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Research and Innovation

We focus our research on the needs of the market and the customer. Particular attention is paid to developing new steel-based materials, and to new processes designed to achieve specific microstructures (e.g. thermomechanical rolling).

Our research and development activities are aligned with the needs of our customers, so that they too remain one step ahead.

Key research areas:

  • Surface finishes
  • Heat treatments, phase transitions, and metallographic microstructures
  • Coatings, zinc, lubricants
  • Wire cleaning, descaling, pickling
  • Wire straightening, internal stresses
  • Optimizing steel compositions and controlling processes to attain specific properties
  • Developing new methods of inline crack detection on the wire

We work together with:

  • Our customers
  • Our pre-material suppliers
  • The Montanuniversität Leoben
  • The Graz University of Technology
  • CDL - The Christian Doppler Laboratory
  • MCL Material Center Leoben
  • European Community projects
  • Brite Euram
  • RFCS (formerly EGKS)