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Research concept

Confronting the more and more severe challenge of business circumstances, China Steel Corporation (CSC) adopted the policies of lowering cost, enhancing product quality, saving energy and differentiating customer services to create competitive advantages. Consequently CSC executed the integrated researches of multi-fields and inter-organizations, which enabled the arrangement wider, roots deeper, aims higher and influences greater. CSC anticipates these researches can lead innovations, lower cost, establish needed advanced technologies and enhance the overall competitiveness of itself and China Steel Group internally as well as helping downstream steel-using industry enhance the capabilities in technologies of processing application and construct high value industry clusters externally. With the efforts CSC will facilitate the optimization of industry chain, supply chain and value chain in Taiwan's downstream steel-using industries, hence accomplish the target of continuous improvement and growth for both CSC and downstream industries.

Organizational resources

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Internal organizations>>VIEW
CSC has three R&D Departments:, Iron and Steel R&D Dept., New Materials R&D Dept, and Wind Power Technology Center, which subordinate to Technology Division and execute major researches. In support of ...

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Engineering Research Center, ERC>>VIEW
“To do a good job, one must first sharpen one's tools.” For strengthening innovative technology CSC had equipped with many advance equipments for researches in manufacturing processes, properties study and materials microstructure observation etc. There are....

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Major league of industry and academia>>VIEW
For the purpose of strengthening the technical innovative capability of local steel-using industry, cultivating predominant industries, developing industry clusters of high value-added and Taiwan features ....

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Open innovation>>VIEW
“Corporate resources are limited but social resources are infinite.” CSC implemented the strategy of “open innovation”. By establishing “Engineering Research Center”, “Joint Research ....

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Joint Research Laboratory, JRL>>VIEW
For providing customers with differentiated technical services by establishing “Joint Research Laboratory“ with customers collaboratively, CSC went deep into customer site to help solve practical problems of materials ...
Research fields and directions
Advanced analysis equipments

“To do a good job, one must first sharpen one's tools.” For strengthening innovative technology CSC had equipped with many advance equipments for researches in manufacturing processes, properties study and materials microstructure observation etc. There are:

High Resolution Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (HRFE-SEM)
The HRFE-SEM that CSC has is a powerful tool for the material microstructure analyses. The accelerating voltage and the resolution ability of the SEM are from 0.2 to 30kV and 0.1 nm, respectively. Besides the traditional back scattering and secondary electron scattering image analysis functions, it also equipped with the Focus Ion Beam (FIB), Energy-dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS) and Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) analysis equipment inside of it. With the help of these equipments, the SEM can be used for the in-situ cutting and microstructure analysis, crystal structure and orientation analyses, micro-area chemical composition analysis (both quantitatively and semi-quantitatively).
Electron Probe Micro-analyzer (EPMA)
The EPMA that CSC has is equipped with 4 channel Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (WDS) and an Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy. It can be used for both the microstructure observation and the micro-area quantitative chemical composition analysis (the analysis ability is from 5B to 92U for the WDS and 11Na to 92U for the EDS).
Internal Friction Machine (IFM)
The IFM is a powerful tool for the solutable carbon and nitrogen measurement. It equipped with 4 channel Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (WDS) and can do the measurement with constant amplitude from 1Hz to 5Hz and the testing temperature range from -50oC to 500oC.
DIL 805A/D Dilatometer
The DIL 805A modus is used for the phase transformation analysis and the thermal coefficient (α) measurement for both the conductive and non-conductive materials. The DIL 805D modus can be used for the high temperature processing analysis (including the compression, thermal heat treatment and welding process simulation). The working temperature for DIL 805A is from 20oC to 1500oC and -150oC to 1100oC; and for DIL805D is from 20oC to 1500oC, respectively. The maximum heating rate is 100oC/s and the maximum deformation rate is 70%.
Gleeble 3800 Dynamic Thermal-mechanical Process Simulator
The Gleeble 3800 is very powerful machine suitable for the thermal-mechanical process simulation and the material property evaluation. It can be used for the high temperature tension and compression test, thermal heat treatment and the welding process simulation as well. The maximum working temperature is 1700oC. The maximum compression rate is 2000 mm/s and the maximum cooling rate is 140oC/s.
  • Aramis optical measuring system

