Designed for conventional steel mills
NanoSteel’s Advanced High Strength Sheet steels are designed for production in conventional steel mills using existing technology.
All production to date has taken place in mills using electric arc furnace melting, as these plants tend to have greater flexibility.
NanoSteel AHSS contains ferro-alloying ingredients and therefore the presence of an argon oxygen decarburization system (AOD) can optimize production costs, but is not required.
Casting can take place on either thick slab (up to 8” has been tested) or thin slab casting lines.
From there, the material follows a conventional pathway through hot rolling, pickling, cold rolling and annealing. The coating process is currently under development.
See more about how NanoSteel is designed for existing production equipment in the following video.