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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AIM appoints ANT Sales as manufacturer’s representative

March 14, 2016

AIM Alloys, Cranston, R.I., has added Denver-based ANT Sales Co. as its representative for solder materials for the plumbing market in Montana; Wyoming; Colorado; New Mexico; and El Paso, Texas. AIM Alloys offers standard and custom industrial-grade metals and alloys for casting, plating, and...

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Constellium and UACJ to expand joint venture to produce BiW sheet in U.S.

March 12, 2016

Netherlands-based Constellium N.V. has signed a memorandum of understanding with its Japanese partner UACJ Corp. to expand their existing joint venture to produce automotive body-in-white (BiW) sheet in the U.S. The final contract is subject to the board approval of each party. Under the...

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Metal Powder Industries Federation names Lifetime Achievement Award winner

March 11, 2016

Metal Powder Industries Federation, Princeton, N.J., has selected William F. Jandeska Jr., FAPMI, president of Midwest Metallurgical Ltd. and project manager for the Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology, to receive the Kempton H. Roll PM Lifetime Achievement Award. Jandeska has developed...

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International Titanium Association issues call for papers for Titanium USA 2016

March 11, 2016

The International Titanium Association (ITA), Denver, has issued a call for papers for the Titanium USA 2016 Conference, which will be held Sept. 25-28, 2016, at the J. W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix. The organizing committee is seeking market-oriented and technical papers alike....

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SAF-West wins Business of the Year Award

March 10, 2016

Redding, Calif.-based SAF-West has won the 2015 Business of the Year Award from the Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce. The annual award recognizes a business distinguishable by its investment in Redding’s employment, development, and community involvement. In issuing the award, Redding...

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United Performance Metals names business analyst

March 10, 2016

United Performance Metals, a distributor of stainless steel, duplex stainless steel, nickel alloys, and cobalt alloys in Hamilton, Ohio, has hired Ben Stansel as business analyst. His primary responsibilities are pricing and contract management for the specialty metals service center. After...

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FMA selected to manage Association of Steel Distributors

March 10, 2016

Rockford, Ill.-based Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® (FMA) has been selected to manage the Association of Steel Distributors (ASD). The Chicago-based ASD continues to operate as an independent association, but relies on FMA for management of its day-to-day affairs, membership...

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Direct Metals supplies bar grating for Atlanta’s Fourth Ward project

March 8, 2016

Direct Metals, an international steel service center with locations in Kennesaw, Ga., and Waukegan, Ill., has provided serrated 7TW4 galvanized fabricated bar grating panels for the construction of an access ramp, platforms, and stairs as part of Atlanta’s Historic Fourth Ward BeltLine...

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United Steelworkers laud U.S. DOC duties on cold-rolled steel

March 2, 2016

The United Steelworkers (USW) applauded a preliminary determination of an antidumping investigation announced by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce that places duty orders on imports of cold-rolled flat steel products from Brazil, China, India, Korea, Russia, Japan, and the U.K. Leo W. Gerard, USW...

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LIFT technology partnership focuses on aluminum-lithium alloys

February 29, 2016

LIFT (Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow) has launched a technology project focused on predicting the performance of aluminum-lithium alloys for use in jet engine and other aerospace applications. Lead partners on the project, United Technologies Research Center and the University of Michigan,...

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ABC Coating building fabrication plant in Illinois

February 29, 2016

ABC Coating Co. Inc. has announced plans to relocate its Peotone, Ill., operations to a new, 80,000-sq.-ft. metal fabrication facility in Manteno, Ill. The company fabricates and coats steel for use in the construction industry. The project, to be completed in Q4 2016, provides the company with...

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AP&C adds three powder reactors

February 25, 2016

Montreal-based AP&C, a powder manufacturing subsidiary of Arcam AB, has added capacity by building three new atomizing reactors. The new capacity increase follows a surge in demand for the company’s titanium powders, used in additive manufacturing. According to the company, its plasma...

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Superior Tube, Fine Tubes awarded contracts by Airbus

February 24, 2016

Collegeville, Pa.-based Superior Tube and Plymouth, U.K.-based Fine Tubes, manufacturers and global suppliers of precision tubes for critical applications, have both been awarded contracts by airframe manufacturer Airbus, Toulouse, France. This contract is Superior Tube’s first opportunity to...

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TimkenSteel develops new manufacturing process for high-pressure tubing

February 23, 2016

TimkenSteel, Canton, Ohio, a provider of customized alloy steel products and services, has developed a new process to manufacture high-pressure tubing (HPT) for use in the production of low-density polyethylene (LDPE). The process begins at the Canton facility with the forge-rolling and...

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DSTN to close in Nova Scotia after $56 million investment

February 22, 2016

A steel manufacturing facility in Trenton, N.S., that received $56.3 million in provincial money is shutting down, ending a plan to create hundreds of jobs in the wind energy sector. According to Business Minister Mark Furey, the board of directors for DSME Trenton, known as DSTN, has informed...

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