We are working on simulations to evaluate the machinability of steel materials using various cutting techniques (such as turning and drilling). We are proposing to customers not only new materials with improved machinability but also cutting conditions for those materials.
By making full use of our state-of-the-art forging testing machines and simulation technology, we are engaged in research and development on the optimum design of forging processes and the prediction of critical cracking stress during forging.
We are also working on technical development in the fields of secondary and tertiary processing, including wire drawing. In addition, we are proposing steel products which will demonstrate their true value when processed and heat treated by customers, such as steel wire rods for high-strength steel cord.
By making full use of our state-of-the-art heat treatment testing facility and simulation-based predictions of heat treatment distortion, we provide customers with recommended heat treatment conditions. By utilizing a huge amount of material property data, which is one of the strengths of a steel maker, heat treatment distortion can be predicted for any type of steel material.