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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Specialty Strip & Oscillating renews ISO 9001:2008 certification

October 16, 2013

Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc., Masury, Ohio, a supplier of conventional slit and oscillate coils in cold-rolled low-carbon, high-carbon, alloy, and stainless steel, has renewed its ISO 9001:2008 certification. The company provides coils with 20 to 25 miles of continuous strip with...

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Nucor exec receives Steel Manufacturers Association award

October 15, 2013

Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has announced that its Executive Chairman Dan DiMicco has received the Iverson-Selig Award from the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) in recognition of his contributions to the minimill steel industry. DiMicco served as CEO of Nucor from September 2000 through...

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Solar Atmospheres appoints VP corporate marketing, regional sales manager

October 11, 2013

The Solar family of companies, Souderton, Pa., including Solar Atmospheres, Solar Mfg., and Magnetic Specialties, has hired Douglas Glenn as vice president of corporate marketing. For 20 years Glenn served as publisher of Industrial Heating magazine. He also founded FORGE magazine and served as...

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United Tube receives ISO 9001:2008 certification

October 10, 2013

United Tube Corp., Medina, Ohio, has announced it is certified to ISO 9001:2008 for the manufacture and supply of welded steel tubing. The company manufactures mechanical, structural, and galvanized welded steel tubing in a variety of sizes and shapes....

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Plus Ten Stainless launches redesigned website

October 10, 2013

Plus Ten Stainless has unveiled a redesigned website at www.plustenstainless.com. The new design showcases the company's stainless steel plate, Prodec® plate, and aluminum plate products with photos, properties, and applications. The website also highlights the company’s precision cold saw...

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NCCM breaks ground for new facility

October 10, 2013

NCCM Co., a manufacturer of nonwoven mill rolls used by primary metal processors, has broken ground on its new headquarters in River Falls, Wis. The two-story structure will have 26,000 sq. ft. of office and manufacturing space, occupying a 4.77-acre site in the city's corporate park. Office space...

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Corrosion protection paper includes moisture barrier - TheFabricator.com

Corrosion protection paper includes moisture barrier

October 9, 2013

Using patented, recyclable, and repulpable technology, Cortec® has produced VpCI®-144 multimetal moisture-barrier, corrosion-inhibiting paper. The paper is an environmentally safe alternative to polyethylene and wax papers, with water vapor barrier properties that are comparable to...

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Attala Steel opens new steel processing facility

October 9, 2013

Attala Steel Industries has opened a $5 million galvanizing facility in Kosciusko, Miss. The new plant allows the company to add steel coating to the location, where it produces steel I-beams used in solar panel installations. The development is expected to create 11 jobs....

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IMOA launches refreshed website

October 8, 2013

The International Molybdenum Association (IMOA), London, has refreshed and relaunched its website at www.imoa.info. While much of the content has been retained, the structure and navigation have been streamlined and the design refreshed. Interactive features help highlight key topics,...

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MCA establishes new website

October 7, 2013

The Metal Construction Association (MCA), Chicago, has established a new website at www.metalconstruction.org. It is designed for viewing on a smartphone, tablet, or computer, with contents shifting to conform to the screen size. The website includes a photo gallery with hundreds of pictures from...

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Corrosion mechanisms, processes - TheFabricator.com

Corrosion mechanisms, processes

October 7, 2013

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Applying a corrosion prevention product to steel isn’t enough. If the workpiece is contaminated with something as minor as fingerprints or steel fines, corrosion can get a foothold. Understanding the components that make up a corrosion cell, and how a corrosion cell works, is necessary in learning how to prevent corrosion from getting a start.

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Guide gives design recommendations for large structural stainless steel sections

October 3, 2013

AISC has published "Design Guide No. 27, Structural Stainless Steel," which provides U.S. design recommendations for large structural stainless steel sections. Previously no guidance existed for heavier sections, meaning that building enforcement officials had to approve each application...

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Tejas Tubular Products to build plant in Indiana

October 2, 2013

Tejas Tubular Products, Houston, has announced plans to construct a new facility in New Carlisle, Ind. The plant will focus on the heat treatment and manufacturing of 4.5- through 9.625-in.-OD well casing for the oil and gas industry. With an annual capacity expected to exceed 72,000 tons...

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Researchers study ways to make stronger materials in 3-D

September 24, 2013

Aided by funding from NASA and using methods similar to 3-D printing, researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Mo., are running computer simulations of processes that could lead to stronger, more durable materials for the space agency. The researchers also plan to...

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Benteler Steel/Tube breaks ground at $975 million facility in Louisiana

September 24, 2013

Benteler Steel/Tube has begun construction on a new hot rolling seamless steel tube mill in Caddo Parish, La. — the company's first manufacturing facility in the U.S. The facility will create more than 1,000 construction jobs, numerous indirect jobs with suppliers and service providers to the...

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