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Five factors affecting the brightness of stainless steel pipe fittings during annealing

Annealing is a heat treatment process in the processing of stainless steel pipe fittings. The pipe is slowly heated to a certain temperature for a sufficient period of time and then cooled at a suitable speed.   The brightness of ...

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China steel prices struggle amid glut, iron ore rises

Chinese steel futures slipped back on Thursday amid abundant supply and lean demand, but steelmaking ingredient iron ore rose as traders say prices for both materials remain under pressure. A rout in steel prices on Monday sparked a selldown in ...

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EU steel market outlook obscured by several threats, in spite of solid fundamentals

The EU steel market remained on a relatively fast growth track in the second quarter, supported by healthy economic fundamentals and the good operating performance of steel-using sectors. Nonetheless, imports continued to grow much faster than the domestic deliveries of ...

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Hydrogen cracks in stainless steel welding defects

The causes of hydrogen crack formation in welding arc welding of stainless steel are mainly caused by three factors, namely, the brittle and brittle hard and brittle structure of hydrogen produced by the welding process, the tensile stress acting on ...

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As margins tumble, China steel mills brace for hard times

Chinese steel producers ran up losses for the first time in three years this month as prices slid into a bear market on weak demand and near-record supply, ending years of solid profit margins. And with the world’s No. 2 ...

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China’s steel prices hold steady in October

China’s steel prices remained stable in October, as China’s iron and steel industry has maintained solid growth momentum, according to data from an industry association. The steel price index released by the China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) came in ...

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Indian GDP growth in Q2 to slow to 7.5-7.6pct

India’s GDP growth in the July-September quarter is expected to decelerate to 7.5-7.6% over 8.2% in Apr-Jun quarter mainly due to slowdown in rural demand. SBI Composite Leading Indicator (CLI), a basket of 21 leading indicators for September quarter of ...

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Lamellar tearing defect of stainless steel plate in welding

Stratified tears may sometimes occur in rolled steel plates with poor thickness ductility. The main characteristic of lamellar tear is that it appears in the base metal parallel to the weld fusion boundary and the surface of the plate, usually ...

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Vietnam wins steel dispute with Indonesia

VietNam had won a three-year dispute with Indonesia regarding safeguards on certain iron and steel products. The World Trade Organisation (WTO) late last week announced the agreement of VietNam, Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu, on the one hand, and Indonesia, ...

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Creep reaction and test experiment of stainless steel plate

Creep is a slow failure mechanism, which may occur when stainless steel plates are exposed to higher than the elastic limit for a long time. Creep is very slow and not obvious at most ambient temperatures. For stainless steel plates, ...

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