Speciality steels and bar

Our goal is to develop tomorrow’s products to solve today’s engineering challenges.

We specialise in carbon, alloy and stainless steels for demanding applications like aerospace, motorsports and oil and gas, producing bright bar, narrow strip and industrial bearings for customers around the world.

  • HyPer grades: Enhanced properties for Oil & Gas

    HyPer steel is our latest range of speciality steels for the oil & gas industry.

    Manufactured in the UK, HyPer grades were developed in response to customer requirements for steels which deliver outstanding performance in the most demanding downhole tool environments and completion equipment.

  • VIM furnace to open up new markets

    We’re constantly developing so we can better meet the needs of our customers.

    Following our investment in a new 18-tonne VIM furnace, you can source larger quantities of our VIM products directly from our UK mills, or for smaller volumes, from our aerospace service centres.

  • Hitenspeed for high-strength applications

    Our Hitenspeed range of steels are designed for high-strength applications that require enhanced machinability and responsiveness to surface engineering.

    Specifically created to provide machinability benefits and consistent performance, they reduce through-costs, increase production rates, reduce distortion and require no heat treatment.

Contact us

Tata Steel

Speciality Steels

Stocksbridge

Sheffield S36 2JA

T +44 (0) 114 2882361

F +44 (0) 114 2832069

Overview

 

A world leader in speciality steels

Our strength lies in our integrated production capability which includes electric arc steelmaking, mill processing capabilities and service centres. We are able to supply ingots, blooms, billets, bars and narrow strip in quantities to suit our customers. These products can be supplied in a choice of condition including:

  • as-cast
  • rolled
  • drawn
  • peeled
  • heat-treated
  • re-melted

More than 100 component and equipment manufacturers, end users, third parties and national bodies have validated our quality management systems.

Markets and applications

We offer tailored products and solutions to the following markets and applications:

  • Aerospace
  • Oil & Gas
  • Industrial bearings
  • Industrial engineering
  • Bright bar
  • Automotive
  • Narrow strip

Investment in integrated production

We operate integrated production facilities in the Sheffield area of the UK. These cover the entire manufacturing process - from the initial melting of recycled scrap, through rolling, to the inspection and dispatch of the final product.

Steelmaking and Sheffield have a long, historic association. But we recognise that we must continue to invest in our people and processes to keep at the forefront of steel technology and ever more demanding uses for our products. In the early part of the 21st century we have invested more than £20m in:

  • two additional vacuum arc re-melting (VAR) furnaces
  • a vacuum induction melting (VIM) facility

This ongoing cycle of investment resonates with the original steelmasters of Sheffield and Tata Steel’s heritage.

Dedicated service centres

We employ more than 2,000 people. Our production centres in Sheffield and the West Midlands area of the UK are backed by dedicated service centres in Bolton, UK, Nagpur, India  and Suzhou and Xi’an in China.

Our service centres enable us to service our customers’ supply chains with:

  • bespoke combinations of added-value processing
  • just-in-time delivery

Tata Steel’s global network of sales offices means that, wherever you are in the world, you can deal directly with us.

Corporate social responsibility

As throughout Tata Steel, corporate social responsibility lies at the heart of our activities. All of our sites carry the ISO 14001 environmental accreditation. We are committed to:

  • safety via our ‘Safety First’ programme
  • employee development - including the recruitment of apprentices to our award-winning internal training schemes
  • local community initiatives such as the Steel Valley project in Stocksbridge, UK

Quality approvals

Our quality assurance procedures have been assessed by more than 100 component and equipment manufacturers, end users, third parties and national bodies.

Relevant approvals include:

Accreditations
BS EN ISO 9001
BS EN 9100
BE EN ISO 17025 (Testing) 
Nadcap:
- Heat treatment
- NDT
- Material testing
ISO 14001
Selected customer approvals
Airbus
BAe Systems
Bell Helicopter Textron
Boeing Commercial Airplane
Bombardier
EADS
Ford
GE
Halliburton (Baker Hughes)
National Oilwell Varco
Liebherr Aerospace
Lockheed Martin
Messier - Bugatti -Dowty
Pratt & Whitney
Ratier Figeac
Renault
Rolls-Royce
Safran Group
Schaeffler
Sikorsky
SKF
Timken
Third party approvals
Germanischer Lloyds
Lloyds
PED

 

 

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Dimensions

 

We can supply you with ingots, billets and bars in either the as-cast or re-melted conditions. These can be rolled, turned or heat- treated as required.

