Recent progress on commercialization of castrip® direct strip casting technology at Nucor Crawfordsville
The world’s first commercial installation for direct casting of low-carbon steel sheet utilizing CASTRIP® technology is undergoing production ramp-up at Nucor Steel’s plant in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Construction of the plant was initiated in February 2001 and the first ladle was delivered to the caster in May 2002. Since that time, Nucor Steel has been working with technology partners BlueScope Steel (formerly BHP Steel) and IHI (Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries) to fully commercialize this exciting new technology for the direct production of steel sheet less than 2 mm in thickness.
KEY WORDSstrip casting twin-roll casting CASTRIP technology hot rolled steel thin-gauge hot rolled
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