3. Rolling and forging

This area will provide a platform for a discussion of the recent research work on development within Rolling and Forging. The main purposes are to give an up-to-date on the latest development and studies in the areas, to share the experience, ideas and strategies, and to discuss the current issues facing those involved in this field.  

Examples of topics and sub topics to be covered

 

3.1 Rolling of flat products

  • Hot strip rolling
  • Cold strip rolling and processing lines
  • Plate Rolling
  • Annealing, galvanizing and finishing
  • Processing of new steel grades
  • Improved efficiency and product quality
  • Rolls for Rolling (Wear and lubrication, grinding, new materials, roll surface, roll inspection)
  • Digitalization and Smart Factory-solutions for processing industry
  • Virtualization and HMI* in rolling and finishing operations
  • Assistance systems in rolling and finishing operations
  • Sensors and control, online measurement technologies
  • Modelling and simulations
  • Material tracking and material flow control: transportation and logistics
  • Process and production control, process automation
  • Plant upgrades and new equipment developments
  • Maintenance: plant availability and condition monitoring
  • Environmental issues
  • Reheating and descaling

*HMI= Human Machine Interface

 

3.2 Rolling of long products

  • Rod and bar rolling
  • Rolling of tubes, sections and rails
  • Annealing, galvanizing and finishing
  • Processing of new steel grades
  • Improved efficiency and product quality
  • Rolls for Rolling (Wear and lubrication, grinding, new materials, roll surface, roll inspection)
  • Digitalization and Smart Factory-solutions for processing industry
  • Virtualization and HMI* in rolling and finishing operations
  • Assistance systems in rolling and finishing operations
  • Sensors and control, online measurement technologies
  • Modelling and simulations
  • Material tracking and material flow control: transportation and logistics
  • Process and production control, process automation
  • Plant upgrades and new equipment developments
  • Maintenance: plant availability and condition monitoring
  • Environmental issues
  • Reheating and descaling

 

3.3 Forging

  • Latest developments in forging plants
  • Optimization of the forging process
  • Process simulation
  • Technical measurement of forgings
  • Measures for ensuring quality
  • Descaling
  • Furnace technology
  • Burner technology
  • Heat treatment process
  • Energy Management

Scientific Advisory Board
Rolling & Forging​

 

  • Dr. Saed Mousavi, SSAB, Sweden​
  • Dr. Georg Nussbaum, Imbach & CIE AG, Switzerland​
  • Prof. Ulrich Prahl, Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany​
  • Dr. Jonas Lagergren, SSAB, Sweden

Last updated:
September,16, 2020. Editor in chief: Nathalie Krumm, Jernkontoret.

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