How did steel make its mark on the world?
May is Steelmark Month
The manufacture of steel has its origins in the Iron Age, when the metal began displacing bronze in weaponry and tools. By the Middle Ages, steel was being smelted to produce a variety of apparatus, devices, and armaments. The steel industry as we know it today was forged out of the Industrial Revolution in England. Soon afterwards, the United States was on its way to becoming one of the largest producers of steel in the world. Steel remains one of the most important materials in history, and the industry employs over six million people globally. But how is steel made, and what are its many uses?
Click through and discover how steel made its mark on the world.
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