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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A single blockchain-based industrial register of certificates will fight against falsification on the Russian metal products market

Within the framework of the 4th International Mining and Metallurgical Summit SAP, an initiative was announced to create a unified industry register of blockchain-based certificates of metal products. The idea was supported by Russian metallurgical companies Severstal, Zagorsk Pipe Plant, as well as industry associations. The system can be launched as early as next year…

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