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 announces executive promotions

March 22, 2016

AK Steel, a producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless, and electrical steel products in West Chester, Ohio, has announced the promotions of two employees to vice president. Brian K. Bishop has been named vice president, carbon steel operations. He also assumes responsibility for manufacturing...

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World demand for steel pipe to reach 79.7 million metric tons, says study

March 21, 2016

Global demand for steel pipe is projected to advance 3.5 percent per annum through 2019 to 79.7 million metric tons, with growth paced by continued strong increases in developing markets. The pace of gains will decelerate from that of the 2009-2014 period as construction activity slows in China and...

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Jones Metal certified as Women’s Business Enterprise

March 21, 2016

Mankato, Minn.-based Jones Metal Products Inc. has announced its certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center. To gain the certification, the company went through a process of site inspection and interviews to prove it is owned, operated, and...

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Banker Wire launches new website

March 21, 2016

Banker Wire, a Mukwanago, Wis.-based manufacturer of woven and welded wire mesh for architectural and industrial applications, has launched the new www.bankerwire.com. The interactive mesh product database allows visitors to refine their product choice by a variety of design and performance...

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IMOA predicts growth in molybdenum end use

March 14, 2016

The International Molybdenum Association (IMOA) has announced that end-use demand for molybdenum is forecast to increase by an average of 3.6 percent in the period to 2024. Global molybdenum production and use were down 9 and 10 percent, respectively, in 2015 compared to 2014. According to...

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Steelworkers condemn WTO decision as direct attack on American manufacturing

March 14, 2016

United Steelworkers (USW) Intl. President Leo W. Gerard has issued a statement after a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel released a decision regarding tariffs imposed by the U.S. against Korea for illegally dumping and subsidizing the sale of residential washing machines in the U.S. at submarket...

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Fine Tubes and Superior Tube appoint sales manager

March 14, 2016

Plymouth, U.K.-based Fine Tubes and Collegeville, Pa.-based Superior Tube, collectively a unit of Ametek Specialty Metal Products, have appointed Mike Cullum as sales manager. He is responsible for all sales and business development activities for these two metal tube manufacturers across all...

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AIM appoints ANT Sales as manufacturer’s representative

March 14, 2016

AIM Alloys, Cranston, R.I., has added Denver-based ANT Sales Co. as its representative for solder materials for the plumbing market in Montana; Wyoming; Colorado; New Mexico; and El Paso, Texas. AIM Alloys offers standard and custom industrial-grade metals and alloys for casting, plating, and...

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Constellium and UACJ to expand joint venture to produce BiW sheet in U.S.

March 12, 2016

Netherlands-based Constellium N.V. has signed a memorandum of understanding with its Japanese partner UACJ Corp. to expand their existing joint venture to produce automotive body-in-white (BiW) sheet in the U.S. The final contract is subject to the board approval of each party. Under the...

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Metal Powder Industries Federation names Lifetime Achievement Award winner

March 11, 2016

Metal Powder Industries Federation, Princeton, N.J., has selected William F. Jandeska Jr., FAPMI, president of Midwest Metallurgical Ltd. and project manager for the Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology, to receive the Kempton H. Roll PM Lifetime Achievement Award. Jandeska has developed...

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International Titanium Association issues call for papers for Titanium USA 2016

March 11, 2016

The International Titanium Association (ITA), Denver, has issued a call for papers for the Titanium USA 2016 Conference, which will be held Sept. 25-28, 2016, at the J. W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix. The organizing committee is seeking market-oriented and technical papers alike....

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SAF-West wins Business of the Year Award

March 10, 2016

Redding, Calif.-based SAF-West has won the 2015 Business of the Year Award from the Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce. The annual award recognizes a business distinguishable by its investment in Redding’s employment, development, and community involvement. In issuing the award, Redding...

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United Performance Metals names business analyst

March 10, 2016

United Performance Metals, a distributor of stainless steel, duplex stainless steel, nickel alloys, and cobalt alloys in Hamilton, Ohio, has hired Ben Stansel as business analyst. His primary responsibilities are pricing and contract management for the specialty metals service center. After...

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FMA selected to manage Association of Steel Distributors

March 10, 2016

Rockford, Ill.-based Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® (FMA) has been selected to manage the Association of Steel Distributors (ASD). The Chicago-based ASD continues to operate as an independent association, but relies on FMA for management of its day-to-day affairs, membership...

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Direct Metals supplies bar grating for Atlanta’s Fourth Ward project

March 8, 2016

Direct Metals, an international steel service center with locations in Kennesaw, Ga., and Waukegan, Ill., has provided serrated 7TW4 galvanized fabricated bar grating panels for the construction of an access ramp, platforms, and stairs as part of Atlanta’s Historic Fourth Ward BeltLine...

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