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Research networks bundle the forces between various disciplines

Cooperations with universities, research facilities and industrial partners from all parts of the value-creation chain are a permanent component of the research and development activities of the steel business of thyssenkrupp. Aim of the cooperation with external partnerships: We ensure the continuous flow of information even beyond corporate borders. This enables the incorporation of decisive impulses which help us with the early detection of material trends, future technologies and specific customer requirements.

In return, the cooperation partners benefit: They acquire easier access to the main focal points of industrial research and the opportunity of examining scientific and theoretical findings within the framework of specific practical applications and understanding them in greater depth.

Engaged in top-class material research (ICAMS)

A prominent example of a long-term strategic partnership is the establishment of the Interdisciplinary Center for Advanced Materials Simulation (ICAMS) at the Ruhr University in Bochum. ICAMS is a one-of-its-kind development center in Europe for new high-tech materials.

The "Advanced Materials Simulation" used in Bochum is a key innovative technology in materials development. The objective of ICAMS is primarily to model new materials on the computer and predict their properties by simulation. Using a multiscale approach, all of the dimensions relevant to the materials are incorporated into the simulation – from the atomic structure, through the microstructure to the macroscopic properties. In collaboration with the ICAMS researchers we will be able to put improved materials on the market even faster and fulfill customer requirements even more accurately.

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