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How to stop a shell shot? Development of armoring grades

Manoir Industries developed in the 60’s and 80’s the Manofort® alloys family for the defense industry, for example to equip tanks. The need was a really high strength, around 1000 MPa (ultimate tensile strength) and good impact properties, even at freezing temperatures. Qualification tests were done by real shooting on test sheets. The challenge was that strength and impact properties usually go in opposite ways. Still, those properties could be achieved by designing new low alloy steels with two…

The latest step in Manoir Diversification

In march 2016, Manoir Group acquired CTI Group. This French industrial group is specialized in boiler making and fabrication. This metallurgical expertise is complementary of Manoir UK plant located in Burton-on-Trent. CTI group has 3 industrial locations in France, namely CTI-ACDN, CTI-ACPP, CTI-Agriandre and counts around 400 employees. This strategical acquisition allows Manoir Industries to extend its portfolio of metallurgical expertise but also to propose additional products and services to both the Petrochemical and Nuclear markets. In addition, many industrial and operational…

Always closer to our customers, Manoir offices worldwide

Customer intimacy grows with regular contacts between Manoir personnel and our clients. Manoir has industrial footprints in several countries and sales representatives all over the world. In addition to that, for two specific markets, Manoir local offices were needed to achieve such intimacy. In 2009, Manoir decided to open its first overseas office in India, accounting today 3 full time employees, managed by Prem Nair. In 2011, the Manoir Inc. office located in Houston has been opened, with 2 full time…

Building a nuclear power plant, Manoir Industries expertise defined the stainless steel primary loops

Pressurized water reactors are today the most common functioning nuclear powerplants. They are designed with three successive coolant loops. The primary loop drives the heat extracted from the nuclear reaction towards steam generators. The steam generated within secondary loop then drives steam turbines that generate electricity. The coolant water within primary loop circulates within the reactor. It is highly pressurized at around 150 bar to remain liquid at high temperatures (350°C). The primary loop is a critical component that…

Centrifugally Cast Tubes

During the 1970’s, Manoir Industries developed its industrial tool with the most modern equipment regarding the casting of centrifugally spun tubes. Through its very modern equipment, the factory is highly specialized in this field and is amongst the top tier of tube suppliers all over the world. A large number of automatically regulated machines of all sizes using an extensive range of dies of various dimensions enabled Manoir to meet the most stringent requirements of our customers. Back then, the…

Quality & continuous improvement Centricast line

Continuous quality improvement is a management philosophy that organizations use to reduce waste, increase efficiency, and increase internal (meaning, employees) and external (meaning, customer) satisfaction Christophe, 42 years old, Quality & continuous improvement Centricast line What was the reason of your application at Manoir? You know, I have 2 brothers in law currently working at MANOIR. I decided to volunteer in 1994 when I knew MANOIR foundry was actively looking for people. I knew of this opportunity from my father who started in…