CANTON, Ohio, June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TimkenSteel (NYSE: TMST) (timkensteel.com), a leader in customized alloy steel products and services, recently opened a $5 million technology center at its Northeast Ohio corporate campus that gives the company a unique advantage in achieving clean special bar quality (SBQ) steel and developing new steel grades.
"TimkenSteel is the global leader in clean steels because we understand the science and measurement of inclusions better than anyone, and we're the only steelmaker that can take that understanding and use it to predict component life," said Ray Fryan, vice president of technology and quality at TimkenSteel. "The new TimkenSteel Technology Center, along with the talent across our entire team, enhances our ability to develop the SBQ steel that our customers need to solve their toughest challenges."
The TimkenSteel Technology Center features a dozen laboratories, including a brand new scanning electron microscope, an ultrasonic lab, a physical process modeling lab and additional labs where metallurgists and materials scientists can test steel and find inclusions less than the width of a hair.
Steel cleanness is important for high performance in critical products such as gears, bearings, axles, crankshafts, down-the-hole drilling equipment and military applications.
The 20,000-square-foot facility, in combination with the company's steelmaking capabilities, allows TimkenSteel to integrate learning and knowledge and achieve high levels of steel performance from the company's new $200 million jumbo bloom vertical caster at the Faircrest Steel Plant in Canton.
About TimkenSteel Corporation
TimkenSteel (NYSE:TMST, timkensteel.com) creates tailored steel products and services for demanding applications, helping customers push the bounds of what's possible within their industries. The company reaches around the world in its customers' products and leads North America in large alloy steel bars (up to 16 inches in diameter) and seamless mechanical tubing made of its special bar quality (SBQ) steel, as well as supply chain and steel services. Operating from five countries, TimkenSteel posted sales of $1.7 billion in 2014 and was named 2015 Steel Producer of the Year by American Metal Market. Follow us on Twitter @TimkenSteel.
SOURCE TimkenSteel Corporation