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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Baosteel orders Shapeline flatness system

June 10, 2013

Baosteel has placed an order for a flatness measurement system from Shapeline, Linköping, Sweden, to be installed at the high-strength steel plate mill at Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Shanghai. The laser-based flatness system is designed to measure up to 6.56-ft.-wide plates online with high...

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Wear-resistant steels available in heavier thicknesses

June 6, 2013

Ruukki now offers Raex wear-resistant special steel in thicknesses from 0.08 to 3.15 in. The thicker steels can be used to manufacture parts for heavy machinery and equipment designed for excavation, loading, transporting, and crushing ore in mines. The thinner grades are suitable for use in the...

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AK Tube plant recognized for safety performance

June 4, 2013

The Walbridge, Ohio, plant of AK Tube LLC, a subsidiary of AK Steel, has been recognized for outstanding safety performance by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene. The recognition is part of a collaborative safety awareness program established by the Northwest...

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SMDI names Lifetime Achievement Award recipient

June 3, 2013

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), Colorado Springs, Colo., a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), has announced William M. Heenan Jr. as the recipient of the 2013 Steel Market Development Institute Lifetime Achievement Award. Heenan was president of the Steel...

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High-strength, wear-resistant special steels available in tubes, hollow sections

May 29, 2013

Ruukki has developed special steels for applications in which tubes or hollow sections are required. Raex 400 wear-resistant steel's martensitic, homogenous microstructure throughout the tube wall helps to provide long life for wearing parts. The cold-formed steel tube is nearly three times harder...

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Chicago Tube & Iron division GM named to college advisory council

May 28, 2013

Chicago Tube & Iron Co., Romeoville, Ill., has announced that Steve West, general manager of its General Line Fabrication Division, has been invited to join the Mechanical Production Technology Advisory Council of Joliet Junior College. The purpose of the council is to provide guidance to the...

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Novelis, ThyssenKrupp Tailored Blanks to cooperate on tailored aluminum blank production

May 28, 2013

Novelis, an Atlanta-based aluminum recycler and provider of aluminum rolled products, and ThyssenKrupp Tailored Blanks, Duisburg, Germany, a manufacturer of customized steel products for the automotive industry, have signed a cooperation agreement for the development of tailored aluminum blanks....

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Precomponent blanks help reduce customer swarf - TheFabricator.com

Precomponent blanks help reduce customer swarf

May 23, 2013

Ovako has developed a line of precomponents machined from steel bar in various finishes and sizes. The material can be supplied to customers close to the final component size, helping to reduce transport costs and ensure that most of the swarf generated in machining remains at the steel mill....

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Reliance Steel CEO named MSCI chairman

May 23, 2013

The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has elected David H. Hannah, chairman and CEO of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, as its chairman of the board effective July 1. Hannah began his career as a CPA before joining Reliance in 1981. He was appointed a...

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Synalloy's Bristol Metals subsidiary files antidumping petitions

May 22, 2013

Synalloy Corp., Spartanburg, S.C., a holding company owning subsidiaries that engage in a number of diverse business activities including the production of stainless steel pipe and fabrication of stainless and carbon steel piping systems, has announced that its Bristol Metals LLC subsidiary, joined...

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United Performance Metals names account manager

May 21, 2013

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has named Karen Gaillard to the position of account manager for its La Mirada, Calif., branch. She has 20 years of experience in the metal industry. The company supplies specialty stainless and high-temperature alloys....

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Menges Roller expands capacity with CNC lathe - TheFabricator.com

Menges Roller expands capacity with CNC lathe

May 19, 2013

Menges Roller, Wauconda, Ill., has installed a Toolmex TUR930-1100MN CNC lathe capable of manufacturing industrial rollers up to 20 ft. long and 8,800 lbs. The machine integrates seamlessly with the company's CAD department. Operators can upload completed design schematics directly to the new...

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Ram-Fab awarded additional $6 million contract on international project

May 16, 2013

Synalloy Corp., Spartanburg, S.C., a holding company owning subsidiaries that engage in a number of diverse business activities including the production of stainless steel pipe, fiberglass and steel storage tanks, specialty chemicals, and fabrication of stainless and carbon steel piping systems,...

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MidWest Materials named finalist for Steel Service Center of the Year

May 16, 2013

American Metal Market (AMM) has named MidWest Materials, Perry, Ohio, as a finalist in the Steel Service Center of the Year category of its fourth annual Awards for Steel Excellence program. The 60-year-old, family-owned steel service center recently completed a multimillion-dollar capital...

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Indiana Pickling and Processing to complete $7 million capitalization project

May 16, 2013

Feralloy Corp. has announced that Indiana Pickling and Processing (IPPC), Portage, Ind., its joint venture with Signode Corp., will complete a $7 million capitalization project in summer 2013. The last phase of the investment will make IPPC fully capable to pickle coils up to 0.75 by 72 in. A36...

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