Product Form Metric Imperial  
  Min. (mm)Max. (mm)Min.Max. (in)
Blooms   211 457 18
Billets   50 211 2 8.25
Slabs width  100 500 3.875 19.625
thickness 50 330 2 12.875
Rounds Rolled 25 381 1 15
Bright Bar  Round  10 230 3/8 9.5
Hexagon 10 76 3/8 3
Narrow Strip width 26 500 1 19.625
thickness 1.6 14 1/16 9/16

 

Air melt ingot sizes

 To ladle analysisTopBottomLengthWeight
 (mm)(mm)(mm)(tonnes)
Square 653 490 2310 5.4
Square 721 550 2285 6.6
Round (multi fluted) 619 598 3000 6.1
Round (multi fluted) 722 700 3000 8.3
Round (multi fluted) 860 845 3200 12.8
Polygon (12 sided) 1125 940 2300 13.0

 

Re-melt ingot sizes

 To individual ingot analysisTopBottomLengthWeight
 (mm)(mm)(mm)(tonnes)
VAR Round 660 660 1750 4.3
VAR Round 760 760 1900 4.9
VAR Round 915 915 2200 8.2
ESR Round 635 635 1950 4.3
ESR Round 700 700 1850 4.3
ESR Round 555 555 2100 4.3

 

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Downloads and videos

 

Downloads

 

Speciality Steels
Speciality Steels Sector Brochure
 
Aerospace
Pure Specialisation
 
Oil & Gas - North American market publications
 North American Property Offering
 North American Linecard
 Alloy Steels
 4130 Datasheet (NA)
 4140 Datasheet (NA)
 4140mod Datasheet (NA)
 4145 Datasheet (NA)
 9Cr Datasheet (NA)
 Stainless Steel
 S410 Datasheet (NA)
 S420 Datasheet (NA)
 SF13/2/5 Datasheet (NA)
 HyPer Grades
 HyPer30 Datasheet (NA)
 HyPer30V Datasheet (NA)
 HyPer45 Datasheet (NA)
Oil & Gas - UK market publications
 UK Property Offering
 UK Linecard
 Alloy Steels
 4130 Datasheet (UK)
 4140 Datasheet (UK)
 4140mod Datasheet (UK)
 4145 Datasheet (UK)
 4330V Datasheet (UK)
 9Cr Datasheet (UK)
 Stainless Steels
 S410 Datasheet (UK)
 S420 Datasheet (UK)
 SF13/2/5 Datasheet (UK)
 HyPer Grades
 HyPer30 Datasheet (UK)
 Hyper30V Datasheet (UK
 HyPer45 Datasheet (UK)
 
Industrial bearings
Turning on Performance (中文)
Turning on Performance
Datasheet (English/中文)
 
Bright bar
Bright bar Pocket Book
Bright bar Datasheet (English)
Bright bar Datasheet (German)
 
Quality and Environmental Certificates
Environmental Management - BS EN ISO 14001:2004
Quality Management Approval - ISO9001/AS9100 Certificate
Nadcap - NDT
Nadcap - Heat treatment
Nadcap - Material testing
BS EN ISO 17025 (testing)
TUV - Merkblatt
BINDT NDT
ISO/TS 16949 (Automotive) Approval Certificate
PED (Pressure Equipment Directive) Certificate

 

Videos

Manufacturing process

Click on the videos below to see how our products are made.

 

Steelmaking facilities

  • 2 x 160t Electric Arc Furnaces (EAF)
  • 3 x ladle steelmaking furnaces
  • 2 x vacuum degassing units
  • Vacuum Oxygen Decarburisation unit (VOD)

 

Casting

Wide End Up (WEU) bottom poured ingot casting facilities:

  • Controlled teeming rates to assure surface and internal quality.
  • Gas shrouding to prevent reoxidation.
  • High integrity hollow ware and bespoke ironware to ensure optimum ingot cleanness and soundness.
  • Square 5.4 & 6.6 tonnes.
  • Round (multi-fluted) ingots for remelting feedstock.
  • 660 mm dia, 760 mm dia, 915 mm dia.

Continuous casting facilities:

  • Twin strand large bloom caster  560 mm x 400 mm.
  • Both with complete shrouding, electromagnetic stirring, air mist cooling and full computer control.

