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What The Movies Got Wrong About Swords

In fantasy novels and action movies, we like to see weapons at work but we don’t particularly care how they were created. Some swords have even more elaborate origin stories than the characters who wield them. All the stranger then, that no one writing our favorite books and movies ever bothered to google how these weapons are really made.

Myth 1: Making a Blade Only Takes One Movie Scene

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All you have to do is heat the carbon steel, pound it into shape, then heat it again like they do in movies. Those montages never take more than a couple minutes; surely you could churn out countless swords a day? In fact, a single longsword can take anywhere from 40 to 80 hours of forge time.

Myth 2: Magic Metals Make Super-Powered Swords

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We’ve already covered this one in our article about the reality of shows like Game of Throne’s Valyrian Steel Blades. Sadly, here in the real world, we just have steel. There are no hidden mines spitting up extra special sword metal, no meteorites raining magic space iron down on our heads.

Myth 3: Katanas Are the Greatest Sword Ever Invented

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If you’ve ever watched a Tarantino then you are well aware of this myth. Draped in honour, these samurai swords are folded multiple times to get them to unparelled sharpness levels. However, katanas are typically made of pig iron, and are only folded to remove the impurities of the sub-par metal.

killbillkatanaSo if you were thinking of whipping up a sword in your spare time, you may need to schedule a few more hours in. If you’re looking for the materials, Shanghai Metal Corporation manufactures the carbon steel used for most sword replicas. 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.

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Carbon Steel Pipes for Fuel Oil piping systems

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System Fuel Oil

Fuel oil piping systems transport fuel oil from holding tanks to heating devices, where it is atomized and burned for heating.

Fuel oil is a liquid byproduct of crude oil, which is used for energy, especially in regard to heating. When petroleum is refined, there are two main categories under which it is classified. One is distillate oils, which includes diesel. The other is residual oils, which includes products like kerosene. Different types of fuel oil are classified under both categories. Distillate fuel oil is the type generally used for heating. Fuel oil is used in northern states where natural gas and propane are not available.

Benefit of Material to Systems Application

Carbon steel is a popular material used for fuel oil applications and is valued for its durability and reliability. It is common, readily available and very familiar to plumbers and pipefitters. Because fuel oil is…

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How a New Technique is Changing the Way Sneakers are Made – Carbon and Stainless Steel could be next

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Slip into these sustainable, knitted kicks, made by Nike and Adidas.

Introduced by Nike and Adidas, who are now battling for patent rights, the knitted Nike Flyknit and Adidas Primeknit are the future of shoe-making. Instead of being made of leather or nylon like traditional running shoes, the uppers of these are made from a single piece of fused yarn — a model of sustainability and efficiency.

With the old shoe-making process, excess material could not be reshaped or reused — creating a large amount of waste. But according to Nike’s sustainability report, the production of knitted shoes results in 80 percent less waste. That’s because when working with yarn, only an exact amount is used. Then, the thread is cut and the rest of the yarn can be used to make another shoe.

The technique isn’t limited to one type of fiber, either. Anything that can be…

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Frank Stella on the Roof

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“Frank Stella on the Roof” atop the Metropolitan Museum of Art features two large sculptures, a mammoth piece titled “Chinese Pavilion” and two smaller sculptures. After 11 tense days of preparations, the exhibition, which runs through Oct. 28, opened Tuesday in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. A section of stainless steel tubing from the sculpture “adjoeman” (2004) is lowered slowly toward the northern end of the roof garden.

[02stella_slide2.jpg]Mr. Stella’s workers, who traveled from his studio in upstate New York, to assemble the artworks, worked on welding and bolting the looping pieces of “adjoeman,” fashioned from 3,100 pounds of stainless steel and carbon. Given that they helped the artist create it and had recently dismantled it for transport, they were familiar with every nook and cranny. The work’s title is translated as “showing off” or “decorative” in Balinese, the museum.

