The HyCAL hydrogen continuous anneal line produces all the AHSS/UHSS grades including Martensite, Dual Phase, Complex Phase, Quench & Partition, Transformation Induced Plasticity, and all the 3rd Gen steels in use and currently under development.
The hydrogen cooling technology of the line gives us full control of finished properties—despite heat to heat variations from the mill—and produces incomparable consistency of properties across the entire length and width of the strip profile.
HyCAL Grade and Property Examples
|MS 1500||1260 MPa||1540 MPa||6.0%|
|MS 1300||1085 MPa||1372 MPa||6.3%|
|MP 1180||995 MPa||1279 MPa||7.4%|
|CP 980||900 MPa||1090 MPa||16%|
|DP 980||630 MPa||1150 MPa||15%|
|DP 780||460 MPa||795 MPa||20%|
SimCAL Adds Control
Our Process Simulator (SimCAL) duplicates the thermal model of the CAL allowing HyCAL to prove properties PRIOR to production, resulting in on spec finished material. Once an acceptable thermal cycle is identified, the SimCAL locks in the entire thermal cycle of heating and quenching to accurately produce the targeted grade. The SimCAL also streamlines grade development and certification.
HyCAL Produces The Best Martensite On The Planet, Period.
High strength MS steels used for pillars, bumpers, rails, reinforcements, and other safety components have traditionally been challenging to form. HyCAL delivers the best material available. Dead flat, residual stress free with property consistency of 12 MPa max across the width and length. HyCAL gives you the formability you need for structural and safety components — without loss of physical properties.