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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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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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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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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Ford GT wheels display weight, efficiency advantages of carbon fiber

May 17, 2016

Ford has announced that the carbon fiber-bodied Ford GT® also will offer an all-new carbon-fiber wheel. Produced with supplier partner Carbon Revolution, the wheels are constructed with fiber and resin technology that permits design flexibility that allows flowing, intricate spokes....

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SMDI recognizes Honda and Gestamp for use of AHSS

May 12, 2016

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), Washington, D.C., a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), has awarded the Automotive Excellence Award to Honda R&D Americas Inc. and Gestamp for their work in implementing AHSS in a hot-stamped rear frame. Shawn Crichley,...

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Novelis supplies aluminum for 2016 Cadillac CT6

May 11, 2016

Novelis Inc. has announced that its aluminum is used in the new 2016 Cadillac CT6® body. The new mixed-material vehicle construction featured in the CT6 is the first of its kind for General Motors in North America and China. The Novelis plant in Kingston, Ont., supplies GM's Detroit-Hamtramck...

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Kobe Steel to build plant in Kentucky

May 10, 2016

Japan-based Kobe Steel Ltd. has announced it will establish a new company, Kobelco Aluminum Products & Extrusions Inc. (KPEX), in Bowling Green, Ky. The firm will manufacture and sell aluminum extrusions for the automotive sector in the U.S. The new company will make car frame and bumper...

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Metal Powder Products acquired by Millstein & Co.

May 10, 2016

Westfield, Ind.-based Metal Powder Products, a manufacturer of aluminum and ferrous powder metal components, has been acquired by Millstein & Co., a diversified investment management and financial services firm with offices in New York and Washington, D.C. Metal Powder Products, which has three...

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Research shows growing need for product traceability will drive global fiber laser market

May 10, 2016

London-based Technavio has released “Global Fiber Laser Market 2016-2020,” a research report that predicts the global fiber laser market will grow at a CAGR of more than 15 percent until 2020. According to the report, product traceability requirements will help drive that growth....

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SSAB Americas president receives highest honor in North American steel industry

May 10, 2016

SSAB Americas has announced that its president, Chuck Schmitt, has received the 2016 Gary Memorial Medal from the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), the industry’s highest honor. The medal is presented annually to recognize an individual for his or her remarkable lifelong contributions to...

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