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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Chromalloy Material Solutions opens Florida sales/warehouse operation

May 22, 2015

Chromalloy has opened a new sales and warehouse facility in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., to house its Chromalloy Material Solutions (CMS) business unit. The 70,000-sq.-ft. facility serves as a single, larger site for the staff and equipment that previously were located in San Antonio, Texas; Newnan, Ga.;...

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Vulcanium, Itochu Metals enter into long-term representation agreement

May 21, 2015

Northbrook, Ill.-based titanium distributor Vulcanium has entered into a long-term agreement making Itochu Metals Corp. its representative in Japan. This strategic relationship will provide Japanese titanium consumers with a source for titanium mill products and value-added processing...

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Study finds aluminum cans most recycled beverage containers

May 21, 2015

Aluminum cans are the most recycled beverage container on the market today, according to a new report, “The Aluminum Can Advantage: Key Sustainability Indicators 2015,” released by the Aluminum Association and Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) and available at www.aluminum.org/canadvantage.com....

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AK Steel announces recipients of 2015 Sons and Daughters Scholarships

May 21, 2015

AK Steel, West Chester, Ohio, a producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless, and electrical steel products, has announced the recipients of its 2015 Sons and Daughters Scholarships, which recognize employees’ children for outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and community involvement....

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Website allows users to share scrap prices

May 20, 2015

The iScrap App online mobile and desktop website, www.iscrapapp.com, now allows scrappers to report scrap prices from the scrapyards in their area. Logging in with a social media profile, users can report prices for metals they sold to the scrapyard they visit. Users can review and check...

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Universal names general manager of sales

May 19, 2015

Cleveland-based Universal Steel Co., a flat-rolled steel service center, has hired Dean Dolata as general manager of sales. Dolata has more than 20 years of experience in the steel service center market. Before joining the firm, he was general manager of Ryerson Cleveland. He also served as...

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AZZ Galvanizing wins Most Distinguished designation from AGA

May 18, 2015

AZZ Galvanizing Services, Fort Worth, Texas, has won Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards in five categories from the American Galvanizers Association (AGA). The company’s Jackson, Miss., location was recognized as Most Distinguished for its work at the Lazy Magnolia Brewery in Kiln,...

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AK Steel receives Deal Maker of the Year Award from the Association for Corporate Growth

May 18, 2015

AK Steel, a producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless, and electrical steel products in West Chester, Ohio, has received a Deal Maker of the Year Award from the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) for the company's $690 million acquisition of Severstal Dearborn LLC, Dearborn, Mich. The...

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MI Metals to create 100 jobs in Georgia

May 15, 2015

Aluminum extruder MI Metals will expand its existing operations in Millen, Ga., creating 100 jobs and investing $2 million over the next three years. The firm will add 120,000 sq. ft. to its fabrication and extrusion production facility. This is the company’s fifth plant location with an...

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Andes Coil Processors increases slitting capability

May 15, 2015

Andes Coil Processors LLC has increased the slitting capacity at its Gary, Ind., toll processing facility with the installation of a second custom slitter. The addition of the 60-in., fully refurbished machine with shape correction capabilities, which joins an existing 72-in. slitter at the...

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SMDI announces Bar Steel Fatigue Database now at 134 iterations

May 15, 2015

The Long Products Market Development Group (LPMDG) of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), Livonia, Mich., has announced the fifth update of its online Bar Steel Fatigue Database. The total publically available grade/process combinations are now at 134 iterations. The database...

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AGA presents 2015 Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards

May 14, 2015

The American Galvanizers Association (AGA), Centennial, Colo., has announced the winners of the 2015 Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards. More than 100 projects were submitted, representing the versatility of hot-dip galvanizing. All submissions were judged online by a panel of architects and...

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Novelis appoints senior VP/chief HR officer

May 14, 2015

Atlanta-based aluminum roller and recycler Novelis has appointed H.R. Shashikant to the position of senior vice president and chief human resources officer. He previously served as group executive president, group human resources, for the Aditya Birla Group (ABG), the Mumbai-based conglomerate of...

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SMDI recognizes Nissan for use of AHSS

May 14, 2015

The Seel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), has awarded Nissan Motor Co. the Automotive Excellence Award for implementing advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) to reduce mass in body-in-white structures while also reducing cost....

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Novelis inducted into Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Circular Economy 100

May 7, 2015

Novelis, a provider of aluminum rolling and recycling, has been inducted into the Circular Economy 100 (CE100), a global platform that brings together companies, innovators, cities, and regions to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. As part of its membership in the CE100, Novelis...

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