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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MCA Student Design Competition explores environmental themes

June 12, 2007

The Metal Construction Association (MCA), Glenview, Ill., has opened registration for its 2007 Student Design Competition. This year's event will focus on how architecture can benefit the...

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Steel prices weak

May 31, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for May 28 slipped 0.8 percent to $608 per metric ton, FOB the mill for the third consecutive drop. The world export HRB...

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Steel prices on the move

May 17, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for May 14 dropped 1.9 percent to $513 per metric ton, FOB the mill for the second consecutive drop. The world export HRB...

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Alloy offers improved corrosion resistance

May 8, 2007

Carpenter Technology Corp. has introduced a controlled-chemistry, free-machining, ferritic 13 percent chromium alloy developed for use in magnetic components that offers improved corrosion...

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HRB spot steel prices mixed

April 25, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for April 23 dropped 0.8 percent to $625 per metric ton, FOB the mill after five consecutive rises. The world export HRB...

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Mittal Steel USA enters export market

April 24, 2007

Mittal Steel USA has begun to export steel. The company said this is being done to take advantage of the strength of the global market and the resources of Arcelor Mittal Intl., the company's global...

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HRB spot steel domestic prices strong; world export price slips

April 11, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for April 9 rose 1.3 percent to $630 per metric ton, FOB the mill for the fifth consecutive rise. The world export HRB...

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Stainless Sales Corp. announces quality assurance manager

April 10, 2007

Stainless Sales Corp., a Chicago-based stainless steel service center, has appointed Carol Cerwin as quality assurance manager.Cerwin is responsible for maintaining the company's quality management...

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Main Steel Bartlett increases production capabilities

April 10, 2007

Main Steel Polishing, Co., Inc. has announced several changes being made at its Bartlett, Ill., plant. The existing building has undergone renovations to increase the total square footage to 95,000. ...

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Greer Steel hires research director

April 10, 2007

Greer Steel has announced that Scott McQuiston has been hired as director of research at the company's Dover, Ohio facility. His primary focus is on new product development.McQuiston, who has a degree...

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U.S. Steel enters spiral welded tubular product agreement

April 4, 2007

United States Steel Corp. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to form a joint venture with POSCO, a Republic of Korea steel producer, and SeAH Steel Corporation (SeAH), a...

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U.S. Steel to acquire Lone Star Technologies

March 29, 2007

United States Steel Corp. and Lone Star Technologies Inc. announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which U. S. Steel will acquire Lone Star, a manufacturer of welded...

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HRB spot steel price rise continues mixed

March 28, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for March 26 rose 1.8 percent to $622 per ton, FOB the mill for the fourth consecutive rise. The world export HRB price...

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Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel announces raw materials surcharge

March 21, 2007

Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. has announced that, effective April 1, 2007, it will institute a $53 per ton raw materials surcharge on orders scheduled for April shipment."The continued volatility of...

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HRB spot steel price rise mixed

March 14, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for March 12 rose 2.4 percent to $611 per ton, FOB the mill for the third consecutive rise. The world export HRB price...

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