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11 October 2019

How steel helped usher in the era of rock and roll

From its use in acoustic steel guitars in the 1930s, to modern pick-ups and guitar strings, steel has played a central role in the evolution of popular music.

30 September 2019

Victorinox steel gives iconic Swiss Army Knife its edge

Reimagined for the 21st century, this instantly-recognisable pocketknife has Victorinox steel at the heart of its enduring appeal.

25 September 2019

Maraging steel delivers world’s finest fencing blades

Due to its strength, flexibility and extreme toughness, professional fencers will only compete using swords made from maraging steel

11 September 2019

Steel-built rides bring thrills to theme parks across the globe

One of the world’s most prestigious rollercoaster and ride manufacturers is reliant on steel to move people in some of the world’s biggest theme parks.

Aerial view of the Kamaishi stadium, Japan
2 September 2019

Steel underpins infrastructure at World Cup in Japan

The story of Japanese rugby city Kamaishi provides a humbling backdrop to a World Cup powered by steel.

Rider on the Jebel Jais zipline
22 August 2019

World’s longest zipline built on steel

A new tourist site in the UAE relies on the enduring properties of steel for the longest zipline in the world.

Artist's impression of Snap Interlock Module System structure
1 August 2019

New modular system could transform construction

The Snap Interlock Module System (SIMS) is an elegant, steel-built innovation that could shake up modern construction methods

27 June 2019

Steel helps power the vehicles of the future

As the next wave of electric vehicles (EVs) begins to hit the roads, steel is set to play a vital role in the chassis, engines and charging stations.

A row of manuscripts and cases in storage
12 June 2019

Stainless steel cases safeguard ancient manuscripts

St. Catherine’s monastery in Egypt is protecting its priceless collection of ancient manuscripts using precision-engineered stainless steel cases.