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2017 Molten Metal Incident Report

2017 Molten Metal Incident Report

$5.00

•    Title:  2017 Molten Metal Incident Report •    Volume:  Vol. 75, No. 6 •    Year:  2017 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description:  The Aluminum Association released the 2017 Molten Metal Incident Report covering calendar year 2016. This article provides an overview of the report and discusses its importance in the industry. &…

Arvida Casthouse Upgrades with Revolutionary Billet Casting Technology

Arvida Casthouse Upgrades with Revolutionary Billet Casting Technology

$17.50

•    Title:  Arvida Casthouse Upgrades with Revolutionary Billet Casting Technology •    Author:  Andrea Svendsen •    Author Company:  Light Metal Age •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 2 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  3.5 •    Description:  In response to …

75th World Magnesium Conference

75th World Magnesium Conference

$12.50

•    Title:  75th World Magnesium Conference •    Author:  Andrea Svendsen •    Author Company:  Light Metal Age •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 5 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  2.5 •    Description:  The International Magnesium Association (IMA) held the…

7th Aluminium Two Thousand International Congress: Helping Extruders Meet the Challenges of the Third Milleninum

7th Aluminium Two Thousand International Congress: Helping Extruders Meet the Challenges of the Third Milleninum

$25.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Company: Issue#: Vol.69, No.3 Year: 2011 Pages: 5   Summary: Article reviews the 7th Aluminium Two Thousand International Congress, held in Bologna, Italy, on May 12-21, 2011, with a focus on some of the notable extrusion presentations and published papers at the conference. …

9th Aluminium Two Thousand Congress: Focus on Extrusion Processing

9th Aluminium Two Thousand Congress: Focus on Extrusion Processing

$20.00

•    Author:  Joseph C. Benedyk •    Author's Company:  Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age •    Title: 9th Aluminium Two Thousand Congress: Focus on Extrusion Processing •    Volume:  Vol. 73, No. 5 •    Year:  2015 •    No. Pages: 4 •    Description: &n…

AAC Poster Competition: How Students Become Engaged in the Future of Anodizing

AAC Poster Competition: How Students Become Engaged in the Future of Anodizing

$10.00

Author: Company: Issue #: Vol. 70, No. 1 Year: 2012 Pages: 2 Summary: Article presents information about the winners of the student poster competion, which was announced at the 20th Annual International Anodizing Conference held October 2011 in Tempe, AZ. 

Academic Outreach to Advance Extrusion Industry Growth

Academic Outreach to Advance Extrusion Industry Growth

$10.00

Author: Company: Issue #: Vol.68, No.2 Year: 2010 Pages:2 Summary:This article looks at the academic outreach program, "Aluminum Extrusion - Designing to the Limits of Your Imagination," which has been designed by Craig Werner and released by the Aluminum Extruders Council to help educate students and professionals about the potential of aluminum extrusions. …

Additive Manufacturing for Extrusion Dies

Additive Manufacturing for Extrusion Dies

$22.50

•    Title:  Additive Manufacturing for Extrusion Dies •    Author:  B. Reggiani, L. Donati •    Author Company:  University of Bologna •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 3 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  4.5 •    Description:  Due to additive manufacturing (…

Additive Manufacturing of Aluminum Alloys: Augmenting or Competing with Traditional Manufacturing?

Additive Manufacturing of Aluminum Alloys: Augmenting or Competing with Traditional Manufacturing?

$25.00

•    Title:  Additive Manufacturing of Aluminum Alloys: Augmenting or Competing with Traditional Manufacturing? •    Author:  Joseph C. Benedyk •    Author Company:  Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Light Metal Age •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 1 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  5.…

Advancing U.S. Leadership in Lightweight Technology: Interview with Lawrence E. Brown, LIFT Technology

Advancing U.S. Leadership in Lightweight Technology: Interview with Lawrence E. Brown, LIFT Technology

$10.00

•    Author:  Joseph C. Benedyk •    Title:  Advancing U.S. Leadership in Lightweight Technology: Interview with Lawrence E. Brown, LIFT Technology •    Volume:  Vol. 73, No. 5 •    Year:  2015 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description:  In this interview, Lawrence E. Brown, executive director of Light…

Advanced Sorting to Create New Scrap Flows

Advanced Sorting to Create New Scrap Flows

$15.00

•    Author:  Serge Roy •    Author's Company:  Alconsult •    Title:  Advanced Sorting to Create New Scrap Flows •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 4 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  3 •    Description:  This article presents an overview of the current scrap market…

Advanced Aluminium Automotive Engineering Conference 2017

Advanced Aluminium Automotive Engineering Conference 2017

$17.50

•    Title:  Advanced Aluminium Automotive Engineering Conference 2017 •    Author:  Geoff Scamans •    Author Company:  Innoval Technology, Brunel University •    Volume:  Vol. 75, No. 6 •    Year:  2017 •    No. Pages:  3.5 •    Description:  The Alum…

Airware 2198 Backbone of the Falcon Family of SpaceX Launchers

Airware 2198 Backbone of the Falcon Family of SpaceX Launchers

$15.00

Author:Michael Niedzinski, Chris Thompson Company:Alcan Global ATI, SpaceX Issue#:Vol. 68, No. 6 Year: 2010 Pages: 3   Summary:Article looks at the use of Alcan Global Aerospace, Transportation and Industry's Airware alloy technology in the new Falcon 9 rocket developed by SpaceX. The second test launch of the Falcon 9 was successfully performed on December 8th.   …

Alcoa Completes Automotive Expansion in Tennessee

Alcoa Completes Automotive Expansion in Tennessee

$5.00

•    Title:  Alcoa Completes Automotive Expansion in Tennessee •    Volume:  Vol. 73, No. 6 •    Year:  2015 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description:  Alcoa completed the $300 million automotive aluminum sheet expansion of its Tennessee Operations in Blount County, which began customer shipments in September 2015. This article provid…

Alcan Engineered Products to Stand Alone: Technical Leadership in Automotive and Transport Sustained

Alcan Engineered Products to Stand Alone: Technical Leadership in Automotive and Transport Sustained

$15.00

Author: Company: Issue #: Vol. 68, No. 5 Year: 2010 Pages: 3   Summary: Alcan Engineered Products will be a stand alone business, with Apollo Global Management taking a 51% stake  in the company, Fonds Strategique d'Investissement (FSI) a 10% stake, and Rio Tinto retaining a 39% stake in its business units divestiture. This article briefly looks at the sale, and discusses the structure of the new company, including three of the business units (Alcan Global Aerospace, Tra…

Almag – Pushing the Limits of What Extrusions Can Do: New Press Line at 65th Anniversary

Almag – Pushing the Limits of What Extrusions Can Do: New Press Line at 65th Anniversary

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•    Title:  Almag – Pushing the Limits of What Extrusions Can Do: New Press Line at 65th Anniversary •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 2 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  2.5 •    Description:  Almag Aluminum, which is celebrating its 65th anniversary in 2018, installed a new 25 MN, 8 inch extrusion press line at its facility in …

Altogether Theme at Qatalum Inauguration Symbolizes Ties Between Norway and Qatar

Altogether Theme at Qatalum Inauguration Symbolizes Ties Between Norway and Qatar

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Title: Altogether Theme at Qatalum Inauguration Symbolizes Ties Between Norway and Qatar Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Company:Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age Issue #: Vol.68, No. 3 Year: 2010 Pages: 2 Description: The author recounts his experiences at the Qatlum Inauguration, April 2nd, in Qatar. The events included a ceremony attended by royals (Emir Sheikh Hamad of Qatar and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway) and Qatalum and Hydro executives, as well as cultural performa…

Aluminum Continues Automotive Penetration: Embracing New Reality of Real World vs Measured Emissions — GALM – Birmingham, U.K., April 2016

Aluminum Continues Automotive Penetration: Embracing New Reality of Real World vs Measured Emissions — GALM – Birmingham, U.K., April 2016

$20.00

•    Author:  Geoff Scamans •    Author's Company:  Innoval •    Title:  Aluminum Continues Automotive Penetration: Embracing New Reality of Real World vs Measured Emissions — GALM – Birmingham, U.K., April 2016 •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 3 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  4…

Aluminum Illuminates Rural Villages in India

Aluminum Illuminates Rural Villages in India

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Author: Company: Issue#: Vol. 69, No. 5 Year: 2011 Pages: 2      Summary: Over 35 million people in India, mainly in rural villages, have no access to electricity. The AAS Centre for Human Hope aims to improve the quality of life of these villagers by replacing kerosene lamps with simple solar powered electric lanterns that provide light with no running cost to villagers. The solar panels are mounted on extruded aluminum frames, and the LED lanterns use aluminum extrus…

Aluminum Extruders Council 69th Annual Meeting

Aluminum Extruders Council 69th Annual Meeting

$5.00

•    Title:  Aluminum Extruders Council 69th Annual Meeting •    Author:  Rose Eaton •    Author Company:  Light Metal Age •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 2 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description:  The 2018 Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) 69th…

Aluminum Sheet Expansions to Meet Growing Automotive Demand: Interview with Pierre Labat, Novelis

Aluminum Sheet Expansions to Meet Growing Automotive Demand: Interview with Pierre Labat, Novelis

$8.75

•    Title:  Aluminum Sheet Expansions to Meet Growing Automotive Demand: Interview with Pierre Labat, Novelis •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 5 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  1.75 •    Description:  Pierre Labat, vice president, global automotive, at Novelis, Inc., is responsible for developing the company’s global automotiv…

Aluminum Rises High on a Green Foundation at Greenbuild

Aluminum Rises High on a Green Foundation at Greenbuild

$20.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Company: Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age Issue#:Vol. 68, No. 6 Year: 2010 Pages: 4   Summary:Article reviews Greenbuild 2010, which was held November 17-19 in Chicago, IL, and was managed and organized by the U.S. Green Building Council. Greenbuild is devoted to inspiring attendees to design, build, and maintain green buildings. This review includes information on applications that use aluminum sheet and extrusion in the design of buildings.…

Aluminum ABS for Lightweighting: Recycling Critical for Future Growth

Aluminum ABS for Lightweighting: Recycling Critical for Future Growth

$25.00

  •    Author:  Geoff Scamans, Andrew Hall •    Author's Company:  Innoval Technology, Alken •    Title:  Aluminum ABS for Lightweighting: Recycling Critical for Future Growth •    Volume:  Vol. 73, No. 5 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages:  8 •    Description: As…

Aluminum Two Thousand: Analyzing the Effect of Automated Die Polishing on Extruded Aluminum Profile Quality

Aluminum Two Thousand: Analyzing the Effect of Automated Die Polishing on Extruded Aluminum Profile Quality

$10.00

•    Author:  John Stackhouse, Chandika Wickramatillake •    Author's Company:  Micro Technica Technologies,  Alumex •    Title:  Aluminum Two Thousand: Analyzing the Effect of Automated Die Polishing on Extruded Aluminum Profile Quality •    Volume:  Vol. 73, No. 5 •    Year:  2015 •    No. …

Aluminium Two Thousand: Nickel-Free Cold Sealing with High Performance for Anodized Aluminum

Aluminium Two Thousand: Nickel-Free Cold Sealing with High Performance for Anodized Aluminum

$10.00

•    Author:  Walter Dalla Barba, Fabio Vincenzi •    Author's Company:  Italtecno Srl •    Title:  Aluminium Two Thousand: Nickel-Free Cold Sealing with High Performance for Anodized Aluminum •    Volume:  Vol. 73, No. 5 •    Year:  2015 •    No. Pages:  2 •    D…

Aluminum Extrusions in Solar Power Applications

Aluminum Extrusions in Solar Power Applications

$20.00

Author: Craig Werner Company: Werner Extrusion Solutions Issue #: Vol. 68, No. 4 Year: 2010   Pages:4 Summary: Using solar systems, whether concentrated solar power or photovoltaic solar power, to cultivate energy is increasing throughout the world. This article looks at the different types of solar systems being constructed and notes the current and potential future market for aluminum extrusions in these applications.  …

Aluminum Recycling: Economic and Environmental Benefits

Aluminum Recycling: Economic and Environmental Benefits

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Authors: Subodh K. Das, John A.S. Green, J. Gilbert Kaufman Companies: Phinix, LLC; JASG Consulting; Kaufman Associates  Issue #: Vol. 68, No. 1 Year: 2010 Pages: 3   Summary: Article describes the economic and environmental benefits of aluminum recycling, as well as shredding and sorting technologies, the issues of impurities, new applications of aluminum, and how the use of aluminum in passenger vehicles may contribute to a potential negative carbon footprint for alum…

Aluminum Can Life Cycle Analysis Helps Quantify the Package's Sustainability Value: New Study Reveals Dramatic Reductions in Al Can's Environmental Footprint

Aluminum Can Life Cycle Analysis Helps Quantify the Package's Sustainability Value: New Study Reveals Dramatic Reductions in Al Can's Environmental Footprint

$20.00

Author: Marshall Jinlong Wang Company: The Aluminum Association Issue #: Vol. 68, No. 4 Year: 2010 Pages: 4 Summary:This article looks at a new life cycle assessment (LCA) of aluminum beverage cans recently completed by the Aluminum Association. The methodologies of the LCA, as well as the principles of LCA in general, are discussed. A snapshot of the results is given, as well as the study's significane for the aluminum industry. …

Aluminum Shines in Germany: Farewell Essen, Hallo Duesseldorf

Aluminum Shines in Germany: Farewell Essen, Hallo Duesseldorf

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Author: Company: Issue #: Vol. 68, No. 5 Year: 2010 Pages: 3   Summary: Article briefly summarizes the ALUMINIUM 2010 exhibition, held September 2010 in Essen, Germany, followed by a photo layout of exhibitors and attendees. The article also presents the winners of the European Aluminium Awards.…

AMAG Completes Massive Growth Plan: Increased Capacity for Automotive and Aerospace Products

AMAG Completes Massive Growth Plan: Increased Capacity for Automotive and Aerospace Products

$17.50

•    Title:  AMAG Completes Massive Growth Plan: Increased Capacity for Automotive and Aerospace Products •    Volume:  Vol. 75, No. 6 •    Year:  2017 •    No. Pages:  3.5 •    Description:  AMAG Austria Metall AG has been in a state of continuous growth for over ten years (2007-2017), investing €1 billion during that …

An Aluminum Extruded Bridge is Born: Weld-Free, Pre-Engineered, and Prefabricated

An Aluminum Extruded Bridge is Born: Weld-Free, Pre-Engineered, and Prefabricated

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•    Title:  An Aluminum Extruded Bridge is Born: Weld-Free, Pre-Engineered, and Prefabricated •    Author:  Daniel Pagé •    Author Company:  MAADI Group •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 2 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description:  Make-A-…

A New Class of Materials for Future Lightweight Vehicles:HCR-TP Sheet Metals

A New Class of Materials for Future Lightweight Vehicles:HCR-TP Sheet Metals

$25.00

 Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Company: Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age Issue#:Vol. 68, No. 6 Year: 2010 Pages: 5   Summary:Article proposes a new class of heavily cold rolled and thermally processed (HCR-TP) sheet metals as a viable low cost alternative for producing lightweight vehicles for the transportation industry.…

Anodized Aluminum Oxide Applications as Nanomembranes and Nanotemplates in Electronic Devices, Energy Conversion, Sensors, and Medicine

Anodized Aluminum Oxide Applications as Nanomembranes and Nanotemplates in Electronic Devices, Energy Conversion, Sensors, and Medicine

$25.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Company: Light Metal Age Issue#: Vol. 69, No. 5 Year: 2011 Pages: 8     Summary: The relatively new aluminum anodizing technology, primarily developed within the last decade, which depends on the porous and ordered nanostructure of anodized aluminum oxide (AAO), has evolved rapidly and found many high technology applications. This review attemps to examine some of the potential applications of AAOs as nanomembranes and nanotemplates in th…

Anodizing Quality Al Sheet Material with High Recycled Content

Anodizing Quality Al Sheet Material with High Recycled Content

$15.00

Author: Greg Courval, Jane Allin, Gail Risto, Barney Costello Company: Novelis, Inc. Issue#: Vol. 68, No. 6 Year: 2010 Pages: 3   Summary: Article looks at the new class of anodizing quality clad sheet products produced by Novelis, which contain approximately 70% post consumer recycled content material. Clad material structure, recycled content, sheet production, mechanical properties, and anodizing performance are discussed. …

Arabal 2010

Arabal 2010

$25.00

Author: Andrew Hall Company: Alken Issue#: Vol. 69, No. 1 Year: 2011 Pages: 6   Summary: Article reviews the 14th Arab International Aluminium Conference (Arabal 2010), which was held November 1-3, in Luxor, Egypt. As well as describing the plant tour of Egyptalum and cultural events that were offered to attendees, the article presents information on select papers from the sessions, covering a general overview of the aluminum industry in the world, a look at aluminum in the Middle Eas…

Arabal 2015

Arabal 2015

$25.00

•    Author:  Andrew Hall •    Author's Company:  Alken •    Title:  Arabal 2015 •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 1 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  6 •    Description:  The 19th Arab International Aluminium Conference (Arabal 2015) took place at the Dhahran …

Architectural Aluminum in the 21st Century

Architectural Aluminum in the 21st Century

$12.50

•    Title:  Architectural Aluminum in the 21st Century •    Author:  Randy Kissell, Gil Kaufman, John Weritz •    Author Company:  Trinity Consultants, Kaufman Associates, The Aluminum Association •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 3 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  2.5 •  …

Armenal Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Armenal Celebrates 10th Anniversary

$10.00

Author: Company: Issue#:Vol. 68, No. 6 Year: 2010 Pages: 1.5   Summary:Article notes the ten year anniversary of UC Rusal's Armenal plant in Yerevan, Armenia, as well as the 100,000th tonne of foil produced at the plant. Also described are modernizations that were recently completed at the plant. …

Primary Aluminum Smelters of the World/The Primary Aluminum Industry at the Turn of the Year 2004/2005

Primary Aluminum Smelters of the World/The Primary Aluminum Industry at the Turn of the Year 2004/2005

$25.00

Author: Rudolf P. Pawlek   Company: TS+C   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 1   Year: 2005   Pages: 16.5      Summary:    The author reviews the state of the global primary aluminum production industry through the beginning of 2005. Also includes a table listing the smelting capacities for primary aluminum smelters worldwide.

2004 China Aluminum Forum Conference Review

2004 China Aluminum Forum Conference Review

$25.00

Author: Dajun Chen   Company: Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 1   Year: 2005   Pages: 8      Summary:    The author reviews the 2004 China Aluminum Forum and Conference, held December 8-10, 2004, in Haikou City, Hainan, China. Details about the status of China's aluminum industry, the restructuring of the country's aluminum production industry, the environment, governmental policy, mill …

Hydro Aluminium Looks to the East with Kurri Kurri Upgrades with an Eye on Sustainability

Hydro Aluminium Looks to the East with Kurri Kurri Upgrades with an Eye on Sustainability

$10.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 1   Year: 2005   Pages: 2      Summary:    The author reviews upgrades to the Kurri Kurri aluminum smelter located in New South Wales, Australia, and operated by Hydro Aluminium. The upgrade, conducted in 2004/2005, was designed to capitalize on the growth of the Asian market.…

Modernization Efforts Will Create Full Circle Foil Production at Armenal

Modernization Efforts Will Create Full Circle Foil Production at Armenal

$10.00

Author: Anna Henry   Company: Headline Ink   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 1   Year: 2005   Pages: 2      Summary:    The author reviews the efforts to upgrade and restart the Armenal aluminum foil mill in Armenia owned by Rusal that is investing $70 million to modernize its foil production process.

Conference Shows Strong Commitment to Magnesium in China: International Conference on Magnesium _ Science, Technology, and Applications

Conference Shows Strong Commitment to Magnesium in China: International Conference on Magnesium _ Science, Technology, and Applications

$20.00

Author: Robert E. "Bob" Brown   Company: Magnesium Monthly Review   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 1   Year: 2005   Pages: 3.5      Summary:    The author reviews the 2004 International Conference on Magnesium in Beijing, China, held September 20-24, 2004.

20th Annual International Titanium Association Conference and Exhibition: Exceeding Expectation and Cautiously Optimistic

20th Annual International Titanium Association Conference and Exhibition: Exceeding Expectation and Cautiously Optimistic

$25.00

Author: Edwin H. Kraft   Company: EHKTechnologies   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 1   Year: 2005   Pages: 4.5      Summary:    The author reviews the 20th International ITA conference and meeting, held October 3-6 in New Orleans, LA. Topic areas covered include: market status and trends, supply of conventional feedstocks, innovative technologies, and emerging applications for titanium.…

The Evolution and Changing Role of Die Correction in the Production of Extrusions

The Evolution and Changing Role of Die Correction in the Production of Extrusions

$25.00

Author: Roger A.P. Fielding, V.I. (Mike) Johannes   Company: Benchmarks   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 2   Year: 2005   Pages: 8.5      Summary:    Discussion of the changing role of the die resource in the extrusion industry. Includes cost of dies, today's die shop, group technology, die design and manufacture, and die correction and design for reduced or eliminated flow.…

The St. Louis is Up and Running: Universal Alloy's 16,200-ton Press Installed on Schedule and in Production

The St. Louis is Up and Running: Universal Alloy's 16,200-ton Press Installed on Schedule and in Production

$20.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 2   Year: 2005   Pages: 3.5      Summary:    Description of Universal Alloy's new 16,200-ton press and upgrade in Canton, GA, including: conversion from water to oil hydraulics; improved automated extrusion handling, horizontal heat treat line, and stretcher; replacement of the aging/annealing ovens; and conversion from dir…

Triple M and Matalco _ A Match Made in Heaven for North American Al Extruders

Triple M and Matalco _ A Match Made in Heaven for North American Al Extruders

$10.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 2   Year: 2005   Pages: 1.5      Summary:    Triple M Metals announced plans for a state of the art remelt plant, called Matalco in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, and LMA interviewed Leon Kozierok, who is head of the new operation, to learn more about the plant.

Die Technology for Next-Generation Extrusion Shapes, Part I: Advancements in Hollow Die Design

Die Technology for Next-Generation Extrusion Shapes, Part I: Advancements in Hollow Die Design

$10.00

Author: Rick Liscomb   Company: Extrusion Tooling Solutions Group   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 2   Year: 2005   Pages: 1.5      Summary:    Part I of a series on how die technology is changing in conjunction with the advances in extrusion press technology. Topics include shear strength, hoop strength, and support tooling.

Replacing Plastics with Magnesium for Structural Automotive Components

Replacing Plastics with Magnesium for Structural Automotive Components

$25.00

Author: Thomas Ruden   Company: Lunt Manufacturing Co. Inc.   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 2   Year: 2005   Pages: 4.5      Summary:    The author discusses the structural applications for magnesium die-cast parts in the automotive industry, and presents the advantages of magnesium parts over traditional plastics.

Joining of Magnesium Components Using Al Fasteners

Joining of Magnesium Components Using Al Fasteners

$10.00

Author: Knut Westphal, Tushar Melherkar, Wolfgang Scheiding   Company: KAMAX   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 2   Year: 2005   Pages: 2      Summary:    Lightweighting demand in the automotive market encourages new methods for the development of fasteners and the design of bolted joints. The article describes the advantages of using aluminum fasteners for the joining of magnesium components.…

2005 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition Winners

2005 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition Winners

$20.00

Author:    Company: ET Foundation   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 2   Year: 2005   Pages: 4      Summary:    The winners of the 2005 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition were announced at the AL USA Conference, and the winning designs and designers are profiled.

Die Clinic Offers Top-Notch Educational Program

Die Clinic Offers Top-Notch Educational Program

$15.00

Author: David M. Asher   Company: The William L Bonnell Company   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 2   Year: 2005   Pages: 2.5      Summary:    The AEC's biannual Die Performance Improvement Clinic 2005 is profiled by the author, including descriptions of the most popular sessions.

Extrusion Productivity

Extrusion Productivity

$25.00

Author: Roger A.P. Fielding, V.I. "Mike" Johannes, P. Howard Fielding   Company: Benchmarks, The Virtual Company Inc.   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 3   Year: 2005   Pages: 8.5      Summary:    The authors discuss how to maximize extrusion productivity, minimize waste, and promote lean production through "TPS," the Toyota Production System. Understanding the factors affecting performance involves establishi…

Southeastern's 35 Years of Extrusion Tooling Excellence

Southeastern's 35 Years of Extrusion Tooling Excellence

$15.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 3   Year: 2005   Pages: 3      Summary:    The author profiles The Southeastern Group in Florence, AL, at its 35-year anniversary mark and interviews its principals, Garry Barnes and John Moody. The group consists of Southeastern Extrusion and Tool and Custom Extrusion Tooling, and also owns Dieco, Inc.…

Die Technology for Next-Generation Extrusion Shapes, Part II: Terminology Standardization and Discussion of Solid Die Design and Bearing Configurations

Die Technology for Next-Generation Extrusion Shapes, Part II: Terminology Standardization and Discussion of Solid Die Design and Bearing Configurations

$10.00

Author: Rick Liscomb   Company: Extrusion Tooling Solutions Group   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 3   Year: 2005   Pages: 2      Summary:    In Part II of the series, the author sets out to standardize the terminology for solid die design and bearing configurations, as well as to list the benefits of the main types of dies. (Part I appeared in the April 2005 LMA.)…

Creating a Sustainable Future the Hydro Way: Interview with Jon-Harald Nilsen

Creating a Sustainable Future the Hydro Way: Interview with Jon-Harald Nilsen

$10.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 3   Year: 2005   Pages: 2      Summary:    The author interviews president of Hydro Aluminum, Jon-Harald Nilsen, at the Aluminum USA show held March 7-10, 2005 in Chicago, IL. Nilsen describes the progress in Hydro's various business sectors and how it is being achieved "The Hydro Way."…

Magnesium Advances in Automotive Applications

Magnesium Advances in Automotive Applications

$15.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 3   Year: 2005   Pages: 3      Summary:    The author provides an overview of the International Magnesium Association's (IMA) 16th Annual Magnesium in Automotive Seminar held March 17, 2005 in Livonia, MI. Topics include heavy magnesium demand in automotive, magnesium die castings, semiprocessing of magnesium alloys, magnes…

State of the Art and Potential Development of Digital Extrusion Modeling

State of the Art and Potential Development of Digital Extrusion Modeling

$15.00

Author: C. Karadogan, F. Vanini, L. Tong, P. Hora   Company: Insitute of Virtual Manufacturing (ETH-Zurich)   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 3   Year: 2005   Pages: 2.5      Summary:    The authors cover presentations and developments at the State of the Art of Virtual Simulations of Extrusion Processes conference held March 10-11, 2005 in Zurich, Switzerland. Conference included results of benchmark simulations.…

Vaporization Rates for Rolling Oil Using Computer Simulation Improves Safety in Coil/Foil Annealing

Vaporization Rates for Rolling Oil Using Computer Simulation Improves Safety in Coil/Foil Annealing

$15.00

Author: David H. Johnson, Christine Logan, Richard Roberts   Company: Penn State, Seco/Warwick Corp.   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 3   Year: 2005   Pages: 2.5      Summary:    The authors demonstrate the application of modern computer simulation methods, e.g. Finite Element Analysis (FEA), to a typical furnace process, and how such methods can adjust or improve furnace processes without impacting production schedules or requi…

Indalex: Four Decades of Growth _ New Owner to Divest Extrusion Operations as Single Entity

Indalex: Four Decades of Growth _ New Owner to Divest Extrusion Operations as Single Entity

$10.00

Author: Scott Langdon   Company: Indalex   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 3   Year: 2005   Pages: 1.5      Summary:    The author provides a profile and history of Indalex Aluminum Solutions Group of Vancouver, BC.

Complete Turnkey Casting Line Installed at Asas Aluminium

Complete Turnkey Casting Line Installed at Asas Aluminium

$20.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 3   Year: 2005   Pages: 3.5      Summary:    This article presents information on the installation of a complete turnkey casting line at Asas Aluminium in Turkey, including casthouse, billet saw, charging machine, melting furnace, billet handling sytems, and SCADA system.

Vista Metals Adds to Hard Alloy Super Slab and Homogenizing Capacity Record

Vista Metals Adds to Hard Alloy Super Slab and Homogenizing Capacity Record

$10.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 3   Year: 2005   Pages: 2      Summary:    This article looks at the ways in which Vista Metals Corp. in Fontana, CA, pushed the technological limits and set new records for hard alloy casting and homogenization.

World Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review

World Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review

$25.00

Author: Rudolf P. Pawlek   Company: TS+C   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 4   Year: 2005   Pages: 7.5      Summary:    The author reviews the state of the world secondary aluminum industry between June 2004 and May 2005, organized by country and company.

Recycling Aluminum: Especially Processing Extrusion Scrap

Recycling Aluminum: Especially Processing Extrusion Scrap

$25.00

Author: Roger A.P. Fielding   Company: Benchmarks   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 4   Year: 2005   Pages: 9.5      Summary:    The author considers the design, selection, and operation of modern aluminum scrap remelt and casting systems in the context and objectives of the 2002 Aluminum Industry Vision Statement and the 2003 Aluminum Association (AA) Roadmap for Aluminum Industry Technology. The author maintains that steps can …

Metal Impact Initiates Production of Slugs to Supply Impact Extrusion Operations

Metal Impact Initiates Production of Slugs to Supply Impact Extrusion Operations

$15.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 4   Year: 2005   Pages: 2.5      Summary:    The author profiles Metal Impact Corporation of Elk Grove Village, IL, and its recent involvement in opening the Element Aluminum plant in Jackson, TN. The impact extrusion process is detailed.

Rusal Casthouse Policy Plan Emphasizes Value-Added Production

Rusal Casthouse Policy Plan Emphasizes Value-Added Production

$20.00

Author: Patrice L'Huillier, Leonid Krylov   Company: Rusal   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 4   Year: 2005   Pages: 3.5      Summary:    The authors provide an outline of Rusal's smelters, equipment, and casthouse technology; current productivity; and future goals in the areas of modernization, customer satisfaction, and secondary alloys.…

New Jewel in the Crown Operation: Crown Extrusion Shifts Production to 4,000-Ton Cometal Press

New Jewel in the Crown Operation: Crown Extrusion Shifts Production to 4,000-Ton Cometal Press

$10.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 4   Year: 2005   Pages: 2      Summary:    The author provides a profile of Crown Extrusions, Inc. based in Chaska, MN, and delineates their recent acquisition of a 4,000 ton Cometal press and handling equipment.

Top 10 Worst Extrusion Practices (And How They Can be Avoided)

Top 10 Worst Extrusion Practices (And How They Can be Avoided)

$10.00

Author: Paul Robbins   Company: Castool   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 4   Year: 2005   Pages: 2      Summary:    The author points out some common and avoidable problems in the extrusion production system between the billet and the die, and includes a guide to key temperatures.

Air Products Open House Showcases Innovations in Light Metals Processing

Air Products Open House Showcases Innovations in Light Metals Processing

$25.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company:    Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 4   Year: 2005   Pages: 5.5      Summary:    The author attended a plant tour and tech expo held June 7, 2005 by Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. at its Oak Creek, WI, plant during which they explain how they make industrial gases out of air as well as some of their innovative metals processing technologies that impact the light metals industry. These include…

Industry Interview: Evolution of Rotary Melting Furnaces, Patented SuperMelt

Industry Interview: Evolution of Rotary Melting Furnaces, Patented SuperMelt

$10.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 4   Year: 2005   Pages: 2      Summary:    Ed Mansell is interviewed about his patented SuperMelt rotary furnace and about the history of rotary furnaces in general.

Composite Extrusion of Aluminum Matrix Specimens Reinforced with Continuous Ceramic Fibers

Composite Extrusion of Aluminum Matrix Specimens Reinforced with Continuous Ceramic Fibers

$20.00

Author: K.A. Weidenmann, M. Schomaeker, E. Kerscher, D. Lohe, M. Kleiner   Company: University of Karlsruhe, University of Dortmund   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 5   Year: 2005   Pages: 4      Summary:    The authors present first advances in the production of composite extrusions reinforced with continuous carbon and alumina fibers, as well as the results of their metallographic investigations using light and electron beam m…

SR and Hybrid Route Al Smelting Reduces Energy Consumption, Provides Environmental Benefits

SR and Hybrid Route Al Smelting Reduces Energy Consumption, Provides Environmental Benefits

$10.00

Author: Suhrid Kumar Roy   Company:    Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 5   Year: 2005   Pages: 2      Summary:    This paper offers one non-eletrolytic modified route (SR process) and one hybrid variant of the electrolytic route (split-hybrid) for aluminum smelting, which can reduce specific energy consumption and other operating costs.

A New Technology for Magnesium Sheet Production

A New Technology for Magnesium Sheet Production

$20.00

Author: Bernhard Engl  Company: MgF Magnesium Flachprodukte GmbH  Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 5  Year: 2005  Pages: 3.5    Summary:   The article describes how magnesium has been added to the materials expertise on offer from ThyssenKrupp Stahl AG in Germany, and its plans of making flat magnesium strip and sheet products at competitive prices with the aid of casting-rolling technology developed in conjunction with the Technical Uni…

Titanium Components Help Boost Performance of New Lightweight 155mm Howitzer

Titanium Components Help Boost Performance of New Lightweight 155mm Howitzer

$15.00

Author: Frank Hoerster, Jeffrey Boulet   Company: BAE Systems - Land Systems, Alcoa Investment Cast and Forged Products   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 5   Year: 2005   Pages: 3      Summary:    The article outlines the many advantages of the use of titanium alloy castings in the new M777 Lightweight Towed Howitzer.

Customer-Centric Strategy Transforms This Old Casthouse

Customer-Centric Strategy Transforms This Old Casthouse

$10.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 5   Year: 2005   Pages: 2      Summary:    The article provides a history of Breyer Casting Technologies, Inc. of Brampton, Ontario, Canada, including Graham Thayer's and Gary Brent's acquisition of the casthouse, the technology used, and their current focus on customer service.

SAE Celebrates 100th Anniversary at SAE 2005: Recent Advancements in Automotive Light Metals. Part I: Corvette Z06

SAE Celebrates 100th Anniversary at SAE 2005: Recent Advancements in Automotive Light Metals. Part I: Corvette Z06

$15.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 5   Year: 2005   Pages: 2.5      Summary:    The author provides a brief history of SAE and then describes the presentations made at the SAE 2005 World Congress (SAE 2005) on the use of light metals in the 2006 Corvette Z06.

SAE Celebrates 100th Anniversary at SAE 2005: Recent Advancements in Automotive Light Metals. Part II: Magnesium Developments

SAE Celebrates 100th Anniversary at SAE 2005: Recent Advancements in Automotive Light Metals. Part II: Magnesium Developments

$25.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 5   Year: 2005   Pages: 6.5      Summary:    The author describes how rising interest in automotive magnesium was evident at the SAE 2005 World Congress (SAE 2005), and highlights the findings of some of the many magnesium papers presented at the congress.…

The Magnesium Automotive Group's Progress, Interview: Earle Canavan

The Magnesium Automotive Group's Progress, Interview: Earle Canavan

$10.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 5   Year: 2005   Pages: 2      Summary:    This is an interview with Earle Canavan, president of the Magnesium Automotive Group, regarding progress made towards his goal of building the all-magnesium Kaiser Darrin car.

