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, 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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North American steel industry launches Gulf Coast Initiative

February 16, 2006

Twelve North American steel companies have joined together under a special initiative to help rebuild the U.S. Gulf Coast region in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Collectively, they...

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AK Steel increases stainless hot-rolled products prices

February 8, 2006

AK Steel announced today that it is increasing transaction prices for all hot-rolled stainless steel sheet, strip, tubular-quality, and continuous mill plate products by approximately 6 percent,...

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Accumet offers fabrication of refractory metals

February 7, 2006

Accumet Materials Co., Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., offers precision fabrication of tantalum and other refractory metals such as molybdenum and tungsten using various processing techniques.Tantalum offers...

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Schaeffer sets plans for new facility

February 7, 2006

Schaeffer Industries, Mira Loma, Calif., has purchased 40 acres of industrial property in McKinney, Texas, and is planning to construct a new steel processing and distribution facility on the site.The...

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AK Steel announces price increase for zinc coating extras

February 7, 2006

AK Steel said today that it will increase prices for zinc coatings by 70 percent, effective with shipments on April 1, 2006. The premium is being added to the company's current pricing extras for all...

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Ryerson to sell oil, gas assets

February 6, 2006

Ryerson Inc. today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to sell certain assets related to its U.S. oil and gas, tubular alloy, and bar alloy businesses to Energy Alloys, LLC, a Texas...

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Steel prices predicted to remain high

January 31, 2006

Rising steel prices have caused pain for many U.S. industries and significant relief is not on the horizon, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants said today.Since 2003 steel prices have climbed by more...

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AK Steel increases prices for stainless steel products

January 26, 2006

AK Steel has announced that it is increasing transaction prices for all cold-rolled stainless sheet and strip products by approximately 3 percent, effective with shipments on February 19, 2006. The...

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum to acquire Earle M. Jorgensen Co.

January 24, 2006

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. ("Reliance") and Earle M. Jorgensen Company ("EMJ") have announced a definitive merger agreement in which Reliance will acquire EMJ. The transaction is expected to be...

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Olympic Steel, U.S. Steel to close OLP joint venture

January 23, 2006

Olympic Steel Inc., a national steel service center, and United States Steel Corp. jointly announced plans to close their Olympic Laser Processing (OLP) joint venture facility in Detroit. OLP...

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Gerdau Ameristeel announces leadership changes

January 16, 2006

Gerdau Ameristeel Corp. has announced leadership changes.Andre Johannpeter, currently chief operating officer for Gerdau Ameristeel, is returning to the Gerdau Group Corporate Office in Porto Alegre,...

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Timken to expand Virginia bearing plant production

January 11, 2006

The Timken Co. today announced plans to invest approximately $10 million in its bearing plant in Altavista, Va., enabling expanded manufacturing of replacement wheel-hub bearing assemblies for...

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