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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Ironworkers receive QR-code membership cards

August 29, 2014

Ironworkers and their employers now have immediate access to all training, certifications, and membership information with the scan of a code. The Iron Workers: The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers (IABSO&RIW), Pittsburgh, now uses a new...

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AMTI names senior outside sales rep

August 26, 2014

Houston-based Alloy Metals and Tubes Intl. (AMTI) has announced that Christopher Salinas has joined the company as senior outside sales representative. He is responsible for selling instrumentation tubing, as well as tubing used in measurement while drilling (MWD) and logging while drilling (LWD)...

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U.S. Steel closes McKeesport Tubular Operations

August 19, 2014

U.S. Steel has announced that it has idled its McKeesport Tubular Operations in McKeesport, Pa., for an indefinite period of time. The plant produced ERW standard line pipe. The plant closing affects 160...

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Association of Steel Distributors scholarship applications due Aug. 22

August 19, 2014

The Association of Steel Distributors (ASD), Chicago, with the support of member Keith Busse, chairman of the board at Steel Dynamics, is offering scholarships of up to $2,000 for children of ASD member employees who have been accepted to a two- or four-year college, graduate program, or vocational...

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Novelis completes $106 million investment in Brazil

August 15, 2014

Novelis, a provider of aluminum rolling and recycling based in Atlanta, has commissioned a new coating line for beverage can end stock and an expanded recycling center at its Pindamonhangaba (SP), Brazil, complex. The company invested about $106 million in the combined projects, which will add...

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Superior Tube appoints aerospace market manager

August 12, 2014

Collegeville, Pa.-based Superior Tube Co., a manufacturer of small-diameter precision tubing for safety-critical applications, has appointed Wade Burchell as aerospace market manager. Burchell previously held director-level sales and marketing positions with a number of aerospace businesses. His...

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Heidtman Steel to open facility in Indiana

August 12, 2014

Toledo, Ohio-based Heidtman Steel is nearing completion of a new slitting facility in East Chicago, Ind. Full production is expected by October. The 120,000-sq.-ft. facility houses an Alcos brand AHSS slitter that handles material from 0.015 to 0.250 in. thick in widths up to 78 in. The line...

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Rolled Alloys certified to AS9120A

August 11, 2014

Los Angeles-based Rolled Alloys, a supplier of stainless, nickel, and titanium alloys in various mill product forms, has achieved AS9120A certification, covering quality management system requirements for aviation, space, and defense suppliers. The Los Angeles facility is the first of the...

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The Material Works, SES partner to supply EPS systems to steel mills

August 11, 2014

The Material Works Ltd., Red Bud, Ill., has designated SES LLC, Alliance, Ohio, as the newest authorized supplier of environmentally friendly pickling lines incorporating patented Eco Pickled Surface (EPS) technology. SES will design and build automated EPS pickling lines for both integrated and...

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum acquires Northern Illinois Steel Supply

August 11, 2014

Metal service center Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, has acquired all of the capital stock of Northern Illinois Steel Supply Co., a value-added distributor and fabricator of steel and nonferrous metal products, primarily structural steel components and parts, located in Channahon, Ill....

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Eriez announces staff appointments

August 8, 2014

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has promoted Christopher Ramsdell to product manager-recycling equipment and Mike Shattuck to market manager-metals recycling. Ramsdell joined the company in 2011 as technical sales representative. Before that he worked at KD Industries, where he was involved in inside...

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ITA honors titanium metallurgist/researcher with Lifetime Achievement Award

August 8, 2014

The International Titanium Association (ITA), Denver, has named titanium metallurgist, researcher, and inventor Dr. Paul J. Bania as the winner of its Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes exceptional contributions to the advancement of titanium applications and technology, while...

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum completes acquisition of Aluminium Services UK Ltd.

August 4, 2014

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. has announced that effective Aug. 1 it has acquired all of the capital stock of Aluminium Services UK Ltd., the holding company parent of All Metal Services (AMS), an independent raw material service provider to the aerospace and defense industries. Established in...

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Newell Recycling announces merger agreement with Blaze Recycling & Metals

July 29, 2014

Newell Recycling of Georgia LLC, East Point, Ga., has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Blaze Recycling & Metals LLC, Norcross, Ga. The transaction two merge the two metal recycling companies is expected to close in August 2014. The combined company will be named Newell Recycling...

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Vulcanium Metals names aerospace business development manager

July 29, 2014

Vulcanium Metals Intl. LLC, a supplier of titanium in sheet, coil, plate, bar, and forged block in Northbrook, Ill., has hired Kim Peko as aerospace business development manager. She has more than a decade of experience in the industry, with special interest in titanium applications for airframe...

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