62nd Annual World Magnesium Conference

62nd Annual World Magnesium Conference

$25.00

Author: Robert E. "Bob" Brown   Company: Magnesium Monthly Review   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 5   Year: 2005   Pages: 8      Summary:    The author reports on the 62nd Annual World Magnesium Conference in Berlin, Germany, May 22-24, 2005. In addition to providing selections and highlights from a number of the papers presented at the conference and describing some of the awards presented, he also provides a brief h…

Twin Roll Rheocasting of Aluminum Alloys

Twin Roll Rheocasting of Aluminum Alloys

$20.00

Author: Geoff Scamans, Zhongyun Fan   Company: Innoval Technology Limited, Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 6   Year: 2005   Pages: 4      Summary:    The authors present an overview of high shear rheocasting of aluminum alloys and introduce and discuss the potential of the twin roll rheocasting (TRRC) process, particularly for automotive applications.…

Production of Aluminum Forging Stock by the Continuous Casting and Rolling Process: Progress and Development

Production of Aluminum Forging Stock by the Continuous Casting and Rolling Process: Progress and Development

$15.00

Author: Nobuo Asaumi   Company: Almine Co., Ltd.   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 6   Year: 2005   Pages: 3      Summary:    The author presents a continuous casting and rolling process developed by Almine Co., Ltd. that is effective in inhibiting alloy segregation and ensures homogenized grain refinement. This new process also creates a lead-free, environmentally friendly aluminum alloy.…

Evaluation of Light Gauge Aluminum Scrap Remelting After Consolidation via the Extrusion Process

Evaluation of Light Gauge Aluminum Scrap Remelting After Consolidation via the Extrusion Process

$15.00

Author: William H. Van Geertruyden, Clifford A. Prescott, Wojciech Z. Misiolek, Ray Peterson   Company: EMV Technologies, LLC; Instutute for Metal Forming, Lehigh University; Aleris International   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 6   Year: 2005   Pages: 3      Summary:    The authors acknowledge inefficient processing methods for remelting light gauge aluminum scrap, and present the results of their experiments regarding a new pr…

Towards the Creation of a New Generation of TRC Thin Gauge Casters: A Technical Proposal

Towards the Creation of a New Generation of TRC Thin Gauge Casters: A Technical Proposal

$25.00

Author: David T.W. Pun   Company: Meyer Aluminium Co. Ltd.   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 6   Year: 2005   Pages: 5      Summary:    The present status of and problems encountered in the development of the thin gauge twin roll caster (TRC) are discussed in detail. A novel technical scheme based on the principle of differential speed rolling (cross shear rolling) is proposed to convert TRCs of conventional design to one capable…

SAE Celebrates 100th Anniversary at SAE 2005: Recent Advancements in Automotive Light Metals. Part III: Aluminum Developments

SAE Celebrates 100th Anniversary at SAE 2005: Recent Advancements in Automotive Light Metals. Part III: Aluminum Developments

$25.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 6   Year: 2005   Pages: 6.5      Summary:    The author highlights some of the presentations made on cast and wrought aluminum innovations and applications at the SAE 2005 World Congress (SAE 2005), specifically looking at developments in automotive applications.…

Advances in Profile Control in Hot Rolling

Advances in Profile Control in Hot Rolling

$10.00

Author: Glen Wallace   Company: IAS   Issue #: Vol. 63, No. 6   Year: 2005   Pages: 2      Summary:    The author discusses recent innovations in instrumentation, actuation, and automation within hot mill facilities aimed at improving thickness profile control, and opines that the benefits to strip quality and stability of hot mill and downstream operations from these innovations are considerable, and can be achieved wi…

Primary Aluminum Smelters of the World/The Primary Aluminum Industry at the Turn of the Year 2005-2006

Primary Aluminum Smelters of the World/The Primary Aluminum Industry at the Turn of the Year 2005-2006

$25.00

Author: Rudolf P. Pawlek   Company: TS+C   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 1   Year: 2006   Pages: 14.5      Summary:    This article consists of an overview of the year's news in the primary aluminum industry organized by company and by region of the world. Also includes a table listing the smelting capacities for primary aluminum smelters worldwide.…

Phase II Makes Alouette the Largest Primary Aluminum Producer in the Americas

Phase II Makes Alouette the Largest Primary Aluminum Producer in the Americas

$20.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 1   Year: 2006   Pages: 3.5      Summary:    The author presents a history of Aluminerie Alouette Inc.'s Phase I and Phase II smelter projects, with a focus on the recently completed Phase II. Completed in July 2005, it increased capacity to 550,000 tpy. Phase II included a new anode plant, casthouse, and the addition of 33…

Interview with Joe Lombard: Leading Alouette's Success

Interview with Joe Lombard: Leading Alouette's Success

$10.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 1   Year: 2006   Pages: 2      Summary:    The author interviews Joe Lombard, current president and ceo of Alouette, about the company's Phase II smelter expansion _ its particular innovations, challenges, and technology.

9th Aluminium Cast House Technology Conference

9th Aluminium Cast House Technology Conference

$25.00

Author: Barbara Rinderer, John F. Grandfield   Company: Comalco Research & Technical Support, CAST Cooperative Research Centre (CRC)   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 1   Year: 2006   Pages: 4.5      Summary:    The authors review the 9th Aluminium Cast House Technology Conference and present an overview of many of the papers presented at the conference. Subject areas covered include: Industry Trends & Profiles, Safety &a…

Secat Meets the Aluminum Research Challenge

Secat Meets the Aluminum Research Challenge

$15.00

Author: Anna Henry   Company: Headline Ink   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 1   Year: 2006   Pages: 2.5      Summary:    The author provides an overview of the research organization Secat, located in Lexington, KY. Secat's history, research models, philosophy regarding aluminum recycling, and industry vision are discussed. Also included are some examples of the organization's completed collaborative projects.…

Chinese Aluminum Industry: Current Status and Future Outlook _ 2005 China Aluminum Forum Conference Review

Chinese Aluminum Industry: Current Status and Future Outlook _ 2005 China Aluminum Forum Conference Review

$25.00

Author: Dajun Chen   Company: Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 1   Year: 2006   Pages: 7.5      Summary:    The author presents a very thorough analysis of the current status and future outlook of the Chinese aluminum industry, as it was presented at the 2005 China Aluminum Forum from December 7-10, in Kunming. Factoring in energy avaliability and consumption, as well as alumina supply, China'…

MAGNESIUM _ Broad Horizons Conference: The Developing Russian Magnesium Industry

MAGNESIUM _ Broad Horizons Conference: The Developing Russian Magnesium Industry

$25.00

Author: Robert E. "Bob" Brown   Company: Magnesium Monthly Review   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 1   Year: 2006   Pages: 5      Summary:    The author reviews the first Russian international conference and exhibition titled "MAGNESIUM _ Broad Horizons," held in late 2005, and presents an overview of many of the papers presented at the conference.…

21st Annual International Titanium Association Conference and Exhibition

21st Annual International Titanium Association Conference and Exhibition

$25.00

Author: Edwin Kraft   Company: EHKTechnologies   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 1   Year: 2006   Pages: 4.5      Summary:    The author reviews the 2005 International Titanium Association (ITA) conference and exhibition in Scottsdale, AZ. Areas covered in Kraft's article include market status and trends, supply and demand, commercial aerospace and military markets, industrial markets, developing new titanium technologies, an…

Kam Kiu Aluminium Group: Largest Global Exporter of Aluminum Extrusions in China

Kam Kiu Aluminium Group: Largest Global Exporter of Aluminum Extrusions in China

$25.00

Author: Dajun Chen, Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 2   Year: 2006   Pages: 7      Summary:    The authors, who visited Kam Kiu Aluminium Extrusion Co. in early 2006, provide an extensive overview of the history, current operations, and future prospects of Kam Kiu Aluminium Group, headquartered in Hong Kong. Kam Kiu Aluminium Extrusion Co. is located in Taishan, Guan…

Leveraging Computer Technology to Improve the Extrusion Process

Leveraging Computer Technology to Improve the Extrusion Process

$25.00

Author: Jim Foy, Kevin Rahe, Ron Shulman, Mahender Reddy   Company: Foy Inc., KRAHE InfoSystems, pVelocity, Altair Engineering   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 2   Year: 2006   Pages: 6      Summary:    Four different authors from four companies give examples of how computer technology/software can be used to improve aluminum extrusion. Issues from customer service to profit optimization to reducing die trials are addressed.…

The Influence of Die Design on the Performance of Extruded Profiles for Automotive Applications

The Influence of Die Design on the Performance of Extruded Profiles for Automotive Applications

$25.00

Author: L. Donati, S. Andreoli   Company: Compes SpA, University of Bologna   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 2   Year: 2006   Pages: 4.5      Summary:    The authors explore how the production cycle of extrusions can be optimized with proper die design and construction. They explore tools that aid die design, such as finite element method (FEM) simulation, particularly as applied to the case of hollow automotive profiles.…

SAE Celebrates 100th Anniversary at SAE 2005: Recent Advancements in Automotive Light Metals. Part IV: Friction Stir Welding and Spot Friction Stir Welding of Aluminum

SAE Celebrates 100th Anniversary at SAE 2005: Recent Advancements in Automotive Light Metals. Part IV: Friction Stir Welding and Spot Friction Stir Welding of Aluminum

$25.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 2   Year: 2006   Pages: 7      Summary:    The fourth installment of a four-part series (Parts I-III published in October and December 2005). This article provides an overview of the main ideas of papers that were presented at the SAE 2005 conference on the subject of traditional welding, friction stir welding (FSW), friction s…

2006 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition Displays Student Innovation

2006 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition Displays Student Innovation

$15.00

Author:    Company: ET Foundation   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 2   Year: 2006   Pages: 2.5      Summary:    The article describes prize-winning entries in the 2006 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition, sponsored by the Extrusion Technology for Aluminum Profiles Foundation (ET Foundation).

Asia Aluminum's Growth Includes Key Alliances and Investment Strategy

Asia Aluminum's Growth Includes Key Alliances and Investment Strategy

$10.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 2   Year: 2006   Pages: 2      Summary:    The article provides an overview of the facilities, products, and operations of Asia Aluminum Holdings Limited, which is expanding its extrusion operations in Nanhai to Zhaoqing, China. Also described is Asia Aluminum's partnership with Indalex, which has a 25% interest in Asia Aluminum.…

Keep Aluminum Windows Campaign Update

Keep Aluminum Windows Campaign Update

$15.00

Author: Greg Patzer   Company: Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC)   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 2   Year: 2006   Pages: 2.5      Summary:    The author, who is director of Government Relations at the AEC, reports on the scope and evolution of the AEC's "Keep Aluminum Windows" (KAW) campaign over the last few years. The material campaign seeks to keep aluminum windows as a viable and preferred component within the …

Canadian Universities and Industry Join Forces to Advance Al and Mg for Automotive Applications

Canadian Universities and Industry Join Forces to Advance Al and Mg for Automotive Applications

$10.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 2   Year: 2006   Pages: 1.5      Summary:    The article provides a brief overview of several of the current light metal projects of The AUTO21 Network of Centres of Excellence, which is a Canadian automotive research and development program that facilitates research partnerships between the academic and private sectors.…

Extrusion Press Technology Evolves Through Equipment Supplier Consolidation

Extrusion Press Technology Evolves Through Equipment Supplier Consolidation

$10.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 2   Year: 2006   Pages: 1.5      Summary:    The article reviews the recently announced acquisition of Loewy Machinery by Butech in Salem, OH. It describes the process of re-engineering older presses and/or press components, and points out that old Loewy presses can benefit from Butech's modern engineering technology and manufacturing facility.…

Industry Interview: Brian Sherman, Meraq: Navigating the Buy/Sell Landscape in a Consolidating Extrusion Industry

Industry Interview: Brian Sherman, Meraq: Navigating the Buy/Sell Landscape in a Consolidating Extrusion Industry

$5.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 2   Year: 2006   Pages: 1      Summary:    An interview with Brian Sherman of Meracq, who explains what Meracq is, the divestiture process in the sale of an aluminum business, the current state of affairs in North American extrusion operations, and some concerns that small-to-mid-size extruders may have when contemplating selling or reorganizing their businesses.…

The Chinese Aluminum Extrusion Industry, Part I: History, Growth, and Current Status Including Technology and Equipment

The Chinese Aluminum Extrusion Industry, Part I: History, Growth, and Current Status Including Technology and Equipment

$25.00

Author: Wang Zitao   Company: Guangdong Nonferrous Metals Society Processing Academic Committee   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 3   Year: 2006   Pages: 6.5      Summary:    The article provides an overview of the aluminum extrusion industry in China, presents the development and current status of the industry and details forms of technology and equipment used (both formerly and currently).…

First Successful Vertical Powder Coating Line Running Smoothly at Extruders, Inc.

First Successful Vertical Powder Coating Line Running Smoothly at Extruders, Inc.

$20.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 3   Year: 2006   Pages: 3.5      Summary:    The author provides a history of Extruders, Inc. in Wylie, TX, and its vertical powder coating line (designed and built by Trevisan Cometal S.p.A.). Also included is a comparison of wet vs. powder paint lines.…

Aluminum Extrusion Finishing in the U.S.

Aluminum Extrusion Finishing in the U.S.

$25.00

Author: Calvin L. Wilson, Scott Bogut, Marty Tellkamp, Jim Lawley   Company: Belco Industries, Inc.; Tellkamp Systems; Nordson   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 3   Year: 2006   Pages: 4.5      Summary:    This is a series of short articles by four different authors, entitled "Chronological History of Extrusion Coating Lines," "Thermal Oxidizers are Key to Emission Control in Coating Operations," "Evolvin…

Designing Aluminum Alloys for a Recycle-Friendly World

Designing Aluminum Alloys for a Recycle-Friendly World

$20.00

Author: Subodh K. Das   Company: Secat, Inc.   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 3   Year: 2006   Pages: 4      Summary:    The author focuses primarily on alloy design for optimizing the reuse of recycled metal. Some specific approaches to alloy design for recycling are put forth, and some specific compositions for evaluation are proposed. Options for moving forward to further capitalize on the advantage of aluminum recycling are …

Development of Pre-Weighed 100% Element Hardeners for Aluminum Alloys

Development of Pre-Weighed 100% Element Hardeners for Aluminum Alloys

$15.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 3   Year: 2006   Pages: 3      Summary:    The author discusses pre-weighed 100% hardeners, pioneered by Master Alloys Co. (MAC) of Wabash, IN. Differences between binary and 100% MAC hardeners are examined and the dissolution and recovery of alloying elements in liquid aluminum is discussed.…

Solar Lite & Power: Hydro Supplies Aluminum for Landmark Energy Project

Solar Lite & Power: Hydro Supplies Aluminum for Landmark Energy Project

$10.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 3   Year: 2006   Pages: 2      Summary:    This article describes the "Nevada Solar One" solar thermal electric power generation plant currently under development in Nevada. Hydro Aluminum, Solargenix Energy, and Gossamer Space Frames are all involved in the project, featuring solar trough collectors with an aluminum support frame design.…

New Mg Alloy with Improved Electroplating Characteristics

New Mg Alloy with Improved Electroplating Characteristics

$10.00

Author: Trevor Abbott, Gordon Dunlop, Thomas Sweder, Scott Wojciechowski   Company: Advanced Magnesium Technologies, MacDermid Industrial Solutions   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 3   Year: 2006   Pages: 2      Summary:    This article presents the characteristics and uses of AM-lite, a new magnesium die casting alloy for decorative applications that offers technical and economic advantages over zinc, aluminum, and magnesium AZ…

Safety and Safeguarding in Al Extrusion Facilities: Review of ANSI B11.17 Standard

Safety and Safeguarding in Al Extrusion Facilities: Review of ANSI B11.17 Standard

$10.00

Author: Mitch Gillispie   Company:    Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 3   Year: 2006   Pages: 1.5      Summary:    The author explains the significance of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)'s recent rewriting of the B11.17 document "Safety Requirements for Horizontal Hydraulic Extrusion Presses."

World Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review

World Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review

$25.00

Author: Rudolf P. Pawlek   Company: TS+C   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 4   Year: 2006   Pages: 10      Summary:    The author reviews the state of the world secondary aluminum industry between June 2005 and June 2006.

With MATALCO, Triple M Metal Defines the Paradigm in Al Recycling

With MATALCO, Triple M Metal Defines the Paradigm in Al Recycling

$10.00

Author: Roger A.P. Fielding   Company: Benchmarks   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 4   Year: 2006   Pages: 2      Summary:    The author reports on the June 2006 grand opening of the MATALCO extrusion scrap recycling facility in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, adjacent to the new Triple M Metal aluminum scrap storage and preparation building. Details are provided on Triple M's history, MATALCO's operations, and billet product…

The Chinese Aluminum Extrusion Industry, Part II: Technology, Products, and Applications

The Chinese Aluminum Extrusion Industry, Part II: Technology, Products, and Applications

$20.00

Author: Wang Zitao   Company: Guangdong Nonferrous Metals Society Processing Academic Committee   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 4   Year: 2006   Pages: 4      Summary:    Part II in a two-article series on the Chinese aluminum extrusion industry, focusing on transportation, the building and construction industry, and equipment manufacturing. At the end, the author provides some insight into the future of China's aluminum ex…

Recyclable Aluminum Rolled Products: Building Blocks for a Sustainable World

Recyclable Aluminum Rolled Products: Building Blocks for a Sustainable World

$25.00

Author: John Green, Michael Skillingberg   Company: JASG Consulting, The Aluminum Association   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 4   Year: 2006   Pages: 6      Summary:    The authors explain how and why recycled aluminum is a key component in domestic metal supply and rolled aluminum products. The authors also focus on can recycling, automotive recycling, recycling in building and construction, and foil recycling.…

Report from the Second Extruders Congress of the European Aluminium Association

Report from the Second Extruders Congress of the European Aluminium Association

$10.00

Author: Gregory T. Rajsky   Company: Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC)   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 4   Year: 2006   Pages: 2      Summary:    The author reports on the Second Extruders Congress of the European Aluminium Association, held May 16-17, 2006 in Montichiari (Brescia), Italy. The author names some of the speakers at the congress and the papers they presented.…

Novelis Fusion Process: Breakthrough in the Simultaneous DC Casting of Multiple Aluminum Alloy Layers for Rolling Ingot

Novelis Fusion Process: Breakthrough in the Simultaneous DC Casting of Multiple Aluminum Alloy Layers for Rolling Ingot

$15.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Illinois Institute of technology   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 4   Year: 2006   Pages: 3      Summary:    The author presents Novelis's new ingot casting process, Novelis Fusion, which simultaneously casts single or double alloy layers into a single aluminum rolling ingot for production of various types of multiple alloy or clad sheet products.…

Development and Potential for the Fusion Process: Interview with Mike Thomas

Development and Potential for the Fusion Process: Interview with Mike Thomas

$5.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 4   Year: 2006   Pages: 1      Summary:    An interview with Mike Thomas, director of research and development at Novelis, on Novelis's new Fusion process.

Rusal Upgrades Soderberg Potrooms to Minimize Emissions and Increase Productivity

Rusal Upgrades Soderberg Potrooms to Minimize Emissions and Increase Productivity

$15.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 4   Year: 2006   Pages: 2.5      Summary:    The author describes the modernization/conversion programs underway at Rusal's Bratsk, Krasnoyarsk, and Novokuznetsk smelters, in which they are converting the potrooms with conventional vertical Soderberg cells to using more environmentally-friendly dry anode technology.…

10th International Conference on Aluminum Alloys, Part I: Grain Refining and DC Casting

10th International Conference on Aluminum Alloys, Part I: Grain Refining and DC Casting

$15.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 4   Year: 2006   Pages: 3      Summary:    The first in a series of three articles on the 10th International Conference on Aluminum Alloys, held July 9-13, 2006 in Vancouver, Canada, this article focuses on developments and findings in the areas of grain refining and DC casting.…

FREE - TMS 2006 Annual Meeting and Exhibition

FREE - TMS 2006 Annual Meeting and Exhibition

$0.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 4   Year: 2006   Pages: 2      Summary:    A brief description of the TMS 2006 Annual Meeting and Exhibition is given, followed by photos of various exhibitors and attendees.

Fatigue Properties of AA6061 and AA7075 Extruded Rod after Retrogression Heat Treatment and Thermo-Mechanical Treatment

Fatigue Properties of AA6061 and AA7075 Extruded Rod after Retrogression Heat Treatment and Thermo-Mechanical Treatment

$15.00

Author: Xaver Neumeyer, Dajun Chen, Sheldon Mostovoy, and Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 5   Year: 2006   Pages: 3      Summary:    The authors investigate the application of RHT to as-received 6061-T6 and 7075-T6 rod materials, thermo-mechanical treatment (TMT) processing, fatigue properties of materials that received RHT/TMT processing, and the ability of RHT/TMT …

Project Management in Extrusion and Recycling of Aluminum

Project Management in Extrusion and Recycling of Aluminum

$25.00

Author: Roger A.P. Fielding   Company: Benchmarks   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 5   Year: 2006   Pages: 7.5      Summary:    The author describes what must be done to ensure that capital projects are completed within budget, on time, and deliver what is intended of them. Examples taken from the aluminum extrusion industry, manufacturing, the construction industry, and related research and development articles are used to illu…

Innovative Technology Infuses Metal Components with a New Aura

Innovative Technology Infuses Metal Components with a New Aura

$15.00

Author: Robert A. Pyles   Company: Bayer MaterialScience LLC   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 5   Year: 2006   Pages: 2.5      Summary:    The author describes Aura Color Infusion Technology, initially developed to infuse plastic parts with color, and now expanding into custom color metal (including aluminum) substrates.

Stroh Die Casting: Beginning Another Century of Success

Stroh Die Casting: Beginning Another Century of Success

$10.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 5   Year: 2006   Pages: 2      Summary:    The article provides an overview of the history of family-owned Stroh Die Casting, headquartered in Milwaukee, WI. Along with its second facility in Mauston, WI, 80% of Stroh's operation is dedicated to aluminum.

The Effects of High-Temperature Treatments on the Stress Corrosion Resistance of 7175 Aluminum Alloys

The Effects of High-Temperature Treatments on the Stress Corrosion Resistance of 7175 Aluminum Alloys

$10.00

Author: Gao-yong Lin, Zhen-feng Zhang, Jia Zhou, Da-Shu Peng   Company: Central South University (China)   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 5   Year: 2006   Pages: 2      Summary:    The effects of a kind of special high-temperature treatment (HTT) on the stress corrosion resistance of 7175 aluminum alloy forgings are studied, and its mechanism is attempted to be explained.…

The Race is on for Commercialization of Ti Powder

The Race is on for Commercialization of Ti Powder

$20.00

Author: Michael Trzcinski   Company:    Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 5   Year: 2006   Pages: 3.5      Summary:    The author describes the current renewed interest in titanium powder metallurgy (p/m titanium). Classification of powders, major powder suppliers and fabricators, and their latest processing technologies and methodologies are examined.…

Alcoa Howmet Develops Ti Investment Castings for Advanced Aerospace Applications

Alcoa Howmet Develops Ti Investment Castings for Advanced Aerospace Applications

$10.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 5   Year: 2006   Pages: 2      Summary:    This article describes the benefits of using investment cast titanium and the U.S. military's interest in using it in a broad range of components.

U.S. Council for Automotive Research _ Automotive Metals Division 2006 Update: Automotive Casting and Powder Metallurgy Projects

U.S. Council for Automotive Research _ Automotive Metals Division 2006 Update: Automotive Casting and Powder Metallurgy Projects

$10.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 5   Year: 2006   Pages: 1.5      Summary:    The author reports on the annual review of the Automotive Metals Division (AMD) casting and powder metallurgy projects conducted as part of the U.S. Automotive Materials Partnership (USAMP), held in late September 2006. The project reviews presented at the conference dealt with cast …

10th International Conference on Aluminum Alloys, Part II: Aluminum Alloy Castings for Automotive Applications

10th International Conference on Aluminum Alloys, Part II: Aluminum Alloy Castings for Automotive Applications

$25.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 5   Year: 2006   Pages: 5      Summary:    The second in a series of three articles on the 10th International Conference on Aluminum Alloys, held July 9-13, 2006 in Vancouver, Canada, this article focuses on automotive applications of light alloys dealing with the innovations made by researchers in the shape casting of aluminum…

Kaiser Aluminum's Resurgence _ Commanding Aerospace Leadership

Kaiser Aluminum's Resurgence _ Commanding Aerospace Leadership

$20.00

Author: Edwin Kraft   Company: EHKTechnologies   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 6   Year: 2006   Pages: 4      Summary:    The author describes Kaiser Aluminum's successes after emergence from bankruptcy in July 2006, including a multi-year contract with Eclipse Aviation to be their primary supplier of aluminum plate and sheet products starting in 2007. A brief history of Kaiser's Trentwood, WA, plant is also included.…

Rolling Mill Vibration and its Impact on Productivity and Product Quality

Rolling Mill Vibration and its Impact on Productivity and Product Quality

$15.00

Author: Tom Farley   Company: Innoval Technology Ltd.   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 6   Year: 2006   Pages: 3      Summary:    This article describes the common types of mill vibration that can be experienced during the rolling of aluminum (and steel). Two problems are highlighted: third octave gauge chatter and fifth octave chatter.

10th International Conference on Aluminum Alloys, Part III: Aluminum Alloy Sheet for Automotive Applications

10th International Conference on Aluminum Alloys, Part III: Aluminum Alloy Sheet for Automotive Applications

$25.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Illiniois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 6   Year: 2006   Pages: 4.5      Summary:    The third in a series of three articles on the 10th International Conference on Aluminum Alloys (ICAA10) held July 9-13, 2006 in Vancouver, Canada. This article focuses on some of the ICAA10 presentations on aluminum alloy sheet for automotive structural and body panel applications,…

Wagstaff's 60 Years

Wagstaff's 60 Years

$10.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 6   Year: 2006   Pages: 2      Summary:    A description of Wagstaff's 60-year history, becoming the leader in direct chill aluminum casting and an interview with company president, Bill Wagstaff.

28th International Rolling Technology Course

28th International Rolling Technology Course

$10.00

Author: Edwin H. Kraft   Company: EHKTechnologies   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 6   Year: 2006   Pages: 2      Summary:    The author summarizes the purpose of and activities at the 28th International Rolling Technology Course, held October 1-6, 2006 in San Francisco and put on by Industrial Automation Services (IAS) Pty. Ltd. of both Teralba, NSW, Australia and Aliquippa, PA, U.S.…

Dioxin and Furan Abatement in the Al Industry

Dioxin and Furan Abatement in the Al Industry

$10.00

Author: Arndt Hellwig   Company: Dantherm Filtration   Issue #: Vol. 64, No. 6   Year: 2006   Pages: 2      Summary:    The author discusses dioxins and furans, a group of chemical compounds that are an unwanted byproduct of combustion from both natural sources and industrial processes. In aluminum semi-fabrication facilities, dioxins and furans are mainly formed in the off gas downstream from an aluminum furnace. The a…

Primary Aluminum Smelters of the World/Primary Aluminum Industry Activities in 2006

Primary Aluminum Smelters of the World/Primary Aluminum Industry Activities in 2006

$25.00

Author: Rudolf P. Pawlek   Company: TS+C   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 1   Year: 2007   Pages: 14.5      Summary:    This article consists of an overview of the year's news in the primary aluminum industry by company. The story is organized by region of the world. A table outlines smelters' nameplate and shutdown capacities for 2006.…

Aluminum Industry Upgrade Set in Motion by New Wave of High Amperage Prebakes

Aluminum Industry Upgrade Set in Motion by New Wave of High Amperage Prebakes

$15.00

Author: Alton Tabereaux   Company:    Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 1   Year: 2007   Pages: 3      Summary:    The author discusses the latest developments in high-amperage prebake cells, their benefits, and the challenges for their design and operation.

Sustainable Development of China's Al Industry _ 2006 Sees Sharp Increase in Alumina Production

Sustainable Development of China's Al Industry _ 2006 Sees Sharp Increase in Alumina Production

$25.00

Author: Dajun Chen   Company: Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 1   Year: 2007   Pages: 7.5      Summary:    The author discusses the information presented at the 2006 China Aluminum Forum in Nanning, China, December 4-7, 2006, with specific comments on the past, present, and future of the industry. Also included is commentary on bauxite mining, importing/exporting, and a conference field trip to …

Isothermal Melting Process Offers 70% Energy Savings

Isothermal Melting Process Offers 70% Energy Savings

$10.00

Author: Elwin Rooy   Company:    Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 1   Year: 2007   Pages: 2      Summary:    The author describes the efficiencies of the isothermal melting process (ITM) as an alternative to existing aluminum melting processes. It is suggested that ITM has the potential to revolutionize how industry-wide molten metal requirements are met. ITM can provide new levels of performance and an entirely new landscape for …

The Aluminium Valley

The Aluminium Valley

$20.00

Author: Claude Caya   Company: The Aluminium Valley Society   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 1   Year: 2007   Pages: 3.5      Summary:    This article provides an overview of the "Aluminium Valley" in the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region of Quebec, Canada, and the Aluminium Valley in Business 2007 conference that was held there January 24-25, 2007.…

Primary Aluminum Forecast: Smelter Growth, Capacity, and Technology Trends

Primary Aluminum Forecast: Smelter Growth, Capacity, and Technology Trends

$10.00

Author: Andre Teissier du Cros   Company: Gean Overseas   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 1   Year: 2007   Pages: 2      Summary:    The author outlines the various specific ways in which he believes the international aluminum industry will expand and change over the next ten years or so.

22nd Annual ITA Conference and Exhibition: Outlook is for Sustained Global Market Expansion

22nd Annual ITA Conference and Exhibition: Outlook is for Sustained Global Market Expansion

$15.00

Author: Edwin H. Kraft   Company: EHKTechnologies   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 1   Year: 2007   Pages: 3      Summary:    The author provides an overview of topics covered at the 22nd Annual ITA Conference and Exhibition, held October 1-3, 2006 in San Diego, CA. Subsections of the article include market status and trends, the commercial aerospace market, industrial markets, the military market, medical/dental/emerging market…

The Use of Si3N4 SiC Refractory Shapes by Reverse Reaction Sintering in Al Reduction Cells

The Use of Si3N4 SiC Refractory Shapes by Reverse Reaction Sintering in Al Reduction Cells

$10.00

Author: Jialin Sun, Wendong Xu, Hongpeng Hong, Yanrou Hong   Company: Beijing University of Sciences and Technologies   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 1   Year: 2007   Pages: 2      Summary:    This paper introduces the theoretical basis of reverse reaction sintering Si3N4 bonded SiC composites and compares the physical and mechanical properties and cryolite resistance between the Si3N4 bonded SiC composites made by this new rev…

Magnesium Industry Review 2006/2007

Magnesium Industry Review 2006/2007

$25.00

Author: Robert E. "Bob" Brown   Company: Magnesium Monthly Review   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 1   Year: 2007   Pages: 4.5      Summary:    The author provides an overview of specific major events in the magnesium industry in 2006, noting that while major magnesium producers received several blows in 2006 and magnesium as an industry underwent some major transitions, world magnesium production continues to be a ver…

Magnesium Extrusion: Properties, Applications, and Alloy Development

Magnesium Extrusion: Properties, Applications, and Alloy Development

$20.00

Author: J.F. Brown, Jr.   Company: WINCA Tech Group   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 2   Year: 2007   Pages: 4      Summary:    Edited version of an article originally presented at the MAGNESIUM Driving Light Weight conference, March 28th, 2007 in Livonia, MI. The author reviews magnesium extrusion properties, current applications where magnesium properties are unique, and current and future alloy development requirements and ac…

Intensive Microshearing with Grain Refinement: A Scientific Proposal for Advancing Basic Extrusion Technology

Intensive Microshearing with Grain Refinement: A Scientific Proposal for Advancing Basic Extrusion Technology

$25.00

Author: Vadim L. Berezhnoy   Company: VILS Stock Co.   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 2   Year: 2007   Pages: 6.5      Summary:    Some intensive plastic deformation (IPD) techniques that involve nanotechnology have been evaluated at VILS JSC in relation to their integration into basic extrusion technology. These techniques promote development of a system of microshears accompanied by significant refining of the grain structure …

Achieving Consistency in Hardcoat Anodizing

Achieving Consistency in Hardcoat Anodizing

$10.00

Author: Anne Deacon Juhl   Company: Alu Consult   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 2   Year: 2007   Pages: 1.5      Summary:    The author addresses the issue of the great variation in surface quality of hardcoat anodized parts, and gives suggestions for how to achieve consistency in hardcoated parts.

Students Shine at 2007 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition: Winning Entries Emphasize Marketability

Students Shine at 2007 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition: Winning Entries Emphasize Marketability

$10.00

Author:    Company: ET Foundation   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 2   Year: 2007   Pages: 2      Summary:    A review of the first, second, and third place winning designs at the 2007 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition, which is conducted by the ET Foundation.

The Myth of the Perfect Die

The Myth of the Perfect Die

$15.00

Author: Paul Robbins   Company: Castool   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 2   Year: 2007   Pages: 2.5      Summary:    The author explains how the perfect extrusion die is currently impossible to attain because dies must still be designed and produced for an imperfect production process. Three components that have the most influence on die function at the moment of extrusion are the die oven, the container, and the dummy block. I…

Primary Magnesium Industry at the Crossorads?

Primary Magnesium Industry at the Crossorads?

$20.00

Author: George J. Simandl, Melanie Irvine, Jana Simandl   Company: British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources; McGill University   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 2   Year: 2007   Pages: 3.5      Summary:    The authors provide some historical background on magnesium prices in relation to supply and demand, and then discuss China's present dominance in primary magnesium production.…

MAGNESIUM Driving Light Weight: The 18th Annual Mg in Automotive Seminar

MAGNESIUM Driving Light Weight: The 18th Annual Mg in Automotive Seminar

$10.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 2   Year: 2007   Pages: 2      Summary:    The author outlines some of the automotive magnesium castings case studies and USCAR USAMP magnesium programs presented at the MAGNESIUM Driving Light Weight conference in Livonia, MI, on March 28th, 2007.…

Sixth Aluminium Congress Comes to Florence

Sixth Aluminium Congress Comes to Florence

$10.00

Author: Greg Rajsky   Company: ET Foundation   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 2   Year: 2007   Pages: 2      Summary:    The author reviews the sixth iteration of Aluminium Two Thousand in Florence, Italy, which occurred March 13-16, 2007. He provides overviews of some of the papers presented on the subjects of extrusion and finishing, anodizing, and pretreatments.…

Elixir Drives for the Green with AlumiCore Framed Golf Cart

Elixir Drives for the Green with AlumiCore Framed Golf Cart

$15.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 3   Year: 2007   Pages: 3      Summary:    A profile of Elixir Industries, whose aluminum extrusions supply its biggest customer, Club Car. Includes how Club Car's new golf cart called the "Precedent" was manufactured using an AlumniCore platform frame.…

Aluminum Saws on the Cutting Edge

Aluminum Saws on the Cutting Edge

$25.00

Author: Anna Henry   Company: Headline Ink   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 3   Year: 2007   Pages: 8      Summary:    A lengthy article profiling 14 different suppliers of four different types of aluminum saws for: slab, t-bar, plate, billet, and extrusion profiles. Also includes details about product improvements with sections on consumables and lubrication systems.…

Worldwide Efforts to Prevent Explosions in the Aluminum Industry

Worldwide Efforts to Prevent Explosions in the Aluminum Industry

$15.00

Author: Seymour G. Epstein   Company: The Aluminum Association   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 3   Year: 2007   Pages: 3      Summary:    An article addressing the major safety concerns specific to the aluminum industry, i.e. molten metal, pot bath, and finely divided aluminum particles, and which outlines some of the programs and practices that have been undertaken to better understand and control the risks of burns and explos…

Sustainable Aluminum: Essential to Building a Greener Skyline

Sustainable Aluminum: Essential to Building a Greener Skyline

$15.00

Author: Rand Baldwin   Company: Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC)   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 3   Year: 2007   Pages: 3      Summary:    The author discusses the importance of "green" design and building technologies (in lowering construction costs, reducing operating expenses, and stemming global warming) and shows how aluminum is "an ideal natural materials choice for sustainable buildings." Current exa…

Aluminum Extruded Helical Turbine Advances Hydropower

Aluminum Extruded Helical Turbine Advances Hydropower

$15.00

Author: Nancy E. Klein   Company:    Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 3   Year: 2007   Pages: 3      Summary:    A profile of the design and function of the aluminum-bladed Gorlov Helical Turbine (GHT). Lucid Energy Technologies, a joint venture between GCK Technology and Nappanee Window, holds exclusive rights to the GHT.

