Visit at Outokumpu, Avesta – Erik Schedin
Avesta art, a Swedish home – Lars Enoksson

We went to Outokumpu today, a global leading stainless steel manufacturer. The trip started with meeting the R&D department of the company. Besides our presentations, we got an insight of the current market and products of the company, as well as how industrial research works as compared to the academic. We also got an opportunity to visit the steel plants. Although the manufacturing process was not working due to regular maintenance, we had a complete tour around with detailed technical explanations, starting with arc melting furnace, going through converter, ladle furnaces and continuous casting, hot-rolling, annealing, pickling, cold-rolling till the final finishing lines. Besides, we were also given an introduction on the history of the company and the town, including the iron-making and copper refining. A historic plant is now well used as an art museum, where artists worldwide have exhibitions. 

Best, Mengji & Abhinav

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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