Like all other businesses, ArcelorMittal faces the challenge of meeting or even exceeding market expectations. That is why we confer with our customers every step of the way to ensure that their needs are met. Machinery and equipment manufacturers give us valuable information which we can then use to develop new steel grades.
A recent example is the development and practical application of a new, wear-resistant Durabor® boron steel for agricultural applications. ArcelorMittal developed and supplied the special grade of boron steel to agricultural disc maker Forges de Niaux. The goal of the new grade was to give the discs a longer lifespan.
Tested on 50 hectares of rocky and abrasive granitic soil, the new discs exceeded expectations. “With the new discs, we have seen much less wear, although we work at speeds of 10 to 12 kilometres per hour,” explains farmer Henri Bertrandie. “The old discs only allowed us to work at 7 or 8 kilometres per hour. In addition to the productivity gain, we noticed a significant drop in fuel consumption and a sharp rise in efficiency.”
Whatever the application, ArcelorMittal’s experienced staff are available to help you develop products and solutions with our steels. Find out how we can help you.