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  1. crucible steel(noun)

    steel made by the mixture of molten wrought iron, charcoal, and other substances in a crucible


  1. crucible steel(Noun)

    A high-grade steel, used in tools and dies, originally made by fusing wrought iron and charcoal in a crucible.


  1. Crucible steel

    Crucible steel describes a number of different techniques for making steel in a crucible. Its manufacture is essentially a refining process in which another form of steel, that had been consolidated by hammering, such as shear steel, is melted to give a more uniform material. Crucible steel has aroused considerable interest for well over a thousand years and there is a sizable body of work concerning its nature and production. The crucible steel of the Industrial Revolution is referred to in this article as English crucible steel, which was developed for making watch springs. It was also used in other applications such as scissors, axes and swords. The puddling process, developed in the 1840s, produced a satisfactory grade of wrought iron for many applications at a cost far below crucible steel; however, while puddled iron was suitable for structural applications, it did not replace steel in cutting tools. By the end of the 19th century new steel making processes such as Bessemer and the open hearth furnace were able to produce quality steel at a cost even below puddling, making the crucible process obsolescent. The crucible process continued to be used for specialty steels, but is today obsolete. Basic oxygen furnaces and electric arc furnaces have largely replaced all previous ones.

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  1. cruciblesteel


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crucible steel in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crucible steel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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