Wednesday | 25 November, 2015 | 9:21 am

New three-year cycle for "Bright World of Metals" trade fairs

November 25, 2015 - The trade fairs GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST are switching from a four- year to a three-year cycle: the next staging of the leading international trade fairs for foundry technology, metallurgy, thermo process equipment and castings will take place from June 26 – 30, 2018 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Wednesday | 25 November, 2015 | 9:15 am

HXT knives solve the challenge of cutting AHSS

November 25, 2015 - Due to HXT unique physical and metallurgical properties, unlike conventional knives, HXT knives process these high tensile strength materials without interruption or coil edge deterioration.

Thursday | 19 November, 2015 | 11:01 am

New aluminum fair connects supply chain

November 19, 2015 - The right time in the right market for the right show: ALUMINUM USA, which celebrated its premiere at the Cobo Convention Center in Detroit from November 11-12, 2015, was a success with good prospects for the future.

Wednesday | 18 November, 2015 | 1:28 pm

Extruder adds capacity, aims for new market

November 18, 2015 - Iowa Aluminum Inc. is nearing completion of a $7 million capital project that is set to more than double the company’s production capabilities at its facility in Albia, Iowa.

Tuesday | 17 November, 2015 | 11:23 am

Cliffs is idling iron ore mine

November 17, 2015 - Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. is temporarily idling iron ore pellet production at its Northshore Mining operation in Minnesota by Dec. 1, 2015. The company stated that until its domestic customers' blast furnace capacity utilization rates rise, existing customer demand will be satisfied from its current pellet inventory.

Tuesday | 17 November, 2015 | 11:18 am

Lab expands aluminum testing capacity

November 17, 2015 - Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research, Youngstown, Pennsylvania, has expanded both the capacity and testing capabilities of its Aluminum Center of Excellence.

Monday | 16 November, 2015 | 2:45 pm

With Daytona win, Amy Ruman is first female Trans Am Champion

November 16, 2015 - The No. 23 McNichols Co. Chevrolet Corvette placed first in the Bullet Liner Championship Weekend TA Class, putting driver Amy Ruman and her McNichols-sponsored race car into the history books.

Thursday | 12 November, 2015 | 4:31 pm

Valspar helps customers meet stringent, prestigious sustainability classifications

November 12, 2015 - Valspar will be showcasing its leadership in sustainability at this year’s Greenbuild International Conference & Expo. Greenbuild focuses on innovation, thoughtfulness and sustainability in the building industry.

Tuesday | 10 November, 2015 | 1:47 pm

Direct Metals supplies material for Mississippi River museum

November 10, 2015 - The 0.125-inch-thick material was supplied in three perforation patterns to give depth and artistic flair to the museum façade. The aluminum was fastened to a curved frame of galvanized steel tubing.

Tuesday | 10 November, 2015 | 1:11 pm

Jet parts fabricator buys deep draw press

November 10, 2015 - Facing robust demand from the aerospace industry, Whitcraft Group has ordered a hydroform deep draw press from Quintus Technologies. The new 11,600-psi high-pressure press will advance the production of jet engine sheet metal parts and assemblies at Whitcraft’s facility in Eastford, Connecticut.

Friday | 06 November, 2015 | 9:07 am

Aleris will provide alloy for Egyptian archaeology museum

November 6, 2015 - Aleris signed a contract with Alico/Orascom to supply aluminum for the roofing and wall cladding of the Grand Egyptian Museum. Located on 120 acres between the pyramids of Giza and Cairo, it will be the largest archaeological museum devoted to Egyptology in the world.

Friday | 06 November, 2015 | 9:03 am

Grupo Simec plans new SBQ plant

November 6, 2015 - Grupo Simec has contracted Danieli to install a minimill facility in Apizaco, Mexico. The new plant will have the capacity to produce 600,000 tons per year of special-bar quality (SBQ) large round blooms, large-diameter bars and wire rod.

Thursday | 05 November, 2015 | 2:51 pm

Central Steel & Wire Co. launches three CNG tractors in Milwaukee

November 5, 2015 - The company collaborated on the project, using Freightliner power units, with TQ Logistics Inc., Ryder System Inc. and fuel network provider Kwik Trip.

Thursday | 05 November, 2015 | 9:24 am

Miller acquires Impact Engineering, additions to 
Welding Intelligence Solutions

November 5, 2015 - The aim is to provide the industry with expanded electronic weld data gathering and process management capabilities. As part of the acquisition, products from Impact Engineering, including ARCAgent and ARClient will become part of the Miller Welding Intelligence offering.

Wednesday | 04 November, 2015 | 10:35 am

Koike launches Mastergraph EX2 cutting machine

November 4, 2015 - The EX2 features a faster rapid speed: 1,400 ipm, with a contour speed of 600 ipm. The 6 hp servo drives and low backlash planetary gearboxes with new linear bearings ensure smooth, precise motion and excellent cut quality.

Tuesday | 03 November, 2015 | 10:06 am

Glebar Co. ribbon cutting marks full startup of operations in N.J.

November 3, 2015 - Ramsey, New Jersey-based Glebar Co. celebrated the full startup of operations in Ramsey, New Jersey with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting and open house at its new and fully integrated, state-of-the-art headquarters and manufacturing facility. In July, the company announced its move from Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, where it occupied several locations for more than 60 years.

Tuesday | 03 November, 2015 | 9:15 am

wire South America and Tubotech 2015 confirm leading position

November 3, 2015 - wire South America and TUBOTECH occupied 344,400-square-feet of gross exhibit space with approximately 500 brands at the Sao Paulo Expo Exhibition & Convention Center in Brazil. The 11,000 international trade visitors attending the three-day event primarily came from the oil and gas, automotive and construction industries as well as from the metal construction and mining sectors.

Friday | 30 October, 2015 | 1:42 pm

Houghton International launches new website for manufacturers

October 30, 2015 - “Microsites” share process and technology knowledge to improve operational performance.

Friday | 30 October, 2015 | 9:49 am

Samuel Packaging Group and MetPro offering new VCI solutions

October 30, 2015 - Samuel Packaging Group and MetPro are working together to bring BioTect VCI solutions to the North American market. Operating as an authorized North American distributor for MetPro, Samuel Packaging Group aims to increase its protective packaging reach.

Friday | 30 October, 2015 | 8:04 am

Omax expands abrasive waterjet training program

Oct. 30, 2015 – Waterjet manufacturer Omax Corp., Kent, Washington, increased the capacity of its training center in Kent to provide Omax and Maxiem JetMachining Center owners enhanced resources.


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