Gerdau Sidenor researches a new type of steel for the automotive sector
Gerdau Sidenor, Gerdau's special steel operation in Spain, is working on the research of new types of steel for the automotive industry. The aim of the project, called Confauto, is to seek alternatives that make it possible to reduce time and costs of production.
The technology being studied will make it possible to obtain parts with complex geometries in a single step, increasing productivity. The research also seeks to further optimize the continuous casting process and the choice of materials for the manufacturing of a special steel with superior quality.
The project has the collaboration of three research centers belonging to the Basque Network of Science, Technology, and Innovation: Sidenor I+D, CIE R&D, and Mondragón Gor Eskola Politekniko.