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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Leeco Steel relocates Eastern Region sales office

August 14, 2013

Leeco Steel, a supplier of carbon, HSLA, heat-treated, and alloy plate steel based in Lisle, Ill., has moved its Eastern Region sales office to a new location in Wexford, Pa. The new space offers larger square footage for supporting customers in the Pittsburgh area....

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Solar Atmospheres presents vacuum furnace to ASM teaching facility

August 1, 2013

Solar Atmospheres Inc., Souderton, Pa., has donated a new vacuum furnace to ASM Intl. for its teaching lab. The $250,000 lab-sized furnace, dedicated in an official ribbon-cutting ceremony at ASM headquarters in Materials Park, Ohio, is a gift to commemorate ASM's 100th anniversary. Roger Jones,...

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NRC finalizes rules on using and distributing uranium, thorium

July 30, 2013

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has amended its regulations for products and materials containing unenriched uranium and thorium, also known as source material. The changes include new requirements for distributing source material and licensing its use. Manufacturers and importers of...

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ASTM Intl. announces Boedecker Award winner

July 30, 2013

Daniel Edelman, UCS development metallurgist at Nucor Corp., Crawfordsville, Ind., has received the Kenneth J. Boedecker Jr. Distinguished Service Award for his exemplary contributions to ASTM Intl. Committee A05 on metallic-coated iron and steel products. A graduate of Michigan Technological...

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O'Neal Industries acquires Vulcanium Metals

July 23, 2013

Metals service center O’Neal Industries, Birmingham, Ala., through its subsidiary United Performance Metals Inc., has acquired the assets of Vulcanium Metals, a stock/distributor and processor of titanium for aerospace, defense, and medical instrument applications with locations in Northbrook,...

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Atlas Tube sponsors UIC team for 2013 ASCE Great Lakes Student Conference - TheFabricator.com

Atlas Tube sponsors UIC team for 2013 ASCE Great Lakes Student Conference

July 15, 2013

Atlas Tube, Chicago, a division of JMC Steel Group, sponsored the eight-member University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) steel bridge team at this year's Great Lakes Student Conference, hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Atlas donated $1,000 to the UIC ASCE Student Chapter...

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Fine Tubes receives Nadcap accreditation

July 11, 2013

U.K.-based Fine Tubes has received accreditation from Nadcap for its standards in metal tube manufacture. This accreditation entitles the company to appear on the Qualified Manufacturers List for welding, defining it as dedicated to quality assurance. The company previously earned Nadcap...

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Fine Tubes joins with Superior Tube

July 11, 2013

Fine Tubes, a U.K.-based manufacturer of metal tubing for the aerospace, medical, chemical, nuclear power, and oil and gas sectors, has partnered with metal tubing manufacturer Superior Tube, Collegeville, Pa. Both companies are owned by Watermill Group. Through Superior Tube, Fine Tubes now can...

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NIST, ASM Intl. collaborate on data repository project

July 10, 2013

The NIST Material Measurement Laboratory and ASM Intl., through its Computational Materials Data Network, have formed a collaboration: the Structural Materials Data Demonstration Project. The project will establish a data repository focused on metallic structural materials. The data repository,...

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Aluminum extrusion shipments for 2012 announced

July 8, 2013

PlaceholderThe Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., and The Aluminum Association Inc. (AAI), Arlington, Va., have released industry estimates of aluminum extrusion shipments in North America by major market for 2012. Domestic consumption of aluminum extrusions in the U.S. and Canada...

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Rolled Alloys' Richburg, S.C., facility certified to ISO 9001:2008/AS 9100C

June 13, 2013

Rolled Alloys has announced that its Richburg, S.C., facility has joined its seven other U.S. locations in earning ISO 9001:2008/AS 9100C certification. The company supplies and distributes stainless steel, nickel alloys, cobalt alloys, and titanium alloys in mill product forms to the aerospace...

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United Performance Metals aids military veterans through Get Skills to Work program

June 10, 2013

United Performance Metals, a Hamilton, Ohio-based supplier of specialty stainless steel and high-temperature alloys, has joined The Institute for Veterans and Military Families, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, and the Manufacturing Institute in combining resources to take a...

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Baosteel orders Shapeline flatness system

June 10, 2013

Baosteel has placed an order for a flatness measurement system from Shapeline, Linköping, Sweden, to be installed at the high-strength steel plate mill at Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Shanghai. The laser-based flatness system is designed to measure up to 6.56-ft.-wide plates online with high...

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AK Tube plant recognized for safety performance

June 4, 2013

The Walbridge, Ohio, plant of AK Tube LLC, a subsidiary of AK Steel, has been recognized for outstanding safety performance by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene. The recognition is part of a collaborative safety awareness program established by the Northwest...

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SMDI names Lifetime Achievement Award recipient

June 3, 2013

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), Colorado Springs, Colo., a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), has announced William M. Heenan Jr. as the recipient of the 2013 Steel Market Development Institute Lifetime Achievement Award. Heenan was president of the Steel...

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