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Primetals Technologies modifies continuous caster at Gerdau Cartersville

March 23, 2017

London-based Primetals Technologies has received an order to modify the continuous caster at Gerdau’s location in Cartersville, Ga. The modification will give the long product maker the ability to produce an additional beam blank format, which will allow the company to roll larger finished...

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New ASTM test method helps determine composition of aluminum alloys

March 22, 2017

A new standard from ASTM Intl., W. Conshohocken, Pa., provides a method for analyzing the composition of aluminum and aluminum alloys. The test helps manufacturers, consumers, and laboratories verify that an alloy’s composition is within the needed limits through an analysis method called...

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SSAB names finalists for 2017 Swedish Steel Prize 2017

March 22, 2017

SSAB has identified four finalists for the 2017 Swedish Steel Prize. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Stockholm on May 11. “This year a record number of 102 applications were sent in from 32 different countries around the world. The high overall quality of the applications shows that...

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Big River Steel, Noodle.ai create steel mill powered by artificial intelligence

March 21, 2017

Big River Steel and Noodle.ai, a San Francisco enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) company, have announced a contract to implement enterprise AI to optimize operations at Big River Steel’s scrap metal recycling and steel production facility in Osceola, Ark. The facility is designed to be both...

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Buyers’ guide features aluminum extruders

March 16, 2017

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) has released the 2017 edition of its “AEC Buyers’ Guide.” The guide provides information about AEC members, including company headquarters, plant locations, contact information, maximum press circle size, forms produced, and types of services offered....

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Schnitzer named to World’s Most Ethical Company list

March 13, 2017

Portland, Ore.-based metals recycler Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc. has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company®. This is the third consecutive year the firm has been recognized. Since 2007 Ethisphere has recognized those companies that influence and...

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USITC votes to extend trade orders on aluminum extrusions from China

March 13, 2017

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), Washington, D.C., has voted unanimously to extend the existing antidumping and countervailing duties orders on aluminum extrusions from China. With the affirmative vote in the Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, the commission recognized that the orders have...

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Kloeckner Metals to install new PVD processing equipment

March 13, 2017

Metals distributor and processor Kloeckner Metals will install new physical vapor deposition (PVD) processing equipment at its Cincinnati site that will enable the coloring of stainless steel and certain aluminum materials domestically. The equipment will handle stainless sheets up to 60 in. wide...

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MSCI supports aluminum industry’s dumping action against China

March 10, 2017

M. Robert Weidner III, president/CEO of the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has reacted to the Aluminum Association’s antidumping and countervailing duty petition regarding imports of certain aluminum foil from China. “The Metals Service Center Institute and its...

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Global steel market to reach $865.5 billion by 2020, says MarketLine

March 9, 2017

The global steel market reached a value of $753.4 billion in 2015, representing a negative CAGR of 11.2 percent from 2011, according to data from Manchester, U.K.-based research company MarketLine. The company’s latest report, “Steel Global Industry Guide 2016,” states that China is the...

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Olympic Steel names GM for Iowa Division

March 8, 2017

Olympic Steel Inc., a Cleveland-based metals service center providing processed carbon, coated, and stainless flat-rolled sheet, coil, and plate steel and aluminum products, has hired David Stires as general manager for the Iowa Division in Bettendorf, Iowa. Stires most recently served as president...

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Almetals redesigns website

March 8, 2017

Almetals Inc., Wixom, Mich., has redesigned its website at www.almetals.com. It features a Find My Metal function, which helps users find the materials for their needs. The Request a Quote form then prepopulates the information. Almetals is a specialty metals slitter and processor for industries...

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Cold-work tool steel available

March 8, 2017

Diehl Tool Steel offers Hitachi Metals America’s SLD-i cold-work premium tool steel, suitable for blanking and forming of AHSS. According to the manufacturer, the tool steel is produced using the same heat treatment as D2 but exhibits better wear and toughness when used for forming and trim...

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A short study on sheet steel specification syntax, Part I

March 7, 2017 | By Daniel J. Schaeffler

Do you know how to order sheet steel? A good rule of thumb is to order as restrictive as you need for manufacturing success, but as general as you can to lower your purchasing costs. Knowing the proper terminology is key.

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Liberty Experiences COE Integrity

Liberty Experiences COE Integrity

March 7, 2017

By: Coe Press Equipment

Watch this testimonial about COE’s service solution for our Liberty Steel customer involving a retrofit upgrade to an existing straightener head and how it significantly improved equipment performance when processing Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS).  If your coil line operation requires upgrades in order to successfully handle the challenges of processing high tensile materials, contact the COE service experts for an assessment.  We offer affordable mechanical and control upgrade investments that will boost productivity, increase ROI and better serve your customer’s needs.  +1 (586) 979-4400

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