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14:20 Jan 15, 2002
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Tech/Engineering - Metallurgy / Casting
English term or phrase: bar steel versus billet steel
steel products

I have found many different possibilities (Knüppel, Barren, Stab, Stange,...), but my dictionaries (Iron and Steel Dictionary, Ernst, Kucera, Walther, DeVries, Langenscheidt, Webster's for an English definition) are not clear on exactly what is what.
xxxKristina M
Local time: 11:53

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5 +1Stabstahl / Barrenstahl
Alexander Schleber
4Rundstahl vs. Bandstahl
Carsten Behrend



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Rundstahl vs. Bandstahl

That's my guess without knowing further context.

    Reference: http://web.wanadoo.be/brian.huebner/acier.htm
    Reference: http://www.inem.org/htdocs/industry21/poems-hu/finomhengermu...
Carsten Behrend
Local time: 17:53
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Native speaker of: German
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Need more than a guess. Rundstahl is wrong I think.
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Stabstahl / Barrenstahl

billets = Barrenstahl
Ernst: billet (met) / Walzblock m, Vorblock m, Barren m
These are basically long raw-steel units, before they are processed by rolling.

bar steel = Stabstahl
These are billets that have been (hot)rolled into bar shapes

    I once worked at a Bessemer oven.
Alexander Schleber
Local time: 17:53
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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billet steel = Knüppelstahl/bar steel = Stabstahl

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agree  xxxannekneip
8 mins

neutral  Carsten Behrend: 'Barrenstahl' produces no Google hit, though I thought of it too by Ernst's means.
6 days
  -> My error. It shoudl have been "Stahlbarren" which gets 39 hits.
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Comment: billet steel = Knüppelstahl/bar steel = Stabstahl

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