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SCI launches extension to design software

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SCI has launched a new version of its Eurocode 3 stainless steel design software which now covers the design of laser welded and hot rolled stainless steel sections. An electronic database of Montanstahl hot rolled and laser welded section sizes is integrated into the software.

Nancy Baddoo, SCI Manager, Materials said: “Unlike carbon steel, there has never been a standard range of section sizes in stainless steel, making it challenging to design in a material which is favoured for its excellent corrosion resistance and strength. Montanstahl produce stainless sections in the same sizes as European and US standard carbon steel sections, thus making it easier for designers to move from designing in carbon to stainless steel.”

The software now covers the design of hot rolled and laser welded channels, I sections, T sections and angles (equal and unequal), as well as cold formed and hollow sections. The online section database containing more than 500 section sizes allows users to select a particular section from the Montanstahl range for use in the design software.

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