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  • Artist's impression of the production of ultra-strong cellulose fibers: The cellulose nano fibrils flow through a water channel and become accelerated by the inflow of additional water jets from the sides.
    Cellulose fibers as strong as steel created for the first time
    Ropes as strong as any aluminum alloy or steel and any product that is presently made from wood fibers can now be made with a completely “green” process. The development is the combined work of Fredrik Lundell from the Wallenberg Wood...
  • United States Steel Corporation
    U. S. Steel Suzanne Rich Folsom named Leader of the Year
    Yesterday U.S. Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) announced that general counsel and senior vice president of governmental affairs Suzanne Rich Folsom was named the Leader of the Year at the 2014 Women in Compliance Awards in London. She was honored for...
  • Ammo-up brass retriever
    Range equipment at the SHOT Show
    Guns and ammunition tend to get most of the press coverage at the SHOT Show. But without targets, stands, and other range equipment, there wouldn’t much to shoot at. There were some interesting examples of range equipment at the Show.Range...
  • 1932 Ford Coupe body
    Ford starts production of 1932 five window coupe bodies
    Autoblog announced earlier yesterday ( Jan. 14,2014) that Ford is beginning production of original manufacturer spec bodies of its 1932 5 window coupes. There is no nothing more iconic to the classic American Automobile landscape than a 1932 Ford...
  • violin strings
    The anatomy of the violin string
    There are four basic types of construction for violin strings: solid steel core, multi-stranded core, perlon core, and gut.Gut strings are made of real animal gut, usually from cows or pigs. According to Downing “Jake” Jacobs of...
  • Steel
    Timken split: Manufacturer spins off steel unit
    The Timken split will create two companies with the steel business as a separate unit. Bloomberg reports on Sept. 6 that the Ohio manufacturer will end up with two publicly traded companies. Timken also shared that the CEO will be replaced.The...
  • Armor City Door
    Armor City Doors
    We can easily be lulled into a false sense of security if we’ve never experienced a home burglary. Casual thoughts of “That only happens to other people” can switch to the reality of “I never thought it would happen to me!...
  • Moon taken by Apollo 12
    Lunar oxygen experiment creates 'green steel'
    A May 13, 2013 article in Scientific America relates how a group of researchers, while experimenting with a method of extracting oxygen from iron-oxide on the moon for future lunar bases, have stumbled upon a method of creating what is in effect ...
  • Flag sits in a name on the 9/11 Memorial before eleventh anniversary ceremonies
    Remembering 9/11 with remnants from World Trade Center (Video)
    September 11, 2001 is a day that will go down in history as the most tragic day of horror to ever happen on American soil. America has seen its share of natural disasters and has fought in numerous wars losing many lives in the process, but...
  • Albanian Minerals
    Steel output in China hit a record, production up 400% in 10 years
    Sahit Muja: Steel output in China hit a record, production up 400% in 10 yearsOver the past 10 years, China's steel production has increased at a rapid pace as the economy has industrialized and urbanized.The 400% expansion of steel production...
  • Albanian Minerals
    China surpass South Africa and India as top producer for a strategic metal
    Sahit Muja: China produces nearly 95 percent of the world's rare earth materials and is the world's largest steel and stainless steel producer. Steel is the backbone of global economy.China has become the world's largest ferrochrome...
  • Rob Portman and Mitt Romney
    Portman attacked for steel advice to Bush
    Prospective VP candidate for Mitt Romney, Rob Portman, is under criticism by Democrats for advice to George W. Bush that resulted in damaging the U.S. steel industry. His advice is linked to sales declines and job losses. His defense is that Bush...
  • Albanian Minerals
    China's steel production to hit a record 715 million tons in 2012
    Sahit Muja: Albanian Minerals forecast that China's crude steel output to increase to 715 million tons this year.China has become a powerhouse in the global crude steel and stainless steel industry. Chinese steel industry, which now accounts...
  • China
    China and India to increase stainless steel and ferrochrome production
    Sahit Muja: China, which has the world's largest foreign exchange reserves of $3.3 trillion, has been expanding investments on steel, stainless steel and ferrochrome production.Albanian Minerals expects that prices and demand will rise for...
  • China steel industry resists calls to reform
    Chinese steelmakers resist reform despite downturn
    Despite rapidly declining profits due to overcapacity, dwindling domestic demand and rising production costs, China's steel industry isn't likely to consolidate and eliminate inefficient output anytime soon, the president of the leading U...