 

Remelting

Remelting facilities

  • 2 x Electroslag Refining (ESR) furnaces – fixed and collar mould
  • 7 x Vacuum Arc Remelting (VAR) furnaces

 

Rolling

Rolling facilities

  • Continuous preheating furnaces for ingot.
  •  Soaking pits for ingot or bloom.
  • 4 sets of reversing mills (40” Cogging/Roughing mill; 42” Intermediate mill; 2 x 32” Finishing ines).
  • In-line scarfing, bloom shear and weigh facilities.
  • Cutting to length by hot saws.
  • Product stamping and sampling.
  • Controlled cooling facilities.

 

Finishing and Inspection

Finishing facilities

  • Press and reeler straightening
  • Grinding
  • Cold sawing
  • Kasto sawing cell for cutting to “use lengths”
  • Smooth and precision turning
  • Oiling and wrapping line
  • Heat treatment furnaces
  • Annealing furnaces
  • Dressing

Inspection facilities

Continuous processing line with billet straightening, defashing, shot blasting, THERMOMATIC surface and ultrasonic detection.

  • MAGNAGLO inspection
  • Dedicated inspection and finishing facilities for Aerospace steels
  • Immersion ultrasonic inspection of remelted primary rounds
 

 

 

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Contacts

 

Speciality Steels Headquarters

Tata Steel
Speciality Steels
Stocksbridge
Sheffield
S36 2JA
UK

T: +44(0)114 288 2361
F: +44(0)114 283 2069
E: enquiries.tss@tatasteel.com

site map


Automotive Forging and Bar

Tata Steel
Speciality Steels
Aldwarke Lane
Rotherham
S65 3ES
UK

T: +44(0)1709 371 234
F: +44(0)1709 826 352
E: brightbarenquiries@tatasteel.com

site map

 

Bright Bar Wednesbury

Tata Steel
Bright Bar
All Saints Road
Wednesbury
West Midlands
WS10 9LL
UK

T: +44(0)121 568 4417
E: brightbarenquiries@tatasteel.com

site map

 

Narrow Strip

Tata Steel
Sheffield Road
Rotherham
S60 1BN
UK

T: +44(0)1709 377 113
F: +44(0)1709 842 609
E: narrowstrip@tatasteel.com

site map

 

Service Centres

Tata Steel
Aerospace Service Centres
Tata Steel
Union Road
The Valley
Bolton
BL2 2HS
UK

T: +44(0)1204 394 474
F: +44(0)1204 531 762
E: enquiries.asc@tatasteel.com

site map

Tata Steel
Speciality Service Centre Suzhou Co Ltd
Unit A Building
No 5 West Side
No1 Qiming Road
Suzhou Industrial Park
Suzhou 215021
China

T: +86 512 8666 8177
F: +86 512 8666 8179
E: enquiries.asc@tatasteel.com


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Overview

Overview

 

A world leader in speciality steels

Our strength lies in our integrated production capability which includes electric arc steelmaking, mill processing capabilities and service centres. We are able to supply ingots, blooms, billets, bars and narrow strip in quantities to suit our customers. These products can be supplied in a choice of condition including:

  • as-cast
  • rolled
  • drawn
  • peeled
  • heat-treated
  • re-melted

More than 100 component and equipment manufacturers, end users, third parties and national bodies have validated our quality management systems.

Markets and applications

We offer tailored products and solutions to the following markets and applications:

  • Aerospace
  • Oil & Gas
  • Industrial bearings
  • Industrial engineering
  • Bright bar
  • Automotive
  • Narrow strip

Investment in integrated production

We operate integrated production facilities in the Sheffield area of the UK. These cover the entire manufacturing process - from the initial melting of recycled scrap, through rolling, to the inspection and dispatch of the final product.

Steelmaking and Sheffield have a long, historic association. But we recognise that we must continue to invest in our people and processes to keep at the forefront of steel technology and ever more demanding uses for our products. In the early part of the 21st century we have invested more than £20m in:

  • two additional vacuum arc re-melting (VAR) furnaces
  • a vacuum induction melting (VIM) facility

This ongoing cycle of investment resonates with the original steelmasters of Sheffield and Tata Steel’s heritage.

Dedicated service centres

We employ more than 2,000 people. Our production centres in Sheffield and the West Midlands area of the UK are backed by dedicated service centres in Bolton, UK, Nagpur, India  and Suzhou and Xi’an in China.

