Whether you install pipes and valves for a living, eat with stainless steel silverware, or depend on your car's exhaust system to safely get you where you need to go, you use stainless steel on a daily basis. You might not think much about where this steel comes from or how it impacts the rest of … [Read more...] about The Facts on the World’s Steel Industry
Architects and manufacturers have used steel for hundreds of years because of its strength and durability. And until recently, any steel would work for these creators' needs. Their steel didn't have to withstand the high temperatures and pressures that steel endures today. These modern demands make … [Read more...] about How Different Alloys Change Steel’s Properties
Anyone in the nuclear industry knows that steel plays a critical role in protecting both people and materials. But in a post-Fukushima world, even industry insiders want to know how to make their processes safer. Stainless steel and other super alloys factor into this goal. To understand how … [Read more...] about Why Is Stainless Steel So Important in Nuclear Power Plants?
Stainless steel has been around for a long time. Numerous industries have used stainless steel to construct skyscrapers, memorials, and even kitchen utensils since the 1990s. You’re probably surrounded by stainless steel objects, such as saucepans, handrails, pen springs, or watches. And you … [Read more...] about 6 Little-Known Facts About Stainless Steel
Element number 28 on the Periodic Table is nickel. When combined with other metals, such as steel, this hard but shape-able metal forms useful alloys. These alloys have magnetic properties, resist wear-and-tear, and can withstand very high temperatures. These prope rties give nickel-based alloys … [Read more...] about Nickel-Based Alloys in the Aerospace Industry
Have you ever thought about what life would be like if all the stainless steel in the world disappeared? Nuclear power plants would go into meltdown. Airplanes would fall from the sky, and water supplies would become contaminated. S kyscrapers like the Empire State Building would look like … [Read more...] about Stainless Steel: Applications for Every Industry
Life changed when the Industrial Revolution began. New manufacturing techniques took production out of homes and into factories. Instead of taking a full day to spin and weave one rug, factory workers produced 1,000 in a single day. Machines like Watt’s steam engine and Eli Whitney’s cotton gin made … [Read more...] about Power and Stainless Steel: A History
According to the World Nuclear Association, the USA is the world’s largest producer of nuclear power. Nuclear power from the USA accounts for more than 30% of the worldwide nuclear generation of electricity. Over the next 20 years, the world will depend heavily on cleanly-generated electricity. … [Read more...] about X-Rays and Atom Bombs: A Brief History of Nuclear Energy in America