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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Outside salesperson joins OFR Metals

March 19, 2013

O’Neal Flat Rolled Metals (OFR Metals), Birmingham, Ala., has hired Tina Feraci as the newest member of its sales team. A 30-year veteran of the flat-rolled industry, she primarily serves customers in Georgia and South Carolina. OFR Metals is a supplier of carbon, stainless, and aluminum...

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Ferrolux doubles slitting, inspection capacity at Detroit facility - TheFabricator.com

Ferrolux doubles slitting, inspection capacity at Detroit facility

March 14, 2013

Ferrolux Metals Co. of Michigan LLC has added a second Herr Voss/Stamco cold-rolled slitting and inspection line at its Detroit facility. A duplicate of an existing line, the new line doubles the company's capability to provide slitting and inspection for automakers and other critical-finish...

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JMC Steel reorganizes, names new Atlas HSS and Piling president

March 14, 2013

JMC Steel Group, Chicago, has announced the reorganization of its commercial and operation groups into distinct business units, organized by product line. As part of that reorganization, the company has named Tom Muth as president of its Atlas HSS and Piling Business. He has full management...

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Chicago Tube and Iron to expand Minnesota distribution center

March 13, 2013

Chicago Tube and Iron Co. (CTI), Romeoville, Ill., a distributor of steel tubing, bar, pipe, valves, and fittings, has announced plans for a $5.7 million expansion of its metals distribution center located in Eagan, Minn. The facility, home to the company's St. Paul Division, serves as a major hub...

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Central Steel and Wire appoints director of sales

March 13, 2013

Chicago-based metal service center Central Steel & Wire Co. has appointed Harry Kiafoulis as director of sales, East region. Based in Detroit, he is responsible for sales in lower Michigan and northern Ohio. Kiafoulis has more than 15 years of experience in the automotive and metal markets....

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Greer Steel adds full service center capabilities to Ohio operation

March 6, 2013

Greer Steel, a producer of cold-rolled strip steel, has completed an expansion of its Dover, Ohio, operation to include full service center capabilities. The expansion of capabilities includes a new 13,000-sq.-ft. addition to the operational portion of the site. The facility now provides all of...

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Solar Atmospheres names project engineer

March 6, 2013

Solar Atmospheres, a provider of commercial vacuum heat treating services in Souderton, Pa., has hired Dorran Schultz as a project engineer. He has more than 25 years of experience in R&D. His initial assignment is to conduct a study of metal oxides and nitrides related to part surface color...

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Corrosion Materials moves Houston operation to new facility

February 18, 2013

Corrosion Materials, a distributor of corrosion-resistant alloys, has moved to a new, 30,000-sq.-ft. facility in Houston. The move into a larger facility allows the company to expand its inventory to include sheet, pipe, flanges, and fittings. In addition to stock, production capabilities have...

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NanoSteel names VP/GM of powder metallurgy

February 18, 2013

The NanoSteel® Co., Providence, R.I., a provider of nanostructured steel materials design, has hired Harald Lemke as vice president and general manager of powder metallurgy. In this role, he leads the commercialization of alloys into the powder metallurgy industry. Initial target industries for...

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Tubes offered in ODs as thin as thread - TheFabricator.com

Tubes offered in ODs as thin as thread

February 18, 2013

Goodfellow Corp. offers very-small-OD tubes in a variety of materials. The company can produce tubes in 99.95 percent gold with an OD as small as 0.006 in., in lengths from inches to large production runs. The company also has 37 other pure metal, alloy, and polymer ultrathin tubes with ODs up...

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New large sizes added to HSS product line

February 18, 2013

Atlas Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, has expanded its Jumbo HSS product line with two new sizes of square hollow structural sections. In addition to offering sections in wall thicknesses of 0.500 to 0.875 in., the company now offers 18- and 20-in.-square HSS in 0.375-in. wall thickness....

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ITA accepting nominations for $20,000 Titanium Applications Development Award

February 14, 2013

The International Titanium Association, Northglenn, Colo., currently is accepting nominations for the Titanium Applications Development Award, a $20,000 development grant awarded annually to individuals or organizations showing significant achievement toward improving and expanding the use of...

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum to acquire Metals USA Holdings

February 12, 2013

Metals service center Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, has announced plans to acquire Metals USA Holdings Corp., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a provider of products and services in the heavy carbon steel, flat-rolled steel, nonferrous metals, and building products markets. The transaction...

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Free event offers students chance at internship opportunities

February 11, 2013

Atlas Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, a producer of steel tubular products and HSS, will host its annual DFI Student Day on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at the Atlas Pipe Piles Chicago manufacturing mill. Atlas Tube and the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) welcome engineering students to the mill...

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