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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MPIF announces PM Design Excellence Award winners

June 14, 2016

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has announced the winners of its 2016 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards competition. The grand prize in the automotive-transmission category was awarded to GKN Sinter Metals, Auburn Hills, Mich., for five components—a side gear, two...

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Steel prices look to be creeping up in the near term

June 14, 2016 | By John Packard

The U.S. has placed duties on several types of steel imports, and the domestic steel companies have idled plants. That means supply sources are slowly tightening. Increased demand by the domestic industrial base could push steel prices higher.

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Nucor, JFE Steel form joint venture to supply automotive market in Mexico

June 9, 2016

Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has announced the formation of a 50-50 joint venture with JFE Steel Corp. of Japan to build and operate a plant in central Mexico to supply that country's automotive market. The plant is expected to cost $270 million and have a capacity of 400,000 tons per year of...

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JMC Steel Group changes name to Zekelman Industries

June 7, 2016

JMC Steel Group, Chicago, has announced that it has changed its corporate name and identity to Zekelman Industries Inc. Zekelman Industries, a value-added metal processor, is the parent company of Atlas Tube, Wheatland Tube, Sharon Tube, Picoma, and Energex Tube. Each of these business units...

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Klein Steel opens steel service center in New York

June 3, 2016

Klein Steel Service Inc. has announced the opening of a 40,000-sq.-ft. steel service center located adjacent to its headquarters in Rochester, N.Y. The $8 million facility is expected to create 50 new jobs and expand the company’s capacity and product capabilities. The steel production system...

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Schmolz + Bickenbach expands global sales and services network

June 2, 2016

Germany-based long steel products provider Schmolz + Bickenbach Intl. has announced it is expanding its global sales and service presence with increased sales, warehouses, and processing capacities in the U.S., Asia, and Scandinavia markets. According to the company, the sales offices will push...

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Titanium powder designed for additive manufacturing

June 2, 2016

Puris LLC offers Puris 5+™, a proprietary titanium powder formulation designed for additive manufacturing. The high-strength, low-oxygen formulation is a custom composition of Ti6Al4V that meets all the specifications of Grade...

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Alloy market for automotive worth $177.47 billion by 2021, says report

May 28, 2016

Dublin-based Research and Markets has announced the release of its "Alloy Market for Automotive by Alloy Type, Area of Application, Vehicle Type & by Region - Global Forecast to 2021.” The global automotive alloy market size is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.69 percent during the forecast...

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Steel Dynamics named 2016 Metals Company of the Year

May 26, 2016

Steel Dynamics Inc., a domestic steel producer and metals recycler in Fort Wayne, Ind., has been recognized as the 2016 Global Metals Company of the Year in the 2016 Platts Global Metals Awards, hosted by S&P Global Platts. The Global Metals Company of the Year Award, chosen by an independent...

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MidWest Materials wins 2016 Platts Global Metals Award

May 26, 2016

MidWest Materials, Perry, Ohio, has been named Physical Metals Service Provider of the Year in the 2016 Platts Global Metals Awards, hosted by S&P Global Platts. The annual awards honor exemplary performance in 15 categories in the steel, metals, and mining industries. According to Platts,...

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Rolled Alloys director named to Industrial Heating Executive Committee

May 26, 2016

Rolled Alloys, Temperance, Mich., a supplier of stainless steels, nickel, cobalt, and titanium alloys, has announced that Marc Glasser, director of metallurgical services, has been named to the 2016 Industrial Heating Executive Committee. This committee of senior-level managers from the thermal...

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Manufacturer uses servo press to hasten safety part production safely

May 25, 2016 | By Kate Bachman

Ultraform Industries sought ways to increase output of the safety seat belt and air bag assemblies the company manufactures, but speed could not come at the expense of quality. The company installed a servo press to slow the stroke before the draw, perform restrikes.

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Getting to know more about the metal you are forming

May 25, 2016 | By Daniel J. Schaeffler

An estimated 3,500 different grades of steel currently exist, with about 75 percent of them developed in the past 20 years. And more than 500 sheet aluminum alloys are registered with the Aluminum Association. Each of these materials grades has a different chemistry and different tensile properties...

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Metallic recognizes J.B. Steel with 2015 Builder of the Year Award

May 19, 2016

Metallic Building Co., Houston, a custom-engineered metal building systems manufacturer, has named Medford, Ore.-based J.B. Steel Inc. as the winner of the 2015 Builder of the Year Award. An Authorized Metallic Builder since 1997, J.B. Steel provides metal building systems for customers in the U.S....

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Cambridge Architectural mesh creates facade for certified green garage

May 19, 2016

A combination of three stainless steel mesh patterns woven by Cambridge Architectural, based in Cambridge, Md., envelop the exterior facade of the new 700-space parking garage at The Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Md. The $20 million project is expected to be one of the first parking...

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