TimkenSteel, a producer of customized alloy steel products and services, recently opened a $5 million, 20,000-square-foot technology center at its Northeast Ohio corporate campus. The TimkenSteel Technology Center features a dozen laboratories, including a brand-new scanning electron microscope, an ultrasonic lab, a physical process modeling lab and additional labs where metallurgists and materials scientists can test steel and find inclusions less than the width of a hair. This enhances the company’s ability to produce clean steel, which is important for high performance in critical products such as gears, bearings, axles, crankshafts, drilling equipment and military applications.

“The new TimkenSteel Technology Center, along with the talent across our entire team, enhances our ability to develop the special-bar-quality (SBQ) steel that our customers need to solve their toughest challenges,” said Ray Fryan, vice president of technology and quality at TimkenSteel.