From induction hardening to steel melting, there are many things that the steel industry requires to be performed to steel. Induction hardening and steel melting are, of course, particularly commonplace, and these processes can typically be performed in the average steel melting induction furnace, where induction hardening is common. However, an induction heating coil can also lead to things like induction hardening, as too can an inductotherm melting furnace, another popular choice for steel melting and induction hardening.
And such procedures and processes for steel melting and induction hardening are quite widely sought after indeed, especially when you consider just how valuable a material steel is in this world. After all, up to 1.69 billion tons of crude steel were produced in just the year of 2017 alone, already marking a considerable increase (by more than 3.5%) from the year prior. In the years that are ahead, this total amount of crude steel produced is only likely to continue to climb – with steel melting and induction hardening continuing to become more and more common as a direct result as well, no doubt about it.
But what exactly is all of this steel actually being used for? In many cases, the steel that is used in each country where steel is prominent goes towards a wide variety of purposes. For instance, it is not uncommon for steel to be used for cars and other such motor vehicles. As a matter of fact, as much as 13% of all of the steel in the world is actually used for these purposes. And thanks to the use of such steel, cars and other such motor vehicles have become safer to use and operate than ever before in history, especially in the unfortunate event of the motor vehicle accident. With up to six million car crashes each and every year in the United States alone, the use of steel can help to keep more people safe than the average person might actively realize.
But, of course, this is far from the only way that steel is used on a global scale. In addition to the use of steel in the automotive world, it is also used in the areas of robotics and manufacturing, two industries that are certainly quite important indeed. In fact, up to 16% of all the steel in the world is used for these fields, where innovation is key and steel is very much an important part of that innovation. In the years that are to come, steel is likely to play a key role in many developments and even discoveries, especially when it comes to the robotics industry.
And steel is used in the world of construction and infrastructure as well. In fact, this is just about the most prominent use for steel on a global scale, with up to half of all the steel in the world going towards these uses. Infrastructure and construction benefit quite greatly from the use of steel, as steel is a reliable and highly durable material that will, in the vast majority of cases, more than stand the test of time. Therefore, steel is likely to be a highly sought after material in these industries for the indefinite future and truly a great deal many years to come.
It is here in the United States that we particularly need steal, and this reflects in the fact that this one country alone now imports more steel than any other country all throughout the world in its entirety. In fact, the United States even imports more than 85% of all the steel that Canada will export over the course of a single year as well. However, as this only makes up just over 15% of what the United States will import throughout the year, at least in terms of steel, there are many other countries that the United States will source steel from over this span of time. All things considered, there is just no denying the incredibly importance that steel has in the world as we know it, not even in the slightest.