Steel Industry Releases Updated Bar Steel Products Manual for Engineers

DETROIT, April 6, 2011 – The Steel Market Development Institute’s (SMDI) Bar Applications Group (BAG) released an updated version of the Bar Steel Products Manual today, offering cost and time savings to steel manufacturers and customers. The manual provides concise information pertaining to the manufacturing processes, product characteristics and uses of bar, rod and wire steels.

“The updated manual will help guide materials engineers in the application of high-quality bar steel products,” David Anderson, director of SMDI’s Long Products Market, said. “By providing the most up-to-date information that can save manufacturing time and cost, steel will remain the material of choice for future applications.”

According to Anderson, the manual was reviewed by technical experts in the long products industry and includes: an expanded section on the manufacturing processes of hot rolled steel bar products; general technical product information on steel bars and bar product applications; a new section on the selection of bar products for an application; and updated properties of steel bars and bar products.

To purchase a copy of the Bar Steel Products Manual, click here.

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute, grows and maintains the use of steel through strategies that promote cost-effective solutions in the automotive, construction and container markets, as well as for new-growth opportunities in emerging steel markets.

The Long Products Market Development Group (LPMDG), formed in 1997, provides a unique forum for long products steel producers.  Through the support of SMDI, the LPMDG is growing the market for value-added steel bar and rod products. For more news or information, visit

SMDI’s Long Products Market Development Group investors:

• Gerdau Amersteel
• Nucor Corporation
• The Timken Company

Editor’s note: For electronic image of the Bar Steel Products Manual, please contact Deanna Lorincz.

Deanna Lorincz
Senior Director, Communications
Steel Market Development Institute
Tel: 248.945.4763