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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Aleris appoints CEO

July 14, 2015

Cleveland-based Aleris has appointed Sean Stack to the position of CEO. He served most recently as executive vice president/CEO, Aleris North America. He succeeds Steve Demetriou, chairman and CEO since the company’s inception in 2004, who is leaving the company to pursue a new leadership...

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Universal names GM of sales

July 13, 2015

Universal Steel Co., a flat-rolled steel service center in Cleveland, has hired Dean Dolata as the general manager of sales. He has more than 20 years of experience in the steel service center market. Before joining the company, Dolata was general manager of Ryerson Cleveland. He also served as...

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ClarkDietrich receives ISO-compliant EPDs for steel framing products

July 13, 2015

ClarkDietrich™ Building Systems, a West Chester, Ohio-based manufacturer of cold-formed steel framing in North America, has received third party-verified, ISO-compliant Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for its steel product portfolio. Information in the EPDs is based on an...

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United Performance Metals hires director of sales

July 8, 2015

Hamilton, Ohio-based United Performance Metals, a supplier of stainless steel, duplex stainless steel, nickel alloys, and cobalt alloys, has hired Curt Gillingham as director of sales. He has more than 25 years of experience in the metals industry. Before joining the company, he held executive...

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Synalloy's Brismet unit adding heavy-wall pipe capability

July 7, 2015

Synalloy Corp., a producer of stainless steel pipe, steel storage tanks, and specialty chemicals and a distributor of seamless carbon steel pipe and tube, has announced that its Brismet unit is adding a heavy-wall welded pipe production shop in Bristol, Tenn. The heavy-wall shop will feature a...

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Behind the hype of additive manufacturing

July 7, 2015

Additive manufacturing, otherwise known as 3-D printing, is here to stay. It won’t change the world overnight, but for the right application, an additive process can be a true game-changer.

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Primetals Technologies wins order for steel mill upgrade

July 6, 2015

Primetals Technologies, London, has received an order from Evraz Regina to upgrade its steel mill in Regina, Sask. The project comprises new mechanical, electrical, and automation systems and includes the installation of a new vacuum degasser, as well as modernization of the existing slab caster...

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SSAB accepting applications for 2015 Swedish Steel Prize

July 6, 2015

The 17th annual Swedish Steel Prize, presented by SSAB, will be awarded in November to recognize the most creative, innovative products that use high-strength steel. The application deadline for the 2015 prize is Aug. 15. The theme for this year’s competition is “Improve to attract the...

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Catalog highlights architectural metal wall and roof products

July 2, 2015

Centria has released its 2015 product catalog, featuring its architectural metal wall and roof products. The updated catalog includes the Intercept™ modular metal panel system, Metalwrap™ insulated composite backup panels, and the Formawall® insulated metal panel...

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TimkenSteel opens technology center for SBQ steel research

June 25, 2015

Canton, Ohio-based TimkenSteel, a provider of customized alloy steel products and services, has opened a $5 million technology center at its Northeast Ohio corporate campus for the development of clean special bar quality (SBQ) steel and new steel grades. The 20,000-sq.-ft. technology center...

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New coil-applied nonmetallic coating protects press-hardenable steel

June 23, 2015

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Press-hardening high-strength steel is an important component in automotive construction to provide crash-worthiness. Several coating options are available today for use on stamped, press-hardened steel parts. However, none of these options are without limitations or challenges, such as cracking, coating transfer, fumes, weldability problems, and the need for shotblasting. A new coating technique has been developed and shows promise. The coating is a very thin (2- to 3-μm-thick), paint-like, rather than metallic, coating. It consists of a siloxane resin acting as the binder with aluminum flake to act as the sacrificial filler, so it meets the requirements to be inorganic and to contain a sacrificial oxidized material.

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum named 2015 Steel Service Center of the Year

June 22, 2015

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, has been named the 2015 Service Center of the Year by American Metal Market. Reliance Steel & Aluminum is the largest metals service center company in North America. In 2014 the company achieved record sales of $10.45 billion, with an average order...

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Fabral expands sales team

June 18, 2015

Fabral, Lancaster, Pa., a supplier of metal roofing and wall panels, has appointed Matt Nance as Eastern regional sales manager and Gary Brown as Ohio territory manager. Nance most recently served as the company’s architectural and technical specifications manager at Fabral. He is a licensed...

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Applications due by July 1 for $20,000 titanium applications development award

June 17, 2015

The International Titanium Association (ITA) is seeking nominations for an individual, group of individuals, or organization within the titanium industry that has shown significant achievement toward improving and expanding the use of titanium. The recipient of the Titanium Applications Development...

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Gibbs Metals names VP of sales

June 17, 2015

Gibbs Metals, a distributor and processor of steel wire and strip, has promoted Jim Mintun to the position of vice president of sales—Northeast. He is based in the sales office in Southington, Conn. A graduate of The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, Mintun joined the company’s South...

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