Steel- Innovation by MCL
There are thousands of types of steel with properties that make them adaptable for a huge variety of applications. Although steel is sometimes thought of as an “old” material, its versatility means that its possibilities are still far from being exhausted. MCL knows steel in its myriad forms, even down to its atomic structure, and is therefore in a position to continually imbue the complex group of materials with new, innovative facets. Whether we invent something new or aim to improve something that exists already: only with a deep, theoretical and comprehensive understanding of steel in its many different forms can we go forward step by step to achieve the targets we set ourselves, whether these are designing new products for our customers’ benefit or optimizing factors such as the use of energy, resources and time for production, or the products’ useful life. Thanks to its state-of-the-art technical equipment, MCL has the possibility to characterize steels according to their structure and properties on every scale (i.e. from microscopically small samples to components). With its high-performance CPU infrastructure, which makes the very latest simulations possible to unprecedented standards, MCL conducts research into steels right down to their atomic structure. With the knowledge it gains from this, MCL offers first-rate expertise in fundamental and applied research with a focus on the simulation of steels during manufacturing processes as well as under field conditions.