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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Aleris signs multiyear agreement to supply Boeing

February 20, 2014

Cleveland-based Aleris, a provider of aluminum rolled products and extrusions, aluminum recycling, and specification alloy production, has signed a multiyear agreement with Boeing to supply aluminum aerospace plate and sheet from its production facility in Koblenz, Germany. Boeing and Aleris...

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Herr-Voss Stamco provides three-roll flattener to FerrouSouth

February 14, 2014

Herr-Voss Stamco, Callery, Pa., has engineered, manufactured, and integrated a new three-roll flattener into FerrouSouth’s existing Herr-Voss Stamco cut-to-length line in Iuka, Miss. With the addition of the flattener, FerrouSouth now can process high-strength steel up to 0.5 by 96 in. The...

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Timken Co. files initial Form 10 for TimkenSteel Corp.

February 13, 2014

The Timken Co., Canton, Ohio, has announced that TimkenSteel Corp., its newly formed subsidiary that will hold the company's steel business, has filed an initial Form 10 Registration Statement with the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The filing relates to the previously announced...

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Material verification provided through classic, advanced processes

February 13, 2014

Keighley Labs’ chemical analysis department offers material verification services to aerospace manufacturers, the energy sector, rail industry, foundries, plating companies, galvanizers, component importers, and general engineers. In addition to classic wet chemistry, the company employs...

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Aluminum tough as steel? Does it matter?

February 12, 2014

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Scanning news sites this morning looking for something other than coverage of PAX, which I’m experiencing firsthand in the North Atlanta suburbs, I came across an interesting item on cnn.com—“Ford’s aluminum secret weapon.” The automaker is banking on its decision to build its...

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Aleris to acquire Nichols Aluminum

February 10, 2014

Cleveland-based Aleris has signed an agreement to acquire Nichols Aluminum LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quanex Building Products Corp. The acquisition includes two flat-rolled aluminum sheet production facilities in Davenport, Iowa; one in Decatur, Ala.; and one in Lincolnshire, Ill....

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Lincoln Electric, Case Western Reserve University team up for additive manufacturing research

February 7, 2014

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, and Case Western Reserve University have been awarded funding by America Makes to benchmark metal-layering technology using a Lincoln Electric-developed, laser-assisted, wire-based additive process. The $700,000 project, called High Throughput Functional Material...

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Stainless steel product line expanded

February 7, 2014

Rolled Alloys has announced the expansion of its 17-4 stainless steel product line, including rounds, plate, and welding consumables. The company now offers the round bar in sizes from 0.1875 to 12 in. dia. in standard lengths or cut to size. Multiple heat-treatment conditions also are...

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Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group acquires Tubexpress

February 4, 2014

The Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group, Zwijndrecht, Netherlands, has acquired Tubexpress, a Brazilian distribution company supplying pipes and tubes to the petrochemical and oil and gas industry. Tubexpress has branches in Osasco and São Carlos, Brazil, employing about 65 people. Van Leeuwen is...

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Wire rod producers file antidumping, countervailing duty petitions against China

February 4, 2014

A five-company coalition of U.S. producers of carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod — ArcelorMittal USA LLC, Charter Steel, Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel, Gerdau Ameristeel US Inc., and Keystone Consolidated Industries Inc. — has been joined by Nucor Corp. in filing an antidumping duty...

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Missouri S&T students to represent U.S. in international steelmaking event

February 4, 2014

Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Mo., has announced that two of its metallurgical engineering students will participate in an international steelmaking event in Belgium. Seth Rummel, a graduate student from Dickinson, N. D., and Allison (Sonny) Tengblad, a senior from...

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Missouri University of Science and Technology names chair of steelmaking technologies

February 4, 2014

Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Mo., has named Dr. Ronald J. O’Malley, the former chief metallurgist at Nucor Steel Decatur in Trinity, Ala., as the new F. Kenneth Iverson Endowed Chair of Steelmaking Technologies. The Iverson Chair was established in 2006 through a $2...

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Just Sinks uses 90 percent recycled material in stainless steel

January 31, 2014

Just Sinks, Franklin Park, Ill., the residential sinks division of Just Manufacturing Co., has announced that newly melted stainless steel used in the production of its stainless steel sinks and faucets contains 90 percent recycled material. Green efforts also affect byproducts of production,...

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The basics of crimped wire

January 30, 2014

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Precrimped woven wire mesh is a smaller part of the metal fabrication world, but it does have a significant presence in some industrial applications. This overview explains just how the mesh is created and gives metal fabricators an idea of the basic crimp styles that are available.

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Titanium Industries expands in Europe

January 30, 2014

Titanium Industries Inc. (T.I.) has opened a new sales office in Duisburg, Germany, with Thomas Ziert serving as sales manager. The company supplies metals and alloys including aluminum, alloy and stainless steels, beryllium/copper, nickel alloys, and titanium from nine U.S. facilities, as...

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