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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Tube Hollows Intl. relocates Maine headquarters

December 12, 2012

Tube Hollows Intl. has relocated its headquarters from Fryeburg, Maine, to a new, expanded facility in Windham, Maine. "The move has not only enabled us to obtain a new, larger facility with additions to our equipment capacities and capabilities, but it has enabled us to add and implement a...

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Atlas Tube releases new video on website

December 12, 2012

Atlas Tube has premiered the latest video in the "Designing with HSS" web series, "Use Jumbo HSS for Large Load Demands." This fourth installment in the video series, available at http://atlastube.com/jumbo-hss/designing-with-hss-jumbo-hss, explains how and why jumbo sections can help engineers...

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Atlas Tube donates materials to help rebuild Haiti trade school following earthquake

December 4, 2012

Atlas Tube, Chicago, a division of JMC Steel Group, has donated 16 tons of steel hollow structural sections (HSS) to help rebuild L'École Lakay, a trade school located in Haiti that was severely damaged in the 2010 earthquake. The town of Le Soleil, Haiti, was devastated by the earthquake; the...

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Heyco Metals enters specialty precision stainless steel market - TheFabricator.com

Heyco Metals enters specialty precision stainless steel market

November 30, 2012

Heyco Metals Inc., a manufacturer of light-gauge coil, sheet, and strip, has announced a new initiative to supply thin-gauge stainless steel strip to new and existing customers and distributors. Equipped with precision cluster and four-high rolling mills, high-temperature strand annealing, and...

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Industrial Tube & Steel opens new facility

November 28, 2012

Industrial Tube & Steel Corp., Kent, Ohio, has built a larger facility to hold more steel tubing inventory and allow additional custom cutting and faster loading capabilities. The new plant doubles the amount of warehouse and office space the company had at its previous facility. High ceilings...

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Pacesetter Steel Service names executive VP - TheFabricator.com

Pacesetter Steel Service names executive VP

November 28, 2012

Pacesetter, an Atlanta-based processor and distributor of coated, flat-rolled steel, has appointed Aviva Leebow to the position of executive vice president. Her previous positions include vice president for people and learning leader. An adviser on the Merit Brass board of directors, Leebow is...

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Corrosion Materials moves to new facility

November 26, 2012

Corrosion-resistant alloy distributor Corrosion Materials has moved its Houston operations to a new, 30,000-sq.-ft. facility. The larger plant allows the company to expand its inventory to include sheet, pipe, flanges, and fittings. The company also has increased its production capabilities to...

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Plymouth Tube employee named Chicago CFO of the Year

November 17, 2012

Plymouth Tube Co.'s Dave Barnes has received the 2012 Chicago CFO Of The Year® Award, Mid-Size Private Company category. The competition was hosted by Financial Executives International (FEI)-Chicago Chapter. The award is presented to a senior financial leader who has made significant...

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MidWest Materials marks 60 years in business, invests in equipment, technology

November 17, 2012

Steel service center MidWest Materials, Perry, Ohio, has completed a multimillion-dollar technology, equipment, and facility investment project. The announcement was part of the company's 60th anniversary celebration. MidWest Materials was co-founded by Joseph Koppelman in 1952 in a one-room...

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Small businesses provide addition to NASA's Curiosity rover

November 14, 2012

Metal Supermarkets, a small-quantities metal supplier in Minneapolis, and its client LOFTech Prototype Mfg. have announced their part in manufacturing the ChemCam, a part of NASA’s Curiosity rover. Metal Supermarkets supplied the stainless steel, and LOFTech manufactured the instrument. The...

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Copper alloy serves as beryllium-copper alternative

November 14, 2012

Ampco Metal has introduced AMPCOLOY® 944, a new copper-nickel-silicone-chromium alloy developed as an alternative to beryllium copper for industrial applications requiring a combination of strength and high thermal conductivity. It provides an average hardness of 28 HRC and thermal conductivity of...

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Ultrahigh-strength steel designed for auto industry applications

November 7, 2012

SSAB has developed Docol 1400 MZE ultrahigh-strength, electrogalvanized steel for automobile manufacturing applications. According to the company, the steel is strong, safe, lightweight, and corrosion-resistant while providing formability, weldability, and consistent mechanical properties....

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Wheatland Tube names general manager for fence, galvanized mechanical products

November 7, 2012

Wheatland Tube Co., Chicago, a division of JMC Steel Group, has announced that David Devine has joined the company as the general manager for fence and galvanized mechanical products. Devine has more than 19 years of experience in the mechanical tube market. Most recently he served as national...

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Benteler Steel/Tube selects Louisiana for U.S. expansion

November 5, 2012

Benteler Steel/Tube has announced it will build a new hot rolling tube mill in Caddo, La., strengthening the company's position in the North American oil country tubular goods (OCTG) market. The facility — a total investment of nearly $900 million — will be the company's first U.S. production...

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Central Steel invests in new band saw technology

November 5, 2012

Central Steel & Wire Co., a service center with headquarters in Chicago, has invested in new band saw technology for its Milwaukee distribution facility. A new Behringer horizontal band saw has been installed and is operational. According to Central Steel, the saw increases the company's...

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