Metals/Materials News

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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MCA establishes new website

October 7, 2013

The Metal Construction Association (MCA), Chicago, has established a new website at www.metalconstruction.org. It is designed for viewing on a smartphone, tablet, or computer, with contents shifting to conform to the screen size. The website includes a photo gallery with hundreds of pictures from...

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Tejas Tubular Products to build plant in Indiana

October 2, 2013

Tejas Tubular Products, Houston, has announced plans to construct a new facility in New Carlisle, Ind. The plant will focus on the heat treatment and manufacturing of 4.5- through 9.625-in.-OD well casing for the oil and gas industry. With an annual capacity expected to exceed 72,000 tons...

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Researchers study ways to make stronger materials in 3-D

September 24, 2013

Aided by funding from NASA and using methods similar to 3-D printing, researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Mo., are running computer simulations of processes that could lead to stronger, more durable materials for the space agency. The researchers also plan to...

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Benteler Steel/Tube breaks ground at $975 million facility in Louisiana

September 24, 2013

Benteler Steel/Tube has begun construction on a new hot rolling seamless steel tube mill in Caddo Parish, La. — the company's first manufacturing facility in the U.S. The facility will create more than 1,000 construction jobs, numerous indirect jobs with suppliers and service providers to the...

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American Galvanizers Association launches new website

September 17, 2013

The American Galvanizers Association (AGA), Centennial, Colo., has launched a new version of its website at www.galvanizeit.org. The site has a responsive design, so the display changes depending on the user's device. The search function has been improved, and tools are displayed prominently. The...

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United Performance Metals announces promotion at its Hamilton, Ohio, location - TheFabricator.com

United Performance Metals announces promotion at its Hamilton, Ohio, location

September 17, 2013

United Performance Metals, a family of companies supplying stainless, nickel, cobalt, aluminum, and titanium sheet, coil, plate, and bar, has announced the promotion of Dawn Haire to the position of inside sales manager at its Hamilton, Ohio, location. In this role, she is responsible for...

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Complete Heat Treating acquires Wisconsin Steel assets

September 12, 2013

Complete Heat Treating LLC, Milwaukee, has completed its acquisition of all assets and equipment of the former Wisconsin Steel Industries Inc., purchased in 2011. Key personnel also have been relocated. All equipment from both companies has been consolidated at the 65,000-sq.-ft. Complete...

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United Performance Metals promotes two staff members

September 9, 2013

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has promoted Brian Bick to director of sales and Brian Romans to director of business operations. Bick has been with the company for 15 years, with experience in sales and process improvement. Romans brings experience in the specialty metals market,...

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United Performance Metals installs slitting line

September 5, 2013

United Performance Metals, a supplier of stainless, nickel, cobalt, aluminum, and titanium sheet, coil, plate, and bar in Hamilton, Ohio, has added an 18-in. turret head slitter that can slit coils from 0.020 to 0.125 in. thick. The slitter features a pressure bar system that eliminates scratching...

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United Performance Metals announces promotion

September 5, 2013

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has announced the promotion of Kathy Esquerra to the position of inside sales manager for its La Mirada, Calif., facility. She served previously as regional account manager. The United Performance Metals family of companies supplies stainless, nickel,...

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Penn Stainless Products establishes partnership with metals corrosion consultant

August 28, 2013

Penn Stainless Products, Quakertown, Pa., a distributor and processor of stainless steel sheet, plate, bar, structural, pipe, and tubular products, has announced a collaborative partnership with "Dr. Metals," Hira Ahluwalia, PhD, a scientist, metallurgist, materials and corrosion consultant, and...

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Inductoheat names process metallurgist/laboratory supervisor

August 22, 2013

Inductoheat Inc., a provider of induction heating technologies in Madison Heights, Mich., has promoted Sean Tarpinian to the new position of process metallurgist/laboratory supervisor. He supervises lab personnel and allocates laboratory equipment as required to meet customer expectations....

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Nucor Building Systems earns VPP certification

August 22, 2013

Nucor Building Systems (NBS) Texas facility, Terrell, Texas, has received Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star status by the U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA. OSHA's VPP is a self-managed safety regulatory compliance program intended to identify corporate leaders in occupational safety and...

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Shale-Inland Holdings to integrate Main Steel Polishing, Metals Inc.

August 22, 2013

Shale-Inland Holdings LLC, Houston, a specialty industrial distributor of pipe, valves, fittings, and related products, has announced that it will integrate Main Steel Polishing Co. Inc. and Metals Inc. to operate as a single organization within its Fabrication & Distribution Services business...

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Cambridge Intl. appoints CFO

August 15, 2013

Cambridge Intl. Inc., Cambridge, Md., a manufacturer of metal belting and wire cloth, has appointed John Belza as CFO. He served most recently as CFO of Carat Security Group. Belza has 30 years of experience as a strategic financial professional with public companies across multiple industries,...

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