Cool Stuff Being Made: How Steel Is Made – U.S. Steel

By November 11, 2006Cool Stuff Being Made

USSteelscreenshot.jpgThis week, we turn to Steel-town native NAM Employee Nathan Koble who offers us a look at how steel is made. Nathan says,

“Those of you bookworms out there have probably noticed in your favorite bookstore David Nasaw’s new title “Andrew Carnegie,” which details the life of the industrialist/philanthropist who left an indelible mark on steelmaking, manufacturing, and the nation as a whole.

This week we thought we’d look at modern steelmaking in this video from NAM member U.S. Steel (which purchased Carnegie Steel at the turn of the 20th Century). You’ll see today’s steelmaking belies its historic imagery of soot and smoke and is very much a modern, high-tech industry that relies on the expertise of highly skilled professionals.

We think you’ll agree that steelmaking remains a fascinating process and one that drives a great deal of innovation in our modern economy. If you’d like to learn more about modern manufacturing, take a look at NAM’s new release, “The Facts About Modern Manufacturing.”

Click here to see how steel is made and feel the manufacturing vibe.

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  • Miles Grove says:

    Great Blog.
    Thanks for recommending the book, Mr. Koble.
    Great insight to the steel industry and American history.