From regolith on Mars it is possible to extract iron

Martian metal industry: air, sun and regolith

Engineers from the Australian University of Swinburne (Swinburne University of Technology) have developed a process for the production of iron from scrap materials on Mars. It uses Martian soil – regolith, processed air and solar energy. Solar radiation is used as a heat source, in addition, carbon is involved in the scheme (carbothermic reaction) as a catalyst. It can be obtained by cooling carbon monoxide (CO). In turn, CO is…

climate-friendly steel

Recycle CO2 in the blast furnace: climate-friendly steel

Germany is the largest steel producer in the EU. Around a third of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted by the entire industry in Germany is produced in blast furnaces. However, an alternative process route is in sight that produces almost no CO2. However, it will only be fully established in many years. For the transition, engineers are developing a concept under the coordination of the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) to…

Lower Bavarian metal and electrical industry

Concerns about the future in the metal and electrical industry

The topics of natural gas and corona infections are depressing the mood in the Lower Bavarian metal and electrical industry. Many companies are unsure. At the same time, the employers’ associations warn against wage demands that are too high. The situation in the Lower Bavarian metal and electrical industry is tense. There is great uncertainty. This is the result of the summer business survey conducted by the Lower Bavarian metal…

Steel industry: iron foundry in Torgelow

Steel collective bargaining breakthrough

Wages and salaries are expected to increase by 6.5 percent from August. IG Metall speaks of the largest percentage increase in the steel industry for 30 years. After difficult negotiations and warning strikes, IG Metall and the employers have agreed on a new collective agreement for most of the German steel industry. As of August 1, wages and salaries are to rise by 6.5 percent, as announced by the trade…

Britain to present plan to safeguard steel trade

Britain to present plan to safeguard steel trade

Britain will present its steel trade safeguard plan on Wednesday, days after proposing broader tariffs to protect local steelmakers, a move that could breach international trade rules. Trade Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan will make a statement in parliament on steel safeguards after 1130 GMT, the House of Commons leader said on Twitter. These safeguards can include import restrictions ranging from tariffs to quotas. Britain last week proposed extending a package of…

Excavator bucket technology and manufacturing process

Development of Documentation In the first phase, engineers and planners. They study the purpose of the bucket and the excavator model, because we need to understand what the bucket will be used for and what machine it will be fitted to. Then a decision is made regarding the steel grade and thickness of the steel sheet that the bucket and its components are to be made from. These calculations are…

Flexible of metal: Use, Technology, Equipment

Various forms and types of rolled metal are often used in different fields. However, the very process of processing metal alloys and giving the latter a specific shape remains a mystery to most. Bending is used as the main method of metal processing, and the features of this process will be disclosed ESSENCE OF THE BENDING PROCESS Metal bending is an industrial process in which sheet metal is formed into…