New Open-Die Forging Press from SMS Group in Operation at Western Superconducting

Western Superconducting Technologies Co Ltd in Xian in Shaanxi Province of China has successfully put into service a 63/80-MN two-column high-speed push-down open-die forging press supplied by SMS group. The supply also included two integrated railbound 25-ton manipulators and a mobile eight-ton loading and unloading manipulator. The Chinese company is now able to flexibly manufacture…

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Low demand, falling scrap prices weigh on US cold-rolled coil, galvanized steel

Cold-rolled and galvanized steel prices in the United States declined over the past week, with weakening end-market demand and September’s ferrous scrap settlement working in tandem to erode spot market prices. Fastmarkets’ weekly price assessments for steel cold-rolled coil, fob mill US, and for steel hot-dipped galvanized (base) steel coil, fob mill US, both decreased to $37…

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