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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SMDI VP featured speaker at 2015 AWMI Detroit Chapter annual dinner

April 30, 2015

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), Southfield, Mich., has announced that Jody Hall, vice president for the automotive market, was the featured speaker at the 2015 Association of Women in the Metal Industries (AWMI) Detroit Chapter Annual Industry Dinner, held April 28. "I know how...

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JMC Steel Group announces investment in VectorBloc

April 29, 2015

JMC Steel Group, Chicago, has announced it will provide capital and technical expertise for the support and development of VectorBloc, a structural connection system for modular construction developed by Vector Praxis, Toronto. The main purpose of JMC’s investment is to develop the system’s...

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Stainless tube imports from Asia continue massive surge

April 29, 2015

Imports of seamless stainless steel tube from China and Japan continue to surge into the U.S. market at a rapid pace, according to the Stainless Steel Tube Trade Advancement Committee (SSTTAC). "Imports from China and Japan in 2014 increased by nearly 1,800 tons, accounting for all of the growth...

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Stainless steel U-handles suitable for welding

April 29, 2015

J.W. Winco Inc. offers GN 425.3 stainless steel cabinet U-handles with no mounting threads. Available in metric sizes, the RoHS-compliant handles are designed for applications that require the handle to be welded or for applications that require special threads or holes for mounting. The...

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Heidtman Steel commissions new Indiana slitting facility

April 28, 2015

Toledo, Ohio-based Heidtman Steel, a provider of flat-rolled carbon steel, has fully commissioned its newest slitting plant in East Chicago, Ind. The 120,000-sq.-ft. building features a new Alcos slitter, designed to process AHSS. The line can slit materials from 0.015 to 0.250 in. thick and up...

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Structural steel offers high strength with light weight

April 28, 2015

SSAB has introduced Strenx high-strength structural steel. It is designed for applications in which structural strength and weight savings are key competitive factors, such as the lifting, handling, and transportation industries. It also is suitable for use in agricultural machinery, the frames of...

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ASD metal services named as distributor for Vallourec sections

April 27, 2015

ASD metal services, a mill-independent steel stockholder in the U.K. and ROI, has been chosen as a preferred business partner of Vallourec to distribute its Oceanfit® seamless hollow sections. Designed for demanding offshore environments, the sections comprise fine-grain, high-strength steels...

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Pretreatment system made for mixed-metal applications

April 27, 2015

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced the Versabond™ pretreatment system, a kinetic-efficient zinc-phosphate pretreatment formulation that helps improve the corrosion resistance of mixed-metal substrates. Based on proprietary hypernucleation technology, the system...

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World Steel Association releases short-range outlook for 2015-2016

April 24, 2015

The World Steel Association (worldsteel), London, has released its short-range outlook for 2015 and 2016. The organization forecasts that global apparent steel use will increase by 0.5 percent in 2015 following growth of 0.6 percent in 2014, and by 1.4 percent in 2016. Hans Jürgen Kerkhoff,...

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Mobile app lets users check on alloy orders

April 24, 2015

Rolled Alloys has announced the release of its new mobile app, raMobileConnect®, available at both the Apple® and Google Play® app stores. The app enables customers to download material test reports on the company’s stainless steel, nickel, cobalt, and titanium alloys, as well as check on...

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Metallurgy Matters: Influencing weld strength

April 24, 2015

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Weld metal strength: It’s a subject that’s often discussed, and just as often misunderstood. To fully consider how strong weld metal will be or how you can strengthen it, you have to think about not only the preweld decisions that influence weld strength, but also the postweld reactions and...

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U.S. Coast Guard Academy retains first place in second annual inter-academy recycling contest

April 23, 2015

For the second year, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) has received top honors in the Great American Can Roundup's (GACR) Commander-in-Chief's Challenge. As the top recycling service academy for the 2014-2015 challenge, all 896 cadets of the USCGA's eight companies participated in the...

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Roofinox America names VP of sales

April 23, 2015

Eatontown, N.J.-based Roofinox America Inc., a supplier of stainless steel coil for roll formed roofing panels, has named David H. Rowe as vice president of sales. He previously worked for Englert Inc. as a salesperson and later in management positions in both regional and national sales,...

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Aerodyne Alloys launches new website

April 21, 2015

South Windsor, Conn.-based Aerodyne Alloys has launched a new website at www.aerodynealloys.com. The mobile-friendly site offers simplified navigation and enhanced graphics. The Invex full-service customer portal will be added to allow quick access to orders and documents. The company offers...

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Carbon fiber-reinforced polymer bonds to steel pipe to enhance strength

April 20, 2015

Milliken Infrastructure Solutions LLC, a subsidiary of Milliken & Co., has partnered with Nippon Steel & Sumikin Materials Co. Ltd. Composites Co. to introduce Strand Sheet® carbon fiber technology to the North American market. The product comprises hundreds of factory-made carbon fiber/epoxy...

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