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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Catalog highlights architectural metal wall and roof products

July 2, 2015

Centria has released its 2015 product catalog, featuring its architectural metal wall and roof products. The updated catalog includes the Intercept™ modular metal panel system, Metalwrap™ insulated composite backup panels, and the Formawall® insulated metal panel...

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TimkenSteel opens technology center for SBQ steel research

June 25, 2015

Canton, Ohio-based TimkenSteel, a provider of customized alloy steel products and services, has opened a $5 million technology center at its Northeast Ohio corporate campus for the development of clean special bar quality (SBQ) steel and new steel grades. The 20,000-sq.-ft. technology center...

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New coil-applied nonmetallic coating protects press-hardenable steel

June 23, 2015

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Press-hardening high-strength steel is an important component in automotive construction to provide crash-worthiness. Several coating options are available today for use on stamped, press-hardened steel parts. However, none of these options are without limitations or challenges, such as cracking, coating transfer, fumes, weldability problems, and the need for shotblasting. A new coating technique has been developed and shows promise. The coating is a very thin (2- to 3-μm-thick), paint-like, rather than metallic, coating. It consists of a siloxane resin acting as the binder with aluminum flake to act as the sacrificial filler, so it meets the requirements to be inorganic and to contain a sacrificial oxidized material.

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum named 2015 Steel Service Center of the Year

June 22, 2015

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, has been named the 2015 Service Center of the Year by American Metal Market. Reliance Steel & Aluminum is the largest metals service center company in North America. In 2014 the company achieved record sales of $10.45 billion, with an average order...

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Fabral expands sales team

June 18, 2015

Fabral, Lancaster, Pa., a supplier of metal roofing and wall panels, has appointed Matt Nance as Eastern regional sales manager and Gary Brown as Ohio territory manager. Nance most recently served as the company’s architectural and technical specifications manager at Fabral. He is a licensed...

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Applications due by July 1 for $20,000 titanium applications development award

June 17, 2015

The International Titanium Association (ITA) is seeking nominations for an individual, group of individuals, or organization within the titanium industry that has shown significant achievement toward improving and expanding the use of titanium. The recipient of the Titanium Applications Development...

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Gibbs Metals names VP of sales

June 17, 2015

Gibbs Metals, a distributor and processor of steel wire and strip, has promoted Jim Mintun to the position of vice president of sales—Northeast. He is based in the sales office in Southington, Conn. A graduate of The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, Mintun joined the company’s South...

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STI-SPFA presents Hall of Fame Award

June 17, 2015

Steel Tank Institute-Steel Plate Fabricator Association (STI-SPFA), Lake Zurich, Ill., has honored Brian Donovan, president of STICO Mutual Insurance Co., with its Hall of Fame Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to STI/SPFA. Donovan was the Steel Tank Institute's (now...

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Three companies join to form United Performance Metals

June 16, 2015

United Performance Metals, Vulcanium Metals Intl., and Aerodyne Alloys have joined forces to become United Performance Metals, a provider of titanium and high-temperature specialty alloys serving customers in the U.K. and the EU. The company maintains titanium, stainless steel, nickel, cobalt,...

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Woven Wire Products Association promotes diamond mesh manufacturers

June 15, 2015

The Woven Wire Products Association (WWPA) represents manufacturers of diamond woven wire mesh products for security and safety guarding purposes in institutional, industrial, and architectural applications, as well as associate firms that supply materials and services to those manufacturers....

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Ferrous CAL to establish steel coil facility in Michigan

June 15, 2015

Ferrous CAL Co., a provider of toll processing services for hot-rolled and cold-rolled steel, will establish a new facility in Gibraltar, Mich., generating a capital investment of $50.2 million and creating 100 jobs. Startup of the process line, which will produce ultrahigh-strength steels, is...

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TimkenSteel named Steel Producer of the Year by American Metal Market

June 12, 2015

TimkenSteel, Canton, Ohio, a provider of customized alloy steel products and services, has earned two American Metal Market Awards for Steel Excellence. The firm was named Steel Producer of the Year, and it also won in the Best Innovation, Process category for its new $200 million jumbo bloom...

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SMS group to supply cold rolling mill to North American Stainless

June 9, 2015

SMS group, Hilchenbach, Germany, has announced it will supply a 20-roll cold rolling mill and a bright annealing line to North American Stainless (NAS), U.S.A., a subsidiary of the Spanish Acerinox Group, for installation in its new facility in Ghent, Ky. Commissioning is scheduled for early 2017....

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Union Corrugating adds three general managers

June 4, 2015

Fayetteville, N.C.-based Union Corrugating, a supplier to the metal roofing industry, has added general managers at three of its facilities. Gary Tyner has joined the company’s Oklahoma City, Okla., facility. Tony Rovinski has been hired at the Scranton, Pa., plant. Bruce Bennett has joined...

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Majestic Steel adds slitting line to Houston plant

June 4, 2015

Majestic Steel USA, a distributor of prime, coated, flat-rolled coil and sheet with cut-to-length, slitting, and blanking capabilities, has added a new Braner/Loopco Triple Turret Head™ single-loop slitting line to its Houston facility. The installation is scheduled for completion in August....

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