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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Isotropic steel suitable for high-loads, equalized strength requirements

July 11, 2006

Ovako has enhanced the purity of its IQ (isotropic-quality) steel, allowing it to be used for parts that are subjected to high loads and where equalized strength is required in all areas of the...

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Forum highlights aluminum as key to future energy efficiency

July 11, 2006

Kevin Greenawalt, president of Novelis North America, said a 6 to 8 percent fuel savings can be achieved for every 10 percent reduction in weight when substituting aluminum for steel during an...

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Aluminum industry signs mou in support of Asia Pacific Partnership

July 11, 2006

Leaders of the aluminum associations of Australia, China, Japan, and the U.S. signed a memorandum of understanding (mou), agreeing to work to support the objectives of the Asia Pacific Partnership...

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Mittal Steel expanding Indiana research laboratories

July 11, 2006

Mittal Steel will break ground July 13 for a major expansion of its research and development laboratories in East Chicago, Ind."This multi-million dollar expansion will significantly enhance our...

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Nucor to construct special bar quality mill in Southern U.S.

July 11, 2006

Nucor Corp. announced today that it plans to construct a "Special Bar Quality Products" steel mill in the Southern U.S. with an estimated capacity of 850,000 tons. The state-of-the-art facility will...

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Arcelor shareholders reject Severstal merger

June 30, 2006

Reuters has reported that steelmaker Arcelor's shareholders rejected a merger deal with Russia's Severstal today The action clears the way for an agreed $32 billion takeover by Mittal...

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U.S., Western Europe hot-rolled steel prices up

June 28, 2006

SteelBenchmarker™has reported that the hot-rolled band (HRB) world export price for June 26 was $608 per ton, FOB the port of export, down slightly from the June 12 figure of $610. The HRB price...

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Mittal Steel Co. NV announces agreement with Arcelor

June 26, 2006

Mittal Steel Company NV today announced that it has reached an agreement with Arcelor to combine the two companies in a merger of equals to create what the company says will be the world's leading...

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Maintenance Metals & Alloys celebrates 10th anniversary

June 21, 2006

Concord, Ontario-based Maintenance Metals & Alloys Inc. is celebrating its 10th year serving the metals industry with an open house June 23, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.The "birthday party" will provide an...

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U. S. Steel opens training center

June 20, 2006

Fairfield Works of United States Steel Corp. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to celebrate the opening of a new Maintenance Training Center. The Center occupies 11,000 square feet in the...

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WCI names vice president-operations

June 19, 2006

WCI Steel Inc. announced today that Michael T. Adams has been named vice president-operations, effective today.Adams has more than 22 years of steel industry experience, serving in managerial and...

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AK Steel announces stainless sheet price increase

June 19, 2006

AK Steel said today that it is increasing transaction prices for all hot-rolled and cold-rolled stainless steel sheet and strip products, tubular-quality products, and continuous mill plate products...

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AK Steel, UAW to begin Butler Works contract talks

June 14, 2006

AK Steel and the United Autoworkers (UAW) Local 3303, which represents about 1,400 production, service, and maintenance workers at the company's Butler (PA) Plant, announced today they will begin...

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Nucor to construct new galvanizing facility in Alabama

June 14, 2006

Nucor Corp. announced today that it plans to construct its fourth sheet steel galvanizing facility. The facility will be located at the company's existing sheet mill in Decatur, Ala. Annual capacity...

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Structured sheet metal - Part II

June 13, 2006

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Vault-structured sheet metal undergoes very little strain hardening during structuring, so it can be deformed further into shapes such as cans, containers, washing machine drums, thin-walled detector tubes, heat exchangers, and light reflectors.

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