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Aerospace Metals Market
Aluminum vs. Composites Revisited

Aluminum producers have taken advantage of the delays in bringing composite airframes to market to come up with new lightweighting alternatives of their own.

Aluminum Outlook
Short-Term Questions, Long-Term Optimism

Growing use of aluminum by automakers and other industries points to a positive future for the lightweight material, despite the current economic uncertainty.

Consolidation Game’s Only in the Middle Innings
If service center consolidation were a baseball game, what inning would it be? About the fourth, say most executives, suggesting that industry M&A is not even halfway
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MSCI Economic Summit
Security vs. Commerce in U.S.-Canada Trade

Do current regulations strike the right balance of border security and the free flow of trade between Canada and the United States? No, asserted panelists at MSCI’s Forecast 2012 conference last month in Chicago.

From the Editor
How Uncertain is the Economy?
Enough to Quiet the ‘Experts’
By Tim Triplett, Editor-in-Chief
  
From the Editor's Desk
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October 2014: It's Your Job to Help Fill the Skills Gap
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Business Practices and Technologies
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October 2014: Mixed Outlook for Global Metals Prices
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The Cutting Edge, a service center technology supplement to Metal Center News
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Summer 2014
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New Products
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Trumpf Expands Range on TruMark 5000 Series
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Koike Aronson Debuts New Plasma Cutter
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Miyachi Unitek's Sigma XY
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New TMC is Messer's Largest Cutting Machine
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Laserdyne 795 XLZ Designed for 3D Parts
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Mazak's STX Champion Cuts Thick Sheets
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Directories
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Metal Center News 2014 Directories: Print or Digital copies are available for $85 U.S. for each copy.
 

 
2014 Metal Distribution Directory  
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Metal Center News' Spring Metal Distribution Directory is your on-line guide to Metal Producers, Equipment Manufacturers and Software companies.  



 
2014 Directory of Master Distributors
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The Metal Center News Directory of Master Distributors—distributors who sell to other distributors—is an invaluable tool for service centers seeking new sources for special or hard-to-find products. Master distributors play an important role in the marketplace, giving service centers an alternative to buying in mill quantities and helping to remove redundant and excess inventories from the distribution channel.



 
2014 Directory of Toll Processors
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Metal Center News' annual toll processing directory is a simple-to-use resource to help companies locate service providers that can meet their specific processing needs.


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Saturday, November 22, 2014