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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Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing welcomes Alcoa as newest member

February 10, 2015

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), a research consortium that brings together businesses, Virginia universities, and the NASA Langley Research Center, has announced that Alcoa has joined the organization. As an Organizing Industry Member, Alcoa, a provider of lightweight...

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VMZINC products used in new French aeronautic museum

February 9, 2015

VMZINC®-US, the international brand name of rolled zinc products manufactured and sold by the Building Products Unit of the Umicore group, Raleigh, N.C., has announced the use of its products in the new aeronautic museum, Aeroscopia, located at the Toulouse-Blagnac airport in southwest France....

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TMW modifies expansion plans to adapt to new opportunities

February 6, 2015

The Material Works Ltd. (TMW), a toll processor of flat-rolled metals, has announced that the growth of eco pickled surface (EPS) technology has forced the company to reconsider its plans to open a flat-rolled toll processing center adjacent to the Big River Steel mill currently under construction....

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Molybdenum production up, use down slightly

February 6, 2015

The International Molybdenum Association (IMOA), London, has announced that global production of molybdenum increased to 150.3 million lbs. for Q3 2014, up 5 percent from 142.9 million lbs. in the previous quarter and 11 percent higher compared with the same period in 2013. Global use of molybdenum...

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Eriez releases three videos highlighting metal detector

February 6, 2015

Erie, Pa.-based Eriez® has produced three new videos featuring the Xtreme® metal detector. The first video, at http://tinyurl.com/xtreme-metal-detector, introduces viewers to the metal detector’s features and detection capabilities. It highlights the unit’s construction, setup, and...

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MMK ships record amounts of products to pipemakers

February 5, 2015

Russia-based OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) shipped a record amount of products to pipemakers and produced the largest amount of hot-rolled products in 2014 for the whole period of its modern history. In 2014 MMK shipped more than 2.78 million metric tons of metal products to...

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ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe, Fraunhofer IWS, LIMO partner for laser research

January 30, 2015

ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe, the Fraunhofer Institute for Materials and Beam Technology (IWS), and LIMO (Lissotschenko Mikrooptik GmbH) have initiated development work on a new laser technology that the partners will use to improve the properties of steel strip surfaces. The collaboration, part of...

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MSCI president shares top trends affecting metals industry

January 29, 2015

Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) President and CEO M. Robert Weidner III discussed the top five trends challenging the metals industry in his State of the Industry address as his tour of MSCI chapters began in January. “A number of forces play a significant role in the landscape of our...

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United Performance Metals hires project specialist

January 27, 2015

Hamilton, Ohio-based United Performance Metals has hired Scott Skelton as project specialist. He has more than 25 years of experience in the metals industry, with expertise in the areas of plant operations and lean initiatives. Skelton has worked both for general line and family-owned service...

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U. S. Steel to adjust production in Alabama, Texas

January 27, 2015

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has announced it will temporarily adjust operations at Lone Star Tubular Operations in Lone Star, Texas, and Fairfield Tubular Operations in Fairfield, Ala. Fairfield Works, the primary flat-roll supplier of rounds to Fairfield Tubular Operations, also will...

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Atlas Holdings launches Aludium with acquisition of Alcoa’s rolling mills in Spain, France

January 27, 2015

Atlas Holdings LLC, Greenwich, Conn., has launched Aludium, its newest operating company, with the acquisition of rolling mills in Spain and France from Alcoa, a provider of lightweight metals technology, engineering, and manufacturing. Included in the transaction are mills located in Amorebieta...

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MMK reports record production at steel mill

January 26, 2015

Russia-based OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has reached a record 5 million metric tons in total production of cold and galvanized rolled products at its Mill 2000, which serves primarily the automotive industry, as well as household appliance producers and the construction industry....

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ThyssenKrupp expands Mexico facility

January 23, 2015

ThyssenKrupp Materials de Mexico S.A. de C.V., a unit of ThyssenKrupp Materials NA Inc. (TKMNA), has announced the expansion of its current blanking operations in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico. The facility currently offers steel blanking and warehousing services for aluminum and steel products in the...

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Paul Mueller, founder of Paul Mueller Co., dies at age 99

January 22, 2015

Paul Mueller, founder of Paul Mueller Co., a stainless steel manufacturer in Springfield, Mo., died Jan. 19, 2015. Mueller began his career in 1938 as a salesman for Smith Heating in Springfield. He and co-worker Gordon Mann founded Mann & Mueller Heating and Sheet Metal Works in 1940. In 1943,...

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Sandmeyer Steel hires district sales manager for Canada

January 22, 2015

Sandmeyer Steel Co., Philadelphia, a producer of stainless steel and nickel alloy plate products, has named Melanie Mitchell as district sales manager for Canada, replacing the retiring Adam Paterson, who served as the company’s manufacturer’s representative in Canada for more than 10 years....

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