Our service centres enable us to service our customers’ supply chains with:

  • bespoke combinations of added-value processing
  • just-in-time delivery

Tata Steel’s global network of sales offices means that, wherever you are in the world, you can deal directly with us.

Corporate social responsibility

As throughout Tata Steel, corporate social responsibility lies at the heart of our activities. All of our sites carry the ISO 14001 environmental accreditation. We are committed to:

  • safety via our ‘Safety First’ programme
  • employee development - including the recruitment of apprentices to our award-winning internal training schemes
  • local community initiatives such as the Steel Valley project in Stocksbridge, UK

Quality approvals

Our quality assurance procedures have been assessed by more than 100 component and equipment manufacturers, end users, third parties and national bodies.

Relevant approvals include:

Accreditations
BS EN ISO 9001
BS EN 9100
BE EN ISO 17025 (Testing) 
Nadcap:
- Heat treatment
- NDT
- Material testing
ISO 14001
Selected customer approvals
Airbus
BAe Systems
Bell Helicopter Textron
Boeing Commercial Airplane
Bombardier
EADS
Ford
GE
Halliburton (Baker Hughes)
National Oilwell Varco
Liebherr Aerospace
Lockheed Martin
Messier - Bugatti -Dowty
Pratt & Whitney
Ratier Figeac
Renault
Rolls-Royce
Safran Group
Schaeffler
Sikorsky
SKF
Timken
Third party approvals
Germanischer Lloyds
Lloyds
PED

 

 

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Dimensions

Dimensions

 

We can supply you with ingots, billets and bars in either the as-cast or re-melted conditions. These can be rolled, turned or heat- treated as required.

Product Form Metric Imperial  
  Min. (mm)Max. (mm)Min.Max. (in)
Blooms   211 457 18
Billets   50 211 2 8.25
Slabs width  100 500 3.875 19.625
thickness 50 330 2 12.875
Rounds Rolled 25 381 1 15
Bright Bar  Round  10 230 3/8 9.5
Hexagon 10 76 3/8 3
Narrow Strip width 26 500 1 19.625
thickness 1.6 14 1/16 9/16

 

Air melt ingot sizes

 To ladle analysisTopBottomLengthWeight
 (mm)(mm)(mm)(tonnes)
Square 653 490 2310 5.4
Square 721 550 2285 6.6
Round (multi fluted) 619 598 3000 6.1
Round (multi fluted) 722 700 3000 8.3
Round (multi fluted) 860 845 3200 12.8
Polygon (12 sided) 1125 940 2300 13.0

 

Re-melt ingot sizes

 To individual ingot analysisTopBottomLengthWeight
 (mm)(mm)(mm)(tonnes)
VAR Round 660 660 1750 4.3
VAR Round 760 760 1900 4.9
VAR Round 915 915 2200 8.2
ESR Round 635 635 1950 4.3
ESR Round 700 700 1850 4.3
ESR Round 555 555 2100 4.3

 

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Downloads and videos

Downloads and videos

 

Downloads

 

Speciality Steels
Speciality Steels Sector Brochure
 
Aerospace
Pure Specialisation
 
Oil & Gas - North American market publications
 North American Property Offering
 North American Linecard
 Alloy Steels
 4130 Datasheet (NA)
 4140 Datasheet (NA)
 4140mod Datasheet (NA)
 4145 Datasheet (NA)
 9Cr Datasheet (NA)
 Stainless Steel
 S410 Datasheet (NA)
 S420 Datasheet (NA)
 SF13/2/5 Datasheet (NA)
 HyPer Grades
 HyPer30 Datasheet (NA)
 HyPer30V Datasheet (NA)
 HyPer45 Datasheet (NA)
Oil & Gas - UK market publications
 UK Property Offering
 UK Linecard
 Alloy Steels
 4130 Datasheet (UK)
 4140 Datasheet (UK)
 4140mod Datasheet (UK)
 4145 Datasheet (UK)
 4330V Datasheet (UK)
 9Cr Datasheet (UK)
 Stainless Steels
 S410 Datasheet (UK)
 S420 Datasheet (UK)
 SF13/2/5 Datasheet (UK)
 HyPer Grades
 HyPer30 Datasheet (UK)
 Hyper30V Datasheet (UK
 HyPer45 Datasheet (UK)
 
Industrial bearings
Turning on Performance (中文)
Turning on Performance
Datasheet (English/中文)
 
Bright bar
Bright bar Pocket Book
Bright bar Datasheet (English)
Bright bar Datasheet (German)
 
Quality and Environmental Certificates
Environmental Management - BS EN ISO 14001:2004
Quality Management Approval - ISO9001/AS9100 Certificate
Nadcap - NDT
Nadcap - Heat treatment
Nadcap - Material testing
BS EN ISO 17025 (testing)
TUV - Merkblatt
BINDT NDT
ISO/TS 16949 (Automotive) Approval Certificate
PED (Pressure Equipment Directive) Certificate

 

Videos

Manufacturing process

Click on the videos below to see how our products are made.

