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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ASD metal services named as distributor for Vallourec sections

April 27, 2015

ASD metal services, a mill-independent steel stockholder in the U.K. and ROI, has been chosen as a preferred business partner of Vallourec to distribute its Ocedanfit® seamless hollow sections. Designed for demanding offshore environments, the sections comprise fine-grain, high-strength steels...

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Pretreatment system made for mixed-metal applications

April 27, 2015

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced the Versabond™ pretreatment system, a kinetic-efficient zinc-phosphate pretreatment formulation that helps improve the corrosion resistance of mixed-metal substrates. Based on proprietary hypernucleation technology, the system...

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World Steel Association releases short-range outlook for 2015-2016

April 24, 2015

The World Steel Association (worldsteel), London, has released its short-range outlook for 2015 and 2016. The organization forecasts that global apparent steel use will increase by 0.5 percent in 2015 following growth of 0.6 percent in 2014, and by 1.4 percent in 2016. Hans Jürgen Kerkhoff,...

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Mobile app lets users check on alloy orders

April 24, 2015

Rolled Alloys has announced the release of its new mobile app, raMobileConnect®, available at both the Apple® and Google Play® app stores. The app enables customers to download material test reports on the company’s stainless steel, nickel, cobalt, and titanium alloys, as well as check on...

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Metallurgy Matters: Influencing weld strength

April 24, 2015

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Weld metal strength: It’s a subject that’s often discussed, and just as often misunderstood. To fully consider how strong weld metal will be or how you can strengthen it, you have to think about not only the preweld decisions that influence weld strength, but also the postweld reactions and...

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U.S. Coast Guard Academy retains first place in second annual inter-academy recycling contest

April 23, 2015

For the second year, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) has received top honors in the Great American Can Roundup's (GACR) Commander-in-Chief's Challenge. As the top recycling service academy for the 2014-2015 challenge, all 896 cadets of the USCGA's eight companies participated in the...

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Roofinox America names VP of sales

April 23, 2015

Eatontown, N.J.-based Roofinox America Inc., a supplier of stainless steel coil for roll formed roofing panels, has named David H. Rowe as vice president of sales. He previously worked for Englert Inc. as a salesperson and later in management positions in both regional and national sales,...

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Aerodyne Alloys launches new website

April 21, 2015

South Windsor, Conn.-based Aerodyne Alloys has launched a new website at www.aerodynealloys.com. The mobile-friendly site offers simplified navigation and enhanced graphics. The Invex full-service customer portal will be added to allow quick access to orders and documents. The company offers...

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Carbon fiber-reinforced polymer bonds to steel pipe to enhance strength

April 20, 2015

Milliken Infrastructure Solutions LLC, a subsidiary of Milliken & Co., has partnered with Nippon Steel & Sumikin Materials Co. Ltd. Composites Co. to introduce Strand Sheet® carbon fiber technology to the North American market. The product comprises hundreds of factory-made carbon fiber/epoxy...

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United Performance Metals debuts redesigned website

April 20, 2015

United Performance Metals, a supplier of stainless steel, duplex stainless steel, nickel alloys, and cobalt alloys in Hamilton, Ohio, has introduced a redesigned website at www.upmet.com. The mobile-friendly website provides quick access to the company’s product catalog, which offers search and...

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U. S. Steel announces management changes at European, North American operations

April 15, 2015

United States Steel Corp. has announced two management changes at its European and North American operating facilities effective May 31. Scott Buckiso has been named vice president-European Solutions and president–U. S. Steel Kosice, succeeding George Babcoke, who retired following 39 years of...

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WPI appoints associate director of Metal Processing Institute

April 14, 2015

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester, Mass., has appointed Brajendra Mishra, PhD, as associate director of the university's Metal Processing Institute (MPI), effective in August 2015. MPI is dedicated to advancing the field of materials processing through research in the areas of metal...

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Perforated stainless steel has holes smaller than overall material thickness

April 14, 2015

Accurate Perforating and Metal Fabricating offers SuperPerfperforated stainless steel with holes smaller than the overall material thickness. The perforations are offered in numerous 60-degree staggered orientation patterns. The product serves as an alternative to punching, waterjet cutting,...

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Great Designs in Steel 2015

May 13, 2015
  • Laurel Manor Conference Center
  • Livonia, MI
  • At the Steel Market Development Institute’s (SMDI) Great Designs in Steel 2015, you’ll learn how the steel industry is exploring alternative options, such as laser and GMAW techniques, that allow steel to be cut efficiently and with new designs, as well as materials that prevent wear and deformation of dies.

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    Fabricated, machined refractory metal parts offered

    April 7, 2015

    Admat Inc., Norristown, Pa., has enhanced its product portfolio to include machined and fabricated parts by partnering with a number of skilled and specialized fabricators. Metals include tantalum, niobium, tungsten, molybdenum, and titanium. The firm also provides raw mill products such as...

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