Metallurgy and forging technology – our products
For many years, the Silbitz group has been successful in the area of metallurgy and forging technology and offers different products from these sectors. The main products of metallurgy and forging technology include top quality blooms and forging ingots that are provided for further processing. Furthermore, the range of products also includes top quality ESU electrodes. In doing so, the sought-after feed materials and sophisticated systems engineering provide a large range of high quality types of steel, which create the basis for good metallurgy and forging technology.
Our plant engineering processes and use of high quality raw materials enable our customers to choose from a wide range of high quality types of steel available through smelting and forging technologies to suit their specific requirements, including:
Martensitic heat resistant steel (...,1.4903, 1.4922, 1.4923, …)
- Martensistic stainless steel (…, 1.4006, 1.4313, 1.4542, …)
- Austenitic stainless steel (…; 1.4301, 1.4435, 1.4845, …)
- Duplex steel (…, 1.4462, 1.4410, 1.4460, …)
- Heat resistant steel (…, 1.4713, 1.4821, 1.4876, …)
- High speed steel (…, 1.3333, 1.3343, 1.3346, …)
- Tool steel (…, 1.2343, 1.2367, 1.2379, …) and many more other grades are available on request.
Metal is a material that can practically be recycled without losses. The entire German steel industry feeds the recycling cycle with approximately 20 million tonnes of steel and iron scrap every year and it does not have any kind of impact on the quality. The products from metallurgy/forging technology of the Silbitz group are composed of pure metal and a share of scrap metal. The individual products include blooms and forging ingots that can be produced with a batch capacity of 5 to 9 tones in electric arc furnaces. It is possible to manufacture ingots with a very high purity level and a very low oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, carbon and sulphur content in vacuum oxygen decarburization systems, VOD in short. Several annealing furnaces are available for the heat treatment and pre-heating of the ingots for heat transfer within Germany.
Metallurgy and forging technology - top quality due to consistent controls
We can offer ingot formats in square shapes or round polygyons and block weights of approx. 680 kilogrammes to approx. 8.5 tonnes. Similarly, customer moulds can be used and the recasting of the recycled material for renewed usage. We guarantee top quality products in metallurgy and forging technology due to the fact that:
- Our many years of experience working with secondary metallurgical treatment technologies
- Quality standard checks at every stage of the manufacturing process
- High quality EMS (emission spectrometer for chemical analysis)
- HYDRIS (hydrogen measurement system that provides direct readings)
- Standardised manufacturing and test procedures
We are you reliable partner in all areas of metallurgy/forging technology and we look forward to hearing from you.
Digression: Metallurgy & forging technology – back then and today
The beginnings of metallurgy are still worlds away from the current standard of metallurgy or forging technology and lead right back to the history of humanity. Back then, they were just as important as they are today, especially for the development and cohabitation of all humanity over thousands of years. Entire periods of history were named according to the use of the respectively current metal. For example, the Copper Age, Bronze Age or the Iron Age. Back then it was the freely found vein of ore that was mined by chance and today, it is mined in a highly technical and professional manner both above and below the ground. In the beginning, metal was formed to shape simple hand tools and everyday objects such as blades, weapons, tools and all types of equipment. It was a long way to finally reach the commissioning the first blast furnace. After this, it was possible to create larger quantities of different types of metal. It was in the 18th century where steel was first used and it had a significant impact on the living condition of all humanity and it coined the name of the current steel age.