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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Warren Steel Holdings completes vacuum tank degasser

February 12, 2008

Warren Steel Holdings, Warren, Ohio, announced that it completed the hot commissioning of its vacuum tank degasser and related systems.The system is fully operational, and the company has begun...

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ABC Metals appoints North American sales manager

February 12, 2008

ABC Metals Inc., Logansport, Ind., has added Joe H. Loudenback as North American sales manager. Loudenback, who is responsible for coordinating the company's sales and marketing efforts in North...

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Registration for ISRI's 2008 Convention and Expo now open

February 12, 2008

Registration now is open for the 2008 Convention and Exposition of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI), Washington, D.C. The organization says the show, which runs April 6-10 at...

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Hendrick adds new equipment

February 12, 2008

Hendrick Mfg., Memphis, Tenn., has added several pieces of fabrication equipment to its facility in Carbondale, Pa. The company added additional CNC press brake capabilities, acquired new welding...

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Ameristeel begins Jacksonville Mill expansion planning

January 24, 2008

Gerdau Ameristeel Corp. has announced that it has begun the planning process for a capital project to expand its Jacksonville Steel Mill, located in Baldwin, Florida.The expansion is expected to add...

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Steel coil prices in U.S. surge to 12-month high

January 22, 2008

The Steel Index weekly reference prices for steel coil products in the U.S. have surged to 12-month highs and continue to rise sharply.Prices for steel coil products in the U.S. have hit their highest...

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HRB spot steel prices climb

January 17, 2008

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for Jan. 14 surged 6.1 percent to $659 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the fifth consecutive rise. The world export HRB...

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Stamping 101: Material guidelines

January 15, 2008

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Each metals has its own blend of physical, chemical, and surface properties and characteristics. Knowing about the major work metals (not tool steels), their properties, grades, and characteristics helps to achieve the best results in stamping and forming best results.

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Diamond Mfg. acquires Stone Perforating

January 15, 2008

Diamond Mfg. Co., Wyoming, Pa., a metal perforator, has acquired Stone Perforating Co., Chicago.The acquisition includes Chicago EDM, a Stone Perforating affiliate.

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Markin Tubin updates Web site

January 15, 2008

Markin Tubing LP, Wyoming, N.Y., has re-engineered its Web site and changed the main URL. The site, at www.markin.com, includes a technical library of tube-related specifications, data, and process...

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Silberline CEO leads aluminum industry delegation to China

January 15, 2008

Lisa Jane Scheller, CEO of Silberline Manufacturing Co. Inc., Tamaqua, Pa., recently led a delegation of aluminum industry representatives to the 2007 China Aluminum Forum in Chengdu, China.A member...

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Greer Steel continues facility upgrades

January 15, 2008

Greer Steel, Dover, Ohio, recently completed one in a new series of upgrades, installing a 40-ton, top-running Zenar crane to service the company's pickling and primary slitting departments. The...

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Heidtman Steel expands Butler facility

January 15, 2008

Heidtman Steel Products Inc., Toledo, Ohio, is constructing an additional 120,000-sq.-ft. building at its manufacturing operation in the Butler Industrial Corridor in Indiana. The building will house...

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Nucor signs memorandum of understanding for joint venture with Duferco

January 10, 2008

Nucor Corp. has announced that is has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Duferco Group (Lugano, Switzerland) to establish a 50/50 joint venture to produce beams in Italy and distribute...

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HRB spot steel prices mainly up

December 13, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for Dec. 10 surged 1.8 percent to $606 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the third consecutive rise. The world export HRB...

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