Category: History of Steel

Looking Back at Forgings

Everything has a history, and this couldn’t be more true when it comes to metalworking. With a history tracing all the way back to 4500 B.C in Mesopotamia, forging metals has a rich past worth understanding. Early inhabitants of Mesopotamia, the Sumerians, were the true founders of metallurgy, and it was their early innovations that

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An Brief Overview Of The U.S. Steel Industry

Although traces of iron production can be traced as far back as antiquity, about 3,500 B.C. in the Middle East in such places such as Armenia and Syria, steel production as we know it today didn’t truly surface until the 1850s. In actuality, steel is nothing more than the combined alloys of iron and carbon.

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The Making of Steel

When it comes to steel companies, the coal and iron mining are done by some of the same companies that create finished products from steel. These are all inclusive companies right from the get-go. The Processing of Steel Sinter and pellet processes are applied to the ore, while the coal is processed differently, upon receipt

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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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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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Cold Steel: the Pirate?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s Choice

A pirate?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s life for me Pirates have been called a lot of things and many of those things were not so complementary. One thing that pirates have not been is inefficient. Because they lived constantly on a ship, they had to practice not only cleanliness, but also efficiency. Anything done on shipboard had to take

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Top Books on the Steel Industry

There are many popular books regarding the steel industry, this is just a couple of them. The first title; The U. S. Steel Industry in Recurrent Crisis: Policy Options in a Competitive World, talks about the steel industry, how it has interacted with the economy of the past and the economy of the present. It

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History of the Steel Industry

The dawn of steel In the pre 1800s, the process of technical innovation as well as growth of demand made it not only possible, but necessary for a new type of production to occur, this is the same as it happened with the iron making industry with the introduction of the Walloon process throughout Northwestern

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The Bessemer Process

From failure to success The first process used for mass producing steel is called the Bessemer Process. This process was named after Sir Henry Bessemer of England. The process evolved out of the contributions of a multitude of investigators before it could be utilized on a broad spectrum commercial basis. It was apparently conceived independently

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The Steel Smelting Process

Strengthening steel When iron is mixed with carbon, you create an alloy called steel. Carbon is the most cost efficient alloying material to mix with iron, though there are many other elements that can create a multitude of other alloys. Carbon, as well as other elements, is used as a hardening agent. These agents prevent

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