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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Timken Co. to invest $50 million in Ohio steel operations

August 16, 2010

The Timken Company has announced that it will invest approximately $50 million in its steel operations in Canton, Ohio. Slated to begin this year, the investment is for the installation of a new intermediate finishing line at the Gambrinus Steel Plant and expansion of the steel lay-down yard at the...

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HRB prices bottoming; down 0.5 percent in U.S., up elsewhere

August 11, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for Aug. 9 rose 2.3 percent to $527 per ton for the second consecutive rise. The Western European HRB price rose 1.8 percent to $690 per ton (on a Euro basis, it rose 1.0 percent), ex-works, for the second consecutive increase. The World...

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Servimetal expands operations with new division

August 10, 2010

Servimetal Inc., a processor, distributor, and manufacturer of flat metal products in Caguas, Puerto Rico, has announced the start-up operations of its new Rolled Forming Division. The company has...

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New high-strength alloy concept for large-diameter steel pipes receives award

August 10, 2010

Research into the use of a novel alloying concept that produces steel pipeline with both increased strength and toughness has won a group of scientists in Germany the 2010 Charles Hatchett Award. The...

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HRB prices down 5.5 percent in U.S., up elsewhere

July 28, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB spot price for July 26 fell 5.5 percent to $637 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the fifth consecutive decrease. The Western European HRB price...

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Marmon/Keystone recognizes quality suppliers

July 26, 2010

Marmon/Keystone, Butler, Pa., a distributor of tubular products, recently held its Supplier Recognition Day at the Butler Country Club. More than 60 multinational supplier representatives from 36...

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HRB prices down 1.2% to 5.1% in China, Western Europe, U.S., and World

June 30, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for June 28 fell 1.2 percent percent to $511 per ton for the fourth consecutive decrease. The Western European HRB price fell 2.0...

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Understanding steelmaking for better forming ... - TheFabricator

Understanding steelmaking for better forming ...

June 30, 2010

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Challenges faced by stampers in the quest to produce a robust part are magnified when they form high strength steels. As materials increase in strength, the inherent tensile property variability increases. Using products from the family of grades known as the advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) complicate matters even more, since what is supplied from one mill may not be produced in the same way as that from another mill. Understanding how steel is made sets the stage for a more profitable relationship between the steel supplier and the steel consumer. The certified steel properties that come with the coil are useful, but more information about the sheet metal increases the likelihood of success.

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LJT Tennessee to add jobs

June 28, 2010

Steel processor LJT Tennessee/Steel Warehouse is adding 84 jobs as it undertakes an $11 million expansion at its Centre South River-port site in Chattanooga, Tenn. Most of the hiring will be done in...

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Marmon/Keystone Canada creates stainless division

June 28, 2010

Marmon/Keystone Canada Inc., Burlington, Ont., has launched Specialty Steels as a separate division of the company to handle all stainless pipe, tube, flanges, fittings, and bar in the province....

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Hydro Aluminum expands extrusion fabrication, machining services at Missouri plant

June 28, 2010

Hydro Aluminum's Extrusion North America unit has invested significant capital and personnel in its Monett, Mo., extrusion facility. This investment is part of the company's long-term strategy to...

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Automotive Applications Council of AISI’s SMDI wins American Metal Market’s 2010 Award for Steel Excellence

June 23, 2010

The Automotive Applications Council (AAC) of the American Iron and Steel Institute's (AISI) Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) has been named the winner of the American Metal Market's 2010...

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HRB prices fall 2.3% to 8.6% in Western Europe, China, U.S., and World

June 17, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Western European HRB price for June 14 fell 2.3 percent to $711 per ton (on a Euro basis, it fell 2.5 percent), ex-works, for the second consecutive decline. The...

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Hydro Aluminum names new leader for North American extrusion business

June 14, 2010

Matthew Dionne has taken over leadership of Hydro Aluminum's North American extrusion business in Linthicum, Md. The company has reorganized its extrusion business, dividing its Extrusion Americas...

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HRB prices down 1.9% to 5.6% in Western Europe, U.S., World, and China

May 27, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Western European HRB price for May 24 fell 1.9 percent to $728 per ton (on a Euro basis, it rose 1.9 percent), ex-works, after being flat two weeks ago. The...

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