First Technology Roadmap on Aluminum Transformation

First Technology Roadmap on Aluminum Transformation

$15.00

Author: Alain Simard, Jean-Francois Pouliot   Company: National Research Council Canada, Trans-Al Network Inc.   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 3   Year: 2007   Pages: 3      Summary:    An article announcing the arrival of and providing a summary of the first technology roadmap on aluminum transformation, the "Canadian Aluminium Transformation Technology Roadmap." The Roadmap offers insights and outlooks applicable to…

Design Competition Recognizes Exceptional Magnesium Applications

Design Competition Recognizes Exceptional Magnesium Applications

$10.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 3   Year: 2007   Pages: 1.5      Summary:    Summaries of the three Awards of Excellence that were presented at the International Magnesium Association's 64th Annual World Magnesium conference in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The competition recognizes outstanding examples of magnesium products and manufacturing technologies. Awards were presented this year in the Design (both…

World Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review

World Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review

$25.00

Author: Rudolf P. Pawlek   Company: TS+C   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 4   Year: 2007   Pages: 7      Summary:    The author reviews the state of the world secondary aluminum industry, by country, between June 2006 and May 2007.

Frontier Aluminum Responds to Globalization of North America's Extrusion Business

Frontier Aluminum Responds to Globalization of North America's Extrusion Business

$15.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 4   Year: 2007   Pages: 3      Summary:    The author describes the creative response from Frontier Aluminum in Corona, CA, to the competitive pressures brought to bear on the company and other domestic extruders from industry globalization.…

Interview: Rand Baldwin, Globalization in the Aluminum Extrusion Industry

Interview: Rand Baldwin, Globalization in the Aluminum Extrusion Industry

$5.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 4   Year: 2007   Pages: 1      Summary:    An interview with Rand Baldwin, president of the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), in which he offers the Council's outlook on issues and challenges related to globalization in the industry, such as extrusion import and export.

Shanghai Sigma Metals Inc.: China's Leading Secondary Aluminum Producer

Shanghai Sigma Metals Inc.: China's Leading Secondary Aluminum Producer

$25.00

Author: Dajun Chen   Company: Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 4   Year: 2007   Pages: 6      Summary:    The author provides a history and background of Shanghai Sigma Metals Inc. (SSM), the leading secondary aluminum enterprise in China, including equipment and technology used and the company's future outlook. An overview of the aluminum recycling industry in China in general is also provid…

Nappanee Window _ Wide Open to Expansion

Nappanee Window _ Wide Open to Expansion

$15.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 4   Year: 2007   Pages: 3      Summary:    The author describes the rapid and successful growth of Nappanee Window of Goshen, IN, how the company began as a window manufacturer, why they decided to become an aluminum extruder to supply their own opperation, and how these activities led to a restructuring of the business.…

Mud-To-Money: Minimizing Bauxite Residue for Increased Alumina Production

Mud-To-Money: Minimizing Bauxite Residue for Increased Alumina Production

$10.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 4   Year: 2007   Pages: 2      Summary:    The article describes M2M technology, which replaces the single step digestion process for gibbsitic bauxite, including atmospheric digestion and sweetening digestion variations, by a two-step digestion process (double digest). This results in the profitable recovery of alumina from red mud, and has environmental benefits.…

FREE - TMS 2007 Annual Meeting and Exhibition

FREE - TMS 2007 Annual Meeting and Exhibition

$0.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 4   Year: 2007   Pages: 2      Summary:    A short summary of the TMS 2007 Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Orlando, FL, is given, followed by a photo spread of exhibitors and attendees at the event.

Aluminum in Transportation Systems: The Resurgence of Rail

Aluminum in Transportation Systems: The Resurgence of Rail

$10.00

Author: Roger A.P. Fielding   Company: Benchmarks   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 5   Year: 2007   Pages: 1.5      Summary:    An introduction to two articles on aluminum in rail systems (by Michael Skillingberg, John Green, and Yasushi Sakai) in the October 2007 issue of LMA. Fielding briefly outlines the history of rail transportation systems in the 20th century and why aluminum in high speed trains represent the future of su…

Aluminum Applications in the Rail Industry

Aluminum Applications in the Rail Industry

$25.00

Author: Michael Skillingberg, John Green   Company: The Aluminum Association, JASG Consulting   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 5   Year: 2007   Pages: 5      Summary:    The authors describe the advantages of the use of aluminum in the rail industry and specific alloys and processing technologies (including friction stir welding) used in rail applications. Examples include aluminum vehicle carriers (AVC), high capacity rail cars…

Research in the Extrusion Industry: Meeting Future Demands

Research in the Extrusion Industry: Meeting Future Demands

$20.00

Author: Alexander Klaus   Company: Alcan Aluminium Presswerke GmbH   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 5   Year: 2007   Pages: 4      Summary:    One of two articles in the October 2007 issue of Light Metal Age that was originally presented at the conference "Latest Advances in Extrusion Technology and Simulation in Europe and Extrusion Benchmark" held September 20-21 in Bologna, Italy. This paper proposes that research i…

CVD Coating Technology for Increased Lifetime of Aluminum Extrusion Dies

CVD Coating Technology for Increased Lifetime of Aluminum Extrusion Dies

$20.00

Author: Joachim Maier   Company: WEFA Inotec GmbH   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 5   Year: 2007   Pages: 4      Summary:    One of two articles in the October 2007 issue of LMA that was originally presented at the conference "Latest Advances in Extrusion Technology and Simulation in Europe and Extrusion Benchmark" held September 20-21, 2007 in Bologna, Italy. This paper shows the advantages and applications of CVD co…

From Aluminum to Zirconium: Aerospace Database Delivers Metal Properties

From Aluminum to Zirconium: Aerospace Database Delivers Metal Properties

$15.00

Author: Stan Setlak   Company: CINDAS LLC   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 5   Year: 2007   Pages: 2.5      Summary:    This article announces the arrival of the first web-based, electronic, searchable database based on the original Aerospace Structural Metals Handbook (ASMH), which covers 220 mainly nonferrous alloys.

2007 China Mg & Automotive Conference, Part I

2007 China Mg & Automotive Conference, Part I

$25.00

Author: Dajun Chen   Company: Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 5   Year: 2007   Pages: 5.5      Summary:    Part I of two articles on the 2007 China Magnesium & Automotive Conference held in Chonqing, China, June 27-30, 2007. In this article the author mainly provides an overview of China's magnesium industry in 2006, the current status of China's automotive industry, and describes wo…

Interview with Gerry Cole: Keeping the Magnesium Dream Alive

Interview with Gerry Cole: Keeping the Magnesium Dream Alive

$10.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 5   Year: 2007   Pages: 2      Summary:    An interview with Gerry Cole, principal of LightWeightStrategies LLC and one of the authors of the document "Magnesium Vision 2020: A North American Automotive Strategic Vision for Magnesium."

Magnesium - Broad Horizons Conference in Russia

Magnesium - Broad Horizons Conference in Russia

$10.00

Author: Robert E. "Bob" Brown   Company: Magnesium Monthly Review   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 5   Year: 2007   Pages: 1.5      Summary:    An overview of the second Magnesium - Broad Horizons conference held June 6-8, 2007 in St. Petersburg. The author also reports on one of the best presentations in terms of defining and predicting world trends and summarizes activity in Russia in particular.…

A Study on the Hot Deformability of 2519 Aluminum Alloy at Elevated Temperatures

A Study on the Hot Deformability of 2519 Aluminum Alloy at Elevated Temperatures

$20.00

Author: Qiquan Lin, Dashu Peng, Yingming Li, and Gaoyong Lin   Company: Xiangtan University, Central South University (China)   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 5   Year: 2007   Pages: 3.5      Summary:    This article provides data on compressive true stress strain behavior and microstructure of the relatively new 2519 alloy (a precipitation hardening aluminum alloy), based on Gleeble testing at hot forming temperatures and strai…

Koenig & Vits Returns to Its Roots: Profitable Growth through Development of Specialty Aluminum Mill Products

Koenig & Vits Returns to Its Roots: Profitable Growth through Development of Specialty Aluminum Mill Products

$15.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Light Metal Age, Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 6   Year: 2007   Pages: 3      Summary:    A history of Koenig & Vits, located in Manitowoc, WI, which produces a variety of aluminum mill products for specialized applications. The article covers its present market focus (its customer base is almost evenly divided between OEMs and distributors), mill produ…

New Insights into Understanding Strip Profile Development through Effective Measurements at Mill Stand Entry and Exit

New Insights into Understanding Strip Profile Development through Effective Measurements at Mill Stand Entry and Exit

$10.00

Author: Glen A. Wallace, Santino Domanti   Company: Industrial Automation Services (IAS)   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 6   Year: 2007   Pages: 2      Summary:    A continuation of the authors' December 2005 article in LMA, in which the motivation for profile control was discussed along with the physical phenomena which require modeling and the instrumentation and actuation of existing generation profile control. In this n…

Divided Flow Die for Conform Continuous Extrusion without Involving Oxide Impurities

Divided Flow Die for Conform Continuous Extrusion without Involving Oxide Impurities

$15.00

Author: M. Hoshino   Company: Nihon University   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 6   Year: 2007   Pages: 2.5      Summary:    The fundamental character of Conform continuous extrusion is investigated by numerical simulation and modeling experiments. This is the third article in a series on papers recently presented at the conference, "Latest Advances in Extrusion Technology and Simulation in Europe and Extrusion Benchmark.&q…

Effective Roll Cooling Strategies for Hot and Cold Rolling Mills

Effective Roll Cooling Strategies for Hot and Cold Rolling Mills

$25.00

Author: Bernard J. Forster   Company: Lechler, Inc.   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 6   Year: 2007   Pages: 5      Summary:    A review of rolling mill cooling concepts, examination of real world limits on returns-on-investment in rolling mill cooling system designs, and discussion of the implications of these findings for optimizing rolling mill cooling spray delivery systems in hot and cold rolling mills of various types.…

Interview with Buddy Stemple: Novelis Fusion Process Expands Globally

Interview with Buddy Stemple: Novelis Fusion Process Expands Globally

$10.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 6   Year: 2007   Pages: 1.5      Summary:    An interview with Buddy Stemple, vice president and general manager for Novelis Specialty Products (the business unit managing Novelis Fusion production, marketing, and sales in North America), regarding the present status and future prospects for expanding the Novelis Fusion product mix and market.…

AEC Fall Management Conference Tackles Challenges of Managing a Sustainable Future

AEC Fall Management Conference Tackles Challenges of Managing a Sustainable Future

$20.00

Author: Nancy Klein   Company:    Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 6   Year: 2007   Pages: 3.5      Summary:    An overview of papers presented, discussions, and focus sessions at the Aluminum Extruders Council's (AEC) 2007 Management Conference, held September 18-20 in Chicago, IL.

2007 China Mg & Automotive Conference, Part II

2007 China Mg & Automotive Conference, Part II

$20.00

Author: Dajun Chen   Company: Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 6   Year: 2007   Pages: 4      Summary:    A continuation of the author's review article "2007 China Mg & Automotive Conference, Part I" which appeared in the October 2007 issue. Subjects covered include new development in China, Canada-China-U.S. Magnesium Front End Research and Development (MFERD Joint Project), an…

Joint DOE-USCAR Lightweighting R&D Continues: Materials Roundup

Joint DOE-USCAR Lightweighting R&D Continues: Materials Roundup

$10.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 6   Year: 2007   Pages: 1.5      Summary:    The article describes several Department of Energy (DOE)-United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR) R&D automotive lightweighting materials (ALM) projects, including the areas of alloys, casting and stamping, polymer composites, low cost carbon fibers, multi-material vehicles, and advanced high-strength steels.…

Aluminum Progress in Sustainable Packaging Still a Challenge: Cans of the Year Awards

Aluminum Progress in Sustainable Packaging Still a Challenge: Cans of the Year Awards

$5.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Light Metal Age, Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 65, No. 6   Year: 2007   Pages: 1      Summary:    A brief summary of the Canmaker Summit held October 8-9 in Chicago, IL, where the Megiur's car wax can made by Ball Aerosol & Specialty Division USA won the Can of the Year 2007 award. Also described is the summit's focus on sustainability, not only in term…

ET '08 Technology Tracks: Perspectives from the Seminar Track Chairs

ET '08 Technology Tracks: Perspectives from the Seminar Track Chairs

$15.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Light Metal Age, Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 1   Year: 2008   Pages: 3      Summary:    Track chairs from ET '08 talk about what to expect from the six tracks (Billet Process and Equipment, Extrusion/Die Practical, Extrusion/Die Theoretical, Extrusion Equipment, Management Issues, and Value-Added Process) at the conference, and mention some of their f…

Extrusion Workshop and 2nd Extrusion Benchmark in Bologna

Extrusion Workshop and 2nd Extrusion Benchmark in Bologna

$20.00

Author: L. Donati, L. Tomesani, M. Schikorra   Company: Univesity of Bologna, Forming Technology and Lightweight Construction, Technical University of Dortmund   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 1   Year: 2008   Pages: 3.5      Summary:    A brief summary of the Extrusion Workshop and 2nd Extrusion Benchmark in Bologna, which focused on the latest advances in extrusion technology of light alloys, and included an examination of FEM…

Investigation of Longitudinal Welding in Port-Hole Die Extrusion

Investigation of Longitudinal Welding in Port-Hole Die Extrusion

$20.00

Author: P.F. Bariani, A Ghotti, S. Bruschi   Company: University of Padova, University of Trents   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 1   Year: 2008   Pages: 3.5      Summary:    The article describes a physical simulation experiment to reproduce the division of material flow and the bonding that arises from multi-hole extrusion at high temperatures. The first part of the paper outlines the main features of the test, while the secon…

Primary Aluminum Smelters of the World/ Primary Aluminum Industry Activities in 2007

Primary Aluminum Smelters of the World/ Primary Aluminum Industry Activities in 2007

$25.00

Author: Rudolf P. Pawlek   Company: TS+C   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 2   Year: 2008   Pages: 14      Summary:    A table outlines smelters' nameplate and shutdown capacities for 2007. The following article gives a summary of various activities in the primary aluminum industry throughout 2007.

How to Achieve Sustainability by Reducing the Emission of PFCs at Aluminum Smelters

How to Achieve Sustainability by Reducing the Emission of PFCs at Aluminum Smelters

$25.00

Author: Alton Tabereaux   Company:    Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 2   Year: 2008   Pages: 6      Summary:    Outlines ways to improve environmental sustainability at aluminum smelters by reducing PFC emmisions. First, a brief explaination of what sustainability and PFCs are is given. The author then discusses how to reduce PFCs through the use of intelligent alumina point feeders, state-of-the-art process control systems, imp…

Development of a Quantitative Assessment Tool for Bauxite Residue Management

Development of a Quantitative Assessment Tool for Bauxite Residue Management

$15.00

Author: Rene Van Berkel, Greg Power, David Cooling   Company: CSIRO Minerals, Centre for Sustainable Resource Processing, Parker CRC for Integrated Hydrometallurgy Solutions, Alcoa World Alumina   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 2   Year: 2008   Pages: 2.5      Summary:    Describes a study to develop and test a methodology for strategic assessment of bauxite residue management in terms of sustainability. Also gives a formula for…

Modern Advances in Producing Building Sheet from Twin Roll Cast Aluminum

Modern Advances in Producing Building Sheet from Twin Roll Cast Aluminum

$25.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 2   Year: 2008   Pages: 5      Summary:    Gives a rundown on the different types of aluminum sheet applications in residential and commercial construction. Also gives a brief history and comparison of the two types of continuous casting: belt casting and roll casting.

Magnesium Research in Australia

Magnesium Research in Australia

$20.00

Author: John Grandfield   Company: Grandfield Technology Pty., Ltd.   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 2   Year: 2008   Pages: 3.5      Summary:    Describes the different kinds of magnesium research going on in Australia, the different companies and universities involved, and why Australian research is unique. Also describes recent magnesium processing breakthroughs and discoveries that have come out of Australia, such as alloy d…

Unusual Year for World Magnesium in 2007: Record Production _ Prices Skyrocketing

Unusual Year for World Magnesium in 2007: Record Production _ Prices Skyrocketing

$20.00

Author: Robert E. "Bob" Brown   Company: Magnesium Monthly Review   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 2   Year: 2008   Pages: 4      Summary:    Article describes events (production, exports, closures, etc.) in the magnesium industry in the year 2007.

23rd International Titanium Association Conference and Exhibition: Thrusting Forward in Continued Prosperity

23rd International Titanium Association Conference and Exhibition: Thrusting Forward in Continued Prosperity

$25.00

Author: Edwin H. Kraft   Company: EHKTechnologies   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 2   Year: 2008   Pages: 4.5      Summary:    Article presents a rundown of the discussions and focus sessions at the International Titanium Association (ITA) Conference and Exhibition, including market status and trends, feedstock supply trends, industrial and consumer markets, military markets, and technology development.…

Sapa Applies Global Resources and Extrusion Expertise in North America

Sapa Applies Global Resources and Extrusion Expertise in North America

$20.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Light Metal Age, Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 3   Year: 2008   Pages: 4      Summary:    Article describes the business model of Sapa North American Extrusions. Describes the decentralized nature of Sapa, and the Genesis and Customer Value management business concepts. Also talks about changes taking place at the company and upgrades taking place specifica…

Interview with Ole Enger: The New Sapa Profiles a New Business Model

Interview with Ole Enger: The New Sapa Profiles a New Business Model

$10.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 3   Year: 2008   Pages: 1.5      Summary:    Interview with the president and ceo of Sapa, Ole Enger, in which he talks about Sapa's new business model, their cutting edge technologies, and their interests in China.

Opportunities for Extruded Aluminum Alloy Shapes in Restoration of Aging Bridge Decks

Opportunities for Extruded Aluminum Alloy Shapes in Restoration of Aging Bridge Decks

$25.00

Author: Subodh K. Das, J. Gilbert Kaufman, J. Randolph Kissell   Company: Secat, Inc.; TGB Partnership   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 3   Year: 2008   Pages: 4.5      Summary:    This article looks at the benifits of using aluminum extrusions in the modernization of aging bridge decks, as well as a historical look at the use of aluminum in bridge decks and why it is not used more often.…

A Non-Chromate Alternative for Conversion Coating of Aluminum, Magnesium, Beryllium, and their Alloys

A Non-Chromate Alternative for Conversion Coating of Aluminum, Magnesium, Beryllium, and their Alloys

$15.00

Author: John W. Bibber   Company: Sanchem, Inc.   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 3   Year: 2008   Pages: 2.5      Summary:    Chromate has been listed as a carcinogen for some time, and this article gives an alternative for its use in conversion coating of aluminum, magnesium, beryllium, and their alloys with the added benefit of better adhesive and corrosion resistant properties. Author suggests chemically modified polyamid-bas…

New Zealand Extruder Committed to the Environment

New Zealand Extruder Committed to the Environment

$10.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 3   Year: 2008   Pages: 2      Summary:    MCK Metals Pacific Ltd. in New Plymouth, New Zealand is an extruderthat continues to put processes and programs forth that work toward protecting the environment, including the implementation of a new Zmag permanent magnet stirrer with help and approval from New Zealand's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Agency.…

Saving Energy in a Conventional Anodizing Line Using Pulse Instead of Direct Current on Aluminum Profiles at Sapa, Denmark

Saving Energy in a Conventional Anodizing Line Using Pulse Instead of Direct Current on Aluminum Profiles at Sapa, Denmark

$10.00

Author: Anne Deacon Juhl, Kirsten Burfelt, Peter Weldingh   Company: Alu Consult, Sapa Profiles DK, Lokalenergi   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 3   Year: 2008   Pages: 2      Summary:    Gives an introduction to pulse anodizing and how an existing anodizing line can be optimized for energy savings, using Sapa's plant in Denmark as an example.…

The Sustainable Fact: Aluminum is Green: AEC Offers Educational Unit for Architects

The Sustainable Fact: Aluminum is Green: AEC Offers Educational Unit for Architects

$15.00

Author: Nancy E. Klein   Company:    Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 3   Year: 2008   Pages: 3      Summary:    Article describes the new education program that the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) is offering, which will teach architects the benefits of using aluminum extrusions in commercial building design.

The Role of ET in Driving and Disseminating Technology in the Extrusion Industry

The Role of ET in Driving and Disseminating Technology in the Extrusion Industry

$25.00

Author: Craig Werner   Company: Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC)   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 3   Year: 2008   Pages: 7      Summary:    Describes the history, innovations, and evolution of the ET seminar from the 1960s to 2008, as well as the various awards, events, and ways in which ET has driven and disseminated technology in the extrusion industry.…

World Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review

World Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review

$25.00

Author: Rudolf P. Pawlek   Company: TS+C   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 4   Year: 2008   Pages: 9      Summary:    This article looks at the business, production, and news in the international secondary aluminum industry from June 2007 to June 2008.

Alcan Issoire Plate, Sheet, and Profile Plant _ Well-Positioned for the 21st Century

Alcan Issoire Plate, Sheet, and Profile Plant _ Well-Positioned for the 21st Century

$25.00

Author: Michael Niedzinski, Philippe Lassince   Company: Alcan Engineered Products   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 4   Year: 2008   Pages: 5      Summary:    This article profiles Alcan's Issoire plant in South Central France and the upgrades that have been made there. A brief history of the plant is given, as well as overviews of the aerospace product mix and capabilities, the casting facility, the plate shop, the sheet sh…

Registration of Aluminum Hardeners with The Aluminum Association

Registration of Aluminum Hardeners with The Aluminum Association

$10.00

Author: Parvaneh Shafiee, Michael Skillingberg   Company: The Aluminum Association   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 4   Year: 2008   Pages: 2      Summary:    Looks at the American National Standard Designation System for Aluminum Hardeners, the history of the designation and registration system, and explains how to register a new designation with The Aluminum Association.…

UC Rusal Reduces Environmental Impact Through R&D Initiatives: Interview with Victor Mann

UC Rusal Reduces Environmental Impact Through R&D Initiatives: Interview with Victor Mann

$15.00

Author: Anna Henry   Company: Headline Ink   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 4   Year: 2008   Pages: 3      Summary:    This interview with Victor Mann, UC Rusal's director of Engineering and Construction, goes over the various improvements at the company's plants, which includes new prebake cell technology, environmental improvement initiatives, and other aluminum projects.…

Asia Pacific Partnership PFC Task Force Visits China

Asia Pacific Partnership PFC Task Force Visits China

$10.00

Author: Alton Tabereaux, Sally Rand   Company: U.S. EPA   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 4   Year: 2008   Pages: 1.5      Summary:    Looks at the Aluminum Pacific Partnership (APP) between Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea, and the U.S. The partnership's goal is to promote environmental protection initiatives in the aluminum industry. The article also offers a description of a visit by an APP technical team to s…

Standard or Precision _ Tolerances Change the Rules

Standard or Precision _ Tolerances Change the Rules

$10.00

Author: Rick Liscomb   Company: Alu'Die - ETS Group   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 4   Year: 2008   Pages: 2      Summary:    This article points out that there has been a new category of tolerances released by The Aluminum Association, and that some customers may prefer these new tolerances over the standard tolerances.

The Evolution of the Smart Container: Achieving Isothermal Control in Extrusion

The Evolution of the Smart Container: Achieving Isothermal Control in Extrusion

$25.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Light Metal Age, Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 4   Year: 2008   Pages: 4.5      Summary:    Looks at the evolution of Marx GmbH's Smart Container and how it has contributed to isothermal extrusion. The Smart Container has adapted a flexible design and the ability to intelligently regulate temperature with a minimum of one and a maximum of eight zones. A…

2008 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition Advances Green Technology

2008 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition Advances Green Technology

$15.00

Author:    Company: ET Foundation   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 4   Year: 2008   Pages: 3      Summary:    This article announces the winners of the 2008 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition, which gave awards to professional and student entries, many of which promoted green design.

ET '08 Seminar & Exposition Still Champion of Aluminum Extrusion

ET '08 Seminar & Exposition Still Champion of Aluminum Extrusion

$15.00

Author:    Company: ET Foundation   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 4   Year: 2008   Pages: 3      Summary:    A brief summary of the Ninth International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar and Exhibition (ET '08) is given, followed by photos of participants.

Portland's Sapa Profiles Strives for Perfectly Fabricated Components

Portland's Sapa Profiles Strives for Perfectly Fabricated Components

$20.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Light Metal Age, Illinios Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 5   Year: 2008   Pages: 4      Summary:    This article looks at Sapa Profiles, Inc.,which is composed of a collection of six plants for extrusion, fabricated components, and finishing (anodizing and coating) operations in Portland, OR. The company's business model, production, and diverse capabilities are …

Eliminating Streaking Defects in Anodized Aluminum Extrusions for Auto Roof Racks

Eliminating Streaking Defects in Anodized Aluminum Extrusions for Auto Roof Racks

$20.00

Author: Dan Antonios   Company: Franklin Aluminum Co.   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 5   Year: 2008   Pages: 4      Summary:    This article explains how to eliminate or reduce the amount of extrusion surface defects, specifically for automobile roof racks. Objectives for achieving a capable extrusion rhythm cycle are described, as well as press trials conducted at Franklin Aluminum Co. in Atlanta, GA; extrusion run preparatio…

Pull-Out Strength of Self Tapping Fasteners in Aluminum Screw Slot Connections

Pull-Out Strength of Self Tapping Fasteners in Aluminum Screw Slot Connections

$15.00

Author: Craig C. Menzemer, Jigar Deliwala, J. Randolph Kissell   Company: University of Akron, Boyer & Lonestar Prestress Mfg. Inc., TGB Partnership   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 5   Year: 2008   Pages: 3      Summary:    This article reveals the results of tests performed to determine the pull-out strength of screw slots (screw boss), or semi-hollows in extrusions, intended to retain a screw parallel to the axis of the m…

Remelt Ingot Casting Machine Research at CAST

Remelt Ingot Casting Machine Research at CAST

$25.00

Author: John Grandfield, V. Nguyen, P. Rohan, L. Sweet, M. Couper, K. Oswald   Company: Grandfield Technology Pty. Ltd.; CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering; Rio Tinto Alcan; o.d.t. Engineering   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 5   Year: 2008   Pages: 4.5      Summary:    CAST Cooperative Research Centre, o.d.t. Engineering, and Rio Tinto Alcan worked together to perform research on the ingot casting process, specifically dea…

Aluminum's Day in the Sun

Aluminum's Day in the Sun

$15.00

Author: Nancy E. Klein   Company:    Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 5   Year: 2008   Pages: 3      Summary:    This article describes the way that aluminum extrusions are being used architecturally in sunshades, light shelves, and photovoltaic modules to either reduce heat gain in a building or to capture the sun's energy.

Aluminum in Transportation Growing Steadily While Facing Challenges: Report from the Metal Bulletin International Aluminum Conference

Aluminum in Transportation Growing Steadily While Facing Challenges: Report from the Metal Bulletin International Aluminum Conference

$15.00

Author: Jospeh C. Benedyk   Company: Light Metal Age, Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 5   Year: 2008   Pages: 2.5      Summary:    This article gives an overview of topics discussed at the Metal Bulletin International Aluminum Conference held in Montreal, Canada on September 8-10, 2008, including: how recycling and sustainability are key to the growth of the aluminum industry, how carbon fiber c…

The Green Surface Solution

The Green Surface Solution

$15.00

Author: Anne Deacon Juhl   Company: Alu Consult   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 5   Year: 2008   Pages: 2.5      Summary:    This article gives an introduction to hard anodizing and briefly summarizes the 12th Technical Symposium held by the International Hard Anodizing Association (IHAA) in Seville, Spain in September 2008. Topics covered include: legislation in the European Union that will affect suppliers of chemicals, hard …

Biggest Die Maker Builds Bigger Dies

Biggest Die Maker Builds Bigger Dies

$5.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 5   Year: 2008   Pages: 1      Summary:    This article profiles Exco USA, part of the Extrusion Tooling Solutions Group, which has decided to expand and gear up to provide larger dies.

Interview with Bonnie Cartwright: North American Die Maker Looks to Larger Scale

Interview with Bonnie Cartwright: North American Die Maker Looks to Larger Scale

$5.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 5   Year: 2008   Pages: 1      Summary:    This interview with Bonnie Cartwright, president of the ETS Group, looks at the history of the group, her own personal history in the business, how the three companies in the group are managed, why the decision was made to expand and move to bigger dies, and the outlook for the North American aluminum extrusion industry.…

Aluminum Gets a New Lift

Aluminum Gets a New Lift

$10.00

Author: Andrea Svendsen   Company: Light Metal Age   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 5   Year: 2008   Pages: 2      Summary:    This article profiles Combilift Ltd. and describes their new forklift, which was revealed at the company's 10th anniversary celebration in Monaghan, Ireland in September 2008.

Sustainability, Safety in the Workplace, and Economics Covered at AEC Management Conference

Sustainability, Safety in the Workplace, and Economics Covered at AEC Management Conference

$5.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 5   Year: 2008   Pages: 1      Summary:    This article gives an overview of the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) Management Conference. Topics include the economic outlook for the industry, how China is rising as a super power and the challenges it faces, and issues of sustainability and safety.…

Coil-Anodized Aluminum and Architectural Applications

Coil-Anodized Aluminum and Architectural Applications

$25.00

Author: Robin Furneaux   Company: TSC Surface Critical Products Ltd.   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 6   Year: 2008   Pages: 5      Summary:    This article looks at the process of coil anodizing of aluminum sheet for use in architectural applications. The properties of coil-anodized alumunum such as appearance, weathering resistance, and corrosion resistance as well as new developments are discussed.…

Corrosion of Aluminum Marine Alloys in Boats

Corrosion of Aluminum Marine Alloys in Boats

$20.00

Author: T.J. Summerson   Company:    Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 6   Year: 2008   Pages: 3.5      Summary:    This article looks at the history and development of marine alloys, specifically the development of new tempers for sheet that have the proper corrosion resistance for use in boats.

3rd Annual American Metal Market Automotive Metals Conference: Light Metals to Help Navigate the Perfect Storm

3rd Annual American Metal Market Automotive Metals Conference: Light Metals to Help Navigate the Perfect Storm

$25.00

Author: Joe Benedyk   Company: Light Metal Age, Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 6   Year: 2008   Pages: 5.5      Summary:    This article reviews the American Metal Market Annual Automotive Metals Conference on October 28-30, 2008 in Detroit, MI. Presentations included information on the economy, going green by lightweighting automotive vehicles, the case for sustainable automotive aluminum, the…

Annual Anodizing Conference Furthers Process Improvements

Annual Anodizing Conference Furthers Process Improvements

$15.00

Author: Anne Deacon Juhl   Company: Alu Consult   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 6   Year: 2008   Pages: 3      Summary:    This article gives the presentation highlights for the Annual Annodizing Conference held by the AAC on October 28-30, 2008 in San Francisco, CA. Presentation highlights include the ion pump, acid etching, improved racking, the complete spectrum, automatic filtration, enhanced pumped eductor agitation, and e…

Developing a Technical Roadmap for Automotive Lightweight Metals Recycling

Developing a Technical Roadmap for Automotive Lightweight Metals Recycling

$15.00

Author: John A.S. Green   Company: JASG Consulting   Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 6   Year: 2008   Pages: 2.5      Summary:    This article gives an overview of a one-day workshop on automotive recycling technology held by the U.S. DOE, the Vehicle Recycling Partnership, and USCAR on September 24, 2008 in Southfield, MI. Presentations include a discussion of a roadmap for the understanding of lightweighting metals (aluminum an…

Aluminum is Up for the Challenge: Association Targets 75% Recycling Rate

Aluminum is Up for the Challenge: Association Targets 75% Recycling Rate

$5.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 6   Year: 2008   Pages: 1      Summary:    This article looks at The Aluminum Association's 75th Anniversary Meeting in October 2008. Briefly noted are the current economic challenges facing the aluminum industry, the Association's goal to reach a 75% recycling rate by 2015, and new recycling and waste diversion technology that will separate aluminum cans from landfil…

Interview with J. Steven Larkin: The 75th Anniversary of The Aluminum Association

Interview with J. Steven Larkin: The 75th Anniversary of The Aluminum Association

$5.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 66, No. 6   Year: 2008   Pages: 1      Summary:    This is an interview with Aluminum Association president J. Steven Larkin, in which he discusses the organization and its goals for the future.

Primary Aluminum Industry Activities in 2008/Primary Aluminum Smelters of the World

Primary Aluminum Industry Activities in 2008/Primary Aluminum Smelters of the World

$25.00

Author: Rudolf P. Pawlek   Company: TS+C   Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 1   Year: 2009   Pages: 12.5      Summary:    This article rounds up the primary aluminum industry activities around the world in the time period from December 2007 through November 2008. Also includes a table listing capacities for primary aluminum smelters worldwide.…

Largest Titanium Domes Ever Forged to Open Vast New Areas for Undersea Explorations

Largest Titanium Domes Ever Forged to Open Vast New Areas for Undersea Explorations

$10.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 1   Year: 2009   Pages: 2      Summary:    This article talks about the forging of the largest titanium domes ever made for the design of a new submersible which will allow scientists to explore more of the ocean than ever before. Domes were forged by Ladish Forging.

China _ World's Leader in Primary Aluminum Technology: Zhongfu Smelter Pioneers Energy Saving 400 kA Potline

China _ World's Leader in Primary Aluminum Technology: Zhongfu Smelter Pioneers Energy Saving 400 kA Potline

$20.00

Author: Liang Xuemin   Company: Henan Zhongfu   Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 1   Year: 2009   Pages: 3.5      Summary:    This article presents the new technologies developed at Zhongfu smelter, which are making China a world leader in primary aluminum technology. Achievements include: China's first 320 kA potline series achieving lowest energy consumption in the world; resolution of the technical and economic issues assoc…

Production of Titanium and Titanium Alloy Bars from Skull Melted Ingots

Production of Titanium and Titanium Alloy Bars from Skull Melted Ingots

$20.00

Author: M. Costanzi   Company: TiFast   Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 1   Year: 2009   Pages: 4      Summary:    This article looks at TiFast's use of skull melting technology for production of titanium ingots from the melting of titanium scrap.

World Magnesium's Ups and Downs in 2008

World Magnesium's Ups and Downs in 2008

$20.00

Author: Robert E. "Bob" Brown   Company: Magnesium Monthly Review   Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 1   Year: 2009   Pages: 4      Summary:    This article reviews the magnesium industry's activities for 2008, especially looking at how the tough economic climate has affected the industry.

