Month: December 2009

Green Steel: Recycling

Steel renewability Steel is an infinitely recyclable product. In any venue it is used, when the use is over, the metal can be completely recycled and used again in another product. For example, a 3,000 square foot steel framed home uses about the amount of steel that can be gleaned from the recycling of six

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Steel Where you Don’t Expect it: From Wool to Toes

Steel wool Steel wool is such a common term that it is often used to describe a scowering pad even if it is not made from any steel at all. Steel wool is basically a bundle of different thickness strands (depending on the intended use). The very fine steel wool is often used in the

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The Future of the Rust Belt

Rust belt geography The ?¢‚ǨÀúRust Belt?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢, also known as the Manufacturing Belt, is a geographical location in the Northeast United States and the Mid-Atlantic, as well as portions of the Upper Midwest. In broad definition, the region starts west of the Northeast Megalopolis and runs west into Minnesota, specifically the city of Duluth and the

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Samurai Steel

Making a samurai sword Tamahagane roughly translates to ?¢‚ǨÀújewel steel?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢ and it is mainly used in the creation of Samurai swords like the katana and also some tools. This steel is created from black sand. The smelting process for this material is different from that of most modern mass production steel. A clay vessel about

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Steel Sculpture: Metal in a Shiny Dress

The art of steel Stainless steel has infiltrated every facet of our lives, so it comes as no surprise that steel is also used as an art form material. Stainless steel first found popularity as an art material during the art deco period. The most famous example of stainless steel art from this period is

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Your Favorite Alloys: Nickel, Chrome and Aluminum Steel

Stainless steel One of the most common steel products that we all use on a daily basis is stainless steel. The utensils we use for cooking purposes are made from this material. There are many grades of stainless steel utensils that go from the very inexpensive all the way up to the very expensive. Aluminum

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Steel Uses Down on the Farm

What?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s a Quonset? Steel has a myriad of uses on a farm. Quonset huts are very common on farms. A Quonset hut is a light weight prefabricated building made from corrugated, galvanized steel. The hut has a semi circular shape and was designed based on the Nissen hut that was developed by the British in

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How To Care for your Chromium

Understanding chrome The average individual is more often than not, going to have chromium on their vehicles, be it car or motorbike. Chromium in other applications is much rarer; however, the care of that chromium would be the same as the chromium on your vehicle. The first thing you will need to do is understand

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Aluminum Vs. Steel: The Better Metal

Advantage steel Aluminum has approximately two thirds less forming range than steel. This can be a very important advantage when forming something like a vehicle body which contains many different styling features. Aluminum has much less hardness than steel. It can be easily chipped, this means aluminum panels are less able to take wear and

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The Chinese Steel Industry Today

A steel tiger China is prepared to renationalize large portions of its huge steel sector and to consolidate it into six or seven giants. This is in order to get the upper hand in negotiations with iron ore miners BHP and Rio. The Chinese government is very concerned about overcapacity in the sector, which it

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