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Steel fabrication: a history

A look into the history of steel fabrication…

There are a number of inventions throughout human history that a number of people would mark down as the most important; the wheel, the written word, books, transport, the Internet… One thing that is often overlooked, that’s been around for nearly as long as the written word, is steel fabrication. It was a major development in its day, allowing humans to create better tools, weapons, armour and more. Hunters would make better arrowheads to bring home more food and countries would use the technique to build their armies, but in the modern day, what exactly is steel fabrication used for?

It’s not uncommon to see steel fabrication at work in a number of huge industries in the modern day, which cover all forms of products. Examples of these industries are:

  • Technology
  • Arts and crafts
  • Manufacturing
  • Jewellery

Steel fabrication was one of the leading techniques of craftsmanship and the creation of weapons and tools in order to develop society. The technique proved so versatile that it led to somewhat of a specialisation. In the past, it wasn’t uncommon for miners to process ore into steel, allowing the steel to be turned into weapons or tools that they could sell on for profit.

In the modern industries, there are a number of different steps you can take in order to get ore from the earth and turn it into goods that can be used by millions worldwide. There are a number of types of metals that we use in our day to day lives, all of which are produced from the fabrication process. For example:

Iron and steel are often found in electronic appliances, devices and cars.

Silver is used in both electronic parts and ornamentation.

Gold is used in ornamentation, but it is also a vital part of some electrical equipment, due to the metals being a great conductor of electricity.

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