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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MMK ships record amounts of products to pipemakers

February 5, 2015

Russia-based OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) shipped a record amount of products to pipemakers and produced the largest amount of hot-rolled products in 2014 for the whole period of its modern history. In 2014 MMK shipped more than 2.78 million metric tons of metal products to...

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ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe, Fraunhofer IWS, LIMO partner for laser research

January 30, 2015

ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe, the Fraunhofer Institute for Materials and Beam Technology (IWS), and LIMO (Lissotschenko Mikrooptik GmbH) have initiated development work on a new laser technology that the partners will use to improve the properties of steel strip surfaces. The collaboration, part of...

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Tubing provides same hardness and toughness as wear plate

January 30, 2015

SSAB has introduced Hardox Tube 500. It provides the same hardness and toughness as Hardox wear plate, but in circular form. The tubing is suitable for applications that require light weight and high wear resistance. It is available from stock in diameters from 3.5 to 5.24 in. and varying...

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MSCI president shares top trends affecting metals industry

January 29, 2015

Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) President and CEO M. Robert Weidner III discussed the top five trends challenging the metals industry in his State of the Industry address as his tour of MSCI chapters began in January. “A number of forces play a significant role in the landscape of our...

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United Performance Metals hires project specialist

January 27, 2015

Hamilton, Ohio-based United Performance Metals has hired Scott Skelton as project specialist. He has more than 25 years of experience in the metals industry, with expertise in the areas of plant operations and lean initiatives. Skelton has worked both for general line and family-owned service...

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U. S. Steel to adjust production in Alabama, Texas

January 27, 2015

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has announced it will temporarily adjust operations at Lone Star Tubular Operations in Lone Star, Texas, and Fairfield Tubular Operations in Fairfield, Ala. Fairfield Works, the primary flat-roll supplier of rounds to Fairfield Tubular Operations, also will...

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Atlas Holdings launches Aludium with acquisition of Alcoa’s rolling mills in Spain, France

January 27, 2015

Atlas Holdings LLC, Greenwich, Conn., has launched Aludium, its newest operating company, with the acquisition of rolling mills in Spain and France from Alcoa, a provider of lightweight metals technology, engineering, and manufacturing. Included in the transaction are mills located in Amorebieta...

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MMK reports record production at steel mill

January 26, 2015

Russia-based OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has reached a record 5 million metric tons in total production of cold and galvanized rolled products at its Mill 2000, which serves primarily the automotive industry, as well as household appliance producers and the construction industry....

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ThyssenKrupp expands Mexico facility

January 23, 2015

ThyssenKrupp Materials de Mexico S.A. de C.V., a unit of ThyssenKrupp Materials NA Inc. (TKMNA), has announced the expansion of its current blanking operations in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico. The facility currently offers steel blanking and warehousing services for aluminum and steel products in the...

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Paul Mueller, founder of Paul Mueller Co., dies at age 99

January 22, 2015

Paul Mueller, founder of Paul Mueller Co., a stainless steel manufacturer in Springfield, Mo., died Jan. 19, 2015. Mueller began his career in 1938 as a salesman for Smith Heating in Springfield. He and co-worker Gordon Mann founded Mann & Mueller Heating and Sheet Metal Works in 1940. In 1943,...

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Sandmeyer Steel hires district sales manager for Canada

January 22, 2015

Sandmeyer Steel Co., Philadelphia, a producer of stainless steel and nickel alloy plate products, has named Melanie Mitchell as district sales manager for Canada, replacing the retiring Adam Paterson, who served as the company’s manufacturer’s representative in Canada for more than 10 years....

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Ball participates in shared vision for aluminum sustainability

January 22, 2015

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), in collaboration with Ball Corp., Broomfield, Colo., and other aluminum industry firms, has introduced new, comprehensive criteria for a global standard for sustainable aluminum production that will further improve environmental, social, and governance...

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United Performance Metals hires account managers

January 21, 2015

Hamilton, Ohio-based United Performance Metals has announced the addition of Steve Haushalter and Adam Bland to its service center team in the position of account manager. The company is a supplier of stainless steel, duplex stainless steel, nickel alloys, and cobalt alloys available in sheet,...

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Texas Iron and Metal to begin stocking inventory in Louisiana

January 20, 2015

Texas Iron and Metal, Houston, has announced it will start stocking new inventory at its location in New Orleans. The Louisiana plant offers various sizes and grades of plates and tubing, including bulb flats; round and square steel, both hot-rolled and cold-rolled; standard I and wide-flange...

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NCI Building Systems completes acquisition of Centria

January 20, 2015

NCI Building Systems Inc., Houston, has acquired Centria, a provider of architectural insulated metal panel wall and roof systems and coil coating services. NCI Building Systems is an integrated manufacturer of metal products for the nonresidential building industry. The firm comprises a family...

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