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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Ryerson announces new Iowa plate processing center

November 30, 2010

Ryerson Inc., a processor and distributor of metals in North America and China has announced that it is opening a plate processing center in Eldridge, Iowa. The 175,000-square-foot facility is expected to begin operations in July 2011. The processing capabilities include laser cutting, plasma and...

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Marmon/Keystone hosts open house - TheFabricator.com

Marmon/Keystone hosts open house

November 29, 2010

More than 100 customers and visitors from Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Minnesota attended an open house celebration at Marmon/Keystone's Sioux Falls, S.D., facility. Ed Day, Chicago district manager, along with management personnel from corporate and Chicago, gave the visitors a tour of the...

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Goodfellow names group business development manager - TheFabricator.com

Goodfellow names group business development manager

November 29, 2010

Goodfellow, a global supplier of metals and materials for research and specialized manufacturing in Oakdale, Pa., has appointed Martyn Lewis as group business development manager. He assumes international sales and marketing responsibilities with the worldwide Goodfellow Group of Companies....

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Greer Steel hires Midwest sales rep

November 29, 2010

Greer Steel Co., Dover, Ohio, a producer of cold-rolled strip steel, has named Nick Pauly as a sales representative for its Midwest region. Pauly has worked in the cold-rolled strip steel business for more than 30 years. Before joining the company, he was regional manager for Thompson Steel....

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Plymouth Tube receives AME Manufacturing Excellence Award

November 29, 2010

Plymouth Tube Co.'s West Monroe, La., tubing mill has received a 2010 AME Manufacturing Excellence Award. The mill was chosen for excellence in its seamless and welded stainless steel tube production operations. The mill manufactures XtraLowStress® stainless steel feedwater heater tubing, which...

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MST Seamless Tube & Pipe increases work force

November 15, 2010

MST Seamless Tube & Pipe, South Lyon, Mich., has increased its work force to near-record levels after a solid three-month period of strong sales. The manufacturer of carbon and alloy seamless cold-drawn pipe and tube has had a recent hiring surge that brings its total number of hourly and...

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SSAB to establish R&D facility in China

October 25, 2010

SSAB, Stockholm, Sweden, will build a research and development facility in Kunshan, China, as part of a strategy to establish a strong footprint in Asia. The center will focus on workshop expertise and application development of high-strength steels. Chinese customers will receive training on how...

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Timken to increase prices on special bar quality products

October 25, 2010

The Timken Co. has announced it is increasing base prices on all special bar quality (SBQ) products by $30 per ton. These price increases are effective with shipments beginning on Dec. 1, 2010, and apply only to non-contract pricing. Raw material surcharges will remain in effect....

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USW applauds final ITC vote for duties on seamless pipe China imports

October 18, 2010

The United Steelworkers (USW) applauded the 6-0 affirmative vote October 15 by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on a joint petition with U.S. pipe makers against China imports of seamless carbon and alloy steel line and pressure pipe. "This is the sixth successful trade case against...

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Mississippi Steel Processing adds heavy-duty slitting capability

October 18, 2010

Mississippi Steel Processing LLC has announced an expansion of its new facility located on the campus of the Severstal Steel Mill in Columbus, Miss. Although the facility is under construction, plans have been modified to begin the second-phase processing bay, which will add 72,000 sq. ft. to the...

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Study finds China's extensive government intervention reason for unprecedented steel production growth

October 14, 2010

A new study released Oct. 14 concludes that the unprecedented growth of the Chinese steel industry is inconsistent with commercial considerations and has been facilitated by massive government intervention. The report entitled The Reform Myth: How China is Using State Power to Create the World's...

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HRB prices mixed — U.S. and World Export down; China and Western Europe up

October 14, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB spot price for Oct. 11 fell 3.4 percent to $631 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the second consecutive decline. The World export HRB price declined 1.8 percent to $612 per ton, FOB the port of export, after five consecutive increases. The...

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M&M Mfg. acquires Wilkins Corp.

October 11, 2010

M&M Mfg. LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, a portfolio company of TGF Management Corp., has announced its acquisition of The Wilkins Corp., Little Rock, Ark. Wilkins is a family-owned and -operated manufacturer of steel duct pipe and fittings for the HVAC industry. Operating out of a 50,000-sq.-ft....

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RathGibson supplies tubing to power generation industry in China - TheFabricator.com

RathGibson supplies tubing to power generation industry in China

October 11, 2010

RathGibson, Lincolnshire, Ill., a manufacturer of welded, welded and drawn, and seamless stainless steel, nickel, and titanium tubing, has supplied Nanjing Turbine & Electric Machinery Group Co. Ltd. (NTC), located in China, with 40 tons of light-walled titanium tubing. The Chinese...

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Titanium foam developed for bone implants

October 11, 2010

A new material for bone implants could replace current solid-metal titanium implants to help improve flexibility and bone regrowth. Peter Quadbeck of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials Research in Dresden, Germany, and his colleagues have created a...

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