Metals/Materials News

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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Increasing use of recycled steel spurs growth in the global steel scrap market, says report

March 11, 2015

Global Industry Analysts Inc. (GIA), San Jose, Calif., has released “Steel Scrap: A Global Strategic Business Report.” The global market for steel scrap is projected to reach 793 million metric tons by 2020, driven by the growing demand for steel and increasing shift toward the use of electric...

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Schnitzer Steel Industries named as 2015 World's Most Ethical Company

March 10, 2015

Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc., a Portland, Ore.-based manufacturer and exporter of recycled ferrous metal products, has been recognized by the Ethisphere® Institute as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company®. The designation recognizes organizations that have had a material impact on the way...

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Universal Steel upgrades stretcher to process 1-in.-thick material

March 9, 2015

Cleveland-based Universal Steel, a flat-rolled-steel service center with emphasis on hot-rolled, cold-rolled, and coated carbon steels, has announced that its stretcher-leveler has received a number of upgrades to allow the machine to stretch and cut steel up to 1 in. thick in widths up to 74 in....

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Alcoa to acquire RTI Intl. Metals

March 9, 2015

New York-based Alcoa has signed a definitive agreement to acquire RTI Intl. Metals Inc., Pittsburgh, a global supplier of titanium and specialty metal products and services for the commercial aerospace, defense, energy, and medical device markets. RTI’s titanium operations span midstream...

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SMS Meer to install heat treatment line at TimkenSteel

March 3, 2015

SMS Meer, Düsseldorf, has received an order from TimkenSteel to design, construct, and install a complete heat treatment system at its Gambrinus complex in Canton, Ohio. The line will process up to 10 tons/hr. of tubes and bars from 4 to 13 in. dia. and a variety of different steel grades. The...

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Alcoa completes acquisition of TITAL

March 3, 2015

New York-based Alcoa has completed the acquisition of privately held TITAL, a manufacturer of titanium and aluminum structural castings for aircraft engines and airframes, based in Bestwig, Germany. TITAL establishes titanium casting capabilities in Europe for Alcoa and expands the company’s...

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Sapa to supply structural aluminum tubing for new Ford F-150

March 2, 2015

Chicago-based aluminum extrusion company Sapa has announced its partnership with Ford to supply the 2015 F-150® with structural aluminum tubing and provide ongoing development support for future aluminum extrusion applications. The truck, which features a high-strength, military-grade,...

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Aleris completes sale of Recycling and Specification Alloys businesses

February 27, 2015

Aleris, a provider of aluminum rolled products based in Cleveland, has completed the sale of its Recycling and Specification Alloys businesses to an affiliate of Signature Group Holdings. The sale includes 18 production facilities in North America and six in Europe. The sale allows the company...

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United States Steel Corp. appoints VP/controller

February 25, 2015

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has promoted Colleen M. Darragh to the position of vice president and controller. She has served as acting controller since July 2014. Darragh joined U. S. Steel in 2006 as director - external reporting and advanced through a series of increasingly...

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AK Steel to build $36 million Research and Innovation Center in Ohio

February 24, 2015

AK Steel, a producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless, and electrical steel products, has selected Middletown, Ohio, as the site for its new, $36 million Research and Innovation Center. Groundbreaking is set for late spring or early summer of...

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North American aluminum demand grows 5.0 percent in 2014

February 24, 2015

The aluminum industry in the U.S. and Canada had year-over-year demand growth of 5.0 percent through the end of 2014, according to preliminary data released by the Aluminum Association, Arlington, Va. The estimated 25.5 billion lbs. of aluminum shipped by North American producers and fabricators...

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Ferragon acquires Steel Rolling Holdings

February 24, 2015

Cleveland-based Ferragon Corp. has acquired the Steel Rolling Holdings (SRH) facility in Gibraltar, Mich., and has renamed it Ferrolux Metals Co.- Gibraltar Plant. The acquisition effectively doubles the Ferrolux presence in Detroit, with the Gibraltar facility providing batch annealing, temper...

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Primetals Technologies to modernize rebar rolling line for KWTSteel

February 23, 2015

Primetals Technologies, London, has received an order from United Steel Industrial Co. (KWTSteel), a Kuwait-based steel producer, to modernize its rebar rolling mill in the Shuaiba Industrial Area, Kuwait. The rolling mill will be equipped with an inline Pomini quenching system and a new...

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Goodfellow introduces comprehensive custom manufacturing services

February 19, 2015

Coraopolis, Pa.-based Goodfellow, a supplier of small to medium quantities of high-quality metals and other materials for research and product design, has expanded its offering to include custom manufacturing and finishing of components to customer specifications. The company can help...

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Wismarq Industries names CEO

February 18, 2015

Wismarq Industries LLC, Oconomowoc, Wis., a provider of coil coating services for steel and aluminum products, has appointed Andrew Paskin as CEO. Paskin has 30 years of experience in the metals industry, including senior leadership positions in strategic business units within Noranda Aluminum...

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