case steel

case steel

The outside skin on steel produced by case-hardening.
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In the case steel, the simple truth is that there is too much steelmaking capacity in the world, and an international steel sale--buy now at below-cost prices--is one way to sort out the market.
Gaylarde speculates that the Vibrio may form a tightly bound coating when it attaches to a metal -- in this case steel -- somehow protecting it from dissolving.