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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NIST, ASM Intl. collaborate on data repository project

July 10, 2013

The NIST Material Measurement Laboratory and ASM Intl., through its Computational Materials Data Network, have formed a collaboration: the Structural Materials Data Demonstration Project. The project will establish a data repository focused on metallic structural materials. The data repository,...

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Aluminum extrusion shipments for 2012 announced

July 8, 2013

PlaceholderThe Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., and The Aluminum Association Inc. (AAI), Arlington, Va., have released industry estimates of aluminum extrusion shipments in North America by major market for 2012. Domestic consumption of aluminum extrusions in the U.S. and Canada...

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Rolled Alloys' Richburg, S.C., facility certified to ISO 9001:2008/AS 9100C

June 13, 2013

Rolled Alloys has announced that its Richburg, S.C., facility has joined its seven other U.S. locations in earning ISO 9001:2008/AS 9100C certification. The company supplies and distributes stainless steel, nickel alloys, cobalt alloys, and titanium alloys in mill product forms to the aerospace...

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Catalog highlights new springs, mechanical coil spring struts

June 10, 2013

Associated Spring Raymond has released a new edition of the SPEC® catalog of stock springs and spring washers. It features new 316SS springs, exotic-alloy springs, disc springs, and Gen-II m-Struts®. The inventory includes more than 100 million compression, extension, torsion, and constant-force...

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United Performance Metals aids military veterans through Get Skills to Work program

June 10, 2013

United Performance Metals, a Hamilton, Ohio-based supplier of specialty stainless steel and high-temperature alloys, has joined The Institute for Veterans and Military Families, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, and the Manufacturing Institute in combining resources to take a...

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Baosteel orders Shapeline flatness system

June 10, 2013

Baosteel has placed an order for a flatness measurement system from Shapeline, Linköping, Sweden, to be installed at the high-strength steel plate mill at Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Shanghai. The laser-based flatness system is designed to measure up to 6.56-ft.-wide plates online with high...

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Wear-resistant steels available in heavier thicknesses

June 6, 2013

Ruukki now offers Raex wear-resistant special steel in thicknesses from 0.08 to 3.15 in. The thicker steels can be used to manufacture parts for heavy machinery and equipment designed for excavation, loading, transporting, and crushing ore in mines. The thinner grades are suitable for use in the...

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AK Tube plant recognized for safety performance

June 4, 2013

The Walbridge, Ohio, plant of AK Tube LLC, a subsidiary of AK Steel, has been recognized for outstanding safety performance by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene. The recognition is part of a collaborative safety awareness program established by the Northwest...

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SMDI names Lifetime Achievement Award recipient

June 3, 2013

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), Colorado Springs, Colo., a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), has announced William M. Heenan Jr. as the recipient of the 2013 Steel Market Development Institute Lifetime Achievement Award. Heenan was president of the Steel...

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High-strength, wear-resistant special steels available in tubes, hollow sections

May 29, 2013

Ruukki has developed special steels for applications in which tubes or hollow sections are required. Raex 400 wear-resistant steel's martensitic, homogenous microstructure throughout the tube wall helps to provide long life for wearing parts. The cold-formed steel tube is nearly three times harder...

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Chicago Tube & Iron division GM named to college advisory council

May 28, 2013

Chicago Tube & Iron Co., Romeoville, Ill., has announced that Steve West, general manager of its General Line Fabrication Division, has been invited to join the Mechanical Production Technology Advisory Council of Joliet Junior College. The purpose of the council is to provide guidance to the...

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Novelis, ThyssenKrupp Tailored Blanks to cooperate on tailored aluminum blank production

May 28, 2013

Novelis, an Atlanta-based aluminum recycler and provider of aluminum rolled products, and ThyssenKrupp Tailored Blanks, Duisburg, Germany, a manufacturer of customized steel products for the automotive industry, have signed a cooperation agreement for the development of tailored aluminum blanks....

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Precomponent blanks help reduce customer swarf - TheFabricator.com

Precomponent blanks help reduce customer swarf

May 23, 2013

Ovako has developed a line of precomponents machined from steel bar in various finishes and sizes. The material can be supplied to customers close to the final component size, helping to reduce transport costs and ensure that most of the swarf generated in machining remains at the steel mill....

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Reliance Steel CEO named MSCI chairman

May 23, 2013

The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has elected David H. Hannah, chairman and CEO of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, as its chairman of the board effective July 1. Hannah began his career as a CPA before joining Reliance in 1981. He was appointed a...

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Synalloy's Bristol Metals subsidiary files antidumping petitions

May 22, 2013

Synalloy Corp., Spartanburg, S.C., a holding company owning subsidiaries that engage in a number of diverse business activities including the production of stainless steel pipe and fabrication of stainless and carbon steel piping systems, has announced that its Bristol Metals LLC subsidiary, joined...

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