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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HRB prices off bottom

December 16, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB spot price for December 14 rose 4.0 percent to $575 per metric ton, FOB the mill, after four consecutive falls. The World export HRB price rose...

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Scrap Salvage & Surplus patents mobile processing unit

December 15, 2009

Scrap Salvage & Surplus Inc., Butler, Pa., has patented a mobile processing unit for heavy torching of oversized metal scrap generated by steelmakers and other metal manufacturers.The unit, which...

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Plymouth Tube announces two staff promotions

December 15, 2009

Plymouth Tube Co., Warrenville, Ill., has named Bill Henricks to the position of energy group account executive. In this position, he focuses on building the company's business in the power generation...

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Specialty Strip & Oscillating hires sales rep

December 15, 2009

Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc., a supplier of conventional slit and oscillate coils in Masury, Ohio, has hired Jamie R. DeVore as a sales representative. He is responsible for direct sales of...

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American Piping expands in Houston, hires CFO in St. Louis

December 15, 2009

American Piping Products has expanded its Houston facility with a new sales and operations headquarters. The company is a supplier of heavy-wall carbon, stainless, and chrome-moly steel pipe,...

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MSCI scholarship program awards exceed $1 million

December 15, 2009

A college scholarship program started in 2002 by the Florida Chapter of the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Boca Raton, Fla., has expanded throughout the U.S. and Canada and has awarded more...

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Advanced high-strength steel technologies featured on 2010 Ram Heavy Duty – Motor Trend Truck of the Year

December 15, 2009

Motor Trendmagazine has selected the new Ram Heavy Duty as its Truck of the Year, giving the North American steel industry and AISI's Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) a reason to...

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Using laser shock peening to increase pilger die life

December 1, 2009

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During pilgering, the dies endure extreme amounts of stress. Shot peening is a conventional, economic process for hardening the tooling, but its benefits are limited. Supplementing shot peening with laser shock peening where the stress is highest can help to extend the service life of the tools.

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HRB prices bottoming?

November 30, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for Nov. 23 rose 3.7 percent to $453 per ton for the third consecutive increase. The World export HRB price rose 1.2 percent to $502...

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United Steelworkers, AFL-CIO Metal Trades presidents featured on special rebroadcast of 'Inside Government'

November 12, 2009

Building a new economy that utilizes clean energy, a 21st century infrastructure and allows the U.S. to thrive on the global stage will be the focus of this week's AFGE "Inside Government" radio show....

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HRB prices converging

November 11, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for Nov. 9 rose 1.6 percent to $437 per ton for the second consecutive increase. The World export HRB price fell 1.4 percent to $496...

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Laser system tower designed for optimal material flow, unattended operation

November 10, 2009

LVD Strippit has introduced a compact material storage and retrieval tower for select models of its CO2 laser cutting systems. According to the company, the space-saving system allows optimal material...

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MCA clarifies green industry definitions

November 10, 2009

Metal Construction Association, Glenview, Ill., has published a compilation of green industry definitions, accessible in the Sustainable Design section of the association's Web site at...

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Allied Tube & Conduit celebrates 50th anniversary with flagship facility expansion

November 3, 2009

Allied Tube & Conduit Corp., a business within Tyco Electrical & Metal Products, which is a segment of Tyco International, has announced the grand opening of a 514,000-square-foot expansion of its...

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HRB prices split: China, Western Europe up; U.S., World down

October 28, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for Oct. 26 surged 5.7 percent to $430 per ton after four consecutive declines. The Western European HRB price rose 1.0 percent to...

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