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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Ohio Gratings, American Metalco create new joint venture in Florida market

June 17, 2008

Ohio Gratings Inc. (OGI), Canton, Ohio, has announced that American Metalco, Longwood, Fla., became an Ohio Gratings company through a joint venture to focus on the Florida architectural market. Over...

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NanoSteel adds vice president for sales and marketing

June 17, 2008

The NanoSteel® Co., Providence, R.I., a provider of nanostructured steel alloy surface technologies for industrial applications, has added Michael Quinlan as vice president for sales and...

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Nucor to acquire Ambassador Steel

June 12, 2008

Nucor Corp. announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Harris Steel, Inc., has signed a purchase agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Ambassador Steel Corp.,...

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HRB price increases continue

June 11, 2008

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. HRB spot price for June 9 rose 0.7 percent to $1,166 per ton, FOB the mill, for the fifteenth consecutive rise totaling $589. The Western European HRB...

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RathGibson installs greencleaning system in Clarksville facility

June 6, 2008

RathGibson, a manufacturer of welded, welded and drawn, and seamless stainless steel, nickel, and titanium tubing, has completed a large capital project in its Clarksville, Ark., facility. The...

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AK Steel announces July surcharges for electrical and stainless steels

June 4, 2008

AK Steel has advised its customers that an $820 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for electrical steel products shipped in July 2008.July surcharges for the company's stainless steel...

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HRB price eruption sputters

May 29, 2008

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. HRB spot price for May 12 rose 0.3 percent to $1,158 per ton, FOB the mill, for the fourteenth consecutive rise totaling $581. The Western European HRB...

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Plymouth Tube names general manager

May 15, 2008

Plymouth Tube Co., Warrenville, Ill., has appointed Gavin Ford as general manager of its hot mill in Winamac, Ind.Ford previously worked for Prestolite Wire Corp.; while there he held the positions of...

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ITA accepting applications for titanium development award

May 15, 2008

The International Titanium Association (ITA), Broomfield, Colo., is accepting applications for its second annual Titanium Applications Development award.The ITA will announce the winner of the $20,000...

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Gallatin Steel announces general manager for hot rolling

May 15, 2008

Gallatin Steel, Ghent, Ky., has promoted John Volmer to general manager for hot rolling. He replaces Denis Desjardin, who resigned last year.Volmer is responsible for all day-to-day operations in the...

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Ametek acquires Reading Alloys

May 15, 2008

Ametek Inc., Paoli, Pa., a manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, has acquired Reading Alloys, a specialty metals producer that of titanium master alloys and highly...

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HRB price eruption slows

May 15, 2008

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. HRB spot price for May 12 surged 5.2 percent to $1,154 per ton, FOB the mill, for the thirteenth consecutive rise totaling $577. The Western European HRB...

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General Steel Holdings releases statement following China earthquake

May 13, 2008

General Steel Holdings Inc., one of China's non-state owned steel products producers, announced today that its operations were not adversely affected by the recent earthquake in the Sichuan province...

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HRB spot steel price hikes continue

May 2, 2008

SteelBenchmarker™reported that the U.S. HRB spot price for April 28 surged 9.4 percent to $1,097 per ton, FOB the mill, for the twelfth consecutive rise totaling $520. The Western European HRB...

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Greenville Tube specializes in short lead times

May 1, 2008

RathGibson, a manufacturer of welded, welded and drawn, and seamless stainless steel, nickel, and titanium tubing, offers seamless stainless steel tubing through Greenville Tube Co., located in...

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