Special Reports

Wednesday | 20 August, 2014 | 1:30 pm

Industry invests in Scouting

MM-0814-scouts-squareIndustry 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

MM-1013-forecast-square-marketsHeavy Equipment/Construction

Home improvement // As housing picks up, construction funds flow



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