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Catch up on the latest new from Pulman Steel and the steel industry

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Using the latest computer controlled saws, all of our steel stock can be cut to length whether batch quantities are required or just one off's.

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Comprehensive Stock Range

Comprehensive Stock Range

Our steel stockholding is comprehensive to enable fast turnaround on deliveries when required.

Profiling

Profiling

High quality steel blanks, rings and almost any steel shapes can be plasma cut up to 40mm thick and oxy-propane cut up to 180mm thick.

Sawing

Sawing

Using the latest computer controlled saws, all of our steel stock can be cut to length whether batch quantities are required or just one off's.

Machining

Machining

Using a vertical machining centre, we have the capability to offer a range of expert machining services including drilling, notching, tapping, counter sinking and more.

Delivery

Delivery

Our dedicated transport fleet ensures flexibility to deliver general steels, engineering steels, bright steels, plate, sheet, sectional steel, RHS, CHS and ERW tube when you need it.

latest news from pulmans

22nd August 2013

PULMAN Steel has invested over £100,000

PULMAN Steel has invested over £100,000 in its delivery fleet and service facility to keep up with British factory output.

Based in Sowerby Bridge, Pulman was launched 180 years ago and now has 12 wagons in its fleet. The family run company has also invested in a side tracker vehicle.

David Shoesmith, managing director, said: “British factory output has risen by 1.9% in June as declared by Office of National Statistics, so we are delighted to be doing our bit to help the economy with this investment.”

Pulman Steel supplies engineering companies, fabricators, local authorities and the building industry in the North and employs 65 staff.

2nd August 2013

Interesting Facts about Steel

The production of iron began sometime after 2000 BC in south-west or south-central Asia, perhaps in the Caucasus region.  This was the beginning of the Iron Age, when iron replaced bronze for implements and weapons. Iron, when alloyed with carbon, is harder, more durable, and holds a sharper edge than bronze.  Iron formed the material basis of human civilization in Europe, Asia, and Africa for over three thousand years, until replaced by steel after 1870.

Do you have any interesting facts about steel – or that you would like to know about? Just tell the Sales team!

Steel, with .2 to 1.5 % carbon, makes it harder than wrought iron, yet malleable and flexible, unlike cast iron.  Wrought iron has a little carbon,.02 to .08 %, just enough to make it hard without losing its malleability.  Cast iron, in contrast, has a lot of carbon, 3 to 4.5%, which makes it hard but brittle and non-malleable.  Steel proves more useful than either wrought or cast iron, yet prior to 1856, there was no easy way to control the carbon level in iron.  Manufacturing steel cheaply and efficiently was not possible.  Yet the growth of railways in the 1800s created a huge market for steel.  The first ran on wrought iron rails which were too soft to be durable.  On some busy stretches, and on the outer edges of curves, the wrought iron rails had to be replaced every six to eight weeks.  Steel rails would have been far more durable, yet the labour and the energy-intensive process made steel prohibitively expensive for such large-scale uses.

In our next news item we will go into the Bessamer process that made mass production of steel possible.

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