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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Majestic Steel USA named one of the best places to work in northeast Ohio

September 10, 2014

Cleveland-based Majestic Steel USA, a seller of prime, flat-rolled steel products, has been recognized by ERC as one of northeast Ohio's best places to work for top talent. This is the eighth time Majestic Steel has received the NorthCoast 99 Award, in addition to a number of other regional and...

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Aerodyne Alloys appoints territory manager for Southeast

September 10, 2014

Aerodyne Alloys LLC, South Windsor, Conn., a supplier and processor of high-temperature alloys including nickel, cobalt, titanium, and stainless steel, has hired Mike Mills as territory manager for the company’s Southeastern region, based at the Greenville, S.C., facility. Mills has 14 years...

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A shop floor that needs both the old and new

September 10, 2014

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Faspro Technologies has both the old and new: automated lasers and press brakes alongside rows of small manual presses. In a sense, the Arlington Heights, Ill., shop paints an accurate picture of modern manufacturing in the United States.

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OSHA cites Behr Iron & Steel recycling plant after worker fatality

September 5, 2014

Following the death of a worker at Behr Iron & Steel Inc.’s recycling facility in South Beloit, Ill., the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the company for seven willful and one serious safety violations. The company operates under the name Behr...

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Medical heat-treat process designed for 17-7 PH stainless steel

September 5, 2014

Solar Atmospheres has developed a three-step heat-treat process to austenite condition, in situ cool, and bright age harden 17-7 precipitation hardenable (PH) stainless steel in a vacuum furnace without breaking vacuum. This is desirable because it is difficult to keep 17-7 bright during the PH...

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Jason Industries announces merger of Morton Mfg. and Metalex

September 5, 2014

Milwaukee-based Jason Industries, parent company to a global family of manufacturers in the seating, finishing, components, and automotive acoustics markets, has announced that two of its companies—Morton Mfg. Co., a Libertyville, Ill.-based manufacturer of industrial safety grating and railroad...

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Steel Market Development Institute signs on as title sponsor of 2014 Texas Truck Rodeo

September 3, 2014

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), Washington, D.C., a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), has signed on as a title sponsor of the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) Texas Truck Rodeo. The rodeo brings journalists from throughout the U.S. to Texas to...

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ThyssenKrupp Materials NA launches customer portal

September 2, 2014

Production materials provider ThyssenKrupp Materials NA Inc., Southfield, Mich., has launched a new customer portal that allows customers of its Copper and Brass Sales Division to access a variety of real-time, account-specific information and account functions. The portal is optimized for mobile...

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Jindal Tubular USA acquires the assets of PSL North America

September 2, 2014

Jindal Tubular USA LLC, a step-down subsidiary of Jindal SAW and a manufacturer of large-diameter steel pipe, has acquired the assets of PSL North America LLC, Bay St. Louis, Miss. PSL NA is a manufacturer of large-diameter, high-pressure steel pipe using HSAW technology. The company’s...

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Metal Supermarkets opens Illinois location

September 2, 2014

Metal Supermarkets, a supplier of small-quantity metals, has opened a store in Niles, Ill., near Chicago. The company offers a variety of sizes and types of metal, cut to customer specifications with no minimum order requirement. The company serves manufacturing facilities, maintenance...

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Specialty Strip & Oscillating celebrates 20 years in business

September 2, 2014

Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc., Masury, Ohio, has marked its 20th anniversary selling conventional slit and oscillate coils. The company provides the coils in cold-rolled low-carbon, high-carbon, alloy, and stainless steels. The firm can provide coils with 20 to 25 miles of continuous...

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Ironworkers receive QR-code membership cards

August 29, 2014

Ironworkers and their employers now have immediate access to all training, certifications, and membership information with the scan of a code. The Iron Workers: The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers (IABSO&RIW), Pittsburgh, now uses a new...

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AMTI names senior outside sales rep

August 26, 2014

Houston-based Alloy Metals and Tubes Intl. (AMTI) has announced that Christopher Salinas has joined the company as senior outside sales representative. He is responsible for selling instrumentation tubing, as well as tubing used in measurement while drilling (MWD) and logging while drilling (LWD)...

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U.S. Steel closes McKeesport Tubular Operations

August 19, 2014

U.S. Steel has announced that it has idled its McKeesport Tubular Operations in McKeesport, Pa., for an indefinite period of time. The plant produced ERW standard line pipe. The plant closing affects 160...

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Association of Steel Distributors scholarship applications due Aug. 22

August 19, 2014

The Association of Steel Distributors (ASD), Chicago, with the support of member Keith Busse, chairman of the board at Steel Dynamics, is offering scholarships of up to $2,000 for children of ASD member employees who have been accepted to a two- or four-year college, graduate program, or vocational...

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