Raw Material Source
The Raw Material Source Production Stage covers the production of metals from mining the ore to refining the bulk metal or metal alloy. The following process options are available to customize Metal Example Materials:
- Steel billet, primary, blast furnace (BF) is the default process selection for steel and should be selected for primary/virgin steel except stainless steel.
- Steel billet, recycled, electric arc furnace (EAF) should be selected for recycled steel from ferrous scrap from steelworks, product manufacturers, and post-consumer scrap.
- Steel, cold rolled coil (includes forming) should be selected for steel passed through a cold rolling mill where the material is reshaped below the recrystallization temperature.