Metals/Materials Products

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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New large sizes added to HSS product line

February 18, 2013

Atlas Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, has expanded its Jumbo HSS product line with two new sizes of square hollow structural sections. In addition to offering sections in wall thicknesses of 0.500 to 0.875 in., the company now offers 18- and 20-in.-square HSS in 0.375-in. wall thickness....

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On-site repair product suitable for high loads

January 9, 2013

Diamant Coating Systems has introduced Multimetal Steel 1018, a repair product that combines high compressive strength, vibration damping, and long-term corrosion protection. The product was developed in Germany for the repair of steel and steel-composite bridges. It provides high compressive and...

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Copper alloy serves as beryllium-copper alternative

November 14, 2012

Ampco Metal has introduced AMPCOLOY® 944, a new copper-nickel-silicone-chromium alloy developed as an alternative to beryllium copper for industrial applications requiring a combination of strength and high thermal conductivity. It provides an average hardness of 28 HRC and thermal conductivity of...

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Ultrahigh-strength steel designed for auto industry applications

November 7, 2012

SSAB has developed Docol 1400 MZE ultrahigh-strength, electrogalvanized steel for automobile manufacturing applications. According to the company, the steel is strong, safe, lightweight, and corrosion-resistant while providing formability, weldability, and consistent mechanical properties....

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Steel grades reduce weight while adding strength

October 29, 2012

SSAB offers the new Domex 900/960 and 1100 hot-rolled and cold-formed strip steels, with strengths from 220 to 1,100 MPa. The steels allow users to reduce the weight of the end product while adding strength and durability, according to the manufacturer. The materials offer formability,...

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Stainless steel tube bends easily - TheFabricator.com

Stainless steel tube bends easily

September 27, 2012

Classic Tube offers stainless tubing made in U.S. mills from U.S. strip stainless steel made exclusively for its products. SAE and ASTM specifications are used to create stainless that is soft enough to avoid cracks during flaring or crimps during bending. The tubing performs and lasts as well...

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Heavy-duty casters designed for extreme applications

September 4, 2012

Caster Concepts Inc. has introduced what it says is one of the highest weight-rated casters available. Designed for extreme situations with payload capacity exceeding typical levels, the 99 series heavy-duty caster can be customized to meet specific applications and preferences. The caster is...

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Smartphone app estimates metal weight, cost

July 25, 2012

Carpenter Technology Corp. has introduced an Android™ version of MetalMass™, its free smartphone app. The app is available for download in the iTunes® and Google stores. Its interface allows users to calculate the estimated weight and cost of long-product metallic alloy materials such as...

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Metals industry accelerator helps plan inventory, pricing

May 10, 2012

Crowe Horwath LLP has released a new version of the Crowe Metals Industry Accelerator for Microsoft Dynamics® AX 2012. The update works with the company's latest generation of ERP technology, with processes that are configured for the metals industry, including producers, processors, fabricators,...

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Coated stainless steel strip designed for electronic component manufacturers

December 14, 2011

Sandvik has introduced Sandvik Santronic™, a coated stainless steel strip designed for electronic component manufacturers. It can serve as an alternative material for postprocessed electroplated parts in stainless steel or copper-based alloys. The strip offers high-purity, thin-coated layers of...

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Stainless steel seamless tubing designed for hydraulic, instrumentation applications - TheFabricator.com

Stainless steel seamless tubing designed for hydraulic, instrumentation applications

October 31, 2011

Parker Hannifin Corp. has introduced a line of quality-assured domestic and nondomestic 316/316L stainless steel seamless tubing for hydraulic and instrumentation applications. The line is designed for systems processing harsh media or in corrosive environments where the safety, integrity, and...

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UHSS alloy serves as alternative to many cobalt-containing, precipitation hardenable alloys

March 21, 2011

Carpenter Technology Corp. has developed a new ultrahigh-strength steel (UHSS) alloy that serves as an alternative to many cobalt-containing, precipitation hardenable alloys. Temper Tough™ alloy is an air-melted, cobalt-free, quench-and-tempered alloy that combines high strength and toughness...

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RoHS-compliant construction tubing offered - TheFabricator.com

RoHS-compliant construction tubing offered

December 6, 2010

J.W. Winco Inc. offers series GN 990-AL construction tubing for tube clamp connectors as part of its new line of tube connection and conveyor components. The RoHS-compliant tubing comes in inch sizes in round versions, and in metric sizes in both round and square versions. It is offered in...

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Laser system tower designed for optimal material flow, unattended operation

November 10, 2009

LVD Strippit has introduced a compact material storage and retrieval tower for select models of its CO2 laser cutting systems. According to the company, the space-saving system allows optimal material...

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Coated steel mimics weathered steel, maintains thin-gauge structural integrity

November 6, 2007

United States Steel Corporation (U.S. Steel) has developed COR-TEN AZP®. Created by coil-coating the company's GALVALUME® steel sheet substrate, the product mimics the color and texture of...

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