STEEL + TECHNOLOGY is the English-language trade journal for steel production, processing, application technology, innovation and management.

The target groups are steel production companies, steel processing companies (from hot and cold rolling to surface finishing), steel processing companies (forming, joining, sheet metal processing), the supply industry, universities, technical colleges and associations.

Frequency of publication: 4 issues 2024
6th year of publication 
Print run: 7,000 copies

Key topics

Plant engineering; Metallurgy; Innovation; Coke-making technology; Technology; Companys; Markets; Forming technology; Materials and production, Digitization; Steel application; Precious metals

Steel trade; Management; Events; Profession and career; Energy and Environment; Technology, strategy and management trends; Profiles of the industry players; Comments; Interviews; Well-founded technical reports; Scientific background information

Dates and planned topics

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Issue 1 - March
Issue 2 - April
Issue 3 - October
Issue 4 - December
13 February 2024
09 April 2024
24 September 2024
12 November 2024
04 March 2024
23 April 2024
15 October 2024
03 December 2024




Ad closing date: 13 February| Printing material: 15 February| Publication date: 04 March

Steel technology

Excellent start for the hot-strip plant at the new NMDC steel plant in India
NMDC Steel Ltd. relied on thin-slab technology to enter the steel production business. The new hot strip mill is part of the new NMDC steel complex, located at Nagarnar, in Chhattisgarh, India, and it is designed to produce 2.9 million tons per year of hot-rolled coils, in strip thicknesses ranging from 16 mm down to 1.0 mm, widths from 900 to 1650 mm, in coils weighing up to 35 tons. This is the first steel plant in India featuring vertical-curved casters and a hot-strip mill with separation between roughing and finishing.

Advanced continuous casting with an innovative solution for mould level control 
The recent development of a mould level control technology is considered as a ground-breaking model for establishing the ideal caster roll geometry already at the design stage. It utilizes advanced mathematical methods for next-level caster-design optimization and reduces unsteady bulging by 50 percent. As a result, it allows for higher casting speeds and greater productivity while producing slabs of reliable and high quality.

Strip processing

Long-term experience of active chatter damping at cold rolling mills
Chatter management can be understood as a basic concept to operate a rolling mill at low vibration levels in order to achieve maximum speeds and production. Among the tools and measures necessary to reach this aim are a chatter monitoring system and an active chatter damping system. An overview from the general idea of the system up to operational and long-term results of the pilot installation is given. Especially by the demonstrated operational results, the great potential of active vibration damping for cold rolling mills is shown.

thyssenkrupp Steel decarbonizes batch annealing plant
Bell-type annealing plants have so far been mainly operated with natural gas. Recently, 70 t of steel strip were fossil-free heat-treated in a bell-type annealing plant at German steel strip manufacturer thyssenkrupp for the first time in the world. In production trials, the fuel gas supply for the annealing plant was gradually shifted from natural gas to up to 100% hydrogen to assess the influence of increased hydrogen admixtures on the overall system. Up to 2600 kg of CO2 can be saved per annealing cycle by using regenerative produced hydrogen, while maintaining productivity and product properties.

Special: Trade fairs preview

wire 2024 and Tube 2024 trade fairs – the most relevant international exhibitions for the wire & cable and the tube & pipe sectors
wire and Tube will again provide a complete overview of the wire and cable sector and the tube and pipe scene worldwide from 15 to 19 April 2024 in Düsseldorf, Germany. wire 2024 will present machinery and equipment for the manufacture and processing of wire, finished products as fasteners and springs, tools and auxiliaries for process engineering, materials, glass fibre technologies, special wires and cable as well as innovations from sensor, control and testing technology. Tube 2024 will present the entire process chain of the tube & pipe industry – in a focused and compact array: machinery and equipment for manufacturing pipes and tubes, finishing and processing of pipes & tubes as well as raw materials, tube products and accessories all form part of the extensive ranges. This line-up is complemented by tube & pipe, pipeline, OCTG technology and profile trading.

Steel trade, steel distribution

Digital solution for low-carbon metals procurement
Suppliers and customers of the European materials distribution units of thyssenkrupp Material Services can now access on-demand product carbon footprints using a new carbon traceability and intensity tool. The new digital solution will provide carbon reports for better decision-making in terms of low-carbon procurement. Comprehensive "cradle-to-customer" calculations inform about the decarbonisation strategies across the supply chain.

Sustainable Steel Application and products

Low carbon-emissions rails
Rail transport is already considered climate-friendly. However, rails produced from low-CO2 steel enable rail network operators to drastically reduce their carbon emissions even further. The French subsidiaries of the Saarstahl Group, Saarstahl Rail and Saarstahl Ascoval, are currently the only providers throughout Europe to have scrutinized conventional processes and production methods, and then develop decarbonized rails. In close alliance with the state-owned railroad operator in France (SNCF - Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français), Saarstahl Rail has been successfully implementing the low-CO2 rail concept in practice. In the meantime, further railroad network operators and infrastructure firms have awarded Saarstahl Rail contracts for “green” rails worth millions of Euros.

