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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Mishawaka Sheet Metal announces $1.5 million equipment addition

April 1, 2015

Mishawaka Sheet Metal has announced plans to invest $1.5 million to install an additional laser cutting machine and a cut-to-length line at its 75,000-sq.-ft. facility in Elkhart, Ind. The investment is in response to increased demand from RV, cargo trailer, horse trailer, and shuttle bus...

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Hickman, Williams & Co. to expand in Indiana

April 1, 2015

Hickman, Williams & Co. has announced plans to expand its operations in LaPorte, Ind. The company has purchased a 40,000-sq.-ft. facility that will be used to process consumable materials for the metal and casting industries. Renovation of the facility is slated to begin in fall 2015. The...

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U. S. Steel to adjust production at Minntac plant

March 31, 2015

Pittsburgh-based United States Steel Corp. has announced plans to adjust operations and temporarily idle a portion of its Minnesota Ore Operations – Minntac plant in Mountain Iron, Minn., effective June 1. The company will continue to operate Minntac at reduced capacity to meet customer demand....

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Klein Steel selected as one of the top workplaces in 2015

March 30, 2015

Klein Steel, a Rochester, N.Y., steel service center, has announced that it has been selected as one of the top workplaces in 2015 by the Democrat & Chronicle media group, also based in Rochester. The top workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is...

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Alcoa to curtail smelting capacity in Brazil

March 30, 2015

Lightweight metals manufacturer Alcoa, New York, has announced it will curtail the remaining 74,000 metric tons of smelting capacity at its São Luís (Alumar) facility in Brazil. The decision is aligned with the company’s recent announcement to evaluate upstream capacity for possible...

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Vulcanium achieves ISO 13485 registration

March 30, 2015

Vulcanium Metals Intl., Northbrook, Ill., has been granted ISO 13485:2003 registration for the distribution and processing of metal for the medical industry. The company provides titanium sheet, coil, plate, and bar, as well as cobalt chrome molybdenum (CCM) and medical-grade stainless round...

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U. S. Steel to consolidate flat-rolled operations

March 25, 2015

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, will consolidate its North American flat-rolled operations and temporarily idle its Granite City Works operations in Granite City, Ill. As the primary flat-roll supplier of Lone Star Tubular Operations, the company is proceeding with the consolidation as part...

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Rolled Alloys names titanium account manager

March 25, 2015

Temperance, Mich.-based Rolled Alloys has announced that Jamie King has joined the company as a titanium account manager. He has more than 20 years of experience selling titanium to various industries throughout the U.S. The company is a supplier of stainless steels, nickel, cobalt, and...

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Primetals Technologies to modernize rolling mill drives for AMAG rolling GmbH

March 25, 2015

Primetals Technologies Ltd., Camberley, U.K., has received an order from AMAG rolling GmbH, located in Ranshofen, Austria, to modernize the entire drive technology on its four-high hot-rolling stand. The project includes the supply of the motors, converters, and converter transformers, as well as...

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ITA now accepting nominations for Titanium Application Development Award

March 24, 2015

The International Titanium Association (ITA), Northglenn, Colo., 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. This award is intended to...

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U. S. Steel announces capital investment projects in Alabama

March 20, 2015

United States Steel Corp., based in Pittsburgh, has announced two capital investment projects valued at a total of $277.5 million. The first capital project is the construction of an electric arc furnace (EAF) steelmaking facility at its Fairfield Works in Birmingham, Ala. The company will...

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Greer Steel Co. announces staff appointments

March 19, 2015

Dover, Ohio-based service center and cold-rolled strip steel manufacturer Greer Steel Co., a division of Greer Industries, has announced the appointment of Todd Daenzer to the new role of executive vice president and the addition of Pablo Acre to its sales team. Daenzer, who has 20 years of...

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Braner/Loopco receives slitter order from Lane Steel

March 12, 2015

Braner/Loopco, Schiller Park, Ill., has received an order for a single-loop Turret Head™ slitting line to be installed at Lane Steel Co.’s McKees Rocks, Pa., flat-rolled steel distribution and processing center. The line will have the capacity to process 60,000-lb. by 72-in.-wide...

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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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