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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Inductoheat names process metallurgist/laboratory supervisor

August 22, 2013

Inductoheat Inc., a provider of induction heating technologies in Madison Heights, Mich., has promoted Sean Tarpinian to the new position of process metallurgist/laboratory supervisor. He supervises lab personnel and allocates laboratory equipment as required to meet customer expectations....

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Nucor Building Systems earns VPP certification

August 22, 2013

Nucor Building Systems (NBS) Texas facility, Terrell, Texas, has received Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star status by the U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA. OSHA's VPP is a self-managed safety regulatory compliance program intended to identify corporate leaders in occupational safety and...

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Shale-Inland Holdings to integrate Main Steel Polishing, Metals Inc.

August 22, 2013

Shale-Inland Holdings LLC, Houston, a specialty industrial distributor of pipe, valves, fittings, and related products, has announced that it will integrate Main Steel Polishing Co. Inc. and Metals Inc. to operate as a single organization within its Fabrication & Distribution Services business...

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Cambridge Intl. appoints CFO

August 15, 2013

Cambridge Intl. Inc., Cambridge, Md., a manufacturer of metal belting and wire cloth, has appointed John Belza as CFO. He served most recently as CFO of Carat Security Group. Belza has 30 years of experience as a strategic financial professional with public companies across multiple industries,...

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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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Inspiring fabrication: Making the top of One World Trade Center

July 29, 2013

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Kammetal Inc. of Brooklyn, N.Y., just fabricated a bit of history-cladding for the beacon atop the (fittingly) 1,776-feet-tall One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. Company president Sam Kusack tells the story. Read the article.

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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Hands-free UV-A LED light source suitable for yoke inspection - TheFabricator.com

Hands-free UV-A LED light source suitable for yoke inspection

July 22, 2013

Spectronics Corp. has introduced the EK-3000 EagleEye™ UV-A/white light LED inspection kit for magnetic particle inspection. It enables NDT inspectors to detect fluorescent flaws in ferrous materials. This portable kit features a compact, battery-operated inspection lamp. It has two...

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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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Metalworking fluid inhibits bacterial problems

July 10, 2013

Lubricut 1117 from Chemtool Inc. is a chlorine-free, semisynthetic-based metalworking fluid designed for daily and general applications with aluminum and ferrous alloys. It is formulated for lubricity, wetting, multimetal corrosion prevention, and biostatic protection. The emulsifier and...

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