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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U.S. producers of wire rod applaud ITC’s final determination in antidumping case against China

December 16, 2014

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), Washington, D.C., made a final determination today that foreign producers of carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod are causing injury to U.S. producers. The ITC Commissioners voted unanimously to grant relief to the domestic wire rod industry from...

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Superior Tube and Fine Tubes appoint new global director

December 15, 2014

Superior Tube and Fine Tubes, both part of the Watermill Group, have appointed Shion Hung to the position of global director of customer programs and business intelligence. Hung previously served as platform director, access and advanced energy for Johnson & Johnson and as global marketing and...

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TimkenSteel awards $245,000 in scholarships

December 11, 2014

The TimkenSteel Charitable Fund, Canton, Ohio, has awarded the first class of TimkenSteel scholars with $245,000 in scholarship funds. The eight high school seniors, all children of TimkenSteel Corp. employees, will use the funds for the academic pursuit of their choice at any accredited...

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Metal Sales & Service changes name to Metalwërks

December 10, 2014

Metal Sales & Service Inc., a manufacturer and contractor of architectural metal cladding and ornamental metals in Kennett Square, Pa., has changed its name to Metalwërks®. The name change is part of an evolving brand strategy that includes a revised website at www.metalwerksusa.com, a new logo,...

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USW president expresses concern about WTO decisions on U.S. countervailing duty measures

December 10, 2014

United Steelworkers (USW) Intl. President Leo W. Gerard has expressed deep concern with the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body and especially its continuing interference in the administration of U.S. trade remedy laws through interpretations of WTO agreements. According to Gerard,...

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Alcoa unveils next-generation aluminum materials through new manufacturing technology

December 8, 2014

Alcoa, based in Pittsburgh, has unveiled Micromill™ continuous casting technology for producing aluminum sheet. The patented process changes the microstructure of the metal, allowing the production of an aluminum alloy for automotive applications that has 40 percent greater formability and 30...

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AK Steel completes Ashland blast furnace hearth reline

December 5, 2014

West Chester, Ohio-based AK Steel, a producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless, and electrical steel products, has completed the reline of the blast furnace hearth at its Ashland Works in Ashland, Ky. The blast furnace has returned to full production following a four-week planned outage for...

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Heyco Metals launches updated website

December 4, 2014

Heyco Metals, Reading, Pa., a producer of precision-rolled stainless steel and copper coil for the architectural, automotive, and electronics markets, has announced the launch of its updated website at www.heycometals.com. Visitors will find product information and documentation, a description of...

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum acquires Fox Metals and Alloys

December 2, 2014

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., a metals service center in Los Angeles, has acquired all of the capital stock of Houston-based Fox Metals and Alloys Inc. Fox is a steel distributor specializing in alloy, carbon, and stainless steel bar and plate products, primarily servicing OEMs and machine...

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U.S. aluminum extruders see 10 to 15 percent business increase after tariffs on Chinese imports

December 2, 2014

Independent consulting and research firm Ducker Worldwide, Troy, Mich., has released a study on behalf of the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., focused on identifying the benefits from and future risks to the U.S. aluminum extrusion market’s trade case against the People’s...

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Commercial Metals Co. to expand in Virginia

December 2, 2014

Commercial Metals Co. will invest $12 million to relocate and expand its manufacturing operation in King George County, Va. The project will increase the number of employees by about 50 percent, creating about 20 new jobs. The company and its subsidiaries manufacture, recycle, and market steel...

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Almetals, Chain Oil Co. mark anniversaries

December 1, 2014

Almetals Inc. and Chain Oil Co., subsidiaries of Chain Industries with corporate headquarters in Wixom, Mich., recently marked milestone anniversaries. Almetals Inc. celebrated 30 years of doing business and Chain Oil Co. celebrated 70 years. Almetals Inc. is a specialty metals processor and...

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Superior Tube receives DDTC registration

December 1, 2014

Superior Tube, Collegeville, Pa., a manufacturer of small-diameter precision tubing for the aerospace, nuclear, medical, and oil and gas industries, has announced the extension of its registration with the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) as a manufacturer...

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USW applauds ITC for continuing investigation of welded line pipe from Korea and Turkey

December 1, 2014

The United Steelworkers (USW) union has announced its approval of the International Trade Commission’s (ITC’s) action in voting to continue investigating antidumping and countervailing duties on welded line pipe from Korea and Turkey. The USW joined the petition to impose antidumping and...

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Molybdenum production and use increase

December 1, 2014

Global use of molybdenum in Q2 2014 increased to 139.9 million lbs., up 3 percent from 136.1 million lbs. in the previous quarter and 4 percent higher than the same quarter in 2013, according to figures released by the International Molybdenum Association (IMOA), London. Global production...

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