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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HRB prices bottoming?

November 30, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for Nov. 23 rose 3.7 percent to $453 per ton for the third consecutive increase. The World export HRB price rose 1.2 percent to $502 per ton, FOB the port of export, after four consecutive declines. The Western European HRB price...

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United Steelworkers, AFL-CIO Metal Trades presidents featured on special rebroadcast of 'Inside Government'

November 12, 2009

Building a new economy that utilizes clean energy, a 21st century infrastructure and allows the U.S. to thrive on the global stage will be the focus of this week's AFGE "Inside Government" radio show. The show will air on Friday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. EST nationwide on Federal News Radio at...

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HRB prices converging

November 11, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for Nov. 9 rose 1.6 percent to $437 per ton for the second consecutive increase. The World export HRB price fell 1.4 percent to $496 per ton, FOB the port of export, for the fourth consecutive decline. The Western European HRB price...

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Laser system tower designed for optimal material flow, unattended operation

November 10, 2009

LVD Strippit has introduced a compact material storage and retrieval tower for select models of its CO2 laser cutting systems. According to the company, the space-saving system allows optimal material flow and unattended operation with uninterrupted processing of laser-cut parts.The CT tower system...

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MCA clarifies green industry definitions

November 10, 2009

Metal Construction Association, Glenview, Ill., has published a compilation of green industry definitions, accessible in the Sustainable Design section of the association's Web site at www.metalconstruction.org.The comprehensive list is designed for use by companies that want to market products...

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Allied Tube & Conduit celebrates 50th anniversary with flagship facility expansion

November 3, 2009

Allied Tube & Conduit Corp., a business within Tyco Electrical & Metal Products, which is a segment of Tyco International, has announced the grand opening of a 514,000-square-foot expansion of its manufacturing center in Harvey, Ill.The $30 million investment will double the size of the existing...

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HRB prices split: China, Western Europe up; U.S., World down

October 28, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for Oct. 26 surged 5.7 percent to $430 per ton after four consecutive declines. The Western European HRB price rose 1.0 percent to $588 per ton (on a Euro basis, it rose 1.0 percent), ex-works, after dropping last time. The World...

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HRB prices retreat

October 14, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB price for Oct. 12 fell 1.1 percent to $609 per metric ton, FOB the mill, eight consecutive rises. The World export HRB price fell 1.5 percent to $537 per ton, FOB the port of export, for the second consecutive decline. The Chinese HRB...

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Serviacero Worthington opens facility in northern Mexico

October 13, 2009

Worthington Industries Inc., Columbus, Ohio, has announced that its joint venture, Serviacero Worthington, has completed phase one of its greenfield steel processing facility, located in the Monterrey region in Escobedo, Mexico.Phase one is a 65,000-sq.-ft. facility with rail access and includes a...

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Sandvik to open service center in China

October 13, 2009

Sandvik Materials Technology, Sandviken, Sweden, has announced plans to open a dedicated service center with its own slitting line in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province, China, this month.Initially intended to supply strip to customers throughout the Chinese market, the center will offer material finished...

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Detroit Tool Metal Products to receive Senate Appropriation Committee funding

October 7, 2009

Detroit Tool Metal Products (DTMP), Lebanon, Mo., has announced that the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $2 million in funding to develop an improved manufacturing process for the use of advanced titanium metal in military vehicles.The funding is part of a $214 million...

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HRB price recovery slows

September 30, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB price for Sept. 28 rose 1.5 percent to $616 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the eighth consecutive rise. The Western European HRB price surged 0.3 percent to $606 (on a Euro basis, it rose 0.7 percent), ex-works, for the seventh consecutive...

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Steel Market Intelligence: EU finalizes tariffs up to 39 percent on Chinese steel pipe

September 25, 2009

Steel Market Intelligence has reported that according to press reports, the European Union finalized five-year steel pipe dumping duties as high as 39 percent on Chinese imports September 24 that will go into effect on October 8. The decision was based on a vote conducted in late July in which...

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HRB price falls in China, rises elsewhere

September 18, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB price for Sept. 14 surged 7.2 percent to $607 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the seventh consecutive rise. The Western European HRB price surged 6.0 percent to $604 (on a Euro basis, it rose 4.0 percent), ex-works, for the sixth...

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Specialty Strip & Oscillating hires new plant manager

September 9, 2009

Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc., Masury, Ohio, has hired Corey Brown as plant manager responsible for daily operations.The ISO 9001:2000 certified company is a supplier of conventional slit and oscillate coils in cold-rolled low-carbon, high-carbon, alloy, and stainless...

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