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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New study highlights threats to U.S. steel sector: Production and 500,000 jobs at risk

May 15, 2014

United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement about a recent report on the challenges facing the U.S. steel sector from a flood of imports and rising excess global capacity in steel production. The report, "Surging Steel Imports Put Up to Half a...

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AK Steel employee receives award for technical research paper

May 9, 2014

AK Steel, West Chester, Ohio, has announced that Research Engineer Grant Thomas, PhD, in collaboration with two research colleagues from the Colorado School of Mines, has received the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Finalist Medal for the technical paper entitled "Tensile Properties...

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American Piping Products appoints management staff

May 8, 2014

American Piping Products, Chesterfield, Mo., a stocking distributor of steel pipe, fittings, and flanges, has announced three staff promotions. Kevin Koehler, who has served as executive vice president since August 2012, assumes the role of managing director. Matt Danis, who joined the company...

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Milling grade coated to increase cutting-edge toughness

May 8, 2014

Widia Products Group offers the WK15CM Victory™ grade for face mills, shoulder mills, and copy mills with dedicated geometries for cast-iron milling. A fine-grained alumina layer helps increase wear resistance by improving coating integrity at elevated speeds. A proprietary postcoat...

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Fine Tubes to supply precision tubing for Solar Orbiter

May 7, 2014

Fine Tubes, a manufacturer and global distributor of precision tubes for critical applications in Plymouth, U.K., has been selected to supply specialist tubing for the chemical propulsion system (CPS) of the Solar Orbiter project. Contracted by OHB Sweden, Fine Tubes will manufacture more than...

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United Performance Metals receives Live United Award

May 6, 2014

Hamilton, Ohio-based United Performance Metals, a supplier of stainless steel, nickel, cobalt, aluminum, and titanium, has received the Live United Award from the United Way of Butler County, Ohio. This award recognized the company’s dedication to the concept of Living United throughout the...

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AK Steel employee receives AIST award

May 6, 2014

AK Steel, a producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless, and electrical steels in West Chester, Ohio, has announced that Johannes (Hans) Schade, PhD, manager of electrical steel technology and research laboratories, has received the Benjamin F. Fairless Award from the Association for Iron and Steel...

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Modumetal opens expanded production facilities in Washington

May 5, 2014

Modumetal, a manufacturer of nanolaminated coatings, claddings, and alloys, has announced the opening of a new production facility in Snohomish County, Wash. The facility supports production lines for coatings and claddings of oil and gas production and casing...

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Rolled Alloys opens Los Angeles facility

May 1, 2014

Rolled Alloys has announced the opening of its newest facility in Los Angeles. The 50,000-sq.-ft. service center replaces the previous location and expands the company’s West Coast inventory. The company supplies stainless steels, nickel, cobalt, and titanium...

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Timken awards scholarships valued at $790,000 to 38 employees' children

May 1, 2014

The Timken Co., Canton, Ohio, a manufacturer of mechanical components, engineered steel bars and tubes, and bearings, has awarded scholarships to 38 children of its employees at 26 locations in eight countries. The Timken Company Charitable and Educational Fund Inc. funds the scholarships, which...

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United Performance Metals receives recognition from Lockheed Martin

May 1, 2014

United Performance Metals, a supplier of stainless steel, nickel, cobalt, aluminum, and titanium in Hamilton, Ohio, has been recognized for 100 percent on-time delivery and quality of its products to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. United Performance Metals’ ability, workmanship, and superior...

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Castrip LLC signs agreement with steelmaker to build casting facility

April 29, 2014

Castrip LLC, Charlotte, N.C., has signed a license agreement with a North American electric arc furnace steelmaker to build and operate a plant using the Castrip® thin-strip casting process. The twin-roll casting and rolling plant will be able to produce 500,000 tons of thin-gauge,...

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Mill Steel Co. opens steel service center in Indiana

April 28, 2014

Mill Steel Co., a flat-rolled steel service center company based in Grand Rapids, Mich., has opened a 105,000-sq.-ft. plant in Jeffersonville, Ind. The company is planning an immediate expansion to add 120,000 sq. ft. The plant will house two slitting lines and a cut-to-length line. The...

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Fine Tubes appoints agent in Kuwait

April 28, 2014

Fine Tubes, a Plymouth, U.K.-based manufacturer and distributor of precision tubes for critical applications, has appointed Bait Al-Aseel, a contractor serving the power and energy industries in Kuwait, to act as its agent there. The decision forms part of Fine Tubes’ strategic plan to secure...

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MSCI, Basic Metals host senator for plant tour, policy discussion

April 28, 2014

The Wisconsin Chapter of the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) recently hosted Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., for a plant tour at Basic Metals, Germantown, Wis., and discussion of the economy and the metals service industry’s policy agenda. “We discussed the importance of comprehensive tax...

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