Steel Archive

Buying a Laser Cutter? What You Need to Consider

Opting to operate a laser cutter in-house for parts fabrication and other tasks can be a significant time and money saver. Thanks to advances in technology, modern cutting machines are easier to use, more efficient, and capable of making more detailed and precise cuts than ever before, but before you invest in one for your

More Growth Is to Be Expected in Q3 and Q4

2017 has been a great year for the steel industry so far. We recently reported Japan steelmakers increased earnings for this fiscal year, showing solid growth in profit and positive signs of future developments. The same trend can be seen in the steel industry around the world, including in India and Korea. Industry experts believe

4 ways steel changed the world

Steel has thousands of applications across a swathe of sectors. It’s a vital industry that’s part of the fabric of life for millions across the globe. But we shouldn’t forget that in many ways the modern world was forged from steel. So here are four ways steel changed the world: Samurai spirit Samurai culture transcended

Important Factors to Consider Before Starting a Steel Business

Are you thinking about starting a steel business in the near future? There is always a demand for steel products and this is a trend that looks set to continue for many years to come. However, like any business venture, there are potential risks and factors you need to consider before you start this type

Why Steel Is Still Used In Construction

Obvious as it is, steel is the most reliable material that can be used to form the skeleton of any building or structure and also keep its foundation strong. It is also the most regarded alloy in civil engineering due to its versatile mechanical and thermal properties. In spite of the advent of strong and

Steel Fabrication And Its General Applications

Steel fabrication is widely used in all industrial sectors. Steel is also the most produced and commonly used iron alloy. The year 2015 saw 1,599.5 million metric tons of the manmade alloy production. China, Japan, and India produce and consume the highest percentage of Steel. Steel fabrications form the backbone of human civilization and Industrialization

Saving Money in the Steel Business

Many companies are exploring new ways to bring down costs and save money to improve their profit margin. Just because you are in the steel business doesn’t mean you should accept the costs as they are. Here are some ways to cut down costs so that your business can grow! Routine Maintenance is a Must

The Role Of Steel in Oceangoing Vessels

For as long as there have been oceans, there have been people traveling on them. As this travel grew more sophisticated, the ships used for it grew more complex as well. Wood was replaced by ever-improving alloys of steel, filling countless roles in the ship’s structure and function. Just as it has in other areas of

Enhance machinability of steel using Annealing procedure

Annealing: Annealing is the process of heating a metal to change its hardness and strength. When this procedure is done properly, metal reduces its cold working properties and becomes more flexible, stress-free. To obtain these properties, it is heated to temperature that is less than its melting point and then slowly frozen. Generally, Ferrite sub-critical

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