Deepening the local manufacturing of special steels in Egypt

Ahmed Hamed Mahmoud Eid Gouda, Mohamed K. El Fawakhr, Hassan B. Abdelmalek, Islam Salem, Mahmoud Sherif, Taha Mattar

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The Egyptian engineering industries consume large quantities of various grades of special steels, the major part of them is being imported at rather high costs. In the frame of activities carried out under track 5, Deepening local Manufacturing in Metallurgical Industries’ project financed by Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT), technology packages were prepared based on results obtained on the pilot scale at CMRDI, and then transferred to the industrial production scale together with industrial partners together and
under the supervision of the R&D partner. Different special steel grades were produced on pilot plant scale, hot formed, refined using electroslag refining process, hot formed to final market needed dimensions, annealed then machined to the final product dimensions the finally heat treated according to the standards. In this phase, special steels for cutting and forming tools were produced covering a wide range of industries as Marble and stones, weaving, metal sheets cutting, crops harvesting and paper cutting industries. The produced technology were implemented on industrial scale where integration of the facilities available in many SMEs to form an alliance to produce these steel grades were formed. The industrial scale manufacturing of knife for weaving industries from two grades of special steels, special steels for metallic sheets cutting tools and tool steels for crops harvesting and cutting were manufactured in cooperation with different SMEs and evaluated in field where the efficiency were proved to the extent it compete the imported grades both in quality, performance and cost.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDeepening the local manufacturing of special steels in Egypt
Publisherthe 13th International Conference on Mining, Petroleum and Metallurgical Engineering, Suez, Egypt from 25 to 27 October 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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