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Five Interesting Facts About Steel You Need To Know!

Written By Rob NSB

December 12, 2019

The building material steel is having a comeback moment as people are recognising its many uses and positive attributes. With the steel industry on the rise once again, let’s discuss some of the finer points of the material.

1: There are a plethora of grades as it pertains steel

Since the steel industry is frequently updating there is currently no exact number of grades that currently exist as it pertains to steel. The closest number we believe is currently around 3,500 different grades of steel. As the industry continues to grow and adapt with the times we can be assured that the number of grades will continue to increase in perpetuity as long as the material is crafted.

2: The Sears or Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois is the Tallest Steel Building in the world

The iconic Willis Tower in the Chicago skyline is 442 meters high making it the largest steel structure not just in the United States of America, but across the entire planet! A close second is the Empire State Building in New York City. The Empire State Building has been described as a large steel frame kit building. 

3: We all know steel is powerful, but did you know steel is 1000 times stronger than iron?

When it comes to creating the structures that make us feel safe, steel is second to none in terms of raw strength. In fact, steel does not even lose its strength when it is recycled. Steel has the ability to be recycled which is very important in this era of environmental consciousness which will help us not only make safe structures that can house or families or businesses but also will minimize our carbon footprints and help the earth for centuries to come.

4: The Ford Motor Company created the first steel car

The very first steel car was created in 1918, 22 years after the Ford Motor Company made the quadricycle, the first vehicle the company’s namesake ever created. The first stainless steel car was created 18 years later in 1936 when the Ford Motor Company entered into an agreement with Allegheny Ludlum Steel. The steel company is still in existence today as part of a larger steel conglomerate as well as the Ford car company which has continued its success for well over 100 years and remains an industry standard.

5: Steel is an alloy of carbon

Carbon isn’t just the building block of all matter, it is also a major component in steel. Iron can rust and degrade over time, whereas steel is largely impervious to rust as well as does not suffer from the softening over time that occurs with iron. Steel remains as tough today as it will years from now, leaving your building standing up against the test of time.

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