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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ET Foundation announces student winners of 2015 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition

June 3, 2015

Wauconda, Ill.-based ET Foundation, the educational and technology research organization founded by the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), has recognized 10 students for their outstanding entries in the 2015 Aluminum Extrusion Student Design Competition. Nearly 60 entries were received from schools...

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Domestic aluminum extrusion consumption grows 7.6 percent in 2014

June 2, 2015

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., and the Aluminum Association, Arlington, Va., have released industry estimates of aluminum extrusion shipments in North America by major markets for 2014. Among key findings in the “End Use Shipments of Aluminum Extruded Products” report,...

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AP&T joins initiative for efficient manufacturing of fuel cell plates

June 2, 2015

AP&T, Cell Impact, and Sandvik have joined together to develop a system for cost-efficient, large-scale manufacturing of fuel cell plates. Sandvik has produced a new method for coating stainless steel strip. The material is delivered with a finished surface, which eliminates the need to coat...

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U. S. Steel purchases DESCO

June 1, 2015

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has purchased AK Steel's interest in Double Eagle Steel Coating Co. (DESCO). The 700,000-ton electrolytic galvanizing line (EGL) will become part of the larger operational footprint of U. S. Steel's Great Lakes Works in Dearborn, Mich. Using the patented...

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Ryerson announces executive staff changes

June 1, 2015

Ryerson Holding Corp., a metals processor and distributor based in Chicago, has promoted Edward J. Lehner, executive vice president and CFO since 2012, to the position of president/CEO. He succeeds Michael C. Arnold, who retired at the end of May. Erich S. Schnaufer has been named as interim CFO....

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. announces executive leadership succession

May 28, 2015

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, has appointed Gregg J. Mollins as CEO and president. David H. Hannah, who has served as CEO since 1999 and chairman of the board and CEO since 2007, will remain on the company's board of directors as executive chairman until his retirement in July 2016....

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Steel Dynamics to expand paint line and Galvalume capability

May 27, 2015

Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Steel Dynamics Inc., a domestic steel producer and metal recycler, has announced it will expand its offering of value-added flat-roll steel products through the addition of painting and Galvalume® capabilities at its Columbus, Miss., steel mill. The company plans to invest...

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Roofinox names VP-sales

May 27, 2015

Roofinox America Inc., a supplier of stainless steel coil for roll formed roof panels, has appointed David H. Rowe as vice president-sales. With 28 years of experience in the metal roofing and wall panel industry, he previously worked for Englert Inc. as director of product management. In this...

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Steel Dynamics announces indefinite idle of Minnesota operations

May 27, 2015

Steel producer and metals recycler Steel Dynamics Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind., has announced plans to idle its Minnesota iron-making operations in Chisholm and Hoyt Lakes, Minn., effective immediately. These operations comprise a jointly owned iron concentrate production facility (Mining Resources) and...

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Platts announces winners of Global Metals Awards

May 26, 2015

Platts, a global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals, and agriculture information and a source of benchmark prices for the physical and futures markets, has announced the winners of its third annual Platts Global Metals Awards, which recognize exemplary performance in a dozen categories in...

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Chromalloy Material Solutions opens Florida sales/warehouse operation

May 22, 2015

Chromalloy has opened a new sales and warehouse facility in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to house its Chromalloy Material Solutions (CMS) business unit. The 70,000-sq.-ft. facility serves as a single, larger site for the staff and equipment that previously were located in San Antonio, Texas; Newnan, Ga.;...

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Vulcanium, Itochu Metals enter into long-term representation agreement

May 21, 2015

Northbrook, Ill.-based titanium distributor Vulcanium has entered into a long-term agreement making Itochu Metals Corp. its representative in Japan. This strategic relationship will provide Japanese titanium consumers with a source for titanium mill products and value-added processing...

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Study finds aluminum cans most recycled beverage containers

May 21, 2015

Aluminum cans are the most recycled beverage container on the market today, according to a new report, “The Aluminum Can Advantage: Key Sustainability Indicators 2015,” released by the Aluminum Association and Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) and available at www.aluminum.org/canadvantage.com....

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AK Steel announces recipients of 2015 Sons and Daughters Scholarships

May 21, 2015

AK Steel, West Chester, Ohio, a producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless, and electrical steel products, has announced the recipients of its 2015 Sons and Daughters Scholarships, which recognize employees’ children for outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and community involvement....

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Website allows users to share scrap prices

May 20, 2015

The iScrap App online mobile and desktop website, iscrapapp.com, now allows scrappers to report scrap prices from the scrapyards in their area. Logging in with a social media profile, users can report prices for metals they sold to the scrapyard they visit. Users can review and check reported...

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