been developed as part of the InCar®plus initiative. The steel girders not only save on weight, they are cheaper too.

Bottrop’s sparkling new star Practical insight

Bottrop’s sparkling new star

From wallflower to eyecatcher: This building is turning heads on the streets of downtown Bottrop thanks to its new and improved facade elements made from pladur® Relief Icecrystal.

A growing business: hot forming Customer portrait

A growing business: hot forming

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe shares its expertise and is rewarded for its efforts, for example in customer Gedia’s transition to hot forming in its production process.

Major test in Australia Innovations

Major test in Australia

ThyssenKrupp is preparing for the World Solar Challenge: The world championship for solar-powered cars will take place between Darwin and Adelaide this October. The ThyssenKrupp team will hit the road in its ‘SunRiser.’

Designer wheels made from steel Innovations

Designer wheels made from steel

Sleek rims and attractive wheels: The steel-CFRP hybrid wheel developed by thyssenkrupp Steel Europe is contributing to reducing costs and weight – while also making the product more environmentally friendly

Steel has many shades of green Practical insight

Steel has many shades of green

Wind power, lightweight design, e-mobility: Three examples that highlight the excellent energy efficiency and sustainability of steel products.

If you sow wind, you shall reap power Practical insight

If you sow wind, you shall reap power

Innovative steel products such as non-oriented electrical steel are helping to make wind turbines more efficient – and they go easy on natural resources.

Quiz Quiz

Quiz

How energy-efficient are you?

Megacities – Traffic moves into the third dimension Innovations

Megacities – Traffic moves into the third dimension

Over the next 15 years two thirds of the world’s population will live in metropolitan regions. City planners must create an infrastructure concept to match – and InnoCity could be the solution.

“Knowledge creates ideas. Industry creates solutions.” Expert knowledge

“Knowledge creates ideas. Industry creates solutions.”

Hans Jürgen Kerkhoff, President of the German Steel Federation (WV Stahl), and Matthias Kleiner, President of the Leibniz Association, spoke about the significance of research and the economy for our society.

More than just good ideas Expert knowledge

More than just good ideas

With InCar® plus, thyssenkrupp has continued to build upon its comprehensive development project in the area of automotive manufacturing, and in doing so, the company has combined expertise from three different business areas. Axel Grüneklee is the overall coordinator for all individual projects and employees.

Thinking outside-the-box for precision steel Customer portrait

Thinking outside-the-box for precision steel

Experts at the Swiss Jansen Group and Steel Europe meet to discuss their outside-the-the box ideas for winning over new markets.

More than just good ideas Expert knowledge

More than just good ideas

With InCar® plus, thyssenkrupp has continued to build upon its comprehensive development project in the area of automotive manufacturing, and in doing so, the company has combined expertise from three different business areas. Axel Grüneklee is the overall coordinator for all individual projects and employees.

“We see the automotive industry as driving forward technology.” Expert knowledge

“We see the automotive industry as driving forward technology.”

Steel is the dominant material in cars. What is thyssenkrupp Steel Europe doing so that it stays this way?

Harder and thinner than steel armour plate Practical insight

Harder and thinner than steel armour plate

The new high-grade manganese steel is extremely strong, and can still be processed easily – for example to build high-security cash transporters. This material is now an award winner.

Customers save time and money Technology report

Customers save time and money

Steel Europe bundles its hot forming activities with a unique modeling and simulation system in Dortmund.

Plug connectors Customer portrait

Innovation in just seconds

A revolutionary hose coupling from Austrian-based manufacturer HENN is successful across the globe. Steel Europe supplies the material.

The sandwich effect Innovations

The sandwich effect

Lighter, more affordable, higher quality: Steel Europe develops hybrid material litecor® for car bodies.

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