Special Reports

Monday | 15 January, 2018 | 10:29 am

Liquid commerce

Renewing and rebuilding harbors and marine structures smooths pathways for internal shipping, international trade

On the road again // Industry waits on Congress to pass infrastructure spending bill

Rise of the machines // Despite political turmoil, orders and backlogs reflect improving global end-user demand

Holding pattern // Supply chain anticipates extraction activities will rise

Readiness // Rebuilding efforts indicate a bumper crop of contracts for military needs

Rising costs // Spending on U.S. nonresidential building is expected to slow somewhat through 2018

Global connecting // Digital access for factories, large-scale users spur demand for high-tech solutions

What’s trending // Autonomous vehicles, greater connectivity, alternative fuels and safety research occupy engineers and designers

The bigger picture // A host of characters dominate the aerospace market’s trajectory

// Partial revival of the energy patch, huge tech investments, lightweighting, defense splurge and global travel patterns bode well for metals consumption

Wednesday | 13 September, 2017 | 9:38 am

On a journey

Additive manufacturing allows a Tier I supplier the freedom to redesign ‘the whole system’

Thursday | 13 July, 2017 | 12:15 pm

Rebuild, replace

An appeal by the president to spend on infrastructure reaches welcome ears across metals supply chain

Tuesday | 16 May, 2017 | 10:32 am


Carmakers and the metals supply chain respond to consumers and investors by accelerating output south of the border

Thursday | 09 March, 2017 | 3:09 pm

Gaining confidence

Carbon steel and specialty metal companies say stable conditions and high-end products will feed an uptick in demand

Wednesday | 15 February, 2017 | 11:31 am

A rebuilding year

After getting an eyeful of bottom, oil and gas producers see 2017 as a transition to improved prospects

Thursday | 12 January, 2017 | 2:11 pm

Barrier bonanza

Obstacles for producers, consumers and traders battling on every front are difficult to surmount, leaving nearly everyone dissatisfied

Thursday | 29 December, 2016 | 1:15 pm

Our top stories of 2016

As we wrap up 2016, we look back on a year that brought us a trove of great Modern Metals stories. We've rounded up the top 10 stories that resonated with you, our readers.

Friday | 09 December, 2016 | 11:06 am

Material magic

Alongside suppliers of metals, plastics, reinforced carbon fiber and composites, vehicle designers race to comply with global fuel economy mandates

Tuesday | 16 August, 2016 | 8:49 am

Women in metals

Celebrating the movers and shakers who have thrived and wouldn’t choose to be anywhere else

Wednesday | 06 July, 2016 | 12:29 pm

Hometown pride

Erectors, fabricators, ironworkers find joy in raising up U.S. Bank Stadium


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