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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Mill Steel hires sales manager to expand into new painted market segments

July 27, 2016

Mill Steel Co., Grand Rapids, Mich., a distributor of flat-rolled carbon steel, has named Chad Hull as sales manager of architectural and standing seam products. He will be key in directing the company’s expansion into the painted architectural and standing seam markets within its Building...

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Chicago Tube and Iron adds distribution facility in North Carolina

July 27, 2016

Romeoville, Ill.-based metal service center Chicago Tube and Iron (CTI) has opened a distribution facility in Locust, N.C. Initial inventory at the new facility includes stainless steel pipe, tube, flat bar, angle, and round bar. The company plans to expand the new plant with all types of metal,...

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Nucor to acquire Joy Global plate mill in Texas

July 21, 2016

Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has agreed to acquire Joy Global's steel plate mill in Longview, Texas. The mill, which produces carbon and alloy plate products from 1 to 12 in. thick and up to 138 in. wide with heat-treating capabilities, has an annual capacity of 180,000 tons. It employs about...

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ITA announces 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award winner

July 19, 2016

The International Titanium Association (ITA) has announced Clyde E. Forney as the winner of its 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. Forney, who has worked in the titanium industry for 45 years, was instrumental in the development and commercialization of Ti-3Al-2.5V alloy as the material of choice for...

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MPIF opens registration for introductory PM short course

July 18, 2016

Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has opened registration for its Basic Powder Metallurgy (PM) Short Course, which will be held Aug. 15 – 17, 2016, at Penn State Conference Center Hotel, State College, Pa. The program will feature nearly three full days of programming focusing on an...

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Domestic aluminum extrusion consumption grows 4.6 percent in 2015

July 18, 2016

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 market for 2015. Among key findings, domestic consumption of aluminum extrusions in the U.S. and Canada,...

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AEC joins coalition of manufacturers opposed to automatically granting China market economy status

July 8, 2016

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., has joined Manufacturers for Trade Enforcement, a coalition of U.S. industry trade groups opposed to the automatic granting of market economy status for China at the end of 2016. AEC joins The Aluminum Association, American Iron & Steel...

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Constellium to open manufacturing facility in Mexico

July 7, 2016

Amsterdam-based Constellium N.V. has announced plans to open a new manufacturing facility in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, to produce aluminum automotive structural components. The automotive industry expects that nearly 5 million vehicles will be produced annually in Mexico by 2019, making it one...

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Alro Steel opens facility in Oklahoma

July 6, 2016

Metals and industrial supplies distributor Alro Steel has announced the opening of an 80,000-sq.-ft. facility in Tulsa, Okla. It replaces the company’s former 9,000-sq.-ft. Tulsa facility. The larger footprint allows the company to process additional grades and sizes of metals, including...

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Steel Dynamics to acquire Vulcan Threaded Products

July 5, 2016

Steel producer and metal recycler Steel Dynamics Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of Vulcan Threaded Products Inc., a Pelham, Ala.-based manufacturer and supplier of threaded steel rod, cold-drawn bar, and heat-treated bar. The transaction is expected to be completed in...

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U. S. Steel president/CEO comments on ITC decision in core trade case

June 27, 2016

U.S. Steel Corp. President/CEO Mario Longhi has issued the following statement in response to the International Trade Commission's (ITC) affirmative decision regarding corrosion-resistant steel imports: "United States Steel Corporation is pleased with the International Trade Commission's...

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Patrick Industries acquires Mishawaka Sheet Metal LLC

June 21, 2016

Patrick Industries Inc., Elkhart, Ind., has completed the acquisition of the business and certain assets of Mishawaka Sheet Metal LLC (MSM), also of Elkhart. MSM is a distributor and fabricator of aluminum and steel products serving the RV and industrial markets. Patrick, a manufacturer of...

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Lightweight materials collaboration to launch in Great Lakes region

June 21, 2016

LIFT - Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow and the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association (MAMA) have announced an agreement to collaborate on introducing advanced lightweight material solutions to the Great Lakes region’s aerospace manufacturing industry. As part of this...

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Specialty Strip & Oscillating renews ISO 9001:2008 certification

June 17, 2016

Masury, Ohio-based Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc. has announced the renewal of its ISO 9001:2008 certification for the processing and slitting of steel. The company supplies conventional slit and oscillate coils in cold-rolled low-carbon, high-carbon, alloy, and stainless steel. It provides...

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