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HyCAL Hydrogen CA line produces AHSS/UHSS grades with superior formability and consistency.

Driving steel lightweighting technology forward.

New HyCAL hydrogen continuous anneal process delivers on spec, residual stress-free prime yield for AHSS/UHSS grades.

HyCAL Corp. is changing the game.  HyCAL can produce Martensite, Dual Phase, Complex Phase, Transformation-Induced Plasticity, Quench & Partition, and all the 3rd Gen steels currently under development.

Utilizing an optimized blend of hydrogen to quench, the HyCAL continuous anneal process eliminates the off flat conditions and inconsistency of properties so common in water quenched lines. Our hydrogen quenched line never uses water, resulting in incomparable consistency of properties across the entire strip profile–width and length.   Your product is ready to use right off the line, with no post heat treat processing such as temper rolling or tension leveling, so residual stresses are not introduced into the coil.

For OEM’s and Tier 1 suppliers, the HyCAL process delivers AHSS/UHSS grades with an optimal balance of strength, formability and weldability so you get the ideal product for your application without compromising on properties.  Even Martensite grades have the formability to bring efficiency and savings to your manufacturing process.

For steel producers and distributors who have not yet invested in continuous anneal technology, our hydrogen line allows you to test the size of specific markets, determine the best products and find the heat treat process that is most suitable for you, without the risk of investing in equipment.

This cutting edge technology is available on a toll basis, enabling you to purchase only what you need when you need it.  And to source from a much broader supply base.

The AHSS/UHSS market opportunity is evolving.  And HyCAL is driving steel lightweighting technology forward.

News & Updates

  • Visit HyCAL at SAE World Congress: Booth A11044.

    Please stop and see us at the SAE World Congress, April 10-12.  Booth #A11044 in the Lightweighting Pavillion.  Let us show you how we’re able to reduce your AHSS/UHSS material and manufacturing costs.

  • HyCAL process selected as a finalist in the AMM Awards for Steel Excellence.

    HyCAL is pleased and honored to announce that it has been selected as a finalist for the 2018 AMM Awards for Steel Excellence in the category of Best Innovation – Process for our unique hydrogen quench anneal technology.

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  • Driving Steel Lightweighting Technology Forward–HyCAL Products and Capabilities

    HyCAL delivers: reduced cost of steel, reduced cost of production, improved product quality, expanded part production opportunities in AHSS/UHSS grades.

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