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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U.S. pipe producers file petitions against welded stainless pressure pipe from India

October 1, 2015

Synalloy Corp. subsidiary Bristol Metals LLC, Felker Brothers Corp., Outokumpu Stainless Pipe Inc., and Marcegaglia USA have petitioned the Department of Commerce (DOC) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to apply antidumping and countervailing duties to imports of welded stainless...

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Union Corrugating announces changes to sales management structure

September 28, 2015

Union Corrugating, a manufacturer and distributor of metal roofing and siding products and accessories in Fayetteville, N.C., has realigned its sales management structure with the addition of two sales directors and three territory sales representatives. Paul Delellis, sales director for the...

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Central Steel & Wire employee named AWMI Volunteer of the Year

September 28, 2015

Central Steel & Wire Co., Chicago, has announced that employee Lynn Rodriguez has been awarded the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Women in the Metals Industries (AWMI) 2015 Volunteer of the Year. Rodriguez has worked for the company for 16 years, currently in the specialty metals...

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BGL Real Estate Advisors completes financing for Ferragon Corp.

September 24, 2015

Ferragon Corp. has received $22.3 million in financing to create a continuous annealing toll processing operation in Gibraltar, Mich., that will become operational in late 2016. Once complete, the 550,000-sq.-ft. facility will create about 100 new jobs for local residents. Based in...

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Sapa acquires Northwest Aluminum Specialties’ Oregon plan

September 23, 2015

Portland, Ore.-based Sapa, a provider of aluminum extrusions, building systems, and precision tubing, has completed an asset purchase agreement with Northwest Aluminum Specialties Inc. to acquire its casting plant in The Dalles, Ore. This facility brings Sapa's North American cast house network to...

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Norsk Titanium hires VP of marketing

September 23, 2015

Norsk Titanium AS (NTi), New York, a manufacturer of aerospace-grade titanium components using the patented Direct Metal Deposition (DMD) process, has hired Chip Yates as vice president of marketing. Yates served as a technology-marketing executive with The Boeing Company from 2001 to 2004 and...

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Steel Dynamics acquires steel decking facilities of Consolidated Systems Inc.

September 17, 2015

Steel producer and metal recycler Steel Dynamics Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind., has purchased from Consolidated Systems Inc. certain of its steel decking facilities, including associated assets and net working capital. These assets will become a part of Steel Dynamic's fabrication operations through its...

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Alcoa named to Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for 14th consecutive year

September 16, 2015

New York-based lightweight metals provider Alcoa has been named as one of the world’s leading companies for sustainability on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. Alcoa was again recognized as the aluminum industry leader on the Dow Jones World Index. Highlights of the company’s...

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Norsk Titanium appoints chief commercial officer

September 15, 2015

Norsk Titanium AS, New York, a manufacturer of titanium components for industrial applications, has hired Chet Fuller as chief commercial officer to lead the company’s sales and marketing, product strategy, and contracts teams. Fuller’s career spans more than three decades in the aviation...

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Ford, Alcoa collaborate on formable aluminum alloys

September 15, 2015

Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich., and Alcoa Inc., New York, are collaborating to produce next-generation automotive aluminum alloys designed to be formable and design-friendly. Ford will use Alcoa’s Micromill® automotive aluminum material in multiple components on the 2016 F-150®. The...

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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 | By Daniel J. Schaeffler

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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