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Molten metal from the furnace

An investment worth millions makes Duisburg fit for the future.

“James Bond himself would be jealous” Expert knowledge

“James Bond himself would be jealous”

Researchers in Aachen are studying how cars will be driven in the future.

Steady brakes Customer portrait

Steady brakes

How TI Automotive looks after our safety

Thinking about tomorrow today Technology report

Thinking about tomorrow today

At thyssenkrupp Steel, ‘tomorrow’ stands for innovations.

Crossing the sea at -164° C Technology report

Crossing the sea at -164° C

9% nickel steels resist extremely low temperatures

Under the Australian sun Innovations

Under the Australian sun

Now that the ES is over, it’s time again for the ES – the same goes for solar cars.

Once around the world Innovations

Once around the world

The InCar®plus demonstrator has already traveled far.

Furnace - molten metal Technology report

Molten metal from the furnace

An investment worth millions makes Duisburg fit for the future.

Making gold with slag | Kundenmagazin Practical insight

Making gold with slag

We used to dump slag, now we process it.

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.

It’s all in the mix Expert knowledge

It’s all in the mix

A new sinter test facility determines the most efficient and environmentally friendly way to use raw materials.

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.

A library with a patina Practical insight

A library with a patina

A sign of transience: A library building in Switzerland has been covered with thyssenkrupp’s weatherproof patinax® construction steel.

Sebastian Sieron Technology report

The name’s Sieron – pleased to meet you!

Engineers in the spotlight: Get to know Sebastian Sieron, who represents the many dedicated specialists in thyssenkrupp’s Steel division. He works in research and development for non-oriented electrical steel, which helps electric motors run faster.

Jenny Schulte Technoloy report

Introducing Ms. Schulte

Engineers in the spotlight: Get to know Jenny Schulte, who represents the many dedicated specialists in thyssenkrupp’s Steel division. She is overseeing the development and introduction of scalur®+Z.

Stéphane Graff Technology report

The name is Graff – Stéphane Graff!

Engineers in the spotlight: Get to know Stéphane Graff, who represents the many dedicated specialists in thyssenkrupp’s Steel division. He characterizes materials and conducts feasibility studies for hot forming.

Crashing on command at thyssenkrupp Expert knowledge

Crashing on command

From now on, thyssenkrupp’s Steel division can conduct even more crash tests at the Dortmund, Germany location.

Invest now, save later Innovations

Invest now, save later

Resource conservation is a crucial consideration in the business world. thyssenkrupp’s Steel division has many years of experience in this area, and we would like to share our expertise.

A coking plant becomes a bakery Technology report

A coking plant becomes a bakery

A modern testing facility belonging to thyssenkrupp Steel and Industrial Solutions can transform coke oven gas into baking powder.

Focused efficiency at 0.18 millimeters Technology report

Focused efficiency at 0.18 millimeters

The amount of electricity used by Denmark in half a year: That’s how much power Europe’s transformers alone have to save by 2020, a job that calls for highly efficient, grain-oriented electrical steel.

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.

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.

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.

Always stay flexible Technology report

Always stay flexible

How can complex production methods be optimized? The international research project RECOBA explores this question.

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.

High-profile family Customer portrait

High-profile family

For seven decades, Wurzer has produced steel profiles for roofs, walls, and facades. Just like his father, Georg Wurzer relies on materials from thyssenkrupp Steel Europe.

Portrait: Familienunternehmen Welser Customer portrait

A global profile

Welser, a family-owned company, produces steel profiles for the construction, automotive, and environmental sectors. thyssenkrupp Steel Europe has supplied the bulk of the flat steel for these for three decades.

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.

Interview: Prof. Andreas Kern, Head of Quality Assurance in the Heavy Plate Business Unit Technology report

It pays off

How can you determine quality and what role do the casinos of Monte Carlo play in simulating mechanical properties? Andreas Kern, Head of Quality Assurance in the Heavy Plate Business Area, provides an explanation.

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.

Not here yet there Practical insight

Not here yet there

Companies that wish to tap into foreign markets have to have an understanding of the local market, cultural sensitivity, and a local presence – or a solid collaboration with a representative like the employees in Heavy Plate.

What signs of quality are important to you? Quiz

Compact Quiz - Quality

What signs of quality are important to you?