  • Forming limit curve

Optical Equipment for Measuring Material Forming Limit Curve
The equipment for measuring material forming limit curve includes Erichsen forming machine and Aramis optical measuring system. The obtained forming limit curve can be used in CAE analysis as a guideline to setup crack criteria. The characteristic of this equipment is that the forming limit curve can be evaluated efficiently, quickly, and with high accuracy.
Portable Equipment for Measuring Strain distribution of Sheet Metal Part
This portable equipment can be used to measure the strain distributions of stamped sheet metal parts at the customer site. Besides, it can also calculate the thickness distribution and reduction of the formed part. These data can provide a direction for engineers to modify the die.
  • TE Material Property Test Equipment

  • The electric conductivity (σ), Seebeck coefficient (S), and thermal conductivity (κ) of TE materials

TE Material Property Test Equipment
The biggest feature of this equipment is the capability of measuring the electric conductivity (σ), Seebeck coefficient (S), and thermal conductivity (κ) in one equipment. With these tree parameters, ZT (figure of merit) value of the thermoelectric (TE) material is obtained. The temperature dependent of ZT for each material is a key parameter in order to assess the TE materials.
Dispersion Stability Analyzer
Paints, inks, resins and oils are emulsions/suspensions with complicated compositions. And the compatibility between ingredients is very critical to the stability of such systems. Traditionally, the dispersion stability is evaluated by manual observation on samples aged in oven. However, such a qualitative method cannot provide in-situ and multi-sample evaluation.
The as-shown instrument can measure and record phase-separation processes (flocculation, coalescence, sedimentation, creaming…etc) in-situ for multiple samples aged at three temperatures. Therefore, quantitative information can be obtained to evaluate the stability of emulsions/suspensions and to facilitate the optimization of dispersion systems.
TGA -Pyrolysis Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry system (TGA-PGC/MS)
The analysis system of thermal gravimetric analyzer tandem gas chromatography mass spectrometry has been the weapon materials analysis. TGA can be established through the cleavage of the parameters of the unknown substance, and then introduced into the furnace separated by a GC column to MS detector components identified and quantified. Applied to the material composition analysis, trace additives and impurities species identification, material identification and comparison aware of the reaction process. Construction of the system will first be applied to raw pyrolysis simulation platform of the pledged property.
  • The FLUOROMAX Spectroscopy and 3-D Fluorescence Excitation/Emission Matrix Spectrofluorometer

  • The FLUOROMAX Spectroscopy and 3-D Fluorescence Excitation/Emission Matrix Spectrofluorometer

Fluorescence Spectroscopy
Fluorescence Spectroscopy is a type of electromagnetic spectroscopy which analyzes fluorescence from a sample. It involves using a beam of light that excites the electrons in molecules of certain compounds and causes them to emit light. The different emitted wavelengths can be utilized to monitor the types and concentrations of antiscalants in the industrial cooling water system. It also helps to understand the relation between biocides and the antiscalants decay.
*The FLUOROMAX Spectroscopy and 3-D Fluorescence Excitation/Emission Matrix Spectrofluorometer
  • Canister Cleaner, Autosampler, Pre-concentrator and GC-MS

  • Canister Cleaner, Autosampler, Pre-concentrator and GC-MS

Microscale VOCs analysis system
(Sampling/Concentration/GC-MS)
Ppb-level VOCs analysis system includes Entech 7100 Pre-concentrator paired with an Agilent 6890 Gas-Chromatography (GC) and an Agilent 5975 Mass- Spectrometry(MS). After sampling from the ambient air, these equipment could analyze approximately 100 different Volatile Organic Compounds(VOCs), and method detection limits (MDLs) are below 0.1 ppbv.
Activities and awards
Awards
  • S.X.Ding, H.C. Shih,C.Y.Yu,P.C.Fang ,H.C.Huang
    were awarded the honor of “Jeme Tien Yow Paper Award” in 2017by Chinese Institute of Engineers for the paper ” Development of High Quality 5000 Series Aluminum Alloy Auto Body Sheets”.

  • C.K. Ho
    was awarded the honor of “Outstanding Engineer 2017” by Chinese Institute of Engineers.

  • L.J. Chiang, J.F. Tu,. K.S. Tsay,. H.C. Cheng
    were awarded the honor of “Jeme Tien Yow Paper Award” in 2016 by Chinese Institute of Engineers for the paper ” Development of High Strength Bake Hardening Steels”.

Publications
  • No.30
    2017 China Steel Technical Report
  • No.29
    2016 China Steel Technical Report
  • No.28
    2015 China Steel Technical Report
  • No.27
    2014 China Steel Technical Report