Steel Making Process

Invented by Henry Bessemer

Steel Making

The steel making process was invented by Henry Bessemer in 1856. Napoleon the third inspired Henry in 1854. He needed better artillery and to produce more steel in big quantities.

The process of making steel uses iron ore and scrap metal. Impurities are remove and and other materials are added for extra strength.The first process is oxidation. It removes impurities in the form of gas. After oxidation you add other materials for extra strength. You could now make 5-30 tons of steel at a time.

The inventions benefits of then were stronger artillery, faster way to make steel in big quantities, decreased cost of steel, decreased cost of labor for making it, and improved building of railroads. The inventions benefits now are that it has led to new and better processes.

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