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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Penn Stainless Products announces strategic alliance with Lehigh University

January 22, 2014

Penn Stainless Products, a distributor of stainless steel sheet, plate, bar, structural, pipe, and tubular products in Quakertown, Pa., and Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., have announced a collaborative effort to provide metal consumers with access to the expertise in Lehigh’s Materials...

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TCI Precision Metals names Global Equipment Co. as distributor

January 22, 2014

TCI Precision Metals has announced an agreement with Global Equipment Co. Inc. to distribute TCI’s machine-ready blanks through its printed catalog and its online store at www.globalindustrial.com. The blanks are available in 6061, 2024, 7075, 3003, and 5052 aluminum; 304 stainless; and 316...

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Leeco Steel to open Houston sales/distribution center

January 17, 2014

Leeco Steel, Lisle, Ill., a supplier of carbon, HSLA, heat-treated, and alloy plate steel, has purchased a facility in Houston to serve as a sales and distribution center. The company also operates a plant in Fort Worth, Texas. The new 67,000-sq.-ft. facility is equipped for distribution with...

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Nanocomp Technologies receives $18.5 million to expand production capacity

January 17, 2014

Nanocomp Technologies Inc., a developer of materials and products composed of its carbon nanotubes (CNTs), has been awarded $18.5 million in additional funding under the Defense Production Act Title III program (DPA Title III) to supply CNT yarn, sheet, tape, and slurry materials for the program...

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Manufacturer agrees to pay $1.1 million for violating False Claims Act

January 15, 2014

The Department of Justice has announced that Ohio-based Basco Mfg. Co. has agreed to pay $1.1 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting false customs declarations to avoid paying duties on aluminum extrusion from China that at the time were subject to...

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Report says consumers view AHSS as answer to vehicle safety, fuel efficiency

January 15, 2014

A recent market research study regarding the role of steel in automobiles—commissioned by the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute, and conducted by MindClick Global—shows an overwhelmingly positive perception of steel...

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North American aluminum industry makes big sustainability gains, study says

January 14, 2014

Energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions associated with primary aluminum production in the U.S. and Canada have declined significantly in recent years, according to a new, peer-reviewed life-cycle assessment (LCA) report released by the Aluminum Association, Arlington, Va. The study found major...

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Hussey Copper develops bacteria-killing copper home improvement products

January 14, 2014

Hussey Copper, a producer of electrical copper bar in Pittsburgh, has developed a line of antimicrobial, solid-surface home improvement products made of copper. The bathroom sinks, wall plates, push/pull plates, cabinet pulls, and tile are made of the company's EPA-registered MD-Cu29...

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Fine Tubes develops seamless titanium tubing for Airbus, Liebherr

January 14, 2014

Fine Tubes Ltd., Plymouth, U.K., has announced it is producing seamless Grade 9 and Grade 5 titanium tubing for Airbus and Liebherr. The tubing is used for the high-pressure hydraulic systems required for the Airbus A380 aircraft and for the high lift transmission systems designed and produced by...

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Aleris recognized by the U.K.'s Ministry of Defense

January 14, 2014

Aleris, a provider of aluminum rolled products and extrusions based in Cleveland, has been recognized by the U.K.'s Ministry of Defense (MOD) for the role that its aluminum defense products played in improving the protection of the Warrior armored vehicle. According to the MOD, the upgraded...

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AHSS featured on 2014 North American Truck of the Year

January 14, 2014

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute, Washington, D.C., has announced that the 2014 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year (NACTOY) truck award winner again features a significant amount of advanced high-strength steel...

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Cargill to build eighth U.S. steel processing plant in Colorado

January 9, 2014

Cargill has announced plans to build its eighth U.S. steel processing center to help meet the increasing demands for steel products in the manufacturing and shale oil industries. Construction of the 60,000-sq.-ft. steel processing and distribution facility is scheduled to begin in early 2014 in...

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John Buras

Alloy Metals and Tubes Intl. names inside sales rep

January 7, 2014

Alloy Metals and Tubes Intl. Inc. (AMTI), Houston, has hired John Buras as an inside sales representative. In this role, he works cooperatively with AMTI's business development, outside sales, and distribution team members to expand the company's existing customer base, secure new customers,...

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American to build spiral-welded pipe facility in Michigan

December 11, 2013

American, Birmingham, Ala., has announced plans to build a new spiral-welded pipe facility in Flint, Mich. The facility initially will support the Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA) project recently awarded to American, and later other regional water infrastructure projects. The KWA pipeline,...

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Nippon Steel, ArcelorMittal to buy Alabama steel plant

December 5, 2013

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal and ArcelorMittal have announced that they are close to a $2 billion deal to buy an Alabama factory from Germany's ThyssenKrupp. According to the Nikkei economic daily, Nippon Steel of Japan and Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal have reached a basic accord with...

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