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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Synalloy's Brismet unit adding heavy-wall pipe capability

July 7, 2015

Synalloy Corp., a producer of stainless steel pipe, steel storage tanks, and specialty chemicals and a distributor of seamless carbon steel pipe and tube, has announced that its Brismet unit is adding a heavy-wall welded pipe production shop in Bristol, Tenn. The heavy-wall shop will feature a...

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Behind the hype of additive manufacturing

July 7, 2015

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Additive manufacturing, otherwise known as 3-D printing, is here to stay. It won’t change the world overnight, but for the right application, an additive process can be a true game-changer.

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Primetals Technologies wins order for steel mill upgrade

July 6, 2015

Primetals Technologies, London, has received an order from Evraz Regina to upgrade its steel mill in Regina, Sask. The project comprises new mechanical, electrical, and automation systems and includes the installation of a new vacuum degasser, as well as modernization of the existing slab caster...

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SSAB accepting applications for 2015 Swedish Steel Prize

July 6, 2015

The 17th annual Swedish Steel Prize, presented by SSAB, will be awarded in November to recognize the most creative, innovative products that use high-strength steel. The application deadline for the 2015 prize is August 15. The theme for this year’s competition is “Improve to attract the...

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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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