Blogs by worldsteel experts and occasionally by guest bloggers. The blogs cover a wide variety of issues affecting the steel industry. We hope you will find this section useful and look forward to your comments.

21 January 2019

Underwater servers keep world’s data cool

As the digital economy accelerates, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep the world’s data centres at lower temperatures, but submersible steel modules could provide a surprising solution.

15 January 2019

Stainless steel bottles offer sustainable and healthy alternative

As worldwide concerns over the impact of plastic waste on the environment continue to grow, the spotlight has fallen on the sustainability and health effects of bottled water.

4 December 2018

How steel is crucial to Champagne making

From the mechanisation of the bottling and storage processes, to the steel caps and cages, steel plays a vital role in Champagne production.

4 December 2018

Ambitious Crossrail project leans on steel to boost UK transport networks

Deep below London a network of tunnels that links both new-build and renovated station infrastructure could mark a sea change for transport.

27 November 2018

Steel-supported tech revolutionises building damping

A steel-built structural damping system could make tall buildings safer in earthquakes and reduce wind sway without taking up valuable floorspace.

18 September 2018

The world’s toughest and most versatile vehicle?

The Paramount Marauder is a mine-protected vehicle whose steel double-welded monocoque hull gives it immense versatility and protection.

4 September 2018

How steel ‘nano’ needles are helping alter brain surgery

MIT researchers have developed a stainless steel nano needle device that can administer drugs to specific brain regions measuring under one cubic millimetre.

9 July 2018

Reshaping Sydney's skyline with steel

The recycled steel skeletons of old buildings are being used to construct a new generation of sustainable high-rise towers.

4 June 2018

The precision steels that underpin watchmaking

The precise and historic art of mechanical watchmaking relies on the many qualities of steel to deliver enduring and reliable timepieces.