 

Steelmaking facilities

  • 2 x 160t Electric Arc Furnaces (EAF)
  • 3 x ladle steelmaking furnaces
  • 2 x vacuum degassing units
  • Vacuum Oxygen Decarburisation unit (VOD)

 

Casting

Wide End Up (WEU) bottom poured ingot casting facilities:

  • Controlled teeming rates to assure surface and internal quality.
  • Gas shrouding to prevent reoxidation.
  • High integrity hollow ware and bespoke ironware to ensure optimum ingot cleanness and soundness.
  • Square 5.4 & 6.6 tonnes.
  • Round (multi-fluted) ingots for remelting feedstock.
  • 660 mm dia, 760 mm dia, 915 mm dia.

Continuous casting facilities:

  • Twin strand large bloom caster  560 mm x 400 mm.
  • Both with complete shrouding, electromagnetic stirring, air mist cooling and full computer control.

 

Remelting

Remelting facilities

  • 2 x Electroslag Refining (ESR) furnaces – fixed and collar mould
  • 7 x Vacuum Arc Remelting (VAR) furnaces

 

Rolling

Rolling facilities

  • Continuous preheating furnaces for ingot.
  •  Soaking pits for ingot or bloom.
  • 4 sets of reversing mills (40” Cogging/Roughing mill; 42” Intermediate mill; 2 x 32” Finishing ines).
  • In-line scarfing, bloom shear and weigh facilities.
  • Cutting to length by hot saws.
  • Product stamping and sampling.
  • Controlled cooling facilities.

 

Finishing and Inspection

Finishing facilities

  • Press and reeler straightening
  • Grinding
  • Cold sawing
  • Kasto sawing cell for cutting to “use lengths”
  • Smooth and precision turning
  • Oiling and wrapping line
  • Heat treatment furnaces
  • Annealing furnaces
  • Dressing

Inspection facilities

Continuous processing line with billet straightening, defashing, shot blasting, THERMOMATIC surface and ultrasonic detection.

  • MAGNAGLO inspection
  • Dedicated inspection and finishing facilities for Aerospace steels
  • Immersion ultrasonic inspection of remelted primary rounds
 

 

 

back to top

 

 

Contacts

Contacts

 

Speciality Steels Headquarters

Tata Steel
Speciality Steels
Stocksbridge
Sheffield
S36 2JA
UK

T: +44(0)114 288 2361
F: +44(0)114 283 2069
E: enquiries.tss@tatasteel.com

site map


Automotive Forging and Bar

Tata Steel
Speciality Steels
Aldwarke Lane
Rotherham
S65 3ES
UK

T: +44(0)1709 371 234
F: +44(0)1709 826 352
E: brightbarenquiries@tatasteel.com

site map

 

Bright Bar Wednesbury

Tata Steel
Bright Bar
All Saints Road
Wednesbury
West Midlands
WS10 9LL
UK

T: +44(0)121 568 4417
E: brightbarenquiries@tatasteel.com

site map

 

Narrow Strip

Tata Steel
Sheffield Road
Rotherham
S60 1BN
UK

T: +44(0)1709 377 113
F: +44(0)1709 842 609
E: narrowstrip@tatasteel.com

site map

 

Service Centres

Tata Steel
Aerospace Service Centres
Tata Steel
Union Road
The Valley
Bolton
BL2 2HS
UK

T: +44(0)1204 394 474
F: +44(0)1204 531 762
E: enquiries.asc@tatasteel.com

site map

Tata Steel
Speciality Service Centre Suzhou Co Ltd
Unit A Building
No 5 West Side
No1 Qiming Road
Suzhou Industrial Park
Suzhou 215021
China

T: +86 512 8666 8177
F: +86 512 8666 8179
E: enquiries.asc@tatasteel.com


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