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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Just Sinks uses 90 percent recycled material in stainless steel

January 31, 2014

Just Sinks, Franklin Park, Ill., the residential sinks division of Just Manufacturing Co., has announced that newly melted stainless steel used in the production of its stainless steel sinks and faucets contains 90 percent recycled material. Green efforts also affect byproducts of production,...

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Titanium Industries expands in Europe

January 30, 2014

Titanium Industries Inc. (T.I.) has opened a new sales office in Duisburg, Germany, with Thomas Ziert serving as sales manager. The company supplies metals and alloys including aluminum, alloy and stainless steels, beryllium/copper, nickel alloys, and titanium from nine U.S. facilities, as...

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U. S. Steel Canada announces management appointments

January 28, 2014

U. S. Steel Canada, a subsidiary of United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has announced several management appointments. Anton Jura, who currently serves as president and general manager of U. S. Steel Canada, assumes a position within the company’s North American flat-rolled operations in...

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ITA launches Titanium Resource Center

January 27, 2014

The International Titanium Association (ITA), Northglenn, Colo., has produced the Titanium Resource Center, a site for buyers seeking titanium, raw materials, industry consumers, and service suppliers. The site at www.titaniumresourcecenter.org is populated with hundreds of listings....

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RTI Intl. Metals acquires Directed Mfg.

January 23, 2014

RTI Intl. Metals Inc., Pittsburgh, has acquired Directed Mfg. Inc., a provider of additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, of metals and plastics for commercial production and engineering development applications. RTI expects the transaction to improve its ability to deliver titanium and other...

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Constellium, UACJ to create joint venture to produce body-in-white aluminum sheet

January 23, 2014

Constellium N.V. and UACJ Corp. have announced that they are joining forces to supply and market aluminum body-in-white sheet to the North American automotive industry. To achieve this goal, Constellium and UACJ, through Tri-Arrows Aluminum Inc. (TAA) — UACJ's subsidiary with Sumitomo Corp....

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Penn Stainless Products announces strategic alliance with Lehigh University

January 22, 2014

Penn Stainless Products, a distributor of stainless steel sheet, plate, bar, structural, pipe, and tubular products in Quakertown, Pa., and Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., have announced a collaborative effort to provide metal consumers with access to the expertise in Lehigh’s Materials...

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TCI Precision Metals names Global Equipment Co. as distributor

January 22, 2014

TCI Precision Metals has announced an agreement with Global Equipment Co. Inc. to distribute TCI’s machine-ready blanks through its printed catalog and its online store at www.globalindustrial.com. The blanks are available in 6061, 2024, 7075, 3003, and 5052 aluminum; 304 stainless; and 316...

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Leeco Steel to open Houston sales/distribution center

January 17, 2014

Leeco Steel, Lisle, Ill., a supplier of carbon, HSLA, heat-treated, and alloy plate steel, has purchased a facility in Houston to serve as a sales and distribution center. The company also operates a plant in Fort Worth, Texas. The new 67,000-sq.-ft. facility is equipped for distribution with...

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Nanocomp Technologies receives $18.5 million to expand production capacity

January 17, 2014

Nanocomp Technologies Inc., a developer of materials and products composed of its carbon nanotubes (CNTs), has been awarded $18.5 million in additional funding under the Defense Production Act Title III program (DPA Title III) to supply CNT yarn, sheet, tape, and slurry materials for the program...

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Manufacturer agrees to pay $1.1 million for violating False Claims Act

January 15, 2014

The Department of Justice has announced that Ohio-based Basco Mfg. Co. has agreed to pay $1.1 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting false customs declarations to avoid paying duties on aluminum extrusion from China that at the time were subject to...

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Report says consumers view AHSS as answer to vehicle safety, fuel efficiency

January 15, 2014

A recent market research study regarding the role of steel in automobiles—commissioned by the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute, and conducted by MindClick Global—shows an overwhelmingly positive perception of steel...

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North American aluminum industry makes big sustainability gains, study says

January 14, 2014

Energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions associated with primary aluminum production in the U.S. and Canada have declined significantly in recent years, according to a new, peer-reviewed life-cycle assessment (LCA) report released by the Aluminum Association, Arlington, Va. The study found major...

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Hussey Copper develops bacteria-killing copper home improvement products

January 14, 2014

Hussey Copper, a producer of electrical copper bar in Pittsburgh, has developed a line of antimicrobial, solid-surface home improvement products made of copper. The bathroom sinks, wall plates, push/pull plates, cabinet pulls, and tile are made of the company's EPA-registered MD-Cu29...

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Fine Tubes develops seamless titanium tubing for Airbus, Liebherr

January 14, 2014

Fine Tubes Ltd., Plymouth, U.K., has announced it is producing seamless Grade 9 and Grade 5 titanium tubing for Airbus and Liebherr. The tubing is used for the high-pressure hydraulic systems required for the Airbus A380 aircraft and for the high lift transmission systems designed and produced by...

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