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The Standard Steel Companies opens new facility in Oregon

August 8, 2016

The Standard Steel Companies recently held an open house at its new facility in Portland, Ore. The steel service center offers carbon steel products in prime and secondary, including angles, flat bar, plate, and expanded metal. Services include structural and plate preprocessing, shearing,...

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Projection welding of fasteners to hot-stamped boron steel

August 8, 2016 | By Allen M. Agin, Bob Kollins

Only 10 years ago, the use of boron steel was in its infancy. Today it’s found in a large number of automotive applications. That’s led to new research about the material. One area of focus has been in the projection welding of fasteners to this type of material.

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Alro Steel adds tube cutoff system

August 8, 2016

Alro Steel, a distributor of metals, industrial supplies, and plastics, has expanded its processing capabilities to include a new Hautau RC60 tube cutoff system at its Potterville, Mich., location. The machine offers ID/OD chamfers of both ends, high production speeds, and precision tolerances,...

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GM Cadillac CT6 and ContiTech win 2016 Altair Enlighten Awards

August 2, 2016

General Motors’ Cadillac® CT6 and ContiTech’s polyamide rear cross beam for the 2016 Mercedes S-Class are the recipients of the 4th annual Altair Enlighten Awards, which acknowledge innovation in vehicle weight reduction. The awards were presented during the 2016 CAR Management Briefing...

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Mill Steel Co. appoints account managers

August 1, 2016

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Mill Steel Co., a distributor of flat-rolled carbon steel, has announced the addition of sales account managers Jeff Goode and Mike Polansky to its Building Products Division commercial team. The appointments are tied to the company’s plans to expand its product...

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A review of steel microstructures

August 1, 2016 | By Daniel J. Schaeffler

This primer provides metal fabricators and formers with a quick lesson on how one type of steel differs from another. As “impurities” are added to the element in its natural state, the atomic structure grows more complicated and gains more strength.

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Schmolz + Bickenbach establishes sales location in Thailand

July 29, 2016

Steel producer Schmolz + Bickenbach Intl. has opened a sales location in Bangkok, Thailand, to expand service offerings for the automotive, electronics, and manufacturing industries. The new location also expands the sale in East Asia of long steel from Deutsche Edelstahlwerke. Other materials...

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Eurotranciatura USA to expand in Tennessee

July 28, 2016

Eurotranciatura USA, a manufacturer of steel lamination products for electrical motors and generators, has announced plans for a $12.6 million expansion in Paris, Tenn. The expansion, expected to create more than 170 jobs, will include upgrades and new equipment, as well as the addition of a...

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Mill Steel hires sales manager to expand into new painted market segments

July 27, 2016

Mill Steel Co., Grand Rapids, Mich., a distributor of flat-rolled carbon steel, has named Chad Hull as sales manager of architectural and standing seam products. He will be key in directing the company’s expansion into the painted architectural and standing seam markets within its Building...

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Chicago Tube and Iron adds distribution facility in North Carolina

July 27, 2016

Romeoville, Ill.-based metal service center Chicago Tube and Iron (CTI) has opened a distribution facility in Locust, N.C. Initial inventory at the new facility includes stainless steel pipe, tube, flat bar, angle, and round bar. The company plans to expand the new plant with all types of metal,...

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Nucor to acquire Joy Global plate mill in Texas

July 21, 2016

Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has agreed to acquire Joy Global's steel plate mill in Longview, Texas. The mill, which produces carbon and alloy plate products from 1 to 12 in. thick and up to 138 in. wide with heat-treating capabilities, has an annual capacity of 180,000 tons. It employs about...

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ITA announces 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award winner

July 19, 2016

The International Titanium Association (ITA) has announced Clyde E. Forney as the winner of its 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. Forney, who has worked in the titanium industry for 45 years, was instrumental in the development and commercialization of Ti-3Al-2.5V alloy as the material of choice for...

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MPIF opens registration for introductory PM short course

July 18, 2016

Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) has opened registration for its Basic Powder Metallurgy (PM) Short Course, which will be held Aug. 15 – 17, 2016, at Penn State Conference Center Hotel, State College, Pa. The program will feature nearly three full days of programming focusing on an...

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Domestic aluminum extrusion consumption grows 4.6 percent in 2015

July 18, 2016

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., and the Aluminum Association, Arlington, Va., have released industry estimates of aluminum extrusion shipments in North America by major market for 2015. Among key findings, domestic consumption of aluminum extrusions in the U.S. and Canada,...

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AEC joins coalition of manufacturers opposed to automatically granting China market economy status

July 8, 2016

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., has joined Manufacturers for Trade Enforcement, a coalition of U.S. industry trade groups opposed to the automatic granting of market economy status for China at the end of 2016. AEC joins The Aluminum Association, American Iron & Steel...

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