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Category Archive: Industry News

  1. NIST updates earthquake standard for steel column used in buildings

    Jan
    18
    2022

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of California San Diego have proposed targeted updates to the AISC 341 standard on seismic provisions for structural steel buildings. The specialist engineers have identified certain deficiencies in the performance of steel beams that were otherwise compliant with the existing standard, which caused them […]

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  2. 150-Year-Old Steel Mill Converted to Use Exclusively Solar Power

    Oct
    28
    2021

    The EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel factory, a 150-year-old steel mill, is going to become the first in the world to get the energy it needs for production operations almost exclusively through solar power. The project was supported by Lightsource (EVRAZ sub-brand) and BP who commissioned a 300-megawatt solar farm on the EVRAZ property, using no […]

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  3. Novel Dual-Phase Alloy Is Promising Extreme Resistance to Fractures

    Aug
    28
    2021

    An international team of researchers has created a novel dual-phase alloy that is extremely resistant to fracturing, thus making it ideal for deployment in a wide range of critical applications. Moreover, its discovery opens up the way to developing similar focused-purpose alloys that could feature other, equally impressive physical characteristics and mechanical properties. The new […]

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  4. Machine Learning AI Is Used for the First Time to Predict Stainless Steel Behavior in Fittings

    Aug
    26
    2021

    Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign became the first ever to deploy machine learning AI tools to evaluate the performance and behavior of different batches of stainless steel material under any circumstance. Not all stainless steel pieces are made equal, and when it comes to extreme applications, even the tiniest disparities in molecular structure […]

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  5. Why Steel’s Value Is Still Rising and When Will the Climb Stop?

    Aug
    06
    2021

    Steel prices have gone up by 215% since March 2020, affecting a wide spectrum of industries that rely on the omnipresent and extremely versatile metal alloy. As companies deal with shortages and price hikes from their suppliers, goods cost more to manufacture, and this rise in price is trickled down to the consumer. Simply put, […]

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  6. How Do Frozen Wind Turbines Still Operate Successfully?

    May
    26
    2021

    Winter is known as the best season for wind power! The winds pack a bigger punch, and with the increased density in the air, the climate becomes colder, propelling more force to the turbine blades. The Effect of Icing on Wind Turbines Even the lightest layer of ice can dramatically impact the efficiency of wind […]

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  7. Metal Center News – Banking on the Status Quo

    May
    10
    2021

    The new administration is not likely to lead to significant changes in defense spending, at least in the short term. “I don’t see any issues. It’s going to be another banner year,” says Joseph Carbone, vice president of sales and marketing for Tech Steel and Materials, Holbrook, N.Y. Read Full Article –> Metal Center News

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  8. Why 2021 Is a Big Reset Button for the Car Industry

    Mar
    01
    2021

    We may not have entered the post-COVID era just yet, but it’s clear that 2021 is set to be a time when every automotive manufacturer will have to approach their business strategy from scratch. For the past year, everything was done in a context of “emergency responses”, but the dust has settled and the car […]

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  9. What Is Annealing and Why Is it Done?

    Jan
    15
    2021

    ‘Annealing’ is the heat treatment process that metals that need to be worked on go through in order to to make them easier to form, shape, or stamp. It is done to reduce the hardness and increase the ductility of the parts, thus allowing metallurgists to apply forming or stamping forces on the workpiece without […]

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  10. Scientists Created Rare Diamonds at Room Temperature

    Dec
    14
    2020

    In a big breakthrough, scientists have created diamonds in minutes inside a lab at room temperature. However, the formation of traditional diamonds takes over billions of years. They are formed deep within the Earth’s crust under conditions of intense heat and pressure that cause carbon atoms to crystallize. Billion-year wait for getting the perfect diamond […]

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  11. Tips to Prevent Metal from Rusting

    Oct
    13
    2020

    Rust is one of the biggest enemies of steel and other iron-based, ferrous metals. That’s because, in big enough quantity, it can seriously lower the strength of the part. You can do some things to prevent rusting, though. Here, we will revisit everything you can do to limit rusting. Before we do that, though, let’s […]

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  12. Transparent Solar Panels for Windows Hit Record Efficiency

    Sep
    10
    2020

    Researchers from the University of Michigan recently achieved an efficiency record for transparent solar cells. This innovation could pave the way for skyscraper windows to serve as power sources. Researchers used an organic, carbon-based design of solar panels that led to this incredible breakthrough. They broke the previous efficiency record and hit the all-time high of […]

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  13. Bosch Reveals Futuristic Electric Bike Concept

    Jul
    10
    2020

    E-bikes are the next big thing in urban transportation, as people return a “back to basics” albeit high-tech approach. While the field is still dominated by “niche firms”, some of the bigger players are beginning to dip their toe in these waters. After all, the market could explode soon, and the consumer demand may overwhelm […]

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  14. New Microscope Is So Powerful It Might Revolutionize Quantum Science

    Jul
    08
    2020

    In a big breakthrough, scientists have successfully made quantum microscope that can directly observe light trapped inside a photonic crystal. This research opens up a new realm of possibility for quantum scientists It was conducted using ultrafast transmission electron microscope at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, a public research university in Haifa, Israel. […]

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