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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Kobe Steel coating believed effective against SARS

August 9, 2005

According to Kobe Steel, Tokyo, laboratory testing conducted by Iwate University Associate Professor Norio Hirano found Kobe's nickel-alloy coating Keni Fine reduced the growth of mouse hepatitis...

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U.S. Steel announces management changes

August 5, 2005

United States Steel Corp. today announced two key management changes, effective August 1. Sharon K. Kelley has been named plant manager of the Midwest Plant in Portage, Ind., and William J. Kelly has...

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Alcan opens new R&D facility in Australia

July 26, 2005

Alcan Inc. today announced the opening of its new alumina research and development (R&D) facility in Brisbane, Australia. The Queensland Research and Development Centre (QRDC) will develop new...

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WCI Steel names vice president–operations

July 14, 2005

WCI Steel, Inc. announced today that James F. Walsh has been named vice president-operations. Walsh has served as a consultant to WCI since April 2005 and has worked in various managerial and...

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NCCA launches new marketing program

July 12, 2005

The National Coil Coating Association (NCCA) presented a new marketing program for the organization at its annual meeting in Fort. Meyers, Fla., May 7 - 8.The program is aimed at educating...

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Alcan alloys reduce Airbus weight

July 12, 2005

Alcan Inc., Montreal, worked closely with Airbus to develop aluminum alloys to meet the requirements for Airbus A380 components.According to the company, a 10 percent weight reduction per aircraft was...

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Aluminum industry to match Habitat recycling proceeds

June 30, 2005

The Aluminum Association-sponsored Cans for Habitat program has announced a month-long Recycling Double Play promotion so Americans can put their aluminum cans to even better use.During the month of...

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Lone Star Steel, Tubos Del Caribe end alliance early

June 29, 2005

Lone Star Technologies, Inc. has announced that its largest subsidiary, Lone Star Steel Co., and Tubos del Caribe, S.A. (Tubocaribe), a Colombian manufacturer of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) and...

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CITAC: ITC decision again hurts steel consumers

June 23, 2005

Steel-consuming industries in the U.S. will continue to face disruptions in the steel market as a result the International Trade Commission's (ITC's) vote June 21 to continue import restrictions on...

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Hydro Aluminum N.A. appoints Sidney, Ohio, GM

June 14, 2005

Hydro Aluminum North America, Baltimore, has appointed Rob Abfall as general manager of its Sidney, Ohio, operations. He oversees all fabrication and assembly business at the location's two...

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Greer Steel names GM, Ferndale, Mich., facility

June 14, 2005

Greer Steel has named Curtis L. Lamar as general manager at its Ferndale, Mich., service center.A Michigan State graduate with a degree in metallurgy, Lamar has been a sales representative for the...

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Nucor acquires Marion Steel

June 6, 2005

Nucor Corp. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Nucor Steel Marion Inc., has completed the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Marion Steel Co. ("Marion") for a cash purchase...

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Timken to increase specialty steel prices

May 27, 2005

Timken Latrobe Steel, a subsidiary of The Timken Co., announced it would increase prices by 5 to 10 percent on all remelted aerospace alloys, air melt stainless steel, and tool steel grades. The price...

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Alcan employee is "Best Communications Executive"

May 23, 2005

Alcan Inc. has announced that its vice president of corporate communications, Elisabeth Vassallucci, has received the International Business Award for "Best Communications Executive" in 2004....

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AK Steel announces June surcharges

May 16, 2005

AK Steel has advised its flat-rolled carbon steel customers that a $213 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for products shipped in June 2005. The company also has advised its electrical steel...

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