Special Reports

Wednesday | 17 September, 2014 | 10:30 am

Tense trade

Reaching a tipping point in volume, steel imports face the weight of politics

Wednesday | 20 August, 2014 | 1:30 pm

Industry invests in Scouting

With its emphasis on integrity and leadership, the Boy Scouts of America attracts dedicated fundraisers from the metals sphere

Tuesday | 15 July, 2014 | 2:17 pm

Steelmakers parse iron ore strategy

Producers look to secure supply of vital feedstock and lower costs

Tuesday | 03 June, 2014 | 1:23 pm

Power up

How metal products play an important role in advanced energy technologies

Wednesday | 28 May, 2014 | 2:08 pm

WTO ruling against China welcomed by steel union, metal trade group

The U.S. metals and manufacturing community welcomed a decision by the World Trade Organization that supported claims by the United States that China illegally imposed antidumping and countervailing measures upon U.S.-made passenger vehicles.

Wednesday | 21 May, 2014 | 11:38 am

Auto supplier sentiment rises, some metal supply constraints seen

The Original Equipment Suppliers Association’s sentiment index rose 3 points to 59 in May—from March’s 56—driven by healthy U.S. auto sales and higher capacity utilization rates both among automakers and at component and subassembly production plants.


Wednesday | 09 April, 2014 | 10:35 am

Relationship R&D

Modern Metals’ editorial advisory board discusses the importance of innovation in today’s up-and-down market

Thursday | 06 March, 2014 | 9:56 am

Not the same old sedan

Innovative materials allow automakers to attract buyers

Tuesday | 04 February, 2014 | 2:59 pm

A mixed bag

Service centers, fabricators and OEMs head into 2014 intending to balance negative economic conditions with positive business strategies

Wednesday | 08 January, 2014 | 11:17 am

New realities, new opportunities

Developing the skills of the next generation is critical to the industry’s future

Monday | 02 December, 2013 | 1:43 pm

Cutthroat competition

In the aerospace market, demand for materials will increase but the threat of substitution remains a concern


Forging ahead despite challenges


A Hot Ticket // Aerospace market driving titanium growth

MM-1013-forecast-square-materialsStainless Steel

Growing pains // No end in sight for oversupply, weak demand for nickel in 2014

MM-1013-forecast-square-materialsCopper & Brass

Sound numbers // Red metals face concerns in 2014, better outlook in 2015 and beyond

MM-1013-forecast-square-materialsCarbon Steel Sheet & Plate

Overcapacity conundrum // Ramped up supply, declining demand and subsidized imports depress prices


A lightweight option // Aluminum demand is in good shape, but there are concerns about oversupply

MM-1013-forecast-square-materialsMATERIALS // Innovation drives materials market

New innovations in materials will drive metals markets in 2014


Chugging along // Rail’s expected uphill climb in 2014


Murky waters // Affordable Care Act and booming aerospace behind conservative growth


Industry Partners


Coil Processing

Rolled and Extruded Aluminum Products

Stainless, Nickel, Aluminum, Pipe, Tube & Bar

Sapa Extrusions North America Braner USA Aleris Rolled Products Prudential Stainless & Alloys, L.P.


Butech Bliss

Sawing Technology


Gerdau Special Steel North America Machine Concepts KMT Saw Parker Steel Co.

CNC Cutting (Plasma, Waterjet, Laser, Router)

Red Bud Industries Metlsaw Systems Summit Steel Corporation
Multicam Inc. Tishken

Thickness Gauges

CNC Solutions

Laser Cutting Machines

Service Centers

Advanced Gauging Technologies
FastCAM Inc. Trumpf Admiral Steel

Tube & Pipe

Coated Coil

Lubrication Systems

United Performance Metals Independence Tube Corp.
Centria Coating Services Unist, Inc.


Turnkey Finishing System

Double Globus Inc.

Machining Centers

Enmark Systems, Inc. Intellifinishing
Dura Coat Products, Inc. Handtmann CNC

Specialty Roller Coverings and Coatings


Metal Coaters

Metal Alloy Analysis & Verification

American Roller Company OMAX Corporation

Coil Coating

Thermo Scientific Niton Analyzers

Stainless Steel

TECHNI Waterjet

Metal Finishing & Deburring

Straub Metal International



Supermax Tools Ta Chen International, Inc. Koike Aronson






Artco Group




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