R&D guarantees cutting edge innovation
Goal-oriented product and process development forms the basis for innovation and, in this way, safeguards the competitive position of the Special Steel Division. These activities concentrate on the development of new specialty steels and alloys. Another important focal point is the simulation of metallurgical and forming processes.
116 employees currently work in research and development for the Special Steel Division, complemented by state of the art laboratories. Basic research is carried out in close cooperation with universities and research institutes in Austria and other countries. voestalpine Edelstahl holds a total of approx. 1,000 patents and patent registrations.