Facts about the metal Steel
A low-carbon alloy usually made of iron, tin, and carbon is steel. It is one of the most common metals in fabrication shops, with its ability to withstand corrosion (thanks to the inorganic compound chromium oxide), heat, and pressure. It makes it a great metal to be shaped using Euromac Bending Machines like the ones you can see from https://www.cotswold-machinery-sales.co.uk/euromac/horizontal-bending-machines/digibend-tooling/
Here are some interesting facts about Steel that you may not have heard of.
Every year in North America, nearly 69 percent of steel is recycled, which is more than paper, aluminium, plastic, and glass combined and amounts to more than 80 million tonnes of steel.
Steel in its purest form is about 1,000 times stronger than iron, and it can be recycled without loss of strength.
The key material used in the distribution of renewable energy such as solar, hydro, and wind power is steel.
The steel industry has an annual turnover of $900 billion, making it the world’s second largest industry, after oil and gas.
In almost every industry, steel is used, including electricity, building and housing, automotive and transport, infrastructure, packaging, and machinery.
Steel roofs last more than 50 years, while conventional roofs last 17 years or so.
Steel constitutes 75 percent of all large appliances.
The Eiffel Tower (1887), since steel and iron expand when heated, is around 6 inches taller in the summer than in the winter.
In 1918, the first steel-made car was produced. Since then, due to their consistent ability to withstand high-impact collisions, steel seatbelts have been required.