TimkenSteel, a manufacturer of special bar quality (SBQ) large bars and seamless mechanical tubing, is leveraging the power of ANSYS simulation to solve customers’ engineering challenges.

TimkenSteel creates tailored products and services for its customers’ most demanding applications. Its engineers are experts in both materials and applications and work closely with customers to deliver solutions tailored to their applications and supply chains. To quickly develop those custom services, TimkenSteel uses ANSYS computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solutions to simulate material behavior during the heat treat process. These simulations reduce trial-and-error in the plant to optimise heat-treated steel products. TimkenSteel’s products are used in the manufacture of components for the agricultural, construction, military, mining, oil and gas, power generation and rail markets.

“TimkenSteel will continue to use the best predictive tools to optimise our products for our most demanding customers, and ANSYS has established a prominent place in our arsenal of sophisticated modeling capabilities,” said Ray Fryan, vice president of technology and quality at TimkenSteel.

TimkenSteel, recently spun off by The Timken Company, manufactures a wide range of alloy, carbon and micro-alloy steel with an annual melt capacity of approximately 2 million tons. The company’s product lines include SBQ bars, seamless mechanical tubing and precision steel components. TimkenSteel also has extensive research and development capabilities to answer customers’ toughest engineering challenges.

“We were impressed by the breadth and depth of ANSYS Fluent, its capabilities for industrial design applications and by the excellent service that ANSYS provides,” said Don Cao, product engineering specialist at TimkenSteel who specialises in advanced modeling. “Fluent’s fast, accurate CFD results are helping us to optimise productivity and quality – and give our customers exactly what they need.”

“TimkenSteel is a new company with 100 years of experience that is helping to transform an industry,” said Gilles Eggenspieler, senior fluid product line manager at ANSYS. “With the addition of Fluent, TimkenSteel joins thousands of organisations worldwide that benefit from the use of ANSYS solutions as an integral part of the design and optimisation phases of their product development activities.”