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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New high-strength alloy concept for large-diameter steel pipes receives award

August 10, 2010

Research into the use of a novel alloying concept that produces steel pipeline with both increased strength and toughness has won a group of scientists in Germany the 2010 Charles Hatchett Award. The annual medal and prize is awarded to authors who have written the best paper on the science and...

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HRB prices down 5.5 percent in U.S., up elsewhere

July 28, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB spot price for July 26 fell 5.5 percent to $637 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the fifth consecutive decrease. The Western European HRB price was up 0.4 percent to $678 per ton (on a Euro basis, it fell 3.2 percent), ex-works, after four...

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Marmon/Keystone recognizes quality suppliers

July 26, 2010

Marmon/Keystone, Butler, Pa., a distributor of tubular products, recently held its Supplier Recognition Day at the Butler Country Club. More than 60 multinational supplier representatives from 36 qualifying companies participated in the activities. The company presented the perfect performance...

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HRB prices down 1.2% to 5.1% in China, Western Europe, U.S., and World

June 30, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for June 28 fell 1.2 percent percent to $511 per ton for the fourth consecutive decrease. The Western European HRB price fell 2.0 percent to $697 per ton (on a Euro basis, it fell 1.6 percent), ex-works, for the third consecutive...

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Understanding steelmaking for better forming ... - TheFabricator

Understanding steelmaking for better forming ...

June 30, 2010 | By Daniel J. Schaeffler

Challenges faced by stampers in the quest to produce a robust part are magnified when they form high strength steels. As materials increase in strength, the inherent tensile property variability increases. Using products from the family of grades known as the advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) complicate matters even more, since what is supplied from one mill may not be produced in the same way as that from another mill. Understanding how steel is made sets the stage for a more profitable relationship between the steel supplier and the steel consumer. The certified steel properties that come with the coil are useful, but more information about the sheet metal increases the likelihood of success.

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LJT Tennessee to add jobs

June 28, 2010

Steel processor LJT Tennessee/Steel Warehouse is adding 84 jobs as it undertakes an $11 million expansion at its Centre South River-port site in Chattanooga, Tenn. Most of the hiring will be done in the next 18 months. The company is diversifying its business by going into galvanized tubing and...

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Marmon/Keystone Canada creates stainless division

June 28, 2010

Marmon/Keystone Canada Inc., Burlington, Ont., has launched Specialty Steels as a separate division of the company to handle all stainless pipe, tube, flanges, fittings, and bar in the province. Marmon/Keystone in Ontario now focuses on carbon products only. "Establishing Specialty Steels as...

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Hydro Aluminum expands extrusion fabrication, machining services at Missouri plant

June 28, 2010

Hydro Aluminum's Extrusion North America unit has invested significant capital and personnel in its Monett, Mo., extrusion facility. This investment is part of the company's long-term strategy to build its portfolio of services for the central region to include second-stage manufacturing processes:...

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Automotive Applications Council of AISI’s SMDI wins American Metal Market’s 2010 Award for Steel Excellence

June 23, 2010

The Automotive Applications Council (AAC) of the American Iron and Steel Institute's (AISI) Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) has been named the winner of the American Metal Market's 2010 Award for Steel Excellence in the environmental responsibility/stewardship category. Lawrence W....

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HRB prices fall 2.3% to 8.6% in Western Europe, China, U.S., and World

June 17, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Western European HRB price for June 14 fell 2.3 percent to $711 per ton (on a Euro basis, it fell 2.5 percent), ex-works, for the second consecutive decline. The Chinese HRB ex-works price dropped 3.2 percent percent to $517 per ton for the third consecutive...

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Hydro Aluminum names new leader for North American extrusion business

June 14, 2010

Matthew Dionne has taken over leadership of Hydro Aluminum's North American extrusion business in Linthicum, Md. The company has reorganized its extrusion business, dividing its Extrusion Americas unit into two new sectors. Dionne is president of Extrusion North America, while Extrusion South...

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HRB prices down 1.9% to 5.6% in Western Europe, U.S., World, and China

May 27, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Western European HRB price for May 24 fell 1.9 percent to $728 per ton (on a Euro basis, it rose 1.9 percent), ex-works, after being flat two weeks ago. The United States HRB spot price was down 2.1 percent to $760 per metric ton, FOB the mill, after 11...

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HRB price surge stalls: U.S. up 0.5%; Western Europe flat; World down 0.3%; China down 1.2%

May 12, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB spot price for May 10 was up 0.5 percent to $776 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the eleventh consecutive increase. The Western European HRB price remained flat at $742 per ton (on a Euro basis, it rose 4.7 percent), ex-works, after five...

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Horizon Steel expands to new facility

May 3, 2010

Horizon Steel has announced an expansion of its Illinois operations through the acquisition of the former MC Steel Co.'s equipment and facility in Wheeling. In addition to a 72-in. cut-to-length line, a 24-in. slitting line with deburring capabilities, a sheared blanking line, and a second...

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HRB price surge moderates

April 29, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Western European HRB price for April 26 surged 6.3 percent to $742 per ton (on a Euro basis, it surged 8.8 percent), ex-works, for the fifth consecutive rise. The United States HRB spot price was up 3.2 percent to $772 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the...

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