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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HRB prices: Trolling the bottom

May 27, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB spot price for May 25 fell 3.2 percent to $429 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the twentieth consecutive decline. The World export HRB price...

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Seamless stainless tube imports from China continue growth

May 26, 2009

U.S. producers comprising the Stainless Steel Tube Trade Advancement Committee (SSTTAC) have noted that, despite the significant recession in the United States, imports of stainless steel pipe and...

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Prolamsa USA begins producing mechanical tubing in U.S.

May 12, 2009

Prolamsa USA has begun production of mechanical tubing at its first U.S. manufacturing facility, located in Laredo, Texas. The facility produces mechanical tubing from 1/2 to 2-1/2 in. and includes a...

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QY Group-China opens Tritube USA

May 12, 2009

QY Group-China has opened Tritube USA in Baytown, Texas, the group's first manufacturing venture in the U.S.The manufacturing facility has four forming/welding lines that produce ASTM A500/A513...

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CMW names chief operating officer

May 12, 2009

Eric L. Krepps has joined CMW Inc., an Indianapolis-based manufacturer of highly engineered metal alloys and composites, as COO. His responsibilities include generating profit growth through...

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RathGibson names vice president of sales and marketing

May 12, 2009

RathGibson, Lincolnshire, Ill., has appointed Kirk Thorne to the position of vice president – sales and marketing.Thorne, who has 25 years of experience in industry, worked previously for Lennox...

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Rolled Alloys opens warehouse

May 12, 2009

Rolled Alloys, with headquarters in Temperance, Mich., has opened a warehouse in Tulsa, Okla. The 68,000-sq.-ft. facility inventories heat- and corrosion-resistant alloys including ZERON® 100...

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Republic moves to Canton

May 12, 2009

Republic Engineered Products Inc., a producer of special bar quality steel, has moved its corporate headquarters from Fairlawn, Ohio, to its manufacturing operation in Canton, Ohio.In January Republic...

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RathGibson opens Buenos Aires office

April 30, 2009

Lincolnshire, Ill.-based RathGibson, a manufacturer of welded, welded and drawn, and seamless stainless steel, nickel, and titanium tubing, has opened an office in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Led by...

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HRB prices: 'Never-ending bottom'

April 29, 2009

In its latest release of hot-rolled band prices, SteelBenchmarker™'s headline read "never-ending bottom."The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarkerWestern European HRB price for April 27 plummeted 6.0...

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Is cast iron just cast iron?

April 28, 2009

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Cast iron comes in many different types with different properties. Not all can be welded, cut, or machined in the same way, and some types are better suited for specific applications than others. This article discusses the most common types and how to use them.

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World steel demand set for sharpest decline since WWII

April 27, 2009

Reuters has reported that the world's steel industry is bracing for the steepest fall in demand since World War II, "as global economic downturn rips through the sector, chopping demand by almost 15...

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TMK IPSCO Kentucky plant ratifies new labor agreement

April 23, 2009

TMK IPSCO was notified yesterday by the United Steelworkers and its Local 1870 that union members at the company's Wilder, Ky., plant have ratified the tentative labor agreement reached last week. The...

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AK Steel announces stainless steel price increase

April 20, 2009

AK Steel said today that it is increasing base prices for all 200, 300, and 400 series flat rolled stainless steel products by 6 percent to 9 percent, depending upon the grade and product form,...

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HRB prices continue to drop

April 15, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarkerU.S. HRB price for April 13 plummeted 8.0 percent to $474 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the 17th consecutive drop. The Chinese HRB ex-works price dropped 5.3 percent...

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