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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Agricultural trailer wins Swedish Steel Prize University Challenge 2014

November 18, 2014

The winner of the Swedish Steel Prize University Challenge 2014 is a chassis for an agricultural trailer designed for reduced weight and improved safety. The design reduced the chassis weight by more than 20 percent — from 1,150 lbs. to 903 lbs. — and made it safer. The two trailer prototypes...

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Aluminum Association releases environmental product declarations for main aluminum products

November 18, 2014

The Aluminum Association, Arlington, Va., has released environmental product declarations (EPD) for various types of aluminum products. An EPD is a comprehensive, internationally harmonized report that describes the potential environmental impact of a particular product through its life cycle. EPDs...

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American Specialty Alloys to build aluminum mini-mill in Southeast

November 18, 2014

American Specialty Alloys has announced plans to build a $1.2 billion auto-grade aluminum mini-mill in the southeastern U.S. According to the company, the planned 1.4 million-sq.-ft. plant will be the world’s first green mini-mill, featuring more than $200 million in pollution control systems. It...

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SteeloCare aerosol can wins German Packaging Award

November 17, 2014

SteeloCare, the tinplate aerosol can of the technology network Lanico, Schuler Pressen, and ThyssenKrupp Rasselstein, has received the German Packaging Award in the category of cosmetics and hygiene articles. The can is manufactured by deep drawing foil-laminated tinplate. The foil lamination...

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Novelis to convert all of its beverage can sheet to high-recycled-content aluminum

November 14, 2014

Atlanta-based aluminum roller and recycler Novelis has announced a new commitment to convert all of its beverage can body sheet production to its evercan™ sheet, which the company says is the world's first certified high-recycled-content aluminum for beverage cans, by the end of 2017. "The...

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Metal Panels recognized as one of Tulsa’s Fast-40

November 14, 2014

For the third consecutive year, Metal Panels Inc., a manufacturer of metal roofing panels and accessories in Tulsa, Okla., has been named to The Journal Record’s Tulsa’s Fast-40 list in recognition of its record growth. Since opening in 2001, MPI has grown from a two-man company to a...

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Harris Products Group releases mobile app

November 13, 2014

The Harris Products Group, Mason, Ohio, has released its first mobile app to help users find brazing and soldering alloys for their applications. The app’s features include a listing of the company’s brazing and soldering alloys, large icons and graphics, links to how-to videos that...

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Third edition of duplex fabrication brochure published

November 13, 2014

The International Molybdenum Association (IMOA) has published the third edition of “Practical Guidelines for the Fabrication of Duplex Stainless Steels.” Significantly revised and updated from the second edition published in 2009, the brochure includes a new chapter on weld overlay, new grades,...

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UTC Aerospace Systems to provide wheels, carbon brakes to China Airlines

November 12, 2014

UTC Aerospace Systems, Charlotte, N.C., a unit of United Technologies Corp., has been selected by China Airlines, Taiwan, to supply the wheels and carbon brakes for its fleet of 14 Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The company will provide the equipment through its Landing Systems facility in Troy,...

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Niles Expanded Metals & Plastics acquires MetalSpand Inc.

November 12, 2014

Niles Expanded Metals & Plastics has acquired a second expanded metal manufacturing center at MetalSpand in Waurika, Okla. The location now operates as MetalSpand by Niles. Additional services and products are being integrated into the MetalSpand by Niles daily operations. For instance,...

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Greer Steel completes major capital improvement initiative

November 12, 2014

Cold-rolled strip steel manufacturer Greer Steel Co. has completed a series of capital improvements undertaken in the past 18 months at its Dover, Ohio, plant and service center. The most recent improvements include increasing the packing line capacity, installing an oscillating line for small...

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MSCI offers Strategic Metals Management program

November 12, 2014

Rolling Meadows, Ill.-based Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), a metals industry trade association, offers the Strategic Metals Management program for metals industry CEOs facing such issues as a lack of skilled workers, concern over succession planning, and “building a strong bench” so...

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Metal Sales Mfg. provides roof, wall panels to Central Arizona College Maricopa Campus

November 12, 2014

Metal Sales™ Mfg. Corp., Louisville, Ky., has provided 133,000 sq. ft. of roof and wall panels to outfit the Central Arizona College (CAC) Maricopa Campus. The campus consists of three academic sheds and a central plant. The project team’s goal was to create highly sustainable structures that...

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Nucor Steel Louisiana announces equipment failure

November 11, 2014

Nucor Corp. has announced an equipment failure at Nucor Steel Louisiana. The failure is related to the process gas heater, which experienced a major failure on Nov. 2. There were no injuries, no environmental impact, and no damage to any other part of the direct reduced iron (DRI) facility as a...

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Diamond T Manufacturing Inc. launches new website

November 7, 2014

Greenville, Ga.-based Diamond T Manufacturing Inc.™, a manufacturer of specialty architectural features, has announced a new website at www.diamondtmanufacturing.com. It features the company’s custom-fabricated and -finished ornamental products for the commercial construction...

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