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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Central Steel & Wire launches website

September 14, 2015

Chicago-based Central Steel & Wire Co., a distributor of processed, fabricated, and unprocessed ferrous and nonferrous metals, has launched an enhanced website with increased functionality at www.centralsteel.com. The website is designed to be a resource for reference and educational materials...

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Sheet aluminum alloys for cans and cars

September 14, 2015

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Not all aluminum sheet is created equal. It pays to know your grades before selecting the type for your job.

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Andes Coil Processors adds rail service

September 11, 2015

Andes Coil Processors LLC has announced that it now is able to accept railcars via Norfolk Southern Railroad to and from its toll processing facility in Gary, Ind. The routing location within the Norfolk Southern system is the Burns Harbor, Ind., station. The company recently increased its...

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AP&C installs fourth and fifth atomization reactors

September 9, 2015

AP&C, the Montreal-based metal powder manufacturing subsidiary of Arcam AB, is building its fourth and fifth reactors, adding significant capacity to its titanium and nickel superalloy powder manufacturing operation. AP&C uses proprietary technology for plasma atomization. The new technology...

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Chicago Tube and Iron names VP of information technology

September 9, 2015

Chicago Tube and Iron, Romeoville, Ill., has announced the promotion of Chris Prodoehl to vice president information technology. Prodoehl is a graduate of DePaul University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in information systems. He also has completed MSCI’s Strategic Metals...

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Forming sheet stock

September 8, 2015

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Columnist Gerald Davis demonstrates the flexibility of forming tools in CAD modeling by working on the body of a not-ready-for-prime-time tricycle.

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Andes Coil Processors adds warehouse and storage facility in Texas

September 4, 2015

Steel toll processing company Andes Coil Processors LLC has opened a 54,000-sq.-ft. warehouse and storage facility in Dallas to complement its existing 109,000-sq.-ft. facility in Lewisville, Texas. The warehouse offers short-track rail service five days a week. In phase 1, the new facility is...

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Alcoa expands R&D center to increase additive manufacturing capabilities

September 4, 2015

Lightweight metals provider Alcoa, New York, is expanding the Alcoa Technical Center near Pittsburgh to accelerate the development of advanced 3-D printing materials and processes. The company will produce materials designed for additive technologies to meet increasing demand for complex,...

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SAF West opens Oregon sales office

September 3, 2015

SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co.), Atlanta, has opened the SAF Northwest sales office in Salem, Ore. It is managed by Peter Stauffer, who was promoted to account manager of Pacific Northwest from his previous position in sales at the company’s SAF West facility in Redding, Calif. The new...

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Penn Stainless Products to open distribution facility in Pennsylvania

September 3, 2015

Penn Stainless Products, a distributor and processor of stainless steel products, has announced the construction of a 35,000-sq.-ft. distribution and transfer facility in Jackson Center, Pa. Scheduled to open on Nov. 1, the plant will offer next-day flatbed delivery to area customers for stock...

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Will this stainless steel weld rust?

September 3, 2015

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Is a stainless weld truly passivated, or will some unexpected rust emerge down the road? New testing technology, used in-house by fabricators, helps answer this question

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AISI presents Steel Champion Award to Ohio senator

September 1, 2015

AK Steel, West Chester, Ohio, has announced that Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, was presented with the AISI 2015 Congressional Steel Champion Award at AK Steel’s Zanesville, Ohio, works. The award recognizes Portman for his dedication to and support of the U.S. steel industry and its employees....

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Central Tube and Bar opens expanded facility in Oklahoma

August 31, 2015

Central Tube and Bar (CTB) has opened a 55,000-sq.-ft. facility in Tulsa, Okla. Steady growth in its regional customer base and the addition of new processing equipment motivated the search for a larger facility. The company is a supplier and processor of tube and bar products, including round,...

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Perforated Tubes completes warehouse in Michigan

August 26, 2015

Perforated Tubes Inc. has completed construction of a 32,000-sq.-ft. warehouse next to its manufacturing plant in Ada, Mich. The warehouse opens up manufacturing space previously used for storing raw materials and finished products. The company provides perforated metal pipe to the automotive,...

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ThyssenKrupp announces departure of Copper and Brass Sales executive VP/COO

August 25, 2015

ThyssenKrupp Materials NA Inc., a provider of production materials and integrated services in Southfield, Mich., has announced that Vern Ginunas, executive vice president and COO of the Copper and Brass Sales division, will be stepping down from the company effective Dec. 31 in his official...

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