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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Timken to close Clinton, S.C., plant

September 22, 2005

The Timken Company has announced plans to close its Clinton, S.C., plant—with production being phased down over the next two years. The company said that the decision is part of an ongoing...

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December start-up for U.S. Steel's Gary blast furnace

September 20, 2005

United States Steel Corp. reported today that, based upon the updated rebuild schedule for the No. 14 blast furnace at Gary Works, the furnace is expected to be available for start-up in early...

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AK Steel announces October surcharges

September 15, 2005

AK Steel has advised its flat-rolled carbon steel customers that a $154 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for products shipped in October 2005. The company also has advised its electrical...

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Introduction to advanced high-strength steels

September 13, 2005

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Advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) offer enhanced formability. This article discusses the properties and performance of various grades.

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Introduction to advanced high-strength steels - Part II

September 13, 2005

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Understanding and compensating for the challenges associated with processing advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) can help you minimize springback, edge cracking, trimming, wrinkling, and die wear.

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Sizing lubricant formulated for sintered metal applications

September 13, 2005

Houghton Intl. offers Houghto-Size 7048, a sizing lubricant that contains no chlorine or sulfur additives specially formulated for ferrous powdered (sintered) metal applications.A suitable replacement...

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Tungsten carbide designed for low-impact wear parts

September 13, 2005

Cerbide Inc. has introduced Cerbide™, a polycrystalline tungsten carbide material for manufacturing low-impact wear parts.According to the company, the combined properties of ceramics and...

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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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Introduction to advanced high-strength steels - Part I

August 9, 2005

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Advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) offer enhanced formability. This article discusses the properties and performance of various grades.

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Nonionic emulsifier is environmentally friendly

August 9, 2005

Degussa has introduced TAGAT® V20, an environmentally friendly, vegetable-based, nonionic emulsifier for metalworking that requires no hazard warning labels and does not irritate the...

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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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