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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Solar Atmospheres names project engineer

March 6, 2013

Solar Atmospheres, a provider of commercial vacuum heat treating services in Souderton, Pa., has hired Dorran Schultz as a project engineer. He has more than 25 years of experience in R&D. His initial assignment is to conduct a study of metal oxides and nitrides related to part surface color...

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Corrosion Materials moves Houston operation to new facility

February 18, 2013

Corrosion Materials, a distributor of corrosion-resistant alloys, has moved to a new, 30,000-sq.-ft. facility in Houston. The move into a larger facility allows the company to expand its inventory to include sheet, pipe, flanges, and fittings. In addition to stock, production capabilities have...

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NanoSteel names VP/GM of powder metallurgy

February 18, 2013

The NanoSteel® Co., Providence, R.I., a provider of nanostructured steel materials design, has hired Harald Lemke as vice president and general manager of powder metallurgy. In this role, he leads the commercialization of alloys into the powder metallurgy industry. Initial target industries for...

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ITA accepting nominations for $20,000 Titanium Applications Development Award

February 14, 2013

The International Titanium Association, Northglenn, Colo., currently is accepting nominations for the Titanium Applications Development Award, a $20,000 development grant awarded annually to individuals or organizations showing significant achievement toward improving and expanding the use of...

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum to acquire Metals USA Holdings

February 12, 2013

Metals service center Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, has announced plans to acquire Metals USA Holdings Corp., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a provider of products and services in the heavy carbon steel, flat-rolled steel, nonferrous metals, and building products markets. The transaction...

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Free event offers students chance at internship opportunities

February 11, 2013

Atlas Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, a producer of steel tubular products and HSS, will host its annual DFI Student Day on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at the Atlas Pipe Piles Chicago manufacturing mill. Atlas Tube and the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) welcome engineering students to the mill...

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Congressman Bob Goodlatte visits OFR Metals

February 4, 2013

O’Neal Flat Rolled Metals (OFR Metals), Brighton, Colo., welcomed U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., to its Lynchburg, Va., facility Jan. 28. The congressman received a tour of the 135,000-sq.-ft. metal processing facility that processes carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum flat-rolled...

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Big River Steel to build mill in Arkansas

February 4, 2013

Big River Steel LLC has announced plans to build a more than $1 billion steel mill in Mississippi County, Ark. The mill will employ more than 500 people at an average annual compensation of $75,000 per year....

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Solar Atmospheres of Western PA offers $1,500 scholarship

January 31, 2013

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA, Hermitage, Pa., is awarding a $1,500 education scholarship for college sophomores or juniors enrolled full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school majoring in metallurgy or materials science. The scholarship is...

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Marcegaglia USA, Phillips Metals partner to reach automotive market

January 24, 2013

Marcegaglia USA recently entered into a sales representation agreement with Phillips Metals Inc., Plainfield, Ill., to market and sell stainless and related nonferrous tubing and pipe to North American automotive customers. This exclusive sales arrangement provides Marcegaglia growth opportunity in...

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AK Steel announces spot market base price increase for carbon steel products

January 21, 2013

AK Steel said today that it is increasing current spot market base prices for all carbon flat-rolled steel products by $40 per ton, effective immediately with new orders. AK Steel produces flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steels, primarily for automotive, infrastructure and...

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Atlas Tube launches videos on HSS connections

January 17, 2013

Atlas Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, Chicago, has released the second part of its ongoing educational video series on steel hollow structural sections (HSS), "Designing with HSS." The new installment features videos about HSS connections. The new installment starts with a video called "Intro...

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Metal Supermarkets opens in Bolingbrook, Ill.

January 16, 2013

Metal Supermarkets® Bolingbrook, a supplier of small-quantity metals, has opened a franchise in Bolingbrook, Ill. Customers can buy any size or type of metal with no minimum order requirement. The new location serves manufacturing facilities, maintenance departments, tool- and diemakers,...

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United Performance Metals names regional account manager - TheFabricator.com

United Performance Metals names regional account manager

January 16, 2013

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has hired Kathy Esquerra as regional account manager at its West Coast location in LaMirada, Calif. She represents the company in northern California, central California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada. Esquerra has 18 years of experience in the...

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U.S. clad steel plate producers obtain favorable sunset review determination in ITC antidumping case

January 15, 2013

Domestic producers of clad steel plate are applauding the U.S. International Trade Commission's determination today that revoking the antidumping duty order on imports of clad plate from Japan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of injury to the U.S. industry. The ITC's...

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