Metals/Materials News

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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SMDI VP featured speaker at 2015 AWMI Detroit Chapter annual dinner

April 30, 2015

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), Southfield, Mich., has announced that Jody Hall, vice president for the automotive market, was the featured speaker at the 2015 Association of Women in the Metal Industries (AWMI) Detroit Chapter Annual Industry Dinner, held April 28. "I know how...

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JMC Steel Group announces investment in VectorBloc

April 29, 2015

JMC Steel Group, Chicago, has announced it will provide capital and technical expertise for the support and development of VectorBloc, a structural connection system for modular construction developed by Vector Praxis, Toronto. The main purpose of JMC’s investment is to develop the system’s...

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Stainless tube imports from Asia continue massive surge

April 29, 2015

Imports of seamless stainless steel tube from China and Japan continue to surge into the U.S. market at a rapid pace, according to the Stainless Steel Tube Trade Advancement Committee (SSTTAC). "Imports from China and Japan in 2014 increased by nearly 1,800 tons, accounting for all of the growth...

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Heidtman Steel commissions new Indiana slitting facility

April 28, 2015

Toledo, Ohio-based Heidtman Steel, a provider of flat-rolled carbon steel, has fully commissioned its newest slitting plant in East Chicago, Ind. The 120,000-sq.-ft. building features a new Alcos slitter, designed to process AHSS. The line can slit materials from 0.015 to 0.250 in. thick and up...

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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 Oceanfit® seamless hollow sections. Designed for demanding offshore environments, the sections comprise fine-grain, high-strength steels...

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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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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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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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Mishawaka Sheet Metal announces $1.5 million equipment addition

April 1, 2015

Mishawaka Sheet Metal has announced plans to invest $1.5 million to install an additional laser cutting machine and a cut-to-length line at its 75,000-sq.-ft. facility in Elkhart, Ind. The investment is in response to increased demand from RV, cargo trailer, horse trailer, and shuttle bus...

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Hickman, Williams & Co. to expand in Indiana

April 1, 2015

Hickman, Williams & Co. has announced plans to expand its operations in LaPorte, Ind. The company has purchased a 40,000-sq.-ft. facility that will be used to process consumable materials for the metal and casting industries. Renovation of the facility is slated to begin in fall 2015. The...

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U. S. Steel to adjust production at Minntac plant

March 31, 2015

Pittsburgh-based United States Steel Corp. has announced plans to adjust operations and temporarily idle a portion of its Minnesota Ore Operations – Minntac plant in Mountain Iron, Minn., effective June 1. The company will continue to operate Minntac at reduced capacity to meet customer demand....

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