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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Precoat Metals acquires some assets of Consolidated Metal Products

December 17, 2015

St. Louis-based coil coater Precoat Metals has acquired the metal coil coating and processing assets of Consolidated Metal Products (CMP), a business unit of Consolidated Systems Inc. (CSi). The assets, located in Columbia, S.C., will be operated as Precoat Metals – Columbia, a toll processing...

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Nucor to close Louisiana plant until raw materials prices improve

December 17, 2015

Steel producer Nucor has announced it will close its St. James Parish direct reduced iron facility in Baton Rouge, La., following scheduled maintenance and not reopen until prices for raw materials improve. “Operating performance at the steel mills segment in the fourth quarter of 2015 is...

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Flack Steel purchases CSi's Consolidated Metal Products business

December 17, 2015

Cleveland metal service center Flack Steel Ltd. has completed a transaction with Consolidated Systems Inc. (CSi) for the purchase of selected assets of its Consolidated Metal Products (CMP) business. The acquisition expands Flack Steel's product offering and market penetration opportunities for...

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Charter Steel names VP of sales

December 17, 2015

Chicago-based Charter Steel, a steel service center that distributes ferrous metals, has hired Damon Wos as vice president, sales and member of the executive team. He oversees the commercial and service groups and contributes to the strategic direction and management of the company. Wos...

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ET Seminar Committee invites nominations for Maurice H. Roberts Award

December 16, 2015

The ET Seminar Committee, through the Wauconda, Ill.-based ET Foundation and the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), currently is inviting nominations for the Maurice H. Roberts Award of Excellence, the highest honor bestowed by the committee. The namesake of this honor and the award’s first...

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Plus Ten Stainless announces redesigned website

December 15, 2015

Plus Ten Stainless, Benicia, Calif., has introduced a redesigned website at www.plustenstainless.com. The mobile-friendly, updated website offers quick access to the company’s product catalog. Features include immediate search and quote access, comprehensive technical information, and details...

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Commerce Report spotlights benefits to metals and ores of Trans-Pacific Partnership

December 9, 2015

U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M. Selig has released the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “Opportunities for the U.S. Metals and Ores Sector Report.” The report details how the elimination of various tariffs and other TPP commitments to level the playing field...

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EWI to host Dec. 15 webinar on dissimilar materials weldability

December 9, 2015

EWI, Columbus, Ohio, will host a webinar on dissimilar materials weldability concepts on Dec. 15, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. The webinar will be presented by Alber Sadek, materials consultant and EWI senior engineer. This webinar will:Demonstrate how weld microstructure can be enhanced when joining a...

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U. S. Steel VP to seek new opportunities

December 3, 2015

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has announced that Geoff Turk, vice president - service center solutions, will pursue other opportunities following the recent transition of the commercial entities. Turk will lead the integration of the industrial and service center solutions teams. Once...

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The solid state of metal powders in metal fabrication

December 3, 2015

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Metal powders are used in various areas of manufacturing including powder metallurgy and additive manufacturing. But in the welding and metal fabrication arena, weld overlays and thermal spray are by far the most popular applications for metal powders.

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Continued growth predicted in aluminum extrusion market

December 2, 2015

RnRMarketResearch.com, Maharashtra, India, has released its Global Aluminum Extrusion Market Report, which predicts the aluminum extrusion market will grow at 7 percent CAGR through 2019. Growth in the automobile industry is anticipated to drive the growth of this market during the forecast...

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The differences between stiffness and strength in metal

December 1, 2015

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Many in the metals industry think that stiffness and strength are the same thing. That's not the case, especially when you are talking about metals used in automotive designs.

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United States Steel announces idling of Granite City Works

November 30, 2015

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has temporarily idled its Granite City Works steelmaking and finishing operations in Granite City, Ill. The idling is part of an ongoing adjustment of steelmaking operations throughout North America to match customer demand. The company routinely adjusts...

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Ponsse wins Swedish Steel Prize 2015

November 20, 2015

SSAB has announced that the winner of the international Swedish Steel Prize 2015 is Ponsse from Finland. The prize recognizes the company’s use of high-strength steel in the Scorpion forest harvester, which has a new ergonomically focused design. The harvester features a symmetrical crane...

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Nucor chairman emeritus inducted into North Carolina Business Hall of Fame

November 19, 2015

Steel product manufacturer Nucor Corp. has announced that Chairman Emeritus and former President/CEO Daniel R. DiMicco has been inducted into the North Carolina Business Hall of Fame by the Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas and the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce. DiMicco led Nucor...

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