- 28. september 2022
15:00 SIDENOR - HEADING FOR GREEN STEEL 15:00 - 15:30Sergio Tudanca & Emilio Hidalgo - Sidenor Aceros Especiales
Sidenor will present its environmental positioning based on two main axes: Climate Change and Circular Economy. During the presentation, it will define the milestones of its strategic environmental objectives and communicate to the participants the general work lines for the achievement of its main objective: Neutrality by 2050.
Together with this challenge regarding the sustainable manufacturing of special steels, the company will present its carbon-neutral steel concept.
During the lecture, it will identify the main features of this steel and explain its commitment and strategy towards ecodesign. We focus on the life cycle analysis of our products and thus believe that work and efforts need to be implemented not only in the definition of increasingly sustainable and eco-friendly production processes, but also in the development of steels that include the efficiency and environmental criterion from the design phase. For this purpose, Sidenor is creating alliances with customers and suppliers in order to achieve its objectives and has a major R&D&i area.
In addition, Sidenor will introduce its carbon footprint calculation tool and its product neutralisation process.
15:30 FICEP SpA - High Performance Presses For Hot Forging: Comparison And Advantages15:30 - 16:00Carlo Maffei- FICEP SpA
FICEP is a world leader in manufacturing presses for hot forging and can offer different solutions to match most of the customer’s requirements. We have a wide production range: several series of Mechanical presses, Screw presses and Hydraulic presses, and all of them are designed and manufactured by using the latest innovative technology, so to be considered High Performance Presses.
The wide range of applications, in combination to the introduction of new material specifications, require a high level of knowledge and good experience in forging in order to afford the recent lightweight challenge. The simulation of the forging process by using different combinations of presses is the correct approach to offer the right solution with best performance. Several components can be forged with different production lines and following separate forging sequence, therefore a comparison between various solutions and the analysis of the advantages to use one kind of press instead of another will give information on how to reach the best efficiency and produce a competitive forged part with top quality.
In addition, few examples of typical applications will be presented for a better understanding of the most common mistakes that sometime happen by using an inconsistent forging process. FICEP manufactures also a wide range of precise cutting machines, like disc saws, cold/warm shears and hot shears; therefore, a brief comparison between different ways to prepare the billets for the forging industry will complete the explanation for achieving the state of the art for a full automatic production line.