Steel Forming and Finishing Archive

Steel Sees New Turn: Greater Quality Without Misfortune of Malleability

In steel making, two attractive qualities – quality and flexibility – have a tendency to be conflicting: Stronger steel is less malleable, and more pliable steel is not as solid. Engineers at Brown University, three Chinese colleges, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have indicated that when chambers of steel are wound, their quality is

Cut the Steel

Steel as a sword cuts ‘many’, if not ‘any’ thing. So it means that, Steel is a hardest and toughest material, and only then it can cut anything else. Hence, the device or procedure to cut a hard material should ‘cut the mustard’. Several procedures are already in use, depending on the requirement and type

Glass Stronger and Tougher than Steel

A new damage-tolerant metallic glass, demonstrating a strength and toughness beyond that of any known material developed and tested by a collaboration of researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the California Institute of Technology. In the world of materials, strength (the amount of force a substance

Casting Without Coatings – Vision or Reality?

The demands on the foundry industry become more exacting every day. Globalization not only opens up new markets and opportunities, but it also creates an enormous squeeze on costs. Only those who succeed in enhancing productivity can withstand this growing cost pressure, however, only if they do not neglect aspects such as emission control and