Stahlinstitut VDEh – 28.09.2020



Steel Academy sets up a film studio for online seminars

The Steel Academy reacted to the corona epidemic and set up a film studio for its online seminars in Duesseldorf. With this technical investment it is possible to offer the seminar participants more than the usual picture motifs and formats of the current video communication software.
Using camera, microphone, spotlights, green screen as well as image and sound mixers, viewers now have an image that is similar to news broadcast. The studio was successfully launched at the end of August with a 3-days seminar on the electric arc furnace. 38 participants from 14 nations switched to the EAF live stream.

Chairman Prof. Klaus Krueger during his online presentation

The Steel Institute VDEh mourns Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Ameling

The former chairman of the Steel Institute VDEh and president of the Wirtschaftsvereinigung Stahl has died at the age of 79.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Ameling, from 1998-2008 Managing Member of the Board of the Steel Institute VDEh and from 2000-2008 also Chairman of the Steel Institute VDEh and President of the German Steel Federation, died on 4 September 2020 at the age of 79.

With the death of Dieter Ameling, the steel industry in Germany loses a personality who was recognised in business and politics, who directed the work of the steel organisations for many years and represented the political interests of the industry. When he began working for the organisations in Düsseldorf at the turn of the millennium, Ameling could already look back on a long career in the German steel industry. After studying metallurgy and materials science at the Technical University of Clausthal, followed by a doctorate, he began his career at the Saarland Röhrenwerke Bous. He then took on management positions at the Hamburg Stahlwerke, Thyssen Niederrhein, Saarstahl and finally Krupp VDM. In 1997 the TU appointed Clausthal Ameling as honorary professor.

Dieter Ameling not only had a comprehensive knowledge of the steel industry, but also the talent to explain complicated technical relationships in a simple and clear way. This made him a sought-after discussion partner in politics and among journalists. He was particularly keen to communicate the industry's achievements in the areas of innovation and sustainable development. He warned early on about the risks associated with a one-sided burden on the steel industry and instead emphasised the central importance of technological progress for climate and environmental protection. Among his achievements is his commitment to steel research, which has made the Max Planck Institute for Iron Research (MPIE) a world leader in the field of materials research.

The Steel Institute VDEh, of which Ameling had been a personal member since 1964 and whose board of directors he had belonged to since 1994, appointed him an honorary member in 2010. He has supported the technical-scientific community work of the iron and steel workers with great personal commitment, developed initiatives to give more attention to technical contexts in industrial policy debates, and made a sustained commitment to the promotion of young talent.

We will honour the memory of Prof. Ameling.

SEP 1950 " Heat Stability Test on shafts" 4th issue published with issue date 07.2020

Open-die forges produce heavy forgings for power engineering. Typical components are forged parts for gas and steam turbines. The shafts used for this purpose must not be subjected to any distortion under operating conditions which would cause high imbalance and thus increased shaft vibrations in the bearings.

The heat stability test is a quality assurance measure which ensures that the shaft runs stably at elevated temperatures. Test criteria for the hot run-out test were first laid down in 1966 in the Stahl-Eisen-Prüfblatt (SEP) 1950 "Warmrundlaufversuch an Turbinenläufern". In the meantime, the 3rd edition of 1997 has been adapted to the state of the art with the participation of operators of open-die forges and power plant manufacturers, after measurement technology in this field has undergone significant further development. With issue date July 2020, the Steel Institute VDEh publishes the 4th edition of SEP 1950 with the title "Heat stability test on shafts", for the first time also with English translation.

SEP 1950 can be ordered from Beuth Verlag.

Newsletter Vol. 2 – July 2019


  • METEC & 4th ESTAD 2019
  • CETAS 2019
  • BFI-Kolloquium
  • Tooling
  • Künftige Konferenzen
  • Seminare der Stahl-Akademie Herbst/Winter 2019


  • Leichtbau
  • Stahl-Eisen-Blätter
  • Projekte
  • Forschungsfeld Eisen und Stahl 


Newsletter Vol. 1 – März 2019


  • METEC & 4th ESTAD 2019
  • SCT2020, International Conference on Steel in Cars and Trucks
  • 36. Vortrags- und Diskussionstagung „Werkstoffprüfung 2018“ in Bad Neuenahr


  • VDI-Richtlinie zur Radioaktivitätsüberwachung von Schrott


  • Stahl-Eisen-Blätter des Stahlinstituts VDEh


  • Weiterbildung in der Stahl-Akademie 


Newsletter Vol. 1 – 4. Dezember 2018


  • International Society of Steel Institutes (ISSI)
  • 10th CLEANSTEEL-Konferenz
  • 8th International Congress on Science and Technology of Ironmaking (ICSTI)
  • 8th European Oxygen Steelmaking Conference (EOSC 2018)
  • 3rd International Conference on Ingot Casting, Rolling and Forging (ICRF 2018)
  • European Steel Technology and Application Days (ESTAD)


  • BMWi Forschungsfeld Eisen und Stahl innerhalb des 7. Energieforschungsprogramm


  • Abwärmenutzungspotenziale in Anlagen integrierter Hüttenwerke der Stahlindustrie


  • Leichtbau-Initiative des BMWi


  • SEP 1611 „Bewertung der Seigerungsstruktur der Kernzone an stranggegossenen Brammen“
  • SEP 1572 "Mikroskopische Prüfung von Automatenstählen auf sulfidische Einschlüsse mit Bildreihen"


  • Obmannschaft des Unterausschusses FES-UA 01/2 und Mitgliedschaft im FES-Beirat
  • Europäische Normung von Eisen und Stahl

Weiterbildung in der Stahl-Akademie

  • "Korrosionsverhalten nichtrostender Stähle"
  • "Simulation von Umformprozessen"
  • "Anforderungen an den Werkstoff Stahl"
  • "Fachbetriebe nach WHG"