Strenx® Workshop

Pushing the limits of the steel and design solutions requires high consistency and precision of the steel to secure the performance and safety of the product.

Through constant process improvements we are able to deliver Strenx steel with a unique set of guarantees for thickness, flatness and bending properties.

Through constant process improvements we are able to deliver Strenx steel with a unique set of guarantees for thickness, flatness and bending properties. Strenx guarantees are your safeguard for trouble-free production, day after day, year after year. And the material can be processed by the same kind of machinery and technology used for conventional steel.

SSAB is the world’s most experienced producer of high-end quenched and tempered steels. Strenx steel’s extreme cleanness, lean alloy solution and high-quality manufacturing processes have great impact on toughness, fatigue strength and performance in sub-zero conditions.

Since Strenx is stronger, it can be used in thinner dimensions to make lighter structures. It improves the final product, and it brings benefits along the way. Thinner material usually means less welding and faster production. Everyday handling in the workshop becomes lighter, and there is less steel to take up storage space.

When new design and innovative solutions require new and smarter production methods, you can always turn to SSAB Tech Support for guidance and recommendations. We are happy to provide you with expert advice on materials and processing when you are developing new and improved applications.

Strenx Guarantees

Strenx guarantees cover thickness tolerances, flatness tolerances and bending properties.

Thickness guarantee

The thickness tolerances are more narrow than those specified in the relevant EN standards for each product group.

Flatness guarantee

Strenx has five classes of flatness tolerances, depending on the type of product and material strength. All classes conform to or are more stringent than specified in EN 10 029. Class A and B also conform to or are stricter than specified in EN 10 051.

Bending guarantee

The bending guarantee depends on the yield strength of the steel grade, and always conforms to or is more stringent than the requirements in the relevant EN standard for each product.

Welding

Strenx can be welded using any conventional welding method. MAG welding is the most common technique today, since it is very easy to automate for high productivity. Other suitable methods are MMA welding, TIG welding, plasma welding, submerged arc welding and laser welding.

Thermal cutting

The fine surface finish of Strenx plate and strip makes it perfect for laser cutting without any additional surface preparation. Thermal cutting of hot-rolled Strenx steel sheet and plate is performed with oxy-fuel flame, plasma and laser.

Bending

Free bending and roll bending of Strenx steel plate and strip can be done using standard bending machinery. Uniform properties, close thickness tolerances and high surface quality ensure a predictable bending process.

Mechanical cutting

Mechanical cutting of Strenx is best performed with guillotine shears. Consider carefully the settings of the cutting machine. The most important factors are clearance, cutting angle and blade hardness. The plate should be allowed to warm up thoroughly to around +20°C before it is cut.

Machining

Strenx can usually be machined without special equipment. Stable machinery fitted with high-speed steel and carbide tools is recommended when drilling, countersinking, tapping, turning, and milling.

Welding

Strenx can be welded using any conventional welding method. MAG welding is the most common technique today, since it is very easy to automate for high productivity. Other suitable methods are MMA welding, TIG welding, plasma welding, submerged arc welding and laser welding.

Thermal cutting

The fine surface finish of Strenx plate and strip makes it perfect for laser cutting without any additional surface preparation. Thermal cutting of hot-rolled Strenx steel sheet and plate is performed with oxy-fuel flame, plasma and laser.

Bending

Free bending and roll bending of Strenx steel plate and strip can be done using standard bending machinery. Uniform properties, close thickness tolerances and high surface quality ensure a predictable bending process.

Mechanical cutting

Mechanical cutting of Strenx is best performed with guillotine shears. Consider carefully the settings of the cutting machine. The most important factors are clearance, cutting angle and blade hardness. The plate should be allowed to warm up thoroughly to around +20°C before it is cut.

Machining

Strenx can usually be machined without special equipment. Stable machinery fitted with high-speed steel and carbide tools is recommended when drilling, countersinking, tapping, turning, and milling.

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