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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Hussey Copper develops bacteria-killing copper home improvement products

January 14, 2014

Hussey Copper, a producer of electrical copper bar in Pittsburgh, has developed a line of antimicrobial, solid-surface home improvement products made of copper. The bathroom sinks, wall plates, push/pull plates, cabinet pulls, and tile are made of the company's EPA-registered MD-Cu29...

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Fine Tubes develops seamless titanium tubing for Airbus, Liebherr

January 14, 2014

Fine Tubes Ltd., Plymouth, U.K., has announced it is producing seamless Grade 9 and Grade 5 titanium tubing for Airbus and Liebherr. The tubing is used for the high-pressure hydraulic systems required for the Airbus A380 aircraft and for the high lift transmission systems designed and produced by...

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Aleris recognized by the U.K.'s Ministry of Defense

January 14, 2014

Aleris, a provider of aluminum rolled products and extrusions based in Cleveland, has been recognized by the U.K.'s Ministry of Defense (MOD) for the role that its aluminum defense products played in improving the protection of the Warrior armored vehicle. According to the MOD, the upgraded...

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AHSS featured on 2014 North American Truck of the Year

January 14, 2014

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute, Washington, D.C., has announced that the 2014 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year (NACTOY) truck award winner again features a significant amount of advanced high-strength steel...

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FABTECH 2014

November 11-13, 2014
  • Georgia World Congress Center
  • Atlanta, GA
  • FABTECH heads to Atlanta, GA November 11-13, 2014 bringing together an anticipated 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies all under one roof. The show provides a backdrop for visitors to experience live equipment demonstration, find cost savings solutions, and network with industry peers throughout the 500,000+ square feet of show floor throughout the B and C buildings at the George World Congress Center. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the exhibits with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations on the latest industry trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

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    FABTECH 2014

    November 11-13, 2014
  • Georgia World Congress Center
  • Atlanta, GA
  • FABTECH heads to Atlanta, GA November 11-13, 2014 bringing together an anticipated 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies all under one roof. The show provides a backdrop for visitors to experience live equipment demonstration, find cost savings solutions, and network with industry peers throughout the 500,000+ square feet of show floor throughout the B and C buildings at the George World Congress Center. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the exhibits with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations on the latest industry trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

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    Cargill to build eighth U.S. steel processing plant in Colorado

    January 9, 2014

    Cargill has announced plans to build its eighth U.S. steel processing center to help meet the increasing demands for steel products in the manufacturing and shale oil industries. Construction of the 60,000-sq.-ft. steel processing and distribution facility is scheduled to begin in early 2014 in...

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    Alloy Metals and Tubes Intl. names inside sales rep

    January 7, 2014

    Alloy Metals and Tubes Intl. Inc. (AMTI), Houston, has hired John Buras as an inside sales representative. In this role, he works cooperatively with AMTI's business development, outside sales, and distribution team members to expand the company's existing customer base, secure new customers,...

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    Die materials and wear in stamping AHSS, Part III - TheFabricator.com

    Die materials and wear in stamping AHSS, Part III

    December 12, 2013

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    Editor’s Note: This article is Part III of a three-part series that reviews the die materials and die coatings used in forming AHSS. Part I, which appeared in the January/February issue, discussed the relationship between process conditions and tool failure mechanisms. Part II appeared in...

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    American to build spiral-welded pipe facility in Michigan

    December 11, 2013

    American, Birmingham, Ala., has announced plans to build a new spiral-welded pipe facility in Flint, Mich. The facility initially will support the Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA) project recently awarded to American, and later other regional water infrastructure projects. The KWA pipeline,...

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    Nippon Steel, ArcelorMittal to buy Alabama steel plant

    December 5, 2013

    Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal and ArcelorMittal have announced that they are close to a $2 billion deal to buy an Alabama factory from Germany's ThyssenKrupp. According to the Nikkei economic daily, Nippon Steel of Japan and Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal have reached a basic accord with...

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    Corrosion inhibitor designed for use in aqueous circulating systems

    December 5, 2013

    Chemtool Inc.'s RPAM 700 is a synthetic, water-dilutable corrosion inhibitor/corrosion preventive based on a blend of amine-surfactant chemistries. It is recommended for use in aqueous circulating system applications that require one to six months of indoor protection of ferrous and nonferrous...

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    Steinert US names engineering and service manager

    December 4, 2013

    Steinert US, Walton, Ky., a supplier of separation equipment for the material recovery and recycling industry, has hired Troy Robertson as engineering and service manager. In this position, he oversees the service and operations departments. Before joining the company, Robertson spent eight years...

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    Central Tube and Bar adds sales rep, new equipment - TheFabricator.com

    Central Tube and Bar adds sales rep, new equipment

    December 4, 2013

    Central Tube and Bar Inc., a supplier and processor of tube and bar products in Conway, Ark., has announced that Brian Moon has joined the company as outside sales representative. Moon has several years of experience in the steel service center industry, most recently as territory manager for a...

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    Horizon Steel to locate facility in Kentucky

    December 3, 2013

    Steel service center Horizon Steel Co. has announced its intent to expand its operations and locate a 90,000-sq.-ft. facility in Bowling Green, Ky. The project will bring a capital investment of $15 million and 30 new full-time positions to the region. The expansion comes on the heels of an...

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