Global Titanium Outlook _ Tempered Optimism: 24th Annual Conference Review

Global Titanium Outlook _ Tempered Optimism: 24th Annual Conference Review

$25.00

Author: Michael C. Gabriele   Company:    Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 1   Year: 2009   Pages: 5.5      Summary:    Article reviews the topics discussed at the International Titanium Association's (ITA) Titanium 2008 Annual Conference and Exhibition. Topics discussed include Aerospace; Higher Fuel Costs; Sponge, Scrap, and Ingot; Industrial Markets; Medical Demand; Powder Metal; Manufacturing and Design; Corrosion; Consume…

Homogenization of Aluminum Alloy Extrusion Billet, Part III: The Application of the Continuous Homogenization Process to AA6xxx Series Alloys

Homogenization of Aluminum Alloy Extrusion Billet, Part III: The Application of the Continuous Homogenization Process to AA6xxx Series Alloys

$25.00

Author: Roger Fielding   Company: Benchmarks   Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 2   Year: 2009   Pages: 5.5      Summary:    This article looks at the homogenization of aluminum alloy extrusion billet, particularly in regards to continuous homogenization (rather than batch homogenization, which appeared in Parts I and II in the April and June 2002 issues of LMA). Article looks at metallurgical considerations, the development of th…

Bonnell Aluminum Develops Niche Capability for Wide Extrusions

Bonnell Aluminum Develops Niche Capability for Wide Extrusions

$15.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Light Metal Age, Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 2   Year: 2009   Pages: 3      Summary:    This article looks at Bonnell Aluminum's new capabilities to produce wide aluminum extrusions for the building and construction market through the launch of a new 5,500 ton press with associated log furnace, quenching, feed line, handling systems, aging ovens, and …

Comparative Analysis of Indirect Extrusion Technologies: Advantages of Converting from Direct to Advanced Indirect Extrusion

Comparative Analysis of Indirect Extrusion Technologies: Advantages of Converting from Direct to Advanced Indirect Extrusion

$25.00

Author: Vadim L. Berezhnoy, Igor V. Kazimov   Company: VILS JSC   Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 2   Year: 2009   Pages: 6      Summary:    This article describes the advantages of switching from direct extrusion to indirect extrusion. Article looks at considerations in employing direct or indirect extrusion, development of advanced indirect extrusion process (including IE+, FAIE-X, and FAIE-Y), extrusion trials on FAIE presses,…

Mexico

Mexico

$15.00

Author: Al Kennedy   Company: Kennedy Eurotech   Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 2   Year: 2009   Pages: 2.5      Summary:    This article looks at the Mexican extrusion industry, describes some of the larger extruders in Mexico, and mentions the 1st International Aluminum Congress to be held June 2009 in Puebla, Mexico.

Hex Washer-Head Fastener Pull-Over in Moderately Thin Aluminum

Hex Washer-Head Fastener Pull-Over in Moderately Thin Aluminum

$20.00

Author: James C. LaBelle, Tanya Dolby   Company: Computerized Structural Design, S.C.; Kawneer Company, Inc.   Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 2   Year: 2009   Pages: 4      Summary:    This article looks at the pull-over strength of screws in moderately thin aluminum, referencing and expanding the design guidelines for screw fasteners in aluminum structures as given in the relevant sections of the Aluminum Design Manual.…

2009 Extrusion Design Competition Displays Innovation

2009 Extrusion Design Competition Displays Innovation

$10.00

Author:    Company: ET Foundation   Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 2   Year: 2009   Pages: 2      Summary:    The student winners of the 2009 Extrusion Design Competion are listed and described.

Development of PLC Automation in the Extrusion Industry

Development of PLC Automation in the Extrusion Industry

$10.00

Author: Dale Kredit   Company: Kredit Automation & Controls, Inc.   Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 2   Year: 2009   Pages: 2      Summary:    This article gives a historical look at the progression of PLC automation in the extrusion industry.

Magnetic Billet Heating

Magnetic Billet Heating

$20.00

Author: Larry Masur, Carsten Buehrer, Heinz Hagemann, Bardo Ostermeyer, Werner Witte   Company: Zenergy Power, Weseralu GmbH, Bultmann GmbH   Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 2   Year: 2009   Pages: 3.5      Summary:    This article looks at the development and benefits of magnetic billet heating, specifically conventional induction heating technology, direct current magnetic heating, technical designs, effective billet heating, e…

Extrusion Benchmark 2009 _ A Step Ahead in Virtual Process Optimization

Extrusion Benchmark 2009 _ A Step Ahead in Virtual Process Optimization

$10.00

Author: N. Ben Khalifa, A.E. Tekkaya, L. Donati, L. Tomesani   Company: Technical University of Dortmund, University of Bologna   Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 2   Year: 2009   Pages: 2      Summary:    A brief preview of the 2009 Extrusion Benchmark, a biannual conference dedicated to the optimization of FEM codes for extrusion analysis. Parameters and challenges of the competition are given.…

Belco Industries Celebrates 50 Years

Belco Industries Celebrates 50 Years

$5.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 2   Year: 2009   Pages: 1      Summary:    A brief historical look at Belco Industries in Belding, MI, on their 50th anniversary.

Alexin Casthouse Producing Billet for the Extrusion Industry

Alexin Casthouse Producing Billet for the Extrusion Industry

$25.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk   Company: Light Metal Age, Illinois Institute of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 3   Year: 2009   Pages: 7      Summary:    This article looks at the opening of of Alexin LLC, the newest greenfield aluminum extrusion billet casthouse in North America. The plant's environmental features are listed and a tour of its operations is described, including the melting and holding furnace operat…

Alexin's Sustainable Vision: The Way to Go, The Way to Grow: Interview with Tom Horter, president Alexin

Alexin's Sustainable Vision: The Way to Go, The Way to Grow: Interview with Tom Horter, president Alexin

$5.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 3   Year: 2009   Pages: 1      Summary:    Interview with Tom Horter, the president of Alexin about the company's value proposition to the industry, serving large diameter billet markets, expansion plans, and advantages to extruders of working with a U.S. billet supplier.

Alcan's Innovative Aluminum-Based Solutions for Aerospace Applications

Alcan's Innovative Aluminum-Based Solutions for Aerospace Applications

$20.00

Author: T. Warner, J.C. Ehrstr_m, B. Chenal, and F. Eberl   Company: Alcan Centre de Recherches de Voreppe, Alcan Global Aerospace Transportation and Industry, Alcan Rhenalu   Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 3   Year: 2009   Pages: 3.5      Summary:    This article looks at Alcan's research and development capabilities, recently developed alloys and tempers for commercial aircraft programs, the optimization of metallic struct…

AEROMAG _ Magnesium Suitable for Aeronautic Applications?

AEROMAG _ Magnesium Suitable for Aeronautic Applications?

$25.00

Author: Elke Hombergsmeier   Company: EADS Deutschland GmbH   Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 3   Year: 2009   Pages: 6      Summary:    The article looks at a AEROMAG (Aeronautic Application of Wrought Magnesium), a three year research project from March 2005-December 2008 that was funded by the European Commission. The aim of the project was to evaluate if magnesium could be a suitable alternative to aluminum for aerospace appl…

Aluminum Industry Profile: Kurt Ehrke Retires from the Executive Board of TRIMET Aluminium AG, Awarded the German Cross

Aluminum Industry Profile: Kurt Ehrke Retires from the Executive Board of TRIMET Aluminium AG, Awarded the German Cross

$10.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 3   Year: 2009   Pages: 1.5      Summary:    This article presents a look at the contributions of Kurt Ehrke to the German aluminum industry as he prepared to retire.

World Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review

World Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review

$25.00

Author: Rudolf P. Pawlek   Company: TS+C   Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 4   Year: 2009   Pages: 7.5      Summary:    This article rounds up the secondary aluminum and recycling industry activities around the world in the time period from July 2008 to June 2009.

Streak Formation in Hollow Profile Extrusion

Streak Formation in Hollow Profile Extrusion

$25.00

Author: L. Donati, L. Tomesani, A. Segatori, M. Rompato   Company: University of Bologna, Pandolfo Alluminio S.p.A.   Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 4   Year: 2009   Pages: 5      Summary:    Streaking is a common surface defect that can often only be seen after anodizing. Article looks at the factors affecting the formation and appearance of streaking, streak types, welds and seams, and presents experimental procedure along wit…

Recycling Aluminum Extrusion Scrap

Recycling Aluminum Extrusion Scrap

$15.00

Author: Roger A.P. Fielding   Company: Benchmarks   Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 4   Year: 2009   Pages: 2.5      Summary:    Article presents aluminum scrap as a strategic resource for extruders, looks at the 2003 Aluminum Association Roadmap for Aluminum Industry Technology, the economy of scrap recycling, key performance factors for extruders to consider, and the development and application of best practices.…

Interview with Bjorn Wiggen, president and ceo of Sapa: Indalex Acquisition Extends North American Market for Sapa

Interview with Bjorn Wiggen, president and ceo of Sapa: Indalex Acquisition Extends North American Market for Sapa

$5.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 4   Year: 2009   Pages: 1      Summary:    Interview with Bjorn Wiggen, president and ceo of Sapa, about the company's purchase of Indalex, including discussion of the changes being made and possible new technological developments.

Mexico's 1st International IMEDAL Conference 2009

Mexico's 1st International IMEDAL Conference 2009

$15.00

Author: Al Kennedy   Company: Kennedy Eurotech   Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 4   Year: 2009   Pages: 2.5      Summary:    Article gives an overview of IMEDAL's 1st International Congress and Exhibition, held June 10-12, 2009 in Puebla, Mexico, including papers presented at the conference and highlights.

Magnesium Recycling: State-of-the-Art Developments, Part I

Magnesium Recycling: State-of-the-Art Developments, Part I

$25.00

Author: Daniel Fechner, Norbert Hort, Carsten Blawert, Wolfgang Dietzel, Karl Ulrich Kainer   Company: GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geestacht, Magnesium Innovation Centre   Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 4   Year: 2009   Pages: 5      Summary:    In Part I of two articles, the authors discuss how due to the growing amount of magnesium post consumer scrap, new processes need to be developed for magnesium alloys. Topics discussed includ…

Latest Developments in Understanding Grain Refinement of Cast Titanium

Latest Developments in Understanding Grain Refinement of Cast Titanium

$15.00

Author: Michael Bermingham, Stuart McDonald, Matthew Dargusch, David StJohn   Company: CAST CRC, School of Engineering, University of Queensland   Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 4   Year: 2009   Pages: 2.5      Summary:    Article briefly looks at the current state of research in grain refining practices for cast titanium alloys through available literature.…

Joint Strike Fighter Ignites Australia's Titanium Industry

Joint Strike Fighter Ignites Australia's Titanium Industry

$10.00

Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 4   Year: 2009   Pages: 1.5      Summary:    The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is a highly advanced stealth aircraft, the development program of which represents the largest defense project to date with nine partnering countries. As titanium is a key component in the JSF, the program is primed to boost the titanium industry, particularly in Australia. Article l…

Crystal Finishing System Ushering in a Green Energy Landscape: Fostering Sustainable Opportunities in Aluminum Extrusion

Crystal Finishing System Ushering in a Green Energy Landscape: Fostering Sustainable Opportunities in Aluminum Extrusion

$15.00

Author: Dan Antonios   Company: Crystal Finishing System   Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 4   Year: 2009   Pages: 3      Summary:    Article looks at the use of aluminum extrusions by Crystal Finishing System in the design of Lucid Energy Technologies' innovative wind turbine design. Includes information on why aluminum extrusions were chosen over composites and the process optimization for the air foil blades.…

New Technology Spotlight: Improving Performance of Hot Work Tool Steel

New Technology Spotlight: Improving Performance of Hot Work Tool Steel

$5.00

    Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 70, No. 3   Year: 2012   Pages: 1     Summary:      HARD Technologies, a metallurgical research and development organization, developed a new low temperature diffusion surface treatment for improving the surface performance of hot work steel tooling under conditions of extreme wear and corrosion. Article describes this duplex surface treatment and its in-plant testin…

New Hot Work Steels Featured at ET '12 Aim to Meet Extruders' Demands for Longer Tool Life

New Hot Work Steels Featured at ET '12 Aim to Meet Extruders' Demands for Longer Tool Life

$15.00

Author:  Joseph C. Benedyk Company:  Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 4 Summary: Article reviews the select papers from the Extrusion/Die Practical or EP Track and Extrusion/Die Theoretical or TH Track, presented at the Extrusion Technology 2012 (ET '12) conference, held May 15-18 in Miami, Florida. Author focuses on presentations offering alternatives that outperform H13 hot work tool steels.     …

Aluminum Process Metallurgy at ET '12: Improving Industry's Grasp of Fundamentals

Aluminum Process Metallurgy at ET '12: Improving Industry's Grasp of Fundamentals

$10.00

Author:  J.D. Schloz Company:  Viking Metallurgical Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 4 Summary: Article reviews the select papers presented at the Extrusion Technology 2012 (ET '12) conference, held May 15-18, 2012, in Miami, Florida. Author focuses on presentations highlighting the efforts of scientists and engineers in applying metallurgical fundamentals for solutions to real world industry problems, from hard alloy casting product development to the fine tuning of th…

Advantages of Aluminum Creatively Showcased in 2012 Extrusion Design Competition

Advantages of Aluminum Creatively Showcased in 2012 Extrusion Design Competition

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Issue:  Vol 70, No. 4 Summary: This article announces the winners of the 2012 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition, which presented a Grand Prize, three First Place awards in the Professional Class (Structural, Engineered Products, and Renewable Energy categories), and six students in the Student Class with one in First Place, one in Second Place, two in Third Place, and two Honorable Mentions, as well as the Hydro Sustainable Design Award.    …

New Technology Spotlight: Latest Energy Saving Advances in Pressezi Front Loading Presses

New Technology Spotlight: Latest Energy Saving Advances in Pressezi Front Loading Presses

$10.00

Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 4 Summary: Pressezi Extrusion, Italy, develoloped a new energy saving feature for their presses, the Pressezi Extrusion Energy Saving (PE E.S.) System, which the company claims reduces energy consumption on the average press by 25-30%.  

Weighing Material Options against Vehicle Fuel Standards: Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Detroit

Weighing Material Options against Vehicle Fuel Standards: Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Detroit

$20.00

Author:  Joseph C. Benedyk Company:  Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 5 Summary: Issues surrounding new regulations set forth by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency on August 28, 2012, which are prompting vehicle lightweighting, were the focus of the two day conference, Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Detroit, held August 21-22 in Troy, Michigan. Author discusses the intrinsic value of vehi…

Aluminum Growth in Automotive Applications: Interview with Roland Harings, VP of Novelis Global Automotive

Aluminum Growth in Automotive Applications: Interview with Roland Harings, VP of Novelis Global Automotive

$5.00

Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 5 Summary: In this interview with Roland Harings, vp of Novelis Global Automotive, he discusses aluminum's role in the competive market of automotive manufacturing, as well as some of Novelis' innovations and how recycling fits with the automotive industry.   

Aluminum Moving into the Fast Lane for Automotive in North America: Interview with Dick Schultz, Ducker Worldwide

Aluminum Moving into the Fast Lane for Automotive in North America: Interview with Dick Schultz, Ducker Worldwide

$15.00

Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 5 Summary: Dick Schultz is the managing director of Automotive Material Practice at Ducker Worldwide, where he manages the assimilation of data on vehicle lightweighting materials and practices. In this interview with Schultz, he discusses the drivers behind the dramatic increase of aluminum use in automotive in the U.S.; comments on the major systems and comnponents that will see the most growth through 2025; looks at the steel, composites, and magnesium industries a…

WEFA Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

WEFA Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

$5.00

Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 5 Summary: The die maker WEFA celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2012. From its start as a small workshop with 20 employees, the company today has grown to employ 180 people in five locations, including two in Germany, and one each in Switzerland, the Czech Republic, and the U.S. In this interview, representatives of the two owner families, Bruno Maier and Dietrich H. Boesken, remember highlights of the development of WEFA, both the good times and some difficult momen…

Longevity in Aluminum Engineering, Casting, Heating, and Automation: Gautschi at 90 Years

Longevity in Aluminum Engineering, Casting, Heating, and Automation: Gautschi at 90 Years

$15.00

Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 5 Summary: In honor of Gautschi Engineering's 90th anniversary, this article looks at the company's history and some of the major technical achievements in new casting, furnace, and heat treatment technology since its inception in 1922.  

Equipment Spotlight: Resurgence of Batch-Type Homogenizing

Equipment Spotlight: Resurgence of Batch-Type Homogenizing

$5.00

Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 5 Summary: Though continuous homogenization furnaces have become increasingly dominant, batch-type furnaces are once again making a comeback as a serious alternative, especially for when alloys require long holding times between 6-20 hours. Technical information about Hertwich Engineering's upgrading series of batch-type homogenizing furnaces is presented.     

New Equipment Spotlight: Improved Molten Metal Transfer Delivery

New Equipment Spotlight: Improved Molten Metal Transfer Delivery

$5.00

Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 5 Summary: New molten metal transfer technology from Molten Metal Equipment Innovations, Inc. (MMEI) for secondary aluminum producers, remelters, extruders, die casters, and other such facilities is discussed, including the company's launder transfer pump and its molten metal lift pump.    

Equipment Spotlight: Automatic Metal Level Control for Ingot Casting

Equipment Spotlight: Automatic Metal Level Control for Ingot Casting

$5.00

Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 5 Summary: Article looks at Precimeter's options for improving molten metal level control in ingot casting for improved control, documentation, safety, and most importantly decreasing process variance. This includes options for controlling metal flow at the furnace or at the ingot mold, as well as complete casting line automation.  

Intense Focus on Downstream: Interview with Anthony Tropeano, FATA Hunter and FATA EPC

Intense Focus on Downstream: Interview with Anthony Tropeano, FATA Hunter and FATA EPC

$5.00

Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 6 Summary: In this interview, Anthony Tropeano, ceo of FATA Hunter and FATA EPC, provides his insight into some of the latest business and technology ventures of his company divisions. This includes the company's work in the Gulf region, specifically for the Oman Aluminium Rolling Company, as well as their award winning development of a magnesium asymetric rolling process.  

Energy Conservation Contributes to Sustainability at DUBAL

Energy Conservation Contributes to Sustainability at DUBAL

$10.00

Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 6 Year:  2012 Summary: This article presents information on Dubai Aluminium's (DUBAL) efforts to reduce energy and water consumption levels through improved operating efficiency. This includes improvements to its captive combined cycle power plant, as well as energy efficiency measures during basic operation.   

MMPDS Handbook: A Key Element in Aircraft and Aerospace Design

MMPDS Handbook: A Key Element in Aircraft and Aerospace Design

$15.00

  Author: Michael Niedzinski, Jana Rubadue, Richard Rice, Jim Kabarra Author's Company: Constellium, Battelle, Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) Title: MMPDS Handbook: A Key Element in Aircraft and Aerospace Design Volume: Vol. 71, No. 1 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 3 Description: The Metallic Materials Properties Development and Standardization (MMPDS) Handbook is the primary source of statistically based design allowable pro…

FREE: Detroit Auto Show 2013: Year of Lightweighting, Year of Sustainability

FREE: Detroit Auto Show 2013: Year of Lightweighting, Year of Sustainability

$5.00

  Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Author's Company: Light Metal Age Title: Detroit Auto Show 2013: Year of Lightweighting, Year of Sustainability Volume: Vol. 71, No. 1 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 1 Description: Often referred to as the Detroit Auto Show, the 2013 North American International Auto Show was held in Cobo Center, Detroit, MI, on January 19-27, 2013. The exhibition displayed a multitude of new cars and light truc…

Metallurgical Fundamentals Applicable to H13 Steel Dies Used in Aluminum High Pressure Die Casting and Extrusion

Metallurgical Fundamentals Applicable to H13 Steel Dies Used in Aluminum High Pressure Die Casting and Extrusion

$25.00

  Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Author's Company: Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age Title: Metallurgical Fundamentals Applicable to H13 Steel Dies Used in Aluminum High Pressure Die Casting and Extrusion Volume: Vol. 71, No. 2 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 6 Description: The hot work tool steel H13 (or H-13) is a medium alloy, martensitic, air hardening, tool steel with composition limits based on the AISI/UNS…

ET '04 Technology Tracks: Perspectives from the Track Chairs

ET '04 Technology Tracks: Perspectives from the Track Chairs

$15.00

  Title: ET '04 Technology Tracks: Perspectives from Track Chairs Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Company: Illinois Institute Technology Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 1,2 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 3 Description: The chairs of each of the six main tracks that will be presented at ET '04 were interviewed to gauge their assessement of the various papers that will be presented in their respective tracks. Companies Mentioned: …

Abstracts of Papers Submitted for Presentation at ET '04

Abstracts of Papers Submitted for Presentation at ET '04

$25.00

Title: Abstracts of Papers Submitted for Presentation at ET '04 Company: ET Foundation Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 1,2 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 15 Description: Summary of extrusion technology paper abstracts submitted for consideration and possible presentation at ET '04. Companies Mentioned:

Extractive Metallurgy of Primary Titanium

Extractive Metallurgy of Primary Titanium

$20.00

Title: Extractive Metallurgy of Primary Titanium Author: Marco V. Ginatta Company: GTT s.r.l. Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 1,2 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 4 Description: GTT of Torino, Italy, has designed a pilot high temperature electrowinning cell and is testing it for the direct reduction of liquid titanium from TiCl4 for solidified slabs. Electrolysis at high temperature grants higher productivity and lower cost for titanium production. The article advocates ind…

19th Annual International Titanium Association Conference Review

19th Annual International Titanium Association Conference Review

$15.00

Title: 19th Annual International Titanium Association Conference Review Author: F.H. "Sam" Froes Company: University of Idaho, IMAP Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 1,2 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 3 Description: The ITA held its 19th annual conference in Monterey, CA, on Oct. 12-14, 2003. The article summarizes some of the presentations and interesting industry developments at the conference.  Companies Mentioned: …

12th Annual Int'l Anodizing Conference and Expo

12th Annual Int'l Anodizing Conference and Expo

$5.00

Title: 12th Annual Int'l Anodizing Conference and Expo Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 1,2 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 1 Description: Article presents a brief review of the annual meeting of the Aluminum Anodizer's Council (AAC), held September 2003 in San Francisco, CA.  Companies Mentioned: …

Book Review: Extrusion Design Manual

Book Review: Extrusion Design Manual

$5.00

Title: Book Review: Extrusion Design Manual Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 1,2 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 1 Description: The Extrusion Design Manual, published by Hydro Aluminum North America, presents technical guidelines and creative desing inspiration for the use of aluminum extrusions in a variety of potential applications. Companies Mentioned:

New Equipment Spotlight: Quest to Saw Hot Aluminum Logs Proclaimed Success

New Equipment Spotlight: Quest to Saw Hot Aluminum Logs Proclaimed Success

$5.00

Title: New Equipment Spotlight: Quest to Saw Hot Aluminum Logs Proclaimed Success Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 1,2 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 1 Description: This spotlight introduces the patent-pending system that successfully cuts hot aluminum logs. This revolutionary system uses a B & O saw combined with a newly designed Belco furnace to cut logs after they have been heated in a log furnace, prior to billets being fed to an extrusion press. Recentely, a large extruder pur…

Process Spotlight: Attaining the Perfect Butt

Process Spotlight: Attaining the Perfect Butt

$5.00

Title: Process Spotlight: Attaining the Perfect Butt Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 1,2 Year: 2004 Description: This Process Spotlight features the issue of butt shearing with aluminum extruders. According to Breda, a division of Danieli & C. Spa, headquartered in Buttrio, Italy, precise butt shearing leads to improved profile quality and increased press productivity through the reduction of both the possibility of air entrapment and butt thickness. For awhile now, Breda has …

Primary Aluminum Smelters of the World/The Primary Aluminum Industry at the Turn of the Year 2003/2004

Primary Aluminum Smelters of the World/The Primary Aluminum Industry at the Turn of the Year 2003/2004

$15.00

Title: Primary Aluminum Smelters of the World/The Primary Aluminum Industry at the Turn of the Year 2003/2004 Author: Rudolf P. Pawlek Company: TS+C Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 3,4 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 3 Description: This article consists of an overview of the year's news in the primary aluminum industry organized by company and region of the world. Includes tables of all smelters' nameplate and shutdown capacities on a temporary basis.  Companie…

SY300 Potline Operation at Henan HongKong Longquan Aluminium

SY300 Potline Operation at Henan HongKong Longquan Aluminium

$10.00

Title: SY300 Potline Operation at Henan HongKong Longquan Aluminium Author: Haibo She, Bijun Ren Company: Shenyang Aluminium & Magnesium Engineering & Research Institute, Henan HongKong Longquan Aluminium Co. Ltd.  Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 3,4 Year: 2004 Description: The authors describe the startup of the SY300 potline at LQAL in China, and describe the potline's technology and operation.  Companies Mentioned: …

Revitalization of Søderberg Smelters

Revitalization of Søderberg Smelters

$10.00

Title: Revitalization of Søderberg Smelters Author: Helge O. Forberg Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 3,4 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 2 Description: The article explores the history and current status of Søderberg smelters, and analyzes the problems inherent with Søderberg technology. A case is made for the revamping of Søderberg smelters to meet environmental and production requirements.  Companies Mentioned: …

IMCO Pumps Up Furnace Production at Saginaw

IMCO Pumps Up Furnace Production at Saginaw

$15.00

Title: IMCO Pumps Up Furnace Production at Saginaw Author: Anna Henry Company: Headline Ink Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 3,4 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 3 Description: IMCO Recycling's plant in Saginaw County, MI, found a way to increase metal output while shutting down a secondary furnace. The author describes how IMCO, after securing a contract with GM for the provision of specialty alloy, built a new plant in eight months to produce and ship metal to the automaker…

Aluminium in Siberia Conference

Aluminium in Siberia Conference

$20.00

Title: Aluminium in Siberia Conference Author: George C. Holywell Company: Almagi, Inc. Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 3,4 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 4 Description: The article is a review of the Aluminium in Siberia conference that took place September 8-10, 2003 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. It includes a breakdown of presentations and brief summaries of presentation topics.  Companies Mentioned:   …

Welcome to the "Aluminium Valley"

Welcome to the "Aluminium Valley"

$20.00

Title: Welcome to the "Aluminium Valley" Author: Susan Kelly Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 3,4 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 4 Description: The "Aluminium Valley" is a region of Quebec, Canada, that is ideally suited for aluminum companies to situate plants and production. The article describes the valley's attributes and what the region has to offer to aluminum producers.  Companies Mentioned: …

8th Australasian Aluminium Cast House Technology Conference

8th Australasian Aluminium Cast House Technology Conference

$20.00

Title: 8th Australasian Aluminium Cast House Technology Conference Author: Peter Whiteley Company: Munimula Technology Pty Ltd. Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 3,4 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 4 Description: The author reviews the 8th Australasian Cast House Technology Conference and gives an overview of the papers and presentations that were given. The conference was held September 14-18, 2003, in Brisbane, Australia. Topics included: furnaces, recycling, grain refining and…

Opportunities for Magnesium Sheet in Automotive Lightweighting

Opportunities for Magnesium Sheet in Automotive Lightweighting

$10.00

Title: Opportunities for Magnesium Sheet in Automotive Lightweighting Author: Edward J. Vinarcik Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 3,4 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 2 Description: Although aluminum tends to be the metal of primary focus in the automotive lightweighting trend, the author makes a case for the use of magnesium sheet as a viable alternative to aluminum, due to its high strength-to-weight ratio.  Companies Mentioned: …

Magnesium Meeting in Wolfsburg is Great Success

Magnesium Meeting in Wolfsburg is Great Success

$20.00

Title: Magnesium Meeting in Wolfsburg is Great Success Author: Robert E. "Bob" Brown Company: Magnesium Monthly Review Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 3,4 # of Pages: 4 Description: The author reviews the 6th International Conference and Exhibition on Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications, held in Wolfsburg, Germany, November 18-20, 2003. The article includes a review of selected presentations given at the conference.  Companies Mentioned: …

International Magnesium Association Re-Energized Under New Management: Interview with Greg Patzer, Executive Vice President

International Magnesium Association Re-Energized Under New Management: Interview with Greg Patzer, Executive Vice President

$10.00

Title: International Magnesium Association Re-Energized Under New Management: Interview with Greg Patzer, Executive Vice President Company: International Magnesium association (IMA) Issue #: Vol.62, No. 3,4 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 2 Description: As of January 2004, the IMA moved its headquarters to Wauconda, IL, and announced two major changes: that it would employ the services of The Sanford Organziation (TSO), and that Greg Patzer was appointed as the new execut…

New Equipment Spotlight: Improving the Anode Changing Process

New Equipment Spotlight: Improving the Anode Changing Process

$5.00

Title: New Equipment Spotlight: Improving the Anode Changing Process Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 3,4 Year: 2004 Description: This New Equipment Spotlight talks about how HMR Hydeq, with Hydro Aluminium Ardal in Norway has developed improved equipment for the anode changing process, including: anode changing machine, cavity cleaner, and crust breaker. In 30 years HMR Hydeq has produced over 200 vehicles. Companies Mentioned: …

Universal Alloy's New 16,200-ton Extrusion Press Will Shape the Future of Aerospace

Universal Alloy's New 16,200-ton Extrusion Press Will Shape the Future of Aerospace

$15.00

Title: Universal Alloy's New 16,200-ton Extrusion Press Will Shape the Future of Aerospace Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Company: Illinois Institute of Technology Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 5,6 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 3 Description: A giant 16,200 ton direct-indirect extrusion press is now being readied for startup at the Canton, GA, plant of Universal Alloy Corp. Once installed and in operation, it will be the largest press in North America and one of the largest …

Use of FEM in Optimizing the Strength of Extrusion Welds and Surface Quality of Aluminum Profiles for Automotive Structures

Use of FEM in Optimizing the Strength of Extrusion Welds and Surface Quality of Aluminum Profiles for Automotive Structures

$20.00

Title: Use of FEM in Optimizing the Strength of Extrusion Welds and Surface Quality of Aluminum Profiles for Automotive Structures Author: Lorenzo Donati Company: University of Bologna, Compes S.p.A. Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 5,6 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 4 Description: The author reviews the use of finite element modeling in optimizing the quality of extruded profiles, sheet metal, and castings used to manufacture aluminum components for the automotive industry.&nb…

Defects Attributable to Die-Metal and Billet-Container Interaction in Direct Extrusion: Problems and Remedies

Defects Attributable to Die-Metal and Billet-Container Interaction in Direct Extrusion: Problems and Remedies

$25.00

Title: Defects Attributable to Die-Metal and Billet-Container Interaction in Direct Extrusion: Problems and Remedies Author: Roy Hollis Issue #: vol. 62, No. 5,6 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 5 Description: This is the third in a series of articles offering practical information to the extruder for optimizing extrusion practices. This one addresses defects due to die-metal interaction, including: die lines, chatter, and the influence of billet metallurgy. Defects due to…

Superior Designs Provided by Extruded Components Key to Growing Use of Aluminum in Automotive

Superior Designs Provided by Extruded Components Key to Growing Use of Aluminum in Automotive

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Title: Superior Designs Provided by Extruded Components Key to Growing Use of Aluminum in Automotive Author: Edward J. Vinarcik Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 5,6 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 2 Description: The author explores the increased use of aluminum to manufacture automotive components, spaceframes, and monocoques. Companies mentioned include Audi, Ford, Jaguar, Honda, Hyundai, and Volvo.  Companies Mentioned: …

Matvienko to Head RUSAL's Aluminium Division

Matvienko to Head RUSAL's Aluminium Division

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Title: Matvienko to Head RUSAL's Aluminium Division  Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 5,6 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 1 Description: This interview with Rusal's new head of its Aluminium Division, Valeri Matvienko, focuses on his outlook for the company's primary aluminum and production future.  Companies Mentioned:

The Castool Story: Evolving Tooling Technology

The Castool Story: Evolving Tooling Technology

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Title: The Castool Story: Evolving Tooling Technology Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 5,6 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 3 Description: The article profiles Castool Tooling Solutions Group, which evolved from a garage-business tool and die shop by Harry Robbins to a multinational group of 15 companies. Current general manager, Paul Robbins, is extensively quoted about Castool's outlook and capabilities.  Companies Mentioned: …

Hydro Strengthens Transportation Position in North America

Hydro Strengthens Transportation Position in North America

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Title: Hydro Strengthens Transportation Position in North America Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 5,6 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 2 Description: The article describes Hydro Aluminum North America's effort to strengthen its focus on  the transportation market, in part by creating a new division, Hydro Aluminum Transportation Components. It also contains an interview with Jack Pell, the vice president of the new transportation unit.  Companies Mentioned: …

New Equipment Spotlight: Tighter Temperature Tolerances/Flexibility in Extrusion Aging Systems

New Equipment Spotlight: Tighter Temperature Tolerances/Flexibility in Extrusion Aging Systems

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Title: New Equipment Spotlight: Tighter Temperature Tolerances/Flexibility in Extrusion Aging Systems Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 5,6 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 1 Description: This New Equipment Spotlight covers the IUT vertical chamber oven features a double cross airflow. With this design, air passes the shortest possible way over the extrusions. Achieving a lower delta "T" and very precise temperature control results in shorter aging cycles. With the IUT aging sys…

2004 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition Winners

2004 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition Winners

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Title: 2004 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition Winners Company: ET Foundation Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 5,6 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 3 Description: The article profiles the winners of the 2004 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition, sponsored by the ET Foundation. Winning entries are described and photographs are included.  Companies Mentioned:

Book Review: Extrusion Press Maintenance Manual, 3rd Edition

Book Review: Extrusion Press Maintenance Manual, 3rd Edition

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Title: Book Review: Extrusion Press Maintenance Manual, 3rd Edition Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 5,6 # of Pages: 1 Year: 2004 Description: The third edition of the Extrusion Press Maintenance Manual, written by J.A. Kennedy and published by Kennedy Eurotech, Inc., is a comprehensive guidebook covering all aspected of the aluminum extrusion process. Companies Mentioned: …

Book Review: Alcastek 2004: Aluminium Cast House, Rolling & Extrusion Technology

Book Review: Alcastek 2004: Aluminium Cast House, Rolling & Extrusion Technology

$5.00

Title: Book Review: Alcastek 2004: Aluminium Cast House, Rolling & Extrusion Technology Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 5,6 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 1 Description: Alcastek 2004, written by Madhukar Nilmani in conjunction with INDAL and published by NCS, Australia, presents the proceedings of the Alcastek 2004: Aluminium Cast House, Rolling & Extrusion Technology conference, held January 20-23, 2004 in Mumbai, India. Companies Mentioned: …

Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review

Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review

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Title: Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review Author: Rudolf P. Pawlek Company: TS+C Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 7 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 8 Description: The author reviews the state of the world secondary aluminum industry between June 2003 and May 2004, organized by region. Companies Mentioned:

Rusal's Sayanogorsk Aluminum Smelter to Double Capacity and Convert Casthouse to 100% Alloy

Rusal's Sayanogorsk Aluminum Smelter to Double Capacity and Convert Casthouse to 100% Alloy

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Title: Rusal's Sayanogorsk Aluminum Smelter to Double Capacity and Convert Casthouse to 100% Alloy Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Company: Illinois Institute of Technology Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 7 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 2 Description: Rusal's Sayanogorsk smelter is positioning itself to become a big player on the world market in primary aluminum supply and value-added casthouse products. As part of its overall growth strategy, Rusal began an expansion proje…

Interview: Alexey Volvenkin Charts Value Added Production Course at SAZ Casthouse

Interview: Alexey Volvenkin Charts Value Added Production Course at SAZ Casthouse

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Title: Interview: Alexey Volvenkin Charts Value Added Production Course at SAZ Casthouse Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 7 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 1 Description: LMA interviewed Rusal's SAZ casthouse manager, Alexey Volvenkin, about  expansion projects at SAZ, the smelter's new casthouse modernization, and future prospects.  Companies Mentioned:

Developments in the Manufacture of Curved Extruded Profiles – Past, Present, and Future

