Kamensk-Uralsky Metallurgical Works has put a new machining area for semi-finished forging products — stampings and forgings — into trial operation.
According to experts, the launch of the site and the development of new equipment will broaden the range of the plant’s products and enable it to enter new market segments. The company’s partners are already showing interest in the capacity of the new site, which is in fact secured with orders.
Combining the manufacturing and pre-processing of semi-finished products in a single company enables the consumer to reduce labour costs, lower logistics costs, ensures protection against counterfeit raw materials, and enables the manufacturer to incorporate its own waste into new production.
The machining area is equipped with modern machinery — a CNC lathe and milling centre — and all required infrastructure.
KUMZ is developing and mastering promising new lines of business, including machining. About 10 years ago a waterjet cutting line was commissioned to cut slabs. The creation of a machining area is the next step in the development of the billet supply chain.