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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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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How to work with your industrial plating provider

August 10, 2015

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When it comes to working with your plating provider, good communication is key. The more your plater knows, the better the plating results will be.

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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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Part identication in manufacturing: A mark of improvement

August 4, 2015

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The industrial marker is so pervasive that it’s often taken for granted. But it’s really a tool just like any other on the shop floor, and one marker doesn’t work for every application.

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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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Industrial Perforators Association updates online Knowledge Center

July 22, 2015

The Milwaukee-based Industrial Perforators Association (IPA) has refreshed the look and functionality of its online Knowledge Center. The site, at www.iperf.org/knowledge-center, serves as a central resource of education and information on how to apply, specify, buy, design, and build with...

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Norsk Titanium receives investment from RTI International Metals

July 20, 2015

Norsk Titanium AS (NTi), a Norway-based manufacturer of titanium components for industrial applications, has announced that RTI International Metals Inc., a supplier of titanium and specialty metal products and services, has become a strategic investor and minority partner with the company....

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A closer look at low-carbon sheet steels

July 20, 2015

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Ever wonder what makes up low-carbon steel? Material expert Daniel Schaeffler provides a quick overview.

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