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Introduction to Welding & Joining



+ indicative simulation and modelling results




Case studies

for deeper insights in Materials Science & Technology

educational content

& diffusion of knowledge

World steel Association

steel facts about steel topics/stories (automotive; construction & building; infrastructure; innovation) fact sheets statistics

markets life cycle thinking technology

“Steel is not a single product. There are more than 3,500 different grades of steel with many different physical, chemical, and environmental properties.

Approximately 75% of modern steels have been developed in the past 20 years. If the Eiffel Tower were to be rebuilt today, the engineers would only need one-third of the steel that was originally used.

Modern cars are built with new steels that are stronger but up to 35% lighter than in the past.”

Source: World Steel Association (worldsteel) (

Steel University

simulations (e.g. EAF, secondary steelmaking, continuous casting, plate rolling, section rolling, tensile testing, impact testing - Charpy)

3D interactive models (e.g. Electric Arc Furnace - EAF, Ladle Furnace - LF, Universal Testing achine, Charpy testing machine)

World auto steel

Steel basics Steel Muscle in New Vehicles Advanced High Strength Steels guidelines Steel Your Environment


Steel types: Transformation-Induced Plasticity (TRIP) Steel, Dual Phase (DP) Steels, Complex Phase (CP) Steels, Ferritic-Bainitic (FB) Steel, Twinning-Induced Plasticity (TWIP) Steel, Hot-Formed (HF) Steel, Martensitic (MS) Steel, Post-Forming Heat-Treatable (PFHT) Steel, Special Process and Evolving AHSS Types, Conventional Low- and High-Strength Automotive Sheet Steels

Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME)  

Steel Market Development Institute’s 2017 Great Designs in Steel

From stars to cars

Links (commercial steel automotive solutions):

Benteler ThyssenKrupp TataSteel ArcelorMittal

STAHL online Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GMBH - MPIE The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST)

European aluminium

Stories of innovation Data & statistics Policy Digital Activity report 2017

Al in everyday life Packaging Automotive & Transport Building & Construction

World of Aluminium

Industries Statistics Packaging Transport Buildings Various applications Recycling

the Aluminium association

Student educational resources History of Al The economic impact of Al

Markets: Aircraft-Aerospace, Cans, Automotive, Building-Construction, Electrical, Electronics & Appliances, Foil & Packaging, Other