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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MidWest Materials named finalist for Steel Service Center of the Year

May 16, 2013

American Metal Market (AMM) has named MidWest Materials, Perry, Ohio, as a finalist in the Steel Service Center of the Year category of its fourth annual Awards for Steel Excellence program. The 60-year-old, family-owned steel service center recently completed a multimillion-dollar capital...

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Indiana Pickling and Processing to complete $7 million capitalization project

May 16, 2013

Feralloy Corp. has announced that Indiana Pickling and Processing (IPPC), Portage, Ind., its joint venture with Signode Corp., will complete a $7 million capitalization project in summer 2013. The last phase of the investment will make IPPC fully capable to pickle coils up to 0.75 by 72 in. A36...

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Heyco Metals announces two promotions

May 13, 2013

Heyco Metals of Reading, Pa., a producer of precision-rolled stainless and copper coil, has promoted David Mandle to executive vice president and William Barry to vice president of sales and marketing. Mandle has been with the company for 10 years and previously held the position of vice...

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Alcoa to expand North American automotive sheet capacity

May 13, 2013

Alcoa, a producer of primary and fabricated aluminum, will invest $275 million over the next three years to expand and convert capacity at its rolling mill in Alcoa, Tenn., to meet growing demand for light, durable, and recyclable aluminum sheet for automotive production. "More and more auto...

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Prolamsa Group to build pipe and tubular products mill in Texas

May 8, 2013

The Prolamsa Group has announced plans to build a $120 million pipe and tubular products facility in Bryan, Texas. The plant, which is expected to employ more than 285 people, will produce 300,000+ tons of ERW energy tubular products per year in diameters up to 16 in. with wall thicknesses up to...

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App aids tool steel selection

May 1, 2013

Lindquist Steels has introduced a Tool Steel Selection Guide app for mobile devices. Its build function allows users to search several hundred common applications and choose the material that best fits their production needs. Whether it be a forming die, a rifle barrel, or an injection mold...

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Penn Stainless Products certified to ISO 9001:2008

April 24, 2013

Penn Stainless Products, Quakertown, Pa., has been certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard by National Quality Assurance, U.S.A. Penn Stainless is a distributor and processor of stainless steel sheet, plate, bar, structural, pipe, and tubular products, serving domestic and international customers...

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Diehl Steel adds plate mill

April 18, 2013

Diehl Steel, Cincinnati, has installed a new plate mill that allows the company to custom-machine steel material up to 30 in. wide by 50 in. long by 12 in. high. The company now can machine larger sizes of tool steel, alloy steel, high-speed steel, carbon steel, powder-metal product, and stainless...

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Chromium carbide materials resist abrasive wear - TheFabricator.com

Chromium carbide materials resist abrasive wear

April 9, 2013

Kjellberg offers the Fidur line of products, which includes cladded standard and special sheets, ready-to-install parts, and flux-cored wires for surface welding. Fidur 10/65, 10/65V, and 10/65W are chromium carbide materials that resist abrasive wear. Standard surface-welded sheets can be...

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MidWest Materials names regional account manager

April 9, 2013

MidWest Materials, a steel service center in Perry, Ohio, has named Howard J. Lake as its regional account manager. A 40-year veteran of the steel industry, including serving as president of Standard Steel, Lake started his career at MidWest. MidWest Materials Inc. distributes hot-rolled,...

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United Performance Metals coil product planner earns CPIM - TheFabricator.com

United Performance Metals coil product planner earns CPIM

April 9, 2013

United Performance Metals has announced that Derek Garrett, coil product planner, has earned his Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) designation through the APICS, the Association for Operations Management. United Performance Metals is a supplier of specialty stainless steel...

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JMC Steel Group launches Sharon Tube

April 4, 2013

JMC Steel Group, Chicago, has announced that it has changed the name of its DOM product line back to Sharon Tube. In preparation for the official launch, the facility in Wheatland, Pa., has made a significant investment to upgrade its DOM manufacturing capabilities. The facility includes an...

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Abrasion-resistant steel stocked for next-day delivery

April 4, 2013

Central Steel & Wire Co. has added 14 sizes of AR 200 sheet and plate, including material stocked and processed to customer-specific specifications, for next-day delivery. The abrasion-resistant carbon-manganese steel is intended for moderate-wear applications such as cement mixer drums and...

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Mercury Tube Products acquires Oakley Industries

April 1, 2013

Mercury Tube Products, a producer of small-diameter stainless and nickel-alloy tubing in Englewood, Colo., has announced the acquisition of Oakley Industries, also of Englewood. Mercury Tube produces 300 series, 400 series, E-BRITE®, INCOLOY® alloy, INCONEL® alloy, C-276®, MONEL®, and...

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Marmon/Keystone's Cleveland branch earns ISO certification

March 28, 2013

Marmon/Keystone, Butler, Pa., has announced that its Cleveland service center has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification. The company is a wholesale distributor of tubular products, inventorying more than 15,000 sizes and grades of carbon, alloy, stainless, and aluminum tubular and bar products....

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