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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Metals USA completes two acquisitions

May 22, 2006

Houston-based Metals USA Inc. has announced the completion of two acquisitions.On May 17 the company acquired the assets and business operations of Port City Metal Services Inc., located in Tulsa,...

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Olympic Steel signs agreement to acquire Tinsley Group - PS&W

May 22, 2006

Olympic Steel Inc., a national steel service center, today announced the signing of a definitive stock purchase agreement to acquire Tinsley Group - PS&W Inc., an indirect subsidiary of Eliza Tinsley...

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Mittal Steel offer for Arcelor opens

May 18, 2006

Mittal Steel Co. has announced that its offer for Arcelor opened today in Luxembourg, France, and Belgium. It is expected to open in Spain and the U.S. shortly. The offer will be open for 30 business...

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AK Steel increasing carbon steel, zinc coating extras prices

May 12, 2006

AK Steel has announced that it will increase spot market base prices for all carbon steel products by $30 per ton for new orders received for shipment on June 1, 2006 and later. The company said, but...

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Nucor names DiMicco chairman

May 11, 2006

Nucor Corp. announced today that its president and chief executive officer, Daniel R. DiMicco, has assumed the additional role of chairman. DiMicco has been with Nucor for 23 years and has served as...

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WCI Steel announces furnace project

May 10, 2006

WCI Steel Inc., Warren, Ohio, has announced that it is investing $36.7 million in a new walking beam slab reheat furnace at its hot strip mill that is intended to increase quality and productivity...

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Structured sheet metal - Part I

May 9, 2006

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Increasing sheet metal component rigidity while reducing weight can be achieved by substituting steel with aluminum, magnesium, or titanium alloys; advanced high-strength steel (AHSS); or 3-D structured sheet metal.

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Defining material specifications

May 9, 2006


The root cause of splitting problems in deep-drawn parts often is that the process is not designed and engineered to accept the full range of mechanical properties within the ASTM specifications.

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Mill Steel recognized as top employer in Western Michigan

May 8, 2006

For the fourth year in a row, Mill Steel Co. has been named one of the 10 Elite Winners of "West Michigan's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" by the Michigan Business and Professional...

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AK Steel earns Ford Motor Co. Gold Award

May 5, 2006

AK Steel Corp. received a Gold World Excellence Award from Ford Motor Company in a ceremony held in Dearborn, Mich., May 3. The company was one of only two U.S. facilities, and one of only 13 global...

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U.S. Steel announces executive appointments

April 26, 2006

United States Steel Corp. today announced that it has appointed Michael A. Fedorenko as general manager-Granite City Works and Douglas R. Matthews as vice president and general director of U.S. Steel...

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Steel recycling in U.S. continues record pace

April 25, 2006

The Steel Recycling Institute (SRI) announced today that the recycling rate for the world's and the U.S.'s most recycled material—steel—increased to 75.7 percent in the U.S. in 2005. This...

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U.S., Canadian steel, aluminum inventories fell in March

April 24, 2006

Steel and aluminum product inventories at U.S. and Canadian metals service centers fell in March as U.S. shipments of both metals continued their long-term rise, and Canadian aluminum shipments rose...

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AK Steel sets May surcharges

April 18, 2006

AK Steel has advised its flat-rolled carbon steel customers that a $190 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for products shipped in May 2006. The company also has advised its electrical steel...

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Macsteel Service Centers USA announces expansion

April 17, 2006

Macsteel Service Centers USA Inc., owned by the global steel company Macsteel Holdings of South Africa, has announced that it is constructing a $10 million metals manufacturing and distribution...

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