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.

Filter Content
Metallury for welders - TheFabricator.com

Metallurgy for welders

May 25, 2012

By:

The goal when welding any material is to change its microstructure as little as possible and to preserve its mechanical and chemical properties. To achieve this you must be able to determine its weldability, control the heat input, and prevent rapid cooling.

Continue Reading

American Piping Products earns spot in St. Louis Top 150

May 24, 2012

American Piping Products (APP), a piping distributor in Chesterfield, Mo., has earned the 99th spot on the St. Louis Business Journal's Top 150 Private Companies list. APP's revenue has grown from $63 million in 2009 to $150 million in 2011. CFO Matt Danis credits gain in market share and an...

Continue Reading

New members elected to MSCI board

May 24, 2012

Five metals industry leaders have been elected to the board of directors for the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), based in Rolling Meadows, Ill. Newly elected board members will serve two-year terms that begin July 1: <.li>Stephen E. Fuhrman, vice president, corporate mill...

Continue Reading

Dakota Tube to double workforce

May 24, 2012

Dakota Tube, Webster, S.D., has announced plans to hire 30 new workers. The company, a manufacturer of hydraulic tubing, currently employs 29 people....

Continue Reading

ArcelorMittal sells Skyline Steel, Astralloy in NAFTA region to Nucor

May 24, 2012

ArcelorMittal, Luxembourg, has announced the sale of its steel foundation distribution business in the NAFTA countries and the Caribbean, namely Skyline Steel and Astralloy, to Nucor Corp. for approximately $605 million. ArcelorMittal will continue to own and operate the foundation distribution...

Continue Reading

Utica Alloys moves two New York operations to one building

May 17, 2012

ELG Utica Alloys Inc. has announced plans to move its Rome, N.Y., and Utica, N.Y., operations into a larger, existing building in Herkimer, N.Y. The new location will recycle and process nickel-based superalloy scrap. Employees from the closed locations will move with the company. The move, which...

Continue Reading

Central Steel & Wire appoints new staff

May 17, 2012

Central Steel & Wire Co., Chicago, has hired Philip Kennedy as director of sales – south region and has named Andrew Stewart as territory sales manager – Nashville. Kennedy has more than 25 years of experience in the metal service center industry. Based in Cincinnati, he is responsible for...

Continue Reading

Speaker Boehner visits United Performance Metals - TheFabricator.com

Speaker Boehner visits United Performance Metals

May 16, 2012

U. S. House Speaker John Boehner spent time on May 11 with staff of United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, as well as 30 other local business leaders, to discuss current issues and obstacles they are facing in the area of job creation. Boehner opened up the floor to questions from...

Continue Reading

Gerdau to make $50 million investment at Minnesota mill

May 11, 2012

Long steel producer Gerdau has announced plans to invest $50 million to replace the continuous caster at its St. Paul, Minn., mill. The investment will increase special bar quality capacity by 100,000 short tons and increase the mill's total capacity to 550,000 short tons. The new caster will...

Continue Reading

TMK IPSCO breaks ground in Texas

May 10, 2012

TMK IPSCO, the North American division of global pipe manufacturer TMK, has begun development of a 69,000-sq.-ft. facility in Odessa, Texas. Consisting of two main buildings, the new facility will host ULTRA™ Premium connection manufacturing, including both pipe preprocessing and threading. The...

Continue Reading

TMK IPSCO hires new COO

May 10, 2012

TMK IPSCO, Downers Grove, Ill., the North American division of global pipe manufacturer TMK, has appointed Dave Mitch to the position of senior vice president and COO. In this newly created role, Mitch is responsible for all manufacturing, supply chain, and quality functions within the company....

Continue Reading

Metals industry accelerator helps plan inventory, pricing

May 10, 2012

Crowe Horwath LLP has released a new version of the Crowe Metals Industry Accelerator for Microsoft Dynamics® AX 2012. The update works with the company's latest generation of ERP technology, with processes that are configured for the metals industry, including producers, processors, fabricators,...

Continue Reading

Enhancing the surface to combat equipment wear - TheFabricator.com

Enhancing the surface to combat equipment wear

May 8, 2012

By:

Equipment wears as it’s used, particularly in heavy applications such as extracting natural resources from the earth. Surface welding used to repair and strengthen equipment helps prevent costly downtime.

Continue Reading

Independence Tube reopens after tornado damage

May 3, 2012

One year after sustaining major damage from an EF-5 tornado, the Decatur, Ala., location of Independence Tube Corp. has re-opened for business. The company produces structural steel tubing at locations throughout North America....

Continue Reading

Gibbs Wire & Steel establishes new website

May 3, 2012

Gibbs Wire & Steel Co., a metal service center based in Southington, Conn., has launched a new website at www.gibbswire.com. The new website will enable metals buyers to access tools and technical information to help in the purchasing process. The site includes a list of finished coil stock,...

Continue Reading