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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United Tube receives ISO 9001:2008 certification

October 10, 2013

United Tube Corp., Medina, Ohio, has announced it is certified to ISO 9001:2008 for the manufacture and supply of welded steel tubing. The company manufactures mechanical, structural, and galvanized welded steel tubing in a variety of sizes and shapes....

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Plus Ten Stainless launches redesigned website

October 10, 2013

Plus Ten Stainless has unveiled a redesigned website at www.plustenstainless.com. The new design showcases the company's stainless steel plate, Prodec® plate, and aluminum plate products with photos, properties, and applications. The website also highlights the company’s precision cold saw...

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NCCM breaks ground for new facility

October 10, 2013

NCCM Co., a manufacturer of nonwoven mill rolls used by primary metal processors, has broken ground on its new headquarters in River Falls, Wis. The two-story structure will have 26,000 sq. ft. of office and manufacturing space, occupying a 4.77-acre site in the city's corporate park. Office space...

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Attala Steel opens new steel processing facility

October 9, 2013

Attala Steel Industries has opened a $5 million galvanizing facility in Kosciusko, Miss. The new plant allows the company to add steel coating to the location, where it produces steel I-beams used in solar panel installations. The development is expected to create 11 jobs....

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IMOA launches refreshed website

October 8, 2013

The International Molybdenum Association (IMOA), London, has refreshed and relaunched its website at www.imoa.info. While much of the content has been retained, the structure and navigation have been streamlined and the design refreshed. Interactive features help highlight key topics,...

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MCA establishes new website

October 7, 2013

The Metal Construction Association (MCA), Chicago, has established a new website at www.metalconstruction.org. It is designed for viewing on a smartphone, tablet, or computer, with contents shifting to conform to the screen size. The website includes a photo gallery with hundreds of pictures from...

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Tejas Tubular Products to build plant in Indiana

October 2, 2013

Tejas Tubular Products, Houston, has announced plans to construct a new facility in New Carlisle, Ind. The plant will focus on the heat treatment and manufacturing of 4.5- through 9.625-in.-OD well casing for the oil and gas industry. With an annual capacity expected to exceed 72,000 tons...

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Researchers study ways to make stronger materials in 3-D

September 24, 2013

Aided by funding from NASA and using methods similar to 3-D printing, researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Mo., are running computer simulations of processes that could lead to stronger, more durable materials for the space agency. The researchers also plan to...

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Benteler Steel/Tube breaks ground at $975 million facility in Louisiana

September 24, 2013

Benteler Steel/Tube has begun construction on a new hot rolling seamless steel tube mill in Caddo Parish, La. — the company's first manufacturing facility in the U.S. The facility will create more than 1,000 construction jobs, numerous indirect jobs with suppliers and service providers to the...

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American Galvanizers Association launches new website

September 17, 2013

The American Galvanizers Association (AGA), Centennial, Colo., has launched a new version of its website at www.galvanizeit.org. The site has a responsive design, so the display changes depending on the user's device. The search function has been improved, and tools are displayed prominently. The...

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United Performance Metals announces promotion at its Hamilton, Ohio, location - TheFabricator.com

United Performance Metals announces promotion at its Hamilton, Ohio, location

September 17, 2013

United Performance Metals, a family of companies supplying stainless, nickel, cobalt, aluminum, and titanium sheet, coil, plate, and bar, has announced the promotion of Dawn Haire to the position of inside sales manager at its Hamilton, Ohio, location. In this role, she is responsible for...

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Complete Heat Treating acquires Wisconsin Steel assets

September 12, 2013

Complete Heat Treating LLC, Milwaukee, has completed its acquisition of all assets and equipment of the former Wisconsin Steel Industries Inc., purchased in 2011. Key personnel also have been relocated. All equipment from both companies has been consolidated at the 65,000-sq.-ft. Complete...

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United Performance Metals promotes two staff members

September 9, 2013

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has promoted Brian Bick to director of sales and Brian Romans to director of business operations. Bick has been with the company for 15 years, with experience in sales and process improvement. Romans brings experience in the specialty metals market,...

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United Performance Metals installs slitting line

September 5, 2013

United Performance Metals, a supplier of stainless, nickel, cobalt, aluminum, and titanium sheet, coil, plate, and bar in Hamilton, Ohio, has added an 18-in. turret head slitter that can slit coils from 0.020 to 0.125 in. thick. The slitter features a pressure bar system that eliminates scratching...

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United Performance Metals announces promotion

September 5, 2013

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has announced the promotion of Kathy Esquerra to the position of inside sales manager for its La Mirada, Calif., facility. She served previously as regional account manager. The United Performance Metals family of companies supplies stainless, nickel,...

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