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Share/Bookmark This credit collapse/meltdown/armageddon is a curious one to fathom. Do you not think? What are you lot seeing and hearing? It seems like any response seems wholly inappropriate. For example, if you acknowledge there’s a squeeze going on but then follow up with how it isn’t affecting you and you’re bucking the trend, you’re […]

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Share/Bookmark Harland & Wolff Ship Broken for Scrap The linked photoset from this weekend’s Guardian: April 12 2008: Belfast, UK: The MSC Napoli cargo ship lies in a dry dock at Harland and Wolff ship builders as it is dismantled for recycling. The ship was grounded off the English coast after getting into difficulties during […]

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Share/Bookmark Syd Mead futuristic illustration for United States Steel This is part of an absolutely marvellous flickr set of what United States Steel thought the future might hold. It’s a touch more optimistic than their British counterpart, Corus, who only managed to inspire the dystopia that is Blade Runner with their monstrosity of a steel […]

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Share/BookmarkI always get mightily confuddled by various steel grades and types. Oh, I have the basics from 304 to 316 down pat, but when our Steve at Steel Strip mentioned to me that he’d started selling small quantities of spring steel I had to scurry off to Wikipedia to find out what spring steel actually […]

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Share/BookmarkUnlike a decent wine, Google’s blog search doesn’t seem to improve with age. Well not when you look for something sheet metal related that is. It doesn’t bother me so much that it displays any sheet metal site that’s come within a country mile of an RSS feed, but call it an RSS feed search […]

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Share/BookmarkWhilst furtively doing the rounds checking to see how how Steve over at Steel Strip was doing I came across a link in his siderbar for a steel industry flickr group. And it’s some group. There are 235 members with 1,356 photos of pictures of steel mills and whatnot. Bloody brilliant. I’ve been spending most […]

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