Industry Evolution in Steel

Over the last 150 years, hundreds of engineers, scientists and technicians have cut their teeth taking society forward via developments in the Iron and Steel arena.

This section is a tour around the manufacturing processes over the period.





1869 - 1900: The Bessemer Years

> The Bessemer Process

> Research and Development during early industrialisation

1900-1960: The Growth of Open Hearth and Electric Arc

> Early 20th Century Process Evolution

> Early 20th Century Technological Developments

1960-Present: Evolutions in Productivity and Quality

> Growth of large scale continuous processing

> Late 20th Century Technological Developments

2019-?: Potential Futures...

> Future evolution of the UK Steel Industry


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