One of the developments over which designers of Uralmashzavod are working on, is a thick slab continuous casting machine.
The need was dictated by the market: it is required to obtain a cast billet thickness up to 450 mm. Today, continuous casting machine produces the workpiece with thickness up to 350 mm. This know-how already have potential customers – “Severstal” and “Tulachermet”.
Also forging-reeling unit with effort of 100mn is being developed for the production of large diameter shells up to 7.2 meters and a height of 6 meters. To date, the maximum diameter of the shells produced by forging method is 5.5 meters and a maximum height of the ribs produced using ring-roll mills does not exceed 4.7.