SMS group is a leading full-line technology partner in the world of metals. SMS Concast is SMS group’s specialist for casting semi-finished long products out of steel – billets, beam blanks and blooms.
Info-box : What is Continuous casting?
Continuous casting is a cost-effective manufacturing process to produce semi-finished steel products for subsequent rolling processes. The technology was first introduced in the 1950s, and nowadays it accounts for over 90% of global liquid steel production. To guarantee that the steel has a homogeneous grain structure, steel is poured into a water-cooled copper mold and quickly chilled. The mold has a specific shape and dimensions corresponding to the desired product (billets, blooms, or slabs). Large quantities of these semi-finished products are stored for several months or years outdoors before they are further processed in rolling mills to become finished products (bars, profiles, plates, strips, or tubes). For later identification, they receive a stamped identification number made up of numbers and letters. Afterwards, the finished products are sold to various sectors (i.e., construction, transportation, production industries), where the tracking of the production has high priority.
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