This post is not about the latest, much reported innovation: 'Metaklett' (in German) hook and loop fasteners or so called "steel 'velcro™ ' ", steel that literally grips you. I'll post on that later. cf Image.
This post is about the latest links which I have added to my "Materials Science and Engineering Defined" pages, following the pleasure (and privilege) I had upon discovering and reviewing Steel-Grips a German based, European and International magazine English.
Steel business news summaries are a core feature, freely available online at the site and via their feed on your favourite reader (I have added Steel-Grips feed to my page. You will find it on the side bar menu ( ), steel section.
There is however much more. Steel-grips online is an industrially orientated steel magazine. My free trial gave me access to numerous papers on the many aspects Iron and Steelmaking, R&D and processing, quality and products.
To quote the editor-in-chief Kerstin Garbracht, Dipl.-Ing:
"With its unique new concept, STEEL GRIPS takes into account recent development: Each issue will highlight an individual topic of common interest from three points of view, i.e.
- from R & D (Research & Development)- here you will find out more about the scientific fundamentals
- from TOP (Technology and Operational Practice) - here you will learn more about applicability of the results of research projects
- from PMS (Plant Makers and Suppliers) - here you can read both, which products may serve better and which have been improved."
Indeed I added numerous papers to my personal digital library and to my original basic library as a life member of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (Clay, Packaging,and now Wood) and it's famous first academic journal Ironmaking and Steelmaking.