Stahlinstitut VDEh https://vdeh.de/en/information/news/ – 22.05.2024

Steel Institute VDEh strengthens its team

The VDEh has hired two new employees to strengthen the joint technical work for its member plants and to support their transformation on the path to climate neutrality.

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5th Lightweighting Summit: Lightweight construction as a transformation technology for the resource transition

The 5th Lightweighting Summit of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK) will be held on April 23, 2024 as part of HANNOVER MESSE. This year's congress is dedicated to the topic of "Lightweight construction as a transformation technology for the resource transition" and will highlight the important role of lightweight construction concepts in the transition to a resource-efficient economy

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DIN EN 10305-3:2024-01: Precision steel tubes - Technical delivery conditions - Part 3: Welded dimensionally rolled tubes

The standards of the EN 10305 series contain the technical delivery conditions for precision steel tubes. Precision steel tubes are used in the furniture industry, but above all in mechanical engineering and vehicle construction. They are used as e.g: Shafts, axles, cylinders, injection lines, lines for hydraulic and pneumatic systems, cylinders and ring-shaped parts in mechanical engineering. These standards not only contain the steels and delivery conditions, but are also dimensional standards with preferred dimensions, limit dimensions and tolerances.They can therefore be used as a basis for ordering without further standards.

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DIN EN ISO 683-17:2023-12: Steels, alloy steels and free-cutting steels intended for heat treatment - Part 17: Rolling bearing steels

Rolling bearings are bearings in which two components that move relative to each other, the inner and outer ring, are separated by rolling elements. These rolling elements can be balls, barrels, cylinders, cones or needles. The rolling bearing is often used with a stationary outer ring so that the moving inner ring sits on a rotating shaft. The bearings can also be mounted on an axle with a stationary inner ring so that the moving outer ring is fixed, for example, with a rotating wheel. Depending on the bearing, this can absorb radial and/or axial forces. By separating the inner and outer shells with rolling elements, friction is essentially reduced to very low rolling friction.

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DIN EN 10278:2024-01: Dimensions and tolerances of bright steel products made of stainless and other special steels

Bright steel products have special characteristics with regard to shape, dimensional accuracy and surface finish. The bright steel is obtained either by peeling on a peeling machine or by drawing on a drawing bench. Bright steel is usually in the form of round, flat, square or hexagonal bars and is supplied in drawn, peeled or ground condition. Bright steel is used for mass production in the automotive and mechanical engineering industries.

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204th General Meeting of the Steel Institute VDEh on September 13, 2023

The minutes of the 204th General Meeting of the VDEh Steel Institute on September 13, 2023 in Hattingen are available for viewing or downloading in the internal member area under the menu item "Member information".

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Presentations from the 2023 General Assembly are now available for download in the internal member area

The presentations by the winner of the Carl-Lueg-Denkmünze 2023, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Bleck, and Dr. Olaf Schmidt-Rutsch on the history of Henrichshütte are available for download in the internal member area under the menu item "Fachbeiträge".

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Come to the 11th European Continuous Casting Conference from 7 – 11 October 2024

If you are active in the field of continuous casting as plant operator, plant supplier, researcher, consumption materials or services provider we offer you to take the chance to present your latest technological developments, ideas and research results at this event by submitting your abstract for a technical paper

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Steel Institute VDEh awards Carl Lueg Medal to Wolfgang Bleck

At its general meeting in the LWL Henrichshütte Museum, the VDEh Steel Institute awarded Wolfgang Bleck the Carl Lueg Medal. In front of more than 150 VDEh members, the long-serving director of the Aachen Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy was honored for his services to steel research and the German steel industry. Wolfgang Bleck is only the 20th award winner in the almost 120-year history of the Carl Lueg Medal.

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Obituary

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Pluschkell passed away on September 1, 2023, at the age of 87. Prof. Pluschkell was born in 1936 in Laptau, East Prussia. After studying ferrous metallurgy at what was then the Clausthal Mining Academy, he first worked as an assistant at the Institute for Theoretical Metallurgy there, where he received his doctorate in 1967, and from 1966 as a research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research in Stuttgart. In 1971 he moved to Hoesch Stahl AG in Dortmund, where he was responsible for research and development, latterly as plant manager for process engineering. In 1990 he was appointed to the Chair of Metallurgical Process Technology at Clausthal Technical University, which he held until his retirement in 2002. Even after that, Prof. Pluschkell continued to be involved in research and teaching.

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