Metals/Materials News

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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Chaparral Steel announces appointment of vice presidents

September 13, 2005

Chaparral Steel Co., Midlothian, Texas, has announced the appointment of 11 vice presidents in conjunction with its spin-off from Texas Industries Inc.Cary D. Baetz has been elected vice president and...

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AK Steel, Tube City enter ferrous scrap purchase agreement

September 13, 2005

AK Steel has entered into an agency agreement with Tube City LLC, Glassport, Pa., to purchase ferrous scrap for all its steelmaking facilities.As part of the agreement, Tube City is responsible for...

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U.S. Steel's Granite City Works earns Ford's Q1 certification

August 30, 2005

United States Steel Corp.'s Granite City Works has earned Ford Motor Co.'s Bulk Materials Q1 quality certification. To achieve certification, Granite City Works had to demonstrate excellence in four...

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AK Steel announces PH steel price increase

August 30, 2005

AK Steel today announced that it is increasing base prices of its precipitation hardening (PH) stainless steel products by approximately 10 percent, effective with shipments on and after September 19,...

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AK Steel announces September surcharges

August 15, 2005

AK Steel has advised its flat-rolled carbon steel customers that a $157 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for products shipped in September 2005. The company also has advised its electrical...

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Conference focuses on materials

August 9, 2005

Five materials-related societies have joined forces to create Materials Science & Technology 2005 (MS&T '05), a technical gathering on the latest developments in materials research and applications....

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Kaiser Aluminum files reorganization plan

August 9, 2005

Kaiser Aluminum Corp., Foothill Ranch, Calif., together with Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp. and 19 of its subsidiaries, has filed a reorganization plan and a related disclosure statement in the U.S....

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Heidtman Steel's Cleveland facility fully operational

August 9, 2005

Heidtman Steel Products Inc., a flat-rolled service center network, has announced that with the commissioning of a 0.625 slitter, its Cleveland processing facility now is fully operational.The...

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Kobe Steel coating believed effective against SARS

August 9, 2005

According to Kobe Steel, Tokyo, laboratory testing conducted by Iwate University Associate Professor Norio Hirano found Kobe's nickel-alloy coating Keni Fine reduced the growth of mouse hepatitis...

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U.S. Steel announces management changes

August 5, 2005

United States Steel Corp. today announced two key management changes, effective August 1. Sharon K. Kelley has been named plant manager of the Midwest Plant in Portage, Ind., and William J. Kelly has...

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Alcan opens new R&D facility in Australia

July 26, 2005

Alcan Inc. today announced the opening of its new alumina research and development (R&D) facility in Brisbane, Australia. The Queensland Research and Development Centre (QRDC) will develop new...

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WCI Steel names vice president–operations

July 14, 2005

WCI Steel, Inc. announced today that James F. Walsh has been named vice president-operations. Walsh has served as a consultant to WCI since April 2005 and has worked in various managerial and...

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NCCA launches new marketing program

July 12, 2005

The National Coil Coating Association (NCCA) presented a new marketing program for the organization at its annual meeting in Fort. Meyers, Fla., May 7 - 8.The program is aimed at educating...

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Alcan alloys reduce Airbus weight

July 12, 2005

Alcan Inc., Montreal, worked closely with Airbus to develop aluminum alloys to meet the requirements for Airbus A380 components.According to the company, a 10 percent weight reduction per aircraft was...

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Aluminum industry to match Habitat recycling proceeds

June 30, 2005

The Aluminum Association-sponsored Cans for Habitat program has announced a month-long Recycling Double Play promotion so Americans can put their aluminum cans to even better use.During the month of...

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