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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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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SMS group modernizes CSP plants at Nucor Steel

November 19, 2015

SMS group has completed the modernization of the compact strip production (CSP®) mill at Nucor Steel in Berkeley, S.C. The modernization of the double-strand machine, supplied by SMS group in 1996, included increasing the final strip width to 74 in. In addition, one of the two casters was...

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FABTECH 2015: A metaphorical pit stop in the productivity race

November 19, 2015

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NASCAR legend Rusty Wallace was a hit at this year's show. Considering the nature of the sport, fast-paced while still rooted in advanced engineering, it's easy to see why attendees relate so well. And perhaps no one related better than those who exhibited at the show as part of an emerging field: 3-D printing.

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Aleris makes appointments to senior management team

November 16, 2015

Cleveland-based Aleris, a provider of aluminum rolled products to the aerospace, automotive, building and construction, commercial transportation, and industrial manufacturing industries, has announced the appointment of two leaders to its senior management team. Mike Keown has been named...

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PRAB expands scrap metal testing capability

November 13, 2015

PRAB Inc., a global manufacturer of engineered chip processing and fluid recycling systems based in Kalamazoo, Mich., has expanded its on-site test laboratory to include complete infeed and discharge conveying volume reduction, fluid removal, and briquetting simulation. The company has expanded...

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United Performance Metals recognized for outstanding performance

November 13, 2015

Hamilton, Ohio-based United Performance Metals, a supplier of stainless steel, duplex stainless steel, nickel alloys, and cobalt alloys, has been recognized for outstanding performance in quality and on-time delivery by its customer AdChem Mfg. Technologies Inc. (ACMT). ACMT acknowledged the...

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The wide world of welding stainless steel

November 11, 2015

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Welding stainless steel is not much different from that required in welding standard carbon steel, with a few exceptions. First, you must exercise more care and control with regard to heating and cooling stainless steel. Second, it’s important to properly match filler metals with the material being welded.

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Direct Metals supplies aluminum perforated metal for Mississippi River Museum

November 10, 2015

Direct Metals, an international steel service center with locations in Kennesaw, Ga., and Waukegan, Ill., has provided custom aluminum perforated metal in the construction of the Tunica Riverpark & Museum in Tunica, Miss. The company supplied 0.125-in.-thick aluminum perforated metal in three...

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Steel Market Development Institute issues call for abstracts

November 9, 2015

The Steel Market Development Institute has issued a call for abstracts for technical presentations at the 15th Annual Great Designs in Steel seminar, taking place May 11, 2016, at Laurel Manor Conference Center in Livonia, Mich. The event comprises more than 35 technical presentations and 25...

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ET Foundation, Bonnell Aluminum invite entries for 2016 Aluminum Extrusion

November 5, 2015

The ET Foundation, the educational and research organization devoted to promoting and advancing aluminum extrusion processes and technologies, and Bonnell Aluminum are inviting entries for the 2016 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. The 2016 competition is divided into two...

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AK Steel applauds Commerce Department's preliminary countervailing duties determination

November 4, 2015

AK Steel, West Chester, Ohio, has announced its approval of the U.S. Department of Commerce's preliminary determinations that imports of corrosion-resistant steel (CORE) from China, India, Italy, and South Korea are benefiting from unfair government subsidies and should be subject to countervailing...

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AK Steel receives supplier award for environmental achievement from Honda

November 4, 2015

AK Steel, West Chester, Ohio, has received a supplier award for environmental achievement from Honda North America Inc. The award in the Conservation of Natural Resources category recognizes AK Steel for a project at its Rockport, Ind., facility that resulted in reduced water and energy...

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AGC AeroComposites names president/CEO

November 4, 2015

AGC AeroComposites, Hayden, Idaho, a manufacturer of composites and metal structures for the aerospace and defense industry, has named Wayne Exton as president/CEO. Former group vice president of B/E Aerospace Business Jet Group, Exton has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the...

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