The Steel Square is an integral pilot plant that reproduces the entire steelmaking process at scale.
Idonial houses a pilot plant at its headquarters in Aviles, capable of reproducing the entire comprehensive steelmaking process on a scale. Thanks to the work of our researchers and unique equipment in the world, the possibility of testing new materials and new production methods is now a reality. The reproduction of the steel process includes all stages, from continuous casting to annealing and continuous galvanizing.
It is a key and unique technological R&D infrastructure, which constitutes a reference technological core in the development of new steels, processes and solutions for steel-based manufacturing and processing companies. Its benefits are tangible and include among others:
- Reduction of waiting times
- Unique development capabilities
- Manufacture of small batches
- Demonstration of new technologies (sensors, digitization, etc.)
- Control of the entire production process