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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Marmon/Keystone announces staff changes

April 27, 2010

Marmon/Keystone, Butler, Pa., has promoted Vernon R. Donaldson to manager of material requirements planning. He began his career in 1998 as branch service correspondent at the East Butler service center. He advanced through several purchasing positions, and in 2008 he was named a buyer at the...

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Feralloy President Roger B. Sippey retires after 42 years with the company

April 27, 2010

Feralloy Corp., a subsidiary of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., has announced that effective March 31, 2010, Roger B. Sippey retired from the company. Sippey served as president and CEO since August of 2007. Carlos M. Rodriguez-Borjas assumed the role of company president and chief operating officer...

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Main Steel Polishing sells Arlington, Texas, facility

April 12, 2010

Main Steel Polishing Co. Inc., Tinton Falls, N.J., has sold its Arlington, Texas, facility to TSA Processing of Houston. TSA, a nonferrous metals toll processor, approached Main Steel with an offer to acquire the Arlington facility to expand TSA's market footprint into the Dallas-Fort Worth area....

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Acero Prime announces investment in Ramos Arizpe, Coah. Mexico

March 30, 2010

Acero Prime, in a joint venture between Feralloy Corp., U.S. Steel, and Mitsui USA, has announced an investment to expand operations at its Ramos Arizpe, Mexico facility. The investment includes 55,000 sq. ft. of building expansion and the acquisition of a new multi-blanking Line to service the...

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United Performance Metals approved for laser processing of GE parts

March 15, 2010

United Performance Metals, a supplier of specialty stainless steel and high-temperature alloys in Hamilton, Ohio, has received special process approval from GE Aviation covering the laser machining and cutting of parts. The addition of the approval allows the company to expand the scope of its...

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HRB prices rise

March 10, 2010

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ United States HRB spot price for March 8 surged 5.4 percent to $706 per metric ton, FOB the mill, for the seventh consecutive rise. The Western European HRB price surged 4.2 percent to $625 per ton (on a Euro basis, it was up 4.5 percent) for the second...

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Low carbon steel expansion joint

Just plain carbon steel — What is it?

March 9, 2010 | By Professor R. Carlisle "Carl" Smith

Is there any such material as plain carbon steel? Is so, what is it, what's its chemical composition, and which applications are best-suited for its use?

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scratching test

Continuing the look at die materials and wear in stamping AHSS

March 9, 2010 | By Eren Billur

Stampers use tests to evaluate tool materials and coatings for wear issues. The main tests are scratching tests, twist compression test, strip-reduction tests, and forming tests.

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Sandmeyer Steel announces retirement of inside sales rep after 46 years of service

March 5, 2010

Loretta B. Wysocki will retire from Sandmeyer Steel Co., Philadelphia, after 46 years of service. She joined the company on April 14, 1964, as a clerk typist for the sales department and then advanced the following year to executive assistant to the vice president of sales. Late in 1966, she...

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Worthington acquires Gibraltar's steel processing assets

March 5, 2010

Worthington Industries Inc., Columbus, Ohio, has announced that its steel processing business segment has acquired the steel processing assets of Gibraltar Industries Inc. The acquisition expands the capabilities of The Worthington Steel Co.'s cold-rolled strip business and its ability to service...

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ASTM revises steel sheet standards

March 5, 2010

ASTM Intl. Committees A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys and A05 on Metallic-Coated Iron and Steel Products, W. Conshohocken, Pa., have approved revisions to two ASTM standards that clarify the thickness tolerances for both uncoated and coated steel sheet products. The standards are...

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Globe Specialty Metals reopens Alabama facility

March 5, 2010

Globe Specialty Metals Inc., New York, has reopened its Selma, Ala., silicon metal and ferrosilicon alloys facility, which it had idled during the economic downturn. The company restarted the first of two furnaces at the plant in early January and restarted the second furnace in early February,...

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Hydro Aluminum hires regional sales and technical manager

March 5, 2010

Hydro's Metal Markets North America, Linthicum, Md., has added Greg Lea to its commercial team as regional sales and technical manager for the Midwest. Lea comes to the company after operating his own consulting firm in the metals industry. He previously served as general manager of the MI Metals...

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Cargill to acquire Robinson's RPS Steel division

February 9, 2010

Cargill has announced that it will purchase Robinson Steel's RPS® Steel division, acquiring its cold-reduction lines in East Chicago, Ind., and Granite City, Ill. Cargill will take 100 percent ownership of Cargill Robinson LLC, a joint venture formed by Cargill and Robinson in 2007. The...

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Wall Colmonoy hires corporate controller

February 9, 2010

Wall Colmonoy, a manufacturer of high-temperature brazing and coating alloys in Madison Heights, Mich., has hired Randy Buoy as corporate controller. In this position, he works directly with the plants to streamline systems and strengthen internal control and reporting. Buoy holds a degree in...

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