Dearborn Works is located on a more than 350-acre site in southeast Michigan.
The operations include carbon steel melting, casting, hot and cold rolling and finishing operations. The Dearborn Works blast furnace, which was rebuilt in 2007, is among the most efficient and productive blast furnaces in the world for its size.
Major production facilities include the following:
- Blast furnace
- Basic oxygen furnaces
- Ladle metallurgy furnaces
- RH vacuum degasser
- Slab casters
- Hot strip mill
- Five-stand cold mill
- Pickling lines
- Batch annealing shops
- Temper mill
- Hot dipped galvanizing lines
Carbon steels from Dearborn Works include:
Hot rolled and cold rolled steels that provide excellent press formability, surface finish, flatness and thickness tolerances; and meet the strictest chemistry requirements in the market today.
Hot dip galvanized ZINCGRIP® products provide a tight metallurgical bond between the coating and the substrate, offering the strength and formability of steel plus the corrosion protection of zinc. Additionally, Dearborn Works can run Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) to meet the automotive market's needs
Hot dip galvannealed steel - ZINCGRIP® GA products are continuously coated on both sides with zinc, then induction heated to create a zinc-iron alloy within the coating.
Aluminized carbon steels, via conversion under contract with a highly-qualified third party Aluminum Coating Line, offer formability plus corrosion and heat resistance for high-temperature applications.
Dearborn Works has earned ISO/TS-16949, ISO-9001 and Ford Q1 certification. The facility completed a large-scale modernization campaign in 2011. During the campaign, more than $1.2 billion was invested in new state-of-the-art equipment and various operational improvements. Some of the major upgrades at Dearborn Works include a new five-stand, six-high, 72" tandem coil mill linked to a pickle line and a new exposed hot-dipped galvanizing line focused on automotive and other orignal equipment manufactures needs.
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Contact an AK Steel sales office for chemical composition, mechanical properties, gauge and width ranges, mill limits and other detailed product information. Call 800-331-5050 for customer service.