Critical Review

Current Uses and Future Possibilities, Including Economics and Materials Policy
  • Ward W. Minkler


I would like to thank the committee for offering me this opportunity. I was particularly impressed by the priority assigned this subject on the program — certainly any overview of titanium in 1972, in Europe, the United Kingdom, Japan and the United States — the subjects of “future” and “economics” are inexorably linked and must receive highest priority.


Titanium Sponge Commercial Aircraft Compressor Disc Titanium Producer Titanium Industry 
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    Chivers, A. J., Future Possibilities for Titanium in Primary Aircraft Structures, The Science, Technology and Application of Titanium, Pergamon Press, 1966.Google Scholar
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    Lessing, L., Why the U.S. Lags in Technology, Fortune, April 1972.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ward W. Minkler
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  1. 1.Titanium Metals Corporation of AmericaWest CaldwellUSA

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