The steel making process is unlike anything else. Lots of heat, large and heavy machinery, and huge amounts of energy and effort are involved to make the most widely used metal on the planet. Centuries of refinement and technological advances have allowed for new steels to be produced in large quantities to meet new needs. To further your education on the steel manufacturing process and to learn a bit more of the history of steel making, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite steel making videos for you to enjoy thanks to the magic of Youtube.
This particular video is certainly old (maybe humorously old) but it provides quite a lot of interesting information on the history of steel and how it was produced prior to the industrial revolution.
As a bonus, we’ve provided a steel making infographic that illustrates some of the factors involved in making steel.