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Meeting Narrow Deadlines

An MST Steel customer called in panic on a Saturday morning. The day before they were supposed to receive a resupply of steel from a local resupply company, however their delivery never arrived. The customer creates automotive products using assembly lines, and were closing some of their assembly lines if they did not have parts to ship out by their deadline in the afternoon of the same day. MST Steel was able to prioritize the processing of the steel the customer required, shipping it to them where it arrived early on that Saturday afternoon. The customer was then able to successfully produce their automotive parts, meet their deadline, and avoid a costly shutdown.
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Optimal Steel Conditions

An Automotive Stamper was using Hot Dipped Galvanized CR780T/420Y 60G60G Steel from a local supplier, and noticed that the metal was resistant to the stamping process. This restricted the Stamper from creating the complex shapes required by their customers. The stamper was also using MST Steel as a supplier for other types of steel, knew we have worked with many domestic and overseas business concerning Hot Dipped Galvanized Steel. They asked us to perform a part evaluation of our Hot Dipped Galvanized Steels and recommend the best steel for their stamping process. After performing our evaluation we suggested a high-forming version of the Hot Dipped Galvanized Steel with optimal elongation range, along with tensile and yield strength. The customer changed
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From 40% Scrap to Scrap Free

An MST Steel costumer was using a roll former resulting in 40% of the material needing to be reworked, or scrapped altogether. Unknown to the costumer, the martensitic CR1500T/1200Y steel they were using creates quench pockets, deforming their metal. The costumer called us, asking for our help. We quickly determined the process employed to make the square tubing was creating quench pockets. Reviewing the costumers metal forming process, we created a permanent solution using  our shape correction rolling mills, allowing for an improvement in the shape of the square tubing, but also an elimination of all metal scrap and rework.
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