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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IMOA predicts growth in molybdenum end use

March 14, 2016

The International Molybdenum Association (IMOA) has announced that end-use demand for molybdenum is forecast to increase by an average of 3.6 percent in the period to 2024. Global molybdenum production and use were down 9 and 10 percent, respectively, in 2015 compared to 2014. According to...

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Steelworkers condemn WTO decision as direct attack on American manufacturing

March 14, 2016

United Steelworkers (USW) Intl. President Leo W. Gerard has issued a statement after a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel released a decision regarding tariffs imposed by the U.S. against Korea for illegally dumping and subsidizing the sale of residential washing machines in the U.S. at submarket...

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Fine Tubes and Superior Tube appoint sales manager

March 14, 2016

Plymouth, U.K.-based Fine Tubes and Collegeville, Pa.-based Superior Tube, collectively a unit of Ametek Specialty Metal Products, have appointed Mike Cullum as sales manager. He is responsible for all sales and business development activities for these two metal tube manufacturers across all...

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AIM appoints ANT Sales as manufacturer’s representative

March 14, 2016

AIM Alloys, Cranston, R.I., has added Denver-based ANT Sales Co. as its representative for solder materials for the plumbing market in Montana; Wyoming; Colorado; New Mexico; and El Paso, Texas. AIM Alloys offers standard and custom industrial-grade metals and alloys for casting, plating, and...

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Constellium and UACJ to expand joint venture to produce BiW sheet in U.S.

March 12, 2016

Netherlands-based Constellium N.V. has signed a memorandum of understanding with its Japanese partner UACJ Corp. to expand their existing joint venture to produce automotive body-in-white (BiW) sheet in the U.S. The final contract is subject to the board approval of each party. Under the...

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Metal Powder Industries Federation names Lifetime Achievement Award winner

March 11, 2016

Metal Powder Industries Federation, Princeton, N.J., has selected William F. Jandeska Jr., FAPMI, president of Midwest Metallurgical Ltd. and project manager for the Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology, to receive the Kempton H. Roll PM Lifetime Achievement Award. Jandeska has developed...

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International Titanium Association issues call for papers for Titanium USA 2016

March 11, 2016

The International Titanium Association (ITA), Denver, has issued a call for papers for the Titanium USA 2016 Conference, which will be held Sept. 25-28, 2016, at the J. W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix. The organizing committee is seeking market-oriented and technical papers alike....

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SAF-West wins Business of the Year Award

March 10, 2016

Redding, Calif.-based SAF-West has won the 2015 Business of the Year Award from the Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce. The annual award recognizes a business distinguishable by its investment in Redding’s employment, development, and community involvement. In issuing the award, Redding...

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United Performance Metals names business analyst

March 10, 2016

United Performance Metals, a distributor of stainless steel, duplex stainless steel, nickel alloys, and cobalt alloys in Hamilton, Ohio, has hired Ben Stansel as business analyst. His primary responsibilities are pricing and contract management for the specialty metals service center. After...

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FMA selected to manage Association of Steel Distributors

March 10, 2016

Rockford, Ill.-based Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® (FMA) has been selected to manage the Association of Steel Distributors (ASD). The Chicago-based ASD continues to operate as an independent association, but relies on FMA for management of its day-to-day affairs, membership...

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Troubleshooting sheet metal defects: Part II

March 8, 2016 | By Daniel J. Schaeffler

Part II of this series about sheet metal defects focuses on the common problems that can be caused during various stages of the material's production.

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Direct Metals supplies bar grating for Atlanta’s Fourth Ward project

March 8, 2016

Direct Metals, an international steel service center with locations in Kennesaw, Ga., and Waukegan, Ill., has provided serrated 7TW4 galvanized fabricated bar grating panels for the construction of an access ramp, platforms, and stairs as part of Atlanta’s Historic Fourth Ward BeltLine...

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United Steelworkers laud U.S. DOC duties on cold-rolled steel

March 2, 2016

The United Steelworkers (USW) applauded a preliminary determination of an antidumping investigation announced by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce that places duty orders on imports of cold-rolled flat steel products from Brazil, China, India, Korea, Russia, Japan, and the U.K. Leo W. Gerard, USW...

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LIFT technology partnership focuses on aluminum-lithium alloys

February 29, 2016

LIFT (Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow) has launched a technology project focused on predicting the performance of aluminum-lithium alloys for use in jet engine and other aerospace applications. Lead partners on the project, United Technologies Research Center and the University of Michigan,...

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ABC Coating building fabrication plant in Illinois

February 29, 2016

ABC Coating Co. Inc. has announced plans to relocate its Peotone, Ill., operations to a new, 80,000-sq.-ft. metal fabrication facility in Manteno, Ill. The company fabricates and coats steel for use in the construction industry. The project, to be completed in Q4 2016, provides the company with...

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