£25 million transformation underway at Tata Steel Corby

£25 million transformation underway at Tata Steel Corby

15th April, 2021

Tata Steel is transforming its Corby steel tube making site in the UK’s East Midlands which will give the business the best chance of a strong future.

Global steel demand will grow 5.8% in 2021, says world steel

5.8% growth in steel demand predicted by worldsteel

15th April, 2021

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today released its Short Range Outlook (SRO) for 2021 and 2022. worldsteel forecasts that Global steel demand will grow by 5.8% in 2021 to reach 1.87 billion tonnes, after declining 0.2% in 2020. In 2022 steel demand will see further growth of 2.7% to reach 1.92 billion tonnes.

Steel manufacturing means automation with strength and accuracy

Automation with strength and accuracy

13th April, 2021

Today, steel manufacturing is highly automated. The weight of the products and the temperatures required, mean that personnel are usually kept at a safe distance, relying on information from position sensors to control the steel processing. These position sensors must handle extreme working conditions, with the possibility of severe consequences if they should fail.

Latest issue: April 2021

April 2021

“Who would have thought it?” It’s a question that is likely to be on the lips of integrated steelmakers as they consider the bright future ahead for the electric arc furnace (EAF). When the concept of electric steelmaking was first pioneered by Nucor Corporation back in the day, the integrated steelmakers derided the technology, claiming it was only good for one thing: making trash cans. Well, how things have changed! Today, a third of the world’s steel output is made by electric arc furnaces and as pressure mounts on the global steel industry to reduce emissions, there is likely to be less blast furnaces around as steelmakers wise up and switch to using EAFs. We have already seen this happen, to a degree, with US Steel’s recent acquisition of Osceola, Arkansas-based Big River Steel in…