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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Warm forming titanium parts

June 13, 2006

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Senior Editor Eric Lundin visited a fabricator that specializes in aircraft components, M-DOT Aerospace, to learn how the company uses warm-forming of titanium to manufacture a cradle for an auxiliary power unit, or APU. Understanding titanium's characteristics is the key in forming this durable, corrosion-resistant, tough material.

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Structured sheet metal

June 13, 2006

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Editor's Note: This article is Part II of a two-part series discussing structured sheet metal and different structuring processes. Part I compares various structuring processes. This column was prepared by Michael Mirtsch and Ajay Yadav of the Engineering Research Center for Net Shape...

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Arcelor board votes to reject Mittal Steel's revised offer

June 12, 2006

Arcelor Board of Directors met June 11 and unanimously decided to reject Mittal Steel's current revised offer. The board also recommended that shareholders support the proposed merger with Severstal...

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Olympic Steel completes Tinsley Group – PS&W acquisition

June 5, 2006

Olympic Steel, Inc., a national steel service center, reported today that on June 2, 2006, it completed the purchase of Tinsley Group - PS&W, Inc., an indirect subsidiary of Eliza Tinsley Group PLC,...

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European Commission approves Mittal Steel - Arcelor merger

June 2, 2006

Mittal Steel announced today that the European Commission has cleared its bid to acquire Arcelor subject to certain commitments. The granting of EU antitrust clearance is a further positive and...

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Mittal Steel restores full operations at Indiana steel plant

May 31, 2006

Mittal Steel USA has fully restored its steelmaking operations at the No. 3 basic oxygen shop at its Indiana Harbor plant in East Chicago, Ind. Fully automated operation of both furnace vessels was...

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Dofasco appoints new president, CEO

May 30, 2006

Brian MacNeill, chairman of the board of Dofasco Inc., has announced that Dofasco President and CEO, Don Pether, has indicated he will retire from his current responsibilities, effective July 21,...

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Metals USA completes two acquisitions

May 22, 2006

Houston-based Metals USA Inc. has announced the completion of two acquisitions.On May 17 the company acquired the assets and business operations of Port City Metal Services Inc., located in Tulsa,...

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Olympic Steel signs agreement to acquire Tinsley Group - PS&W

May 22, 2006

Olympic Steel Inc., a national steel service center, today announced the signing of a definitive stock purchase agreement to acquire Tinsley Group - PS&W Inc., an indirect subsidiary of Eliza Tinsley...

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Mittal Steel offer for Arcelor opens

May 18, 2006

Mittal Steel Co. has announced that its offer for Arcelor opened today in Luxembourg, France, and Belgium. It is expected to open in Spain and the U.S. shortly. The offer will be open for 30 business...

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AK Steel increasing carbon steel, zinc coating extras prices

May 12, 2006

AK Steel has announced that it will increase spot market base prices for all carbon steel products by $30 per ton for new orders received for shipment on June 1, 2006 and later. The company said, but...

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Nucor names DiMicco chairman

May 11, 2006

Nucor Corp. announced today that its president and chief executive officer, Daniel R. DiMicco, has assumed the additional role of chairman. DiMicco has been with Nucor for 23 years and has served as...

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WCI Steel announces furnace project

May 10, 2006

WCI Steel Inc., Warren, Ohio, has announced that it is investing $36.7 million in a new walking beam slab reheat furnace at its hot strip mill that is intended to increase quality and productivity...

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Structured sheet metal - Part I

May 9, 2006

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Increasing sheet metal component rigidity while reducing weight can be achieved by substituting steel with aluminum, magnesium, or titanium alloys; advanced high-strength steel (AHSS); or 3-D structured sheet metal.

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Defining material specifications

May 9, 2006

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The root cause of splitting problems in deep-drawn parts often is that the process is not designed and engineered to accept the full range of mechanical properties within the ASTM specifications.

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