3 Unusual Uses of Steel

According to the World Steel Association, there are more than 3500 grades of steel, each with its own chemical, physical and environmental properties. So while it may not come as a surprise that it is one of the most popular materials around, what you may find surprising are some of the unusual uses of steel in some industries you may never have considered.

Bone Repair

Since stainless steel has an antiseptic property, it is used in various areas of medicine. This includes repairing broken bones and joints. This is done via stainless steel pins, screws and plates.

Stainless steel has also been used for many years in various surgical implants for orthopaedic procedures. Titanium and titanium alloys are also commonly used materials and are often used for total hip and shoulder components.

Fashion and The Catwalk

With a range titled “Women of Steel”, Naim Josefi’s dresses made from high-quality steel strips graced the catwalk at Stockholm Fashion Week. This innovative fashion designer has become popular with the Hollywood star, and his futuristic yet beautiful ideas have even appeared on Oscar night.

Lady Gaga also brought steel into the fashion limelight when she wore a dress of metal orbits during an appearance on Saturday Night Live.

Steel Shoes

Looking for unusual and recyclable footwear that will set you apart in a crowd? Well, look no further! Naim Josefi also has a range of 3D-printed, stainless steel shoes in his repertoire.

Using a 3D printer and many layers of metal powder, these shoes are unique and almost architecture. They will also outlast any other pair of shoes in your closet!

Unusual Uses of Steel

Steel in all its forms, is far more useful than you can even imagine and will continue to grow and evolve in years to come. More and more unusual uses of steel will appear and be welcomed.

If you would like more information about various types of steel or have any questions, contact Steelmor today.