Metals/Materials

The metals/materials technology area has information on the most commonly used materials in metal fabrication ̶ carbon steels; stainless steels; high-strength, low-alloy steels (HSLAs); and the 6000 series aluminum ̶ and those that aren't as common, such as the red metals, refractory metals, titanium, and magnesium.

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Newell Recycling announces merger agreement with Blaze Recycling & Metals

July 29, 2014

Newell Recycling of Georgia LLC, East Point, Ga., has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Blaze Recycling & Metals LLC, Norcross, Ga. The transaction two merge the two metal recycling companies is expected to close in August 2014. The combined company will be named Newell Recycling...

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Vulcanium Metals names aerospace business development manager

July 29, 2014

Vulcanium Metals Intl. LLC, a supplier of titanium in sheet, coil, plate, bar, and forged block in Northbrook, Ill., has hired Kim Peko as aerospace business development manager. She has more than a decade of experience in the industry, with special interest in titanium applications for airframe...

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Marmon/Keystone acknowledges top suppliers

July 28, 2014

Marmon/Keystone recently held its annual Supplier Recognition Day in Butler, Pa., to commemorate the quality performance of suppliers in 2013. Forty-eight multinational supplier representatives qualified for the celebration. Eight suppliers received the Perfect Performance Awards for achieving...

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United Performance Metals’ Houston facility earns ISO 9001:2008, AS9100 certification

July 25, 2014

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has announced that its Houston facility has been audited in accordance with the requirements of AS9104-1 and conforms to the quality management system standard ISO 9001:2008 incorporating the requirements of AS9100-C. The quality management system...

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Ferrous powders provide extreme wear resistance

July 24, 2014

The NanoSteel® Co. has introduced ferrous powders designed to extend steel’s capabilities in near-net-shape wear parts for highly abrasive environments. The alloys feature hardnesses higher than 1,400 HV, wear resistance of less than 10 mm3 volume loss, and spherical morphology that results in...

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Lightweight metals manufacturing institute to open in Detroit

July 23, 2014

The headquarters of a federally funded advanced manufacturing research institute operated by the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII) will open in Detroit this fall. The $148 million ALMMII is a public-private partnership led by Ohio-based manufacturing...

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United Performance Metals’ West Coast branch reaches safety milestone

July 22, 2014

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has announced that its West Coast branch in La Mirada, Calif., has marked six years without a lost-time injury. The West Coast branch was first established in 2008 with a facility in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. In 2011 the branch grew into a...

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Carpenter Technology partners with Alvernia University on science camp

July 22, 2014

For the third year Carpenter Technology Corp. has teamed up with Alvernia University to offer 150 Reading, Pa., middle-school students a free, weeklong immersion into the world of science, dubbed the Project Exploration Science Institute. Students in grades seven through nine from 30 different...

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Steel Dynamics to acquire Severstal Columbus

July 21, 2014

Steel Dynamics Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of the Severstal Columbus LLC mini-mill, located in Columbus, Miss., from OAO Severstal. The acquisition expands Steel Dynamics' annual steel shipping capacity to 11.0 million tons — an...

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TimkenSteel to invest in continuous heat-treating operations

July 17, 2014

TimkenSteel Corp., Canton, Ohio, will open an additional continuous heat-treating facility in the U.S. to produce more value-added steel for demanding applications. The company, which is evaluating locations for the continuous thermal heat-treating operations, plans to make a decision in...

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Sandvik, Tenaris sign five-year strategic alliance agreement

July 17, 2014

Sandvik and Tenaris have signed a new five-year strategic alliance agreement on the exclusive joint supply of corrosion-resistant alloy OCTG materials and technology to the oil and gas industry. The alliance brings together Sandvik’s corrosion-resistant alloy tubes and TenarisHydril’s...

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U. S. Steel president/CEO applauds U.S. DOC decision on OCTG trade case

July 14, 2014

Pittsburgh-based U. S. Steel Corp. president and CEO Mario Longhi issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Dept. of Commerce's final determination in a trade case on OCTG against nine countries including South Korea. The company — the largest integrated producer of tubular products...

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Timken to invest $22 million in new selling support infrastructure

July 9, 2014

The Timken Co., North Canton, Ohio, is investing $22 million in new customer and sales management tools. Part of the company's previously announced DeltaX Initiative, the new XSell platform leverages the SAP infrastructure Timken deployed enterprisewide over the past several years. It will...

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Lincoln Electric licenses NanoSteel’s weld overlay, thermal spray technologies

July 9, 2014

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has been granted an exclusive worldwide license to The NanoSteel® Co.’s proprietary steel coatings technology for weld overlay and thermal spray applications. “These unique products provide a level of hardness and abrasion resistance that is superior to chrome...

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Four executives honored by Best Practice Institute for key roles in Novelis turnaround

July 8, 2014

Best Practice Institute has honored four senior leaders at Novelis, Atlanta, for the pivotal roles they have played in the turnaround of the aluminum products manufacturer and recycler. The 2014 BPI C-Suite Award is presented to Steve Fisher, senior vice president and CFO, and Nick Madden,...

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