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The Bolivian state enterprise Yacimientos de Litio Bolivianos (YLB) and the German company ACI Systems Alemania GmbH (ACISA), a member of the ACI Group which develops sustainable manufacturing solutions for the photovoltaic, battery and automotive in more

LKAB Minerals has signed an agreement to acquire UK-based industrial mining company Francis Flower, subject to merger clearance. more

Expom S.A., a company based in Kurzetnik, is Poland’s leading manufacturer of metal parts, assemblies, devices and large-size steel structures for industries such as marine, machinery, power, mining, construction and others. more

Words can sometimes produce a false impression. The product classification "heavy plate" is a case in point: for the uninformed, there can be an initial assumption that the term refers to something massive and crude, almost primitive. more

The operational integration of FAMUR SA and KOPEX SA has been completed. The formal merger of both companies will make it possible to use the potential of synergy and scale effects. more

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) Group has developed its first programme-controlled robot capable of executing the functions of an employee working on a computer. more

The new SKF Passenger bearing 1.7 Mkm CRU, introduced at InnoTrans 2018, is a sealed and greased unit that has been developed to run 1.7 Mkm between maintenance intervals. more

The SmartSteel Innovation Challenge, a joint initiative between SSAB and Sandvik Materials Technology, is looking to find innovative new ideas on what a future steel fingerprint could be made of. more

Accuride International, a manufacturer of telescopic extension slides, will launch the second generation of Fullpyro, a pyrolytic-compatible telescopic extension slide, in September 2018. more

Atlas Copco has launched the new GA 90+-160 VSD+ oil-injected screw compressor range that provides reduced energy consumption, straightforward installation and simple service. more

Goudsmit Magnetics Group of Waalre (NL) has developed a magnetic gripper for the purpose of picking up or holding items such as punched steel parts, blanks and perforated steel sheet in robotic applications in the automotive industry. more

The ARMATURY Group has produced two goggle valves with a total weight of over than 18 tons for the blast furnace in Linz, after receiving the contract last year. The goggle valves have already integrated into the blast furnace for DN 1800 and DN 800. more

The Polish designer Oskar Zieta has created a public sculpture in Wrocław using an inflated steel technique as he plans to use the same method for larger architectural works. more

Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer Skanska have begun testing the viability of its Electric Site concept. more

Alongside economic growth, with significant environmental demands, the emphasis on economic and ecological responsibility of industry representatives is rapidly increasing. more

Danieli, a global steel industry supplier, has announced it will be utilising cybersecurity blockchain solutions to secure data on its networks. To this end, it has signed a partnership with cybersecurity start-up Naoris. more

Sandvik has been granted a major order from CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research to develop a new stainless steel grade to help scientists understand the creation of the universe and its fundamental structure. more

The FAMUR Group, a leading supplier of solutions for mining industry in Europe has signed a cooperation agreement with ABB Poland to collaborate in modern solutions and technologies in Poland's external mining sector. more

Hadley Group, a world leader in advanced cold rolled steel technology, has acquired EWS (Manufacturing) Ltd, a specialist in the production of components and profiles using cold rollforming technology. more

Wyelands Bank has commissioned some new research on the UK’s iron and steel exports. It reveals that Pakistan, Turkey and India are the UK’s fastest growing export partners for iron and steel. more

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