Low carbon-emissions steel for offshore wind park in the Baltic Sea
Vestas, the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions, has established a partnership with ArcelorMittal to launch a low carbon-emissions steel offering that significantly reduces the lifetime carbon dioxide emissions from the production of wind turbine towers. It will make its first delivery of heavy plates to an offshore wind farm project realised by Baltic Power in Poland.

and much more

Fairs | Exhibitions | Events

32. INTERNATIONALE KRANFACHTAGUNG, Dresden/Germany - 11.-12.03.2024
LogiMat Stuttgart/Germany 19.-21-03.2024
wire & Tube, Düsseldorf/Germany 15.-19.04.2024
HANNOVER-Messe, Hanover/Germany 22.-26.04.2024
Freiberger Feuerfest-Symposium, Freiberg/Germany 22.-24.04.2024
Control, Stuttgart/Germany 23.-26.04.2024
IESSS, Achen/Germany 24.-25.04.2024

Issue 2 - April| Special AISTech| Digitisation | AI| Steel production


Ad closing date: 09 April| Printing material: 11 April| Publication date: 23 March

Steel technology

Radar-based molten metal level measurement technology
A rugged radar sensor measures the level of molten metal at temperatures up to 1,600°C with high accuracy and sampling rate. The sensor does not normally require active cooling. An optional rugged housing provides additional protection. Linked to automation systems, the radar solution enables increased productivity and safety.
JSW Steel to invest in a second casting and direct rolling plant
Indian steel producer JSW Steel will implement CSP® Nexus technology at the Dolvi Works on the west coast of Maharashtra. The plant, the third of its kind worldwide, not only promises maximum productivity but also expands the product mix in terms of widths and thicknesses, i.e. to include plate products up to 2,600 millimeters width. For the first time, both hot strip and plate in these dimensions can be produced on one mill, meaning maximum flexibility.
Industrial development of hydrogen-based direct reduction receipts
A direct reduction test facility will be erected at thyssenkrupp Steel's steel works in Duisburg, Germany. The project aims to advance research and development into the hydrogen-based direct reduction of iron ore. The test facility will have a production capacity of 100 kg DRI per hour. It shall investigate the capabilities to operate with different types of feed stock and use various reduction gases.
Mega class factory for refractories to be erected in Tennessee
INTOCAST has officially announced the construction of a new, state-of-the-art production plant dedicated to the manufacture of MgO-C refractories and materials specifically for the North American market. This significant investment marks a pivotal expansion of INTOCAST's operations in the United States, emphasizing its commitment to innovation, sustainability, and proximity to the customers.
Steel trade, steel distribution  
Enhancing quality control in the automotive industry
ArcelorMittal Wire Solutions has unveiled a pivotal €1 million investment geared towards amplifying its control capacity in its mill of Dortmund, Germany. This move is poised to revolutionise the ability to deliver products with zero defects, precisely tailored to meet the exacting needs of the automotive industry. This strategic endeavour underscores the unwavering commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction.
Sustainable Steel Application and products
High-performance electrical steel for the energy turnaround and electric mobility
thyssenkrupp Steel has commissioned a new slitting line in Motta Visconti, Italy. The line is part of the company's investment in electric mobility and enables the production of high-efficiency electrical steel for the automotive industry. Among other things, the line is designed for top grades with particularly thin dimensions, starting from 0.20 mm, for use in energy-efficient electric motors for electric mobility, as well as products with highly reactive, modern adhesive insulating varnishes.
Alleima to release carbon footprint data
Alleima, a leading manufacturer of high value-added products in advanced stainless steels, special alloys, has decided to implement Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and will be one of the first companies to provide product-specific carbon footprint for rock drill steel products for the mining industry. Each product will be certified with a third-party verified carbon footprint.
and much more


Fairs | Exhibitions | Events

AISTech, Columbus/USA 06.-09.05.2024
13th EEC, Essen/Germany 03.-06.06.2024
Surface Technology, Stuttgart/Germany 04.-06.06.2024
Sensor + Test, Nuremberg/Germany 11.-13.06.2024
Nordic Steel Conference, Lulea/Sweden 26.-28.06.2024
AMB, Stuttgart/Germany
11th European Continuous Casting Conference, Düsseldorf/Germany 07.-10.10.2024
Stainless Steel World Asia, Singapure/Sngapure 11.-12.09.2024

Ad closing date: 24 September| Printing material: 26 September| Publication date: 15 October

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Ad closing date: 11 November| Printing material: 11 November| Publication date: 03 December

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