Developments in the Manufacture of Curved Extruded Profiles – Past, Present, and Future

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Title: Developments in the Manufacture of Curved Extruded Profiles – Past, Present, and Future Author: Alexander Klaus, Matthias Kleiner Company: University of Dortmund Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 7 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 6 Description: The authors describe a process by which profiles can be simultaneously extruded and bent (curved), producing finished profiles that demonstrate high accuracy, strength, and freedom of design by replacing traditional bending te…

Primary Aluminum Interview: Andre Teissier-duCros Patents VSFB Mini-Smelter Concept

Primary Aluminum Interview: Andre Teissier-duCros Patents VSFB Mini-Smelter Concept

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Title: Primary Aluminum Interview: Andre Teissier-duCros Patents VSFB Mini-Smelter Concept Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 7 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 3 Description: Andre Teissier-duCros and colleagues patented a concept for a VSFB Mini-Smelter, integrating a coal-fired power plant with a Soderberg smelter.  LMA interviewed Teissier-duCros, president and founder of Gean Overseas, Inc., who elaborated on his vision of the future for competitive smelters and described his min…

International Alloy Designations and Chemical Composition Limits for Wrought Alloys: Offered as Free Download from The Aluminum Association

International Alloy Designations and Chemical Composition Limits for Wrought Alloys: Offered as Free Download from The Aluminum Association

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Title: International Alloy Designations and Chemical Composition Limits for Wrought Alloys: Offered as Free Download from The Aluminum Association Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 7 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 1 Description: The article presents the publication "International Alloy Designations and Chemical Composition Limits for Wrought Alloys" and describes in detail how to access this online publication at The Aluminum Association's website.  Companies Ment…

Kouilou Magnesium Project – Set for Success

Kouilou Magnesium Project – Set for Success

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Title: Kouilou Magnesium Project – Set for Success Author: Robert E. "Bob" Brown Company: Magnesium Monthly Review Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 7 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 4 Description: MagAlloy is developing the Kouilou Magnesium Project, which includes a carnallite mine and a 60,000 mtpy magnesium metal production plant to be constructed and operated in the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville). The author outlines project progress as reported by Bill…

Nichols Aluminum Continues to Set Industry Standard for Low Grade Scrap Recovery

Nichols Aluminum Continues to Set Industry Standard for Low Grade Scrap Recovery

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Title: Nichols Aluminum Continues to Set Industry Standard for Low Grade Scrap Recovery Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 7 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 2 Description: Nichols Aluminum Casting of Davenport, IA, is setting standards in the secondary aluminum industry through good preventive maintenance, process analysis, and good equipment choices.  Companies Mentioned:

ET '04 Expo Displays Advances in Extrusion Technology

ET '04 Expo Displays Advances in Extrusion Technology

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Title: ET '04 Expo Displays Advances in Extrusion Technology Company: ET Foundation Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 7 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 3 Description: The article describes a sampling of the innovative equipment, processes, and services displayed at the ET '04 Exposition, held May 2004 in Orlando, FL.  Companies Mentioned:

ET Draws Together the Aluminum Extrusion World

ET Draws Together the Aluminum Extrusion World

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Title: ET Draws Together the Aluminum Extrusion World Company: ET Foundation Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 7 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 3 Description: The article reviews the ET '04 show, held in May 2004 in Orlando, Fl, and includes photos of noted aluminum extrusion industry professionals who participated in the show and expo.  Companies Mentioned:

TMS 2004 Annual Meeting and Exhibition

TMS 2004 Annual Meeting and Exhibition

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Title: TMS 2004 Annual Meeting and Exhibition Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 7 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 2 Description: The article reviews the TMS 2004 Annual Meeting and Exhibition, held in March 2004 in Charlotte, NC, including photos of industry professionals who participated in the exhibition.  Companies Mentioned:

New Equipment Spotlight: Revolutionary Double-Blade, Narrow-Cut Billet Saw

New Equipment Spotlight: Revolutionary Double-Blade, Narrow-Cut Billet Saw

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Title: New Equipment Spotlight: Revolutionary Double-Blade, Narrow-Cut Billet Saw Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 7 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 1 Description: This New Equipment Spotlight presents the narrow cut saw which was developed over a four year period by Otto Junker (UK) Ltd. and RNS Industrial Design Ltd., both of England. During the development period significant work was carried out on hot sawing of aluminum billet at 475°C. This work preceeded earlier experiments by…

New Equipment Spotlight: Arabian Light Metals Transforms, Low Cost Upgrade to Hydraulic System

New Equipment Spotlight: Arabian Light Metals Transforms, Low Cost Upgrade to Hydraulic System

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Title: New Equipment Spotlight: Arabian Light Metals Transforms, Low Cost Upgrade to Hydraulic System Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 7 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 1 Description: Arabian Light Metals Ksc of Kuwait is undergoing a 12 month plant modernization and equipment upgrade with the help of Extrusion Press Services (EPS) UK Ltd., with minimum disruption to existing processing. ALM purchases the majority of its billet from Alba. Its upgrade involves a new PLC system on both ex…

Ductile Aluminum High-Pressure Die Casting Alloys for Automotive Applications

Ductile Aluminum High-Pressure Die Casting Alloys for Automotive Applications

$25.00

Title: Ductile Aluminum High-Pressure Die Casting Alloys for Automotive Applications Author: Hubert Koch, Rudiger Franke Company: Aluminum Rheinfelden GmbH Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 8 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 6 Description: The authors describe German company, Aluminium Rheinfelden's, development of die casting alloys for the automotive market, including Silafont-36, Magsimal-59,  and Castasil-37.  Companies Mentioned: …

First Advances in the Manufacture of Composite Extrusions for Lightweight Constructions

First Advances in the Manufacture of Composite Extrusions for Lightweight Constructions

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Title: First Advances in the Manufacture of Composite Extrusions for Lightweight Constructions Authoer: Alexander Klaus, Michael Schomacker, Matthias Kleiner Company: University of Dortmund Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 8 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 7 Description: The authors describe a new process for improving the mechanical properties of aluminum extrusions through a compositing process that introduces a rope or strand of steel or carbon fiber into aluminum extrusions …

Magnesium Challenges Aluminum Dominance as the Light Metal of Choice in Automotive Markets

Magnesium Challenges Aluminum Dominance as the Light Metal of Choice in Automotive Markets

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Title: Magnesium Challenges Aluminum Dominance as the Light Metal of Choice in Automotive Markets Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Company: Illinois Institute of Technology Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 8 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 5 Description: The article describes the efforts of Earle Canavan of the Magnesium Automotive Group to build and market an all-magnesium car (the Kaiser Darrin), and promote the use of magnesium as a viable alternative to aluminum in the continuing e…

New "Raffle" Process Produces Direct Injection Magnesium Wheels on a Cast-by-Cast Basis with No Porosity

New "Raffle" Process Produces Direct Injection Magnesium Wheels on a Cast-by-Cast Basis with No Porosity

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Title: New "Raffle" Process Produces Direct Injection Magnesium Wheels on a Cast-by-Cast Basis with No Porosity Author: Robert E. "Bob" Brown Company: Magnesium Review Monthly Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 8 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 3 Description:The Raffle Process, a new magnesium wheel production technique, was awarded the IMA Award of Excellence in the Process Category at the 2004 meeting of the International Magnesium Association. Noel Raffle, the in…

The Effect of Increased Zirconium Content on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Ti-1100 Alloy

The Effect of Increased Zirconium Content on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Ti-1100  Alloy

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Title: The Effect of Increased Zirconium Content on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Ti-1100 Alloy Author: Mesut Varlioglu, Phillip Nash, Feng Xu, Geping Li Company: Illinois Institute of Technology Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 8 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 4 Description: The authors outline experiments conducted on Ti-1100 alloy concerning the addition of zirconium and its effect on the microstructure and mechanical properties of the titanium alloy. C…

Automotive Light Metals Industry Interview: Dieter Braun: Hydro has Comprehensive Competence in Global Automotive Sector

Automotive Light Metals Industry Interview: Dieter Braun: Hydro has Comprehensive Competence in Global Automotive Sector

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Title: Automotive Light Metals Industry Interview: Dieter Braun: Hydro has Comprehensive Competence in Global Automotive Sector Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Company: Illinois Institute of Technology Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 8 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 2 Description: At the ALUMINIUM 2004 show in Essen, Germany, the author had a chance to speak with Dieter Braun, president of Hydro Aluminium Automotive, about the latest trends and future direction of automotive aluminu…

The 11th International Arab Aluminium Conference and Exhibition – Arabal 2004 Highlights Gulf Region as a Major Center of the Aluminum Industry

The 11th International Arab Aluminium Conference and Exhibition – Arabal 2004 Highlights Gulf Region as a Major Center of the Aluminum Industry

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Title: The 11th International Arab Aluminium Conference and Exhibition – Arabal 2004 Highlights Gulf Region as a Major Center of the Aluminum Industry Author: Andrew Hall Company: Alken Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 8 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 9 Description: The 11th International Arabal Conference was held April 19-21, 2004, in Bahrain. The author reviews some of the pertinent presentations given at the conference in regards to the aluminum industry outlook from …

ALUMINIUM 2004 World Trade Fair Congress

ALUMINIUM 2004 World Trade Fair Congress

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Title: ALUMINIUM 2004 World Trade Fair Congress Author: Ken Stanford Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 8 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 3 Description: Ken Stanford, currently an LMA European correspondent, reviews the 2004 ALUMINIUM show in Essen, Germany, highlighting some of the presentations and technologies that were profiled at the show.  Companies Mentioned:

Essen is the Number One Aluminum Event in the World: ALUMINIUM 2004 Exhibition Enjoys Overwhelming Success

Essen is the Number One Aluminum Event in the World: ALUMINIUM 2004 Exhibition Enjoys Overwhelming Success

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Title: Essen is the Number One Aluminum Event in the World: ALUMINIUM 2004 Exhibition Enjoys Overwhelming Success Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 8 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 3 Description: LMA reviews the 2004 ALUMINIUM show in Essen, Germany, particularly describing several new product offerings from companies such as Otto Junker GmbH, Stimir hf, Erbsloh Aluminium, Castool, Alcan, Rusal, and ZIRCAR Ceramics.  Companies Mentioned: …

New Wave of Aluminum Rolling In China: A Current View of China's Flat Products Industry

New Wave of Aluminum Rolling In China: A Current View of China's Flat Products Industry

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Title: New Wave of Aluminum Rolling In China: A Current View of China's Flat Products Industry Author: Wang Jinghai, Rao Xuyue Company: LINP Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 9 Year: 2004 Description: The authors review the state of the Chinese aluminum flat rolling industry, including history, the current marketplace, the most influential companies, and political and investment issues. Companies Mentioned:

Corus Aluminum Rolled Products Driving Automotive and Taking Wing in 2005

Corus Aluminum Rolled Products Driving Automotive and Taking Wing in 2005

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Title: Corus Aluminum Rolled Products Driving Automotive and Taking Wing in 2005 Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Company: Illinois Institute of Technology Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 9 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 4 Description: The author outlines the planned upgrade of Corus Aluminum Rolled Products' (CARP) Koblenz plant in Germany. Includes news that Corus and Alu Menziken Aerospace formed a technology alliance. Alu Menziken's U.S. branch is Universal Alloy Corp. in…

Vistawall Tennessee is Setting New Sights on Production

Vistawall Tennessee is Setting New Sights on Production

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Title: Vistawall Tennessee is Setting New Sights on Production Author: Anna Henry Company: Headline Ink Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 9 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 4 Description: Profile of Vista Wall Group, an aluminum extruder that will be expanding to install a second line in Midway, TN. The company manufactures extrusions for architecture. Article includes a detailed description of the new short stroke press, multichamber die oven, and handling and finishing operation…

Hydro Aluminium R&D Bonn Rolls Onto Tomorrow

Hydro Aluminium R&D Bonn Rolls Onto Tomorrow

$10.00

Title: Hydro Aluminium R&D Bonn Rolls Onto Tomorrow Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 9 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 2 Description: In celebrating its 40th anniversary, Hydro Aluminium R&D Bonn outlines its ongoing work in the field of flat aluminum processing. Major highlights of the company's technical accomplishments are described.  Companies Mentioned: …

Challenges for the Casting Technology and Material Development of Highly Stressed Aluminum Automotive Engines

Challenges for the Casting Technology and Material Development of Highly Stressed Aluminum Automotive Engines

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Title: Challenges for the Casting Technology and Material Development of Highly Stressed Aluminum Automotive Engines Author: Wolfgang Schneider Company: Hydro Aluminum Deutschland GmbH Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 9 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 4 Description: The author outlines developments by Hydro Aluminium in casting technologies and casting alloys for the automotive industry, with attention to the major concerns of lightweighting and environmental issues.  C…

Inside/Out Light Metals: Precisse Alignment (Physical and Thermal) is Key to Profitable Extrusion

Inside/Out Light Metals: Precisse Alignment (Physical and Thermal) is Key to Profitable Extrusion

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Title: Inside/Out Light Metals: Precisse Alignment (Physical and Thermal) is Key to Profitable Extrusion Author: Paul Robbins Company: Castool Tooling Systems Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 9 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 2 Description: In this editorial, the author presents advice on proper physical press alignment, thermal alignment of the die, thermal alignment of the container, and how these parameters can affect the profitability of extrusion.  Companies Mentio…

Aluminum in Alcohol Packaging: Challenging the Market for Freshness and Innovation

Aluminum in Alcohol Packaging: Challenging the Market for Freshness and Innovation

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Title: Aluminum in Alcohol Packaging: Challenging the Market for Freshness and Innovation Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 9 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 2 Description: The foil industry is making a big push for the makers of alcoholic beverages of all kinds to consider aluminum foil as an ideal packaging material, from aluminum beer bottles to foil enclosures for wine, as well as flexible foil packs for alcohol that are unbreakable and portable.  Companies Mentioned: …

Lw 2004 International Aluminum Profile Technology Seminar & Exposition: China Striving to Become a More Powerful Aluminum Country

Lw 2004 International Aluminum Profile Technology Seminar & Exposition: China Striving to Become a More Powerful Aluminum Country

$5.00

Title: Lw 2004 International Aluminum Profile Technology Seminar & Exposition: China Striving to Become a More Powerful Aluminum Country Author: Wang Zi Tao Company: Guangdong Non-ferrous Metals Society Processing Academic Committee Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 9 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 1 Description: The author reviews the Lw 2004 International Aluminum Profile Technology Seminar & Exposition, held Nov. 6-8, 2004, in Guangzhou, PR China. The theme of the con…

Aluminum in Auto and Outer Space

Aluminum in Auto and Outer Space

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Title: Aluminum in Auto and Outer Space Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 9 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 1 Description: The article profiles the Airbus A300 used by the European Space Agency to provide zero-gravity experiment test flights, and Hydro Aluminium's recent testing of special aluminum alloys in a zero-gravity environment. Paul Moller's innovative Skycar concept is also profiled, which uses approximately 75 lbs of aluminum in its airframe.  Companies Mention…

Book Review: Aluminum Foil Manual

Book Review: Aluminum Foil Manual

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Title: Book Review: Aluminum Foil Manual Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 9 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 1 Description: The Aluminum Foil Manual, published by the Aluminum Association, offers a look at the history, characteristics and properties, forming methods, and applications of aluminum foil. Companies Mentioned:

New Equipment Spotlight: GARMCO Expands Foil Annealing Capabilities

New Equipment Spotlight: GARMCO Expands Foil Annealing Capabilities

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Title: New Equipment Spotlight: GARMCO Expands Foil Annealing Capabilities Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 9 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 1 Description: This New Equipment Spotlight summarizes the expansion of the foil rolling facility by the Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mill Co. (GARMCO) in Bahrain, with the addition of an indirect electrically heated chamber furnace with mass flow heating for the annealing of aluminum foil under air or nitrogen, to be supplied by OTTO JUNKER of Germany.…

Book Review: Aluminium Handbook, Volumes 1 and 2

Book Review: Aluminium Handbook, Volumes 1 and 2

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Title: Book Review: Aluminium Handbook, Volumes 1 and 2 Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 9 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 1 Description: The Aluminium Handbook, published by Aluminium-Zentrale e.V., provides valuable information for aluminum specialists and engineers on the metal's physical, mechanical, and chemical properties; primary and secondary production; casting forming, joining, machining, and  surface finishing processes; and applications of aluminum. Companies Me…

Book Review: Aluminum Statistical Review for 2003

Book Review: Aluminum Statistical Review for 2003

$5.00

Title: Book Review: Aluminum Statistical Review for 2003 Issue #: Vol. 62, No. 9 Year: 2004 # of Pages: 1 Description: The Aluminum Statistical Review for 2003, published by the Aluminum Association, provides statistical data, primarily covering changes the North American industry from 1993-2003 along with select world statistics.  Companies Mentioned:

Primary Aluminum Smelters of the World/The Primary Aluminum Industry at the Turn of the Year 2002/2003

Primary Aluminum Smelters of the World/The Primary Aluminum Industry at the Turn of the Year 2002/2003

$25.00

Title: Primary Aluminum Smelters of the World/The Primary Aluminum Industry at the Turn of the Year 2002/2003 Author: Rudolf P. Pawlek Company: TS+C Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 1,2 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 16 Description: The author covers the period from December 2001 through November 2002 and reviews the state of the international primary aluminum industry by country and company. Includes a table listing nameplate and shutdown capacities on a temporary basis for sm…

KRAZ in Eastern Siberia: Streamlining the Second Largest Smelter in the World

KRAZ in Eastern Siberia: Streamlining the Second Largest Smelter in the World

$10.00

Title: KRAZ in Eastern Siberia: Streamlining the Second Largest Smelter in the World Author: Anna Henry Company: Headline Ink Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 1,2 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 2 Description: The author details Rusal's upgrade of its smelter in Krasnoyarsk, including the modernization of the potroom with a transition towards dry anode technology, and increasing the output of high-end product. 

Construction of MOZAL II

Construction of MOZAL II

$20.00

Title: Construction of MOZAL II Author: Rudolf P. Pawlek Company: TS+C Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 1,2 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 4 Description: This article follows up a report about the construction and startup of the Mozal I aluminum smelter project in Mozambique that appeared in the June 2000 issue of LMA.  The author recaps the decision to expand the successful Mozal I by building Mozal II, and details the efforts of BHP Billiton, Mitsubishi Corp. of Japan, a…

Alba Continues to Grow With Fifth Potline

Alba Continues to Grow With Fifth Potline

$5.00

Title: Alba Continues to Grow With Fifth Potline Author: Anna Henry Company: Headline Ink Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 1,2 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 1 Description: The author details Alba's decision to expand its plant in Knuff, Bahrain, by installing a fifth potline, to increase capacity at the plant to 800,000 tpy. Bechtel is coordinating the project.  …

Phase I: Sunndal Smelter Commissioned Ahead of Schedule

Phase I: Sunndal Smelter Commissioned Ahead of Schedule

$5.00

Title: Phase I: Sunndal Smelter Commissioned Ahead of Schedule Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Company: Illinois Institute of Technology Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 1,2 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 1 Description: The author details Norsk Hydro's phase I construction of the Sunndal smelter expansion in Norway. 

Largest Diameter Hard Alloy Billet DC Cast at Vista Metals

Largest Diameter Hard Alloy Billet DC Cast at Vista Metals

$15.00

Title: Largest Diameter Hard Alloy Billet DC Cast at Vista Metals Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 1,2 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 3 Description: The article describes the 42" diameter billet that was cast at Vista Metals in Fontana, CA, from AA 7175 alloy billet for aerospace application.  Almex Corporation supplied the CASTRIGHT II billet molds as part of a casting technology package. 

Gainesville Thriving in Challenging Marketplace

Gainesville Thriving in Challenging Marketplace

$10.00

Title: Gainesville Thriving in Challenging Marketplace Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 1,2 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 2 Description:The article describes Indalex Aluminum Solutions Group's expansion of its extrusion plant in Gainesville, GA. New equipment is detailed and the company's increased capacity and dedication to customer service is described.  …

Second Sinomag Magnesium Semiar – Beijing, China, November 22-24

Second Sinomag Magnesium Semiar – Beijing, China, November 22-24

$15.00

Title: Second Sinomag Magnesium Semiar – Beijing, China, November 22-24 Author: Robert E. "Bob" Brown Company: Magnesium Monthly Review Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 1,2 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 3 Description: The author describes the technical papers and presentations given at the Second Sinomag Magnesium Seminar in Beijing, China on November 22-24, 2002. Plant tours of some of the newer magnesium plants in the Shangxi and Shaanxi Provinces are also de…

VIII International Conference & Exhibition: Aluminium of Siberia–2002

VIII International Conference & Exhibition: Aluminium of Siberia–2002

$10.00

Title: VIII International Conference & Exhibition: Aluminium of Siberia–2002 Author: Michael Kogan Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 1,2 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 2 Description: The author reviews the VIII International Conference & Exposition "Aluminium of Siberia–2002"  that was held in Krasnoyarsk, Russia  in September 2002. Topics covered include primary production, casting, and secondary processing.  …

18th Annual International Titanium Association Conference and Exhibition

18th Annual International Titanium Association Conference and Exhibition

$20.00

Title: 18th Annual International Titanium Association Conference and Exhibition Author: F.H. "Sam" Froes Company: University of Idaho, IMAP Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 1,2 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 4 Description: The author summarizes presentations given at the 18th ITA Conference and Exposition, held in Orlando, FL, on October 6-8, 2002. Topics included military aircraft, commercial airline, auto, and boat applications, and an overview of the titanium marke…

23rd Design and Fabrication Seminar: Automotive Aluminum: Building a Better Car

23rd Design and Fabrication Seminar: Automotive Aluminum: Building a Better Car

$20.00

Title: 23rd Design and Fabrication Seminar: Automotive Aluminum: Building a Better Car Author: Richard L. Klimisch, Joseph C. Benedyk Companies: The Aluminum Association, Illinois Institute of Technology Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 1,2 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 4 Description: The authors review the 23rd Automotive Design and Fabrication Seminar held in Livonia, MI, on October 23, 2002. Sponsored by The Aluminum Association's Automotive  and Light Truck Group,…

Concurrent Extrusion and Bending of Aluminum Profiles

Concurrent Extrusion and Bending of Aluminum Profiles

$20.00

Title: Concurrent Extrusion and Bending of Aluminum Profiles Author: Buntoro, K. Mueller Company: Forschungszentrun Strangpressen, Technical University of Berlin Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 3,4 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 4 Description: The authors describe the process of concurrently bending and extruding aluminum profiles for use in the automotive industry. The technique is put forth as a way to avoid productivity and quality losses in profile manufacture.  …

Downstream Extrusion Process Control: Quenching, Cooling, Aging

Downstream Extrusion Process Control: Quenching, Cooling, Aging

$25.00

Title: Downstream Extrusion Process Control: Quenching, Cooling, Aging Author: A.J. "Bill" Bryant, Roger A.P. Fielding Company: Benchmarks Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 3,4 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 8 Description: The authors address the importance of downstream extrusion process controls and their role in maximizing the profitability of an extrusion plant, as well as outlining the dangers of improperly designed and/or operated aging systems on the f…

Thermal Alignment: Termperature Control in the Extrusion Process

Thermal Alignment: Termperature Control in the Extrusion Process

$15.00

Title: Thermal Alignment: Termperature Control in the Extrusion Process Author: Dario Buggio Company: Danieli Breda Officine Meccaniche SpA Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 3,4 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 3 Description: The author discusses the importance of the role of thermal alignment in aluminum extrusion: how the continuous control/monitoring of thermal conditions of the profile, the billet input temperature, tool temperature, and energy transferred to aluminum by …

Deposition of Hard Films on Hot-Working Steel Dies for Aluminum Extrusion

Deposition of Hard Films on Hot-Working Steel Dies for Aluminum Extrusion

$25.00

Title: Deposition of Hard Films on Hot-Working Steel Dies for Aluminum Extrusion Author: K. Mueller Company: Forschungszentrum Strangpressen, Technical University of Berlin Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 3,4 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 6 Description: The author describes a duplex process for improving die performance and the quality of extruded products that consists of applying a combination of a plasma nitiriding (PN) pretreatment and a plasma-assisted chemical vapo…

Temper Registration Records

Temper Registration Records

$15.00

Title: Temper Registration Records Author: Parvaneh Shafiee, Peter Pollak, Michael Skillingberg Company: The Aluminum Association Year: 2003 # of Pages: 3 Description: This is the third of a series of articles on aluminum industry standards administered by The Aluminum Association. This article covers the registration of tempers for aluminum alloy products. 

Superextruders: Improving Container Life Through Temperature Control

Superextruders: Improving Container Life Through Temperature Control

$20.00

Title: Superextruders: Improving Container Life Through Temperature Control Author: Paul Robbins Company: Castool Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 3,4 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 4 Description: The author defines the word "superextruders" as leaders in the light metal extrusion industry who consistently achieve a much higher level of productivity than others, and goes on to describe how a superextruder tested and dealt with overheating and temperature control durin…

AEC Conducts International Tour in Italy

AEC Conducts International Tour in Italy

$10.00

Title: AEC Conducts International Tour in Italy Author: Greg Rajsky Company: Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 3,4 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 2 Description: The author summarizes a tour by AEC member representatives to northern Italy in November 2002 for an International Extrusion Technology Exchange tour. The article details the plants visited, which included Metra SpA, OMAV, Compes SpA, Imet/Metra, Trafilerie Aluminio Alexia, Proferall, Nov…

50 Years of Extrusion Die Service: The Driving Force Behind Thumb Tool & Engineering

50 Years of Extrusion Die Service: The Driving Force Behind Thumb Tool & Engineering

$10.00

Title: 50 Years of Extrusion Die Service: The Driving Force Behind Thumb Tool & Engineering Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 3,4 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 2 Description: The article details the successful tool and die business, Thumb Tool & Engineering (Bad Axe, MI), and profiles its founder, Jack Rochefort. The plant's equipment, operations, history, and operating philosophy are covered.  …

Aluminum Extrusion Student Design Competition

Aluminum Extrusion Student Design Competition

$10.00

Title: Aluminum Extrusion Student Design Competition Company: ET Foundation Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 3,4 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 2 Description: The article announces the winners of the 2003 Extrusion Student Design Competition, who were named at the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) annual meeting in March in Henderson, NV. The three top winners are listed, along with their winning designs, including diagrams of the winning entries.  …

New Equipment Spotlight: Hydro Continues to Improve Inline Melting with Hycast I-60 Siphon Inert Reactor

New Equipment Spotlight: Hydro Continues to Improve Inline Melting with Hycast I-60 Siphon Inert Reactor

$5.00

Title: New Equipment Spotlight: Hydro Continues to Improve Inline Melting with Hycast I-60 Siphon Inert Reactor Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 3,4 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 1 Description: This New Equipment Spotlight showcases Hydro's new generation of inline melt refining units, the Hycast I-60 Siphon Inert Reactor (SIR). The I-60's new drain-free reactor is raised above the launder level. Using a drain-free reactor, metal is drained back to the furnace or can be draine…

New Equipment Spotlight: Contur Projector Delivers Quality Assurance in Extrusion Operations

New Equipment Spotlight: Contur Projector Delivers Quality Assurance in Extrusion Operations

$5.00

Title: New Equipment Spotlight: Contur Projector Delivers Quality Assurance in Extrusion Operations Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 3,4 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 1 Description: This New Equipment Spotlight covers the Contur Projector, from DII/Ascona in North Carolina, which uses software optics to measure extrusion profile samples. Indalex, Inc. in Burlington, NC is currently testing the Contur Projector. It is intended to be set up at the press operator work station at the out …

Equipment Spotlight: Clean Billets Improve Extrusion

Equipment Spotlight: Clean Billets Improve Extrusion

$5.00

Title: Equipment Spotlight: Clean Billets Improve Extrusion Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 3,4 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 1 Description: This Equipment Spotlight considers the issue of dirty billets. Highly engineered shapes and profiles that must meet stringent customer specifications will dictate more exacting guidelines for cleanliness. One advantage of cleaning all raw material as a standard practice is assuring that the full range of superficial contaminants from all known s…

New Equipment Spotlight: Improved Method for Applying Boron Nitride in Extrusion Processing

New Equipment Spotlight: Improved Method for Applying Boron Nitride in Extrusion Processing

$5.00

Title: New Equipment Spotlight: Improved Method for Applying Boron Nitride in Extrusion Processing Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 3,4 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 1 Description: This New Equipment Spotlight covers the latest technology in coatings used for aiding aluminum extrusion. Paintable boron nitride coatings are recognized as an improvement over carbon-based products for high-temperature lubrication and anti-sticking in the aluminum extrusion process. Hydro St. Augustine is …

The Effect of Process Conditions in Sulphuric Acid Anodizing on Appearance and Performance of the Anodic Coating

The Effect of Process Conditions in Sulphuric Acid Anodizing on Appearance and Performance of the Anodic Coating

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Title: The Effect of Process Conditions in Sulphuric Acid Anodizing on Appearance and Performance of the Anodic Coating Author: Ted Short Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 5,6 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 5 Description: This article defines the effect that the anodizing electrolyte concentration and temperature, the anodizing current density and time, and the alloy can have upon the properties of the anodic coating. Consideration is given to how these conditions might be selected …

"M-Cell" Modernization Improves US Magnesium Process and Environmental Performance

"M-Cell" Modernization Improves US Magnesium Process and Environmental Performance

$25.00

Title: "M-Cell" Modernization Improves US Magnesium Process and Environmental Performance Author: Robert E. "Bob" Brown Company: Magnesium Monthly Review Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 5,6 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 5 Description: The author describes the modernization of the US Magnesium plant in Rowley, UT, which required a brownfield installation to up the efficiency of the existing equipment. The installation included larger, more energy-efficient …

Extrusion Technology for Aluminum Cylinder Liners Using a Rapidly Solidified Powder Alloy

Extrusion Technology for Aluminum Cylinder Liners Using a Rapidly Solidified Powder Alloy

$15.00

Title: Extrusion Technology for Aluminum Cylinder Liners Using a Rapidly Solidified Powder Alloy Author: Shigeru Okaniwa, Jun Kusui Company: Nippon Light Metal Co., Toyo Aluminium K.K. Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 5,6 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 3 Description: Rapidly solidified powder alloys have higher properties when compared with other powder-based production methods. But, because of the price of powder and problems of manufacturng, it is not an established prod…

Review of Automotive Lightweighting in Europe (Part II)

Review of Automotive Lightweighting in Europe (Part II)

$10.00

Title: Review of Automotive Lightweighting in Europe (Part II) Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Company: Illinois Institute of Technology Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 5,6 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 2 Description: This is the second in a continuing series of review articles on automotive lightweighting developments in Europe (the first appeared in October 2002 LMA). The series deals with lightweighting strategies, which incorporate  materials selection as well as design of…

Custom Alloy Shines: Injection/Burner Technologies Improve Air Quality and Productivity

Custom Alloy Shines: Injection/Burner Technologies Improve Air Quality and Productivity

$20.00

Title: Custom Alloy Shines: Injection/Burner Technologies Improve Air Quality and Productivity Author: Anna Henry Company: Headline Ink Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 5,6 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 4 Description: The author describes the efforts of Custom Alloy Light Metals of City of Industry, CA to adhere to MACT standards, comply with NOx emission regulations, and adjust to power deregulation by working closely with equipment suppliers to obtain tailored solutions. Wit…

Impol's New Rolling Line Realizes Economic and Environmental Goals

Impol's New Rolling Line Realizes Economic and Environmental Goals

$10.00

Title: Impol's New Rolling Line Realizes Economic and Environmental Goals Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 5,6 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 2 Description: Impol d.d. of Slovenia concluded a contract with Achenbach Buschhuetten of Germany for the supply of a new aluminum rolling line, for a strip rolling mill (1,750 mm width) and two foil rolling mills (1,650 mm width). The installation will allow Impol to produce different aluminum foils of high quality up to a final gauge of .00…

Aluminum Anodizers Delegation to Italy

Aluminum Anodizers Delegation to Italy

$10.00

Title: Aluminum Anodizers Delegation to Italy Author: Greg Rajsky Company: Aluminum Anodizers Council (AEC) Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 5,6 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 2 Description: The first international exchange tour of the AAC is described. Six delegates from the AAC joined the Aluminum Extrusion Council's (AEC) tour to Italy. Italian company Italtecno assisted anodizers visiting finishing operations. 

Secondary Aluminum Smelters of the U.S./Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review

Secondary Aluminum Smelters of the U.S./Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review

$25.00

Title: Secondary Aluminum Smelters of the U.S./Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review Author: Rudolf P. Pawlek Company: TS+C Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 7,8 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 10 Description: The author reviews the state of the secondary aluminum industry around the world, including a table of secondary aluminum smelters of the U.S.  …

Review of Fluxing Fundamentals and Practice in Secondary Aluminum Processing

Review of Fluxing Fundamentals and Practice in Secondary Aluminum Processing

$25.00

Title: Review of Fluxing Fundamentals and Practice in Secondary Aluminum Processing Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Company: Illinois Institute of Technology Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 7,8 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 6 Description: The author discusses the role of fluxes in remelting of secondary aluminum and how they assist in metal recovery. Some topics covered include flux types, oxide formation, flux enhancement, scrap remelting in reverberatory furnaces, and dross proce…

Final EPA Revisions to Secondary Aluminum Air Toxics Rules Improve Incentives for In-Line Fluxing and Degassing Units

Final EPA Revisions to Secondary Aluminum Air Toxics Rules Improve Incentives for In-Line Fluxing and Degassing Units

$5.00

Title: Final EPA Revisions to Secondary Aluminum Air Toxics Rules Improve Incentives for In-Line Fluxing and Degassing Units  Author: Robert P. Strieter Company: The Aluminum Association Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 7,8 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 1 Description: In 2002, The Aluminum Association reached agreement with the EPA for extensive improvements to the secondary aluminum air toxics control standards (Secondary MACT). The article outlines the agreement and the…

Hydro Aluminum's Commerce Plant in Prime Position to Supply Extruders

Hydro Aluminum's Commerce Plant in Prime Position to Supply Extruders

$15.00

Title: Hydro Aluminum's Commerce Plant in Prime Position to Supply Extruders Author: Anna Henry Company: Headline Ink Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 7,8 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 3 Description: Hydro Aluminum opened a new primary aluminum billet facility in Commerce, TX, to serve the South Western U.S. market. The author toured the facility and outlines the equipment and capabilities of the plant.  …

Weight Reduction Through Thixocasting Associated with Shot Peening, Part I: Properties of Automobiles Wheel Discs Made by Thixocasting

Weight Reduction Through Thixocasting Associated with Shot Peening, Part I: Properties of Automobiles Wheel Discs Made by Thixocasting

$25.00

Title: Weight Reduction Through Thixocasting Associated with Shot Peening, Part I: Properties of Automobiles Wheel Discs Made by Thixocasting Author: G. Grillon, A. Leclere, M. Garat Company: Michelin Technology Centre, Aluminium Pechiney Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 7,8 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 6 Description: In Part I of two, the authors report on a study made of weight reduction applied to an automobile wheel disc, and how thixocasting of aluminum alloys …

Aluminco Adds Extrusion to its Profile

Aluminco Adds Extrusion to its Profile

$10.00

Title: Aluminco Adds Extrusion to its Profile Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 7,8 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 2 Description: Aluminco in Greece is a manufacturer of aluminum home construction products that recently added an in-house extrusion plant with equipment from OKD in Thailand and Siddharth in India. The article details the new facility and equipment. 

Intersecting Art and Anodizing

Intersecting Art and Anodizing

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Title: Intersecting Art and Anodizing Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 7,8 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 2 Description: LMA toured PK Selective Metal Plating, Inc.'s anodizing facility in Santa Clara, CA, and interviewed founder Peter Kellett about his blend of anodizing technology and art. The company used its multicolor splash anodizing process on more than 50 guitars made by Fender.

