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How It's Made - Silverware

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Sharon Tomski

on 19 April 2010

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Transcript of How It's Made - Silverware

Step 1: Raise/Extract Raw Materials Step 2: Process raw materials Step 3: Manufacture Step 4: Use Step 5: Repair/Recycle/Dispose Sources:







Metals: Shaping Our World by John Zronik

Transformed: How Everyday Things are Mae by Bill Slavin






Steel is made from:
* iron ore
* coke
* limestone Iron ore is extracted from the ground
using underground or open pit mining The iron ore is crushed into a powder Waste rock is removed from the poweer using large magnets The crushed ore is melted to separate it from the slag (unwanted elements) The molten metal is shaped into the desired form How Cutlery is made Cutlery means forks, knives and spoons ok, maybe the magnets
don't look exactly like this Step 1: Flat blanks in the shape of knives, forks and spoons are stamped out of sheets of stainless steel Step 2: The blanks go through rollers to make them the right thickness. The blanks are heated to make the steel pliable (called annealing) Each piece is trimmed to size in a cutout press The pattern is pressed into the piece with a pattern mold The bowl of the spoon is formed by two more hammer blows All pieces are buffed and polished People usually use cutlery to eat Sometimes cutlery is used
to make art or jewlery Cutlery can be recycled,
because it's made from stainless steel Check out sources:
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