Thursday | 01 February, 2018 | 10:29 am

Novelis to acquire leased Swiss manufacturing assets

February 1, 2018 - Novelis Inc. signed a binding agreement to acquire operating facilities and manufacturing assets at its Sierre, Switzerland, plant that it has long leased from Constellium NV, which will also continue operating adjacent facilities.

Wednesday | 31 January, 2018 | 11:24 am

USW: Workers want Trump and Republican congressional majority to raise wages; create jobs; stop outsourcing

January 31, 2018 - The USW represents 850,000 workers in North America employed in many industries that include metals, rubber, chemicals, paper, oil refining and the service and public sectors.

Wednesday | 31 January, 2018 | 11:11 am

The Steel Tube Institute: Steel conduit use to remain strong in 2018

January 31, 2018 - The Steel Tube Institute is preparing for another year of high demand for steel conduit. To this end, the Institute has added a director for steel conduit, Dale Crawford, because of his vast experience in the electrical distribution industry. Crawford is responsible for activities, strategies and programs involving North America's leading steel conduit manufacturers.

Monday | 29 January, 2018 | 1:03 pm

Shop Floor Automations celebrates 20th anniversary

January 29, 2018 - Shop Floor Automations is pleased to announce their 20th year in business. As of March 2018, the manufacturing integrator has been open for two decades in San Diego.

Monday | 29 January, 2018 | 12:52 pm

STAUFEN and Schuler combine services for North America

January 29, 2018 - Under the headline “Process optimization in the press shop. Maximum value-creation throughout the entire process sequence” process improvement experts from STAUFEN together with their counterparts from Schuler analyze all the processes in the press shop in order to maximize the added value.

Monday | 29 January, 2018 | 10:05 am

Gerdau to make larger "clean steel" blooms at Monroe mill

January 29, 2018 - Gerdau’s special steel mill in Monroe, Michigan, will transition to a 240 mm square bloom as part of an overall initiative to enhance the steel cleanliness  necessary for evolving critical applications in the automotive market and other industries. This project, to be completed by September, enhances the capability of a continuous casting machine that was originally installed in 2012.

Monday | 29 January, 2018 | 9:53 am

TRUMPF to showcase newest laser technology products at Photonics West

January 29, 2018 - TRUMPF Inc. will feature its TruMicro 5370 and TruMicro 7380, Dira 200-5 and a TruLaser Station 5005 with a TruMicro 2030 laser system, in booth #817 at Photonics West. TRUMPF’s booth will be located in the south hall of the Mascone Center in San Francisco.

Monday | 29 January, 2018 | 8:50 am

AK Steel raises carbon steel spot price $30 per ton

January 29, 2018 - AK Steel said Jan. 29 that it will increase current spot market base prices for all carbon flat-rolled steel products by a minimum of $30 per ton, effective immediately with new orders.

Friday | 26 January, 2018 | 9:10 am

Shape Corp. acquires Magnode

January 26, 2018 - Shape Corp. announced that the company has come to terms on a purchase agreement to acquire Ohio-based aluminum extruder, Magnode. The deal comes after a successful business relationship between the two companies that included collaboration on engineering projects, as well as shared research and development around lightweighting best practices.

Friday | 26 January, 2018 | 9:06 am

Metal Building Manufacturers Association remembers industry leader Duane Ellifritt, Ph.D.

January 26, 2017 - The members of the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) join in remembrance of Dr. Duane Ellifritt who, at the age of 82, passed away on January 22, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Joyce, and loving family.

Thursday | 25 January, 2018 | 1:30 pm

Strong exhibitor interest in indometal 2018

January 25, 2018 - Nine months before the start of the event, almost half of the targeted 200 exhibitors have showed their commitment. More than 75 percent of the exhibitors are expected to come from outside Indonesia, including international representation in form of country group exhibits from China, Germany, Italy and Taiwan.

Thursday | 25 January, 2018 | 10:37 am

Nickel Institute publishes new reference book

January 25, 2018 - The Nickel Institute announced that it has published a fully revised second edition of Stainless Steels and Specialty Alloys for Pulp, Paper and Biomass Conversion a popular and practical guide for mill and project engineers within the pulp, paper and biomass sector.

Thursday | 25 January, 2018 | 8:54 am

ArcelorMittal invests $70 million to modernize its Contrecoeur, Quebec, facilities

January 25, 2018 - ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada announces major investments of nearly CAD$70 million by 2020 in its Contrecoeur, Quebec steel production facilities. These sums will enable the company to maintain its leading position in steel in North America, with a focus on product quality through more modern plants and a reduced environmental footprint.

Wednesday | 24 January, 2018 | 10:17 am

World crude steel output increases by 5.3% in 2017

January 24, 2018 - World crude steel production reached 1,691.2 million tonnes (Mt) for the year 2017, up by 5.3% compared to 2016. Crude steel production increased in all regions in 2017 except in the CIS, which has remained stable.

Tuesday | 23 January, 2018 | 9:45 am

Novelis will build automotive sheet mill in Kentucky

January 23, 2018 - Novelis Inc. plans to build a $300 million automotive aluminum sheet manufacturing facility in Guthrie, Kentucky. The greenfield facility, with an annual capacity of 200,000 metric tons, will include heat treatment and pre-treatment lines, which prepare aluminum for use in vehicle parts such as body-in-white, hoods, doors, lift gates and fenders.

Tuesday | 23 January, 2018 | 9:26 am

ANDRITZ to supply two processing lines to Shandong Nanshan Aluminum Co. Ltd., China

January 23, 2018 - International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Shandong Nanshan Aluminum Co. Ltd to deliver an annealing line and a chemical processing line. Commissioning of the two lines, which produce intermediate products for the automotive and aircraft industries, is scheduled for the second quarter of 2019.

Monday | 22 January, 2018 | 1:56 pm

Metalformers forecast uptick in activity

January 22, 2018 - Metalformers anticipate a continued uptick in business conditions during the next three months, according to the January 2018 Business Conditions Report, based on a survey of members of the Precision Metalforming Association in the United States and Canada.

Monday | 22 January, 2018 | 1:51 pm

AK Steel Middletown Works experiences furnace breakout

January 22, 2018 - A ladle at the caster at AK Steel’s Middletown Works facility malfunctioned, releasing liquid steel, on Jan. 20. No employees were injured and repairs are underway, the company said in a statement.

Thursday | 18 January, 2018 | 9:55 am

Reduce set up time and labor costs with Red Bud's Automated CNC Programmable Slitting Head

January 18, 2018 - Red Bud's fully Automated CNC Programmable Slitting Head is a highly advanced system that can be used with both their Multi-Blanking and Slitting Lines. The Slitting Head is fully automated and will completely set itself up in less than two minutes. With this system, the operator simply enters the part or strip width as well as the material specifications into the line’s computer and the Auto Slitter will do the rest.

Thursday | 18 January, 2018 | 9:35 am

MRI Steel Framing implements STRATIX software and executive dashboard

January 18, 2018 - MRI Steel Framing, a manufacturer of heavy duty, cold formed steel framing components, has implemented the STRATIX metal service center software and executive dashboard from Invera, a metal industcy software specialist.

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