ROLLS 6, the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining highly successful conference on rolling mill rolls for metals processing, will offer a mix of keynote papers presented by internationally renowned experts and presentations chosen from peer-reviewed abstracts.  

The programme will address the following 10 principal themes:

  1. Keeping up with user demands 
    Limits & new solutions for rolls due to novel steel grades and non-ferrous alloys, more powerful mills and new mill designs

  2. Review of the different application fields in hot and cold flat rolling and in long products rolling 
    Carbon steels, alloy steel, stainless steel and non-ferrous metal rolling

  3. Roll environment during rolling 
    Roll cooling, roll gap lubrication, skin cooling, corrosion, dry/wet temper rolling, inline roll surface cleaning

  4. Novel roll and disc manufacturing methods

  5. Rolls in a circular economy 
    Recycling, (alternatives of) chrome-plated rolls & other sustainability aspects around rolls

  6. Fit-for-purpose roll surface preparation 
    Developments in turning, grinding, texturing and roll coatings technologies for prime metal product surface quality

  7. Asset management aspects of rolls for the metals industries, including roll shop engineering, inventory management and roll shop 4.0

  8. Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) methods, systems and procedures applied during rollmaking and/or in roll shops

  9. Roll failure analysis & avoidance 

  10. Value-in-Use (VIU) and Total-Cost-of-Ownership (TCO) of Rolls: models and field examples

Who should attend?

• Rolls Users • Rolls Manufacturers • Mill Builders • Mill and Roll Shop Managers
• Quality Control Managers • Suppliers of Ancillary Products • Managers of Engineering and Technical Organisations
• Experts from specialised steel & non-ferrous metal (processing) research institutes
• Academic experts and PhD students involved in R&D related to rolling mill rolls (e.g. product development, in-use behaviour, NDT techniques)