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 down 1.9% to 5.6% in Western Europe, U.S., World, and China

May 27, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Western European HRB price for May 24 fell 1.9 percent to $728 per ton (on a Euro basis, it rose 1.9 percent), ex-works, after being flat two weeks ago. The...

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HRB price surge stalls: U.S. up 0.5%; Western Europe flat; World down 0.3%; China down 1.2%

May 12, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB spot price for May 10 was up 0.5 percent to $776 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the eleventh consecutive increase. The Western European HRB...

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Horizon Steel expands to new facility

May 3, 2010

Horizon Steel has announced an expansion of its Illinois operations through the acquisition of the former MC Steel Co.'s equipment and facility in Wheeling. In addition to a 72-in. cut-to-length...

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HRB price surge moderates

April 29, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Western European HRB price for April 26 surged 6.3 percent to $742 per ton (on a Euro basis, it surged 8.8 percent), ex-works, for the fifth consecutive rise....

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Marmon/Keystone announces staff changes

April 27, 2010

Marmon/Keystone, Butler, Pa., has promoted Vernon R. Donaldson to manager of material requirements planning. He began his career in 1998 as branch service correspondent at the East Butler service...

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Feralloy President Roger B. Sippey retires after 42 years with the company

April 27, 2010

Feralloy Corp., a subsidiary of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., has announced that effective March 31, 2010, Roger B. Sippey retired from the company. Sippey served as president and CEO since August of...

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Main Steel Polishing sells Arlington, Texas, facility

April 12, 2010

Main Steel Polishing Co. Inc., Tinton Falls, N.J., has sold its Arlington, Texas, facility to TSA Processing of Houston. TSA, a nonferrous metals toll processor, approached Main Steel with an offer to...

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Acero Prime announces investment in Ramos Arizpe, Coah. Mexico

March 30, 2010

Acero Prime, in a joint venture between Feralloy Corp., U.S. Steel, and Mitsui USA, has announced an investment to expand operations at its Ramos Arizpe, Mexico facility. The investment includes...

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United Performance Metals approved for laser processing of GE parts

March 15, 2010

United Performance Metals, a supplier of specialty stainless steel and high-temperature alloys in Hamilton, Ohio, has received special process approval from GE Aviation covering the laser machining...

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HRB prices rise

March 10, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB spot price for March 8 surged 5.4 percent to $706 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the seventh consecutive rise. The Western European HRB...

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Low carbon steel expansion joint

Just plain carbon steel — What is it?

March 9, 2010

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Is there any such material as plain carbon steel? Is so, what is it, what's its chemical composition, and which applications are best-suited for its use?

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scratching test

Continuing the look at die materials and wear in stamping AHSS

March 9, 2010

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Stampers use tests to evaluate tool materials and coatings for wear issues. The main tests are scratching tests, twist compression test, strip-reduction tests, and forming tests.

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Sandmeyer Steel announces retirement of inside sales rep after 46 years of service

March 5, 2010

Loretta B. Wysocki will retire from Sandmeyer Steel Co., Philadelphia, after 46 years of service. She joined the company on April 14, 1964, as a clerk typist for the sales department and then advanced...

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Worthington acquires Gibraltar's steel processing assets

March 5, 2010

Worthington Industries Inc., Columbus, Ohio, has announced that its steel processing business segment has acquired the steel processing assets of Gibraltar Industries Inc. The acquisition expands the...

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ASTM revises steel sheet standards

March 5, 2010

ASTM Intl. Committees A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys and A05 on Metallic-Coated Iron and Steel Products, W. Conshohocken, Pa., have approved revisions to two ASTM standards that...

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