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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Kloeckner Metals named exclusive distributor for Double Stone Steel

October 9, 2014

Kloeckner Metals, Roswell, Ga., has been named an exclusive distributor for Double Stone Steel, marketing PVD-coated stainless and aluminum sheet products. Under this agreement, Kloeckner also will market related fabrication services, antifingerprint and antimicrobial coating options, and stainless...

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The Aluminum Association announces award winners

October 9, 2014

The Aluminum Association, Arlington, Va., has announced that Mike Zoll, director of safety at Novelis, has received the Marlan Boultinghouse Award for industry leadership, and Dick Schultz, managing director at Ducker Worldwide, has received the newly created Chairman's Award, which recognizes a...

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Novelis receives two European Aluminum Awards

October 8, 2014

Novelis, Atlanta, a provider of aluminum rolling and recycling, has received two 2014 European Aluminum Awards. Organized by the Dutch Aluminium Center, the European Aluminium Association (EAA,) and the German Aluminium Association (GDA), the awards recognize efficient and forward-thinking uses of...

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Greer Steel adds to management team

October 8, 2014

Dover, Ohio-based Greer Steel Co., a provider of cold-rolled strip steel, has expanded its management team. Scott Rummel has been named plant manager. He has more than 16 years of experience as an operations manager, including managing operations in flat-rolled steel sheet finishing. He also has...

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Tube City IMS receives 48 safety awards from the National Slag Association

October 6, 2014

Pittsburgh-based Tube City IMS Corp., a provider of outsourced industrial services to steel mills worldwide, has announced that a number of its sites have received a total of 48 safety awards from the National Slag Association (NSA) for 2013. The awards recognize superior performance as measured...

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Constellium acquires Wise Metals

October 6, 2014

Constellium, an aluminum products fabricator based in Schiphol-Rijk, Netherlands, has acquired Wise Metals, Muscle Shoals, Ala., a producer of aluminum can stock for the beverage industry. Constellium plans to invest up to $750 million by 2022 to increase Wise's current hot mill capacity to 1.5...

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Alcoa opens world’s largest aluminum-lithium aerospace plant in Indiana

October 3, 2014

Alcoa, a provider of lightweight metals technology, engineering, and manufacturing, has opened what it says is the world’s largest aluminum-lithium plant in Lafayette, Ind., where it produces third-generation aluminum-lithium alloys for the aerospace industry. Aircraft manufacturers are...

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Novelis opens world’s largest aluminum recycling facility

October 1, 2014

Novelis has opened what it says is the world’s largest aluminum recycling center, located adjacent to its rolling mill in Nachterstedt, Germany. The $258 million recycling center will process up to 400,000 metric tons of aluminum scrap annually, turning it back into high-value aluminum ingots to...

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Diehl Steel receives trophy in Tri-State Family and Private Business of the Year Awards

September 26, 2014

Cincinnati-based Diehl Steel collected the runner-up trophy at the Tri-State Family and Private Business of the Year Awards for privately held companies that have been in business 50 years or more. The company has been supplying tool steel, alloy steel, CPM® powder metal, mold steel, carbon steel,...

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Aleris to add aluminum automotive body sheet capabilities in Kentucky

September 25, 2014

Cleveland-based Aleris will invest $350 million to upgrade capabilities at its aluminum rolling mill in Lewisport, Ky. Heat treatment and finishing capabilities will be added, including a new wide cold mill, two continuous annealing lines, and an automotive innovation center. The investment is...

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NanoSteel develops high-hardness alloy for crack-free additive manufacturing

September 24, 2014

The NanoSteel® Co., Providence, R.I., has announced the expansion of its engineered powders business into additive manufacturing. By leveraging its uniform metal matrix microstructures in the laser-sintering process, the company has built a crack-free, fully dense bulk sample. The firm’s...

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Big River Steel breaks ground on Arkansas mill

September 24, 2014

Big River Steel has broken ground in Osceola, Ark., on a $1.3 billion steel mill. Scheduled for completion in summer 2016, the plant is expected to employ more than 500 people. Nucor Steel has filed a federal lawsuit to block the project. Nucor operates two steel mills in the same county where...

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Direct Metals hires inside sales rep

September 22, 2014

Direct Metals, an international steel service center based in Kennesaw, Ga., has hired Bryce Vartenisian as inside sales representative. His responsibilities include developing sales quotes and maintaining the company’s inventory level. Vartenisian has a degree in business administration from...

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U.S. EPA requires cleanup, fines Sims Metal Management for polluting San Francisco Bay

September 19, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice have fined Sims Metal Management $189,500 for polluting San Francisco Bay with scrap metal debris in violation of the federal Clean Water Act. Since at least the early 1990s, Sims operated a conveyor belt without adequate...

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AK Steel completes acquisition of Severstal Dearborn

September 17, 2014

AK Steel, West Chester, Ohio, has completed its acquisition of Severstal North America's integrated steelmaking assets located in Dearborn, Mich. The transaction also included a cokemaking facility and interests in three joint ventures that process flat-rolled steel products. Dearborn Works...

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