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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Plus Ten Stainless announces redesigned website

December 15, 2015

Plus Ten Stainless, Benicia, Calif., has introduced a redesigned website at www.plustenstainless.com. The mobile-friendly, updated website offers quick access to the company’s product catalog. Features include immediate search and quote access, comprehensive technical information, and details...

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Commerce Report spotlights benefits to metals and ores of Trans-Pacific Partnership

December 9, 2015

U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M. Selig has released the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “Opportunities for the U.S. Metals and Ores Sector Report.” The report details how the elimination of various tariffs and other TPP commitments to level the playing field...

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EWI to host Dec. 15 webinar on dissimilar materials weldability

December 9, 2015

EWI, Columbus, Ohio, will host a webinar on dissimilar materials weldability concepts on Dec. 15, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. The webinar will be presented by Alber Sadek, materials consultant and EWI senior engineer. This webinar will:Demonstrate how weld microstructure can be enhanced when joining a...

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U. S. Steel VP to seek new opportunities

December 3, 2015

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has announced that Geoff Turk, vice president - service center solutions, will pursue other opportunities following the recent transition of the commercial entities. Turk will lead the integration of the industrial and service center solutions teams. Once...

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The solid state of metal powders in metal fabrication

December 3, 2015 | By Dale Harper, Gary Tydings

Metal powders are used in various areas of manufacturing including powder metallurgy and additive manufacturing. But in the welding and metal fabrication arena, weld overlays and thermal spray are by far the most popular applications for metal powders.

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Continued growth predicted in aluminum extrusion market

December 2, 2015

RnRMarketResearch.com, Maharashtra, India, has released its Global Aluminum Extrusion Market Report, which predicts the aluminum extrusion market will grow at 7 percent CAGR through 2019. Growth in the automobile industry is anticipated to drive the growth of this market during the forecast...

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The differences between stiffness and strength in metal

December 1, 2015 | By Daniel J. Schaeffler

Many in the metals industry think that stiffness and strength are the same thing. That's not the case, especially when you are talking about metals used in automotive designs.

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United States Steel announces idling of Granite City Works

November 30, 2015

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has temporarily idled its Granite City Works steelmaking and finishing operations in Granite City, Ill. The idling is part of an ongoing adjustment of steelmaking operations throughout North America to match customer demand. The company routinely adjusts...

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Ponsse wins Swedish Steel Prize 2015

November 20, 2015

SSAB has announced that the winner of the international Swedish Steel Prize 2015 is Ponsse from Finland. The prize recognizes the company’s use of high-strength steel in the Scorpion forest harvester, which has a new ergonomically focused design. The harvester features a symmetrical crane...

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Nucor chairman emeritus inducted into North Carolina Business Hall of Fame

November 19, 2015

Steel product manufacturer Nucor Corp. has announced that Chairman Emeritus and former President/CEO Daniel R. DiMicco has been inducted into the North Carolina Business Hall of Fame by the Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas and the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce. DiMicco led Nucor...

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SMS group modernizes CSP plants at Nucor Steel

November 19, 2015

SMS group has completed the modernization of the compact strip production (CSP®) mill at Nucor Steel in Berkeley, S.C. The modernization of the double-strand machine, supplied by SMS group in 1996, included increasing the final strip width to 74 in. In addition, one of the two casters was...

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FABTECH 2015: A metaphorical pit stop in the productivity race

November 19, 2015 | By Tim Heston

NASCAR legend Rusty Wallace was a hit at this year's show. Considering the nature of the sport, fast-paced while still rooted in advanced engineering, it's easy to see why attendees relate so well. And perhaps no one related better than those who exhibited at the show as part of an emerging field: 3-D printing.

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Aleris makes appointments to senior management team

November 16, 2015

Cleveland-based Aleris, a provider of aluminum rolled products to the aerospace, automotive, building and construction, commercial transportation, and industrial manufacturing industries, has announced the appointment of two leaders to its senior management team. Mike Keown has been named...

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PRAB expands scrap metal testing capability

November 13, 2015

PRAB Inc., a global manufacturer of engineered chip processing and fluid recycling systems based in Kalamazoo, Mich., has expanded its on-site test laboratory to include complete infeed and discharge conveying volume reduction, fluid removal, and briquetting simulation. The company has expanded...

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United Performance Metals recognized for outstanding performance

November 13, 2015

Hamilton, Ohio-based United Performance Metals, a supplier of stainless steel, duplex stainless steel, nickel alloys, and cobalt alloys, has been recognized for outstanding performance in quality and on-time delivery by its customer AdChem Mfg. Technologies Inc. (ACMT). ACMT acknowledged the...

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