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Wickeder Steel Company's Engineering Staff has a combined 60+ years of experience in the special niche of the Precision Strip Steel industry. We pride ourselves on the ability to assist our customers in consultation through all levels of material applications.
This service begins with mutual development of a product specification or a thorough review of an existing specification and does not end even after years of successful product delivery. In other words, we continue the dialogue of continuous improvement whether through Process Development here at WSC or the testing / implementation of a customer's idea.
Discussions on various applications aspects include:
- Selection of an appropriate high carbon or alloyed grade material
- Requisite surface and edge requirements
- Requisite precision dimensional tolerances
- Material strength / microstructural requirements
- Blanking properties
- Wear life
- Fatigue and bending properties
- Material cleanliness
- Packaging requirements
WSC is also able to offer the unique expertise and experience of the Engineering Staff of our parent company - Wickeder Westfalenstahl
( www.wickeder-westfalenstahl.de) WW, located in the heart of the famed Ruhr Industrial Center, is one of the premier precision cold rolling facilities in Europe. Their expertise extends beyond the grades of high-carbon and alloyed strip supplied to WSC through their position as the leading supplier of clad materials worldwide.
The close contact and mutual development work with colleagues at our parent company in Germany has not only created a high degree of familiarity with various international standards for precision strip products but also provides additional resources to assist in the consultation process. This includes on-site, registered laboratory facilities which bolster the standard testing facilities present in Pleasant Prairie.