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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Monarch Steel enters agreement with Feralloy Corp.

July 17, 2006

Monarch Steel Co. announced today that it has entered into a purchase agreement with Feralloy Corp. to acquire the Chicago-based company's operations and facilities at 4650 Johnston Parkway in...

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AK Steel sets August surcharges for stainless, electrical steels

July 17, 2006

AK Steel has advised its customers that a $235 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for electrical steel products shipped in August 2006. August 2006 surcharges for the stainless steel products...

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Study details Chinese steel industry subsidies

July 13, 2006

An economic study released today concluded that the Chinese steel industry has benefited from massive subsidies, and that the industry's recent explosive expansion, nearly tripling production between...

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Timken to increase seamless steel tubing prices

July 12, 2006

The Timken Co. today announced it will increase prices by 5 percent on all carbon and alloy grade tubing products. The price change will be effective with shipments beginning on August 14, 2006. Raw...

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Forum highlights aluminum as key to future energy efficiency

July 11, 2006

Kevin Greenawalt, president of Novelis North America, said a 6 to 8 percent fuel savings can be achieved for every 10 percent reduction in weight when substituting aluminum for steel during an...

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Aluminum industry signs mou in support of Asia Pacific Partnership

July 11, 2006

Leaders of the aluminum associations of Australia, China, Japan, and the U.S. signed a memorandum of understanding (mou), agreeing to work to support the objectives of the Asia Pacific Partnership...

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Mittal Steel expanding Indiana research laboratories

July 11, 2006

Mittal Steel will break ground July 13 for a major expansion of its research and development laboratories in East Chicago, Ind."This multi-million dollar expansion will significantly enhance our...

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Nucor to construct special bar quality mill in Southern U.S.

July 11, 2006

Nucor Corp. announced today that it plans to construct a "Special Bar Quality Products" steel mill in the Southern U.S. with an estimated capacity of 850,000 tons. The state-of-the-art facility will...

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Arcelor shareholders reject Severstal merger

June 30, 2006

Reuters has reported that steelmaker Arcelor's shareholders rejected a merger deal with Russia's Severstal today The action clears the way for an agreed $32 billion takeover by Mittal...

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U.S., Western Europe hot-rolled steel prices up

June 28, 2006

SteelBenchmarker™has reported that the hot-rolled band (HRB) world export price for June 26 was $608 per ton, FOB the port of export, down slightly from the June 12 figure of $610. The HRB price...

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Mittal Steel Co. NV announces agreement with Arcelor

June 26, 2006

Mittal Steel Company NV today announced that it has reached an agreement with Arcelor to combine the two companies in a merger of equals to create what the company says will be the world's leading...

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Maintenance Metals & Alloys celebrates 10th anniversary

June 21, 2006

Concord, Ontario-based Maintenance Metals & Alloys Inc. is celebrating its 10th year serving the metals industry with an open house June 23, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.The "birthday party" will provide an...

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U. S. Steel opens training center

June 20, 2006

Fairfield Works of United States Steel Corp. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to celebrate the opening of a new Maintenance Training Center. The Center occupies 11,000 square feet in the...

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WCI names vice president-operations

June 19, 2006

WCI Steel Inc. announced today that Michael T. Adams has been named vice president-operations, effective today.Adams has more than 22 years of steel industry experience, serving in managerial and...

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AK Steel announces stainless sheet price increase

June 19, 2006

AK Steel said today that it is increasing transaction prices for all hot-rolled and cold-rolled stainless steel sheet and strip products, tubular-quality products, and continuous mill plate products...

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