Research And Development

Research and Development

Micro StructureIn order to maintain our position as an industry leader in roll technology, we will continue pursuing innovations in all aspects of roll development, manufacturing and use.  This mission is supported by aggressive investments in both research and equipment and a continuing response to the changing needs of our customers.  This effort to increase overall product value is required to provide our customers with forged and cast products and services of measureable value over our competitors.

The ability to manufacture both forged and cast products according to the latest developments for hot and cold rolling operations exemplifies our capability to supply the optimum roll for a given mill application.  Some of the more recent developments include:

  • Cast rolls for the hot rolling of aluminum products
  • Forged and Cast rolls for the roughing stands of hot strip mills
  • Cast tool steel rolls for the late stands of hot strip mills
  • Forged and Cast rolls for the elimination of chrome plating in cold mill applications
  • Special Cast rolls for long products