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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Metallic recognizes J.B. Steel with 2015 Builder of the Year Award

May 19, 2016

Metallic Building Co., Houston, a custom-engineered metal building systems manufacturer, has named Medford, Ore.-based J.B. Steel Inc. as the winner of the 2015 Builder of the Year Award. An Authorized Metallic Builder since 1997, J.B. Steel provides metal building systems for customers in the U.S....

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Cambridge Architectural mesh creates facade for certified green garage

May 19, 2016

A combination of three stainless steel mesh patterns woven by Cambridge Architectural, based in Cambridge, Md., envelop the exterior facade of the new 700-space parking garage at The Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Md. The $20 million project is expected to be one of the first parking...

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Ford GT wheels display weight, efficiency advantages of carbon fiber

May 17, 2016

Ford has announced that the carbon fiber-bodied Ford GT® also will offer an all-new carbon-fiber wheel. Produced with supplier partner Carbon Revolution, the wheels are constructed with fiber and resin technology that permits design flexibility that allows flowing, intricate spokes....

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SMDI recognizes Honda and Gestamp for use of AHSS

May 12, 2016

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), Washington, D.C., a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), has awarded the Automotive Excellence Award to Honda R&D Americas Inc. and Gestamp for their work in implementing AHSS in a hot-stamped rear frame. Shawn Crichley,...

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Novelis supplies aluminum for 2016 Cadillac CT6

May 11, 2016

Novelis Inc. has announced that its aluminum is used in the new 2016 Cadillac CT6® body. The new mixed-material vehicle construction featured in the CT6 is the first of its kind for General Motors in North America and China. The Novelis plant in Kingston, Ont., supplies GM's Detroit-Hamtramck...

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Kobe Steel to build plant in Kentucky

May 10, 2016

Japan-based Kobe Steel Ltd. has announced it will establish a new company, Kobelco Aluminum Products & Extrusions Inc. (KPEX), in Bowling Green, Ky. The firm will manufacture and sell aluminum extrusions for the automotive sector in the U.S. The new company will make car frame and bumper...

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Metal Powder Products acquired by Millstein & Co.

May 10, 2016

Westfield, Ind.-based Metal Powder Products, a manufacturer of aluminum and ferrous powder metal components, has been acquired by Millstein & Co., a diversified investment management and financial services firm with offices in New York and Washington, D.C. Metal Powder Products, which has three...

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Research shows growing need for product traceability will drive global fiber laser market

May 10, 2016

London-based Technavio has released “Global Fiber Laser Market 2016-2020,” a research report that predicts the global fiber laser market will grow at a CAGR of more than 15 percent until 2020. According to the report, product traceability requirements will help drive that growth....

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SSAB Americas president receives highest honor in North American steel industry

May 10, 2016

SSAB Americas has announced that its president, Chuck Schmitt, has received the 2016 Gary Memorial Medal from the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), the industry’s highest honor. The medal is presented annually to recognize an individual for his or her remarkable lifelong contributions to...

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Braner/Loopco delivers triple-turret slitter to Majestic Steel

May 4, 2016

Braner/Loopco has provided a Hi-Performance triple-turret slitting and automatic slit coil pack line for Majestic Steel’s Houston coil processing and distribution center. The slitting line can process 60,000-lb. by 72-in. coils in gauges from 0.010 to 0.250 in. at speeds to 1,000 FPM....

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Metallic Building Co. recognizes Cary & Associates Builders with 2015 Building of the Year Award

May 3, 2016

Houston-based Metallic Building Co., a custom-engineered metal building systems provider, has named Cary & Associates Builders Inc. of Sebastopol, Calif., as the 2015 Building of the Year Award winner for Balleto Vineyards and Winery. Located in the Sonoma wine country region, the building is...

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SMS group supplies tandem cold mill to Alcoa Tennessee

May 3, 2016

Germany-based SMS group has delivered and commissioned a twin-stand aluminum tandem cold mill at Alcoa Inc. near Knoxville, Tenn. The new cold rolling mill is part of Alcoa’s automotive growth project. The expansion focuses on the production of wide and durable aluminum sheets for lightweight...

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Aero-Vac Alloys & Forge moves to Washington

May 2, 2016

Specialty metals manufacturing distributor Aero-Vac Alloys & Forge Inc. has moved its corporate headquarters and production facility from Orange County, Calif., to a 23,000-sq.-ft. facility in Kalama, Wash. The company distributes bar, forgings, plate, sheet, and tube to OEMs and steel...

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Commercial Metals Co. begins construction on Oklahoma micromill

May 2, 2016

Commercial Metals Co. has announced the start of construction of its second micromill, to be located in Durant, Okla. The micromill technology uses a continuous-continuous manufacturing process that melts, casts, and rolls steel from a single, uninterrupted strand, producing higher yields and lower...

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U. S. Steel files ITC complaint

April 27, 2016

United States Steel Corp. has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to initiate an investigation under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 against the largest Chinese steel producers and their distributors. The 337 complaint alleges illegal, unfair methods of...

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