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Heat Treatment Services in the US - Procurement Research Report

Heat Treatment Services Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of heat treatment services. Heat treatment services involve altering the physical and chemical properties of a material. This includes gas nitriding, precision carburizing, endothermic atmosphere processing, vacuum heat treating, high pressure vacuum heating treating and straightening. Heat treatment processes typically have metallurgical applications and are used during the manufacturing process, but they are being increasingly outsourced. Key buyers include aerospace and automobile manufacturers and key suppliers include both small and large firms.


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PRICE ENVIRONMENT
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Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS
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Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Related Goods
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Quality Control

SUPPLY CHAIN & VENDORS
Supply Chain Dynamics
Competitive Environment
Market Profitability
Switching Cost

PURCHASING PROCESS
Buying Basics
Key RFP Elements
NEGOTIATION STATISTICS

BUYER POWER SCORE COMPONENTS

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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