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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Carpenter Special Products Corp. acquired, renamed

November 30, 2005

WHI Capital Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm, has announced its acquisition of Carpenter Special Products Corp., a manufacturer of precision engineered metal components and assemblies. As...

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John P. Surma Jr. elected U. S. Steel chairman

November 29, 2005

United States Steel Corp. announced today that the board of directors has elected John P. Surma Jr. chairman of the board, effective February 1, 2006. Surma succeeds Thomas J. Usher, who will retire...

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Mittal Steel announces acquisitions

November 28, 2005

Mittal Steel Company N.V., a global steel producer, announced Nov. 25 that it has completed its acquisition of 93.02 percent of Kryvorizhstal.Under the terms of the share purchase agreement,...

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Ryerson Tull appoints director

November 23, 2005

The Board of Directors of Ryerson Tull Inc. has appointed Dennis J. Keller to the company's board of directors.Keller is chairman of the board of DeVry Inc. and DeVry University Inc. DeVry Inc. is...

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Timken increases specialty steel prices

November 22, 2005

Timken Latrobe Steel, a subsidiary of The Timken Co., has announced a price increase of 3 percent to 8 percent on all remelted aerospace alloys. The price change is effective immediately on all new...

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Commercial Metals Co. acquires rebar fabricator

November 17, 2005

Commercial Metals Co, headquartered in Irving, Texas, has acquired substantially all of the operating assets of Norfolk, Va.-based Hall-Hodges Co., a reinforcing steel fabricator. Hall-Hodges, which ...

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AK Steel announces December surcharges

November 17, 2005

AK Steel has advised its flat-rolled carbon steel customers that a $228 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for products shipped in December 2005. The company also has advised its electrical...

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Howard Precision Metals announces promotions

November 8, 2005

Howard Precision Metals Inc., Milwaukee, has promoted James Schumacher to vice president-purchasing and Kimberly A. Anderson to vice president-sales and marketing.Schumacher has been with the company...

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Kaiser Aluminum to expand Trentwood, Wash., facility

November 1, 2005

Kaiser Aluminum has announced an expansion at its Trentwood, Wash., rolling mill to address the significant growth in demand for fabricated aluminum products. The $75 million expansion is slated to...

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Commercial Metals names new CEO, CMC Steel Group

October 27, 2005

Commercial Metals Co. has announced that Russell B. Rinn, currently COO of the CMC Steel Group, has been appointed president and CEO of the CMC Steel Group effective January 26, 2006.Rinn has been...

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Mittal Steel acquires 93 percent of Ukraine steel producer

October 24, 2005

Mittal Steel Company N.V. today announced that it has agreed to acquire a 93.02 percent stake in the capital of KryvorizhStal from the State Property Fund of Ukraine following a public auction.Under...

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AK Steel elects board chairman

October 21, 2005

AK Steel has announced that James L. Wainscott, president and CEO, has been elected chairman of its board of directors, effective January 1, 2006. Wainscott will continue to serve as the company's...

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Steel Dynamics, Roanoke Electric Steel propose merger

October 18, 2005

Steel Dynamics, Inc. and Roanoke Electric Steel Corp. have announced the execution of a definitive agreement of merger, pursuant to which SDI will acquire Roanoke. Completion of the merger is subject...

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Earle M. Jorgensen opens Connecticut facility

October 11, 2005

Earle M. Jorgensen Co. has announced it plans to open a new, 32,000-sq.-ft. facility in Southington, Conn., Oct. 1, 2005.According to the company, the new metals distribution facility will enhance and...

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The benefits of materials engineering

October 11, 2005


U.S. stampers are missing an opportunity to gain a competitive edge by offering materials engineering support, which often is lacking within OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. Many stampers take the position that they "just build to a print"—but so do overseas shops.

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