Toll work

Toll work

Contract manufacturing

In addition to our semi-finished products we offer toll work in nearly all areas of our production operations - melting and remelting, hot and cold rolling and a wide range of plant services involving finishing work.

In the field of hire work, we welcome inquiries about materials outside our own semi-finished product lines, e.g. stainless steels, copper materials or other metal products. Talk it over with us!

Melting and casting (slab, ingot, continuous casting)

  • VIM, VAR and ESR
  • Induction furnace, EAF/VOD/VLF

Toll Forging

Our modern forging press works with a pressing/compression force of up to 4,500 tons and has two rail-mounted manipulators.

In particular, our forging process has the following possibilities:

  • Previous forming simulation based on the finite element method (FEM)
  • Real-time recording of the forging process
  • Documentation of all data on movements and processes (fingerprinting of very forging) from receipt of the billet to dispatch of the forging to customers
  • We are certified to AS9100/EN9100 and ISO 9001 and NADCAP for our furnaces and laboratories

Some basic information:

  • 4-column press 45MN (SMS)
  • Max. weight 18 t (reversing with 2 manipulators) resp. 60 t (1 manipulator)
  • 60 t rotary/lift table , 80 t indoor crane
  • Shapes such as billets, rods, (stepped) shafts, discs or special shapes
  • Lengths up to 14 m
  • Diameter up to 800 mm
  • Blank diameter up to 2,000 mm (depending on thickness)
  • Wide range of materials such as C-steels, tool steels, RSH, nickel-based alloys, titanium, copper, special alloys, etc.
  • A large number of chamber and bogie hearth furnaces (max. length 6 or 7 m)
  • Open-die forging

We offer our customers toll forging for the following products: 

  • Shafts
  • Forged discs
  • Heavy forged plates
  • Steel rolls

Ingot/slab rolling mill

VDM Metals operates an ingot/slab rolling mill that is capable of hot-rolling ingots of steel (non-alloy and alloyed), special stainless steels, nickel alloys and other non-ferrous metals into flat slabs in thicknesses of 70-500 mm. The mill is capable of working ingots weighing up to 25 tons with dimensions of 600 mm to 1,800 mm (width).

Four-high hot rolling mill

We can hot roll sheets with thicknesses > 3 mm on our four-high mill with finished widths of up to 2,500 mm and lengths up to 12,000 mm. We specialize in the working of small plates. We also provide a wide variety of materials covering a very broad range of experience. We are able to offer:

  • Cutting of slabs
  • Rolling
  • Heat treatment
  • Levelling/pickling/cutting

Cold working

  • Cold rolling of strip
  • Cold rolling of sheets with widths up to 2,600 mm
  • Drawing of wires and rounded products (e.g. cold drawn tubes)

Finishing of long and flat products

  • Mechanical working (peeling, turning, grinding)
  • Heat treatment
  • Descaling, shot-blasting and pickling of round and flat products
  • Testing services

Your contact

Uwe Schneider
Uwe Schneider Vice President Business Development vCard
Route VDM Metals International GmbH Plettenberger Strasse 2 58791 Werdohl
Esef Mulalic
Esef Mulalic Account Manager Lohnfertigung vCard
Route VDM Metals International GmbH Plettenberger Straße 2 58791 Werdohl