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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AK Steel to increase prices for automotive exhaust alloys

July 31, 2006

AK Steel said today that it is increasing transaction prices for all stainless steel automotive exhaust alloys effective with shipments on September 3, 2006. The transaction prices for types 409, 439,...

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Steel prices rise in U.S., Europe

July 26, 2006

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the hot-rolled band (HRB) world export price for July 24 was $608 per ton, FOB the port of export, down slightly from the July 10 figure of $587. The HRB price in...

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Commercial Metals Co. appoints CEO

July 25, 2006

In accordance with Commercial Metals Company's established succession plan, Stanley A. Rabin, chairman of the board and CEO has announced that the Board of Directors has named Murray R. McClean CEO...

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Hotline for specialty metals, titanium buyers introduced

July 20, 2006

Buyers of specialty metals and titanium for use in defense-related applications now can check on domestic product availability through a toll-free hotline developed by the Specialty Steel Industry of...

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Monarch Steel enters agreement with Feralloy Corp.

July 17, 2006

Monarch Steel Co. announced today that it has entered into a purchase agreement with Feralloy Corp. to acquire the Chicago-based company's operations and facilities at 4650 Johnston Parkway in...

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AK Steel sets August surcharges for stainless, electrical steels

July 17, 2006

AK Steel has advised its customers that a $235 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for electrical steel products shipped in August 2006. August 2006 surcharges for the stainless steel products...

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Study details Chinese steel industry subsidies

July 13, 2006

An economic study released today concluded that the Chinese steel industry has benefited from massive subsidies, and that the industry's recent explosive expansion, nearly tripling production between...

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Timken to increase seamless steel tubing prices

July 12, 2006

The Timken Co. today announced it will increase prices by 5 percent on all carbon and alloy grade tubing products. The price change will be effective with shipments beginning on August 14, 2006. Raw...

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Warm forming of stainless steels - Part I

July 11, 2006

To prevent martensitic transformation in stainless steel during drawing operations, warm forming has been explored. In experiments, warm forming eliminated intermediate annealing operations and substantially increased limiting draw ratio values.

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Isotropic steel suitable for high-loads, equalized strength requirements

July 11, 2006

Ovako has enhanced the purity of its IQ (isotropic-quality) steel, allowing it to be used for parts that are subjected to high loads and where equalized strength is required in all areas of the...

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Forum highlights aluminum as key to future energy efficiency

July 11, 2006

Kevin Greenawalt, president of Novelis North America, said a 6 to 8 percent fuel savings can be achieved for every 10 percent reduction in weight when substituting aluminum for steel during an...

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Aluminum industry signs mou in support of Asia Pacific Partnership

July 11, 2006

Leaders of the aluminum associations of Australia, China, Japan, and the U.S. signed a memorandum of understanding (mou), agreeing to work to support the objectives of the Asia Pacific Partnership...

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Mittal Steel expanding Indiana research laboratories

July 11, 2006

Mittal Steel will break ground July 13 for a major expansion of its research and development laboratories in East Chicago, Ind."This multi-million dollar expansion will significantly enhance our...

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Nucor to construct special bar quality mill in Southern U.S.

July 11, 2006

Nucor Corp. announced today that it plans to construct a "Special Bar Quality Products" steel mill in the Southern U.S. with an estimated capacity of 850,000 tons. The state-of-the-art facility will...

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Arcelor shareholders reject Severstal merger

June 30, 2006

Reuters has reported that steelmaker Arcelor's shareholders rejected a merger deal with Russia's Severstal today The action clears the way for an agreed $32 billion takeover by Mittal...

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