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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Marmon/Keystone holds supplier recognition day

July 19, 2012

Marmon/Keystone, a wholesale distributor of tubular products in Butler, Pa., recently hosted its annual Supplier Recognition Day, attended by more than 80 multinational supplier representatives from 47 qualifying companies. Perfect performance awards were presented to the five suppliers with the...

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SMS Siemag to modernize Nucor Steel CSP plant

July 17, 2012

Nucor Steel has awarded SMS Siemag a contract for the modernization of its compact strip production (CSP®) plant in Berkeley, S.C. The revamp is designed to increase the finished-strip width from 66.14 to 74.02 in. and to allow the production of thinner strip gauges. The modernization will be...

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NanoSteel wins R&D 100 Award for steel designs

July 17, 2012

The NanoSteel® Co., Providence, R.I., has been awarded its fifth R&D 100 Award by R&D Magazine for the development of a new class of nanostructured powder metal alloys designed for making large-scale industrial components. The patented alloys are NanoSteel's first commercially available...

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FerrouSouth installs stretcher leveler - TheFabricator.com

FerrouSouth installs stretcher leveler

July 16, 2012

FerrouSouth has announced the installation of what the company says is the most powerful stretcher leveler in the country. The Butech Bliss machine — dubbed "The Eliminator" for its ability to eliminate steel memory — is in operation at FerrouSouth's Iuka, Miss., facility. The...

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Gibbs Wire & Steel celebrates one year in Mexico

July 11, 2012

Gibbs Wire & Steel Co., a distributor and custom processor of steel wire and strip in Southington, Conn., recently marked the one-year anniversary of the opening of its service center in Queretaro, Mexico. General Manager Carlos Navarro hired a new salesperson to this territory in June to help...

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Gibbs Wire & Steel names California warehouse manager

July 10, 2012

Gibbs Wire & Steel Co., Southington, Conn., has named Dale Porter as the new warehouse manager of its California service center. He has more than 20 years of general management experience, having served as a retail manager at Stater Bros. Markets and as a department manager at Lowe’s Home...

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Leavitt Tube renamed Maruichi Leavitt Pipe & Tube

July 10, 2012

Leavitt Tube Co., Chicago, has been renamed Maruichi Leavitt Pipe & Tube LLC. The change reflects the ownership position of the company, which is 60 percent owned by Maruichi Steel Tube Ltd. (MKK) of Japan. The remaining 40 percent of the company is owned by Sumitomo Corp. of America (SOCA),...

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Bridge City Steel adds to sales team

July 10, 2012

Bridge City Steel, a steel service provider in Portland, Ore., has hired Daniel Hartman to join its sales team. He is responsible for project management, estimating, lead generation, and key customer accounts. Hartman has an extensive background of steel processing sales with an emphasis on laser...

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Chromium molybdenum—its uses and fabrication requirements - TheFabricator.com

Chromium molybdenum—its uses and fabrication requirements

July 9, 2012

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Chromium molybdenum alloys have characteristics that make them good choices for many products used in construction and manufacturing. This article discusses some applications for these materials and the processes and equipment necessary to complete them.

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Nucor-Yamato Steel to expand hot-rolled sheet piling production

July 9, 2012

Nucor Corp. has announced that Nucor-Yamato Steel Co., a joint venture between Nucor and Yamato Kogyo Co. Ltd., has approved a $115 million plan to expand the production of hot-rolled sheet piling. This project at Nucor's steel mill in Blytheville, Ark., is slated for completion in early 2014. The...

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Alexandria Industries acquires MidAmerica Extrusions - TheFabricator.com

Alexandria Industries acquires MidAmerica Extrusions

July 9, 2012

Alexandria Industries, Alexandria, Minn., has announced the acquisition of MidAmerica Extrusions of Indianapolis, a manufacturer of aluminum extrusions. The support staff and production team members of MidAmerica Extrusions will join Alexandria Industries, a producer of engineered products, and...

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Bohler-Uddeholm adds edge wire capacity

June 28, 2012

Bohler-Uddeholm Corp., Elgin, Ill., has announced the expansion of the high-speed-steel edge wire capacity at its South Boston, Va., manufacturing facility. This project, scheduled for completion in mid-2013, will more than double the edge wire capacity at the plant. Edge wire is a specialized...

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Industrial Tube & Steel donates tubing for bridge competition

June 26, 2012

Industrial Tube & Steel Corp., Kent, Ohio, donated steel tubing to the University of Akron engineering students at the 2012 American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)/American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) National Student Steel Bridge Competition. The UA team ranked fifth overall in...

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Direct Metals Co. hires sales representative - TheFabricator.com

Direct Metals Co. hires sales representative

June 26, 2012

Direct Metals Co. LLC, Kennesaw, Ga., a nationwide distributor of specialty metal and fiberglass products, has appointed David Eisenheim to its sales team. As a sales representative, he is responsible for working with customers concerning wire mesh, bar grating, expanded metal, perforated metal,...

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United Performance Metals recognized as Top Workplace

June 24, 2012

Hamilton, Ohio-based United Performance Metals has been named one of Cincinnati and northern Kentucky's Top Workplaces for the second year in a row, according to a survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics and Enquirer Media. From 127 companies participating in the program, 75 were selected for the...

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