Steel Division

Mechanical engineering

Schmiedekasten, 110 to/Stk.

Castings for mechanical engineering (> 10 tons)

The castings can be supplied in ready-to-install condition. We also provide machining and cladding services.

Production facilities and technologies

At the Linz location of voestalpine, we have the required casting and heat-treatment plants as well as the requisite expertise to produce heavy steel castings up to 200 tons a piece. In addition, we provide ready-to-install components, including hardfacing and cladding.

Our portfolio

  • Rams for counterblow hammers
  • Mill housings and other castings for rolling mills
  • Housings for forging machines
  • Anvils
  • Hammer housings
  • End walls for cement mills
  • Slag pots
  • Steel castings for general engineering applications


Wear-resistant plates

Our durostat® and altrix® are attractive special grades for applications that require a high level of wear resistance.

Parts used in abrasive environments wear out quickly. In order to lengthen the service life of such components, we have developed two special steel grades whose service life is significantly longer than that of conventional steels. Our online-hardened durostat® carbon steels are especially wear-resistant and demonstrate the best processing properties. Our highly wear-resistant altrix® steels include multi-layer plates for an even longer service life.


Heavy plates made of case-hardening and heat-treatable steels

Case-hardening and heat-treatable steels are usually heat-treated following final processing at the customer in order to unfold their final properties. Typical areas of application are in making tools and molds.

Case-hardening and heat-treatable steels are usually heat-treated following final processing at the customer in order to unfold their final properties. Typical areas of application are in making tools and molds (e.g. for concrete blocks).

Steel grades

Heat-treatable steels

according to EN 10083:

C45, C45+N, C45E, C45E+N, C45E+QT, 42CrMo4

Case-hardening steels

according to EN 10084:

16MnCr5, 20MnCr5



Plate thickness:  

10–150 mm (dependent on steel grade)

Plate width:

3,950 mm max. (dependent on thickness and steel grade;

widths of up to 3,800 mm for Q+T)

Plate length:

18,700 mm max. (dependent on thickness and steel grade;

lengths of up to 13,200 mm for Q+T)

Ordered weight:   

At least 2 tons per line item

Unit weight:

11.7 tons max. per single plate

Castings for mechanical engineering (< 10 tons)

Castings for mechanical engineering (< 10 tons)

These products are supplied as steel and nodular iron castings that meet customer requirements with respect to a variety of different strengths and levels of ductility. We manufacture castings made of manganese steel, stainless and acid-resistant materials (duplex steels) for special applications. Products are available upon request in ready-to-install condition.

Steel and nodular iron castings

Our manufacturing capacity includes an ingot mold facility that produces series with unit weights ranging between 50 and 400 kg with high economic efficiency. Larger and heavier parts for the machine-building industry are hand-formed. The maximum unit weight is around 10 tons for steel castings and 12 tons for nodular iron castings. Nodular iron castings comply with the EN-GJS 400 15 standard.

Mechanical engineering

We use various different materials in steel castings, from non-alloyed standard grades to heat-treatable and fine-grained steels to high-alloy and high-strength special steels with specified properties. Our casting applications are found in the fields of special transport, earth-moving equipment, mining and special machinery.

Switch manufacturing

voestalpine Giesserei Traisen GmbH delivers steel frogs made of manganese steel for high-speed railway systems. We are an esteemed and competent partner, particularly in the development of prototypes.

Stainless and acid-resistant steels

The metallurgical equipment at voestalpine Giesserei Traisen GmbH allows us to produce a broad range of materials. For example, standard-to-basic-alloy castings that are fully processed and ready to install are supplied to the food, paper and chemical industries.

Shipbuilding steel plates

Shipbuilding steel plates

Our shipbuilding steels in normal and high-strength grades are used in offshore applications, platform superstructures and for special ships in the oil and gas industry.

Areas of application

Steel shipbuilding plates are used in the cabin structures of cruise ships. The especially thin but wide plates are used for such applications to offer the best processing properties such as flatness and weldability. In contrast, high-strength, thermomechanically rolled shipbuilding plates are used in offshore applications. They are used for platform superstructures or for special ships in the oil and gas industry.

