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OCTOBER 2017

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2018 END-USER OUTLOOK
Momentum improves

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

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2018 END-USER OUTLOOK // AEROSPACE
The bigger picture

A host of characters dominate the aerospace market’s trajectory.

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2018 END-USER OUTLOOK // AUTOMOTIVE
What’s trending

Autonomous vehicles, greater connectivity, alternative fuels and safety research occupy engineers and designers.

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2018 END-USER OUTLOOK // COMPUTERS + TELECOM
Global connecting

Digital access for factories, large-scale users spur demand for high-tech solutions.

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2018 END-USER OUTLOOK // CONSTRUCTION
Rising costs

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

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2018 END-USER OUTLOOK // DEFENSE
Readiness

Rebuilding efforts indicate a bumper crop of contracts for military needs.

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2018 END-USER OUTLOOK // ENERGY
Holding pattern

Supply chain anticipates extraction activities will rise.

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2018 END-USER OUTLOOK // HEAVY EQUIPMENT
Rise of the machines

Despite political turmoil, orders and backlogs reflect improving global end-user demand.

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2018 END-USER OUTLOOK // TRANSPORTATION
On the road again

Industry waits on Congress to pass infrastructure spending bill.

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LOGISTICS
A smart drive

Load-planning solution optimizes the network and structure of delivering materials efficiently.

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STAINLESS STEEL
A light touch

Vacuum tension stand provides worry-free handling of light-gauge, surface-critical strip.

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TUBE & PIPE
Stable supply

Tube suppliers join forces to create plentiful inventory and flexible high-speed production capacity.

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SAWING/CUTTING
Growth by cutting

Constant updates in technology and information help extruder meet higher demand.

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PLATE
Wow factor

Busy fabricator finds it can do a lot more with less if its linchpin piece of equipment is a tool-loaded multitasker.

MODERN METALS' MISSION
Modern Metals' approach to metalworking is unique, taking the reader through a metal's journey from the mill to the OEM/end user. Along the way, MM emphasizes the critical role that metal service centers play, as well as the fabricating and forming stages. This sum-of-all-parts approach to metalworking provides comprehensive industry coverage.

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Company Profiles

COIL PROCESSING

MATERIAL HANDLING

PLASMA TECHNOLOGY

SERVICE CENTERS

Butech Bliss Canrack Storage Systems Inc. Koike Aronson Admiral Steel
Formtek/Maine

METAL FABRICATING MACHINERY

PUNCHING

Ulbrich
Neuenkamp GmbH Scotchman Industries Hougen Manufacturing

STEEL

Red Bud Industries Trilogy Machinery Inc.

SOFTWARE

Heidtman Steel
Tishken

METALWORKING FLUIDS

4GL Solutions Loveman Steel & Fabrication

LASER TECHNOLOGY

Unist Inc.

SAWING

WATERJET TECHNOLOGY

TRUMPF Inc.

NESTING SOFTWARE

Kasto Inc. Flow Waterjet
United Lens Company Inc. Metamation Inc. Tigerstop OMAX Corp.
Vytek

 

Tsune America LLC

 

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