Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Steel. . .
But Were Afraid to Ask


Copyright Michelle Applebaum Research, Inc
2003-2006
All rights reserved.
June 2006
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WALKING BEAM FURNACE 1
A hot strip mill reheat furnace where the slab is repeatedly lifted and set down at a more forward
point in the furnace; this is in contrast to a batch reheat furnace or a pusher-type reheat furnace.
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WELDING 3
Joining of two or more pieces of metal.  
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WHEELABRATING, SHOTBLASTING, AND BEAD BLASTING 3
Involves pressure blasting metal grid into carbon steel products to remove rust and scale from
the surface.  
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WIRE 5
A long product that is from 0.030 inch (0.76 mm) to ¼ inch (6.35 mm) in diameter, in round,
square, octagonal, or hexagonal cross-sections.
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Source: Weirton Steel Glossary

Source: Dofasco Glossary of Terms

Source: Reliance Steel 10-K

Source: BlueScope Steel Glossary of Terms

Source: Allegheny Technologies 10-K

Source: Alcoa 10-K

Source: Alcan 10-K
                                                                    

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