Greater efficiency, improved dynamic strength and longer service life – the components used in today’s high-tech applications have to meet increasingly sophisticated demands. Cost-effective production processes are essential to maintaining long-term market viability.
Steeltec, a member of the SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Group, has identified five steps that manufacturers of advanced steel components can take to identify the right high-performance steel for their purposes and to optimise the costs of their manufacturing processes. These five steps are set out in Steeltec’s recently issued Material Selection Guide.
Using Steeltec’s new Material Selection Guide (‘High-performance steel solutions for demanding engineering applications’), companies that process steel or that fabricate steel components now have the means to find the right technically advanced and persuasively priced premium-grade steel for their applications.
The Guide explains the benefits of getting the material selection process right and the problems that can arise when the wrong choice is made, and recommends ways to optimise material processing and machining stages.
The Guide provides checklists that enable users to translate their individual processing and product requirements into material properties and it illustrates how preventive quality assurance measures can lead to enhanced market competitiveness. A case study of the electric power tools manufacturer Metabo is included to illustrate how a development partnership with Steeltec generates cost-efficient technically optimised solutions for producers and manufacturers.
Working with Steeltec in this way has been shown to produce consistently high component quality, good tool service life, improved process reliability and shorter manufacturing times.
"We help component manufacturers to achieve the best possible cost-benefit ratio along the entire value chain," explains Guido Olschewski, Head of Quality and Product Development at Steeltec. "The key is simply to provide manufacturers with the best high-performance steel for their specific application needs."
The Steeltec motto ‘Contributing ideas’ is at the core of the company’s approach to business. As the leading producer of special bright steels and with a history stretching back 170 years, Steeltec’s focus is on developing high-performance steel solutions that meet the requirements of even the most challenging technical applications.