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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Patrick Industries acquires Mishawaka Sheet Metal LLC

June 21, 2016

Patrick Industries Inc., Elkhart, Ind., has completed the acquisition of the business and certain assets of Mishawaka Sheet Metal LLC (MSM), also of Elkhart. MSM is a distributor and fabricator of aluminum and steel products serving the RV and industrial markets. Patrick, a manufacturer of...

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Lightweight materials collaboration to launch in Great Lakes region

June 21, 2016

LIFT - Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow and the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association (MAMA) have announced an agreement to collaborate on introducing advanced lightweight material solutions to the Great Lakes region’s aerospace manufacturing industry. As part of this...

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Specialty Strip & Oscillating renews ISO 9001:2008 certification

June 17, 2016

Masury, Ohio-based Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc. has announced the renewal of its ISO 9001:2008 certification for the processing and slitting of steel. The company supplies conventional slit and oscillate coils in cold-rolled low-carbon, high-carbon, alloy, and stainless steel. It provides...

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Direct Metals marks 20th anniversary

June 15, 2016

Direct Metals, an international steel service center with locations in Kennesaw, Ga., and Waukegan, Ill., marks its 20th year in business in 2016. Founded in 1996, Direct Metals is an ISO 9001:2008-certified company offering perforated metal, bar grating, expanded metal, safety grating,...

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MPIF announces PM Design Excellence Award winners

June 14, 2016

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has announced the winners of its 2016 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards competition. The grand prize in the automotive-transmission category was awarded to GKN Sinter Metals, Auburn Hills, Mich., for five components—a side gear, two...

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Nucor, JFE Steel form joint venture to supply automotive market in Mexico

June 9, 2016

Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has announced the formation of a 50-50 joint venture with JFE Steel Corp. of Japan to build and operate a plant in central Mexico to supply that country's automotive market. The plant is expected to cost $270 million and have a capacity of 400,000 tons per year of...

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JMC Steel Group changes name to Zekelman Industries

June 7, 2016

JMC Steel Group, Chicago, has announced that it has changed its corporate name and identity to Zekelman Industries Inc. Zekelman Industries, a value-added metal processor, is the parent company of Atlas Tube, Wheatland Tube, Sharon Tube, Picoma, and Energex Tube. Each of these business units...

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Klein Steel opens steel service center in New York

June 3, 2016

Klein Steel Service Inc. has announced the opening of a 40,000-sq.-ft. steel service center located adjacent to its headquarters in Rochester, N.Y. The $8 million facility is expected to create 50 new jobs and expand the company’s capacity and product capabilities. The steel production system...

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Schmolz + Bickenbach expands global sales and services network

June 2, 2016

Germany-based long steel products provider Schmolz + Bickenbach Intl. has announced it is expanding its global sales and service presence with increased sales, warehouses, and processing capacities in the U.S., Asia, and Scandinavia markets. According to the company, the sales offices will push...

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Alloy market for automotive worth $177.47 billion by 2021, says report

May 28, 2016

Dublin-based Research and Markets has announced the release of its "Alloy Market for Automotive by Alloy Type, Area of Application, Vehicle Type & by Region - Global Forecast to 2021.” The global automotive alloy market size is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.69 percent during the forecast...

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Steel Dynamics named 2016 Metals Company of the Year

May 26, 2016

Steel Dynamics Inc., a domestic steel producer and metals recycler in Fort Wayne, Ind., has been recognized as the 2016 Global Metals Company of the Year in the 2016 Platts Global Metals Awards, hosted by S&P Global Platts. The Global Metals Company of the Year Award, chosen by an independent...

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MidWest Materials wins 2016 Platts Global Metals Award

May 26, 2016

MidWest Materials, Perry, Ohio, has been named Physical Metals Service Provider of the Year in the 2016 Platts Global Metals Awards, hosted by S&P Global Platts. The annual awards honor exemplary performance in 15 categories in the steel, metals, and mining industries. According to Platts,...

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Rolled Alloys director named to Industrial Heating Executive Committee

May 26, 2016

Rolled Alloys, Temperance, Mich., a supplier of stainless steels, nickel, cobalt, and titanium alloys, has announced that Marc Glasser, director of metallurgical services, has been named to the 2016 Industrial Heating Executive Committee. This committee of senior-level managers from the thermal...

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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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