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Presidential memorandum prioritizes Commerce steel investigation
President Trump has signed a presidential memorandum
calling on Secretary Wilbur Ross to prioritize a Department of
Commerce investigation into the e;ects of steel imports on
U.S. national security. The study will consider production and
capacity, workforce, investment, research and development,
and other factors to determine whether steel imports threaten
A;er a thorough investigation, if any national security
threats from steel imports are identified, Secretary Ross will
provide a report that includes recommendations for next
steps. Under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act, the presi-
dent has broad power to adjust imports—including through
the use of tari;s and quotas—if excessive foreign imports are
found to be a threat to U.S. national security.
“We will conduct this investigation thoroughly and expe-
ditiously so that, if necessary, we can take actions to defend
American national security, workers, and businesses against
foreign threats,” said Ross. “This investigation will help deter-
mine whether steel import issues are making us less safe in a
world that is increasingly fraught with geopolitical tensions.”
According to the Commerce Depart-
ment, the U.S. is relatively unusual in
that it has no tari;s on steel but has had
to impose antidumping or countervail-
ing duties in 152 cases, with 25 more
The U.S. steel industry has struggled
in recent years, raising concerns about
the industry’s ability to support national security needs. Industry employment has been declining, companies
are highly leveraged, and businesses
remain both capital-intensive and lacking strong cash flow. Imports now represent 26 percent of the market, and the
U.S. steel mills and foundries are operating at just 71 percent of capacity.
The investigation will include a formal request for public comment, to be
published in the Federal Register
followed by a public hearing.
Buckeye Shapeform to
manufacture Lockheed Martin
Buckeye Shapeform, a Columbus, Ohio-based enclosure manufacturer, has been
awarded a contract by Lockheed Martin
to produce missile skins for the Guided
Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS)
Alternative Warhead rocket. Production
of the 4-;.-long part was expected to begin in late Q1 or early Q2 2017.
The part will be produced using deep
drawing. The company will iron the part
during deep drawing, allowing sections
of the material to be ironed to di;erent
wall thicknesses. A series of drawing
and ironing steps will control the flow of
metal to deliver the desired configuration within the required tolerances. This
method results in a seamless, one-piece
part with multiple wall thicknesses and
diameters created through minimal operations.
Premium AEROTEC, EOS,
and Daimler work together
to advance metal 3-D printing
Additive manufacturing companies
Premium AEROTEC, EOS, and Daimler
have partnered on a project called Next-GenAM to help advance 3-D printing in
large-scale serial manufacturing.
Together the companies will assess
the additive manufacturing process
for areas suitable for automation. The
aluminum-based complete system to
be developed through the project will
be suitable for the automotive industry and adapted for aerospace. The
companies also plan construction of an
automated production facility in Varel,
Germany, for additive manufacturing-based serial production.