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.

Filter Content
Die materials and wear in stamping AHSS, Part III - TheFabricator.com

Die materials and wear in stamping AHSS, Part III

December 12, 2013

By:

Editor’s Note: This article is Part III of a three-part series that reviews the die materials and die coatings used in forming AHSS. Part I, which appeared in the January/February issue, discussed the relationship between process conditions and tool failure mechanisms. Part II appeared in...

Continue Reading

American to build spiral-welded pipe facility in Michigan

December 11, 2013

American, Birmingham, Ala., has announced plans to build a new spiral-welded pipe facility in Flint, Mich. The facility initially will support the Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA) project recently awarded to American, and later other regional water infrastructure projects. The KWA pipeline,...

Continue Reading

Nippon Steel, ArcelorMittal to buy Alabama steel plant

December 5, 2013

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal and ArcelorMittal have announced that they are close to a $2 billion deal to buy an Alabama factory from Germany's ThyssenKrupp. According to the Nikkei economic daily, Nippon Steel of Japan and Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal have reached a basic accord with...

Continue Reading

Corrosion inhibitor designed for use in aqueous circulating systems

December 5, 2013

Chemtool Inc.'s RPAM 700 is a synthetic, water-dilutable corrosion inhibitor/corrosion preventive based on a blend of amine-surfactant chemistries. It is recommended for use in aqueous circulating system applications that require one to six months of indoor protection of ferrous and nonferrous...

Continue Reading

Steinert US names engineering and service manager

December 4, 2013

Steinert US, Walton, Ky., a supplier of separation equipment for the material recovery and recycling industry, has hired Troy Robertson as engineering and service manager. In this position, he oversees the service and operations departments. Before joining the company, Robertson spent eight years...

Continue Reading

Central Tube and Bar adds sales rep, new equipment - TheFabricator.com

Central Tube and Bar adds sales rep, new equipment

December 4, 2013

Central Tube and Bar Inc., a supplier and processor of tube and bar products in Conway, Ark., has announced that Brian Moon has joined the company as outside sales representative. Moon has several years of experience in the steel service center industry, most recently as territory manager for a...

Continue Reading

Horizon Steel to locate facility in Kentucky

December 3, 2013

Steel service center Horizon Steel Co. has announced its intent to expand its operations and locate a 90,000-sq.-ft. facility in Bowling Green, Ky. The project will bring a capital investment of $15 million and 30 new full-time positions to the region. The expansion comes on the heels of an...

Continue Reading

Lapham-Hickey Steel acquires Industrial Spring Steel

December 3, 2013

Lapham-Hickey Steel Corp., a family-owned and -operated service center in Chicago, has purchased the assets of Industrial Spring Steel, Philadelphia, a supplier of high-carbon tempered and annealed spring steel throughout the East Coast. Brian Hickey assumes the responsibilities of general manager...

Continue Reading

Ruukki launches North American operations

December 2, 2013

Ruukki, a Finnish steel manufacturer, has opened its U.S. headquarters, Ruukki USA Inc., in Pittsburgh and its Canadian headquarters, Ruukki Canada Inc., in Toronto, serving North American manufacturers involved in transportation, heavy lifting, mining, and other demanding industrial applications....

Continue Reading

Advanced Metal Etching updates website

November 15, 2013

Advanced Metal Etching Inc., Ligonier, Ind., a supplier of photochemical etching services for thin, flat metal parts for prototype and production requirements, has updated its website at www.metaletching.com. The new site presents the company's products, capabilities, and services in drop-down...

Continue Reading

Mobile separation plants recover ferrous, nonferrous materials

November 15, 2013

Steinert US has unveiled a series of four mobile processing plants that allow for precise recovery anywhere a power source and fairly level ground can be found. Enabling downstream material processing almost anywhere, the units can be combined with an AEI bivi-TEC mobile screen for a complete...

Continue Reading

Reliance Steel & Aluminum acquires Haskins Steel

November 7, 2013

Metals service center Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, has announced that through its wholly owned subsidiary American Metals Corp., it has acquired all of the capital stock of Haskins Steel Co. Inc., a processor and distributor of carbon steel and aluminum products in Spokane, Wash....

Continue Reading

U.S. Steel Corp. to shut down Ontario facility

November 7, 2013

United States Steel Corp. has announced the impending shutdown of its Hamilton, Ont., iron- and steel-making facility. The company estimates that the closure, which will be complete by the end of 2013, will reduce costs by $50 million a year. Its coke batteries at Gary Works in Indiana also will...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading