Metals/Materials News

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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AK Steel sets May surcharges

April 18, 2006

AK Steel has advised its flat-rolled carbon steel customers that a $190 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for products shipped in May 2006. The company also has advised its electrical steel...

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Macsteel Service Centers USA announces expansion

April 17, 2006

Macsteel Service Centers USA Inc., owned by the global steel company Macsteel Holdings of South Africa, has announced that it is constructing a $10 million metals manufacturing and distribution...

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AK Tube selects Ohio for $8.5 million expansion project

April 13, 2006

AK Steel has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, AK Tube LLC, has selected its Walbridge, Ohio, plant for a previously announced $8.5 million capital investment to increase production...

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Steel Dynamics completes Roanoke Electric Steel acquisition

April 12, 2006

Today Steel Dynamics, Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Roanoke Electric Steel Corp. The transaction closed on April 11, 2006, immediately following approval...

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AK Steel to expand electrical steel production capacity

April 12, 2006

AK Steel said today that its board of directors has approved a capital investment of $14 million for the second phase of a project to increase production capacity for high quality, grain-oriented...

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IPSCO invests in plate and pipe upgrades

April 11, 2006

IPSCO Inc., Lisle, Ill., as part of its planned capital expenditures for 2006, has approved the $17.7 million expenditure for the installation of a vacuum degasser at its Montpelier, Iowa, steelworks...

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Metalcon show set

April 11, 2006

Metalcon Intl., Newton, Mass., has announced that its 2006 show will take place Oct. 3-5 in Tampa, Fla. This is the only annual international show dedicated to metal in construction.This year 262...

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Nucor to purchase Connecticut Steel assets

March 21, 2006

Nucor Corp. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets of Connecticut Steel Corp. for a cash purchase price of approximately $43 million, subject...

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AK Steel announces carbon steel price increase, surcharges

March 20, 2006

AK Steel has announced that it is increasing spot market prices for its carbon steel products by $30 per ton for all new orders accepted for shipment May 1, 2006 and later.The company also has advised...

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Vulcanium Corp. hires liaison

March 7, 2006

Vulcanium® Corp. has hired James Sovik to handle outside sales and design for both the anodizing and plating units. He serves as a liaison between the sales and engineering departments and...

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U. S. Steel announces management change at Fairfield Works

March 2, 2006

United States Steel Corp. has announced that Merle Stein has been appointed general manager of Fairfield Works, effective March 1, replacing Robert Cary, who elected to retire following 41 years of...

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AK Steel to increase prices for stainless steel products

March 2, 2006

AK Steel has announced that it is increasing transaction prices for all cold-rolled and hot-rolled stainless steel sheet, strip, tubular-quality, and continuous mill plate products by approximately 3...

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AK Steel, AEIF fail to reach Middletown plant agreement

March 1, 2006

AK Steel Corp. said today that, despite its good faith negotiating efforts, the company and the AEIF, the independent union at its Middletown Works, did not reach agreement on a new contract covering...

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EWI announces high-power ultrasonics initiative

February 22, 2006

EWI today announced a new initiative intended to expand the use of high-power ultrasonics (HPU) in the manufacturing, materials processing, biomedical, and energy fields. In collaboration with Case...

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AK Steel announces aluminum coating extras price increase

February 21, 2006

AK Steel said today that it will increase prices for aluminum coatings by approximately 50 percent, effective with shipments on April 1, 2006. The premium is being added to the company's current...

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