Metal Fabrication: The Secret To A Great Roll Cage

Why The Future Is Steel

by Sally Burke

Steel has been a constant in the construction of the world ever since it was discovered a few millennia ago. It was key in the construction of railroads, ships, and then trains, planes, and automobiles. At the start of the twentieth century, steel became the go-to material for the first skyscrapers. Now, steel is used in every skyscraper built. The future is all steel, too, and here is why.

Steel Industry Contributes to Thousands of Jobs

​The production of steel starts with mining operations and goes all the way through machining and manufacturing of steel products. That means that steel is the backbone of industry, providing hundreds of thousands of jobs. All of those jobs means solid income for people, and their pay is cycled back into the economy when the workers purchase goods and services. In fact, the U.S. economic growth from steel is due, both directly and indirectly, to the jobs involved with this industry. If the production of steel were to stop indefinitely, a sharp decline in jobs and economic growth would occur.

​Futuristic Designs and Models of Homes and Transportation Devices Require Steel as the Main Component

​Architects and project engineers are constantly designing futuristic homes, buildings, and products, all of which require steel to function and hold their shape. As the population of the Earth continues to grow, homes have to become elevated skyward in order to support and house millions of people. To do that, these structures have to be made of steel, or they will not stand erect. More and more steel will be needed to create these tall apartment homes. If you need further proof, just check out how Japan and China, two of the world's most densely populated countries, manage to house their citizens.

Rockets to Other Planets Are Steel, Too

​Rockets launched into space are made of steel too. If the space programs of the world continue to build exploratory rockets, steel is the only metal that can survive the cold harshness of space, and keep passengers safe for long distance travel and exploration. Even Muir, the space station currently orbiting the Earth, is made from a lot of steel, and cosmonauts and astronauts continue to add sections to the station as the decades go by. The additions, of course, are plates of steel several inches thick. The future is steel, no two ways about it, and you should invest in it now.