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The competence and activities of CRM Group focus on metallic materials (steel, non-ferrous metals and associated materials) and on their manufacturing and processing, from raw materials up to finished products. They cover a broad range of technical expertise shared into the following key fields:
- Metal production and recycling: the environment-friendly production of crude metals, from raw and recycled materials to the finished liquid metal, ready for casting.This field covers the selection and pre-processing of raw materials, the optimisation of the metal production chain (including the reduction of the energy consumption of its various steps), the recycling of internal by-products, the valorisation of external secondary products (with a special focus on energy-containing materials) and all related environmental aspects.
- Metal transformation: This field covers all the structural processing steps of metallic products, from casting and solidification to thermal treatments, thus also including hot rolling, cooling processes and cold rolling; it focuses both on process optimisation and on the development of new metal grades with tailored microstructure and improved bulk properties.
- Metal coating and functionalisation: This field covers the development of materials and technologies that give to metallic products improved surface performances (corrosion resistance, self-lubricating, easy-cleaning, anti-bacterial, etc) and new functionalities (photovoltaic, lighting, electronics, etc); it also includes all surface pre-treatments and surface conversion processes.
- Metal applications: the development of dedicated metallic solutions.This field covers the complete design of advanced metallic solutions in a wide range of applications including construction, metallic structures and civil engineering.
Moreover, complementary expertise is available in the internal teams which provide scientific and technical assistance in transversal fields such as material and surface characterisation, engineering, advanced sensors and measurement techniques.