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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Report analyzes worldwide aluminum supply, demand

July 14, 2009

China dominates the global aluminum industry, accounting for one-third of both world production and world consumption of primary aluminum, according to The Economics of Aluminum, 9th Edition,...

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HRB prices on the way up

June 24, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ World export HRB price for June 22 soared 10.9 percent to $446 per ton, FOB the port of export, for the third consecutive rise. The United States HRB spot price...

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USW supports new WTO case filed by U.S., EU against China

June 23, 2009

The United Steelworkers (USW) today gave strong support for a new World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute filed by the United States and European Union, challenging China's export restrictions on key...

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AISI stresses importance of steel in future vehicles

June 18, 2009

Through collaborative efforts with automakers, the North American steel industry is continuing to reinvent its advanced steel technologies to meet stringent requirements for safer, fuel efficient and...

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HRB prices off the bottom

June 10, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for June 8 rose 1.9 percent to $429 per ton for the fourth consecutive rise. The World export HRB price rose 1.5 percent to $402 per...

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Titanium 2009 scheduled for September

June 9, 2009

International Titanium Association's (ITA's) 25th Annual Conference, the only yearly event dedicated to the titanium industry, is slated for Sept. 13–16, 2009, in Hawaii.The conference brings...

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ASM Intl. adds online phase diagrams

June 9, 2009

The latest update to the ASM Intl. Alloy Phase Diagram Center at www.asminternational.org/materialsinfo includes 1,500 new phase diagrams, including 20 aluminum-titanium binaries and 350 aluminum...

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Peddinghaus announces engineering promotions

June 9, 2009

Peddinghaus Corp. has announced the promotions of two senior engineers at its facility in Bradley, Ill.James Magnuson was named as vice president of R&D. He is responsible for the development of new...

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Gerdau Ameristeel announces production suspension, mill closing

June 9, 2009

Gerdau Ameristeel Corp. has announced that it is suspending production at its Sayreville, N.J., steel mill and closing its rolling mill in neighboring Perth Amboy, N.J. because of lower demand for its...

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AK Tube's Walbridge Plant receives safety award

May 27, 2009

AK Steel has announced that the Walbridge, Ohio plant of AK Tube LLC has been honored with a Special Award for its safety performance from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety...

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HRB prices: Trolling the bottom

May 27, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB spot price for May 25 fell 3.2 percent to $429 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the twentieth consecutive decline. The World export HRB price...

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Seamless stainless tube imports from China continue growth

May 26, 2009

U.S. producers comprising the Stainless Steel Tube Trade Advancement Committee (SSTTAC) have noted that, despite the significant recession in the United States, imports of stainless steel pipe and...

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Prolamsa USA begins producing mechanical tubing in U.S.

May 12, 2009

Prolamsa USA has begun production of mechanical tubing at its first U.S. manufacturing facility, located in Laredo, Texas. The facility produces mechanical tubing from 1/2 to 2-1/2 in. and includes a...

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QY Group-China opens Tritube USA

May 12, 2009

QY Group-China has opened Tritube USA in Baytown, Texas, the group's first manufacturing venture in the U.S.The manufacturing facility has four forming/welding lines that produce ASTM A500/A513...

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CMW names chief operating officer

May 12, 2009

Eric L. Krepps has joined CMW Inc., an Indianapolis-based manufacturer of highly engineered metal alloys and composites, as COO. His responsibilities include generating profit growth through...

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