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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Marcegaglia USA, Phillips Metals partner to reach automotive market

January 24, 2013

Marcegaglia USA recently entered into a sales representation agreement with Phillips Metals Inc., Plainfield, Ill., to market and sell stainless and related nonferrous tubing and pipe to North American automotive customers. This exclusive sales arrangement provides Marcegaglia growth opportunity in...

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AK Steel announces spot market base price increase for carbon steel products

January 21, 2013

AK Steel said today that it is increasing current spot market base prices for all carbon flat-rolled steel products by $40 per ton, effective immediately with new orders. AK Steel produces flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steels, primarily for automotive, infrastructure and...

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Atlas Tube launches videos on HSS connections

January 17, 2013

Atlas Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, Chicago, has released the second part of its ongoing educational video series on steel hollow structural sections (HSS), "Designing with HSS." The new installment features videos about HSS connections. The new installment starts with a video called "Intro...

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Metal Supermarkets opens in Bolingbrook, Ill.

January 16, 2013

Metal Supermarkets® Bolingbrook, a supplier of small-quantity metals, has opened a franchise in Bolingbrook, Ill. Customers can buy any size or type of metal with no minimum order requirement. The new location serves manufacturing facilities, maintenance departments, tool- and diemakers,...

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United Performance Metals names regional account manager - TheFabricator.com

United Performance Metals names regional account manager

January 16, 2013

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has hired Kathy Esquerra as regional account manager at its West Coast location in LaMirada, Calif. She represents the company in northern California, central California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada. Esquerra has 18 years of experience in the...

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U.S. clad steel plate producers obtain favorable sunset review determination in ITC antidumping case

January 15, 2013

Domestic producers of clad steel plate are applauding the U.S. International Trade Commission's determination today that revoking the antidumping duty order on imports of clad plate from Japan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of injury to the U.S. industry. The ITC's...

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SAF-West opens anodizing line, adds capacity

January 11, 2013

With the start-up of its batch anodizing line, SAF-West, Redding, Calif., now has the same capabilities as the SAF plant in Atlanta. The Redding plant operations now include distribution of aluminum extrusions and sheet, fabrication, and anodizing for customers up and down the West Coast, with...

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Atlas Tube launches HSS online community forum

January 11, 2013

Steel tubular product and HSS provider Atlas Tube, Chicago, a division of JMC Steel Group, has launched Atlas Connection, a free online forum that provides support for professionals involved in the design and specification of HSS. By joining the site, found at www.atlasconnection.com, HSS...

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Accurate Perforating signs Conners Sales Group to exclusive mid-Atlantic territory

January 11, 2013

Accurate Perforating, Chicago, has signed Conners Sales Group as an independent sale representative providing architectural and building products to the mid-Atlantic region’s architectural market. Conners Sales Group represents manufacturers of glass and metal products for the architectural and...

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On-site repair product suitable for high loads

January 9, 2013

Diamant Coating Systems has introduced Multimetal Steel 1018, a repair product that combines high compressive strength, vibration damping, and long-term corrosion protection. The product was developed in Germany for the repair of steel and steel-composite bridges. It provides high compressive and...

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Three OFR Metals facilities receive ISO certification

January 7, 2013

O’Neal Flat Rolled Metals (OFR Metals), Brighton, Colo., has announced that its facilities in Birmingham, Ala.; Monroe Twp., N.J.; and Lynchburg, Va., have received ISO 9001:2008 certification for their quality management systems. The company supplies carbon, stainless, and aluminum flat-rolled...

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United Performance Metals develops new corporate video

January 4, 2013

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has created a new video titled "An Introduction to UPM." The one-minute video demonstrates the company's stainless steel sheet, stainless steel coil, and stainless steel plate processing capabilities. It also highlights the company’s online capabilities...

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Ametek Specialty Metal Products upgrades rolling capabilities

January 4, 2013

Ametek Specialty Metal Products (SMP), a manufacturer of metallurgical materials, has upgraded the rolling capabilities at its Eighty Four, Pa., plant. Improvements include a new, energy-efficient clad metal rolling mill with an increased-horsepower main rolling mill motor and advanced controls;...

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NanoSteel names president of automotive

December 17, 2012

The NanoSteel® Co., a provider of nanostructured steel materials design in Providence, R.I., has announced that Craig Parsons has joined the company as president of the automotive business. Based in the company's new metro Detroit office, he leads its automotive initiatives and drives adoption of...

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Charter Mfg. purchases Wells Mfg.

December 17, 2012

Charter Mfg Co., Mequon, Wis., a provider of steel and steel components, has announced it has acquired Dura-Bar and Dura-Bar Metal Services as part of its stock purchase of Illinois-based Wells Mfg. Co. As a result of the acquisition, Charter adds a fourth division focusing on specialty iron bar to...

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