Successful “first plate” produced with the X-Roll® MultiFlexQuench from SMS group at Ilsenburger Grobblech

On November 23, 2020, Ilsenburger Grobblech GmbH successfully heated the first heavy plate in its heat-treatment furnace No. 1, followed by the subsequent successful cooling in the new X-Roll® MultiFlex-Quench (MFQ) supplied by SMS group. Thanks to the closely coordinated and targeted collaboration during the assembly and cold commissioning phases, production of the “first plate” could take place eight days before the originally scheduled challenging deadline.

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Anhui Anhuang Machinery Co., Ltd., based in Anqing in the Chinese province of Anhui, has placed an order with SMS group for a fully automatic closed-die forging line for pistons. Anhui Anhuang will be one of the first automotive suppliers in the field of massive forming in China that is capable of manufacturing pistons for cars and trucks in a fully automated process. For SMS, this is the first reference customer in China for a closed-die forging line for pistons.

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The new headquarters of the French daily newspaper Le Monde officially opens today. The building provides Paris with a new architectural highlight. Steel from Dillinger plays a key “supporting role” in the structure: the steel structure of this extraordinary project near the Paris Austerlitz railway station contains 1,000 tons of Dillinger heavy plate. Both Dillinger and its subsidiary Dillinger France produced the plate used in this new building.

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