Featured Story

Our Featured Story archive is a collection of the Featured Story’s which have been published in our magazine and taken pride of place as the ‘unique feature article’ on our Stainless Steel World home page. In addition to industry updates, market news and topical issues of the day the Feature Story provides an interesting mix of company profiles, in-depth technical articles, reports from major end users and features projects in a variety of industries ranging from oil & gas, chemical and petrochemical to the architecture, power generation, medical and food and beverage industries.

Sandvik Materials Technology becomes Alleima – a new era dawns for alloy experts

Sandvik Materials Technology has separated from the Sandvik group and been renamed Alleima and listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm Exchange

Corrosion mitigation in the machinability and welding of stainless steels

Traditionally, the challenge for steel manufacturers has been to produce materials for LNG applications that can solve a dual problem.

300 series vs. ferritic stainless steel – which should I choose?

Ferritic stainless steels have useful properties – a lower rate of thermal expansion, higher thermal conductivity, strong ferromagnetism and very high resistance to chloride stress corrosion cracking (SCC).

Stainless skyscraper in Istanbul

A towering skyscraper in the central business district of Istanbul stands out as a striking example of Italian architectural design.

Oil & gas: how to cope with higher demand?

The offshore oil & gas sector is faced with several hard choices: chief among these is how to meet higher demand without exceeding emission reduction targets and how to manage the transition to renewables.

MRC Global, a stainless steel market update

MRC Global has been in business for over a century, and for good reason. Having recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, MRC Global is one of the most successful pipe, valve, and fitting (PVF) distributors in its sector.

Shenzhen’s secondary water supply systems

One in three people worldwide live without access to clean drinking water. Even major cities with established utilities are projected to fall short of demand for potablewater.

Renewables: if not now, when?

In these times of pandemic, scarcity and war, energy and electricity prices have soared. Sanctions against Russia will oblige Europe to source its energy elsewhere, and this will take time.

Metal additive repair of nickel alloy engine components

GE Aviation’s Singapore facility is the first maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility worldwide that has been approved to use metal additive manufacturing for commercial jet engine component repairs.

Metallic 3D printing – big, fast, and cost-efficient

Additive manufacturing is not only suitable for small and filigree structures. Gefertec manufactured a 170kg stainless steel part for the Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machinery at the University of Stuttgart.