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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STI-SPFA presents Hall of Fame Award

June 17, 2015

Steel Tank Institute-Steel Plate Fabricator Association (STI-SPFA), Lake Zurich, Ill., has honored Brian Donovan, president of STICO Mutual Insurance Co., with its Hall of Fame Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to STI/SPFA. Donovan was the Steel Tank Institute's (now...

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Three companies join to form United Performance Metals

June 16, 2015

United Performance Metals, Vulcanium Metals Intl., and Aerodyne Alloys have joined forces to become United Performance Metals, a provider of titanium and high-temperature specialty alloys serving customers in the U.K. and the EU. The company maintains titanium, stainless steel, nickel, cobalt,...

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Woven Wire Products Association promotes diamond mesh manufacturers

June 15, 2015

The Woven Wire Products Association (WWPA) represents manufacturers of diamond woven wire mesh products for security and safety guarding purposes in institutional, industrial, and architectural applications, as well as associate firms that supply materials and services to those manufacturers....

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Ferrous CAL to establish steel coil facility in Michigan

June 15, 2015

Ferrous CAL Co., a provider of toll processing services for hot-rolled and cold-rolled steel, will establish a new facility in Gibraltar, Mich., generating a capital investment of $50.2 million and creating 100 jobs. Startup of the process line, which will produce ultrahigh-strength steels, is...

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TimkenSteel named Steel Producer of the Year by American Metal Market

June 12, 2015

TimkenSteel, Canton, Ohio, a provider of customized alloy steel products and services, has earned two American Metal Market Awards for Steel Excellence. The firm was named Steel Producer of the Year, and it also won in the Best Innovation, Process category for its new $200 million jumbo bloom...

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SMS group to supply cold rolling mill to North American Stainless

June 9, 2015

SMS group, Hilchenbach, Germany, has announced it will supply a 20-roll cold rolling mill and a bright annealing line to North American Stainless (NAS), U.S.A., a subsidiary of the Spanish Acerinox Group, for installation in its new facility in Ghent, Ky. Commissioning is scheduled for early 2017....

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Union Corrugating adds three general managers

June 4, 2015

Fayetteville, N.C.-based Union Corrugating, a supplier to the metal roofing industry, has added general managers at three of its facilities. Gary Tyner has joined the company’s Oklahoma City, Okla., facility. Tony Rovinski has been hired at the Scranton, Pa., plant. Bruce Bennett has joined...

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Majestic Steel adds slitting line to Houston plant

June 4, 2015

Majestic Steel USA, a distributor of prime, coated, flat-rolled coil and sheet with cut-to-length, slitting, and blanking capabilities, has added a new Braner/Loopco Triple Turret Head™ single-loop slitting line to its Houston facility. The installation is scheduled for completion in August....

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ET Foundation announces student winners of 2015 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition

June 3, 2015

Wauconda, Ill.-based ET Foundation, the educational and technology research organization founded by the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), has recognized 10 students for their outstanding entries in the 2015 Aluminum Extrusion Student Design Competition. Nearly 60 entries were received from schools...

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Domestic aluminum extrusion consumption grows 7.6 percent in 2014

June 2, 2015

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., and the Aluminum Association, Arlington, Va., have released industry estimates of aluminum extrusion shipments in North America by major markets for 2014. Among key findings in the “End Use Shipments of Aluminum Extruded Products” report,...

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AP&T joins initiative for efficient manufacturing of fuel cell plates

June 2, 2015

AP&T, Cell Impact, and Sandvik have joined together to develop a system for cost-efficient, large-scale manufacturing of fuel cell plates. Sandvik has produced a new method for coating stainless steel strip. The material is delivered with a finished surface, which eliminates the need to coat...

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U. S. Steel purchases DESCO

June 1, 2015

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has purchased AK Steel's interest in Double Eagle Steel Coating Co. (DESCO). The 700,000-ton electrolytic galvanizing line (EGL) will become part of the larger operational footprint of U. S. Steel's Great Lakes Works in Dearborn, Mich. Using the patented...

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Ryerson announces executive staff changes

June 1, 2015

Ryerson Holding Corp., a metals processor and distributor based in Chicago, has promoted Edward J. Lehner, executive vice president and CFO since 2012, to the position of president/CEO. He succeeds Michael C. Arnold, who retired at the end of May. Erich S. Schnaufer has been named as interim CFO....

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. announces executive leadership succession

May 28, 2015

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, has appointed Gregg J. Mollins as CEO and president. David H. Hannah, who has served as CEO since 1999 and chairman of the board and CEO since 2007, will remain on the company's board of directors as executive chairman until his retirement in July 2016....

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Steel Dynamics to expand paint line and Galvalume capability

May 27, 2015

Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Steel Dynamics Inc., a domestic steel producer and metal recycler, has announced it will expand its offering of value-added flat-roll steel products through the addition of painting and Galvalume® capabilities at its Columbus, Miss., steel mill. The company plans to invest...

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