Thursday, 14 March 2013

National Science & Engineering Week

Invention & Discovery - Stainless Steel

The theme for this year's celebration of science & engineering is invention and discovery. As part of this year's event we thought we would take a look at things invented and discovered here in Sheffield and of course we must mention stainless steel.

The city of Sheffield has played a major role in industrial history. In 1913 Sheffield's Harry Brearley discovered that adding chromium to molten iron produced a metal that did not rust – stainless steel! Stainless steel was ideal for many practical uses and in particular the manufacture of cutlery.  Over the next 100 years Sheffield’s reputation for metal production was made (Welcome to Sheffield).

This year Sheffield is celebrating 100 years since the discovery of Stainless Steel and a number of events and exhibitions are taking place throughout the year. These include...

  • Designed to Shine – 100 years of Stainless Steel an exhibition at the Millennium Gallery Sheffield (until 13th October)
If you want to find out more information about the history of stainless steel and events taking place why not take at look at the Welcome to Sheffield website

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