SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH at Paris Air Show
Precision Landing: Efficient Supply Chain for Special Steel Solutions
Aircraft are often in service for up to 40 years. Consequently, the steel components used must be permanently functional, robust and corrosion-resistant. Economic efficiency is also a top priority. These requirements must be met not only by the steel product, but also by its supply chain. Ugitech, a company of the SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Group, is presenting its solutions for aerospace at the Paris Air Show (hall 4, stand B16). Using state-of-the-art manufacturing and testing technologies, the steel producer guarantees stainless steel with certifiably high homogeneity in its mechanical properties. Through the Group's global Sales & Services network, the steel products are readily and almost everywhere available even in small quantities. Customers profit from a supply chain that is efficient in terms of costs and time as well as from high-quality components.
High-tech steel at economical prices, at short notice and without deviations deliverable direct to production - this is what users in aerospace industry expect. Ugitech is among the few steel producers in the industry whose products and services meet these criteria entirely. EN 9100 and EN 9120 certified, the French steel company offers state-of-the-art technologies and quality processes. The results are anti-corrosive special stainless steel solutions with an extremely fine microstructure and consistent mechanical and technical properties.
The UGI 15.5 PH AIR, and new martensitic, grades specifically developed for aerospace UGI 4057 AIR (AISI 431) and UGI 4418 AIR (Cr15Ni4.5Mo1) are in high demand and are used in brake systems, fasteners, shafts, fuel and air distribution, connectors as well as in flanges and cylinders for hydraulic connections on aircraft. Every component is safety-critical given the high stresses during flight and must be absolutely reliable. By means of special manufacturing processes, Ugitech is able to deliver the required attributes such as corrosion resistance, strength, and toughness. For particularly high demands regarding purity and resistance to wear, the company produces UGI 15-5 PH AIR and UGI 17-4 PH AIR which are manufactured using an electro-slag remelting (ESR) process.
In addition to state-of-the-art and cost-efficient manufacturing processes, the company also meets the highest standards in sales: compared to conventional suppliers, Ugitech is capable of delivering materials even in small quantities. The range extends from a few kilograms to several tonnes – made possible by a high degree of flexibility in the production of steel, which also allows short delivery times. Thanks to the demand-driven staging of materials, users save on costly and space-consuming interim storage and profit from an optimized supply chain. Through the specific coordination of production, processing, and delivery of their high-quality special steel solutions, Ugitech is a reliable partner to the aerospace industry.
For more information, go to www.ugitech.com.
Photo: Steel in an aircraft, source SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH, © Tommy Windecker
About Ugitech S.A.
Ugitech is one of the leading manufacturers of stainless steel long products worldwide. The company's main products include billets, bar stock, wire rod, drawn wire that the company produces in its own steel mill and in its rolling mills and wire-drawing plants. The stainless steels are known for their excellent mechanical properties. They are used to manufacture a wide range of parts, such as e.g. valves, turbine components, welding wire or surgical instruments. With over 100 years of experience in steel production and ongoing metallurgical research, the company guarantees optimum steel solutions for demanding applications for its customers in the automotive, construction, process and aviation industries and medical technology.
About SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH
Today, the SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Group is one of the world’s leading providers of customised solutions in the special long steel products business. A global name in tool steel and stainless long steel, the Group is one of the two largest companies in Europe for alloy and high-alloy special and engineering steel. With around 10 000 employees at its own production and distribution companies in 38 countries across five continents, the Company supports and supplies customers wherever they operate. Besides a comprehensive Production and Sales & Services portfolio, customers benefit from the Company’s technological expertise, consistent high quality worldwide and in-depth knowledge of local markets.
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