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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A. M. Castle & Co. signs agreement as preferred supplier with United Technologies

June 13, 2014

A. M. Castle & Co., a global distributor of metal and plastic products in Oak Brook, Ill., has signed a long-term agreement to become a preferred supplier of raw materials and value-added services, including processed and machined parts and supply chain services, to business units of United...

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Timken Co. launches DeltaX Initiative

June 12, 2014

The Timken Co., Canton, Ohio, has redesigned its engineering, product management, and business systems teams to drive development of its product lines and advance its technical capabilities. Timken is committing $60 million to its DeltaX Initiative, a multi-year investment designed to improve...

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Liquidmetal Technologies, USC develop amorphous metal sheet manufacturing process

June 10, 2014

Liquidmetal® Technologies Inc., Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., a developer of amorphous alloys and composites, and the University of Southern California’s M.C. Gill Composites Center have joined forces to develop an advanced manufacturing process to produce large-scale amorphous metal and fiber...

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Rolled Alloys expands processing capabilities

June 9, 2014

Rolled Alloys, a supplier of stainless steels, nickel, cobalt, and titanium alloys, has expanded the processing capabilities at its 80,000-sq.-ft. service center in Houston. The addition of a new Behringer HBM-540 complements the existing bar saws, a new racking system, and expanded inventory and...

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Local Motors announces winners of 3D Printed Car Design Challenge

June 6, 2014

Local Motors Inc., Phoenix, has announced the winners of the first 3D Printed Car Design Challenge, launched in April to uncover concepts that will inform and influence the vehicle that will be printed live at IMTS—International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 in Chicago in September. More...

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Aerodyne Alloys launches guaranteed shipment program nationwide

June 4, 2014

Aerodyne Alloys LLC, South Windsor, Conn., has announced the launch of its Aerodyne Fastrac guaranteed shipment program. The program guarantees that an order placed by 11:00 a.m. will ship by 5:00 p.m. the same day, or the company will credit the invoice $50. The firm supplies and processes...

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RTI Intl. Metals acquires Dynamet Technology

June 3, 2014

RTI Intl. Metals Inc., a global supplier of titanium and specialty metals products and services based in Pittsburgh, has acquired Dynamet Technology Inc., a manufacturer of products made from proprietary and standard titanium alloys and metal matrix composites using powder metallurgy. Based in...

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Market research report analyzes worldwide aluminum pipe and tube markets

June 3, 2014

Reportlinker.com has announced the availability of the new market research report, “Aluminium Pipe and Tube Markets in the World to 2018—Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts.” The expansion of the global aluminum pipe and tube industry is forecast to reach 5.3 percent p.a. in the coming...

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U. S. Steel to idle tubular steel facilities in Pennsylvania and Texas

June 2, 2014

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has announced it will indefinitely idle two tubular steel manufacturing facilities in McKeesport, Pa., and Bellville, Texas, in early August, affecting about 260 employees. According to the company, the action is a result of business conditions that are...

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Samuel Winnipeg expands size, process capacity

June 2, 2014

Metals processor and distributor Samuel, Son & Co. Ltd., Mississauga, Ont., is investing more than $16 million in an expansion project to be completed over the next 12 months at its Winnipeg, Man., facility. The project includes a 25,000-sq.-ft. expansion to the current 88,000-sq.-ft. facility....

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Janco Steel Ltd. purchases Herr-Voss Stamco cut-to-length line

June 2, 2014

Janco Steel Ltd., Stoney Creek, Ont., has purchased a new 0.75- by 96-in. cut-to-length line with stretcher leveler from Herr-Voss Stamco. The line can process 80,000-lb. coils, as well as output the complete coil into an 80,000-lb. pack. The stretcher leveler was provided by Butech Bliss. Janco...

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United Performance Metals adds to staff

May 30, 2014

United Performance Metals, a supplier of stainless steel, nickel, cobalt, aluminum, and titanium in Hamilton, Ohio, has named Ian Moore as an account manager and Austin Derkson as a customer service representative. Moore joined the company in 2012 as a student intern. Upon graduating with a...

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Commercial Metals signs agreement to purchase Newell Recycling

May 30, 2014

Commercial Metals Co., through its wholly owned subsidiary Structural Metals Inc., has signed an agreement with Newell Recycling of San Antonio LP and John R. Newell for the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Newell Recycling, located in San Antonio, Texas. The deal is expected to...

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Alcoa reports safest, most environmentally efficient year on record

May 28, 2014

Alcoa, New York, has announced that 2013 was its safest, most environmentally efficient year on record, as the company made strong strides in improving the sustainability of its global operations. The achievements were announced in the firm’s 2013 "Sustainability Report," which also highlights...

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Platts Global Metals Awards recognize achievements in steel, metals

May 23, 2014

Companies and individuals from four continents have been honored with the 2014 Platts Global Metals Awards for achievements in the steel, metals, and mining industries, focusing on advancements in sustainability, operational excellence, social responsibility, and financial performance....

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