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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Low-odor rust blocker features low VOC - TheFabricator.com

Low-odor rust blocker features low VOC

November 5, 2013

Dri Touch® Amber Low-VOC from Birchwood Technologies is a rust blocker with low VOC and almost no odor. Rated for 96 to 120 hours salt spray and 600+ hours of humidity protection, the rust blocker meets water displacement test Mil-C-16173 and stain test Mil-C-22235A. With a flash point of...

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Timken names general manager of global distribution

November 4, 2013

The Timken Co., Canton, Ohio, has appointed Louise Dalton to the position of general manager of global distribution. She is responsible for strengthening key commercial processes that support business relationships with distributors worldwide. Dalton joined the company in 2008 as a manufacturing...

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Kent named North American rep for MTM Tube Mills

November 4, 2013

Kent Corp., North Royalton, Ohio, has been appointed as North American representative for MTM Tube Mills, Spinea Venezia, Italy. Kent sells, services, and provides spare parts for MTM tube mills and flying cold saws to new and existing customers in North America. The mills can produce tube...

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American Piping Products acquires assets of Ozark Tubular Products

October 29, 2013

St. Louis-based American Piping Products Inc., a distributor of carbon and chrome-moly pipe, tubing, fittings, and flanges used in the processing, energy, manufacturing, fabrication, and construction industries, has purchased the assets of Ozark Tubular Products Inc., Ellisville, Mo. American...

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Report says auto manufacturing, rising oil prices will spur demand for metal pipe, tube

October 28, 2013

IBISWorld, a Los Angeles-based source of industry and market research, has updated its report on the metal pipe and tube manufacturing industry in reaction to the market’s volatility in the past five years. Volatility in the price of steel has damaged the metal pipe and tube manufacturing...

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Marmon/Keystone holds open house at new metals service center

October 28, 2013

Marmon/Keystone, a Butler, Pa.-based distributor of tubular products, recently held an open house at its new facility in Mount Juliet, Tenn. The service center, which opened for business on May 6, maintains an extensive inventory of stainless steel tubing and bar products. It features two overhead...

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CHRG Metals becomes division of United Performance Metals

October 28, 2013

CHRG Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, a supplier of corrosion- and heat-resistant stainless and nickel alloy sheet and plate, has become a division of United Performance Metals. It previously operated as a division of O’Neal Steel. All three companies are affiliates of O’Neal Industries. As a result of...

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Commercial Metals sells 100 percent ownership interests in Howell Metal

October 24, 2013

Commercial Metals Co., Irving, Texas, has completed the sale of 100 percent of the stock of its wholly owned subsidiary, Howell Metal Co., to Mueller Copper Tube Products Inc., a subsidiary of Mueller Industries Inc. CMC and its subsidiaries manufacture, recycle, and market steel and metal...

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Worthington finalizes steel processing joint venture in China

October 24, 2013

Metals manufacturing company Worthington Industries Inc., Columbus, Ohio, has finalized its agreement with Nisshin Steel Co. Ltd. and Marubeni-Itochu Steel Inc. (MISI), forming a joint venture called Zhejiang Nisshin Worthington Precision Specialty Steel Co. Ltd. Located in Pinghu City, Zhejiang,...

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Precrimped woven wire mesh

The wire crimping process

October 22, 2013

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Mesh wire comes in many forms that can be used in diverse industrial applications. This article presents an overview of different types, how they are made, and possible uses.

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Heat-, corrosion-resistant material designed for additive manufacturing - TheFabricator.com

Heat-, corrosion-resistant material designed for additive manufacturing

October 21, 2013

EOS has expanded its portfolio of metal materials for additive manufacturing with the introduction of EOS NickelAlloy HX. The heat- and corrosion-resistant nickel-chrome-iron-molybdenum alloy delivers high strength and resistance to oxidation, even at high temperatures. This makes it suitable...

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Rolled Metal Products names general manager - TheFabricator.com

Rolled Metal Products names general manager

October 16, 2013

Chicago-based metal service center Rolled Metal Products has appointed Steven E. Pearce as general manager. He previously served in a similar capacity for A.M. Castle and Ryerson Inc., both processors and distributors of metals. Pearce has a bachelor's degree in engineering from Lehigh...

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Specialty Strip & Oscillating renews ISO 9001:2008 certification

October 16, 2013

Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc., Masury, Ohio, a supplier of conventional slit and oscillate coils in cold-rolled low-carbon, high-carbon, alloy, and stainless steel, has renewed its ISO 9001:2008 certification. The company provides coils with 20 to 25 miles of continuous strip with...

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Nucor exec receives Steel Manufacturers Association award

October 15, 2013

Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has announced that its Executive Chairman Dan DiMicco has received the Iverson-Selig Award from the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) in recognition of his contributions to the minimill steel industry. DiMicco served as CEO of Nucor from September 2000 through...

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Solar Atmospheres appoints VP corporate marketing, regional sales manager

October 11, 2013

The Solar family of companies, Souderton, Pa., including Solar Atmospheres, Solar Mfg., and Magnetic Specialties, has hired Douglas Glenn as vice president of corporate marketing. For 20 years Glenn served as publisher of Industrial Heating magazine. He also founded FORGE magazine and served as...

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