"Potroom Operations" Straight From the Smelter: New Streamlined Format TMS Session Responds to Aluminum Industry Changes

"Potroom Operations" Straight From the Smelter: New Streamlined Format TMS Session Responds to Aluminum Industry Changes

$25.00

Title: "Potroom Operations" Straight From the Smelter: New Streamlined Format TMS Session Responds to Aluminum Industry Changes Author: Alton Tabereaux Company: Alcoa Primary Metals Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 7,8 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 5 Description: A new TMS technical session, Potroom Operations, was initated in the Aluminum Reduction sessions at the March 2003 TMS annual meeting in San Diego, CA. The session was designed to promote increased participa…

TMS 2003 Exhibition Showcase

TMS 2003 Exhibition Showcase

$25.00

Title: TMS 2003 Exhibition Showcase Author: Anna Henry, A.I. "Ed" Nussbaum Company: Headline Ink Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 7,8 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 6 Description: The co-authors review the 132nd TMS Annual Exposition held March 3-5, 2003 in San Diego, CA. This is Part I of a two part article that recaps the new products, services, and innovative equipment offerings of the many TMS exhibitors, particularly in the areas of smelter and casthouse.  …

TMS 2003 Annual Meeting and Exhibition

TMS 2003 Annual Meeting and Exhibition

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Title: TMS 2003 Annual Meeting and Exhibition Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 7,8 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 2 Description: Brief wrap-up of the TMS 2003 Annual Meeting, followed by photos of award recipients as well as exhibitors. 

Book Review: Alcastek 2002: Aluminum Cast House Technology

Book Review: Alcastek 2002: Aluminum Cast House Technology

$5.00

Title: Book Review: Alcastek 2002: Aluminum Cast House Technology Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 7,8 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 1 Description: Alcastek 2002: Aluminium Cast House Technology, edited by Madhukar Nilmani and published by Allied Publishers, offers the proceedings of the Aluminium Cast House Technology Conference. 

New Equipment Spotlight: A Die Oven for Super Large Industrial Extrusion in China

New Equipment Spotlight: A Die Oven for Super Large Industrial Extrusion in China

$10.00

Title: New Equipment Spotlight: A Die Oven for Super Large Industrial Extrusion in China Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 7,8 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 2 Description: This New Equipment Spotlight informs of the Chinese extruder, Conglin Aluminum Company in Zhuyonguan Town, Longkou, Shandong Province. The Conglin Aluminum Co. in Zhuyonguan Town boasts 18 extrusion presses. Conglin purchased an 8,000 ton Ube press in 2001and in 2002 installed a 10,00 ton, oil hydraulic, double-actio…

New Product Spotlight: Simulation of Material Flow Through Aluminum Extrusion Dies

New Product Spotlight: Simulation of Material Flow Through Aluminum Extrusion Dies

$5.00

Title: New Product Spotlight: Simulation of Material Flow Through Aluminum Extrusion Dies Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 7,8 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 1 Description: This New Product Spotlight examines the collaboration between international die maker Compes S.p.A., Italy, and U.S. industrial software maker Altair, which resulted in advancements to the die design capabilities of Altair's HyperXtrude software for aluminum extrusion. HyperXtrude was introduced in 1999 to help …

Book Review: Primary Aluminium Smelters and Producers of the World

Book Review: Primary Aluminium Smelters and Producers of the World

$5.00

Title: Book Review: Primary Aluminium Smelters and Producers of the World Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 7,8 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 1 Description: The Primary Aluminium Smelters and Producers of the World, compiled by Rudolf P. Pawlek and prublished by Aluminium-Verlag Marketing & Kommunikation GmbH, is a directory of primary aluminum smeters worldwide. 

Mideast Aluminum Among First to Earn ISO/TS 16949 Automotive Certification

Mideast Aluminum Among First to Earn ISO/TS 16949 Automotive Certification

$15.00

Title: Mideast Aluminum Among First to Earn ISO/TS 16949 Automotive Certification Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 9,10 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 3 Description: The article details a new automotive quality management system standard that will replace QS 9000: Third Edition by December 2006. Mideast Aluminum in Mountaintop, PA (part of Indalex Aluminum Solutions Group), is believed to be one of the first aluminum extruders in North America to have earned the ISO/TS 16949 certificat…

Thermal Expansion of Different Steel Tool and Aluminum Sheet Materials Used in Hot Forming Processes

Thermal Expansion of Different Steel Tool and Aluminum Sheet Materials Used in Hot Forming Processes

$10.00

Title: Thermal Expansion of Different Steel Tool and Aluminum Sheet Materials Used in Hot Forming Processes Author: M. David Hanna Company:General Motors Research and Development Center Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 9,10 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 2 Description: Cast iron and steel tools are used for hot forming of aluminum at temperatures as high as 500ºC. Because these tool materials thermally expand and contract at different rates than aluminum, reliable thermal …

RUSAL's Primary Aluminum Growth Strategy

RUSAL's Primary Aluminum Growth Strategy

$15.00

Title: RUSAL's Primary Aluminum Growth Strategy   Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Company: Illinois Institute of Technology Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 9,10 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 3 Description: The author describes the current management team of Russian Aluminium (Rusal) and how management plans for Rusal to become the leading producer of aluminum in the world by 2008 by exploiting competitive advantages in hydroelectric power, vertical integation, and expanding…

Weight Reduction Through Thixocasting Associated With Shot Peening, Part II: Influence of Impact Treatment on the Properties of Thixocast Wheels

Weight Reduction Through Thixocasting Associated With Shot Peening, Part II: Influence of Impact Treatment on the Properties of Thixocast Wheels

$20.00

Title: Weight Reduction Through Thixocasting Associated With Shot Peening, Part II: Influence of Impact Treatment on the Properties of Thixocast Wheels Author: G. Grillon, A. Leclere, M. Garat Company: Michelen Technology Centre, Aluminium Pechiney Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 9,10 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 4 Description: The second of a two-part series discussing a  study of weight  reduction applied to an automobile wheel disc, and how thixocastin…

VAMI

VAMI

$20.00

Title: VAMI Author: Michael Kogan Company: Metmat, Inc.  Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 9,10 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 4 Description: The author details the Russian-National Aluminium-Magnesium Institute (VAMI) and its effort to design, build, and provide light metals processing technology at competitive prices for aluminum and magnesium ventures around the world. The article also contains a complete listing of VAMI's projects from 1932-1993.  …

Vertical Direct Chill Casting of Magnesium Alloys – Especially for Extrusion Billet

Vertical Direct Chill Casting of Magnesium Alloys – Especially for Extrusion Billet

$15.00

Title: Vertical Direct Chill Casting of Magnesium Alloys – Especially for Extrusion Billet Author: Franka Pravdic, Helmut Kaufmann, Chrisitan Wogerer, Guenther Traxler, Herbert Hubbauer Company: ARC Leichmetallkompetenzzentrum Ranshofen GmbH, ARC Seibersdorf Research GmbH, HPI GmbH Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 9,10 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 3 Description: The article focuses on R&D work in the development of a vertical direct chill casting process f…

Self-Pierce Riveting Technology: A Joining Solution for Light Metals

Self-Pierce Riveting Technology: A Joining Solution for Light Metals

$10.00

Title: Self-Pierce Riveting Technology: A Joining Solution for Light Metals Author: Michael L. LaPensee Company: HENROB Corp. Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 9,10 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 2 Description: The adoption of Self-Pierce Riveting (SPR) as a primary joining method in aluminum-intensive automotive bodies, heavy truck cabs, and recreation vehicle bodies is well established, with over ten years of successful implementation.  The author discusses SPR joining te…

High-Speed Surface Transportation Systems

High-Speed Surface Transportation Systems

$10.00

Title: High-Speed Surface Transportation Systems Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 9,10 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 2 Description: The article outlines the benefits of aluminum alloys and extrusions (as lightweight structural materials and semi-fabricated structural shapes) in enabling the development of an expanding fleet of high-speed rail and water-borne (marine) vehicles.  …

Fourth International Symposium on Friction Stir Welding

Fourth International Symposium on Friction Stir Welding

$10.00

Title: Fourth International Symposium on Friction Stir Welding  Author: F.M. "Sam" Froes Company: University of Idaho, IMAP Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 9,10 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 2 Description: The author summarizes the use of Friction Stir Welding (FSW) in manufacturing of light metals for aerospace, transportation, and other industries, and recaps some of the demonstrated applications for the process as displayed at the 4th International FSW Sympo…

TMS 2003 Exhibition Recap

TMS 2003 Exhibition Recap

$25.00

Title: TMS 2003 Exhibition Recap Author: Anna Henry, A.I. "Ed" Nussbaum Company: Headline Ink Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 9,10 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 5 Description: Second of a two-part article reviewing new products and equipment displayed during the 132nd TMS Annual Expo held March 3-5, 2003 in San Diego, CA. (The first part of the article appears in the August 2003 issue of LMA.) Some topic areas include: refractory pumps, master alloys, twin roll cast…

Tenth World Titanium Conference

Tenth World Titanium Conference

$25.00

Title: Tenth World Titanium Conference Author: F.H. "Sam" Froes Company: University of Idaho, IMAP Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 9,10 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 6 Description: The author describes the events of the 10th World Conference on Titanium, which took place July 13-18, 2003 in Hamburg, Germany. The article summarizes the numbers of papers and presentations, and highlights selected products and processes, such as airframe applications, cost-affordable t…

New Product Spotlight: Improved Saw Lubrication

New Product Spotlight: Improved Saw Lubrication

$5.00

Title: New Product Spotlight: Improved Saw Lubrication Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 9,10 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 1 Description: This New Product Spotlight discusses DryLube, a newly patented formula and delivery system for applying lubrication to band saw and circular saw blades when cutting nonferrous metals, particularly aluminum, magnesium, and copper. The formula is delivered through a specially formulated wax. DryLube was developed by parent company AluCut International…

Process Spotlight: Crust Breakers Revamped

Process Spotlight: Crust Breakers Revamped

$5.00

Title: Process Spotlight: Crust Breakers Revamped Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 9,10 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 1 Description: This Process Spotlight talks about smelter vehicle refurbishment and how it may offer plants a more cost-effective alternative to new vehicle procurement. Alcoa Fusina plant in Venice, Italy, turned to T.T Tomorrow Technology in Padova, Italy, to modernize its existing equipment. When compared to purchasing new vehicles, T.T Tomorrow Technology's sol…

New Product Spotlight: Laser Line Technology for Aluminum Applications

New Product Spotlight: Laser Line Technology for Aluminum Applications

$5.00

Title: New Product Spotlight: Laser Line Technology for Aluminum Applications Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 9,10 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 1 Description: This New Product Spotlight covers LMI Technologies of Detroit, Michigan's laser line technology, the Selcom XLine. The Selcom Xline digital imaging sensors from LMI Technologies provide measurements that are unaffected by environmental smoke and steam.

New Equipment Spotlight: Safer Alternative to Forklifts for Aluminum Billet

New Equipment Spotlight: Safer Alternative to Forklifts for Aluminum Billet

$5.00

Title: New Equipment Spotlight: Safer Alternative to Forklifts for Aluminum Billet Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 9,10 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 1 Description: This New Equipment Spotlight presents the Sideloader from Mobiquip Indst. in Delta, B.C., Canada. The Sideloader is a safer alternative to using forklifts for lifting and carrying long, heavy loads like aluminum billet, while enhancing maneuverability and improving operating conditions. …

Rolling Mill Automation: Taking Advantage of Explicit (Open) Software Architecture

Rolling Mill Automation: Taking Advantage of Explicit (Open) Software Architecture

$25.00

Title: Rolling Mill Automation: Taking Advantage of Explicit (Open) Software Architecture Author: George Fodor Company: ABB Automation Technology Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 11,12 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 7 Description: The automation industry has recently introduced flexible model-based software systems with explicit (open or documented) software architecture. They allow the combination of rich sensory equipment in production conditions, together with flexible contr…

Hot Metal Gas Forming of Aluminum for Manufacturing Vehicle Structural Components

Hot Metal Gas Forming of Aluminum for Manufacturing Vehicle Structural Components

$15.00

Title: Hot Metal Gas Forming of Aluminum for Manufacturing Vehicle Structural Components Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Company: Illinois Institute of Technology Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 11,12 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 3 Description: Hot Metal Gas Forming (HMGF) is a process that combines in-situ induction heating of a tubular or flat sheet workpiece to forming temperatures in a ceramic die, and expanding the work piece in a die cavity using gas pressure, followed by in…

Case Study: Norandal Six High Mill Upgrade

Case Study: Norandal Six High Mill Upgrade

$20.00

Title: Case Study: Norandal Six High Mill Upgrade Author: Graham Conway, Tino Domanti, Terry Gerber Company: Industrial Automation Services (IAS) Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 11,12 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 4 Description: The article presents a case study of the most significant steps taken by a supplier (IAS) in tandem with a producer (Norandal rolling mill) to transform the performance of a modern six high mill to achieve the mill's potential in a quick and cost-…

Timing Calculations for Double Puller Systems in Aluminum Extrusion

Timing Calculations for Double Puller Systems in Aluminum Extrusion

$15.00

Title: Timing Calculations for Double Puller Systems in Aluminum Extrusion Author: Roy Hollis Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 11,12 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 3 Description: This is the second in a series of articles offering practical information to the extruder for optimizing different stages of the extrusion process. Article provides a means of assessing the length of a leadout table required for a double puller system to operate at an acceptable speed. (The first article, …

Laser Peening and Laser Peenforming: New Tools for Inducing Surface Stress

Laser Peening and Laser Peenforming: New Tools for Inducing Surface Stress

$10.00

Title: Laser Peening and Laser Peenforming: New Tools for Inducing Surface Stress Author: Lloyd Hackel Company: Lawrence Livermore National Lab Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 11,12 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 2 Description: Laser peening is newly emerging as an important commercial technology for inducing deep levels of residual compressive stress precisely and over large surface areas of metal components. The technique has important applications for treating components to…

Flat Rolled Aluminum Industry Interview: Svein Richard Brandtzaeg: New President, Hydro Aluminum Rolled Products

Flat Rolled Aluminum Industry Interview: Svein Richard Brandtzaeg: New President, Hydro Aluminum Rolled Products

$5.00

Title: Flat Rolled Aluminum Industry Interview: Svein Richard Brandtzaeg: New President, Hydro Aluminum Rolled Products Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 11,12 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 1 Description: LMA interviewed Svein Richard Brandtzaeg at the beginning of his presidency at Hydro Aluminum Rolled Products about the company's current business climate, outlook, and future strategy for growth in the flat products market. 

Flat Rolled Aluminum Industry Interview: Craig Eddy: New Chairman of The Aluminum Association Board

Flat Rolled Aluminum Industry Interview: Craig Eddy: New Chairman of The Aluminum Association Board

$10.00

Title: Flat Rolled Aluminum Industry Interview: Craig Eddy: New Chairman of The Aluminum Association Board Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 11,12 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 2 Description: LMA interviewed Craig Eddy upon the occasion of his new tenure as chairman of The Aluminum Association Board about the association's current business climate, outlook, and new developments in the rolled products market. 

New Product Spotlight: Surface Inspection System with Powerful Vision

New Product Spotlight: Surface Inspection System with Powerful Vision

$5.00

Title: New Product Spotlight: Surface Inspection System with Powerful Vision Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 11,12 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 1 Description: This New Product Spotlight examines the SmartView Metal System offered by Cognex of Natick, Massachusetts. The SmartView 4.0 is the latest software release for Cognex and it features: state-of-the-art detection, identification, and visualization of defects in aluminum sheet processing.

New Equipment Spotlight: Rotating Nozzels Revolutionize Heat Transfer in Al Strip Coils

New Equipment Spotlight: Rotating Nozzels Revolutionize Heat Transfer in Al Strip Coils

$5.00

Title: New Equipment Spotlight: Rotating Nozzels Revolutionize Heat Transfer in Al Strip Coils Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 11,12 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 1 Description: This New Equipment Spotlight covers a new patent-pending heat transfer system from Schwartz GmbH of Simmerath Germany that has greatly increased the efficiency of coil heating especially for aluminum strip. The Jet Rotation Heating system improves metal quality by acheiving more uniform heating. Shorter heati…

New Equipment Spotlight: Ready to Roll in China- Xiashun is First Integrated Foil Producer

New Equipment Spotlight: Ready to Roll in China- Xiashun is First Integrated Foil Producer

$10.00

Title: New Equipment Spotlight: Ready to Roll in China- Xiashun is First Integrated Foil Producer Issue #: Vol. 61, No. 11,12 Year: 2003 # of Pages: 2 Description: This New Equipment Spotlight tells of how Xiamen Xiashun Aluminum Foil Co., Ltd., in the coastal province of Southeast China, recentely comissioned the first integrated production line for aluminum foil in the country. The company has added 3 state-of-the-art foil mills from Achenbach Buschhuetten of Germa…

Primary Aluminum Smelters of the World/Primary Aluminum Industry at the Turn of the Year 2001/2002

Primary Aluminum Smelters of the World/Primary Aluminum Industry at the Turn of the Year 2001/2002

$25.00

Title: Primary Aluminum Smelters of the World/Primary Aluminum Industry at the Turn of the Year 2001/2002 Author: Rudolf P. Pawlek Company: TS+C Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 1,2 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 16 Description: This article consists of an overview of the year's news in the primary aluminum industry by company, organized by region of the world. Includes a table listing nameplate and shutdown capacities on a temporary basis for smelters worldwide.  …

The Arabal 2001 Conference in Dubai – Part I

The Arabal 2001 Conference in Dubai – Part I

$25.00

Title: The Arabal 2001 Conference in Dubai – Part I Author: Andrew Hall Company: Alken Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 1,2 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 7 Description: In Part I of two, the author reviews the Arabal 2001 Conference in Dubai, hosted by Dubai Aluminium Co. (Dubal). The event was held November 11-14, 2001, and focused on the competitiveness of the Middle East in the aluminum marketplace. Article covers the first day of the event, and includes an interview …

New Equipment Spotlight: Radio Controlled Potroom Enhancements

New Equipment Spotlight: Radio Controlled Potroom Enhancements

$5.00

Title: New Equipment Sootlight: Radio Controlled Potroom Enhancements Issue #: Vol 60, No. 1,2 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 1 Description: This New Equipment Spotlight features the potroom bulk material dispenser and the anode cavity cleaner for prebake potlines. Both products come from Acme Machine Works in Spokane, Washington, and are considered more affordable solutions for potroom enhancements when compared to pot tending cranes. …

New Process Spotlight: Continuous Casting Magnesium Sheet

New Process Spotlight: Continuous Casting Magnesium Sheet

$5.00

Title: New Process Spotlight: Continuous Casting Magnesium Sheet Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 1,2 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 1 Descripion: This New Process Spotlight covers FATA Hunter's magnesium caster. The configuration of FATA Hunter's continuous caster line provides inherent production and safety advantages over other configurations available for casting magnesium. The caster housings on FATA Hunter's casters have a patented 15 degree tilt-back to provide a smo…

Equipment Spotlight: Equipment for the Treatment and Recovery of Molten Metal

Equipment Spotlight: Equipment for the Treatment and Recovery of Molten Metal

$5.00

Title: Equipment Spotlight: Equipment for the Treatment and Recovery of Molten Metal Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 1,2 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 1 Description: This Equipment Spotlight talks about the Alcan Compact Degasser, which eliminates the need for the reservoir of metal, miniaturizing the rotor systems, making them easier to operate and maintain. It also discusses the Rotary Flux Injector, first introduced by STAS in 1997, which has proven to be effective in replacing ha…

Metra's New Line has Largest Press in Italy

Metra's New Line has Largest Press in Italy

$15.00

Title: Metra's New Line has Largest Press in Italy Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 1,2 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 3 Description: Article describes Metra S.p.A.'s new extrusion line for large section profiles in the company's newly built 91,400 sq. ft. building addition to its facility in Rodengo Saiano, Brescia, Italy. …

Inert Anodes: Research, Development, and Potential

Inert Anodes: Research, Development, and Potential

$25.00

Title: Inert Anodes: Research, Development, and Potential  Author: Rudolf P. Pawlek Company: TS+C Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 1,2 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 6 Description: The author discusses the development of inert anodes for the primary aluminum industry, including test results on anodes made of ferrites, anodes made of oxides, and anodes made of combinations of metal powders. 

New Spanish Aluminum Sheet Mill in Segorbe Sets Competitive Pace for Europe

New Spanish Aluminum Sheet Mill in Segorbe Sets Competitive Pace for Europe

$10.00

Title: New Spanish Aluminum Sheet Mill in Segorbe Sets Competitive Pace for Europe Author: Harry E. Phipps, Ronald E. Phipps, Benigno Fraga Company: H.E. Phipps Co., Inc.; Compania Valenciana de Aluminio S.L. Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 1,2 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 2 Description: Spanish holding company, Inmobiliaria Electra of Valencia, added a new aluminum sheet mill at Segorbe in Spain, called Compania Valenciana de Aluminio S.L. The equipment supplied t…

Magnesium Industry Evolving in China

Magnesium Industry Evolving in China

$10.00

Title: Magnesium Industry Evolving in China Author: Robert E. "Bob" Brown Company: Illinois Institute of Technology Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 1,2 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 2 Description: The author summarizes the China Non-Ferrous Metals Industry Association's 2001 China Magnesium Forum held at the Great Wall Sheraton on November 10-12, 2001 in Bejing. The forum was designed to cover the state of the magnesium industry in China.  …

7th Aluminium Cast House Technology Conference

7th Aluminium Cast House Technology Conference

$20.00

Title: 7th Aluminium Cast House Technology Conference Author: John F. Grandfield Company: CSIRO Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 1,2 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 4 Description: The author summarizes the presentations given at the 7th Aluminum Cast House Technology Conference held September 23-26, 2001 in Hobart, Tasmania. Session topics included: management, quality, direct chill casting, and safety. 

Past, Present, and Future of Automotive Al Sheet

Past, Present, and Future of Automotive Al Sheet

$10.00

Title: Past, Present, and Future of Automotive Al Sheet Author: Karl-Heinz Von Zengen Company: European Aluminium Association Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 1,2 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 2 Description: Historic, current, and future use of aluminum in automaking is discussed, including manufacturing, production, design, and recycling. 

Aluminum Advances at the 35th Tokyo Motor Show

Aluminum Advances at the 35th Tokyo Motor Show

$10.00

Title: Aluminum Advances at the 35th Tokyo Motor Show Author: Isao Nakada Company: Nalk Corporation Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 1,2 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 2 Description: The author summarizes aluminum advances seen at the 35th Tokyo Motor show, held from October 24-Nov. 7, 2001 in Japan. Topics include design, environmental issues, lightweighting, and innovations from Toyota, Nissan, Daihatsu, Suzuki, and Honda.  …

Pechiney's AP50 Reduction Cell

Pechiney's AP50 Reduction Cell

$10.00

Title: Pechiney's AP50 Reduction Cell Author: C. Vanvoren Company: Aluminium Pechiney Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 1,2 Year: 2002 # of Pages 2 Description: The author discusses the efforts of the LRF Aluminium Pechiney team at St. Jean de Maurienne in France to design, test, and perfect three generations of efficient AP point feeding reduction cells. 

Automotive Aluminum: The Performance Advantage

Automotive Aluminum: The Performance Advantage

$25.00

Title: Automotive Aluminum: The Performance Advantage  Author: Richard L. Klimisch, Joseph C. Benedyk Company: The Aluminum Association, Illinois Institute of Technology Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 1,2 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 5 Description: The authors recap the 22nd Automotive Aluminum Design and Fabrication conference, held October 24, 2001 in Livonia, MI. Automotive applications of aluminum are discussed at length.  …

Developments in Magnesium Wrought Products: Rolling and Sheet Casting

Developments in Magnesium Wrought Products: Rolling and Sheet Casting

$15.00

Title: Developments in Magnesium Wrought Products: Rolling and Sheet Casting Author: Robert E. "Bob" Brown Company: Magnesium Monthly Review Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 1,2 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 3 Description: The author summarizes historical, modern, and future developments in wrought magnesium.

New Equipment Spotlight: Improved Mold System for Horizontal Continuous Casting

New Equipment Spotlight: Improved Mold System for Horizontal Continuous Casting

$5.00

Title: New Equipment Spotlight: Improved Mold System for Horizontal Continuous Casting Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 3,4 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 1 Description: This New Equipment Spotlight discusses the latest improvements to the mold design in the HDC caster from Maerz-Gautschi, Taegerwilen Switzerland. These improvements were accomplished in conjunction with gautschi's partnership with Salzburger Aluminium AG (SAG) in Austria …

Homogenization of Aluminum Alloy Extrusion Billet, Part I: Furnace Design Principles and Application to AA6XXX Series Alloys

Homogenization of Aluminum Alloy Extrusion Billet, Part I: Furnace Design Principles and Application  to AA6XXX Series Alloys

$25.00

Title: Homogenization of Aluminum Alloy Extrusion Billet, Part I: Furnace Design Principles and Application to AA6XXX Series Alloys Author: A.J. "Bill" Bryant, G.E. Macey, Roger A.P. Fielding Company: Macey Heat Transfer Associates, Benchmarks Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 3,4 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 7 Description: Part I of three, this article focuses on the batch homogenizing process for aluminum extrusion billet, and profiles the process at Gold…

Eduard Hueck: Leading German Extruder Combines Tradition and Innovation

Eduard Hueck: Leading German Extruder Combines Tradition and Innovation

$15.00

Title: Eduard Hueck: Leading German Extruder Combines Tradition and Innovation Author: A.I. "Ed" Nussbaum Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 3,4 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 3 Description: The author profiles Eduard Hueck GmbH in Luedenscheid, one of the oldest extrusion operations in Germany. The operations and technical specifications, including a new press and handling systems are described.  …

Production and Application of Aluminum Foam: Past Product Potential Revisted in the New Millennium

Production and Application of Aluminum Foam: Past Product Potential Revisted in the New Millennium

$25.00

Title: Production and Application of Aluminum Foam: Past Product Potential Revisted in the New Millennium Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Company: Illinois Institute of Technology Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 3,4 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 5 Description: The author summarizes the past, present, and future use of aluminum foam in construction, design, etc., and also looks at the cost viability of aluminum foam. Includes companies producing aluminum foam historically and curren…

Western Recipe for Success

Western Recipe for Success

$10.00

Title: Western Recipe for Success Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 3,4 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 2 Description: Description of Western Extrusions Corporation in Carrollton, TX. Includes information on its operations, capabilities, and equipment, and a summary of the plant's successes. 

Alkaline Etching of Aluminum and its Alloys

Alkaline Etching of Aluminum and its Alloys

$25.00

Title: Alkaline Etching of Aluminum and its Alloys Author: Enzo Strazzi, Silvia Bellei Company: Italtecno S.r.L. Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 3,4 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 5 Description: The authors describe a new specialized caustic soda recovery system called Crystalfix for etching aluminum and its alloys. The process is detailed and the product research and studies are documented with references. 

11th Int'l Aluminum Symposium: Slovak-Norwegian Symposium on Aluminum Electrolysis

11th Int'l Aluminum Symposium: Slovak-Norwegian Symposium on Aluminum Electrolysis

$25.00

Title: 11th Int'l Aluminum Symposium: Slovak-Norwegian Symposium on Aluminum Electrolysis Author: Rudolf Pawlek Company: TS+C Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 3,4 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 5 Description: The author details the 11th International Aluminum Symposium held September 19-22, 2001 in Bergen and Trondheim, Norway. The Norwegian aluminum industry sponsored the symposium, which offered papers on potlines, materials performance, inert anodes, industrial practice,…

The Arabal 2001 Conference in Dubai- Part II

The Arabal 2001 Conference in Dubai- Part II

$25.00

Title: The Arabal 2001 Conference in Dubai- Part II Author: Andrew Hall Company: Alken Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 3,4 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 5 Description: The author details the 2001 Arabal conference in Dubai, which took place November 11-14, 2001. Part II covers the second and third day of presentations, including sessions covering The Latest Trends in the Aluminium Industry, Opportunities and Responsibilities in the Aluminum Industry, and Business Evolution: T…

New Process Spotlight: Advanced Extrusions

New Process Spotlight: Advanced Extrusions

$5.00

Title: New Process Spotlight: Advanced Extrusions Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 3,4 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 1 Description: Features new advances in advanced extrusion technology.

New Equipment Spotlight: Multi-Operation Profile Machining Center

New Equipment Spotlight: Multi-Operation Profile Machining Center

$5.00

Title: New Equipment Spotlight: Multi-Operation Profile Machining Center Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 3,4 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 1 Description: This New Equipment Spotlight looks tat the PBZ NT profile machining center manufactured by Handtmann CNC Technologies in Bufaki Grove, Illinois, which performs six-sided, all-in-one, machining from bar stock. 

New Product Spotlight: New Extrusion Software Matches Backup Tooling

New Product Spotlight: New Extrusion Software Matches Backup Tooling

$5.00

Title: New Product Spotlight: New Extrusion Software Matches Backup Tooling Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 3,4 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 1 Description: This New Product Spotlight looks at a Windows-based program, called ALEX, that greatly simplifies the tool matching process for extruders. The program was developed by Foy, Inc. 

Titanium Glimmers with Long-Term Promise

Titanium Glimmers with Long-Term Promise

$25.00

Title: Titanium Glimmers with Long-Term Promise  Author: F.H. "Sam" Froes Company: University of Idaho, IMAP Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 3,4 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 5 Description: The author summarizes the 17th Conference of the International Titanium Association, held September 30 through October 2 in Las Vegas, NV. Presentations included topics such as worldwide titanium trends, emerging markets, titanium in consumer medical products, powd…

AEC and ETF International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition Winners

AEC and ETF International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition Winners

$15.00

Title: AEC and ETF International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition Winners Company: ET Foundation Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 3,4 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 3 Description: The winners of the 2nd International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition were announced on March 14th, 2002 during the annual meeting of the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) in Naples, FL. 

New Equipment Spotlight: Air Cooled Ingot Casting

New Equipment Spotlight: Air Cooled Ingot Casting

$10.00

Title: New Equipment Spotlight: Air Cooled Ingot Casting Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 5,6 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 2 Description: This New Equipment Spotllight reveals a short history behind Austria Metall A.G. (AMAG) of Braunau-Ranshofen, whose subsidiary is Austria Sekundar Aluminium (ASA). In October 2000, ASA installed a new ingot caster that functions entirely without water. It was supplied by Hertwich Engineering of Braunau, Austria.

Current and Energy Efficiency of Hall-Héroult Cells- Past, Present, and Future

Current and Energy Efficiency of Hall-Héroult Cells- Past, Present, and Future

$25.00

Title: Current and Energy Efficiency of Hall-Héroult Cells- Past, Present, and Future Author: Warren Haupin,  William Frank Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 5,6 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 7 Description: The authors discuss current and energy efficiency of the Hall-Héroult  process and its effect on energy consumption in reduction cells.  

Extrusion Fabricator Takes a Leap Forward

Extrusion Fabricator Takes a Leap Forward

$15.00

Title: Extrusion Fabricator Takes a Leap Forward Issue #: Vol. 60, Nos. 5,6 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 3 Description: The article describes Whitehall Industries in Ludington, MI, and how the company transformed from a fabricator into an extruder in order to provide better service and higher-quality products. 

Homogenization of Aluminum Alloy Extrusion Billet, Part II: Furnace Design Principles and Application to AA6XXX Series Alloys

Homogenization of Aluminum Alloy Extrusion Billet, Part II: Furnace Design Principles and Application to AA6XXX Series Alloys

$25.00

Title: Homogenization of Aluminum Alloy Extrusion Billet, Part II: Furnace Design Principles and Application to AA6XXX Series Alloys Author: A.J. "Bill" Byrant, G. E. Macey, Roger A.P. Fielding Company: Macey Heat Transfer Associates, Benchmarks Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 5,6 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 7 Description: This article follows up on Part I, which appeared in the April 2002 issue (Vol. 60, Nos. 3,4). Part II covers the process requirement…

Superplastic Forming of Automotive Parts From Aluminum Sheet at Reduced Cycle Times

Superplastic Forming of Automotive Parts From Aluminum Sheet at Reduced Cycle Times

$20.00

Title: Superplastic Forming of Automotive Parts From Aluminum Sheet at Reduced Cycle Times Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Company: Illinois Institute of Technology Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 5,6 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 4 Description: The author discusses the use of superplastic forming (SPF) of aluminum alloys for mass production of automobile components at reduced cycle times. 

Showcase for Smelter Technology, Part I

Showcase for Smelter Technology, Part I

$20.00

Title: Showcase for Smelter Technology, Part I Author: Anna Henry Company: Headline Ink Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 5,6 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 4 Description: Part I of two articles summarizes the aluminum smelter technology offered by exhibitors at the TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Seattle, WA, on February 17-21, 2002. Some topics include anode and rod tracking systems, hydrogen flouride measurement, and temperature sensors for reduction cells. …

Automotive Light Metal Advances, Part I: Innovative Designs and Emerging Technology

Automotive Light Metal Advances, Part I: Innovative Designs and Emerging Technology

$20.00

Title: Automotive Light Metal Advances, Part I: Innovative Designs and Emerging Technology Author: Edward J. Vinarcik Company: SAE Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 5,6 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 4 Description: In Part I of three, the author summarizes the advances in light metals technology as it relates to the automotive industry in presentations at the 2002 SAE World Congress in Detroit, MI, on March 4-7, 2002. Author makes the case for titanium as an increasingly viable …

Registration of Wrought Aluminum Alloys with The Aluminum Association

Registration of Wrought Aluminum Alloys with The Aluminum Association

$10.00

Title: Registration of Wrought Aluminum Alloys with The Aluminum Association Author: Parvaneh Shafiee, Pete Pollak Company: The Aluminum Association Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 5,6 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 2 Description: The authors summarize the ANSI 35.1 standards for wrought aluminum alloy registration with The Aluminum Association.  …

MAGNESIUM: Driving Light Weight

MAGNESIUM: Driving Light Weight

$20.00

Title: MAGNESIUM: Driving Light Weight Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Company: Illinois Institute of Technology Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 5,6 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 4 Description: The author summarizes the presentations at the 13th Annual Magnesium in Automotive Seminar, held April 10, 2002 in Plymouth, MI. 

Aluminum Inspired Furniture

Aluminum Inspired Furniture

$10.00

Title: Aluminum Inspired Furniture Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 5,6 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 2 Description: Article presents some of the innovative designs used to create furniture out of aluminum sheet and extrusions.

Secondary Aluminum Smelters of the Americas/Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review

Secondary Aluminum Smelters of the Americas/Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review

$25.00

Title: Secondary Aluminum Smelters of the Americas/Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review Author: Rudolf P. Pawlek Company: TS+C Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 7,8 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 14 Description: This review follows events in the international secondary aluminum industry from May 2001 through June 2002. Includes a table of the capacities of secondary smelters in the Americas.

