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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Stainless steel symposium scheduled for October in Milan, Italy

September 9, 2009

Stresa, on lake Maggiore, near Milan, Italy, is the venue for the 3rd International Stainless Steel Symposium, to be held Oct. 7 and 8, 2009.Hosted by Focus Rostfrei and Stainless Steel Focus in...

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HRB price recovery stalls

August 26, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Western European HRB price for Aug. 24 rose 3.3 percent to $570 (on a Euro basis, it rose 2.1 percent), ex-works, for the fifth consecutive rise. The United...

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Tube City IMS announces executive management appointments

August 25, 2009

Joseph Curtin, president and CEO of Tube City IMS Corp., a provider of products and services to steel mills and foundries globally, today announced that Raymond Kalouche has been named chief operating...

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HRB prices rebound

August 12, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ World export HRB price for Aug. 10 surged 6.9 percent to $542 per ton, FOB the port of export for the sixth consecutive rise. The United States HRB spot price...

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Woodstock Tube celebrates five years

August 11, 2009

Woodstock Tube, Woodstock, Ala., recently celebrated five years of operation.The company manufactures pipe, as well as square and rectangular tube.

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HRB prices up—Markets converge

July 29, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for July 27 surged 6.5 percent to $492 per ton for the seventh consecutive increase. The World export HRB price rose 5.4 percent to...

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Nucor praises U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk's commitment to trade enforcement

July 22, 2009

Nucor Corporation Chief Executive Officer and President Dan DiMicco today commended United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk for his recent stance in favor of enforced free and fair trade."On...

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L.B. Foster to provide sheet piling for New Orleans flood walls

July 20, 2009

L.B. Foster Co., Pittsburgh, Pa., has been awarded a $23.1 million contract to provide steel sheet piling to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for the construction of a T-wall type flood walls...

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HRB prices rebound worldwide

July 15, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB spot price for July 13 surged 8.7 percent to $501 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the third consecutive increase. The World export HRB price...

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum names corporate officer

July 14, 2009

Metals service center Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, has named Sheldon Tenenbaum as senior vice president of supplier development. He joined the company in 1998 with the acquisition of...

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Michigan Seamless Tube adds UV coating line

July 14, 2009

Michigan Seamless Tube, a producer of carbon and alloy seamless cold-drawn pipe and tube, has added a new UV coating line to its South Lyon, Mich., facility, offering 100 percent solid UV coatings for...

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Report analyzes worldwide aluminum supply, demand

July 14, 2009

China dominates the global aluminum industry, accounting for one-third of both world production and world consumption of primary aluminum, according to The Economics of Aluminum, 9th Edition,...

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HRB prices on the way up

June 24, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ World export HRB price for June 22 soared 10.9 percent to $446 per ton, FOB the port of export, for the third consecutive rise. The United States HRB spot price...

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USW supports new WTO case filed by U.S., EU against China

June 23, 2009

The United Steelworkers (USW) today gave strong support for a new World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute filed by the United States and European Union, challenging China's export restrictions on key...

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AISI stresses importance of steel in future vehicles

June 18, 2009

Through collaborative efforts with automakers, the North American steel industry is continuing to reinvent its advanced steel technologies to meet stringent requirements for safer, fuel efficient and...

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