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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Niles Expanded Metals & Plastics acquires MetalSpand Inc.

November 12, 2014

Niles Expanded Metals & Plastics has acquired a second expanded metal manufacturing center at MetalSpand in Waurika, Okla. The location now operates as MetalSpand by Niles. Additional services and products are being integrated into the MetalSpand by Niles daily operations. For instance,...

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Greer Steel completes major capital improvement initiative

November 12, 2014

Cold-rolled strip steel manufacturer Greer Steel Co. has completed a series of capital improvements undertaken in the past 18 months at its Dover, Ohio, plant and service center. The most recent improvements include increasing the packing line capacity, installing an oscillating line for small...

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MSCI offers Strategic Metals Management program

November 12, 2014

Rolling Meadows, Ill.-based Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), a metals industry trade association, offers the Strategic Metals Management program for metals industry CEOs facing such issues as a lack of skilled workers, concern over succession planning, and “building a strong bench” so...

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Metal Sales Mfg. provides roof, wall panels to Central Arizona College Maricopa Campus

November 12, 2014

Metal Sales™ Mfg. Corp., Louisville, Ky., has provided 133,000 sq. ft. of roof and wall panels to outfit the Central Arizona College (CAC) Maricopa Campus. The campus consists of three academic sheds and a central plant. The project team’s goal was to create highly sustainable structures that...

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Nucor Steel Louisiana announces equipment failure

November 11, 2014

Nucor Corp. has announced an equipment failure at Nucor Steel Louisiana. The failure is related to the process gas heater, which experienced a major failure on Nov. 2. There were no injuries, no environmental impact, and no damage to any other part of the direct reduced iron (DRI) facility as a...

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Diamond T Manufacturing Inc. launches new website

November 7, 2014

Greenville, Ga.-based Diamond T Manufacturing Inc.™, a manufacturer of specialty architectural features, has announced a new website at www.diamondtmanufacturing.com. It features the company’s custom-fabricated and -finished ornamental products for the commercial construction...

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AK Steel wins trade cases on nonoriented electrical steel

November 7, 2014

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has determined that the domestic industry producing nonoriented electrical steel (NOES) is materially injured by reason of dumped and subsidized imports from six countries. The final injury determination means that antidumping orders will be imposed...

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Samuel divisions receive Precision Resource Supplier Performance Award

November 6, 2014

Samuel, Son & Co. Ltd. divisions Samuel Midwest, Troy, Mich., and Samuel Automotive, Hamilton, Ont., have received the inaugural Supplier Performance Award from Precision Resource Inc. The divisions supply carbon steel and carbon strip steel to Precision Resource, which operates more than 100...

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Plymouth Tube appoints president/CEO

November 4, 2014

Warrenville, Ill.-based Plymouth Tube Co., a manufacturer of steel tubing and steel and titanium extruded shapes, has named Mark Baker its new president and CEO. Baker is the first nonfamily member to hold that position since the company’s founding in 1924. Baker joins the company as Donald...

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Steel offers guaranteed flatness after laser cutting

November 4, 2014

SSAB has introduced Laser Plus, a new generation of steels for laser cutting that comes with a guaranteed maximum flatness deviation of 3 mm/m after laser cutting and a bending radius of 0 to 1.5x material thickness. These features make it possible to meet the most challenging requirements in...

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Aerodyne Alloys receives ISO registration

November 3, 2014

South Windsor, Conn.-based Aerodyne Alloys has received a new certificate of registration to AS9120, Rev. A/ISO 9001:2008. The new registration encompasses the distribution and processing of specialty materials in sheet, plate, and bar forms with equipment including band saws, plate saws, waterjet...

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Aleris expands in Kentucky

October 30, 2014

Aleris has announced plans for a $350 million expansion to its 1.6 million-sq.-ft. mill in Lewisport, Ky. The expansion will allow the company to manufacture aluminum sheet for vehicle bodies, with shipping to begin by early 2017. The company expects to add 60 employees. "This is the next step...

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TMW to open toll processing center at Big River Steel in Arkansas

October 29, 2014

The Material Works Ltd. (TMW), Red Bud, Ill., has announced it will build a flat-rolled toll processing center adjacent to the new Big River Steel mill in Osceola, Ark. With construction beginning in Q2 2015, the facility is expected to be fully operational to coincide with Big River Steel’s...

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SWE honors NASA Glenn Research Center engineer with 2014 Achievement Award

October 29, 2014

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Chicago, has honored Frances Hurwitz, senior materials research engineer at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, with its 2014 Achievement Award. The Achievement Award, SWE's highest honor, is awarded to a woman at the pinnacle of her career who has made...

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Siemens to modernize pickling line for ArcelorMittal Asturias in Spain

October 29, 2014

Spanish steel producer ArcelorMittal Asturias has awarded Siemens Metals Technologies an order to completely modernize the pickling line at its Avilés plant. The aims of the project are to increase the capacity of the pickling line from 1.5 to 1.8 million metric tons per annum and to improve...

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