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Talk:Production of iron and steel

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Missing tempering information[edit]

It appears that there is no TTT-diagram present, nor is the tempering of steel/iron in particular mentioned; see www.steeluniversity.org/content/.../virtual_steelmaking_09.pdf http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isothermal_transformation_diagram http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bestand:DiagrammeTTT.GIF http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tempering

KVDP 11:52, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Those things could be added - no problem with doing that, as long as they're careful and factual. I'm not sure how big a priority it is though. Is this something that's likely to be valuable in, say, an appropriate technology context? I can see the value in the various water and energy related pages, and construction and materials... but producing iron & steel seems best suited to very large centralized industrial centers. --Chriswaterguy 16:45, 9 July 2010 (UTC)
Indeed, it is mostly done in very large industrial centers, but casting has its merits in metal working (new article made), and efficient small-scale casting centers can be built (see links at Talk:Aluminium_recovery_manual). This allows us to skip ie methods as blacksmithing

KVDP 12:30, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

Another thing I'm not sure of is whether regular steel and iron are the most suitable metals for use. I know I read somewhere that [1] can be added to metal (or only ?) in order to make it stronger; this would also increase the value of the items crafted, meaning that their sell value becomes larger, and more profits can be made and/or more durable items can be made

KVDP 12:59, 14 December 2010 (UTC)