On September 28th took place the industrial workshop “Disruptive technologies and their application to the steelmaking sector”, organised by UNESID, the Spanish Association of Companies Producing Steel and Primary Steel Processing Products, and PLATEA, the Spanish Steel Technological Platform.
The event, hosted in the facilities of ALBA Syncothron in Cerdanyola del Vallès (Spain), started with an introductory presentation by Susana Peregrina, General Coordinator of PLATEA. During this session, Peregrina mentioned the ToughSteel project as an example of innovation in the steel sector and explained how the project, by disseminating novel testing methodologies to assess fracture toughness in sheet metals, is responding to the challenges the steel sector faces to develop new products and increase the efficiency of manufacturing processes.
On the other hand, Nuria Cuadrado, researcher at Eurecat’s Metallic and Ceramic Materials Tecnhological Unit has delivered the presentation “X-Ray Synchrotron Diffraction to assess the influence of microstructure on the fracture behaviour of 3rd Gen AHSS”. The presentation focused on the results of Eurecat-ALBA Syncothron collaboration in the investigation of new steels for the automotive industry, in line with ToughSteel project framework.
This workshop has been one of ToughSteel’s industrial workshops to disseminate to the steel sector the benefits and opportunities that fracture toughness brings to characterise novel steels. The event counted with the participation of other technological and research centers like CENIM or Tecnalia or companies from the steelmaking sector like CELSA Group, Grupo Acerinox or ArcelorMittal.