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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U. S. Steel files ITC complaint

April 27, 2016

United States Steel Corp. has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to initiate an investigation under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 against the largest Chinese steel producers and their distributors. The 337 complaint alleges illegal, unfair methods of...

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SSAB Americas launches EcoSmart to show commitment to sustainability

April 25, 2016

To demonstrate its commitment to the environment, SSAB Americas has launched an EcoSmart awareness program. EcoSmart is an environmentally friendly, sustainable steel made from 97 percent recycled materials, from discarded appliances to old car parts. The steel is 100 percent recyclable as well....

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United Performance Metals installs slitter

April 25, 2016

United Performance Metals' West Coast facility in La Mirada, Calif., has installed a 12-in.-wide slitter that can process coils from 0.015 to 0.125 in. thick. The slitter allows the facility to keep lead times short and to deliver heavier-gauge slit stainless steel and nickel alloys within a...

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Ford recycles enough aluminum to build 30,000 F-150 bodies every month

April 25, 2016

Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich., has announced it recycles as much as 20 million lbs. of aluminum stamping scrap per month using a closed-loop system at Dearborn Truck Plant, which builds the F-150®. That is the equivalent of more than 30,000 F-150 bodies in the largest configuration. Recycled...

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NanoSteel delivers advanced high-strength automotive steel to General Motors

April 22, 2016

NanoSteel®, a producer of nanostructured steel materials in Providence, R.I., has delivered its first AHSS to General Motors for initial testing. The sheet steel is expected to accelerate vehicle lightweighting initiatives focused on meeting rising global fuel economy regulations. Production of...

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AHSS remains fastest-growing automotive material, says SMDI

April 21, 2016

Over the past three years, the amount of AHSS used each year in automotive applications has been 10 percent higher than forecast by Ducker Worldwide, says the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). According to “Metallic...

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Economic impact study shows continued strength of domestic aluminum industry

April 20, 2016

A new study shows the continued importance of the U.S. aluminum industry to the national economy. Research conducted by economic research firm John Dunham & Associates found that the domestic aluminum industry directly employs nearly 161,000 workers and contributes more than $75 billion to the...

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Report focuses on challenges, market opportunities in U.S. steel sector

April 20, 2016

Global law firm White & Case and global management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group (BCG), in collaboration with Debtwire, a fixed income intelligence service, have released “Losing strength: US steel industry analysis,” a publication that captures the latest developments and market...

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Posco establishes operations in Indiana

April 20, 2016

Posco, a multinational steel producer based in Pohang, South Korea, has announced plans to build a wire rod processing center at the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville, Ind., creating up to 60 high-wage jobs by 2018. The $19 million project includes a 136,000-sq.-ft. facility, which will be the...

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SAF installs cut-to-length aluminum coil processing line

April 19, 2016

SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co.) has installed a cut-to-length aluminum coil processing line in its SAF-West, Redding, Calif., plant. The heart of the line is a Herr-Voss 6-high corrective leveler to enhance processing of nonferrous coil for surface-critical sheet with the flatness important...

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American Piping Products appoints president

April 19, 2016

St. Louis-based tube and pipe distributor American Piping Products has promoted Matt Danis from managing director/CFO to president. He previously served the company as CFO/COO from September 2009 to April 2014. Before joining the firm, Danis was CEO/CFO with WIT Postal Logistics LLC. He has a...

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American Douglas Metals launches website

April 19, 2016

American Douglas Metals (ADM), Orlando, Fla., a provider of metal manufacturing, fabrication, processing, and distribution, has launched a website at americandouglasmetals.com. The site includes a Metals Market shopping feature that allows visitors to view and purchase from an inventory of...

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Mill Steel Co. names president

April 13, 2016

Mill Steel Co., a distributor of flat-rolled carbon steel based in Grand Rapids, Mich., has appointed Pam Heglund as president. She has 15 years of experience in the industry and has served for five years as vice president of sales and partner. Heglund joined the company in 2000 as an intern...

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AEC recognizes volunteers for outstanding contributions

April 13, 2016

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., has presented awards to four individuals recognizing their contributions to the council. Lewie Smith, president of Jordan Aluminum Extrusions in Memphis, Tenn., and Bill Rogers, director of metallurgy and process technology for Alcoa’s...

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Precoat Metals names president

April 12, 2016

St. Louis-based Precoat Metals, a unit of Sequa Corp., has appointed Kurt Russell as president. Gerard M. Dombek, who previously held the role of president/CEO, continues to serve as CEO. Russell has been with the company since 2010, previously serving as vice president of manufacturing. Before...

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