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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AK Steel elects board chairman

October 21, 2005

AK Steel has announced that James L. Wainscott, president and CEO, has been elected chairman of its board of directors, effective January 1, 2006. Wainscott will continue to serve as the company's...

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Steel Dynamics, Roanoke Electric Steel propose merger

October 18, 2005

Steel Dynamics, Inc. and Roanoke Electric Steel Corp. have announced the execution of a definitive agreement of merger, pursuant to which SDI will acquire Roanoke. Completion of the merger is subject...

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Earle M. Jorgensen opens Connecticut facility

October 11, 2005

Earle M. Jorgensen Co. has announced it plans to open a new, 32,000-sq.-ft. facility in Southington, Conn., Oct. 1, 2005.According to the company, the new metals distribution facility will enhance and...

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The benefits of materials engineering

October 11, 2005

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U.S. stampers are missing an opportunity to gain a competitive edge by offering materials engineering support, which often is lacking within OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. Many stampers take the position that they "just build to a print"—but so do overseas shops.

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Mittal Steel USA chooses Chicago for headquarters

October 7, 2005

Mittal Steel has chosen Chicago's Loop for its U.S. headquarters.Along with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, the company today announced that it has selected a new...

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ALSCO Metals Corp. sold to Aleris Intl.

October 5, 2005

Sun Capital Partners Inc., a private investment firm, today announced that one of its affiliated portfolio companies, ALSCO Metals Corp., has been sold for $150 million in cash to Aleris International...

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Macsteel acquires Alpha Processing

October 4, 2005

Macsteel Service Centers USA Inc., Newport Beach, Calif., announced today that it is expanding its heavy gauge steel processing capabilities by acquiring the business and assets of Alpha Processing...

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Mittal Steel USA restarting Indiana plant blast furnace

September 30, 2005

Mittal Steel has decided to restart a blast furnace in East Chicago, Ind., at about the time another is going down in Cleveland.The moves are part of the company's ongoing effort to balance its supply...

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General Steel, Baotou Steel sign joint venture agreement

September 30, 2005

General Steel Holdings Inc., Tianjin, China, a manufacturer of hot-rolled steel sheets primarily for use in tractors, agricultural vehicles, and other specialty vehicles, today announced that the...

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Alcan to invest in Slovakian aluminum extrusion plant

September 29, 2005

Alcan Inc., Montreal, has announced that it plans to invest US$35 million in a new aluminum extrusion plant in Slovakia to produce profiles mostly for the building and construction sectors in Eastern...

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Timken to close Clinton, S.C., plant

September 22, 2005

The Timken Company has announced plans to close its Clinton, S.C., plant—with production being phased down over the next two years. The company said that the decision is part of an ongoing...

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December start-up for U.S. Steel's Gary blast furnace

September 20, 2005

United States Steel Corp. reported today that, based upon the updated rebuild schedule for the No. 14 blast furnace at Gary Works, the furnace is expected to be available for start-up in early...

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AK Steel announces October surcharges

September 15, 2005

AK Steel has advised its flat-rolled carbon steel customers that a $154 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for products shipped in October 2005. The company also has advised its electrical...

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Introduction to advanced high-strength steels

September 13, 2005

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Part I of this two-part series presented an overview of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS). This article addresses issues encountered when processing these grades.Using AHSS in appropriate applications offers opportunities for reduced product weight, enhanced crash performance, manufacturing...

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Introduction to advanced high-strength steels - Part II

September 13, 2005

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Understanding and compensating for the challenges associated with processing advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) can help you minimize springback, edge cracking, trimming, wrinkling, and die wear.

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