Cast iron

Alien Machinery Found In Russia

300 million year old machinery has been found in Russia – experts say the steel gear is not the result of natural forces, and may be extraterrestrial.


According to Yulia Zamanskaya, when a resident of Vladivostok was lighting the fire during a cold winter evening, he found a rail-shaped metal detail which was pressed in one of the pieces of coal that the man used to heat his home.

Mesmerized by his discovery, the responsible citizen decided to seek help from the scientists of Primorye region. After the metal object was studied by the leading experts, the man was shocked to learn about the assumed age of his discovery. The metal detail was supposedly 300 million years old, and yet the scientists suggest that it was not created by nature but was rather manufactured by someone. The question of who might have made an aluminum gear in the dawn of time remains unanswered.


Shanghai Metal produces our current terrestrial supply of value added carbon steel products. As an ISO 14001 (International Quality Management System) Company and recipient of the “Star Enterprise Award,” Shanghai Metal Corporation prides itself on exceeding international standards of quality and reliability. We guarantee the best prices, quality support, and fast delivery. To find out more, please visit our Website, WordPress, LinkedIn , Twitter , Facebook  and Instagram. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code. Moreover, we sell directly from Alibaba , EC21 and Tradekey.

You can also read more articles by our team at SMC:

The New Age Cure For Insomnia

The Law of Finders Keepers

13 Surprising Celebrity Voice Overs

Sculptures That You Need To Look At Twice

Simple Anti Theft System –Drive A Stick Shift

Ginger Mummy Mystery

Siri The Comedian

Woman Addicted To Eating Mattresses

A World Without Mirrors – What Would Change?

Bullet Trains – What They Won’t Tell You

Privacy Unveiled …By Lamposts

The 5 Worst Jobs

Women’s Gifts To The World

What The Movies Got Wrong About Swords

Does Coke Really Clean Pennies?

Are Smart Watches The New Smart Phone?

Who To Blame (Or Thank) For Your Braces

How To Do A Better Job Than Jack

The Last Of The Great Train Robbers Dies

3 Funniest Animal Escape Videos

Food That Grows In Surprising Ways

Strange Things People Steal

Get Your Own DeLorean Time Machine

4 Strange Stockpiling Panics

Live Clean Or Die Hard

Top 3 Ammunition Alternatives

Top 10 Countries For Internet Speed

Drunk Man Found In Container Bound For The USA

Containers – The New Political Soapbox

Move Along Airplanes – Submarines Overtake Travel

Thor’s Hammer: The Science

Shipping Container City – Shanghai Immigrant’s Homes

Can You Do A 360 Degree Loop On A Swing Set?

Become Bullet Proof …Using Water

Counterfeit Money Cases

LEGO Lands On British Shores

Innovative Uses of Soap

Air Quality – What Can Be Done?

Team Building Exercises – A New Spin

How Much Petrol Costs Internationally

The Antarctican Training Programme – Could You Make It?

What Is The Mirror Paradox?

Do Oil Discoveries Cause Conflict?

Should We All Switch To Cycling?

Where Did ‘Loom Bands’ Come From?

Are You Apocalypse Ready?

Could You Abseil Down Big Ben?

Building Your Dream Kitchen

How A Tiny Anchor Can Hold A Whole Ship

Did You Know There Are 14 Kinds Of Spoon?

How To Make A Statement At Business Networking Events

How Do Telephones Actually Work?

Top 5 Funniest Airplane Stories

To Escalate Or Not To Escalate? That Is The Question

Revising The Facts – Car Fatalities Are Actually Falling

Like To Get A Souvenir From The USA – Why Not A 335 Metre Steel Bridge?

Are Locks As Easy To Pick As In The Movies?

Modernity In Cinema-Friend Or Foe?

How To Survive an Elevator Crash

Umbrellas – Can You Guess Where They Are From?

Pylons – The Under Appreciated Life Bringer

Imagine A Summer Without Air Conditioning

The Secret To The Perfect Shave – Stainless Steel Razors

Man Of Steel: Why It Wasn’t Called ‘Superman’ 

The Science Behind Saw – Could It Really Have Cut Through Bone?

What Hollywood Finally Got Right About Science

Modern Metal Revamps Ancient Weapons

Why You Should Thank Carbon Steel for Your Flavorsome Stir Fry

Good News for China’s Steel Sector

Quiz – How Much Of Your High School Chemistry Do You Remember?

How You Can Get Your Own Game Of Thrones Valyrian Style Blade

Tired Of Wasting Money On Expensive Morning Coffees? Why Not Invest In A Stainless Steel Coffee Maker

Is Stainless Steel Really Stainless?

Sources: Before Its News

Siobhan R.// SMC Editor

 SMC QR code


Historical Development of Steel

The Iron industry has a long ancestry history with archaeological evidence of usage dating back to 1000 BC. In ancient times, Indus valley, Greeks and Egyptians used iron for structures and weapons making it a very important part of their existence. It is reported that wrought iron has been produced from the time of middle ages through the firing of iron ore and charcoal in a bloomery. Evidence of iron tie-bars have been found within arches of Haghia Sophia in Istanbul dating back as early as the 6th century. From 1490 a new innovative method of using a blast furnace was created, which significantly increased output, production capabilities and efficiency. The rolling mill was introduced a century later which further enhanced output and production.

Over the century’s, the various uses of steel has expanded extensively and simultaneously more efficient production methods were developed. England fueled demand for cast iron cannons, iron columns and cast iron railings which were erected around St. Paul Cathedral in London in 1710. Renaissance domes often relied on linked bars to reinforce their bases and a new degree of sophistication was reached by the design of Pantheon in Paris in 1770. During the 1780’s further improvements led to the development of workable wrought iron leading to the ability of producers to roll wrought iron into standard shapes allowing important structural advances and evolution within the market.

Huge Technological & Industrial revolutions occurred within the West which fueled the expansion of mills and the use of iron in the building of structures. The large-scale use of iron for structural purposes started in the later part of 18th century in Europe such as the large size cast iron bridge in England called the Coalbrookadale Arch Bridge. A move in preference of construction material occurred around 1840’s from cast iron towards wrought iron due to the greater ductile and malleable qualities. Steels strength, quality and evolution continued as producers began to add elements to improve the steel during the manufacturing process.

Coalbrookadale bridge

Sir Henry Bessemer of England invented and patented the process of making steel in 1855 know as the ‘Bessemer Process’ which was a very popular production method during the 19th century. During the 19th and 20th century there has been a move towards making better quality and different grades of steel with newer technology and production advances. Many different varieties of steel are produced today and commonly a range of elements such as carbon, manganese, silicon, chromium, nickel and molybdenum are added to suit the needs of broad and diverse range of uses.

Elle T. // Editor SMC

 Cite: Version II – Historical Development and Characteristics of Structural Steels