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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Hip, hip, away ...

April 16, 2014

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Nearly four years ago, I wrote a blog about a very personal matter—the fact that a metal-on-metal implant inserted in my right hip had been recalled because of possible bodily damage related to the metal parts wearing on each other. I had just learned that I was the proud owner of a DePuy... Continue Reading

Highlander Partners acquires Profile Extrusion’s Georgia extrusion operations

April 16, 2014

Dallas-based private investment firm Highlander Partners L.P. has acquired the aluminum extrusion assets of Profile Extrusion Co. located in Rome, Ga. The company continues to operate from the Georgia location under the name of Profile Custom Extrusions LLC (PCE) with the same management team....

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Future Metals opens Ohio service center

April 16, 2014

Future Metals, a metals distributor to the aerospace manufacturing and maintenance industry, has opened its ninth metals service center. Located in Dayton, Ohio, the 28,000-sq.-ft. warehouse is a satellite location of the company’s larger Tamarac, Fla., sales office and warehouse. The Dayton...

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JMC Steel Group announces plant modernization project for Wheatland Tube location

April 15, 2014

Continuous-weld pipe manufacturer Wheatland Tube, a JMC Steel Group operating company, has launched a revitalization program for its Wheatland, Pa., plant. The company is adding new equipment, realigning the manufacturing footprint, and automating many processes in the facility. The $35 million...

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Valmont Coatings Division receives two awards for galvanizing

April 14, 2014

Valmont Industries Inc., Omaha, Neb., a provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure and mechanized irrigation equipment for agriculture, has announced that its Coatings Division has received two Awards for Excellence in Hot Dip Galvanizing from the American Galvanizers...

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Texas Iron and Metal announces new metal supply in Houston

April 14, 2014

Texas Iron and Metal, a Houston-based provider of stainless steel products, now carries 23 types of products. In addition to pipes for plumbing, oil and gas transportation, and manufacturing and construction projects, the company offers rectangular and square tubing that can be purchased according...

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Vallourec receives ASME certificate for ferritic steel grade

April 7, 2014

Vallourec, located in Düsseldorf, Germany, has received an ASME certificate for its new VM12-SHC ferritic steel grade. The product extends the company’s selection of ferritic seamless steel tubes for power plants. Tubes made from this grade can be used for carrying extremely corrosive steam...

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Direct Metals provides architectural mesh for Statue of Liberty Welcome Center

April 4, 2014

Direct Metals, Kennesaw, Ga., has supplied 3,280 sq. ft. of bronze wire architectural mesh to the new Statue of Liberty Welcome Center. The bronze wire mesh was used for the insert panels placed beneath the railings surrounding the exhibits and in the stairways. The restoration project took one...

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Modumetal names CFO

April 4, 2014

Seattle-based Modumetal, a manufacturer of nanolaminated metal alloys, has announced the appointment of John Beaver to the position of CFO. He previously served as CFO of Silicor Materials and Sterling Chemicals and held senior financial positions at Pioneer, Borden Chemicals and Plastics, and...

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United States Steel announces executive management changes

April 3, 2014

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has announced a series of executive management appointments. David L. Britten, who previously served as senior vice president – tubular operations, has been named to the newly created position of senior vice president and chief technology officer. Before...

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Aleris acquires Nichols Aluminum

April 2, 2014

Aleris, a provider of aluminum rolled products and extrusions in Cleveland, has completed the acquisition of Nichols Aluminum LLC, a producer of aluminum sheet for the transportation, building and construction, machinery and equipment, consumer durables, and electrical industries in North America....

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Corrosion-resistant materials designed for laser sintering

April 2, 2014

EOS has introduced titanium Ti64ELI and stainless steel 316L for additive manufacturing, designed for processing on the manufacturer’s EOSINT M 280 metal laser sintering system. The titanium light metal alloy is corrosion-resistant and biocompatible. Parts made of this material have a...

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High-strength steel tubing designed for hydraulic systems

March 31, 2014

Plymouth Tube has introduced HS-50 High Pressure Hydraulic Tubing™. According to the company, the high-strength tubing is designed to allow for increased system pressure while minimizing costs. The tubing features a minimum yield strength of 50,000 PSI and a 30 percent minimum...

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USW objects to WTO's imposition of obligations not negotiated

March 28, 2014

Leo W. Gerard, international president of the United Steelworkers (USW), has issued a statement in response to the World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) decision reaffirming the right of the U.S. to use countervailing duty law against China, while questioning the methodology used in determining...

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Executives take steel industry jobs focus to Capitol Hill

March 26, 2014

Chief executives from a number of steel companies in the U.S. told members of the Congressional Steel Caucus on March 25 that many government policies on trade, energy, environment, and infrastructure need to be reformed to ensure U.S. industrial competitiveness and preserve American jobs in steel...

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