A strong specialty metals industry and a strong domestic manufacturing base are critical to our country’s economic success as well as our national security.
Currently there is no U.S. stainless steel design specification for mainstream structural sections such as welded, hot rolled or hollow sections, which are the majority of the market. As a first step to remedying this situation, the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) commissioned Nancy Baddoo of the UK’s Steel Construction Institute (SCI) to write […]
September 25, 2020
Five U.S. steel industry associations, representing nearly two million U.S. workers directly or indirectly, sent a letter to Senate leadership today urging Congress to include at least $37 billion for state DOTs in the future relief bill that will be considered by Congress this month. “Ensuring that state DOTs have appropriate funding to carry out […]
August 4, 2020
A coalition of manufacturing groups sent a letter to members of the House of Representatives Rules Committee voicing their support for Bost-Lamb-Crawford amendment to 2021 Defense Appropriations Act, to ensure sufficient resources to combat illegal foreign trade practices (Amendment #76 to H.R. 7617). “The Bost-Lamb-Crawford amendment (amendment #76) would help ensure adequate funding for critical […]
August 4, 2020
The development of the first U.S. design specification for hot rolled, welded and hollow structural stainless steel sections is well underway and will be published in 2021. Currently there is no U.S. stainless steel design specification for mainstream structural sections such as welded, hot rolled or hollow sections, which are the majority of the market. As a first step to remedying this situation, the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) commissioned Nancy Baddoo of the UK’s Steel Construction Institute (SCI) to write an AISC Design Guide on structural stainless steel, DG27, which was published in 2013. The interest in this guide led to AISC deciding in 2018 to develop a full design specification for structural stainless steel.Read More
The metal’s high scrap value and recyclability ensures that it is diverted from landfills and recaptured for use in new stainless steel. A recent international study by the ISSF determined that about 92% of the stainless steel used in architecture, building and construction applications is recaptured and recycled at the end of service.
Nickel is the essential allying element in the 300 series stainless steel grades. The presence of nickel results in the formation of an “austenitic” structure that gives these grades their strength, ductility and toughness, even at cryogenic temperatures. It also makes the material non-magnetic. While the
A variety of solar technologies have been developed to take advantage of the sun’s natural energy. This exciting area holds tremendous promise and new innovations are continuing to emerge. These technologies use corrosion resistant stainless steels for the production of raw materials and for solar energy production.