In 1912, Harry Brearly, a British metallurgist, while experimenting with chromium, found that a layer of that metal on steel made steel resistant to weathering and acid. It was the perfect solution for preserving the life of gun barrels.
Charles Schwab, president of the United States Steel Corporation, was now president of another company called Bethlehem Steel. Two months after the start of the First World War, Schwab got an order for $40 million worth of weaponry from England, all of which was a secret.
There were two breakthroughs in Europe that put the continent on the map with regards to steel production. England was never the same again.
Europe was experiencing an iron boom, thanks to the invention of blast furnaces. The hourglass-shaped contraption was 10-feet tall and had two bellows at the bottom on either side.
Gone were the days of the ancient iron and steel weapons. Fast forward to the age of powerful and beautifully-crafted swords. Swords were being made around the world.
Keeping truly altruistic projects aside, every project is initiated with the final goal of gaining profit. This profit can either be direct, in the form of liquid assets like cash or indirect, in the form of savings in costs or increases in productivity for some other associated profit-making branch or endeavour.
Steel is known to be a vital ingredient used in construction, in fact, the most robust when it comes to holding a structure. The durability and sturdiness that steel provides to a building are unmatched by concrete, wood, or bamboo.
Since its independence, India has seen an unprecedented growth in infrastructure and energy usage. It has made its mark not just in Asia, but all over the world, because of its rapid rate of urbanization and modernization.