Demand for Steel to Double by 2020?

Amid signs of a global economic recovery, world steel producers are seeing a growing demand for steel. At their annual industry meeting in Sao Paulo, they predicted stronger markets but also fiercer competition. According to an industry report released at the annual meeting of global steelmakers in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Monday, global steel consumption

Enhanced Resources in EAF for Steel Making

Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) is a default phase in the process of making steel. Over years EAF has evolved dynamically and adopted efficient, competitive and sustainable methods in the process and the global output of steel from EAF is increasing. Many countries are on the verge of adapting EAF that cannot make iron by the

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

Heat in Steel

Heat treatment and casting are the salient processes in Steel making. Heat is a part of the process from the point when raw material is washed till the final outcome is moulded to a desired shape. If casting is given a rating of 3 points on a scale of 5, Heat treatment in the entire

Extractive Metallurgy in Steel

Metallurgy is a domain of metallic elements physical and chemical behavior and a whole, it is technology of metals that is applied to practical use. There are various types in this metallurgy process that are applied at various stages or purposes. Extractive metallurgy is the practice of removing or separating valuable metals from an ore

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

Dynamic Electric Steel with Grains of Innovations

Steel industrial material trends have seen a big shift in the recent decades. It’s about availability, types, quantity, quality, performance and also the “customization” based on the application, its purpose, desired life expectancy and so on. Electric steel is one of those metals, which serves industries different purposes with a wide custom options and ranges.

Maintenance of Steel Plants

The methods, strategies, and practices followed to keep an industrial plant or factory running efficiently is called Plant maintenance. This includes regular checks of equipment to ensure proper functioning, to cleaning garbage bins and toilets. Plant maintenance ultimate motto is to create a productive working environment that ensures workers safety too. The ways to maintain

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

Basic Oxygen Furnace Steelmaking

About 67% of the global crude steel total output is through the Basic Oxygen Furnace Steelmaking process and is recognized as the dominant steelmaking technology. In U.S alone the usage figure is 54% and slowly declining due primarily to the advent of the “Greenfield” electric arc furnace (EAF) flat-rolled mills. However, the method and technology