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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Is this Round 2?

May 10, 2005

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Forty years ago Ford and Ferrari were engaged in a fight-to-the-finish struggle to take top racing honors. Ford used its GT40 to snap Ferrari's six-time winning streak at the 24 Hours of LeMans, one of racing's most prestigious events. In 2003 the rivalry was back as Ford unveiled the high-performance GT, a niche car rich in aluminum and developed with the help of modern technologies such as superplastic forming (a.k.a. hot stamping) and friction stir welding.

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Mittal Steel USA idling blast furnaces

May 6, 2005

Mittal Steel USA is taking steps to match its output with inventory adjustments occurring in the markets that it serves, the company says. On May 5, the company started cooling the C-6 furnace at its...

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Wheeling-Pittsburgh to idle No. 1 blast furnace

May 3, 2005

Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. today announced that it will idle its No. 1 blast furnace permanently on Thursday, May 5. The shutdown will end more than 100 years of service by one of the oldest...

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U.S. Steel names COO, announces management changes

April 26, 2005

United States Steel Corporation today announced that John H. Goodish has been elected executive vice president and COO, reporting to John P. Surma, Jr., president and CEO. In his new position, Goodish...

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Macsteel Service Centers acquires Alpha Steel

April 19, 2005

Macsteel Service Centers USA Inc. announced today that it has acquired the business and assets of PHA Steel LLC, operating under the brand name Alpha Steel, a privately owned steel service center...

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Nucor to purchase Marion Steel assets

April 18, 2005

Nucor Corp. has announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets of Marion Steel Co. for a cash purchase price of approximately $113 million. Finalization of...

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Nucor, U.S. Steel praise antidumping relief extension

April 14, 2005

Nucor Corp. and U.S. Steel Corp. today praised the decision of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to extend the antidumping and countervailing duty orders and suspension agreement covering...

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Pico Chemical updates Web site

April 12, 2005

Pico Chemical Corp. has redesigned and updated its Web site. New information includes recent company-authored magazine articles, technical papers, and new technology products in the company's...

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Kaiser Aluminum names operations, sales executives

April 12, 2005

Kaiser Aluminum has named Douglas Campbell as operations manager of the company's Greenwood, S.C., aluminum forge operation and Tom Davenport as southeastern regional sales manager for custom...

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ISG stockholders approve merger with Mittal Steel

April 12, 2005

Stockholders of International Steel Group Inc. (ISG) voted to approve the proposed merger of ISG and Mittal Steel Company N.V. at a special meeting held today at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time in New...

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Greer Steel appoints Dover plant engineer

April 12, 2005

Greer Steel has appointed Robert L. Bates as plant engineer of the company's Dover, Ohio, facility.A registered professional engineer, Bates has more than 24 years' engineering experience. His...

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ISG restarts Burns Harbor plate mill

April 7, 2005

International Steel Group Inc. (ISG) has announced the successful restart of its 110-inch plate mill, located at the company's Burns Harbor facility in Burns Harbor, Ind. ISG announced plans to...

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Alcan opens fabricating plant

April 4, 2005

Alcan Inc. today announced the opening of its automotive bumper fabricating plant in Saguenay, Quebec. At full capacity, the plant will have an annual production capability of one million bumper...

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Nucor hires international business development GM

April 4, 2005

Nucor Corp. today announced that Richard Wechsler is joining the company as general manager of international business development. In his new position, Mr. Wechsler will report to Joe Rutkowski,...

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U.S. Steel announces Gary Works investment

April 1, 2005

United States Steel Corporation today announced the details of its plan to rebuild its Gary Works' No. 13 blast furnace, which was constructed in 1974 and relined in 1991. Upon completion of the...

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