Norsk Hydro/VAW: Global Aluminum Force

Norsk Hydro/VAW: Global Aluminum Force

$20.00

Title: Norsk Hydro/VAW: Global Aluminum Force Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Company: Illinois Institute of Technology Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 7,8 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 4 Description: This article describes the transformation of Norsk Hydro's aluminum business with the acquisition of VAW. The mix of these two companies has created a well-balanced product mix with greater economies of scale. It is shown that Hydro is now positioning itself as a sustainable resou…

New Equipment Spotlight: Environmentally Sound Scrap Processing at Stena Aluminium

New Equipment Spotlight: Environmentally Sound Scrap Processing at Stena Aluminium

$10.00

Title: New Equipment Spotlight: Environmentally Sound Scrap Processing at Stena Aluminium Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 7,8 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 2 Description: This New Equipment Spotlight presents Stena Aluminium (formerly known as Gotthard Aluminium) and how they had replaced one of their two rotary salt furnaces with a universal rotary tilting furnace (URTF) from Hertwich Engineering of Branau, Austria in August 2001. The URTF uses only one-third of the salt charges of …

New Product Spotlight: Not All Pins are Created Equal

New Product Spotlight: Not All Pins are Created Equal

$5.00

Title: New Product Spotlight: Not All Pins are Created Equal Issue #: Vol. 60, Nos. 7, 8 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 1 Description: This New Product Spotlight talks about the importance of pin length in the overall conformity of prebake technologies. Conformity of the anode and rod assembly to the design specification is one of the main system parameters for optimal aluminum production, as the complete assembly forms the positive element of the high current electrica…

Books Review: Aluminum Structures: A Guide to Their Specifications and Design, Second Edition

Books Review: Aluminum Structures: A Guide to Their Specifications and Design, Second Edition

$5.00

Title: Books Review: Aluminum Structures: A Guide to Their Specifications and Design, Second Edition Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 7,8 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 1 Description: Aluminum Structures: A Guide to Their Specifications and Design, Second Edition, written by J. Randolph Kissell and Robert L. Ferry and published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., gives engineers enough information to feel confident when designing aluminum structures.

New Equipment Spotlight: Super-Melt: New Design Rotary Sweat Furnace

New Equipment Spotlight: Super-Melt: New Design Rotary Sweat Furnace

$5.00

Title: New Equipment Spotlight: Super-Melt: New Design Rotary Sweat Furnace Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 7,8 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 1 Description: This New Equipment Spotlight highlights rotary furnaces and their evolution through time. Most recent rotary melting furnace applications have been associated with the recovery of recycled UBC scrap, or dross. Ed Mansell of Melt Tech, Inc., Tuscumbia, Alabama has been successful using this technology to greatly improve the recove…

New Equipment Spotlight: Compact "Jet" Degasser Reduces Hydrogen Content by 45% at Werner

New Equipment Spotlight: Compact "Jet" Degasser Reduces Hydrogen Content by 45% at Werner

$5.00

Title: New Equipment Spotlight: Compact "Jet" Degasser Reduces Hydrogen Content by 45% at Werner Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 7,8 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 1 Description: This New Equipment Spotlight covers a new, lower-cost alternative for degassing metal. Released in late 2001, the Jetcleaner from Pechiney Aluminium is an in-line trough degassing unit with an improved design over spinning rotor technology. The cleaning routine is done while the unit is operating an…

General Extrusion Excellence

General Extrusion Excellence

$15.00

Title: General Extrusion Excellence Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 7,8 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 3 Description: This article profiles General Extrusions Inc., an extrusion company in Youngstown, OH, which began operations in the 1930s as Youngstown Manufacturing. Three generations of the Schuler family have worked to nurture the growth of General Extrusions, including the addition of a second facility in 2000. The company's history, operations, equipment, and customer base a…

New Approach to Hot Dross Processing Reduces Emissions, Improves Recoveries: Optimal for Multi-Alloy Casthouses

New Approach to Hot Dross Processing Reduces Emissions, Improves Recoveries: Optimal for Multi-Alloy Casthouses

$15.00

Title: New Approach to Hot Dross Processing Reduces Emissions, Improves Recoveries: Optimal for Multi-Alloy Casthouses Author: Han Spoel, William A. Zebedee Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 7,8 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 3 Description: The authors discuss a new approach to aluminum dross processing: a technique to immerse the hot dross in an argon gas atmosphere, eliminating emissions and improving metal recovery. The article also introduces DrossTec, Inc., a new company f…

Aluar: Argentina's Power House for High-Quality Aluminum

Aluar: Argentina's Power House for High-Quality Aluminum

$25.00

Title: Aluar: Argentina's Power House for High-Quality Aluminum Author: Anna Henry Company: Headline Ink Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 7,8 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 5 Description: The author describes the commissioning of casthouse improvements to Aluar's smelter in Argentina.  …

Automotive Light Metal Advances, Part II: Aluminum Technologies for Automotive Applications

Automotive Light Metal Advances, Part II: Aluminum Technologies for Automotive Applications

$15.00

Title: Automotive Light Metal Advances, Part II: Aluminum Technologies for Automotive Applications Author: Edward J. Vinarcik Company: SAE Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 7,8 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 3 Description: Second of a three part article that covers presentations at the SAE World Congress (March 2002, Detriot, MI). Part II features design and new technology relating to aluminum sheet products and castings for automotive applications. …

TMS 2002: Aluminum Reduction Symposium Review

TMS 2002: Aluminum Reduction Symposium Review

$25.00

Title: TMS 2002: Aluminum Reduction Symposium Review Author: Rudolf P. Pawlek Company: TS+C Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 7,8 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 7 Description: The article covers the papers submitted and presented at the Aluminum Reduction Technology Symposium at the 131st TMS annual meeting in Seattle, WA, held February 17-19. Topics discussed include fundamentals, environment, Søderberg and prebake cell operations, cathode materials, inert anodes, and ma…

Casthouse Innovations and Quality Assurance, Part II

Casthouse Innovations and Quality Assurance, Part II

$25.00

Title: Casthouse Innovations and Quality Assurance, Part II Author: Anna Henry Company: Headline Ink Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 7,8 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 9 Description: This second of a two-part article focuses on new products and enhancements that were displayed at the TMS Exposition in Seattle, WA, February 17-21, 2002. The first part, published in June 2002, focused on smelter developments, this second part recaps products providing solutions for the casthouse…

TMS 2002 Annual Meeting and Exhibition

TMS 2002 Annual Meeting and Exhibition

$0.00

Title: TMS 2002 Annual Meeting and Exhibition Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 7,8 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 3 Description: A brief summary of the TMS 2002 Annual Meeting and Exhibition, February 17-21, in Seattle, WA, including mention of some award winners and a photo layout of exhibitors. 

Continuous Casting and Rolling of Aluminum: Analysis of Capacities, Product Ranges, and Technology

Continuous Casting and Rolling of Aluminum: Analysis of Capacities, Product Ranges, and Technology

$25.00

Title: Continuous Casting and Rolling of Aluminum: Analysis of Capacities, Product Ranges, and Technology Author: Shaun Hamer, Bruno Taraglio, Chris Romanowski Company: FATA Hunter Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 9,10 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 9 Descripton: The authors review the role of continuous casting and its growth in the aluminum industry, as well as types and comparison of casters: block casters, belt casters, and twin roll casters.  …

World Primary and Secondary Magnesium Annual Review

World Primary and Secondary Magnesium Annual Review

$25.00

Title: World Primary and Secondary Magnesium Annual Review Author: Rudolf P. Pawlek Company: TS+C Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 9,10 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 7 Description: The author reviews the state of the international magnesium industry from May 2001 through August 2002, organized by region.  …

Hydro Aluminum's Approach to Automotive Extrusion in North America

Hydro Aluminum's Approach to Automotive Extrusion in North America

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Title: Hydro Aluminum's Approach to Automotive Extrusion in North America Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Company: Illinois Institute of Technology Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 9,10 Year: 2002 # of Pages:: 4 Description: The author profiles Hydro's approach to light metal extrusion supply to the automotive market, and compares the North American and European markets in terms of supply and demand, as well as from cultural, economic, and technical perspectives. Incl…

Cast Shop Technology 2002

Cast Shop Technology 2002

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Title: Cast Shop Technology 2002 Author: George Binczewski Company: SC Systems Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 9,10 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 3 Description: The author reviews presentations from the 2002 Cast Shop Technology sessions at the TMS 2002 Annual Meeting, February 17-21, and offers opinions on improving the format of the sessions.

59th Annual World Magnesium Conference (Montreal, Canada, May 19-22 2002)

59th Annual World Magnesium Conference (Montreal, Canada, May 19-22 2002)

$20.00

Title: 59th Annual World Magnesium Conference (Montreal, Canada, May 19-22 2002) Author: Robert E. "Bob" Brown Company: Magnesium Monthly Review Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 9,10 Year: 2002 # or Pages: 4 Description: The author presents a summary of presentations given at the 59th World Magnesium Conference held in Montreal, Canada, May 19-22, 2002.  …

Russian Magnesium Alloys

Russian Magnesium Alloys

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Title: Russian Magnesium Alloys Author: Alexander Galanov, Alexander N. Tatakin, Fedor M. Elkin Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 9,10 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 4 Description: The author presents a summary of presentations given at the 59th World Magnesium Conference held in Montreal, Canada, May 19-22, 2002. 

Review of Automotive Lightweighting in Europe

Review of Automotive Lightweighting in Europe

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Title: Review of Automotive Lightweighting in Europe Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Company: Illinois Institute of Technology Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 9,10 Year:2002 # of Pages: 2 Description: The author presents a summary of various European technical literature on developments in automotive lightweighting, originally published in the language of origin. 

Book Review: High Integrity Die Casting Processes

Book Review: High Integrity Die Casting Processes

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Title: Book Review: High Integrity Die Casting Processes Issue #:  Vol. 60, Nos. 9,10 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 1 Description: High Integrity Die Casting Processes, written by Edward J. Vinarcik and published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., is devoted principally to high integrity aluminum and magnesium die castings for automotive applications.

Product Spotlight: Compact and Scalable Casthouse System Converts On-Site Extrusion Scrap into Quality Billet

Product Spotlight: Compact and Scalable Casthouse System Converts On-Site Extrusion Scrap into Quality Billet

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Author:  Author's Company:  Title:  Volume: Vol. 72, No. 3 Year: 2014 No.of Pages: 1 Description: MiniCast casting technology was designed by Almex USA Inc. to meet the needs of extruders to cast the highest quality extrusion billet, physically closest to the point of scrap generation. Companies Mentioned: Almex …

Asymmetric Rolling of Aluminum and its Advantages

Asymmetric Rolling of Aluminum and its Advantages

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•    Author: Dong Nyung Lee, Insoo Kim •    Author's Company:  Seoul National University, Kumoh National Institute of Technology •    Title:  Asymmetric Rolling of Aluminum and its Advantages •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 1 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  6 •   &nb…

Automotive Aluminum Enters the Fast Lane: New Ducker Report Confirms Unprecedented Growth

Automotive Aluminum Enters the Fast Lane: New Ducker Report Confirms Unprecedented Growth

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•    Title:  Automotive Aluminum Enters the Fast Lane: New Ducker Report Confirms Unprecedented Growth •    Author:  Jim Dickson •    Author Company:  Rio Tinto •    Volume:  Vol. 75, No. 5 •    Year:  2017 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description:  The new …

Automotive Aluminum and Magnesium: Innovation and Opportunities

Automotive Aluminum and Magnesium: Innovation and Opportunities

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Author: Paul Krajewski, Anil Sachdev, Alan Luo, John Carsley, Jim Scroth Company: General Motors R&D Center Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 5 Year: 2009 Pages: 7   Summary: The use of aluminum and magnesium in automotive manufacturing will increase in the future due to the increased demand for fuel economy and lightweighting. This article looks at the developments in manufacturing processes, including casting (vacuum die casting and low pressure die casting), sheet …

Automated Approach for Optimization of the Aluminum Extrusion Process

Automated Approach for Optimization of the Aluminum Extrusion Process

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•    Title:  Automated Approach for Optimization of the Aluminum Extrusion Process •    Author:  B. Reggiani, L. Donati, L. Tomesani •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 2 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  3 •    Description:  The technical achievement described in this paper is to optimize all the va…

Auto Al Growth and Global Trade Issues in N.A.: Automotive Market Reigns

Auto Al Growth and Global Trade Issues in N.A.: Automotive Market Reigns

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•    Title:  Auto Al Growth and Global Trade Issues in N.A.: Automotive Market Reigns •    Volume:  Vol. 75, No. 5 •    Year:  2017 •    No. Pages:  0.5 •    Description:  Article looks at some of the issues and opportunities facing the industry — such as increased demand growth in recent years, China's overcapacity, an…

Automotive Lightweighting Promises Great Changes to the Material and Manufacturing Landscape

Automotive Lightweighting Promises Great Changes to the Material and Manufacturing Landscape

$25.00

•    Author:  Lynn Brown •    Author's Company:  Consulting Collaborative •    Title: Automotive Lightweighting Promises Great Changes to the Material and Manufacturing Landscape •    Volume:  Vol. 73, No. 5 •    Year:  2015 •    No. Pages:  5 •    Description: Th…

Award Winning Extruded Motor Housing for Electric Vehicles

Award Winning Extruded Motor Housing for Electric Vehicles

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•    Title:  Award Winning Extruded Motor Housing for Electric Vehicles •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 3 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description:  The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) announced on May 6th that William Davis ofWrightspeed Powertrains in San Jose, CA, and Rob Nelson of Almag Aluminum, Inc. inBrampton, Onta…

Bending of Hollow Aluminum Tubes About a Diagonal Axis

Bending of Hollow Aluminum Tubes About a Diagonal Axis

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Authors: Craig C. Menzemer, David White, Joe Bowman, Ray Minor Company: The University of Akron, Hapco Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 6 Year: 2009 Pages: 3     Summary: Square, extruded aluminum tubes, often employed as light poles, can sometimes bend about two geometric axes simultaneously (biaxial bending) due to pressue from the wind. Flexural tests were performed and an interaction equation evaluated. This article presents the results of these tests, which indicate that the…

Bonnell Upgrades Anodizing Line in Tennessee: Capacity Increase to Meet Unprecedented Non-Residential Demand

Bonnell Upgrades Anodizing Line in Tennessee: Capacity Increase to Meet Unprecedented Non-Residential Demand

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•    Author:  Andrea Svendsen •    Author's Company:  Light Metal Age •    Title:  Bonnell Upgrades Anodizing Line in Tennessee: Capacity Increase to Meet Unprecedented Non-Residential Demand •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 1-A •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  2 •    …

Book Review: The Guidelines for Handling Molten Aluminum

Book Review: The Guidelines for Handling Molten Aluminum

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•    Author:  Curt Wells •    Author's Company:  The Aluminum Association •    Title:  Book Review: The Guidelines for Handling Molten Aluminum •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 4 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description:  The Guidelines for Handling Mol…

Book Review: The Metallurgy of Anodizing Aluminum: Connecting Science to Practice

Book Review: The Metallurgy of Anodizing Aluminum: Connecting Science to Practice

$5.00

•    Title:  Book Review: The Metallurgy of Anodizing Aluminum: Connecting Science to Practice •    Author:  Joseph C. Benedyk •    Author Company:  Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 2 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  1 •  &…

Book Review: 2014 Aluminum Statistical Review

Book Review: 2014 Aluminum Statistical Review

$5.00

•    Author:  Ryan Olsen •    Author's Company:  Aluminum Association •    Title:  Book Review: 2014 Aluminum Statistical Review •    Volume:  Vol. 73, No. 5 •    Year:  2015 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description: The 2015 Aluminum Statistical Review, published…

Book Review: Welding Handbook, Ninth Edition, Volume 5: Materials And Applications, Part 2

Book Review: Welding Handbook, Ninth Edition, Volume 5: Materials And Applications, Part 2

$10.00

•    Author:  Joseph C. Benedyk •    Author's Company:  Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age •    Title:  Book Review: Welding Handbook, Ninth Edition, Volume 5: Materials And Applications, Part 2 •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 3 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  2 • &n…

Book Review: Aluminum Standards and Data 2017: U.S. Customary Edition

Book Review:  Aluminum Standards and Data 2017: U.S. Customary Edition

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•    Title:  Book Review:  Aluminum Standards and Data 2017: U.S. Customary Edition •    Author:  Joseph C. Benedyk •    Author Company:  Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age •    Volume:  Vol. 75, No. 5 •    Year:  2017 •    No. Pages:  1 •   &…

Briteline Excells in Small Shapes with Fine Finishes

Briteline Excells in Small Shapes with Fine Finishes

$25.00

 Author: J.D. Schloz Company: Viking Metallurgical Issue#: Vol. 69, No. 2 Year: 2011 Pages: 5.5   Summary: Covers Briteline Extrusions, celebrating its 57th year as a family/employee owned and operated business. Briteline provides extrusion, finishing, aging, cutting, deburring, and brushing all under one "roof." Though small compared to other extruders, their approach appeals to many customers who prefer the quality, convenience, and reliability of a single source. Fou…

Casthouse Management: Profitability Considerations for Secondary Remelt Operations

Casthouse Management: Profitability Considerations for Secondary Remelt Operations

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•    Title:  Casthouse Management: Profitability Considerations for Secondary Remelt Operations •    Author:  Shaun Hamer •    Author Company:  AluMore •    Volume:  Vol. 75, No. 5 •    Year:  2017 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description:  “Casthouse …

Cast House 2009 in Review

Cast House 2009 in Review

$15.00

Authors: B. Rinderer, John Grandfield Company: Consulting in Partnership Pty. Ltd., Grandfield Technology Pty. Ltd.  Issue #: Vol. 68, No. 1 Year: 2010 Pages: 2.5 Summary: Article reviews the events and papers presented at the 2009 International Aluminium Cast House Technology Conference (ACHT2009) held June 29-July 1, 2009, in Gold Coast, Australia. …

Casthouse Management: Cooling Water Considerations in DC Casting

Casthouse Management: Cooling Water Considerations in DC Casting

$10.00

•    Title:  Casthouse Management: Cooling Water Considerations in DC Casting •    Author:  Shaun Hamer •    Author Company:  AluMore •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 2 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description:  Cooling water quality in DC casting…

Casthouse Management: Achieving Molten Metal Quality and Cleanliness Through Hydrogen and Inclusion Reduction

Casthouse Management: Achieving Molten Metal Quality and Cleanliness Through Hydrogen and Inclusion Reduction

$12.50

•    Title:  Casthouse Management: Achieving Molten Metal Quality and Cleanliness Through Hydrogen and Inclusion Reduction •    Author:  James Grayson •    Author Company:  Pyrotek •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 5 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  2.5 •    Descr…

CAST: Integrating Australian Research and Industry Benefiting Light Metal Technologies

CAST: Integrating Australian Research and Industry Benefiting Light Metal Technologies

$20.00

Author: Andrea Svendsen Company: Light Metal Age Issue#: Vol. 69, No. 5 Year: 2011 Pages: 4     Summary: CAST cooperative research center is a nonprofit virtual entity that aims to deliver new metals technology for the benefit of Australia. CAST works to bring together ressearch entities, universities, government agencies, and industry partners to work in collaboration to conduct industry driven research. This article presents a select few of the research projects conducted…

Cast House 2011 in Review

Cast House 2011 in Review

$25.00

Author: Barbara Rinderer Company: Consulting in Partnership Issue #: Vol. 70, No. 2 Year: 2012 Pages: 5 Summary: Article reviews the technical papers presented at the 12th Australasian Aluminium Cast House Technology Conference and Exhibition, held in Melbourne, Australia in September 2011.The focus is on the economic environment, melt loss and dross formation, furnace design and management melt treatment, applied modeling of casting processes, recycling, and homogenization.  …

Celebrating 125 Years of Modern Aluminum

Celebrating 125 Years of Modern Aluminum

$5.00

Author: Company: Issue#: Vol. 69, No. 2 Year: 2011 Pages: 1   Summary: 2011 is the 125th anniversary of the birth of the modern aluminum smelting process, known as the Hall-Heroult process. Oberlin College in Ohio began the celebration of Charles Martin Hall and the process for electrochemical refining of aluminum with a series of events on February 23rd, including a keynote speech called "Aluminum: The Miracle Metal," by Kevin Anton, vice president and chief sustainabilit…

Champagne Metals Commissions Widest Sheet Finishing Line with Complete Capabilities in N.A.

Champagne Metals Commissions Widest Sheet Finishing Line with Complete Capabilities in N.A.

$15.00

•    Title:  Champagne Metals Commissions Widest Sheet Finishing Line with Complete Capabilities in N.A. •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 3 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  3 •    Description:  Champagne Metals is a privately held, family owned metal service center headquartered in Glenpool, OK, specializing in aluminum distribution a…

Characteristics of Dispersoid Precipitation in AlMgSi Automotive Body Sheet Ingot During Homogenization Treatment

Characteristics of Dispersoid Precipitation in AlMgSi Automotive Body Sheet Ingot During Homogenization Treatment

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Author: Ni Tan, Gang Zhao, Liang Zuo, Chun-ming Liu, Bo Nie Company: Key Laboratory for Anisotropy and Texture of Materials (Ministry of Education), Northeastern University, Shandong Yankuang Light Alloy Co. Ltd.  Issue#: Vol. 69, No. 3 Year: 2011 Pages: 3 Summary: The precipitation of dispersoids during one-stage and two-stage homogenization treatment of Al-1.0Mg-1.1Si-0.5Cu-0.7Mn alloy ingot for automotive body sheet was investigated by laser scanning confocal micr…

Company Profile: SAT – Three Generations Deliver Powder Coating Technology

Company Profile: SAT – Three Generations Deliver Powder Coating Technology

$5.00

•    Title:  Company Profile: SAT – Three Generations Deliver Powder Coating Technology •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 2 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  0.5 •    Description:  This company profile provides an overview of the development of SAT, which was founded by Ferdinando Trevisan, who developed the first vertical powder …

Company Profile: Southeastern’s 45 Years of Partnering with Extruders

Company Profile: Southeastern’s 45 Years of Partnering with Extruders

$10.00

•    Title:  Company Profile: Southeastern’s 45 Years of Partnering with Extruders •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 2 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description:  Southeastern Extrusion & Tool (SET), located in Florence, AL, is celebrating 45 year anniversary in 2016. The company has been and continues to be a partn…

Company Profile: Foy Continues to Lead with Powerful Management Software for Extruders Worldwide

Company Profile: Foy Continues to Lead with Powerful Management Software for Extruders Worldwide

$15.00

Author: J.D. Schloz Company: Viking Metallurgical Issue#: Vol.69, No.3 Year:2011 Pages: 3 Summary: Jim Foy and his company Foy Inc. are profiled in this article, including a look at how EPICS, the company's database managment tool, was designed and what plans Foy has for the future. …

Combilift Continues Lifting Innovation: Celebrating New Global Headquarters and 20 Years of Operation

Combilift Continues Lifting Innovation: Celebrating New Global Headquarters and 20 Years of Operation

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•    Title:  Combilift Continues Lifting Innovation: Celebrating New Global Headquarters and 20 Years of Operation •    Author:  Rose Eaton •    Author Company:  Light Metal Age •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 4 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  3 •    Descriptio…

Company Profile: Raffmetal Offers Lighter Ingots with Track & Belt Casting

Company Profile: Raffmetal Offers Lighter Ingots with Track & Belt Casting

$15.00

Author: Company: Issue#: Vol. 69, No. 2 Year: 2011 Pages: 3   Summary: Profiles Raffmetal, located in Brescia, Italy. Raffmetal is the largest secondary aluminum producer in Europe, and produces aluminum alloys in bars or molten state and has obtained UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 accreditation. In 2009, installation and commissioning of a third Track and Belt ingot casting system was completed. Manufactured by Continuus-Properzi, Raffmetal's Track and Belt continuous casting system was …

Company Profile: AluMore – A Greater Vision for Casthouse Solutions

Company Profile: AluMore – A Greater Vision for Casthouse Solutions

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•    Title:  Company Profile: AluMore – A Greater Vision for Casthouse Solutions •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 5 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  1.5 •    Description:  The AluMore group was formed in Riverside, CA, in order to help casthouse operationsaddress the challenges of implementing new casting capacity or upgrading e…

Constellium's Array of Process Capabilities Sustained by Voreppe R&D

Constellium's Array of Process Capabilities Sustained by Voreppe R&D

$15.00

Author: Andrew Hall Company: Alken Issue#: Vol. 69, No. 4 Year: 2011 Pages: 3 Summary: Constellium's research center in Voreppe, France features a complete array of capabilities for experimentation and testing of aluminum, from metallurgy and casting to rolling and extrusion through to finishing processes. The center is integrated with each of its three  business units, allowing the company to cooperatively meld the technical knowledge from each unit in order to …

Craig Werner Receives Maurice H. Roberts Award of Excellence

Craig Werner Receives Maurice H. Roberts Award of Excellence

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•    Title:  Craig Werner Receives Maurice H. Roberts Award of Excellence •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 3 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description:  Craig Werner received the Maurice H. Roberts Award of Excellence on May 4th during the Eleventh International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar – ET ’16 in C…

Crystal Finishing Broadens Capabilities – Installs Most Productive Vertical Paint Line of its Size in the U.S.

Crystal Finishing Broadens Capabilities – Installs Most Productive Vertical Paint Line of its Size in the U.S.

$15.00

•    Title:  Crystal Finishing Broadens Capabilities – Installs Most Productive Vertical Paint Line of its Size in the U.S. •    Volume:  Vol. 73, No. 5 •    Year:  2015 •    No. Pages:  3 •    Description:  As a privately owned company producing coated,fabricated, and extruded aluminum parts, Crystal Finishing Systems sees…

Custom Extrusions, Custom Solutions: A Way of Life at Futura Industries Company

Custom Extrusions, Custom Solutions: A Way of Life at Futura Industries Company

$20.00

Title: Custom Extrusions, Custom Solutions: A Way of Life at Futura Industries Company Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Company: Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age Issue #: Vol. 68, No. 3 Year: 2010 Pages: 4 Description: Futura Industries Company in Clearfield, Utah, has been able to prosper despite the recent economic recession, due to its value-added capabilities, and its implemetation of creative management techniques. The author visited the company's plant, and re…

Defects Affecting Extrusion – Press Quenching Effect on Product Quality (Part 3)

Defects Affecting Extrusion – Press Quenching Effect on Product Quality (Part 3)

$7.50

•    Title:  Defects Affecting Extrusion – Press Quenching Effect on Product Quality (Part 3) •    Author:  Jerome Fourmann •    Author Company:  Rio Tinto Aluminum •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 5 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  1.5 •    Description: &n…

Defects Affecting Extrusion – Dullness on As-Extruded Surfaces

Defects Affecting Extrusion – Dullness on As-Extruded Surfaces

$12.50

•    Title:  Defects Affecting Extrusion – Dullness on As-Extruded Surfaces •    Author:  Jerome Fourmann •    Author Company:  Rio Tinto Aluminum •    Volume:  Vol. 75, No. 5 •    Year:  2017 •    No. Pages:  2.5 •    Description:  The 20th artic…

Defects Affecting Extrusion – Streaking, Die Lines, and Micro Die Lines

Defects Affecting Extrusion – Streaking, Die Lines, and Micro Die Lines

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•    Author:  Jerome Fourmann •    Author's Company:  Rio Tinto Aluminium •    Title:  Defects Affecting Extrusion – Streaking, Die Lines, and Micro Die Lines •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 2 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  1.5 •    Description:  The 12th…

Defects Affecting Extrusion – Corrosion

Defects Affecting Extrusion – Corrosion

$10.00

•    Author:  Jerome Fourmann •    Author's Company:  Rio Tinto Aluminum •    Title:  Defects Affecting Extrusion – Corrosion •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 1 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description:  The eleventh article in a series focus…

Defects Affecting Extruded Surface – Extrusion Marks

Defects Affecting Extruded Surface – Extrusion Marks

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•    Author:  Jerome Fourmann •    Author's Company:  Rio Tinto Aluminum •    Title:  Defects Affecting Extruded Surface – Extrusion Marks •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 1-A •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  1.5 •    Description:  The tenth article in a ser…

Defects Affecting Extruded Surface – Orange Peel

Defects Affecting Extruded Surface – Orange Peel

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•    Author:  Jerome Fourmann •    Author's Company:  Rio Tinto, Aluminum Product Group •    Title:  Defects Affecting Extruded Surface – Orange Peel •    Volume:  Vol. 73, No. 5 •    Year:  2015 •    No. Pages:  1.5 •    Description:  The eigth article…

Defects Affecting Extrusion – Snap Marks

Defects Affecting Extrusion – Snap Marks

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•    Title:  Defects Affecting Extrusion – Snap Marks •    Author:  Jerome Fourmann •    Author Company:  Rio Tinto Aluminum •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 1 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description:  The 22nd article in a series, this art…

Defects Affecting Extrusion – Press Quenching Effect on Product Quality (Part 2)

Defects Affecting Extrusion – Press Quenching Effect on Product Quality (Part 2)

$12.50

•    Title:  Defects Affecting Extrusion – Press Quenching Effect on Product Quality (Part 2) •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 4 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  2.5 •    Description:  The 25th article in a series, this article covers part two of the press quenching effect on product quality. Applying and controlling the ad…

Defects Affecting Extrusion – Influence of Metallurgical Changes on Extrusion Defects

Defects Affecting Extrusion – Influence of Metallurgical Changes on Extrusion Defects

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•    Author:  Jerome Fourmann •    Author's Company:  Rio Tinto Aluminum •    Title:  Defects Affecting Extrusion – Influence of Metallurgical Changes on Extrusion Defects •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 4 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  2.5 •    Description: &…

Defects Affecting Extrusion – Streaking Visible after Anodizing

Defects Affecting Extrusion – Streaking Visible after Anodizing

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•    Author:  Jerome Fourmann •    Author's Company:  Rio Tinto Aluminum •    Title:  Defects Affecting Extrusion – Streaking Visible after Anodizing •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 3 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  2.5 •    Description:  The 13th article …

Defects Affecting Extrusion – Oxidation on Billet and Extrusion Mill Finish Surfaces

Defects Affecting Extrusion – Oxidation on Billet and Extrusion Mill Finish Surfaces

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•    Title:  Defects Affecting Extrusion – Oxidation on Billet and Extrusion Mill Finish Surfaces •    Author:  Jerome Fourmann •    Author Company:  Rio Tinto Aluminum •    Volume:  Vol. 75, No. 6 •    Year:  2017 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description: …

Defects Affecting Extrusion – Press Quenching Effect on Product Quality (Part 1)

Defects Affecting Extrusion – Press Quenching Effect on Product Quality (Part 1)

$15.00

•    Title:  Defects Affecting Extrusion – Press Quenching Effect on Product Quality (Part 1) •    Author:  Jerome Fourmann •    Author Company:  Rio Tinto Aluminum •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 3 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  3 •    Description: &nbs…

Defects Affecting Extrusion – Stretcher Strains

Defects Affecting Extrusion – Stretcher Strains

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•    Title:  Defects Affecting Extrusion – Stretcher Strains •    Author:  Jerome Fourmann •    Author Company:  Rio Tinto Aluminum •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 2 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  2.5 •    Description:  The 23rd article in a series,…

Defects Affecting Extruded Surface – Soft Spots

Defects Affecting Extruded Surface – Soft Spots

$7.50

•    Author:  Jerome Fourmann •    Title:  Defects Affecting Extruded Surface – Soft Spots •    Volume:  Vol. 73, No. 6 •    Year:  2015 •    No. Pages:  1.5 •    Description:  The ninth article in a series focused on extrusion defects addresses soft spots, also known as hot spots, dull spo…

Design of New Punch Geometries for Generation of Non-Linear Strain Paths and Formability Evaluation

Design of New Punch Geometries for Generation of Non-Linear Strain Paths and Formability Evaluation

$20.00

•    Author: Krishna Kumar Saxena,  Jyoti Mukhopadhyay, Klaus Drotleff •    Author's Company:  Indian Institute of Technology, University of Stuttgart •    Title:  Design of New Punch Geometries for Generation of Non-Linear Strain Paths and Formability Evaluation •    Volume:  Vol. 73, No. 6 •    Year:  2015 •&n…

Die Industry Perspective: New Die Engineering Capabilities are Changing Extrusion Shape Feasibility

Die Industry Perspective: New Die Engineering Capabilities are Changing Extrusion Shape Feasibility

$10.00

•    Title:  Die Industry Perspective: New Die Engineering Capabilities are Changing Extrusion Shape Feasibility •    Author:  Tommaso Pinter •    Author Company:  Almax Mori •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 3 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description: …

Double Aging of AA7075 Aluminum Alloy

Double Aging of AA7075 Aluminum Alloy

$20.00

Title: Double Aging of AA7075 Aluminum Alloy Author: S.V. Emani, P. Nash Company:Illinois Institute of Technology Issue #: Vol. 68, No. 3 Year: 2010 Pages: 4 Description: This article focuses on double aging to enhance the mechanical properties and accelerate the kinetics of precipitation in aluminum alloy AA7075. These effects were studied by means of hardness tests, tensile tests, and transmission electron microscopy.…

Dubal: Continuous Improvement through Innovation

Dubal: Continuous Improvement through Innovation

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Author: Company: Issue #: Vol. 70, No. 2 Year: 2012 Pages: 2 Summary: This article offers an overview of the Dubai Aluminum (Dubal) smelter located in Jebel Ali, Dubai, which is one of the world's largest single-site primary aluminum smelters. The article also looks at the company's development of DX cell tehnology.  

