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 carbon steel price increase

December 3, 2004

AK Steel has announced that it will increase base prices for all its carbon, flat-rolled steel products by $50 per ton, effective with shipments on and after Jan. 1. The increase applies to steel...

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AK Steel receives quality award from Integris Metals

November 9, 2004

Integris Metals has presented its Award of Excellence to AK Steel for quality performance.The award recognized AK Steel's performance from the fourth quarter of 2003 through the third quarter of 2004....

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AGA offers free hot-dip galvanizing seminars

November 9, 2004

The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) has announced the availability of its free Galvanize It!seminar on hot-dip galvanizing for corrosion protection.Available in one-, two-, and four-hour...

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AK Steel announces November surcharges

October 19, 2004

AK Steel has advised its flat-rolled carbon steel customers that a $149 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for products shipped in November, a decrease of $8 from October's surcharge of $157...

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CMC Steel Group names executive vice president

October 12, 2004

Commercial Metals Co. has announced that Bob Unfried has been named as executive vice president, finance and administration for the CMC Steel Group. Unfried is responsible for accounting, credit,...

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AISC names new Steel Solutions Center director

October 12, 2004

Jason R. Ericksen, S.E., has been promoted to the position of director of the AISC Steel Solutions Center. He is responsible for coordinating all activities and promoting services provided by the...

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AISC approves structural steel shipping standard

October 12, 2004

The American Institute of Steel Construction Inc. (AISC) has approved a new standard for shipping rolled structural steel shapes.Officially known as the "Standard Specification for Bar Coded Shipment...

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Alcan spin-off to begin operations Jan. 1 as Novelis

September 22, 2004

Alcan Inc. has announced that its publicly-traded company to be created in the spin-off of its aluminum rolled products business will begin operations on Jan. 1, 2005. The new company will be called...

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Former LTV, AISI chairman dies

September 14, 2004

Retired LTV chairman David H. Hoag, who helped bring together two steel manufacturers to create LTV Steel Co. and later served as chairman of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), died Aug. 6...

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Carpenter Technology Corp. launches expanded technical information database

September 14, 2004

Carpenter Technology Corp., Wyomissing, Pa., has enhanced its online technical information database of specialty alloys for design engineers and material specifiers. The enhancement includes an...

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Hydro Aluminum N.A. names vice president

September 14, 2004

Hydro Aluminum North America has appointed Stig Tjotta as vice president, Western Region for Extruded Products. He has been vice president of manufacturing for extruded products for the past two...

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AK Steel to increase Type 409 stainless steel price

September 10, 2004

Ak Steel has announced that it will increase the base price of its Type 409 hot-rolled and cold-rolled stainless steel sheet and strip products by approximately 5 percent, effective with shipments on...

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California Steel Industries appoints board chairman

August 10, 2004

California Steel Industries Inc., Fontana, Calif., has announced the appointment of Vicente Wright as chairman of the board of directors. The appointment is in accordance with the company's policy of...

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ISG to expand Cleveland Works' operations

August 5, 2004

The board of directors of International Steel Group Inc. (ISG) has approved the company's Cleveland Works' expansion. The company will add an automotive-quality hot dip galvanizing line by converting...

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Aluminum Association announces sale of China Aluminum Fabrication Directory

July 13, 2004

The Aluminum Association, in cooperation with Beijing Antaike Information Development Co. Ltd., has announced the sale of The China Aluminum Fabrication Directory.The reference book contains...

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