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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Smartphone app estimates metal weight, cost

July 25, 2012

Carpenter Technology Corp. has introduced an Android™ version of MetalMass™, its free smartphone app. The app is available for download in the iTunes® and Google stores. Its interface allows users to calculate the estimated weight and cost of long-product metallic alloy materials such as...

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush makes stop at United Performance Metals

July 23, 2012

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush spent time with supporters of the Mitt Romney campaign during a stop at United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio. The visit was considered a victory rally for restoring American manufacturing. Bush spoke to a group of more than 200 people, saluting the U.S....

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Central Steel expands plate inventory for Cincinnati district

July 23, 2012

Central Steel & Wire Co., Chicago, is expanding its inventory of 72-in. and wider A36 and ASTM A 572 Gr50 plate in the south region. This inventory will be stocked in Cincinnati and be available for next-day delivery in southern Ohio and Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Sizes...

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Marmon/Keystone holds supplier recognition day

July 19, 2012

Marmon/Keystone, a wholesale distributor of tubular products in Butler, Pa., recently hosted its annual Supplier Recognition Day, attended by more than 80 multinational supplier representatives from 47 qualifying companies. Perfect performance awards were presented to the five suppliers with the...

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SMS Siemag to modernize Nucor Steel CSP plant

July 17, 2012

Nucor Steel has awarded SMS Siemag a contract for the modernization of its compact strip production (CSP®) plant in Berkeley, S.C. The revamp is designed to increase the finished-strip width from 66.14 to 74.02 in. and to allow the production of thinner strip gauges. The modernization will be...

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NanoSteel wins R&D 100 Award for steel designs

July 17, 2012

The NanoSteel® Co., Providence, R.I., has been awarded its fifth R&D 100 Award by R&D Magazine for the development of a new class of nanostructured powder metal alloys designed for making large-scale industrial components. The patented alloys are NanoSteel's first commercially available...

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FerrouSouth installs stretcher leveler - TheFabricator.com

FerrouSouth installs stretcher leveler

July 16, 2012

FerrouSouth has announced the installation of what the company says is the most powerful stretcher leveler in the country. The Butech Bliss machine — dubbed "The Eliminator" for its ability to eliminate steel memory — is in operation at FerrouSouth's Iuka, Miss., facility. The...

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Gibbs Wire & Steel celebrates one year in Mexico

July 11, 2012

Gibbs Wire & Steel Co., a distributor and custom processor of steel wire and strip in Southington, Conn., recently marked the one-year anniversary of the opening of its service center in Queretaro, Mexico. General Manager Carlos Navarro hired a new salesperson to this territory in June to help...

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Gibbs Wire & Steel names California warehouse manager

July 10, 2012

Gibbs Wire & Steel Co., Southington, Conn., has named Dale Porter as the new warehouse manager of its California service center. He has more than 20 years of general management experience, having served as a retail manager at Stater Bros. Markets and as a department manager at Lowe’s Home...

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Leavitt Tube renamed Maruichi Leavitt Pipe & Tube

July 10, 2012

Leavitt Tube Co., Chicago, has been renamed Maruichi Leavitt Pipe & Tube LLC. The change reflects the ownership position of the company, which is 60 percent owned by Maruichi Steel Tube Ltd. (MKK) of Japan. The remaining 40 percent of the company is owned by Sumitomo Corp. of America (SOCA),...

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Bridge City Steel adds to sales team

July 10, 2012

Bridge City Steel, a steel service provider in Portland, Ore., has hired Daniel Hartman to join its sales team. He is responsible for project management, estimating, lead generation, and key customer accounts. Hartman has an extensive background of steel processing sales with an emphasis on laser...

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Chromium molybdenum—its uses and fabrication requirements - TheFabricator.com

Chromium molybdenum—its uses and fabrication requirements

July 9, 2012

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Chromium molybdenum alloys have characteristics that make them good choices for many products used in construction and manufacturing. This article discusses some applications for these materials and the processes and equipment necessary to complete them.

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Nucor-Yamato Steel to expand hot-rolled sheet piling production

July 9, 2012

Nucor Corp. has announced that Nucor-Yamato Steel Co., a joint venture between Nucor and Yamato Kogyo Co. Ltd., has approved a $115 million plan to expand the production of hot-rolled sheet piling. This project at Nucor's steel mill in Blytheville, Ark., is slated for completion in early 2014. The...

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Alexandria Industries acquires MidAmerica Extrusions - TheFabricator.com

Alexandria Industries acquires MidAmerica Extrusions

July 9, 2012

Alexandria Industries, Alexandria, Minn., has announced the acquisition of MidAmerica Extrusions of Indianapolis, a manufacturer of aluminum extrusions. The support staff and production team members of MidAmerica Extrusions will join Alexandria Industries, a producer of engineered products, and...

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Bohler-Uddeholm adds edge wire capacity

June 28, 2012

Bohler-Uddeholm Corp., Elgin, Ill., has announced the expansion of the high-speed-steel edge wire capacity at its South Boston, Va., manufacturing facility. This project, scheduled for completion in mid-2013, will more than double the edge wire capacity at the plant. Edge wire is a specialized...

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