Francisco Arieta
  • Metallurgical Engineer , MSc and  PhD  in Metallurgy.

  • More than 35 years of Professional Experience & Expertise in : Microestruture, Properties, Application Engineering, Heat Treatment and Tribology of Tool Steels Aimed at  Productivity Improvement; Carbon, HSLA and Stainless Flat Rolled Steels; Stainless Steels for Solenoid Valves; Stainless Steels, Titanium and Cr-Co Alloys, for Medical and Dental Implants  & Instruments; Austenitic and Heat Treated Martensitic Stainless Steels Precision Thin Strips;  Wrought Aluminium Alloys.

  • Metallurgy & Tribology Consultant : Brazilian & International  Companies.

  • Technical & Product Development Manager at Schmolz-Bickenbach do Brasil & ThyssenKrupp Aços Especiais do Brasil: Tool Steels & Stainless Steels Long Products Produced by Deutsche Edelstahlwerke (DEW), Germany; Sorel Forge, Canada; Finkl, USA; Ugitech – France ; PM Tool Steels  Distributed by Zapp Tooling Alloys, USA.

  • Technical Marketing Manager at Novart Sales : PM Tool Steels  produced by Crucible, USA.

  • Researcher, R&D Center, COSIPA (currently  Sistema Usiminas – Cubatão) : Hot & Cold Flat Rolled Carbon & HSLA Steels - More than 30 Technical Papers presented in Brazilian & International Conferences and Journals.

  • Metallurgical Engineer & Marketing Supervisor at Aços Villares/VIBASA :  Special Steels & Alloys Long Products Mill.

  • Member of the Technical Commission of Moulds, Dies and Toolings of the Brazilian Society of Metallurgy,  Materials and Mining (ABM).