The Influence of Rolling and Forging on Product Quality and Properties

17 Jun 2008 - 18 Jun 2008

Organised by Sheffield Metallurgical and Engineering Association
Co-sponsored by IOM3 - The Iron and Steel Society.

 

The aim of the conference is to explore the effect of hot rolling and forging processes on the quality and performance of a range of steels and high duty alloys. Five technical sessions will explore process developments and their influence on product quality, how the hot working process can be optimised to influence microstructure and properties, and new technologies.

On the evening of Tuesday 17th June, the SMEA Celebrity Lecture ‘The Tatas – Aspiration and Innovation’ will be given by Dr Tridibesh Mukherjee, Group Director, Technology and Integration, Tata Steel – Corus. This will be followed by a buffet supper.

TUESDAY 17 JUNE

 

8.30 Registration and Coffee

 

10.00 CONFERENCE OPENS

 

Chairman: Dr Alan Partridge. President. Sheffield Metallurgical and Engineering Association.

 

Opening Address Technology Challenges for Advanced Power Generation

Dr Derek Allen. External Technology Manager, Alstom Power.

 

10.45 SESSION I PROCESS DEVELOPMENTS

 

Chairman: Mick Steeper, Manager Technology, Siemens VAI.

 

  1. Cooling to Optimise Properties of Hot Rolled Steel.
    Jean-François Noville. Senior Researcher, Julien Smal. Researcher and Jean-Claude Herman. Managing Director, CRM, Belgium.
  2. Optimisation of Technologies for Hydro-Mechanical Descaling of Steel.
    Jűrgen Frick. Director International Metallurgical Division, Lechler GmbH, Germany.
  3. Development of the Scunthorpe Long Rail Rolling Process.
    Simon Wright. Manager, Product & Process Development - Mills and Nigel Dransfield. Manager Libra Project, Corus Construction & Industrial.
  4. Influence of Roll Lubrication and Roll Cooling on Product Quality.
    Hugo Uijtdebroeks, Ms Dana Espinosa and Bart Vervaet. CRM, Gent, Belgium.

 

12.30 LUNCH

 

13.30 SESSION II PRODUCT QUALITY

Chairman: Dr John Wilkinson. Technical Manager, Product Development - Semis & Rods, Corus C&I.

 

  1. Modelling of Stock Surface and Sub-Surface Layers in Hot Rolling.
    Dr Michal Krzyzanowski. Research Fellow, IMMPETUS, University of Sheffield.
  2. Investigation into Mechanisms of High Temperature Damage in Free Cutting Steels.
    Dr Didier Farrugia. Scientific Fellow - Long Product Rolling Development, Corus RD&T.
  3. Investments in Automotive Forging at Smethwick Drop Forge.
    Mark Adams. Managing Director, Smethwick Drop Forge Ltd.
  4. Safeguarding Flatness in Hot Rolled Products beyond the Mill.
    Sebastien Maillard. Manager, Plate Mill Business Segment, Siemens VAI Clecim, France.

 

15.10 TEA

 

15.30 SESSION III STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES - Rolled Products

 

Chairman: Dr Peter Morris. Research Fellow, Swinden Technology Centre, Corus RD&T.

  1. Hot Rolled Dual Phase Steel
    Peter J.Evans. Principal Scientist, Corus RD&T, Port Talbot.
  2. New Ways to Make Plate - Asset and Process Trends around the World.
    Mick Steeper. Technology Manager - Plate Mills, Siemens VAI.
  3. Process Enhancement for Product Development: Capital Investment for Wire Rod at Scunthorpe.
    Dr John Wilkinson. Technical Manager, Product Development - Semis & Rods, Corus Construction and Industrial.
  4. Implementation of an Online Property Predictions System (OPPRESS). for Hot Strip Mill at Tata Steel.
    Dr Sumitesh Das. Head of Materials Modelling and Product Design, Tata Steel, Jamshedpur, India.

 

17.10 CLOSE

 

SMEA CELEBRITY LECTURE

 

17.40 Coach to University House.

 

18.00 Interval Bar Open - Located in University House near The Auditorium.

 

19.00 CELEBRITY LECTURE - THE AUDITORIUM.

 

THE TATAS - ASPIRATION AND INNOVATION.
Dr Tridibesh Mukherjee. Group Director, Technology and Integration, Tata Steel - Corus.
Followed by a Buffet Supper - University House.

 

21.15 Coach to Endcliffe Conference Centre.

 

WEDNESDAY 18 JUNE

 

8.45 SESSION IV STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES - Forgings

 

Chairman: Dr Alan Partridge. Chief Executive, National Metals Technology Centre.

 

  1. Preform Development of Profiled Rings using DEFORM 3D.
    Dr Roger Darlington, Dr Xuehua Xu and Dr Steven Court.
    Modelling and Simulation Department, National Metals Technology Centre.
  2. The Effect of Thermomechanical Processing on the Metallurgy of Titanium Alloys.
    Dr Matthew Thomas. R&D Metallurgist, Timet UK.
  3. Optimising Properties of Heavy Steel Forgings.
    Dr Martin Kearney. Technical Director, Sheffield Forgemasters Engineering.
  4. Advanced Modelling Techniques for Warm and Hot Forging Professor Jianguo Lin. Head of Mechanics of Materials Division,
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London.

 

10.25 Coffee

 

10.45 SESSION V NEW TECHNOLOGY

 

Chairman: Dr Didier Farrugia. Scientific Fellow, Swinden Technology, Corus RD&T.

  1. Towards a Virtual Hot Forming - Product Design Chain.
    Professor Yuan Chastel. Ecole des Mines de Paris, Centre for Material Forming -CEMEF, France.
  2. The Development of Advanced Forging and Forming Techniques within the AFRC.
    Professor Graham Wren. Advanced Forming Research Centre, University of Strathclyde.
  3. An On-Line Transformation Detector for Improved Property Control in Rolled Steel Rod.
    Dr Peter Morris. Research Fellow, Swinden Technology Centre, Corus RD&T and Professor Tony Peyton. School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester.
  4. Virtual Strip Production
    Professor Gerhard Hirt. Director and Dr Martin Franzke. Chief Engineer, Institute of Metal Forming, RWTH Aachen, Germany

 

Closing Address

European Steel Response to World Challenges: The Strategic Agenda of ESTEP.

Dr Jean-Claude Charbonnier. Secretary General, ESTEP and Christian Marique. Director, CRM, Belgium.

 

13.15 Close Conference

 

13.20 Lunch

Venue and booking

Event Location

Event Location: 
The Edge
Endcliffe Village
The University of Sheffield
Sheffield
United Kingdom
Contact details: 

Ken Ridal
44(0) 114 230 5650
kenridal@stonedelf.fsnet.co.uk

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