Safety and quality

We guarantee the highest safety and quality standards and meet all the requirements of renowned certification companies.

  • DNV-GL
  • Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)
  • Bureau Veritas (BV)
  • Lloyd's Register of Shipping (LRS)
  • American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
  • Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS)

Steel grades

A, B, D, E

AH 32 TM, A 32 TM, DH 32 TM, D 32 TM, EH 32 TM, E 32 TM

AH 36 TM, A 36 TM, DH 36 TM, D 36 TM, EH 36 TM, E 36 TM, FH 36 TM, F 36 TM



Plate thickness

5–140 mm max. (dependent on width and steel grade)

Plate width

3,950 mm max. (dependent on thickness and steel grade)

Plate length

18,700 mm max. (dependent on thickness and steel grade)

Ordered weight 

At least 2 tons per line item

Unit weight

19.5 tons max.

Hot-rolled steel strip

Hot-rolled steel strip

Tailored to the specific needs of the customer, the product portfolio ranges from mild steels to meet the highest forming requirements to ultra-high-strength steels for the most stringent applications.


To meet every customer requirement we supply hot-rolled steel strip in widths up to 1,750 mm and thicknesses up to 20 mm. Our products are available in both pickled and unpickled condition, as slit or wide strip in coils. Even slit steel strip or cut shapes are possible. Hot-rolled steels made by voestalpine are supplied in a wide range of grades and qualities. A variety of alloys and rolling programs provide our customers with just the right steel for their specific applications.

Steel grades

  • Mild steels
  • Structural steels
  • Micro-alloyed steels (alform® steels)
  • Case-hardening and heat-treatable steels
  • Multi-phase and martensitic steels
  • Pole and rim steels
  • Enameling steels
  • Steels for gas cylinders
  • Weather-resistant structural steels
  • Linepipe steels

Hot-rolled steel strip 

  • Available in pickled and unpickled condition 
  • Excellent suitability to forming processes 
  • Excellent weldability 
  • Customer-specific fulfillment of mechanical properties 
  • Narrowest thickness and width tolerances guaranteed 
  • Surface roughness adjustable in exact compliance with customer requirements


High-strength plates

High-strength plates made of fine-grained steel have a minimum yield strength of 620 and 700 MPa, and ultra-high-strength special grades achieve yield strengths of up to 1100 MPa.

Higher stresses

Machines and buildings are becoming ever larger. When you double the values of length, width and height of a component, the weight grows by a factor of 8, while the supporting cross-sectional area only grows by a factor of 4. This doubles the stress, which is calculated with the weight divided by the cross-sectional area. High-strength steels are capable of supporting these higher stresses and simultaneously lead to decreased weight of the component.

Specific advantages

The low weight of high-strength and ultra-high-strength heavy plates saves costs: The pre-material expenses, transport charges, and the assembly and foundation costs drop drastically. Add to that the costs saved during further processing of the material. Thanks to the excellent welding properties, work can proceed quickly and efficiently. On top of this, much less filler metal is required, and the weld seam test is simplified.

Our portfolio

We deliver high-strength heavy plates as fine-grained steels with a minimum yield strength of 620 and 700 MPa and ultra-high-strength heavy plates with a minimum yield strength of 900, 960 and 1100 MPa as special voestalpine grades.

  • alform plate 620 M – thermomechanically rolled, high-strength fine-grained steels
  • alform plate 700 M – thermomechanically rolled, high-strength fine-grained steels
  • aldur 700, 900 and 960 Q – quenched and tempered, high-strength fine-grained steel
  • alform plate 900 M x-treme – thermomechanically rolled, ultra-high-strength fine-grained steels
  • alform plate 960 M x-treme – thermomechanically rolled, ultra-high-strength fine-grained steels
  • alform plate 1100 M x-treme - thermomechanically rolled, ultra-high-strength fine-grained steels


Maintenance-free WF 750 sliding elements

voestalpine Giesserei Linz GmbH supplies ready-to-install sliding elements and bushings in a wide variety of designs and bronze materials.

