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SBQ STEEL BLOG


As smart, strong and reliable as our steel, our people are at the heart of the problem-solving culture that delivers tailored solutions to customers’ toughest engineering and supply chain challenges. This blog is where our people will share our industry-leading expertise in metallurgy, steelmaking, heat treating, machining and industrial applications with you. Whether it’s battling corrosive conditions five miles below the ocean’s surface or handling the torque of a bearing in a wind turbine 250 feet in the air, we thrive on developing steel solutions for the world’s most demanding applications.

Winning Ideas and Teamwork Make for a Safer Workplace

Golden Glove Award Winners The TimkenSteel Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) team set out to create a safety program that would get employees involved in generating innovative solutions to everyday safety challenges. The result was the Golden Glove program, which kicked off in spring 2015 and challenged employees to come up with ways to make their workplace safer from hand lacerations and sprains.

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Just how hot is molten steel?

Ladel RefinerLadle refining operators control temperature to produce clean alloy steel. But just how hot is 175 tons of molten steel? Watch as we explore that question with Jim Henline, a ladle refining operator at Faircrest Steel Plant.

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3 Things You Should Know About TimkenSteel’s Automotive Steel

Automotive Supply ChainTimkenSteel optimizes the supply chain for its automotive customers by controlling quality and consistency at every step. Customers avoid the capital investment needed to turn steel bars and tubes into precision components by relying on TimkenSteel to perform those operations to whatever degree of completion they require, from cut tubes to semi-finished parts.

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Customers make gears more efficiently with TimkenSteel

To make a finished ring gear for a transmission, our team begins with steel tubing, cuts it into rings and then machines teeth into it. Our customers then machine the component again to create the final gear with an expensive tool called a “broach.” The longer the broach’s life, the lower the manufacturing costs for the customer. TimkenSteel Technologist Mike Burnett gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the sophisticated engineering and perpetual innovation that reduced broaching costs for one customer by 67 percent.

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