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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Klein Steel selected as one of the top workplaces in 2015

March 30, 2015

Klein Steel, a Rochester, N.Y., steel service center, has announced that it has been selected as one of the top workplaces in 2015 by the Democrat & Chronicle media group, also based in Rochester. The top workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is...

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Alcoa to curtail smelting capacity in Brazil

March 30, 2015

Lightweight metals manufacturer Alcoa, New York, has announced it will curtail the remaining 74,000 metric tons of smelting capacity at its São Luís (Alumar) facility in Brazil. The decision is aligned with the company’s recent announcement to evaluate upstream capacity for possible...

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Vulcanium achieves ISO 13485 registration

March 30, 2015

Vulcanium Metals Intl., Northbrook, Ill., has been granted ISO 13485:2003 registration for the distribution and processing of metal for the medical industry. The company provides titanium sheet, coil, plate, and bar, as well as cobalt chrome molybdenum (CCM) and medical-grade stainless round...

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U. S. Steel to consolidate flat-rolled operations

March 25, 2015

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, will consolidate its North American flat-rolled operations and temporarily idle its Granite City Works operations in Granite City, Ill. As the primary flat-roll supplier of Lone Star Tubular Operations, the company is proceeding with the consolidation as part...

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Rolled Alloys names titanium account manager

March 25, 2015

Temperance, Mich.-based Rolled Alloys has announced that Jamie King has joined the company as a titanium account manager. He has more than 20 years of experience selling titanium to various industries throughout the U.S. The company is a supplier of stainless steels, nickel, cobalt, and...

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Primetals Technologies to modernize rolling mill drives for AMAG rolling GmbH

March 25, 2015

Primetals Technologies Ltd., Camberley, U.K., has received an order from AMAG rolling GmbH, located in Ranshofen, Austria, to modernize the entire drive technology on its four-high hot-rolling stand. The project includes the supply of the motors, converters, and converter transformers, as well as...

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WorldAutoSteel Guidelines for AHSS shed light on lightweighting

March 25, 2015

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Advanced high-strength steels are made differently in the steel mill, and they need to be processed differently in part manufacturing. WorldAutoSteel released forming and welding guidelines intended to help the users of these products work through the differences.

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ITA now accepting nominations for Titanium Application Development Award

March 24, 2015

The International Titanium Association (ITA), Northglenn, Colo., 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. This award is intended to...

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Stainless Steel Workshop: Weldability of ferritic stainless steels

March 23, 2015

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Q: What filler wires are best-suited for welding ferritic stainless steel? A: Automotive exhaust systemand component manufacturers such as ArvinMeritor, Benteler, Faurecia, and Delphi have welded ferritic stainless steel for years. Their choice of filler metal, either a 409 or a 439, provided a...

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Stainless Steel Workshop: Stainless steel production certification

March 23, 2015

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There continues to be confusion in the marketplace about the conformance standard fr the various classifications of stainless steel products. The American Welding Society establishes guidelines to which manufacturers must conform depending on the specification. However, within the specification,...

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Stainless Steel Workshop: Ferritic stainless steels

March 20, 2015

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Q: What are the advantages of ferritic stainless steels? A: When a fabrication requires corrosion resistance and high performance, your foremost concern is its affordability. One metal that can meet this demand is ferritic stainless steel. Grades include AISI type 409, 11CfCb, 430, 436, 439, and...

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U. S. Steel announces capital investment projects in Alabama

March 20, 2015

United States Steel Corp., based in Pittsburgh, has announced two capital investment projects valued at a total of $277.5 million. The first capital project is the construction of an electric arc furnace (EAF) steelmaking facility at its Fairfield Works in Birmingham, Ala. The company will...

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Stainless Steel Workshop: Controlling Corrosion

March 20, 2015

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Q: How do I control corrosion in stainless steel? A: Corrosion in stainless steel is one of the most troublesome technical concerns for fabricators. Whether localized or widespread, corrosion takes many forms, depending on the particular service environment. Some common types are general...

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Metallurgy Matters: From one extreme to the other

March 19, 2015

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In terms of temperatures, the heat-affected zone (HAZ) has it all—from near liquidus to near ambient and everything in between—a fact that makes the HAZ a tricky piece of real estate to understand the predict. Why? Remember, a number of metallurgical changes can take place in hot metal, and...

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Greer Steel Co. announces staff appointments

March 19, 2015

Dover, Ohio-based service center and cold-rolled strip steel manufacturer Greer Steel Co., a division of Greer Industries, has announced the appointment of Todd Daenzer to the new role of executive vice president and the addition of Pablo Acre to its sales team. Daenzer, who has 20 years of...

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