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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AK Steel completes Ashland blast furnace hearth reline

December 5, 2014

West Chester, Ohio-based AK Steel, a producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless, and electrical steel products, has completed the reline of the blast furnace hearth at its Ashland Works in Ashland, Ky. The blast furnace has returned to full production following a four-week planned outage for...

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Heyco Metals launches updated website

December 4, 2014

Heyco Metals, Reading, Pa., a producer of precision-rolled stainless steel and copper coil for the architectural, automotive, and electronics markets, has announced the launch of its updated website at www.heycometals.com. Visitors will find product information and documentation, a description of...

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum acquires Fox Metals and Alloys

December 2, 2014

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., a metals service center in Los Angeles, has acquired all of the capital stock of Houston-based Fox Metals and Alloys Inc. Fox is a steel distributor specializing in alloy, carbon, and stainless steel bar and plate products, primarily servicing OEMs and machine...

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U.S. aluminum extruders see 10 to 15 percent business increase after tariffs on Chinese imports

December 2, 2014

Independent consulting and research firm Ducker Worldwide, Troy, Mich., has released a study on behalf of the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., focused on identifying the benefits from and future risks to the U.S. aluminum extrusion market’s trade case against the People’s...

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Commercial Metals Co. to expand in Virginia

December 2, 2014

Commercial Metals Co. will invest $12 million to relocate and expand its manufacturing operation in King George County, Va. The project will increase the number of employees by about 50 percent, creating about 20 new jobs. The company and its subsidiaries manufacture, recycle, and market steel...

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Almetals, Chain Oil Co. mark anniversaries

December 1, 2014

Almetals Inc. and Chain Oil Co., subsidiaries of Chain Industries with corporate headquarters in Wixom, Mich., recently marked milestone anniversaries. Almetals Inc. celebrated 30 years of doing business and Chain Oil Co. celebrated 70 years. Almetals Inc. is a specialty metals processor and...

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Superior Tube receives DDTC registration

December 1, 2014

Superior Tube, Collegeville, Pa., a manufacturer of small-diameter precision tubing for the aerospace, nuclear, medical, and oil and gas industries, has announced the extension of its registration with the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) as a manufacturer...

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USW applauds ITC for continuing investigation of welded line pipe from Korea and Turkey

December 1, 2014

The United Steelworkers (USW) union has announced its approval of the International Trade Commission’s (ITC’s) action in voting to continue investigating antidumping and countervailing duties on welded line pipe from Korea and Turkey. The USW joined the petition to impose antidumping and...

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Molybdenum production and use increase

December 1, 2014

Global use of molybdenum in Q2 2014 increased to 139.9 million lbs., up 3 percent from 136.1 million lbs. in the previous quarter and 4 percent higher than the same quarter in 2013, according to figures released by the International Molybdenum Association (IMOA), London. Global production...

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Shapiro Metals opens facility in Kansas

November 26, 2014

Shapiro Metals has opened a 35,000-sq.-ft. scrap metal facility in Wichita, Kan. The plant is the company’s ninth full-service location, focusing on nonferrous scrap collected from manufacturing and industrial customers. Equipment at the site includes a baler, roll-off containers, and other...

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U. S. Steel announces new headquarters location

November 25, 2014

United States Steel Corp. has announced that it will relocate its corporate headquarters to the former Civic Arena site in Pittsburgh. To be completed in 2017, the new 250,000-sq.-ft. headquarters will house employees from a number of locations under one roof. Adjacent to CONSOL Energy Center,...

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Valbruna Slater Stainless to expand in Indiana

November 25, 2014

Valbruna Slater Stainless Inc., a stainless steel and nickel-alloy manufacturer, has announced plans to expand its operations in Fort Wayne, Ind., creating up to 45 new jobs by 2017. The company, which is a subsidiary of Vicenza, Italy-based Acciaierie Valbruna, will invest $30.5 million to...

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WorldAutoSteel case studies stress need for life cycle mindset in vehicle emissions regulations

November 24, 2014

Detroit-based WorldAutoSteel, the automotive group of the World Steel Association, has released findings of two new case studies that examine the effect various automotive materials can have on total life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for light-duty truck and SUV classes. By conducting a...

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Belaz wins Swedish Steel Prize 2014

November 21, 2014

Belaz, located in Zhodino, Belarus, has won SSAB’s Swedish Steel Prize for its new construction for axle suspension and slewing bearings for the world’s largest dump truck. The new construction takes full advantage of the properties of high-strength steel. “Belaz has boldly gone beyond the...

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Alcoa acquires Firth Rixson

November 20, 2014

Lightweight metals provider Alcoa, New York, has completed the acquisition of Firth Rixson, a manufacturer of aerospace jet engine components. The transaction doubles Alcoa’s average revenue content on high-growth engine programs. The acquisition increases the company’s offerings made of...

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