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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.

Encouraging a new industry standard

Patrick Anderson

For decades, the steel industry has relied on reduction ratio as a common measure of center soundness in steel bars, or the shrinkage porosity left over from casting.

See why we believe the industry standard should move away from reduction ratio and toward ultrasonic testing to guarantee a bar product's level of soundness.

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TimkenSteel Improves Gear Performance with Clean Steel

Clean Steel GearsGear life depends on many factors and steel cleanness is a critical one. TimkenSteel has a century of experience producing clean steel for the gear industry. We continually develop and test our materials, building in-depth knowledge about product and material characteristics that affect gear life. This is an example of how we work with customers to tackle their challenges and improve gear performance.

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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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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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