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How is barbed wire made?

Along with fire, axes and plastic, barbed wire is one of those simple ideas that have vastly transformed society and the environment. Metal was not used for fencing until steel wire became available in the 19th century. The machines that... Read more


With great pride Cranfield Foundry celebrated its Grand Opening on the 11th of December 2019 in its newly built facility in the city of Probishtip, in the Republic of North Macedonia. It is the largest cast iron foundry that has... Read more

Pig Iron › Pig iron producer restart in north Brazil could have minor impact on market

Gusa Brasil, formerly knows as Sidepar, partly restarted operations in the state of Pará in northern Brazil in early January, with the first pig-iron sale made in the middle of the month, sources told Fastmarkets. The restart will add a... Read more

Iron Ore › China iron ore futures rise on firm demand

Iron ore futures in China extended gains on Monday, rising for the fourth straight session, as higher weekly utilisation rate pointed to firm demand for the steelmaking ingredient. Utilisation rate at 247 steel mills across China rose to 78.40% last... Read more

Industry › Sandvik Acquires Thermaltek

Sandvik acquired privately owned Thermaltek Inc., a manufacturer of high-temperature furnace systems and metallic heating elements based in Concord, N.C. Thermaltek operates out of a 42,000-square-foot facility with approximately 30 employees. According to Sandvik, the acquisition adds strength to its... Read more

Industry › Bodycote Agrees to Acquire Ellison Surface Technologies

Bodycote entered into an agreement to acquire Ellison Surface Technologies to create one of the world’s largest providers of thermal-spray and engineered-coating surface technology services to the aerospace industry. Ellison, which is headquartered in Mason, Ohio, will be integrated into... Read more

Technology › Different Types of Marking Tools

Whether stamping a serial number or adding your own personal touchmark, there are many different types of marking tools available to meet any direct part marking requirement. Steel Stamps and Dies Steel stamps and dies can be used for a... Read more

Foundry › First Automobile Works, China to begin SinterCast-CGI series production

SinterCast System 4000 Plus to be installed at FAW Foundry Number 1 Series production of heavy-duty Compacted Graphite Iron cylinder block Thirteen SinterCast-CGI installations in China; 22 installations in Asia [Changchun and Stockholm, 28 November 2019] – Following successful material... Read more

foundry, foundries › Tupy acquires Teksid´s cast iron components business from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Deal will allow Companies to provide better solutions to their clients through world-class practices in manufacturing and R&D, enhancing Tupy's presence in strategic segments of the global capital goods industry and expanding the growth potential for machining and engineering services.... Read more

Automotive › Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot Agree to Merge

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Peugeot S.A. (Groupe PSA) signed a binding Combination Agreement providing for a 50/50 merger of their businesses to create the fourth-largest global automotive OEM by volume and third largest by revenue. The combined company will... Read more


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