Tag: Steel

Can the Steel Industry Meet the Challenges of Lightweight Vehicles?

Historically, the rise of the automobile industry was a great boon for steel manufacturers in the United States. This partnership is a great fit because steel enables automakers to meet their constantly changing demands for vehicle strength and safety at costs more affordable than other metals. Not only have automobile manufacturers’ requirements changed over time,

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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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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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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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Buildings Made Out of Steel

Steel based construction Steel buildings have been around for quite a while; the Empire State Building is a steel structure. The steel is used both structurally and architecturally in many buildings. Steel buildings have had a major impact on first the commercial construction business, and more recently the residential construction business. The introduction of steel

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