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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ITA now accepting nominations for Titanium Application Development Award

March 24, 2015

The International Titanium Association (ITA), Northglenn, Colo., is seeking nominations for an individual, group of individuals, or organization within the titanium industry that has shown significant achievement toward improving and expanding the use of titanium. This award is intended to...

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U. S. Steel announces capital investment projects in Alabama

March 20, 2015

United States Steel Corp., based in Pittsburgh, has announced two capital investment projects valued at a total of $277.5 million. The first capital project is the construction of an electric arc furnace (EAF) steelmaking facility at its Fairfield Works in Birmingham, Ala. The company will...

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Greer Steel Co. announces staff appointments

March 19, 2015

Dover, Ohio-based service center and cold-rolled strip steel manufacturer Greer Steel Co., a division of Greer Industries, has announced the appointment of Todd Daenzer to the new role of executive vice president and the addition of Pablo Acre to its sales team. Daenzer, who has 20 years of...

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Braner/Loopco receives slitter order from Lane Steel

March 12, 2015

Braner/Loopco, Schiller Park, Ill., has received an order for a single-loop Turret Head™ slitting line to be installed at Lane Steel Co.’s McKees Rocks, Pa., flat-rolled steel distribution and processing center. The line will have the capacity to process 60,000-lb. by 72-in.-wide...

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Increasing use of recycled steel spurs growth in the global steel scrap market, says report

March 11, 2015

Global Industry Analysts Inc. (GIA), San Jose, Calif., has released “Steel Scrap: A Global Strategic Business Report.” The global market for steel scrap is projected to reach 793 million metric tons by 2020, driven by the growing demand for steel and increasing shift toward the use of electric...

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Schnitzer Steel Industries named as 2015 World's Most Ethical Company

March 10, 2015

Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc., a Portland, Ore.-based manufacturer and exporter of recycled ferrous metal products, has been recognized by the Ethisphere® Institute as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company®. The designation recognizes organizations that have had a material impact on the way...

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Universal Steel upgrades stretcher to process 1-in.-thick material

March 9, 2015

Cleveland-based Universal Steel, a flat-rolled-steel service center with emphasis on hot-rolled, cold-rolled, and coated carbon steels, has announced that its stretcher-leveler has received a number of upgrades to allow the machine to stretch and cut steel up to 1 in. thick in widths up to 74 in....

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Alcoa to acquire RTI Intl. Metals

March 9, 2015

New York-based Alcoa has signed a definitive agreement to acquire RTI Intl. Metals Inc., Pittsburgh, a global supplier of titanium and specialty metal products and services for the commercial aerospace, defense, energy, and medical device markets. RTI’s titanium operations span midstream...

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SMS Meer to install heat treatment line at TimkenSteel

March 3, 2015

SMS Meer, Düsseldorf, has received an order from TimkenSteel to design, construct, and install a complete heat treatment system at its Gambrinus complex in Canton, Ohio. The line will process up to 10 tons/hr. of tubes and bars from 4 to 13 in. dia. and a variety of different steel grades. The...

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Alcoa completes acquisition of TITAL

March 3, 2015

New York-based Alcoa has completed the acquisition of privately held TITAL, a manufacturer of titanium and aluminum structural castings for aircraft engines and airframes, based in Bestwig, Germany. TITAL establishes titanium casting capabilities in Europe for Alcoa and expands the company’s...

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Sapa to supply structural aluminum tubing for new Ford F-150

March 2, 2015

Chicago-based aluminum extrusion company Sapa has announced its partnership with Ford to supply the 2015 F-150® with structural aluminum tubing and provide ongoing development support for future aluminum extrusion applications. The truck, which features a high-strength, military-grade,...

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Aleris completes sale of Recycling and Specification Alloys businesses

February 27, 2015

Aleris, a provider of aluminum rolled products based in Cleveland, has completed the sale of its Recycling and Specification Alloys businesses to an affiliate of Signature Group Holdings. The sale includes 18 production facilities in North America and six in Europe. The sale allows the company...

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United States Steel Corp. appoints VP/controller

February 25, 2015

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has promoted Colleen M. Darragh to the position of vice president and controller. She has served as acting controller since July 2014. Darragh joined U. S. Steel in 2006 as director - external reporting and advanced through a series of increasingly...

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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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