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WELDER DESIGN FOR 3RD GENERATION STEEL PROCESSING
Third-generation advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) are a major opportunity for steel industry as they push the limits of both tensile strength and elongation to an outstanding level. This evolution is benefiting to everyone and brings major advantages: increased safety level, lower weight, more complex geometry and reduced energy consumption. Of course to be able to produce this new product range, the furnace is the key equipment that must be perfectly designed but is it the only one? Of course not. The new steel chemistries and mechanical properties require a new or major upgrades on the design of the Cold Rolling Mill plant lines and their processing equipment. Obviously the welder is significantly impacted, which reshuffles the cards from the functionality and process control standpoints. Primetals Technologies has fully evaluated and analyzed the incidence of this new products on the machine capability, lifetime and reliability. Following this analysis a new range of machine has been manufactured so has to answer to this new requirements: The Solid state LW21M and associated centering and notcher equipments.
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Generation 3, High strength steel, Elongation, Solid state technology, Laser cutting, Laser welding, maintenance