Special Reports

Tuesday | 11 August, 2015 | 9:20 am

Beyond metallics

Precision Castparts’ latest acquisitions reveal a widening materials strategy

Monday | 13 July, 2015 | 2:57 pm

Extension exhaustion

The benefits of a multi-year highway bill are well known. But can legislators summon the political will to create adequate financing?

Tuesday | 30 June, 2015 | 12:09 pm

Snapshots from the Show

Modern Metals toured countless exhibits at the combined METEC, GIFA, ThermProcess and Newcast shows, held June 16-20 at Messe Düsseldorf, Germany. The event attracted 78,000 visitors from 120 nations.

Thursday | 21 May, 2015 | 1:17 pm

Protecting police

Ford builds durable vehicles, using tough materials, that officers say make them feel safer

Wednesday | 15 April, 2015 | 9:35 am

‘Aggressive action’

PCC writes down assets, reduces headcount while TIMET plant outage lengthens

Wednesday | 15 April, 2015 | 9:15 am

Mexican model

Toyota announces new Mexico assembly plant, Canadian factory will switch to luxury models

Thursday | 12 February, 2015 | 2:52 pm

Brooding over crude

A sharp drop in oil pricing has a ripple effect but how far it spreads depends on timing and fortitude

Monday | 09 February, 2015 | 3:50 pm

Midwest PROOF

Monday | 26 January, 2015 | 11:51 am

Supply chain synthesis

Producers reshape, diversify and strengthen capabilities by integrating assets

Thursday | 22 January, 2015 | 1:25 pm

M&A then and now

2014 deals dominated by strategic acquirers.

Monday | 24 November, 2014 | 11:40 am

Flight path

Aerospace metals suppliers refine their scope of capabilities to match higher order rates for business and regional jets

Heat wave // Job description demanding for superalloys

It’s electric // Construction and cars will carry copper, apart from China’s cache

Lighten up // Demand climbs as industries continue to swap alloys

Cautiously optimistic // Stainless steel rises as new cycle begins

Tale of two markets // Depending on the grade, demand for wire rod is flat or rising

Choppy waters // Long-term demand for pipe and tubing is buoyant but heated competition could strand profits

Good, not great // Certain applications spell growth for plate demand, but overcapacity, competition bite at margins

Partly sunny // Carbon steel sheet demand and pricing stabilize in spite of import competition

Rolling along // Solid growth for truck, trailer builders mean a smooth ride



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