Areas of application

  • Automotive industry (tool guides, auto body presses)
  • Plastic injection molding machines and injection molding tools
  • Mechanical engineering, steelmaking plants and rolling mills
  • Construction and brick industries
  • Dam systems and hydraulic engineering
  • Shipbuilding
  • Welding technology
  • Packaging industry
  • Crane and conveying engineering


Custom-made products

voestalpine Giesserei Linz GmbH supplies ready-to-install sliding elements and bushings in a wide variety of designs: Slide plates up to 1,300 x 500 mm, bushings, rings and cast parts up to a unit weight of 1 ton. All sliding elements can also be manufactured in a wide variety of different bronze materials.


Each sliding element is assigned a serial number. Indication of this unique sliding element number is sufficient when placing orders.

Maintenance-free WF 750 sliding elements 

  • Maintenance-free 
  • Wear-resistant 
  • Low friction resistance 
  • Top temperature of approx. 200 °C, short-range 
  • No contaminants in lubricant 
  • Environmentally compatible 
  • Corrosion resistant 
  • Not sensitive to impact loads 
  • Especially suited to oscillating sliding movements 
  • Stick-slip-free sliding 
  • Long service life

ALZEN 305, ALZEN 305 K and ALZEN 501 white bronze

ALZEN 305, ALZEN 305 K and ALZEN 501 white bronze

ALZEN alloys are in high demand in the mechanical engineering industry.

Developed by voestalpine Giesserei Linz GmbH in Austria, ALZEN 305 and ALZEN 501 ZnAlCu alloys demonstrate excellent sliding properties. They are predominantly found in mechanical engineering applications.

Our portfolio

  • Bushings
  • Rods
  • Sliding plates
  • Rolled plates

Advantages of ALZEN 

  • Low specific weight and price advantages 
  • Shortened processing time due to higher cutting speeds 
  • Excellent running and emergency running behavior 
  • Improved embedding capacity 
  • Improved wettability with lubricants 
  • Higher level of heat conductivity 
  • Improved damping capacity 
  • Low friction value 
  • Long service life 
  • Stable price

Cold-rolled steel strip

Cold-rolled steel strip

Cold-rolled steel strips made by voestalpine shine with the best surface appearance. Our continuous production process and modern H2 annealing technology allow the manufacture of high-quality cold-rolled steel strip with narrow thickness tolerances.


The comprehensive steel grade program makes cold-rolled steel strip a true all-round material that can be used in applications from simple sections to complex deep-drawn parts. Cold-rolled steel strip is used in the household appliance industry (e.g. for washing machines, dishwashers, clothes dryers, refrigerators, stoves, hot-water boilers), radiator industry, automotive industry (for auto body parts in less corrosive environments), packaging industry and in the tube and section industry.

Steel grades

  • Mild steels
  • Structural steels
  • Phosphorus-alloyed steels
  • Micro-alloyed steels
  • Bake-hardening steels
  • High-strength IF Steels
  • Dual-phase steels
  • Complex-phase steels
  • TRIP steels

Cold-rolled steel strip 

  • Excellent surface quality 
  • Excellent cold formability 
  • Highly uniform mechanical properties 
  • Narrow thickness tolerances thanks to the most modern production technologies


Cam units

Our cam units are predominantly used in the automotive and automobile component supplier industries.

Standard cam units

Our standard cam units are used to punch, cut and form sheets and plates. Cam slide units make it possible to punch, cut and form sheets as they are pressed into the various shapes of auto bodies.

Special cam units

If a suitable slide unit cannot be found in our standard program, we will be glad to manufacture one that meets your specific requirements. We use standard components in our units so that we can offer the largest possible part availability to our customers.

Download area

You will find important information about our products in the download center. Technical drawings have also been provided for your convenience in the download area and can be downloaded in CATIA and PDF formats. Please order our products comfortably by using our order service.

Advantages of sliding elements 

  • Patented system 
  • Optimized sliding fit due to maintenance-free sliding elements 
  • Surfaces hardened and ground 
  • Minimized wear and abrasion, long service life 
  • Exact guidance 
  • High absorption of lateral transverse forces 
  • Adjustable backlash 
  • Pneumatic spring adjustable and dismountable 
  • All individual components available as replacement parts 
  • Automatic kickdown on both sides 
  • Compliant with NAAMS standard


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