Accession Number : ADA329376

Title :   Iron and Steel,

Corporate Author : BUREAU OF MINES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Desy, Donald H.

PDF Url : ADA329376

Report Date : JUL 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Iron and steel are the major metallic materials in use in the world today. The materials included in this general classification include rolled steel products, steel forgings, iron and steel castings, and smaller quantities of powder-metallurgical products. Iron and steel are used in virtually every phase of modern life, but the major uses are in transportation, construction, and machinery. The demand for iron and steel products in the United States was 126 million tons in 1977, and it is expected to rise to 188 million tons in the year 2000. Transportation, construction, and machinery are expected to consume about 79 percent of this total. In the rest of the world, demand was 513 million tons in 1977, and it is expected to reach 1.17 billion tons in 2000.

Descriptors :   *PRODUCTION, *STEEL, *IRON, *STEEL INDUSTRY, METALS, UNITED STATES, SPECIFICATIONS, QUANTITY, POWDERS, FORGING, HISTORY, CLASSIFICATION, FOUNDRIES, CASTINGS, METALLURGY.

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE