17. April 2023

Why search for a long time? The Materials Guide of the Swiss Steel Group leads to the right product

Lucerne/Emmenbrücke. When it comes to steel structures or products in which steel is processed, designers are occasionally faced with the questions: "Which steel grade do I use?" and "Where do I find it?" That's where the Swiss Steel Group Materials Guide comes in handy.

The Swiss Steel Group Materials Guide provides support in the search for the right steel solution for the desired requirement. The searcher  gets a quick overview of the wide range of applications that the the various steel grades for the important application industries  automotive, aerospace, wind energy and a number of other industries.  At the same time, the Materials Guide gives examples based on selected steel grades.

The steel grades required by the automotive industry for the following workpieces are produced at the Swiss Steel Group. The Materials Guide not only names the steel grade and its quality, but also the manufacturer within the Group: ABS, exhaust, fuel line, brake discs, differential, injection pump, springs, molds for plastic parts, gearboxes, camshafts, connecting rods, adjustment systems for electric motors, water coolers and tools, to name just a few workpieces.

The Materials Guide is being continuously expanded to cover other industrial sectors with 

The Materials Guide is being continuously expanded to include additional steel grades and has thus become a valuable compendium for all steel users. The Materials Guide currently includes the product lines engineering steel, stainless, acid and heat-resistant steels, and tool steel.

The Swiss Steel Group also produces special steels for the aerospace industry, where meeting requirements in terms of reliability and safety is paramount. Highly stressed parts must be made of resistant material that meets the highest standards. For the production of these special steels, the Swiss Steel Group offers modern production facilities and many decades of experience and know-how in manufacturing and processing. The aerospace industry in particular is increasingly turning to green steel to reduce its carbon footprint.

Tailor-made steel grades are also needed by the oil and gas industry The Swiss Steel Group has developed special steel solutions for use in adverse conditions. These are steels that withstand the highest demands in terms of strength or wear resistance, temperature or corrosion resistance.

The Swiss Steel Group covers a wide range of applications for both the onshore and offshore sectors as well as for the extraction of conventional and alternative resources. With high-tech products, the Group supports efficient energy and resource extraction, for example for: Blowout preventers, amagnetic heavy bars, steel for pump blocks in production facilities and fracking blocks, valves, fittings and filters.

The Steel Group's broad portfolio of steel grades for oil and gas exploration includes low- and high-alloy engineering steels, ferritic, martensitic, high-alloy austenitic and duplex stainless steels, and amagnetic steels.

In our newest category Molds you will find everything about extrusion, die forging, die casting and injection molding.

Here you can find our materials guide: https://www.swisssteel-group.com/MaterialsGuide


About Swiss Steel Group
The Swiss Steel Group is one of the leading suppliers of individual solutions in the field of special steel long products worldwide. In both tool steel and stainless long steel, the Group is one of the leading manufacturers in the global market and is one of the two largest companies in Europe for alloyed and high-alloyed engineering steel. With almost 10,000 employees and its own production and distribution companies in over 30 countries on five continents, the company offers a complete portfolio of production and sales & services worldwide.



Anina Berger
Vice President Corporate Marketing and Communication

Steeltec AG
c/o Swiss Steel Holding AG
Landenbergstrasse 11
CH-6005 Lucerne
Tel: +41 (0) 41 581 4121


Helmut Freiherr von Fircks

Steeltec AG
c/o Swiss Steel Holding AG 
Landenbergstrasse 11
CH 6005 Lucerne
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