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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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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AISC releases new steel specification

May 10, 2005

The American Institute of Steel Construction Inc. (AISC) has announced the pending release of the 2005 "Specification for Structural Steel Buildings." The new document is expected to form the basis...

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AK Steel's Rockport Works reaches safety milestone

May 10, 2005

AK Steel has announced that employees of its Rockport, Indiana Works have surpassed 1,000 clear days without experiencing a single lost-time or restricted-activity injury. The safety milestone was...

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Is this Round 2?

May 10, 2005

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Forty years ago Ford and Ferrari were engaged in a fight-to-the-finish struggle to take top racing honors. Ford used its GT40 to snap Ferrari's six-time winning streak at the 24 Hours of LeMans, one of racing's most prestigious events. In 2003 the rivalry was back as Ford unveiled the high-performance GT, a niche car rich in aluminum and developed with the help of modern technologies such as superplastic forming (a.k.a. hot stamping) and friction stir welding.

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Mittal Steel USA idling blast furnaces

May 6, 2005

Mittal Steel USA is taking steps to match its output with inventory adjustments occurring in the markets that it serves, the company says. On May 5, the company started cooling the C-6 furnace at its...

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Wheeling-Pittsburgh to idle No. 1 blast furnace

May 3, 2005

Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. today announced that it will idle its No. 1 blast furnace permanently on Thursday, May 5. The shutdown will end more than 100 years of service by one of the oldest...

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U.S. Steel names COO, announces management changes

April 26, 2005

United States Steel Corporation today announced that John H. Goodish has been elected executive vice president and COO, reporting to John P. Surma, Jr., president and CEO. In his new position, Goodish...

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Macsteel Service Centers acquires Alpha Steel

April 19, 2005

Macsteel Service Centers USA Inc. announced today that it has acquired the business and assets of PHA Steel LLC, operating under the brand name Alpha Steel, a privately owned steel service center...

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Nucor to purchase Marion Steel assets

April 18, 2005

Nucor Corp. has announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets of Marion Steel Co. for a cash purchase price of approximately $113 million. Finalization of...

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Nucor, U.S. Steel praise antidumping relief extension

April 14, 2005

Nucor Corp. and U.S. Steel Corp. today praised the decision of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to extend the antidumping and countervailing duty orders and suspension agreement covering...

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Pico Chemical updates Web site

April 12, 2005

Pico Chemical Corp. has redesigned and updated its Web site. New information includes recent company-authored magazine articles, technical papers, and new technology products in the company's...

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Kaiser Aluminum names operations, sales executives

April 12, 2005

Kaiser Aluminum has named Douglas Campbell as operations manager of the company's Greenwood, S.C., aluminum forge operation and Tom Davenport as southeastern regional sales manager for custom...

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