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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HRB prices plumbing the bottom

January 28, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™World export HRB price for January 26 dropped 4.6 percent to $480 per ton, FOB the port of export, after rising the last reported period. The United States HRB...

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HRB price downdraft bottoming

January 14, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™Western European HRB price for Jan. 12 fell 4.7 percent to $549 per ton (on a Euro basis, it rose 0.7 percent), ex-works, for the 12th consecutive time. The...

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Monarch Steel adds light-gauge slitter to Alabama facility

January 13, 2009

Monarch Steel Co. Inc., a Cleveland-based supplier of flat hot-rolled steel, cold-rolled steel, and coated products, has increased the production capacity of its Decatur, Ala., facility with the...

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AISC presents achievement awards at annual meeting

December 16, 2008

The American Institute of Steel Construction's Lifetime Achievement and Special Achievement awards were presented at the 2008 AISC Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, Colo., in September.The 2008...

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Rolled Alloys acquires Weir Materials

December 16, 2008

Rolled Alloys, Temperance, Mich., recently acquired Weir Materials, Manchester, England. The acquisition formed a new company called RA®Materials, which will offer ZERON®100, a high-strength,...

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RathGibson launches new international offices

December 16, 2008

RathGibson, Lincolnshire, Ill., a manufacturer of welded, welded and drawn, and seamless stainless steel, nickel, and titanium tubing, has launched three new international offices. To provide local...

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NCCA members working to meet increased demand for prepaint

December 16, 2008

To meet growing demand for coil coated metal, members of the National Coil Coating Association (NCCA), Cleveland, have invested capital to build strategically located, new production facilities. The...

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HRB price direction continues mixed

December 10, 2008

The SteelBenchmarker™U.S. HRB spot price for Dec. 8 dropped 11.8 percent to $614 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the ninth consecutive decline. The world export HRB price dropped 9.2 percent...

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6 Questions about stamping aluminum

November 25, 2008

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Aluminum's unique metallurgical properties make it suitable for multiple applications. Aluminum has very high corrosion resistance, Aluminum's specific weight is 2.7 kilogram/dm3 compared to 7.8 kg/dm3 for steel and 8.8 kg/dm3 for copper, and is thermally and electrically conductive.

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HRB prices plummet 34 percent to 48 percent from peak

November 13, 2008

The SteelBenchmarker™world export HRB price for Nov. 10 dropped 10.3 percent to $630 per ton, FOB the port of export, for the seventh consecutive decline. The U.S. HRB spot price dropped 9.9...

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Hydro Aluminum contributes engineering, fabrication to GO trailer

November 11, 2008

Hydro Aluminum's Extrusion Americas unit, Linthicum, Md., teamed with SylvanSport to create the GO trailer, a miniature mobile adventure camper.The 800-lb. pop-up camper sleeps four and hauls up to...

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Main Steel transfers ownership of Mexico City operations

November 11, 2008

Main Steel Polishing Co. Inc., Tinton Falls, N.J., a national toll processor, has announced the transfer of ownership of its Mexico City operation to the family of the late Jorge Loya Alcala and the...

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HTML North America names U.S. market manager

November 11, 2008

HMTL North America/Heavy Metal & Tubes Ltd., Rehoboth Beach, Del., has named Lisa Sarch as U.S. market manager for the heat exchanger, boiler, and condenser group. She has more than 20 years of...

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AK Steel announces December 2008 surcharges

November 5, 2008

AK Steel has advised its customers that a $185 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for electrical steel products shipped in December 2008. December 2008 surcharges for the broad range of...

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HRB prices drop 4 to 12 percent

October 30, 2008

The SteelBenchmarker™world export HRB price for Oct. 27 dropped 12.1 percent to $702 per ton, FOB the port of export for the sixth consecutive decline. The Chinese HRB ex-works price dropped...

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