The first of the year brought a newly published quarterly titanium surcharge from ATI, with no significant changes.
The 6AL-4V titanium bar and flat products surcharges dropped a penny from last quarter, to $5.18/lb. The 6AL-4V ELI surcharge followed suit, listing at $5.18/lb.
Commercially Pure Grades 2 and 4 held firm from fourth quarter 2014, at $3.70/lb for bar and flat products.
Though surcharges remain flat, lead times have greatly extended at various domestic titanium mills. Small diameter products may require 30+ weeks lead time, while larger diameters and plates are running 14-22 weeks.