Process development unlocks potential for innovative steel strip products

Innovation: continuous and systematic

At Waelzholz, process development always means ongoing improvement and optimization to reinforce the reliability of our production and to develop new products. We innovate by consistently working in the right direction. Every Waelzholz employee contributes to this with his/ her day-to-day work. This also means that innovation does not necessarily always have to be recognizable in the form of a single, huge leap forward. Often it is the simple details which have a significant impact on product performance and efficiency in the overall production value chain. The advantage: We are constantly developing practice-related innovations which have feasible added value for our customers.  

Conductive high-speed hardening and tempering

One example of an especially innovative procedure developed at Waelzholz is conductive high-speed hardening and tempering. We harden and temper flat wire and shaped wire in a high-speed procedure consisting of a lightning-fast heating and cooling cycle. This enables perfectly homogeneous microstructures and precisely calibrated material properties which greatly exceed the results delivered by conventional hardening and tempering procedures.

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