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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Commercial Metals signs agreement to purchase Newell Recycling

May 30, 2014

Commercial Metals Co., through its wholly owned subsidiary Structural Metals Inc., has signed an agreement with Newell Recycling of San Antonio LP and John R. Newell for the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Newell Recycling, located in San Antonio, Texas. The deal is expected to...

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Alcoa reports safest, most environmentally efficient year on record

May 28, 2014

Alcoa, New York, has announced that 2013 was its safest, most environmentally efficient year on record, as the company made strong strides in improving the sustainability of its global operations. The achievements were announced in the firm’s 2013 "Sustainability Report," which also highlights...

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Platts Global Metals Awards recognize achievements in steel, metals

May 23, 2014

Companies and individuals from four continents have been honored with the 2014 Platts Global Metals Awards for achievements in the steel, metals, and mining industries, focusing on advancements in sustainability, operational excellence, social responsibility, and financial performance....

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AK Tube’s Walbridge plant recognized for outstanding safety performance

May 21, 2014

The Walbridge, Ohio, plant of AK Tube LLC, a subsidiary of AK Steel, has been recognized for outstanding safety performance by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene. The recognition is part of a collaborative safety awareness program established by the Northwest...

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Aerodyne Alloys names inside sales rep

May 20, 2014

Aerodyne Alloys, a metals service center in South Windsor, Conn., has appointed Sharon Gantenbein as inside sales representative. With more than 25 years of experience in the metals industry, she focuses her efforts on accounts in the Northeast and Midwest. The company supplies and processes...

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WorldAutoSteel launches AHSS Guidelines version 5.0

May 20, 2014

At the Great Designs in Steel automotive conference, WorldAutoSteel announced the launch of the Advanced High-Strength Steels Application Guidelines (AHSS Guidelines) version 5.0, the largest and most comprehensive update since its first publication in 2004. The guidelines provide AHSS...

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Fine Tubes receives additional NORSOK approval

May 19, 2014

Fine Tubes, Plymouth, U.K., has received additional NORSOK approval to supply UNS S31254 seamless tubes, as endorsed by Parker Hannifin and Statoil, across a comprehensive range of tube dimensions. The company also has achieved a place on the Statoil TR2000 approved supplier list. Chris...

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General Motors design team honored for innovative use of advanced steel

May 16, 2014

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), was awarded General Motors Co.’s Chevrolet Silverado® and GMC Sierra 1500® design team with the 2014 Automotive Excellence Award. The team, which successfully incorporated advanced...

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Timken announces management and board changes

May 15, 2014

The Timken Co. has announced that its board of directors has named Richard G. Kyle as president and CEO, effective immediately. The board also elected John M. Timken Jr. as chairman following its annual shareholder meeting. Kyle replaces James W. Griffith, who became president of Timken in 1999...

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New study highlights threats to U.S. steel sector: Production and 500,000 jobs at risk

May 15, 2014

United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement about a recent report on the challenges facing the U.S. steel sector from a flood of imports and rising excess global capacity in steel production. The report, "Surging Steel Imports Put Up to Half a...

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AK Steel employee receives award for technical research paper

May 9, 2014

AK Steel, West Chester, Ohio, has announced that Research Engineer Grant Thomas, PhD, in collaboration with two research colleagues from the Colorado School of Mines, has received the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Finalist Medal for the technical paper entitled "Tensile Properties...

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American Piping Products appoints management staff

May 8, 2014

American Piping Products, Chesterfield, Mo., a stocking distributor of steel pipe, fittings, and flanges, has announced three staff promotions. Kevin Koehler, who has served as executive vice president since August 2012, assumes the role of managing director. Matt Danis, who joined the company...

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Fine Tubes to supply precision tubing for Solar Orbiter

May 7, 2014

Fine Tubes, a manufacturer and global distributor of precision tubes for critical applications in Plymouth, U.K., has been selected to supply specialist tubing for the chemical propulsion system (CPS) of the Solar Orbiter project. Contracted by OHB Sweden, Fine Tubes will manufacture more than...

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United Performance Metals receives Live United Award

May 6, 2014

Hamilton, Ohio-based United Performance Metals, a supplier of stainless steel, nickel, cobalt, aluminum, and titanium, has received the Live United Award from the United Way of Butler County, Ohio. This award recognized the company’s dedication to the concept of Living United throughout the...

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AK Steel employee receives AIST award

May 6, 2014

AK Steel, a producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless, and electrical steels in West Chester, Ohio, has announced that Johannes (Hans) Schade, PhD, manager of electrical steel technology and research laboratories, has received the Benjamin F. Fairless Award from the Association for Iron and Steel...

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