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Severstal: Steel Defect Detection

August 30, 2019

Steel is one of the most important building materials of modern times. Steel buildings are resistant to natural…
Thwarting oil-pipeline corrosion by identifying a nanoscale villain

June 7, 2019

Steel pipes rust and eventually fail. To preempt disasters, oil companies and others have created computer models to…
How do sailors prevent anchors and anchor chains from rusting?

May 25, 2019

Anchors are still used after thousands of years. They allow ships to remain stable in places where there…
A heavyweight solution for lighter-weight combat vehicles

April 17, 2018

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed and successfully tested a novel process — called Friction Stir…
Nanotexturing Creates Bacteria-Killing Spikes on Stainless Steel Surfaces

December 15, 2017

By using an electrochemical etching process on a common stainless steel alloy, researchers have created a nanotextured surface…
Philips shaving off years of development time

May 12, 2017

Stainless steel components in electric razors and other consumer products are becoming ever smaller. And they must be…
Changes in steel production reduce energy intensity

August 1, 2016

The manufacture of steel and related products is an energy-intensive process. In 2015, the steel industry accounted for…
Increased recycling may reduce metals sector energy use in China

October 29, 2015

China produces more steel and aluminum than any other country. Secondary production, or producing metal from recycled scrap…
British steel slips into an era of steep decline – it comes as no surprise

October 28, 2015

Despite cries of foul play, it should not come as a surprise to anyone that the UK steel…
Nano-beads for the steel forge

September 13, 2015

The crystal structure of metals can change at linear defects, which should affect the properties of the materials.…
Third generation steel developed – lighter and stronger material for cars of the future

June 26, 2015

Manufacturing light weight vehicles is a major trend in automotive industry. It is dictated by increasing requirements for…
Forging a future in green steelmaking

March 16, 2015

Australian smart technology that harvests blast furnace waste and converts it into a new product to make cement,…
High-precision radar for the steel industry

March 10, 2015

Steel is the most important material in vehicle and machinery construction. Large quantities of offcuts and scraps are…
Scientists ‘bend’ elastic waves with new metamaterials that could have commercial applications

January 23, 2015

Sound waves passing through the air, objects that break a body of water and cause ripples, or shockwaves…
The fine structure of fine steels

December 3, 2014

Steel is one of the most common structural materials, truly one of the foundations of modern civilization. An…
Inspection system for high-strength steels

October 9, 2014

High-strength steels are in demand as lightweight construction materials. Now Fraunhofer researchers have developed a new inspection system…
Lemon juice: new ingredient for space designers?

September 19, 2014

Corrosion resistance and high strength put stainless steel high on the list of essential materials for satellite and…
Formula calculates thickness of bombproof concrete

July 2, 2014

A new type of steel-reinforced concrete protects buildings better from bomb attacks. Researchers have developed a formula to…
Steel’s inner strength

June 10, 2014

 A long-term collaboration between the University and industry has resulted in a super-strong form of steel, which is…
A new twist makes for better steel

April 15, 2014

Greater strength without loss of ductility A steel cylinder that has been deformed by twisting preserves ductility at…
Strong, elastic ‘smart materials’ aid design of earthquake-resistant bridges

August 29, 2013

Bridges are a main component of the transportation infrastructure as we know it today. There are no less…
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