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Top suppliers

These are the suppliers who are linked to most aircraft programs in our database.

Latrobe Speciality Steel Company (21 aircraft)
Amari Aerospace Ltd. (12)
Alcoa (10)
TIMET Titanium Metals Corporation (8)
Kaman Aerospace Aerostructures (6)
Alcoa Mill Products (6)
Patricomp Oy (5)
Coast Metal Craft (4)
Alcan Global Aerospace Transportation & Industry (ATI) (4)
Avior Integrated Products Inc. (4)
Kanfit Ltd (4)
Kamensk Uralsky Metallurgical Works JSC (KUMZ) (3)
Aleris Rolled Products Germany GmbH (3)
Rio Tinto Alcan (3)
Carpenter Technology Corporation (2)


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Directory of suppliers

The number after each of these 39 Metals sub-categories shows how many relevant suppliers are in our directory. Click on the sub-category name to see them listed.

Aluminium (72)
Beryllium (12)
Boron (1)
Chromium (1)
Cobalt (8)
Columbium (3)
Copper (19)
Foil (6)
Foil Tape (7)
Hafnium (4)
Iron (8)
Magnesium (8)
Metal & Alloy Fabrications (107)
Metal & Alloy Suppliers (71)
Metal Honeycomb (4)
Metal Powders (3)
Metal Refractory Materials (4)
Metal Spinnings (1)
Molybdenum (4)
Nickel (34)
Palladium (1)
Rare Earths (1)
Rhenium (1)
Rubidium (1)
Silver (1)
Steel (54)
Superalloys (32)
Tantalum (3)
Tin (1)
Titanium (63)
Tungsten (7)
Vanadium (2)
Zirconium (4)

Latest press releases

Issued by Metals sector companies.

17/10/2016:  Arcam subsidiary AP&C breaks ground on second plant
29/09/2016:  Alcoa Inc board of directors approves separation of company
27/09/2016:  Norsk Titanium funds new Plattsburgh facility to showcase revolutionary additive manufacturing production line
19/07/2016:  Aleris secures new multi-year contract with Airbus for significantly expanded range of aluminum products
12/07/2016:  AP&C expands additive manufacturing operations in Greater Montreal
30/06/2016:  Alcoa awarded multi-year, $470 million contract with Embraer
07/04/2016:  Alcoa to supply 3D-printed metal parts for Airbus aircraft
22/03/2016:  Constellium signs a multi-year contract with Airbus for the provision of advanced aerospace aluminium products and solutions
02/03/2016:  Norsk Titanium expands European operations with groundbreaking of Rapid Plasma Deposition machine assembly and test facility
01/03/2016:  AP&C continues to invest in powder manufacturing capacity, adds 3 more powder reactors for a total of 8

See the full news archive for the Metals sector.


Latest journal reports

These journal reports feature companies active in the Metals sector.

06/03/2007:  Tungsten alloys help the Typhoon keep its balance
06/09/2006:  Russian partner readies 'closed loop' titanium part production
11/04/2006:  High-strength alloy could herald new and faster aircraft generation
31/01/2006:  Price of titanium still sky-high – but for how long?
31/08/2005:  GKN Aerospace opens Advanced Composites Centre


Supply chain

Suppliers to Metals companies: Hot Forming (95) Chemicals (51) Heat Treatment (86) Cold Forming (8) Surface Treatment (182) Metal Processes (148) Handling Equipment (75) Machining (390) Tooling (187) Tools (177) Sheet Metal Processes (190) Production Equipment (255) Production Control (47) Metal Removing (42) Coatings (152) Test Services (222) Test Equipment (412) Computer Integrated Manufacturing (145) Non-Destructive Testing (164) Lubricants (48) Manufacturing Services (236) Security (3) Technical Consultants (166) Marketing (63) Professional Services (209) Facilities Services (11) Buildings (2) Trade Organisations (42) Personnel & Training (120)
Customers of Metals companies: Structural Components (526) Airframe Assemblies (303) Airframer (642) Engines (146) Engine Components (415) Weapons Systems (107) Fluid Power (119) Crew Seating (32) Fasteners (221) Non-Mechanical Components (229) Mechanical Components (440) Landing Assemblies (166) Cargo Systems (50) Safety & Security Systems (127) Environmental Systems (145) Tooling (187) Rotors & Propellers (94) Cabin Interiors (243) Oxygen Systems & Equipment (46) Bearings (74) Tools (177)


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Valence Surface Technologies
The leading metal processing company serving the global aerospace industry. Valence’s ten facilities offer full-service capabilities: NDT, shot peen, chemical processing, paint, and other coatings.

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Quintus Technologies
Quintus Technologies is a global leading provider of high pressure fluid cell presses and hydroform deep-draw presses for sheet metal forming

Victrex Plc
New VICTREX® AE250 composites and hybrid molding technology are changing the equation in Aerospace composites – find out more!

MW Industries, Inc
Design and manufacture springs, fasteners and related products for aerospace including: engine components, flight controls, propulsion, landing gear, interiors, avionics, and space exploration vehicles.

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