Blast Furnace

A blast furnace is used in converting ore to steel. If you can stand the heat, get ready to learn about the production and importance of steel in these videos.

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How It's Made: Stainless Steel

Stainless steel was invented in the early 20th century. The key ingredient, chrome, forms a protective oxide film on the surface. In this minisode of How It's Made, find out how shiny stainless steel material is made.


Stainless steel was invented in the early 20th century. The key ingredient, chrome, forms a protective oxide film on the surface. In this minisode of How It's Made, find out how shiny stainless steel material is made.
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How It's Made: Stainless Steel

Imagine a world without tall buildings, long bridges or cars. Imagine a world without steel. Learn some of this super metal's secrets in this clip from Discovery Channel's "HowStuffWorks" show.
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HowStuffWorks Show: Episode 12: A World Without Steel

Turning low grade iron ore into the most used metal in the world is no easy task. Learn how this hot process works on Discovery Channel's "HowStuffWorks" show.
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HowStuffWorks Show: Episode 12: Ore to Steel

It's easy to take steel for granted. Fortunately, this material is very recyclable, and most of the steel we use today has already been recycled at least three times. Learn more on Discovery Channel's "HowStuffWorks" show.
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HowStuffWorks Show: Episode 12: Recycling Steel

Learn about the steel oxygen furnace process in this clip from Discovery Channel's "HowStuffWorks" show.
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HowStuffWorks Show: Episode 12: Steel Furnace Process

Learn about the amazing strength of steel in this clip from Discovery Channel's "HowStuffWorks" show.
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HowStuffWorks Show: Episode 12: Strength of Steel

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