Rolling mill for making steel billets, late 19th century

Made:
1856-1899

Model of Billet Mill

Rolling of steel is a preferred method for shaping steel.It is economical and quick, and is the main method by which ingots from the steel plant are reduced in section to blooms, billets and slabs.These are then further reduced to plate,sheet strip,rails, bar, rod and wire.Usually more than one mill is used, and plain cylindrical rolls are used for producing slabs, plates and sheets whilst grooved rolls are used for bars, blooms billets and the more complex shapes such as railway lines.

Details

Category:
Metallurgy
Object Number:
1960-175
type:
steel
credit:
British Iron and Steel Federation
status:
Permanent collection

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