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EN24 steel information – strength in steel for over 100 years

Posted 10th December, 2021

What is EN24? EN24 is a 1.5% nickel, 1% chromium, 0.2% molybdenum alloy steel which has a long history dating back over 100 years. EN24 can be heat treated to a wide range of tensile strengths from 850-1000 N/mm² (‘T’ condition) up to 1550 N/mm² (‘Z’ condition). Heat treated EN24 offers high tensile strength combined with good ductility and resistance to shock. At low temperatures good impact values can be obtained. In this blog we explain a little about the characteristics and history of this well established steel grade. [read more]

Have you heard of Jet Man, Sir Frank Whittle?

Posted 22nd November, 2021

West Yorkshire Steel has a strong respect for engineering and innovation, along with a soft spot for forward thinkers and mavericks! History is littered examples of those ahead of their time, but while the names of Einstein and Turing have been appreciated for their vision, it’s possible you’re unfamiliar with Sir Frank Whittle, despite potentially relying on his invention.[read more]

Could mining be a natural process?

Posted 9th November, 2021

The idea of being sustainable is no longer a niche concern and is in fact a driving factor behind why customers choose certain products and why companies undergo extensive changes – all to reduce environmental impact. What people may not realise is that ‘green thinking’ goes way beyond the companies you’d expect to be concerned about it. [read more]

A look at how the United States was built on steel

Posted 14th September, 2021

There are traces of the long and vibrant history of steel visible across West Yorkshire; it’s clear the see both the heritage of the material and its modern scientific face. Although the area has always been linked with ironmaking, steel is a global product and has shaped landscapes, economies and possibly even culture across the world.[read more]

Celebrating a British (Rail!) Design Icon

Posted 21st July, 2021

Steel has underpinned much of the progress that we’ve enjoyed, whether it’s the frame of the modern city skyline or the infrastructure of the internet age. These days, it can feel like progress is going at breakneck speed; phones and computers are obsolete after only a few years and the drive for innovation means it’s difficult to imagine the lifespan of any product being more than a decade.[read more]