The production and processing of steel, aluminium and other non-ferrous metals is the basis for a wide variety of industrial applications and every day activities. The targets of modern production and processing are connected with lightweight design, efficiency, flexibility and the conservation of resources.
Thermal processes play a key role in these value chains, be it in a steel plant or in a high performance foundry. They include the controlled heating, melting and cooling of materials which then are subject to further treatment or processing stages.
heat processing already reflects this chain-linking function of thermal processes in the context of metallurgical industries. It is therefore a consequent next step to consider the whole metal value chain and to complement it with the perspective of its equipment suppliers.
VDMA Metallurgy represents the entirety of plants, devices, equipment and process technology for metal production and processing – from raw materials to semi-finished products. Thus, the information provided by VDMA Metallurgy will include economic snapshots and forecasts as well as articles on technical matters.
Thanks to the new cooperation, the reader of heat processing will benefit from access to valuable knowledge from the VDMA network and its European partner associations like CECOF.