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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AK Steel completes acquisition of Severstal Dearborn

September 17, 2014

AK Steel, West Chester, Ohio, has completed its acquisition of Severstal North America's integrated steelmaking assets located in Dearborn, Mich. The transaction also included a cokemaking facility and interests in three joint ventures that process flat-rolled steel products. Dearborn Works...

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RTI Intl. Metals to supply TiAl for jet engine program

September 17, 2014

RTI Intl. Metals Inc., Pittsburgh, and Snecma, based in Courcouronnes, France, have signed a long-term agreement under which RTI will provide titanium aluminide alloy (TiAl) material for the new CFM International LEAP (leading edge aviation propulsion) engine. The engine was launched by CFM in 2008...

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U.S. Steel announces strategic actions to cut capital investments

September 17, 2014

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has announced it will not pursue an expansion of its iron ore pellet operations at Keetac in Keewatin, Minn. The expansion would have increased the facility's production by 3.6 million tons annually to a total of 9.6 million tons, and included upgrading and...

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Nucor buying Gallatin Steel

September 16, 2014

Steel company Nucor, Charlotte, N.C., is buying Gallatin Steel Co., expanding its footprint in the Midwest. Nucor is purchasing ArcelorMittal’s and Gerdau's respective 50 percent stakes in Gallatin Steel. Gallatin's flat-rolled products mill in Ghent, Ky., has an annual capacity of about 1.8...

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The Material Works enters into agreement allowing SMS Siemag to provide EPS pickling lines

September 12, 2014

The Material Works Ltd. (TMW), Red Bud, Ill., and SMS Siemag AG (SMS), Düsseldorf, Germany, have entered into an agreement whereby SMS may offer, design, build, and install processing lines incorporating eco pickled surface (EPS) cells for descaling carbon and stainless coiled strip steel....

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NSF award funds new manufacturing method for producing metal-ceramic composites

September 12, 2014

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass., has announced that Diana Lados, associate professor of mechanical engineering and founding director of the university's Integrative Materials Design Center (iMdc), has received a three-year, $424,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF)...

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Alcoa named to Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes

September 12, 2014

For the 13th year in a row, Alcoa, New York, has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI). The firm also was again recognized as the aluminum industry leader on the Dow Jones World Index. Earlier this year Alcoa announced that 2013 was its safest, most environmentally efficient...

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Texas Iron and Metal receives an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau

September 11, 2014

Houston-based steel distributor Texas Iron and Metal has received an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB), which evaluates and rates businesses based on consumer experiences and marketplace trust. The BBB bases its ratings on a company’s length of time in business, its clear...

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Majestic Steel USA named one of the best places to work in northeast Ohio

September 10, 2014

Cleveland-based Majestic Steel USA, a seller of prime, flat-rolled steel products, has been recognized by ERC as one of northeast Ohio's best places to work for top talent. This is the eighth time Majestic Steel has received the NorthCoast 99 Award, in addition to a number of other regional and...

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Aerodyne Alloys appoints territory manager for Southeast

September 10, 2014

Aerodyne Alloys LLC, South Windsor, Conn., a supplier and processor of high-temperature alloys including nickel, cobalt, titanium, and stainless steel, has hired Mike Mills as territory manager for the company’s Southeastern region, based at the Greenville, S.C., facility. Mills has 14 years...

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A shop floor that needs both the old and new

September 10, 2014

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Faspro Technologies has both the old and new: automated lasers and press brakes alongside rows of small manual presses. In a sense, the Arlington Heights, Ill., shop paints an accurate picture of modern manufacturing in the United States.

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OSHA cites Behr Iron & Steel recycling plant after worker fatality

September 5, 2014

Following the death of a worker at Behr Iron & Steel Inc.’s recycling facility in South Beloit, Ill., the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the company for seven willful and one serious safety violations. The company operates under the name Behr...

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Medical heat-treat process designed for 17-7 PH stainless steel

September 5, 2014

Solar Atmospheres has developed a three-step heat-treat process to austenite condition, in situ cool, and bright age harden 17-7 precipitation hardenable (PH) stainless steel in a vacuum furnace without breaking vacuum. This is desirable because it is difficult to keep 17-7 bright during the PH...

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Jason Industries announces merger of Morton Mfg. and Metalex

September 5, 2014

Milwaukee-based Jason Industries, parent company to a global family of manufacturers in the seating, finishing, components, and automotive acoustics markets, has announced that two of its companies—Morton Mfg. Co., a Libertyville, Ill.-based manufacturer of industrial safety grating and railroad...

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Steel Market Development Institute signs on as title sponsor of 2014 Texas Truck Rodeo

September 3, 2014

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), Washington, D.C., a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), has signed on as a title sponsor of the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) Texas Truck Rodeo. The rodeo brings journalists from throughout the U.S. to Texas to...

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