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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Rolled Alloys adds 20-in.-dia. cold saw

August 21, 2015

Windsor, Conn.-based Rolled Alloys has announced the addition of a new KASTOtec AC5. The 20-in.-dia. bar band saw is fully hydraulic and automatic. Its horizontal blade handles tools steels, as well as difficult-to-cut materials such as titanium, Hastelloy® alloy, and INCONEL® alloy. With...

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Midland Metal Industrial merges with Midland Metal

August 20, 2015

After 15 years of operating Midland Metal Industrial and Midland Metal as two separate companies, brothers Vince and Billy Hodes have merged the companies as Midland Metal Mfg. The company supplies brass fittings; ball valves; steel nipples; malleable iron fittings; red brass, bronze, stainless...

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U. S. Steel proposes permanent closure of certain operations in Alabama

August 17, 2015

Pittsburgh-based United States Steel Corp. has proposed intent to permanently close its blast furnace and associated steelmaking operations, along with most of the flat-rolled finishing operations, at Fairfield Works in Fairfield, Ala. Under this action, the blast furnace and associated...

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MSCI honors Sen. Joe Manchin for commitment to metals industry

August 14, 2015

The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has presented its Congressional Leadership Award to Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.) in recognition of his work on behalf of the metals industry. “In particular, Sen. Manchin is a leader on energy issues. He understands an...

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International Copper Association appoints president

August 14, 2015

The International Copper Association (ICA), New York, has appointed Anthony Lea as its new president. He previously served for 12 years as senior vice president, marketing and strategic planning, within the ICA. Lea holds an MBA from Warwick Business School and a bachelor’s degree in physics...

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Steel Market Development Institute names Nucor VP as chairman

August 12, 2015

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), Washington, D.C., has announced that Rick Blume, vice president, commercial for Nucor Corp., will succeed Dan Mull, executive vice president, sales and marketing, ArcelorMittal USA, as...

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Metals Inc. appoints president

August 10, 2015

Tulsa, Okla.-based Metals Inc., a processor of primarily stainless steel and high-nickel alloy plate and sheet products and a portfolio company of Peak Rock Capital, has named David Zahner as president. Zahner has more than 23 years of professional experience in the metals industry, most...

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Penn Stainless to host stainless steel seminar Sept. 15

August 6, 2015

Penn Stainless Products, Quakertown, Pa., a distributor and processor of stainless steel products, will present a free technical seminar on stainless steel on Sept. 15, 2015, at the Pittsburgh Marriott North, Cranberry Township, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Presented as part of the company’s...

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Metal Sales names president

August 6, 2015

Metal Sales™ Mfg. Corp., Louisville, Ky., a provider of metal panels for the construction industry, has appointed Nick Dowd as president. He joins the company after 16 years with Euramax Intl., a global manufacturer of building materials product. He began his career with Euramax as...

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High-performance alloys market rising at 4.2 percent CAGR

August 6, 2015

Albany, N.Y.-based Transparency Market Research's new market report, “High Performance Alloys Market (Non-ferrous Alloys, Platinum Group Metal Alloys, Refractory Metal Alloys and Superalloys) for Aerospace, Industrial Gas Turbines, Industrial, Automotives, Oil & Gas, Electronic & Electrical and...

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Ryerson acquires Southern Tool Steel

August 5, 2015

Metals distributor and processor Ryerson Holding Corp., Chicago, has acquired Southern Tool Steel (STS), a privately owned metals service center company based in Chattanooga, Tenn., specializing in bar and plate processing. STS has two locations and about 90 employees serving the southeastern...

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Aim Solder launches website

August 5, 2015

Aim Solder has launched a new website at www.aimalloys.com that provides quick access to product information, technical guides, safety data sheets, and technical data sheets. The Cranston, R.I.-based company is a provider of standard and custom industrial-grade metals and alloys for casting,...

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Rolled Alloys receives Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

August 3, 2015

Cincinnati-based Rolled Alloys has announced that it has received a 2014 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Co. issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Rolled Alloys maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the...

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All Metals completes facilities upgrade

July 28, 2015

All Metals has announced the completion of upgrades at its Spartanburg, S.C., processing facilities. The upgrades included construction of a new, climate-controlled storage bay that expands the total plant size to 225,000 sq. ft. and an on-site rail expansion that now allows the company to receive...

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H.C. Starck receives Boeing’s 2014 Silver Performance Excellence Award

July 27, 2015

Global materials supplier H.C. Starck has announced that its Fabricated Products Division has received the 2014 Boeing Performance Excellence Award, issued annually to suppliers who have achieved superior supplier performance. The company maintained a Silver composite rating for each month of...

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