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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Wall Colmonoy hires corporate controller

February 9, 2010

Wall Colmonoy, a manufacturer of high-temperature brazing and coating alloys in Madison Heights, Mich., has hired Randy Buoy as corporate controller. In this position, he works directly with the...

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New standards released for metal powder testing, bearings

February 9, 2010

New 2010 editions of two powder metallurgy (PM) standards have been issued by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF). The 130-page Standard Test Methods for Metal Powders and Powder Metallurgy...

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Eddie Kane Steel opens two new facilities

January 12, 2010

Eddie Kane Steel Products Inc., a carbon and alloy distributor in Spring Lake, N.J., has opened two additional sales, distribution, and processing centers in the Chicago and Los Angeles areas. The...

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U.S.S. New York warship contains recycled steel from World Trade Center

January 12, 2010

The fifth in a line of a new class of warship was commissioned into the U.S. Navy in November in New York City. The U.S.S. New York, roughly the length of two football fields and weighing 25,000 tons,...

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Nucor Executive Vice President Joe Rutkowski to retire; Joe Stratman to assume additional responsibilities

January 11, 2010

Nucor Corp. Executive Vice President of Business Development Joseph A. Rutkowski announced today his plans to retire at the end of February after 21 years of service with the company. Rutkowski began...

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Die materials and wear in stamping AHSS

January 9, 2010

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Advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) are used extensively in the automotive industry to help improve crash safety and reduce weight. With the increased strength of AHSS, however, come dramatically increased springback and forming load (and, therefore, contact pressure) compared to milder steel grades.

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Cargill to acquire Robinson's RPS® Steel division

December 17, 2009

Cargill, a global trader, processor, and distributor of iron and steel, has agreed with Robinson Steel to increase its investment in RPS® Sheet and Plate by purchasing Robinson Steel's...

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HRB prices off bottom

December 16, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB spot price for December 14 rose 4.0 percent to $575 per metric ton, FOB the mill, after four consecutive falls. The World export HRB price rose...

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Scrap Salvage & Surplus patents mobile processing unit

December 15, 2009

Scrap Salvage & Surplus Inc., Butler, Pa., has patented a mobile processing unit for heavy torching of oversized metal scrap generated by steelmakers and other metal manufacturers.The unit, which...

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Plymouth Tube announces two staff promotions

December 15, 2009

Plymouth Tube Co., Warrenville, Ill., has named Bill Henricks to the position of energy group account executive. In this position, he focuses on building the company's business in the power generation...

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Specialty Strip & Oscillating hires sales rep

December 15, 2009

Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc., a supplier of conventional slit and oscillate coils in Masury, Ohio, has hired Jamie R. DeVore as a sales representative. He is responsible for direct sales of...

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American Piping expands in Houston, hires CFO in St. Louis

December 15, 2009

American Piping Products has expanded its Houston facility with a new sales and operations headquarters. The company is a supplier of heavy-wall carbon, stainless, and chrome-moly steel pipe,...

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MSCI scholarship program awards exceed $1 million

December 15, 2009

A college scholarship program started in 2002 by the Florida Chapter of the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Boca Raton, Fla., has expanded throughout the U.S. and Canada and has awarded more...

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Advanced high-strength steel technologies featured on 2010 Ram Heavy Duty – Motor Trend Truck of the Year

December 15, 2009

Motor Trendmagazine has selected the new Ram Heavy Duty as its Truck of the Year, giving the North American steel industry and AISI's Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) a reason to...

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Using laser shock peening to increase pilger die life

December 1, 2009

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During pilgering, the dies endure extreme amounts of stress. Shot peening is a conventional, economic process for hardening the tooling, but its benefits are limited. Supplementing shot peening with laser shock peening where the stress is highest can help to extend the service life of the tools.

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