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The Kallanish Glossary aims to be a useful resource for complex industry specific terminology. We are constantly adding to our glossary, so if you have a suggestion or amendment please do get in touch.
Killed Steel

While molten and prior to casting, steel which has been treated with a deoxidising agent such as aluminium or silicon is called Killed Steel. The process aims to significntly lower or completely remove the steel’s oxygen content so that there is no gas formed during subsequent solidification. The resulting cast steel is non-porous and very homogeneous, and as either a flat or long product can undergo significant forming or drawing during subsequent processing.

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