Rev. Met. Paris
Volume 88, Number 6, Juin 1991
|Page(s)||543 - 556|
|Published online||27 January 2017|
Current R and D work on near-net-shape continuous casting technologies in Europe*
Les travaux de recherche et développement en cours sur les techniques de coulée continue de produits minces en Europe
In the last ten years, Europe has been a very active player in the development of new continuous casting techniques for thin slabs or strip.
In the thin slab area, SMS, followed by MDH, Danieli and Voest-Alpine, has shown that high speed casting of thin slabs makes it possible to produce flat products economically at the mini-mill scale.
British Steel with its Horizontal Caster and the Thyssen/Usinor Sacilor/SMS consortium with the CPR technology are exploring new fields.
In the strip casting area, the programs are numerous and cover most of the possible technologies from single-roll to twin roll and belt & roll processes : in Germany (Krupp - VDM), in France (IRSID), in Italy (CSM - ILVA), or in Austria (Voest - Allegheny-Ludlum).
Within the European Community, the ECSC Technical Research on Steel has had an important catalytic effect, especially in the field of strip casting.
Subject of lecture at the International Conference SRNC-90 (Pohang, Korea, October 15-19, 1990).
The authors would like to thank their friends from the European Steel and Coal Community for encouraging the publication of this paper, as welt as their colleagues from the various European countries, who have provided them with useful information, especially the members of the Pilot and Demonstration Program Expert Committee on Continuous Casting.
© La Revue de Métallurgie 1991
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