Metals/Materials News

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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The Aluminum Association names VP of business information and statistics

February 27, 2014

The Aluminum Association, Arlington, Va., has announced the appointment of Ryan Olsen as the new vice president of business information and statistics. He directs the association’s North American aluminum industry statistical and business information programs. Before joining the organization,...

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Fine Tubes relocates Indian office

February 24, 2014

Plymouth, U.K.-based Fine Tubes, a manufacturer of seamless and welded tubes in stainless steel, nickel, titanium, and zirconium alloys, has announced the relocation of its office in India. As a result of the company’s increased global capabilities following its partnership agreement with...

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SSAB earns recognition from John Deere

February 21, 2014

Lisle, Ill.-based SSAB, a supplier of value-added high-strength steel, has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2013, was inducted into the Supplier Hall of Fame, and named Construction and Forestry Division Supplier of the Year in the John Deere Achieving Excellence program. The...

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Plus Ten Stainless adds melt saw

February 20, 2014

Benicia, Calif.-based Plus Ten Stainless has added a 12-ft. ferrous melt saw to its operations. With the addition of the melt saw, the company says it will realize a 30 percent increase in its processing capacity, reduce lead-times, and increase its ability to accommodate rush orders. Plus Ten...

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DOC’s preliminary findings leave workers exposed to Korean OCTG imports, says USW

February 20, 2014

Leo W. Gerard, president of United Steelworkers (USW) Intl., has issued a statement following the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DOC) negative preliminary antidumping determination regarding oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from Korea. "We are extremely disappointed with the DOC’s negative...

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Aleris signs multiyear agreement to supply Boeing

February 20, 2014

Cleveland-based Aleris, a provider of aluminum rolled products and extrusions, aluminum recycling, and specification alloy production, has signed a multiyear agreement with Boeing to supply aluminum aerospace plate and sheet from its production facility in Koblenz, Germany. Boeing and Aleris...

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Herr-Voss Stamco provides three-roll flattener to FerrouSouth

February 14, 2014

Herr-Voss Stamco, Callery, Pa., has engineered, manufactured, and integrated a new three-roll flattener into FerrouSouth’s existing Herr-Voss Stamco cut-to-length line in Iuka, Miss. With the addition of the flattener, FerrouSouth now can process high-strength steel up to 0.5 by 96 in. The...

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Timken Co. files initial Form 10 for TimkenSteel Corp.

February 13, 2014

The Timken Co., Canton, Ohio, has announced that TimkenSteel Corp., its newly formed subsidiary that will hold the company's steel business, has filed an initial Form 10 Registration Statement with the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The filing relates to the previously announced...

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Aleris to acquire Nichols Aluminum

February 10, 2014

Cleveland-based Aleris has signed an agreement to acquire Nichols Aluminum LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quanex Building Products Corp. The acquisition includes two flat-rolled aluminum sheet production facilities in Davenport, Iowa; one in Decatur, Ala.; and one in Lincolnshire, Ill....

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Lincoln Electric, Case Western Reserve University team up for additive manufacturing research

February 7, 2014

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, and Case Western Reserve University have been awarded funding by America Makes to benchmark metal-layering technology using a Lincoln Electric-developed, laser-assisted, wire-based additive process. The $700,000 project, called High Throughput Functional Material...

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Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group acquires Tubexpress

February 4, 2014

The Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group, Zwijndrecht, Netherlands, has acquired Tubexpress, a Brazilian distribution company supplying pipes and tubes to the petrochemical and oil and gas industry. Tubexpress has branches in Osasco and São Carlos, Brazil, employing about 65 people. Van Leeuwen is...

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Wire rod producers file antidumping, countervailing duty petitions against China

February 4, 2014

A five-company coalition of U.S. producers of carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod — ArcelorMittal USA LLC, Charter Steel, Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel, Gerdau Ameristeel US Inc., and Keystone Consolidated Industries Inc. — has been joined by Nucor Corp. in filing an antidumping duty...

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Missouri S&T students to represent U.S. in international steelmaking event

February 4, 2014

Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Mo., has announced that two of its metallurgical engineering students will participate in an international steelmaking event in Belgium. Seth Rummel, a graduate student from Dickinson, N. D., and Allison (Sonny) Tengblad, a senior from...

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Missouri University of Science and Technology names chair of steelmaking technologies

February 4, 2014

Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Mo., has named Dr. Ronald J. O’Malley, the former chief metallurgist at Nucor Steel Decatur in Trinity, Ala., as the new F. Kenneth Iverson Endowed Chair of Steelmaking Technologies. The Iverson Chair was established in 2006 through a $2...

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Just Sinks uses 90 percent recycled material in stainless steel

January 31, 2014

Just Sinks, Franklin Park, Ill., the residential sinks division of Just Manufacturing Co., has announced that newly melted stainless steel used in the production of its stainless steel sinks and faucets contains 90 percent recycled material. Green efforts also affect byproducts of production,...

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