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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Warm forming of stainless steels - Part II

August 8, 2006

The ERC/NSM conducted experiments using round cup tooling to determine the influence of temperature on the limiting draw ratio -- the largest draw ratio of the blank-to-cup diameter that can be drawn successfully.

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Cold-rolled stainless steel suitable for ethanol tanks, vessels

August 8, 2006

Oly-Flatbrite® continuous mill plate from Olympic Steel is flat, smooth, and easy to fabricate, the manufacturer says.The stainless steel is produced by a new, propriety cold-rolled, roll-grinding...

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Aluminum Association publishes revised ANSI H35 standards

August 8, 2006

The Aluminum Association has published revised editions of six industry standards for aluminum that are formally recognized as the ANSI H35 American National Standards.The six standards provide the...

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Denman & Davis launch initiative to expand services

August 8, 2006

Denman & Davis, Clifton, N.J., has launched a business initiative called GPA—general line, plate maximization, and accountability—aimed at improving its internal business process and its...

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Greer upgrades 20-in. temper mill

August 8, 2006

Greer Steel has upgraded its 20-in. temper mill by adding equipment and quality control systems that serve to further narrow-gauge variation and provide an enhanced finish.Primary improvements include...

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Corrosion Materials opens Chicagoland facility

August 8, 2006

Corrosion Materials Inc., Baker, La., has opened a facility in Bolingbrook, Ill.The company, which also has facilities in Houston and Wixom, Mich., announced that Fara Jordan heads the Bolingbrook...

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Warm forming of stainless steels

August 8, 2006

Editor's Note: This article is Part II in a two-part series on warm forming stainless steel. Part II discusses simulation and experimental studies conducted by the ERC/NSM on formability of stainless steel at elevated temperatures. Part I, which appeared in July, discussed the rationale for and...

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S&P Equity Research sees continued steel industry consolidation

July 31, 2006

Despite Mittal's acquisition of Arcelor, Standard & Poor's Equity Research Services sees the global steel industry further consolidating over the next several years. These and other findings are...

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AK Steel to increase prices for automotive exhaust alloys

July 31, 2006

AK Steel said today that it is increasing transaction prices for all stainless steel automotive exhaust alloys effective with shipments on September 3, 2006. The transaction prices for types 409, 439,...

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Steel prices rise in U.S., Europe

July 26, 2006

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the hot-rolled band (HRB) world export price for July 24 was $608 per ton, FOB the port of export, down slightly from the July 10 figure of $587. The HRB price in...

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Commercial Metals Co. appoints CEO

July 25, 2006

In accordance with Commercial Metals Company's established succession plan, Stanley A. Rabin, chairman of the board and CEO has announced that the Board of Directors has named Murray R. McClean CEO...

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Hotline for specialty metals, titanium buyers introduced

July 20, 2006

Buyers of specialty metals and titanium for use in defense-related applications now can check on domestic product availability through a toll-free hotline developed by the Specialty Steel Industry of...

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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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