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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AK Steel to build $36 million Research and Innovation Center in Ohio

February 24, 2015

AK Steel, a producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless, and electrical steel products, has selected Middletown, Ohio, as the site for its new, $36 million Research and Innovation Center. Groundbreaking is set for late spring or early summer of...

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North American aluminum demand grows 5.0 percent in 2014

February 24, 2015

The aluminum industry in the U.S. and Canada had year-over-year demand growth of 5.0 percent through the end of 2014, according to preliminary data released by the Aluminum Association, Arlington, Va. The estimated 25.5 billion lbs. of aluminum shipped by North American producers and fabricators...

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Ferragon acquires Steel Rolling Holdings

February 24, 2015

Cleveland-based Ferragon Corp. has acquired the Steel Rolling Holdings (SRH) facility in Gibraltar, Mich., and has renamed it Ferrolux Metals Co.- Gibraltar Plant. The acquisition effectively doubles the Ferrolux presence in Detroit, with the Gibraltar facility providing batch annealing, temper...

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Primetals Technologies to modernize rebar rolling line for KWTSteel

February 23, 2015

Primetals Technologies, London, has received an order from United Steel Industrial Co. (KWTSteel), a Kuwait-based steel producer, to modernize its rebar rolling mill in the Shuaiba Industrial Area, Kuwait. The rolling mill will be equipped with an inline Pomini quenching system and a new...

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Goodfellow introduces comprehensive custom manufacturing services

February 19, 2015

Coraopolis, Pa.-based Goodfellow, a supplier of small to medium quantities of high-quality metals and other materials for research and product design, has expanded its offering to include custom manufacturing and finishing of components to customer specifications. The company can help...

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Wismarq Industries names CEO

February 18, 2015

Wismarq Industries LLC, Oconomowoc, Wis., a provider of coil coating services for steel and aluminum products, has appointed Andrew Paskin as CEO. Paskin has 30 years of experience in the metals industry, including senior leadership positions in strategic business units within Noranda Aluminum...

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Solar Atmospheres renews Sikorsky Aircraft approval

February 16, 2015

Souderton, Pa.-based Solar Atmospheres Inc. has renewed an approved supplier status with Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. with a two-year certification. Solar is approved to provide heat treatment of titanium and carburizing-grade materials and aircraft-grade steels in accordance with various AMS and...

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Sandmeyer Steel hires marketing analyst

February 12, 2015

Sandmeyer Steel Co., a producer of stainless steel and nickel-alloy plate products in Philadelphia, has appointed Kathleen Carr to the newly created position of marketing analyst. In addition to traditional market development work, she is involved with the company’s customer service initiative,...

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Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing welcomes Alcoa as newest member

February 10, 2015

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), a research consortium that brings together businesses, Virginia universities, and the NASA Langley Research Center, has announced that Alcoa has joined the organization. As an Organizing Industry Member, Alcoa, a provider of lightweight...

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VMZINC products used in new French aeronautic museum

February 9, 2015

VMZINC®-US, the international brand name of rolled zinc products manufactured and sold by the Building Products Unit of the Umicore group, Raleigh, N.C., has announced the use of its products in the new aeronautic museum, Aeroscopia, located at the Toulouse-Blagnac airport in southwest France....

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TMW modifies expansion plans to adapt to new opportunities

February 6, 2015

The Material Works Ltd. (TMW), a toll processor of flat-rolled metals, has announced that the growth of eco pickled surface (EPS) technology has forced the company to reconsider its plans to open a flat-rolled toll processing center adjacent to the Big River Steel mill currently under construction....

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Molybdenum production up, use down slightly

February 6, 2015

The International Molybdenum Association (IMOA), London, has announced that global production of molybdenum increased to 150.3 million lbs. for Q3 2014, up 5 percent from 142.9 million lbs. in the previous quarter and 11 percent higher compared with the same period in 2013. Global use of molybdenum...

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Eriez releases three videos highlighting metal detector

February 6, 2015

Erie, Pa.-based Eriez® has produced three new videos featuring the Xtreme® metal detector. The first video, at http://tinyurl.com/xtreme-metal-detector, introduces viewers to the metal detector’s features and detection capabilities. It highlights the unit’s construction, setup, and...

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MMK ships record amounts of products to pipemakers

February 5, 2015

Russia-based OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) shipped a record amount of products to pipemakers and produced the largest amount of hot-rolled products in 2014 for the whole period of its modern history. In 2014 MMK shipped more than 2.78 million metric tons of metal products to...

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ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe, Fraunhofer IWS, LIMO partner for laser research

January 30, 2015

ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe, the Fraunhofer Institute for Materials and Beam Technology (IWS), and LIMO (Lissotschenko Mikrooptik GmbH) have initiated development work on a new laser technology that the partners will use to improve the properties of steel strip surfaces. The collaboration, part of...

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