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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AGA presents 2015 Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards

May 14, 2015

The American Galvanizers Association (AGA), Centennial, Colo., has announced the winners of the 2015 Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards. More than 100 projects were submitted, representing the versatility of hot-dip galvanizing. All submissions were judged online by a panel of architects and...

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Novelis appoints senior VP/chief HR officer

May 14, 2015

Atlanta-based aluminum roller and recycler Novelis has appointed H.R. Shashikant to the position of senior vice president and chief human resources officer. He previously served as group executive president, group human resources, for the Aditya Birla Group (ABG), the Mumbai-based conglomerate of...

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SMDI recognizes Nissan for use of AHSS

May 14, 2015

The Seel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), has awarded Nissan Motor Co. the Automotive Excellence Award for implementing advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) to reduce mass in body-in-white structures while also reducing cost....

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The unique characteristics of dual-phase steels

May 7, 2015

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The microstructure of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) can be tailored to produce specific properties that are engineered for each application. This is why usage of AHSS grades is growing in the automotive industry, and dual-phase (DP) steels are leading the way.

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Novelis inducted into Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Circular Economy 100

May 7, 2015

Novelis, a provider of aluminum rolling and recycling, has been inducted into the Circular Economy 100 (CE100), a global platform that brings together companies, innovators, cities, and regions to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. As part of its membership in the CE100, Novelis...

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MSCI elects board chairman

May 6, 2015

The Metal Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has elected Richard Robinson, chairman and CEO of Norfolk Iron & Metal in Norfolk, Neb., as chairman of the board effective July 1. Robinson has served as a vice chairman of the association and succeeds David H. Hannah, president...

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World demand for copper to reach 36 million metric tons in 2019

May 5, 2015

Global demand for copper metal (produced from refined copper and recycled scrap) is projected to advance 4.2 percent per year through 2019 to 36.0 million metric tons, valued at $261 billion, according to “World Copper,” a new study from The Freedonia Group Inc., a Cleveland-based industry...

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ASD announces winner of 2014 Steel Man of the Year Award

May 5, 2015

The Association of Steel Distributors (ASD), Chicago, has named Michael G. Rippey, chairman of ArcelorMittal USA, as the winner of the 2014 Steel Man of the Year Award. The award recognizes Rippey’s many contributions to the steel industry since joining Inland Steel in 1984. He led the 2014...

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SMDI VP featured speaker at 2015 AWMI Detroit Chapter annual dinner

April 30, 2015

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), Southfield, Mich., has announced that Jody Hall, vice president for the automotive market, was the featured speaker at the 2015 Association of Women in the Metal Industries (AWMI) Detroit Chapter Annual Industry Dinner, held April 28. "I know how...

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JMC Steel Group announces investment in VectorBloc

April 29, 2015

JMC Steel Group, Chicago, has announced it will provide capital and technical expertise for the support and development of VectorBloc, a structural connection system for modular construction developed by Vector Praxis, Toronto. The main purpose of JMC’s investment is to develop the system’s...

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Stainless tube imports from Asia continue massive surge

April 29, 2015

Imports of seamless stainless steel tube from China and Japan continue to surge into the U.S. market at a rapid pace, according to the Stainless Steel Tube Trade Advancement Committee (SSTTAC). "Imports from China and Japan in 2014 increased by nearly 1,800 tons, accounting for all of the growth...

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Stainless steel U-handles suitable for welding

April 29, 2015

J.W. Winco Inc. offers GN 425.3 stainless steel cabinet U-handles with no mounting threads. Available in metric sizes, the RoHS-compliant handles are designed for applications that require the handle to be welded or for applications that require special threads or holes for mounting. The...

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Heidtman Steel commissions new Indiana slitting facility

April 28, 2015

Toledo, Ohio-based Heidtman Steel, a provider of flat-rolled carbon steel, has fully commissioned its newest slitting plant in East Chicago, Ind. The 120,000-sq.-ft. building features a new Alcos slitter, designed to process AHSS. The line can slit materials from 0.015 to 0.250 in. thick and up...

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Structural steel offers high strength with light weight

April 28, 2015

SSAB has introduced Strenx high-strength structural steel. It is designed for applications in which structural strength and weight savings are key competitive factors, such as the lifting, handling, and transportation industries. It also is suitable for use in agricultural machinery, the frames of...

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ASD metal services named as distributor for Vallourec sections

April 27, 2015

ASD metal services, a mill-independent steel stockholder in the U.K. and ROI, has been chosen as a preferred business partner of Vallourec to distribute its Oceanfit® seamless hollow sections. Designed for demanding offshore environments, the sections comprise fine-grain, high-strength steels...

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