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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ISRI Convention celebrates 20 years

March 13, 2007

"Momentum" is the theme for the 2007 ISRI Convention and Exposition, the scrap recycling industry's biggest exhibits and networking event of the year. ISRI will celebrate its 20th annual convention...

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NLMK-Duferco, Esmark to Acquire Winner Steel

March 13, 2007

Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK) and Duferco Group have announced that Duferco U.S. Investment Corp. and Esmark have formed a consortium to purchase the assets of Winner Steel, based in Pennsylvania....

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Kobe Steel's U.S. aluminum forging unit to increase production

March 13, 2007

Kobe Steel Ltd. has announced that its U.S. subsidiary, Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products, LLC (KAAP), will further increase production of aluminum forgings to meet the growing U.S. market for...

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Fortunenames Alcan most admired metals company

March 8, 2007

Alcan has been named the industry champion for metals on Fortune Magazine's "America's Most Admired Companies" list in 2007, and is the only Canadian company to be included on the rankings. In terms...

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HRB spot steel prices move up dramatically

February 28, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for Feb. 26 jumped 2.9 percent to $597 per ton, FOB the mill for the second consecutive rise. The world export HRB price...

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Rolled Alloys opens new facility in China

February 27, 2007

Rolled Alloys has announced the opening of Rolled Alloys (Suzhou) Co. Ltd., which includes a new warehousing and processing facility in the Suzhou Industrial Park, Jiangsu Province, Peoples Republic...

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AK Steel to move corporate headquarters

February 21, 2007

AK Steel Corp. has announced that it is moving its corporate headquarters into a new, technology-ready building totaling 136,000 square feet currently under construction at Centre Pointe in Union...

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Dofasco integration with Arcelor-Mittal to proceed

February 21, 2007

Dofasco President and CEO Jacques Chabanier has announced that since that the U.S. Department of Justice has required Arcelor-Mittal to divest its Sparrows Point facility, Dofasco's integration with...

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HRB spot steel prices surge upward

February 14, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for Feb. 12 rose 1.6 percent to $580 per ton, FOB the mill for the first time after 12 price drops in a row. The world...

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Galvanizing seminar available online

February 13, 2007

The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) has announced that a version of its Galvanize It!seminar now is available online through continuing education provider, AEC Daily.The online course, entitled...

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum names Precision Strip president

February 5, 2007

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. has promoted Joe Wolf to president of its wholly-owned subsidiary Precision Strip, Inc. The promotion was effective January 1, following the retirement of President Tom...

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U.S. HRB spot steel prices down, others up

January 24, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for Jan. 22 fell 1.2 percent to $571 per ton, FOB the mill for the 12th drop in a row. The world export HRB price was...

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IPSCO to construct OCTG heat-treat facility in Arkansas

January 23, 2007

Steel and pipe producer IPSCO Inc. today announced the construction of an oil country tubular goods (OCTG) heat treat-facility adjacent to its Blytheville, Arkansas pipe mill.The new facility will...

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Nucor announces Trinidad facility start-up

January 17, 2007

Nucor Corp. has announced that the heat-up of its direct reduced iron (DRI) facility, Nu-Iron Unlimited, commenced on Dec. 5, 2006, followed by the start-up of DRI production on Dec. 30, 2006. The...

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HRB spot steel prices begin year mixed

January 11, 2007

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. hot-rolled band (HRB) spot price for Jan. 8 fell 1.0 percent to $578 per ton, FOB the mill for the 11th drop in a row. The world export HRB price was up...

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