Outokumpu and IMS host Machining Day in the Netherlands demonstrating Prodec


Outokumpu Oyj
Press release
April 11, 2017 at 10.00 am EET


Outokumpu hosts a Machining Day together with IMS Nederland and IMS Belgium on April 12, 2017 in Zwijndrecht, the Netherlands to showcase Prodec stainless bars.

Says John Stansfield, head of Long Products sales in Europe: “We are demonstrating the Prodec range: Prodec stands for superior machinability and it is Outokumpu’s proprietary stainless steel range that delivers production economy and cost savings. We are pleased to start our cooperation by arranging a joint customer event with IMS in Benelux who have vast knowledge of customers operating in machining industry in Belgium and the Netherlands.”

Says René den Ouden, head of sales at IMS Nederland: “Outokumpu Prodec range gives our customers better machinability compared to other improved machinable bars in the market. These products enable higher machining speeds, longer tool life, and superior part quality with reduced total cost for finished parts.”

According to Outokumpu tests, Prodec higher machining speeds enable double tool life compared to the competing materials. When the processing time shortens, customers can optimize machining speeds to gain significant cost savings per component – depending on the application, the cost savings can be up-to 50%.

IMS will offer Prodec round bars in the complete size range from 6 mm to 100 mm and beyond if requested. Prodec range is available in grades 304L/4307, 316L/4404, 303/4305 and 17-4PH. These are suitable for all kinds of machining applications such as fasteners, valves, pressure fittings, nuts, bolts and screws, gears, shafts, and bearings.

Outokumpu has a century of experience creating efficient, long-lasting, recyclable stainless steels. Its global offering includes quality-critical long products for heavy industries. Outokumpu Long Products sites are located in the UK, Sweden and the US, and are well known for high quality products, flexibility and world-class delivery performance.

IMS is a distributor of carbon, alloy, stainless, engineering and tool steels located in several European countries. The IMS group is owned by the Jacquet Metal Service Group. IMS Nederland, located in Zwijndrecht, has been in the industry for more than 60 years and specialized in customized solutions in the field of stainless steel, steel and aluminum. IMS customers operate amongst others in the field of automotive, food, energy and machining industry.

Pictures of the event and test and demonstrations are available after the event at http://brandtool.outokumpu.com/l/V5QCq-sbg78P.

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