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Global pig iron production increases in 2023 y-o-y

According to data from the WorldSteel Association, in 2023, global pig iron output went up by 1.1% year on year to about 1.41 billion tons.Among them, China was the top 1 pig iron-producing country, with output increasing by 0.7% year... Read more

Scrap › Brazil ferrous scrap exports reach record high in 2023 amid India steel boom

Brazil set a record high in ferrous scrap export volumes in 2023, with about 800,000 mt of material flowing abroad, more than doubling the 369,305 mt recorded in 2022, according to latest customs’ data analyzed by S&P Global Commodity Insights.India... Read more

Automotive › TO ALL AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLIERS: THERE IS REASON ENOUGH TO BE CONFIDENT!

In his first editorial as CLEPA President, Matthias Zink addresses the automotive supplier industry. Despite the many geopolitical and economic challenges, he believes in the industry because he knows about the resilience, innovative strength and future readiness of the companies.The... Read more

Aluminum › Light vehicle aluminum content and outlook study

A new survey of automakers and Tier 1 suppliers confirms aluminum use in new electric vehicles will continue to grow through the end of the decade, largely fueled by demand for more sustainable transportation. The report indicates the demand for... Read more

Aluminum › Metallurgist explains the surprising properties of aluminum

Despite being the most abundant metal on Earth, constituting over 8% of the Earth's core mass, aluminum was only discovered in the 1820s, by Danish physicist Hans Christian Ørsted. This is partly explained because pure aluminum doesn't exist in nature... Read more

Fair › Poland. METAL expo new format!

This year's METAL and its accompanying exhibitions, Heat Treatment, Aluminium & Nonfermet, Control-Tech and Recycling, come in a slightly refreshed format. The expo cluster is held for two days (previously, this has been a three-day event). The foundry industryevent is held on 24... Read more

Steel › Brazil: Metallurgical Triumph: ArcelorMittal's Pecem Milestone

Synopsis:ArcelorMittal's Pecem slab production plant, nestled in the Brazilian state of Ceara, accomplished a remarkable feat in 2023, producing 3.0 million metric tons and hitting its nameplate capacity for the first time since inception in 2016. CEO Erick Torres attributes... Read more

Steel › Electrifying Conundrum: Germany's Steel Dilemma

Synopsis:Germany's steel industry faces a pivotal challenge as the quest for decarbonization amplifies its electricity demands. The German steel federation, Wirtschaftsvereinigung Stahl, WV Stahl, projects a substantial need for 48 TWh in 2030 for hydrogen electrolysis. However, recent changes, including... Read more

technology › Automating Apex: Toyota's Robo Revolution

Synopsis:Toyota, in collaboration with READY Robotics and NVIDIA, is ushering in a new era of industrial robotics by integrating READY ForgeOS with NVIDIA Isaac Sim in the cutting-edge Omniverse platform. This breakthrough allows Toyota to program robots seamlessly in a... Read more

Steel › Metallurgical Renaissance: Piombino Steel's Resurgence

Synopsis:Italian Minister for Business & Made in Italy Minister Adolfo Ursus and JSW Group's CEO, Sajjan Jindal, convened at Palazzo Piacentini to spearhead the revitalization of Piombino's steel industry. The discussion solidified a new agreement focusing on the revival of... Read more

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