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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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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L&R Industries expanding in Missouri

February 22, 2016

L&R Industries, based in Cabool, Mo., is expanding operations with a new steel tube manufacturing and distribution facility in Dunn, Mo. The multimillion-dollar expansion is creating 10 new jobs and being made possible by community efforts to improve infrastructure. Through a Community...

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Hitachi Metals Ltd. completes acquisition of three entities

February 22, 2016

Hitachi Metals Ltd., Manchester, N.H., through its wholly owned subsidiary Hitachi Metals America LLC, has acquired HTP-Meds LLC and Hi-Tech Machine & Fabrication LLC (HTMF). HTP-Meds is a supplier of custom extrusions and braided tubing for the medical device industry. HTMF is a supplier of...

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STI-SPFA announces 2015 Steel Fabricated Product of the Year Awards

February 19, 2016

Lake Zurich, Ill.-based STI-SPFA, a nonprofit trade association representing fabricators of steel storage tanks, water pipe, and pressure vessels, has recognized member companies in 14 product categories with its Steel Fabricated Product of the Year Awards for 2015. Member companies submitted...

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Hayes installs corrugated curver for the U.S. market

February 18, 2016

New Zealand-based Hayes Intl., with a U.S. location in Moundridge, Kan., has installed a corrugated curver at Bridger Steel in Montana. The fully automated machine will allow the company to smooth-curve 2.67- by 7/8-in.-deep corrugated sheets for such applications as radius roof curves, liquid...

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Steel Dynamics announces management appointments

February 17, 2016

Steel producer and metal recycler Steel Dynamics Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind., has created three new leadership positions to coincide with the March 31, 2016, retirement of company co-founder Richard P. Teets Jr., executive vice president of steelmaking and president/COO of steel operations. Teets will...

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Rolled Alloys Canada launches e-commerce website

February 17, 2016

Rolled Alloys Canada, a provider of stainless steels, nickel, cobalt, and titanium alloys and value-added processing in Mississauga, Ont., has launched an e-commerce website at www.rolledalloys.ca. The site offers comprehensive information along with e-commerce quoting and purchasing. Features...

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Rolled Alloys announces expanded processing capabilities

February 16, 2016

Houston-based Rolled Alloys has announced the addition of a Kasto BBS automated plate saw at its 80,000-sq.-ft. service center. The saw can process all stocked thicknesses up to 279 in. long automatically with no HAZ and improved lead times, the company reports. Other processing capabilities at the...

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U.S. stainless steel sheet/strip producers file antidumping petitions against Chinese imports

February 15, 2016

AK Steel Corp., ATI Flat Rolled Products, North American Stainless, and Outokumpu Stainless USA LLC, all U.S.-based producers of stainless steel sheet and strip, have filed antidumping and countervailing duty petitions charging that unfairly traded imports of stainless steel sheet and strip from...

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Commercial Metals Co. closes fence post operations in Arkansas

February 12, 2016

Commercial Metals Co. (CMC) has announced the closure of its fence post operations in Magnolia, Ark. Production will be relocated to the San Marcos, Texas, fence post production facility as operations in Magnolia wind down and cease entirely by the end of Q3 2016. In addition, CMC Steel...

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Novelis, Jaguar Land Rover develop high recycled-content aluminum alloy

February 11, 2016

Novelis has announced that its RC5754 alloy, a new automotive product designed to contain up to 75 percent recycled content, has been successfully integrated into the structural components of high-volume production passenger vehicles. The alloy was developed with Jaguar Land Rover and serves as...

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Alliance Steel acquires Standard Steel & Wire, forms Specialty Steel Division

February 10, 2016

Alliance Steel LLC, a steel service center in Bedford Park, Ill., has acquired the working capital assets and customer list of Standard Steel & Wire Inc. (SS&W), Chicago, while concurrently forming the Specialty Steel Division of Alliance Steel. Dennis Barista, formerly of SS&W, is leading the new...

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ITA committee working to remove restrictions on Grade 12 titanium use

February 9, 2016

Denver-based International Titanium Association’s (ITA’s) Industrial Applications Committee has achieved a significant first step in a project to remove restrictions on the use of Grade 12 titanium on NACE MRO 175, a standard for the petroleum and natural gas industries regarding the use and...

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Mill Steel Co. consolidates Building/Painted Products division to new Indiana location

February 8, 2016

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Mill Steel Co., a distributor of flat-rolled carbon steel, has moved its Building/Painted Products Midwest operations from its Jeffersonville, Ind., plant to its recently acquired service center in Anderson, Ind. Mill Steel expects to complete the division’s move by the...

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Commercial Metals Co. receives air permit for Oklahoma micromill

February 8, 2016

Commercial Metals Co., Irving, Texas, has received a new source air permit from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality. This permit authorizes CMC, from an environmental air quality perspective, to construct a micromill in Durant, Okla. The company, which manufactures, recycles, and...

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