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.

Quality is a promise that lasts Expert knowledge

Quality is a promise that lasts

Robert Schmitt, Dean at RWTH Aachen University, and Rudolf Schönenberg, Head of Quality Management at thyssenkrupp Steel Europe, discuss how they define quality.

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.’

Kuniberg vocational school Practical insight

Renovation of Kuniberg vocational school

The local press, the student newspaper, neighbors – everyone’s talking about the successful interior and exterior renovation of Kuniberg vocational school. At the center of all the attention is the school’s new facade, with panels made of pladur® organic coated steel from thyssenkrupp Steel Europe.

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 Innovations

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.

Quiz Quiz

Quiz

How energy-efficient are you?

How eco-friendly is steel? Expert knowledge

How eco-friendly is steel?

Andreas Theuer heads the Environmental and Climate Protection / Sustainability division at thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG. In this interview, he explains why steel is an ecological resource.

Simulation in action Innovations

Simulation in action

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe uses simulations and crash tests to study vehicle safety. This is an ongoing process that provides a critical basis for product development.

Business creates business Innovations

Traveling by water

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe sends its steel products to the port of Antwerp to be shipped out all over the world. The company’s location on the Rhine is certainly a logistical boon.

Special steel products for liquid gas tanks Customer portrait

Special steel products for liquid gas tanks

Liquid gas transportation is booming – and with it the demand for modern tankers. TGE Marine Gas Engineering is one of the world’s market leaders in this sector of the shipbuilding industry – and the company uses cryogenic nickel steels from thyssenkrupp Steel Europe.

Colorful, durable, and brilliant – Steel’s got style Practical insight

Colorful, durable, and brilliant – Steel’s got style

Coil-coated flat steel brings variety to building facades, onto the streets, and into private homes. Axel Pohl, Sales Manager of the Color product area, tells us which industries show the most demand for pladur® products and talks about the most popular colors and patterns.

Colorful, durable, and brilliant – Steel’s got style Expert knowledge

Colorful, durable, and brilliant – Steel’s got style

Coil-coated flat steel brings variety to building facades, onto the streets, and into private homes. Axel Pohl, Sales Manager of the Color product area, tells us which industries show the most demand for pladur® products and talks about the most popular colors and patterns.

pladur® makes life colorful Practical insight

PLADUR® makes life colorful

Organically coated steel sheet transforms humdrum walls into colorful facades and turns monochromatic surfaces into exciting designs.

Like knocking on wood: pladur® Relief Wood Practical insight

Like knocking on wood: PLADUR® Relief Wood

First impressions count – and that’s what swayed MOST Mobile in favor of pladur® Relief Wood.

Gearing up for electromobility Technology report

Gearing up for electromobility

New types of electrical steel make it possible: The torque of the electric motor is increased, while a modified rotor shaft decreases the weight of the entire rotor.

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.

Furnace in top form Practical insight

Furnace in top form

Blast furnace treated to a complete overhaul: Duisburg-Schwelgern renovates the cooling system and auxiliary units in blast furnace 2.

Steel earns its stripes Practical insight

Steel earns its stripes

Steel’s got style. Prof. Dr. Joan Sofron is to the field of facades what Sir Paul Smith is to the fashion world.

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.

“We offer customers the perfect solution.” Expert knowledge

“We offer customers the perfect solution.”

InCar® plus is a forward-thinking, all-round package for the automotive industry.

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.

Wind power from Bavaria for Löw’s World Cup team Customer portrait

Wind power from Bavaria for Löw’s World Cup team

Power for Schweinsteiger and his teammates: Specialized wind turbines from Europoles ensured that the German quarters always had enough power at the World Cup in Brazil.

Attractive outer paneling made easy Technology report

Attractive outer paneling made easy

Steel Europe has now brought two highly effective corrosion protection coatings to maturity – for use with visible car body outer paneling parts.

“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.

Practical insight Practical insight

250 million euros for thinner strips

Steel Europe is renovating its hot-strip rolling mill in Duisburg.

The sandwich effect Innovations

The sandwich effect

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

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.

No heat in the oven View

No heat in the oven

It’s a rare view indeed, considering that the central section of blast furnace 9 located in Duisburg-Hamborn is normally heated to a blistering 1,600 degrees Celsius.

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