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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AISC names new Steel Solutions Center director

October 12, 2004

Jason R. Ericksen, S.E., has been promoted to the position of director of the AISC Steel Solutions Center. He is responsible for coordinating all activities and promoting services provided by the...

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AISC approves structural steel shipping standard

October 12, 2004

The American Institute of Steel Construction Inc. (AISC) has approved a new standard for shipping rolled structural steel shapes.Officially known as the "Standard Specification for Bar Coded Shipment...

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Alcan spin-off to begin operations Jan. 1 as Novelis

September 22, 2004

Alcan Inc. has announced that its publicly-traded company to be created in the spin-off of its aluminum rolled products business will begin operations on Jan. 1, 2005. The new company will be called...

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Former LTV, AISI chairman dies

September 14, 2004

Retired LTV chairman David H. Hoag, who helped bring together two steel manufacturers to create LTV Steel Co. and later served as chairman of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), died Aug. 6...

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Carpenter Technology Corp. launches expanded technical information database

September 14, 2004

Carpenter Technology Corp., Wyomissing, Pa., has enhanced its online technical information database of specialty alloys for design engineers and material specifiers. The enhancement includes an...

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Hydro Aluminum N.A. names vice president

September 14, 2004

Hydro Aluminum North America has appointed Stig Tjotta as vice president, Western Region for Extruded Products. He has been vice president of manufacturing for extruded products for the past two...

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AK Steel to increase Type 409 stainless steel price

September 10, 2004

Ak Steel has announced that it will increase the base price of its Type 409 hot-rolled and cold-rolled stainless steel sheet and strip products by approximately 5 percent, effective with shipments on...

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California Steel Industries appoints board chairman

August 10, 2004

California Steel Industries Inc., Fontana, Calif., has announced the appointment of Vicente Wright as chairman of the board of directors. The appointment is in accordance with the company's policy of...

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ISG to expand Cleveland Works' operations

August 5, 2004

The board of directors of International Steel Group Inc. (ISG) has approved the company's Cleveland Works' expansion. The company will add an automotive-quality hot dip galvanizing line by converting...

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Aluminum Association announces sale of China Aluminum Fabrication Directory

July 13, 2004

The Aluminum Association, in cooperation with Beijing Antaike Information Development Co. Ltd., has announced the sale of The China Aluminum Fabrication Directory.The reference book contains...

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Alcoa announces a price increase on drawn seamless tubing

July 2, 2004

Alcoa Engineered Aerospace Products announced Monday that it will increase prices for soft and hard alloy drawn tube by 4-8%, depending on the type of tube, starting August 1, 2004.The company says...

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Nucor to purchase Corus Tuscaloosa assets

June 8, 2004

Nucor Corporation has entered into an agreement to purchase substantially all of the steelmaking assets of Corus Tuscaloosa for a cash purchase price of approximately $90 million. The acquisition will...

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Nucor’s DiMicco awarded AISI’s 2004 Gary Memorial Medal

June 8, 2004

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has announced that Daniel R. DiMicco is the 2004 recipient of the Gary Memorial Medal. DiMicco, former AISI chairman and vice chairman, president, and CEO...

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AISI: Steel imports up substantially; industry urges import monitoring

May 27, 2004

Based on preliminary U.S. Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported May 25 that the U. S. imported a total of 2,436,000 net tons (NT) of steel in April (up 0.3 percent...

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Alcoa announces price increase on small diameter drawn seamless tubing

May 24, 2004

Alcoa Engineered Aerospace Products has announced a price increase for soft and hard alloy small diameter (under 0.750-in OD) drawn tube in both round and other than round product forms. Base prices...

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