Set up in 1977, the North West Film Archive preserves moving images made in or about Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside and Cumbria and offers a variety of access services to users in the public, academic and commercial sectors.
This film is part of Free
Hot metal innovations: putting research into practice in the foundry.
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This short colour film promotes the process of spray steelmaking, a flexible method of steel manufacture allowing blast furnace hot metal to be continuously refined. The film includes footage of the technique being developed at the British Iron and Steel Research Association laboratories in Sheffield, and spray steelmaking is then seen in action at the Lancashire Steel Manufacturing Company.