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The 2,000-pound carbon-and-stainless-steel sculpture “memantra” (2005). According…

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铁矿石简介-较于碳钢

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    凡是含有可经济利用的铁元素的矿石叫做铁矿石。铁矿石的种类很多,用于炼铁的主要有磁铁矿(Fe3O4)、赤铁矿(Fe2O3)和菱铁矿(FeCO3)等。铁矿石试样经盐酸溶解后,其中的铁转化为Fe3+。在强酸性条件下,Fe3+可通过SnCl2还原为Fe2+。Sn2+将Fe3+还原完毕后,甲基橙也可被Sn2+还原成氢化甲基橙而褪色,因而甲基橙可指示Fe3+还原终点。

    铁矿石是国际大宗商品,战略物资,属于经济命脉一类的东西。世界铁矿资源集中在澳大利亚、巴西、俄罗斯、乌克兰、哈萨克斯坦、印度、美国、加拿大、南非等国。中国作为世界上最大的铁矿石需求国,自身的铁矿石储量虽然不算少,但品质不幸比较低,从工业经济的角度来讲,倒不如从盛产富铁矿的澳大利亚、巴西等国进口。

    可以直接投入炼钢炉炼钢的铁矿石旧称“平炉富矿”,可以直接用于炼铁的铁矿石旧称“高炉富矿”,都带个“富”字。这些富矿一般是磁铁矿和赤铁矿,它们的含铁量都在70%以上。

    贫矿,或者是有害杂质较多的铁矿,则需要先经过选矿,成本一下子就上去了。铁矿石的分类十分复杂,可以按主要成分、有害杂质、结构形态、脉石种类等许多角度来分,每种角度都能分出许多种,工业上选用哪一种,对应于什么样的工艺流程,有非常多的讲究,是一门很大的学问。

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磁铁矿

磁铁矿

    是一种氧化铁的矿石,主要成份为Fe3O4,是Fe2O3和FeO的复合物,呈黑灰色,含Fe72.4%,O27.6%,具有磁性。在选矿时可利用磁选法,处理非常方便;但是由于其结构细密,故被还原性较差。经过长期风化作用后即变成赤铁矿。

赤铁矿

赤铁矿

    也是一种氧化铁的矿石,主要成份为Fe2O3,呈暗红色,比重大约为5.26,含Fe70%,O 30%,是最主要的铁矿石。由其本身结构状况的不同又可分成很多类别,如赤色赤铁矿、镜铁矿、云母铁矿、粘土质赤铁等。

褐铁矿

褐铁矿    这是含有氢氧化铁的矿石。它是针铁矿  HFeO2和鳞铁矿FeO(OH)两种不同结构矿石的统称,呈现土黄或棕色,含有Fe约62%,O 27%,H2O 11%,多半是附存在其它铁矿石之中。

    铁相对于碳钢,含碳量高出很多,但是在很多特性上,例如韧性上碳钢要胜出一筹。在名佳利,我们提供多种多样的碳钢产品,包括基本的钢板,钢管,覆铜钢带,甚至还有锅炉板等产品。我们能满足您的需求,让您充分体会到一站式采购的快感。

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U.S. Sets Duties on Korean Steel

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The Obama administration imposed duties on steel pipe from South Korea and eight other nations in a victory for U.S. Steel Corp. (X) and the United Steelworkers union, which said they were hurt by unfair competition from overseas. U.S. Steel rose 3.2 percent in New York trading.

The U.S. Commerce Department set duties from 9.89 percent to 15.75 percent on Korean pipe, which is used in oil drilling, according to a fact sheet released today by the agency. Last year, pipe worth $818 million was exported to the U.S. from South Korea. Duties ranging from 2.05 percent to 118.32 percent also were imposed on pipe from the other nations, which sent $722 million worth of pipe to the U.S. last year.

“We applaud their decision to prevent further gamesmanship of our laws and to secure our nation’s economy,” U.S. Steel Chief Executive Officer Mario Longhi said today in a statement.

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