Metals/Materials News

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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Rolark Stainless Steel announces retirement of senior sales manager

April 11, 2016

Rolark Stainless Steel Inc., a stainless steel distributor and processor, has announced the retirement of Senior Sales Manager Richard Wargalla effective June 3, 2016. A 30-year employee of the company, Wargalla was a founding partner of the Montreal facility in 1995. The company also has...

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American Galvanizers Association announces 2016 Excellence Award winners

April 7, 2016

The American Galvanizers Association (AGA), Centennial, Colo., has announced the winners of the 2016 Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards. More than 120 projects were submitted representing the versatility of hot-dip galvanizing. All submissions were judged online by a panel of architects and...

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Constellium inaugurates University Technology Center at Brunel University

April 7, 2016

Amsterdam-based Constellium N.V. has announced the opening of the Constellium University Technology Center (UTC) at Brunel University London, a dedicated center for the design, development, and prototyping of aluminum alloys and automotive structural components. Featuring industrial-size...

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SSAB, LKAB, Vattenfall launch initiative for a CO2-free steel industry in Sweden

April 4, 2016

Swedish companies SSAB, LKAB, and Vattenfall have announced that they are launching an initiative to solve the CO2 problem in the Swedish steel industry. Together, the companies involved will initiate work to develop a steel production process that emits water rather than CO2. While SSAB’s...

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum acquires Best Mfg.

April 4, 2016

Los Angeles-based metals service center Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. has acquired all of the capital stock of Best Mfg. Inc., a Jonesboro, Ark., custom sheet metal fabricator of steel and aluminum products on both a direct and toll basis. Best Mfg. provides services including laser cutting,...

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Pacesetter receives 2016 Top Workplaces Award

March 31, 2016

Kennesaw, Ga.-based Pacesetter has announced it has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The award is based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics LLC. “Time and time again, our research has proven that...

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Black Diamond Capital Management to acquire ArcelorMittal facilities

March 28, 2016

Black Diamond Capital Management LLC, Greenwich, Conn., has announced that its affiliated investment vehicle has signed a definitive agreement with ArcelorMittal to acquire ArcelorMittal's LaPlace, La.; Harriman, Tenn.; and Vinton, Texas, steelmaking and finishing operations focused on the...

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Metal powder organizations unveil new websites

March 28, 2016

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), Princeton, N.J., has launched a new website at www.mpif.org. Key features of the site include a clean design, expanded content, a new directory of powder metallurgy (PM) fabricators and suppliers, a new PM publications section hosted by Thomson Reuters...

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Constellium signs multiyear contract with Airbus

March 23, 2016

Constellium N.V., based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, has signed a contract with Airbus to supply a variety of aluminum rolled products for airframes, including wing skin panels, aero-sheets for fuselage panels, and rectangular and premachined plates for structural components. The companies will...

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Commercial Metals Co. to build environmentally sustainable steel mill in Oklahoma

March 22, 2016

Los Angeles-based National New Markets Fund LLC has closed $21 million in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation that will enable Commercial Metals Co. (CMC), Irving, Texas, to build an environmentally sustainable steel manufacturing facility in Durant, Okla. When completed in late 2017, the...

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AK Steel announces executive promotions

March 22, 2016

AK Steel, a producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless, and electrical steel products in West Chester, Ohio, has announced the promotions of two employees to vice president. Brian K. Bishop has been named vice president, carbon steel operations. He also assumes responsibility for manufacturing...

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World demand for steel pipe to reach 79.7 million metric tons, says study

March 21, 2016

Global demand for steel pipe is projected to advance 3.5 percent per annum through 2019 to 79.7 million metric tons, with growth paced by continued strong increases in developing markets. The pace of gains will decelerate from that of the 2009-2014 period as construction activity slows in China and...

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Jones Metal certified as Women’s Business Enterprise

March 21, 2016

Mankato, Minn.-based Jones Metal Products Inc. has announced its certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center. To gain the certification, the company went through a process of site inspection and interviews to prove it is owned, operated, and...

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Banker Wire launches new website

March 21, 2016

Banker Wire, a Mukwanago, Wis.-based manufacturer of woven and welded wire mesh for architectural and industrial applications, has launched the new www.bankerwire.com. The interactive mesh product database allows visitors to refine their product choice by a variety of design and performance...

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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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