Titanium mill delivery lead times shrink

Apr 05, 2012 | 12:50 PM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  titanium, lead times, aerospace, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — Titanium distributors have seen mill product delivery lead times shrink in the past two months as this year’s market continues to fall below their earlier expectations.

Few buyers have what they consider to be a convincing explanation of why lead times have contracted at a time when they should have stretched as commercial transport production increases. "There doesn’t seem to be a magic bullet answer to why this is happening," one service center executive said.....

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