Industrial visits


Friday, 19th May



Institut de Soudure is recognised by the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry as being the only technical welding, joining, and associated testing center in France. The Industrial Research and Developmental Centre (RDI) located in Yutz conduct R&D work from French Industrial clients and take parts in various National and European funded collaborative projects. The visit will introduce the three technological platforms located in Yutz equipped with cutting edge facilities. 


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MAGNA is a leading global automotive supplier with 317 manufacturing operations and 102 product development, engineering and sales centres in 29 countries.

The site of HAMBACH (90km from METZ) provides BIW for the manufacturer SMART. The visit will begin with a company introduction. Then, you will be able to go through the assembly of the “SMART FORTWO”, followed by explanations of innovative welding and control process used by MAGNA like:

  • High strength steel (Usibor) welding
  • Auto regulation on spot welding
  • Ultrasonic testing


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ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company. ArcelorMittal is present in 60 countries and has an industrial footprint in 19 countries.

Opened in 1997, the ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks Lorraine site is based in Uckange, 25 km from the city of Metz. With three cutting lines and six welding lines, the plant is perfectly equipped to cut and weld blanks for car bodies. The visit will focus on new technologies such as ablation for laser welding and laser cutting activities and will include a short presentation of the company.


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Day's program

Magna visit

Group 1 (20 people)

ArcelorMittal and Institut de Soudure visit

Group 2 (20 people)

Departure from Metz Arsenal 9:00 am

Arrival to Magna site  10:00 am

Security check

Visit 10:15 am to 11:45 am

Return to Metz Arsenal 1:00 pm

Arrival to ArcelorMittal site 9:30 am

Visit 9:45 am to 11:15 am

Transfert to Institut de Soudure

Visit 11:35 am to 12:35 pm

Return to Metz Arsenal 1:00 pm


These two visits are organised at the same time, please, choose one of them.


Please, note this program is subject to change.


For safety reasons, visits are limited to 2 groups of 20 people maximum.

The visit is organized without registration fees.

Registrations are now closed. 

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