Ducab Starts Up Aluminum Rod Production in Abu Dhabi

Ducab Starts Up Aluminum Rod Production in Abu Dhabi

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•    Title:  Ducab Starts Up Aluminum Rod Production in Abu Dhabi •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 2 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  1.5 •    Description:  The Ducab Group inaugurated its new factory, Ducab Aluminium Company (DAC), designed for the manufacture of 50,000 tpy of electrical conductive (EC) grade aluminum rods, wires, an…

Egyptalum: Fully Integrated Aluminum Producer Plans to Increase Hot Rolled Capacity in 2011, Interview with Eng. Sayed A. Wahab, chairman & executive manager, Egyptalum

Egyptalum: Fully Integrated Aluminum Producer Plans to Increase Hot Rolled Capacity in 2011, Interview with Eng. Sayed A. Wahab, chairman & executive manager, Egyptalum

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Author: Andrew Hall Company: Alken Issue#: Vol. 69, No. 1 Year: 2011 Pages: 2.5   Summary: Interview with Eng. Sayed A. Wahab, chairman & executive manager, Egyptalum presents a look at Egyptalum's history and looks at the company's position in the industry. …

Electric Vehicles Spike Demand for High Strength Aluminum Extrusions

Electric Vehicles Spike Demand for High Strength Aluminum Extrusions

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•    Title:   Electric Vehicles Spike Demand for High Strength Aluminum Extrusions •    Author:  Geoff Scamans •    Author Company:  Innoval Technology, Brunel University •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 5 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  4 •    Descrip…

Electric Vehicle Landscape for Aluminum

Electric Vehicle Landscape for Aluminum

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•    Title:  Electric Vehicle Landscape for Aluminum •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 5 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description:  Article presents an overview of auto manufacturers that are incorporating aluminum into the structural design of their new and forthcoming electric vehicles, including NIO, Tesla, Faraday Future…

Electrical Power Interruptions: An Escalating Challenge for Aluminum Smelters

Electrical Power Interruptions: An Escalating Challenge for Aluminum Smelters

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Author: Alton T. Tabereaux Company: Issue#: Vol. 69, No. 1 Year: 2011 Pages: 4   Summary: During the past ten years, the shutdown of aluminum potlines due to power interruption have become all too frequent events in the aluminum industry. This article looks at several such power interruptions and notes their impact on smelters. Also discussed is the necessity of rectifier transformers in maintaining power, the process and effect of cell cooling, and loss of pot life. …

Emal's Phase 1 Now in Full Production: Abu Dhabi's Flagship Aluminum Project Halfway Complete

Emal's Phase 1 Now in Full Production: Abu Dhabi's Flagship Aluminum Project Halfway Complete

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Author: Company: Issue#: Vol. 69, No. 1 Year: 2011 Pages: 4   Summary: The sucessful launch of Emirates Aluminium Company's (Emal) phase 1 underscores the growing significance of the gulf region as a key global primary aluminum supplier. This article looks at the completion of phase 1, presents an overview of the company history, looks at the DX cell technology used onsite, and the modern technology and equipment installed at the site, as well as the company's high envronmen…

Engineering Properties of Anodic Coatings: Protecting Aluminum Alloys against Friction and Wear

Engineering Properties of Anodic Coatings: Protecting Aluminum Alloys against Friction and Wear

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Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Company: Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age Issue #: Vol.68, No. 5 Year: 2010 Pages: 5 Summary: As a companion article to "Review of Testing Methods for Anodic Coatings on Aluminum and Aluminium Alloys" (in the same issue), this article presents basic information on the hardness of anodized coatings and the effects of these coatings on friction and wear of aluminum and aluminum alloy components. …

Equipment Spotlight: New Litho Rolling Line in China

Equipment Spotlight: New Litho Rolling Line in China

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•    Title:  Equipment Spotlight: New Litho Rolling Line in China •    Volume:  Vol. 73, No. 6 •    Year:  2015 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description:  This spotlight looks at the new aluminum rolling line for lithographic sheet installed at Shandong Weiqiao Pioneering Group's facility in Weihei, China. The new line was provide…

Equipment Spotlight: New Continuous Coil Coating and Slitting Line for Spanish Roll-Up Door and Shutter Producer

Equipment Spotlight: New Continuous Coil Coating and Slitting Line for Spanish Roll-Up Door and Shutter Producer

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•    Title:  Equipment Spotlight: New Continuous Coil Coating and Slitting Line for Spanish Roll-Up Door and Shutter Producer •    Volume:  Vol. 75, No. 5 •    Year:  2017 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description:  This spotlight article presents a case study on Vinalopó Aluminio Color SL, a greenfield facility in Villena, Spai…

Equipment Spotlight: Innovative Engineered Systems for Aluminum Coil Annealing

Equipment Spotlight: Innovative Engineered Systems for Aluminum Coil Annealing

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•    Title:  Equipment Spotlight: Innovative Engineered Systems for Aluminum Coil Annealing •    Volume:  Vol. 73, No. 6 •    Year:  2015 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description:  This spotlight looks at the coil annealing furnace equipment and technology provided by Consolidated Engineering Company, including features such as bulk f…

Equipment Spotlight: Immersion Heating Provides Energy Efficiency Benefits

Equipment Spotlight: Immersion Heating Provides Energy Efficiency Benefits

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•    Title:  Equipment Spotlight: Immersion Heating Provides Energy Efficiency Benefits •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 1 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description:  This spotlight article looks at the new crucible furnace with immersion heating technology commissioned at Palmer Foundry, an aluminum shape casting company in…

Equipment Spotlight: Combating Noise Pollution in the Extrusion Plant

Equipment Spotlight: Combating Noise Pollution in the Extrusion Plant

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•    Title:  Equipment Spotlight: Combating Noise Pollution in the Extrusion Plant •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 2 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description:  Preventing noise pollution in manufacturing facilities is important in ensuring employee health. This article looks at how Turla Srl has addressed this challenge in…

Equipment Spotlight: Vertical Furnace with High Melting Rate

Equipment Spotlight: Vertical Furnace with High Melting Rate

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•    Title:  Equipment Spotlight: Vertical Furnace with High Melting Rate •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 4 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  0.5 •    Description:  This spotlight article presents an overview of Continuus-Properzi's new VertMelt family of furnaces with production rates ranging from 5-12 tph. •  …

Equipment Spotlight: New Foil Finishing Mill for Laminazione Sottile

Equipment Spotlight: New Foil Finishing Mill for Laminazione Sottile

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•    Title:  Equipment Spotlight: New Foil Finishing Mill for Laminazione Sottile •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 2 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description:  This spotlight article looks at the installation of a foil finishing mill, which was part of Phase 2 of an expansion program undertaken by Laminazione Sottile S.p.A.…

Equipment Spotlight: Brush Deburring in Light Metal Manufacturing

Equipment Spotlight: Brush Deburring in Light Metal Manufacturing

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•    Author:  Larry Johnson •    Author's Company:  Abtex Corp. •    Title:  Equipment Spotlight: Brush Deburring in Light Metal Manufacturing •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 1-A •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description:  This spotlight looks at t…

Equipment Spotlight: Innovative Hydraulics Deliver Energy Efficiency for Extrusion Presses

Equipment Spotlight: Innovative Hydraulics Deliver Energy Efficiency for Extrusion Presses

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•    Title:  Equipment Spotlight: Innovative Hydraulics Deliver Energy Efficiency for Extrusion Presses •    Author:  David Turnipseed •    Author Company:  Turla Srl •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 5 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  1.5 •    Description:  …

Equipment Spotlight: Recycling Aluminum Machining Chips with Minimal Melt Loss

Equipment Spotlight: Recycling Aluminum Machining Chips with Minimal Melt Loss

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•    Title:  Equipment Spotlight: Recycling Aluminum Machining Chips with Minimal Melt Loss •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 4 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description:  This spotlight article presents information on a new recycling system developed by Hertwich Engineering, part of SMS group, for melting scalper chips, edge…

Equipment Spotlight: Accurate Temperature Measurement for Aluminum Extrusions

Equipment Spotlight: Accurate Temperature Measurement for Aluminum Extrusions

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•    Title:  Equipment Spotlight: Accurate Temperature Measurement for Aluminum Extrusions •    Author:  Richard Gagg •    Author Company:  AMETEK Land •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 5 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  1.5 •    Description:  This spotlight …

Equipment Spotlight: Upgrading Zorba and Eliminating Down-Cycling of Taint Tabor and Extrusions

Equipment Spotlight: Upgrading Zorba and Eliminating Down-Cycling of Taint Tabor and Extrusions

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•    Author: Eric Thurston •    Author's Company:  TOMRA North America •    Title:  Equipment Spotlight: Upgrading Zorba and Eliminating Down-Cycling of Taint Tabor and Extrusions •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 4 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description: &…

Equipment Spotlight: Rusal’s First Track and Belt Line

Equipment Spotlight: Rusal’s First Track and Belt Line

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•    Title:  Equipment Spotlight: Rusal’s First Track and Belt Line •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 1 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description:  This spotlight article provides an overview of the new ingot casting line from Continuus-Properzi that will be installed at UC Rusal's Khakas aluminum smelter locat…

ET ’16 – Innovations for Tomorrow, Insights for Today

ET ’16 – Innovations for Tomorrow, Insights for Today

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•    Author:  Joseph C. Benedyk •    Author's Company:  Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age •    Title:  ET ’16 – Innovations for Tomorrow, Insights for Today •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 4 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  5 •    Descripti…

ET ’16 Extrusion Showcase Displays Design Competition Winners and Innovations for Tomorrow

ET ’16 Extrusion Showcase Displays Design Competition Winners and Innovations for Tomorrow

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•    Author:  Nancy E. Klein •    Title:  ET ’16 Extrusion Showcase Displays Design Competition Winners and Innovations for Tomorrow •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 3 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  4 •    Description:  The Extrusion Showcase at the ET ’16 Seminar and Exposition, held Ma…

ET ’16 Technology Tracks: Perspectives from the Seminar Track Chairs

ET ’16 Technology Tracks: Perspectives from the Seminar Track Chairs

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•    Author: Joseph C. Benedyk •    Title:  ET ’16 Technology Tracks: Perspectives from the Seminar Track Chairs •    Volume:  Vol. 74 No. 1-A •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  3 •    Description:  The chairs of the six main tracks that will be presented at ET '16 were interviewed to ga…

Evaluation of Fatigue Life in Laser Peened Thin Aluminum Panels

Evaluation of Fatigue Life in Laser Peened Thin Aluminum Panels

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•    Author:  Enrico Troiani, Sara Taddia •    Author's Company:  University of Bologna •    Title:  Evaluation of Fatigue Life in Laser Peened Thin Aluminum Panels •    Volume:  Vol. 73, No. 6 •    Year:  2015 •    No. Pages:  6 •    Description:  This artic…

Explosive Growth Positions Kentucky as a U.S. Hub for Automotive Aluminum

Explosive Growth Positions Kentucky as a U.S. Hub for Automotive Aluminum

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•    Title:  Explosive Growth Positions Kentucky as a U.S. Hub for Automotive Aluminum •    Author:  Andrea Svendsen •    Author Company:  Light Metal Age •    Volume:  Vol. 75, No. 5 •    Year:  2017 •    No. Pages:  4.5 •    Description:  Kentucky has…

Expanded FSW Services for North America: HFW Consolidates Capabilities

Expanded FSW Services for North America: HFW Consolidates Capabilities

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•    Title:  Expanded FSW Services for North America: HFW Consolidates Capabilities •    Volume:  Vol. 73, No. 5 •    Year:  2015 •    No. Pages:  3 •    Description: HFW Solutions consolidated their operations and capabilities into a single location in South Dakota in August 2014. The new state-of-the-art facility combines all a…

Extrusion Industry & Technology News: Lake Park Expands to Deliver Marx Smart Container Technology

Extrusion Industry & Technology News: Lake Park Expands to Deliver Marx Smart Container Technology

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Author: Company: Issue#: Vol. 69, No. 2 Year: 2011 Pages: 2.5   Summary: In this interview, Dave Cornelius, sales and project manager for Lake Park, and Christian Eckenbach, managing director of Marx, explain the expansion of Lake Park's facilities in Youngstown, OH, and what this will mean for U.S. extruders. The expansion includes a 12,000 sq ft addition which will house large horizontal and vertical boring mills and a new furnace for manufacturing a range of large containers.…

Extrusion Plant Asset Management: Modernizing Older Extrusion Press Lines – Part I – Introduction and Hydraulic Upgrades

Extrusion Plant Asset Management: Modernizing Older Extrusion Press Lines – Part I – Introduction and Hydraulic Upgrades

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•    Title:  Extrusion Plant Asset Management: Modernizing Older Extrusion Press Lines – Part I – Introduction and Hydraulic Upgrades •    Author:  James Cunningham •    Author Company:  Cunningham Mechanical Design •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 2 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Page…

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: New Extrusion Press for LIFT Technology

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: New Extrusion Press for LIFT Technology

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•    Title:  Extrusion Industry News & Technology: New Extrusion Press for LIFT Technology •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 3 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  1.5 •    Description:  Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) Technology, in cooperation with the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), completed the…

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Linetec Becomes Largest U.S. Anodizer Under One Roof with Third Anodizing Line

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Linetec Becomes Largest U.S. Anodizer Under One Roof with Third Anodizing Line

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•    Title:  Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Linetec Becomes Largest U.S. Anodizer Under One Roof with Third Anodizing Line •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 2 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description:  Linetec, an aluminum extrusion and sheet finishing company serving the building and construction sector, achieved…

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: EXCO Capitalizing on Strategic Markets – Texas Expansion at Technology Forefront

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: EXCO Capitalizing on Strategic Markets – Texas Expansion at Technology Forefront

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•    Author:  J.D. Schloz •    Author's Company:  Viking Metallurgical •    Title:  Extrusion Industry News & Technology: EXCO Capitalizing on Strategic Markets – Texas Expansion at Technology Forefront •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 2 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  2 • …

Extrusion Die Design: Guaranteeing Seam Weld Position – Under the Bridge

Extrusion Die Design: Guaranteeing Seam Weld Position – Under the Bridge

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•    Title:  Extrusion Die Design: Guaranteeing Seam Weld Position – Under the Bridge •    Volume:  Vol. 75, No. 5 •    Year:  2017 •    No. Pages:  0.5 •    Description:  Article shows how Almax Mori & Alumat used FEA, CAD, and engineering tools to design a new extrusion die series, "Under the Bridge," in ord…

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Mexican Extruder Installs Efficient Extrusion Line

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Mexican Extruder Installs Efficient Extrusion Line

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•    Title:  Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Mexican Extruder Installs Efficient Extrusion Line •    Volume:  Vol. 75, No. 6 •    Year:  2017 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description:  Article provides an overview of the new 28 MN, 9 inch extrusion press line being installed at Indalum, S.A. de C.V. in Monterrey, Mexico, whi…

Extrusion Design – A Step-by-Step Guide

Extrusion Design – A Step-by-Step Guide

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•    Title:  Extrusion Design – A Step-by-Step Guide •    Author:  Nancy E. Klein •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 2 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description:  This guide provides a breakdown of the considerations designers and extruders should take into account at every step of …

Extruders Feeling Pinch of Tightening Billet Supply

Extruders Feeling Pinch of Tightening Billet Supply

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Author: Anna Henry Company: Headline Ink Issue #: Vol. 68, No. 4 Year: 2010 Pages: 2 Summary:U.S. and Canadian extrusion production went up between January and May 2010 by some 14% from the same period in 2009. However, due to this increase in product demand, as well as historical factors, some extruders are faced with a shortage of aluminum billet, particularly 6xxx series. This article looks at the reasons behind this shortage and notes the reactions of some billet suppliers and extruders…

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: New Press Line Down Under for New Zealand Extruder

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: New Press Line Down Under for New Zealand Extruder

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•    Title:  Extrusion Industry News & Technology: New Press Line Down Under for New Zealand Extruder •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 2 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description:  NALCO, one of New Zealand’s leading aluminum extrusion businesses, is working to replace an old but much loved Farrell press with a new…

Extrusion Industry & Technology News: WEFA Cedar Marks Expansion of CVD Coated Extrusion Dies into U.S.

Extrusion Industry & Technology News: WEFA Cedar Marks Expansion of CVD Coated Extrusion Dies into U.S.

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Author: Company: Issue#: Vol. 69, No. 2 Year: 2011 Pages: 3.5   Summary: In November 2009, WEFA Group, Singen, Germany purchased Hydro Aluminium Cedar Tools, Hydro's U.S. based aluminum extrusion tool and die making facility in Cedar Springs, MI. This is WEFA's first production facility outside of Europe. In the past decade the WEFA Group has perfected the production of CVD coated dies for extrusion of multiport and micro-multiport heat exchanger profiles and specialty heat …

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Apt Group Inaugurates Modern Aluminum Extrusion Press Line

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Apt Group Inaugurates Modern Aluminum Extrusion Press Line

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•    Title:  Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Apt Group Inaugurates Modern Aluminum Extrusion Press Line •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 5 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  1.5 •    Description:  At its plant in Monheim am Rhein, Germany, apt Extrusions GmbH & Co. KG completed the installation of a new 27 MN, front-loadin…

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Turla S.R.L. at 50 Years – Quality at the Heart of Longevity

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Turla S.R.L. at 50 Years – Quality at the Heart of Longevity

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•    Title:  Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Turla S.R.L. at 50 Years – Quality at the Heart of Longevity •    Author:  Joseph C. Benedyk •    Author Company:  Light Metal Age, Illinois Institute of Technology •    Volume:  Vol. 75, No. 6 •    Year:  2017 •    No. Pages:…

Extrusion Productivity, Part I – Billet Geometry

Extrusion Productivity, Part I – Billet Geometry

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•    Title:  Extrusion Productivity, Part I – Billet Geometry •    Author:  Ken Chien, Paul Robbins, Chris Jowett, Yu Wang •    Author Company:  Castool, Rio Tinto Aluminium,Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Dept., University of Waterloo •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 2 •    Year:  2018 •  &nb…

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Auto Industry Looks to Extrusions for Increased Performance and Cost-Effective Solutions

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Auto Industry Looks to Extrusions for Increased Performance and Cost-Effective Solutions

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•    Title:  Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Auto Industry Looks to Extrusions for Increased Performance and Cost-Effective Solutions •    Author:  Dave Lukasak, Alex Chen •    Author Company:  Hydro Extruded Solutions •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 3 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:&n…

Extrusion Press Maintenance: Equipment Cleanliness to Improve Performance and Safety

Extrusion Press Maintenance: Equipment Cleanliness to Improve Performance and Safety

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•    Title:  Extrusion Press Maintenance: Equipment Cleanliness to Improve Performance and Safety •    Author:  James Cunningham •    Author Company:  Cunningham Mechanical Design (CMD) •    Volume:  Vol. 75, No. 5 •    Year:  2017 •    No. Pages:  2 •    De…

Extruders to Develop Environmental Product Declarations

Extruders to Develop Environmental Product Declarations

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•    Author:  Lynn Brown •    Author's Company:  Consulting Collaborative •    Title:  Extruders to Develop Environmental Product Declarations •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 2 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description:  Environmental Product Declaratio…

Extrusion Industry & Technology News: Revolutionary Design Twin Container Press Unveiled in Italy

Extrusion Industry & Technology News: Revolutionary Design Twin Container Press Unveiled in Italy

$15.00

Author: Company: Issue#: Vol. 69, No. 2 Year: 2011 Pages: 2.5   Summary: This article describes Danieli Breda's new T-Win extrusion press. The technical characteristics of the new press include: absence of traditional shears, reduced billet/container tolerance, fast upsetting, longer container life, lower cycle oil consumption, and easier cleaning of the container(s). The T-Win extrusion press not only increases system productivity but also has lower energy consumption. The new …

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Bonnell Continues to Thrive After 60 Years

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Bonnell Continues to Thrive After 60 Years

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•    Title:  Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Bonnell Continues to Thrive After 60 Years •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 2 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description:  In January 2016, Bonnell Aluminum held a celebration of its 60th anniversary. This article looks at the Bonnell story, from its founding by William B…

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Youngstown Expanding Operations Under New Ownership

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Youngstown Expanding Operations Under New Ownership

$7.50

•    Title:  Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Youngstown Expanding Operations Under New Ownership •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 5 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  1.5 •    Description:  Youngstown Tool & Die Co., Inc., based in Youngstown, OH, manufactures solid and hollow extrusion dies. The company was recently acqui…

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Kind & Co. Acquires Lake Park Tool & Machine

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Kind & Co. Acquires Lake Park Tool & Machine

$5.00

•    Title:  Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Kind & Co. Acquires Lake Park Tool & Machine •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 2 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description:  Kind & Co., Edelstahlwerk GmbH & Co., KG of Wiehl/Bielstein, Germany acquired Lake Park Tool & Machine Inc. of Youngstown, OH. …

Floating Staircase – A Collaboration Between Aluminum Extruder and Designer

Floating Staircase – A Collaboration Between Aluminum Extruder and Designer

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•    Title:   Floating Staircase – A Collaboration Between Aluminum Extruder and Designer •    Author:  Nancy E. Klein •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 2 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description:  Almag Aluminum, Inc., an aluminum extruder, based in Brampton, ON, Canada, rec…

Fundamentals of Grain Refining Aluminum Alloys

Fundamentals of Grain Refining Aluminum Alloys

$25.00

Author: J.D. Schloz Company:Viking Metallurgical, LLC Issue #: Vol. 68, No. 4 Year: 2010 Pages: 5 Summary:This article discusses general strategies for controlling the grain size of various commercial aluminum alloys, such as adding innoculant particles and/or  additions of other elements. …

GALM 2017 – Automotive Lightweighting Cruising into Maturity

GALM 2017 – Automotive Lightweighting Cruising into Maturity

$20.00

•    Title:  GALM 2017 – Automotive Lightweighting Cruising into Maturity •    Author:  Lynn Brown •    Author Company:  Consulting Collaborative •    Volume:  Vol. 75, No. 5 •    Year:  2017 •    No. Pages:  4 •    Description:  The 6th annual Gl…

Gateway Extrusions Completes Rapid Growth Plan: Enhanced Capacity Supports Diverse Markets

Gateway Extrusions Completes Rapid Growth Plan: Enhanced Capacity Supports Diverse Markets

$12.50

•    Title:  Gateway Extrusions Completes Rapid Growth Plan: Enhanced Capacity Supports Diverse Markets •    Author:  Andrea Svendsen •    Author Company:  Light Metal Age •    Volume:  Vol. 75, No. 5 •    Year:  2017 •    No. Pages:  2.5 •    Description: &…

Global Aluminum Content in Autos

Global Aluminum Content in Autos

$5.00

Author: Company: Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 5 Year: 2009 Pages: 1     Summary: This article compiles the information presented in the annual report published by Ducker Research Co. The report indicates that automotive manufacturers continue to boost fuel economy, cut emissions, and improve safety through innovative use of aluminum and that North America continues to be the world leader in the use of automotive aluminum.…

Haomei Aluminum Expands to Meet New Market Demands for High-End Extruded Products in China

Haomei Aluminum Expands to Meet New Market Demands for High-End Extruded Products in China

$25.00

Author: Jie Zhou Company: Delft University of Technology Issue#: Vol. 69, No. 4 Year: 2011 Pages: 7   Summary: The past 30 years have seen a dramatic growth in China's aluminum extrusion industry in response to increasing demands in the country for high-end products for buildings and water, ground, and air transport. Haomei Aluminum is an example of a company growing through this transition with the development and implementation of new technologies and the exp…

Hindalco – The Largest Aluminum Company in India Plans Massive Expansion

Hindalco – The Largest Aluminum Company in India Plans Massive Expansion

$20.00

•    Title:  Hindalco – The Largest Aluminum Company in India Plans Massive Expansion •    Author:  Andrew Hall •    Author Company:  Alken •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 3 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  4 •    Description:  Hindustan Aluminium Com…

How the H35 Standards Work to Facilitate Using Aluminum for Industry Applications

How the H35 Standards Work to Facilitate Using Aluminum for Industry Applications

$7.50

•    Title:  How the H35 Standards Work to Facilitate Using Aluminum for Industry Applications •    Author:  John Weritz •    Author Company:  The Aluminum Association •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 3 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  1.75 •    Description: &nbs…

How to Minimize the Carbon Footprint from Aluminum Smelters

How to Minimize the Carbon Footprint from Aluminum Smelters

$25.00

•    Title:  How to Minimize the Carbon Footprint from Aluminum Smelters •    Author:  Halvor Kvande, Barry J. Welch •    Author Company:  Norwegian University of Science and Technology, University of Auckland •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 1 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  7.5 •…

Hungarian Red Mud Disaster: Addressing Environmental Liabilities of Alumina Residue Storage & Disposal

Hungarian Red Mud Disaster: Addressing Environmental Liabilities of Alumina Residue Storage & Disposal

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Author: Alton T. Tabereaux Company: Issue #: Vol. 68, No. 5 Year: 2010 Pages: 3   Summary: On Monday, October 4, 2010 a ring dam reservoir burst at an alumina plant at the Ajkai Timfoldgyar plant in Kolontar, Hungary, releasing  approximately 700,000 cubic meters of a mixture of caustic bauxite residue and water, flooding three villages, which killed many animals, at least nine people, and injured over 120 with chemical burns. This article looks at what may have caused the d…

Hydro's New Generation Cell Technology: Ready for Action

Hydro's New Generation Cell Technology: Ready for Action

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Author: Knut Omholt Austreid Company:Hydro Primary Metals Issue #: Vol. 68, No. 4 Year: 2010 Pages: 3 Summary:This article looks at the new HAL4e cell technology, which is in operation at Hydro's Årdal Research Centre in Norway. The new higher amperage cells reduce CO2 emissions and show economic benefits.  …

Hydro's Expanding Scope of Metal Supply: Qatalum Increases Casthouse Capabililtes

Hydro's Expanding Scope of Metal Supply: Qatalum Increases Casthouse Capabililtes

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Title: Hydro's Expanding Scope of Metal Supply: Qatalum Increases Casthouse Capabililtes Author: Company: Issue #: Vol. 68, No. 3 Year: 2010 Pages: 2 Description:This article describes Hydro's global network and how the completion of the new Qatalum plant will help Hydro improve its capabilities in the U.S. and around the world. …

Hydro Implementing a Fourfold Expansion of Auto Body Sheet Capacity in Grevenbroich

Hydro Implementing a Fourfold Expansion of Auto Body Sheet Capacity in Grevenbroich

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•    Title:  Hydro Implementing a Fourfold Expansion of Auto Body Sheet Capacity in Grevenbroich •    Volume:  Vol. 73, No. 6 •    Year:  2015 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description:  In June, Norsk Hydro executives and local government officials laid the foundation stone for a €130 million investment in Grevenbroich, Germany. …

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Hydraulic Upgrade on 2400 UST Press at Kawneer's Bloomsburg Facility

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  Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Company: Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 5 Year: 2009  Pages: 3     Summary: Article covers the recently completed upgrade of the 40-year-old 2,400 UST MK-1 Sutton press at Kawneer Company in Bloomsburg, PA. The press was upgraded with a new hydraulic system, including manifolds, piping, and a completely new hydraulic tank with new pumps and motors. The upgrade was performed by SMS Meer Service I…

Hydro Aluminium's Pioneering HAL 250-275 Cell Technology

Hydro Aluminium's Pioneering HAL 250-275 Cell Technology

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Author: Alton Tabereaux Company:  Issue #: Vol. 68, No.1 Year: 2010 Pages: 1.5     Summary:This article offers technical information on the HAL 250-275 electrolytic cell technology developed by Hydro Aluminium. …

ICEB 2015 – International Conference on Extrusion and Benchmark

ICEB 2015 – International Conference on Extrusion and Benchmark

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•    Author:  L. Donati, L. Tomesani, A. Selvaggio, M. Haase, A.E. Tekkaya •    Author's Company:  University of Bologna, TU Dortmund University •    Title: ICEB 2015 – International Conference on Extrusion and Benchmark •    Volume:  Vol. 73, No. 5 •    Year:  2015 •    No. Pages:  5 …

Iceland Aluminum: The Primary Aluminum Industry in Iceland After the Crash

Iceland Aluminum: The Primary Aluminum Industry in Iceland After the Crash

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Author: Barry Woodrow Company: VHE ehf Issue#: Vol. 69, No. 1 Year: 2011 Pages: 4.5   Summary: This article give an overview of the primary aluminum activity in Iceland before and after the economic crash in 2008-2009, as well as the country's energy resources and the political debate surrounding renewable energy in the country. …

ICEB 2009 Dortmund: International Conference on Extrusion and 3rd Extrusion Benchmark

ICEB 2009 Dortmund: International Conference on Extrusion and 3rd Extrusion Benchmark

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Authors: N. Ben Kalifa, A.E. Tekkaya, L. Donati, L. Tomesani Company:Institute of Forming Technology and Lightweight Construction, Dept. DIEM-Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 5 Year: 2009 Pages: 4     Summary: This article reviews the International Conference on Extrusion and 3rd Extrusion Benckmark (ICEB 2009) held in Dortmund, Germany, on September 16-17, 2009. The conference covers recent development in extrusion technology and their a…

ICEB 2011: International Conference on Extrusion and Benchmark

ICEB 2011: International Conference on Extrusion and Benchmark

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Author: L. Donati, L. Tomesani, N. Ben Khalifa, A.E. Tekkaya Company: University of Bologna, Technische Universitat Dortmund Issue#: Vol. 69, No. 2 Year: 2011 Pages: 2   Summary: The fourth International Conference on Extrusion and Benchmark (ICEB 2011) will be held in Bologna, Italy from October 3-5, 2011. The format for the conference is a mix of FEM code benchmarking, presentations, and discussion of recent advancements in extrusion technology from all over the world, as well …

ILSCO Extrusions Inc. Integrating Production of Electrical Connectors

ILSCO Extrusions Inc. Integrating Production of Electrical Connectors

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Author: J.D. Schloz Company: Viking Metallurgical Issue#: Vol. 69, No. 4 Year: 2011 Pages: 3 Summary: ILSCO, a manufacturer of electrical and mechanical connectors, purchased Signature Aluminum's Greenville, PA, facility and added vertical integration capabilities to its operations. This article looks at ILSCO's company history, the history of the Greenville site, and the management, capabilities, and restart of the Greenville production facility, run un…

IMA Meeting in Prague and World Magnesium Update

IMA Meeting in Prague and World Magnesium Update

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Author: Robert E. Brown Company: Issue#: Vol. 69, No. 4 Year: 2011 Pages: 3   Summary: Article covers the International Magnesium Association's 68th Annual World Magnesium Conference in Prague, the Czech Republic, on May 8-10, 2011 and reviews the worldwide magnesium industry through 2010.     …

Improvements in 6xxx Alloys for Crash Management: Influence of Alloy Design and Quenching

Improvements in 6xxx Alloys for Crash Management: Influence of Alloy Design and Quenching

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•    Author:  Andreas Schiffl, Wolfgang Kuhlein •    Author's Company:  Hammerer Aluminium Industries Extrusion GmbH •    Title:  Improvements in 6xxx Alloys for Crash Management: Influence of Alloy Design and Quenching] •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 4 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  5 &bu…

Improving Efficiency with Vertical Anodizing at Sapa Profiles in Vetlanda

Improving Efficiency with Vertical Anodizing at Sapa Profiles in Vetlanda

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Author: Anne Deacon Juhl Company: Terma Aerostructures, AluConsult Issue#: Vol. 69, No. 5 Year: 2011 Pages: 4 Summary: Sapa Profiler AB's new anodizing line in Vetlanda, Sweden is one of only four vertical anodizing lines in Europe. The line, which represents the largest investment in Sapa Profiler AB's history, allows the company to be cost competitive, while maintaining high quality.  …

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Improving Aluminum Rolling Plant Output

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Author: Dan Miller Company: Innoval Technology Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 6 Year: 2009 Pages: 3     Summary: Article covers capactiy calculations of new equipment and how to best optimize the equipment in an aluminum rolling mill. …

India – An Aluminum Giant Awakens

India – An Aluminum Giant Awakens

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•    Title:  India – An Aluminum Giant Awakens •    Author:  Alton Tabereaux •    Author Company:  N/A •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 1 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  5.5 •    Description:  India has one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Th…

Innovation & Transformation: High-Performance Extrusion Quench Rates Meet Automotive Specifications

Innovation & Transformation: High-Performance Extrusion Quench Rates Meet Automotive Specifications

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•    Title:  Innovation & Transformation: High-Performance Extrusion Quench Rates Meet Automotive Specifications •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 2 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  3 •    Description:  The properties of high performance extruded profiles for the automotive industry are significantly affected by quench rate. The cl…

Innovations in Aluminum Production Technology at Northeastern University, Shenyang, China

Innovations in Aluminum Production Technology at Northeastern University, Shenyang, China

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•    Author:  Dr. Gao Bingliang •    Author's Company:  School of Metallurgy, Northeastern University •    Title:  Innovations in Aluminum Production Technology at Northeastern University, Shenyang, China •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 1 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  5 • &n…

Inside/Out Light Metals: The Realities of Being a Superextruder Today

Inside/Out Light Metals: The Realities of Being a Superextruder Today

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•    Title:  Inside/Out Light Metals: The Realities of Being a Superextruder Today •    Author:  Paul Robbins •    Author Company:  Castool •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 4 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  1.5 •    Description:  This editorial examines the…

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•    Author:  Phil Black •    Author's Company:  Regain Services Pty Ltd. •    Title:  Inside/Out Light Metals: The Legacy of Spent Potliner – Cost or Opportunity? •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 1 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description:  …

International Temper Designation Systems for Wrought Aluminum Alloys: Part I- Strain Hardenable ( H Temper) Aluminum Alloys

International Temper Designation Systems for Wrought Aluminum Alloys: Part I- Strain Hardenable ( H Temper) Aluminum Alloys

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Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Company: Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 5 Year: 2009 Pages: 4     Summary: Designations for temper treatments have been revised many times over the years. In this article, H temper designations in the ANSI H35.1/H35.1 (M)-2009 standard are reviewed with respect to changes from ANSI H35.1/H35.1 (M)-2006. Also noted are the differences between the temper desinations used in the U.S. under ANSI H35.1 (M) and …

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Intro to Aluminum Course: Meeting the Challenge of an Aging Workforce

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•    Title:  Intro to Aluminum Course: Meeting the Challenge of an Aging Workforce •    Author:  Rose Eaton •    Author Company:  Light Metal Age •    Volume:  Vol. 75, No. 6 •    Year:  2017 •    No. Pages:  1.5 •    Description:  Secat in Lexington, K…

Interview with Susan Johnson, president and ceo, Futura Industries: Creating the Futura Culture

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Title: Interview with Susan Johnson, president and ceo, Futura Industries: Creating the Futura Culture Author: Company: Issue #: Vol.68, No. 3 Year: 2010 Pages: 2 Description:Susan Johnson, president and ceo of Futura Industries, is interviewed about her company's unique approach to management, cutomer service, and maintaining employee satisfaction. …

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International Temper Designation Systems for Wrought Aluminum Alloys: Part II - Thermally Treated (T Temper) Aluminum Alloys

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Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Company:Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age   Issue #: Vol. 68, No. 4 Year: 2010 Pages: 6 Summary: Designations for temper treatments have been revised many times over the years. In this article (Part 2 of 3), T temper designations in the ANSI H35.1/H35.1 (M)-2009 standard are reviewed including variations. Also noted are the differences between the temper desinations used in the U.S. under ANSI H35.1 (M) and in Europe in CEN countries unde…

Interview with Tim Stubbs, president, Sapa Profiles North America

Interview with Tim Stubbs, president, Sapa Profiles North America

$5.00

Author:  Company:  Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 5 Year: 2009 Pages: 1     Summary: After Sapa's acquisition of Indalex, Tim Stubbs, the former ceo of Indalex, was appointed as president of Sapa Profiles North America. In this interview he talks about the merger, what happened after, and the differences between the two companies, as well as Sapa's plans for supplying the solar and transportation markets.   …

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Jordan Reborn and Revitalized: Now Investing in New Press Line

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•    Title:  Jordan Reborn and Revitalized: Now Investing in New Press Line •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 2 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description:  Jordan Aluminum Extrusion Co. a family operated extrusion company in Memphis, TN, announced plans to install a new press. This will be the second press to be put into oper…

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JW Aluminum’s State-of-the-Art Expansion: Most Competitive Continuous Casting Operation in the World

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•    Title:  JW Aluminum’s State-of-the-Art Expansion: Most Competitive Continuous Casting Operation in the World •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 5 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description:  JW Aluminum launched an expansion project, dubbed “Boilermaker,” at its flat rolled aluminum plant in Mt. Holly, SC…

Karmøy Technology Pilot – World Leader in Primary Aluminum Energy Efficiency

Karmøy Technology Pilot – World Leader in Primary Aluminum Energy Efficiency

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•    Title:  Karmøy Technology Pilot – World Leader in Primary Aluminum Energy Efficiency •    Author:  Andrea Svendsen •    Author Company:  Light Metal Age •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 1 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  2.5 •    Description: &n…

LIFT’s Dual Mission – Technology and Training for Advanced Manufacturing with Light Metals

LIFT’s Dual Mission – Technology and Training for Advanced Manufacturing with Light Metals

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•    Title:  LIFT’s Dual Mission – Technology and Training for Advanced Manufacturing with Light Metals •    Author:  Nancy E. Klein •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 5 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  2.5 •    Description:  Detroit, MI-based Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT)…

Lightweight Mobility Can Change the World: The 42nd Tokyo Motor Show

Lightweight Mobility Can Change the World: The 42nd Tokyo Motor Show

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Author: Isao Nakada Company: Nalk Corporation Issue #: Vol. 70, No. 2 Year: 2012 Pages: 2 Summary: Article reviews some of the innovative vehicles displayed at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show, held November 30-December 11, 2011 in Japan, as well as demand trends of aluminum in Japan's automotive industry. 

Lightweight Matters: New Aluminum Footbridge Provides Safe Crossing

Lightweight Matters: New Aluminum Footbridge Provides Safe Crossing

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•    Title:  Lightweight Matters: New Aluminum Footbridge Provides Safe Crossing •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 1 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description:  A new aluminum footbridge was installed in Waterloo, Quebec, Canada, providinghikers and cyclists with a safe crossing over the waterway. This article provides an ove…

World Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review

World Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review

$25.00

•    Author:  Rudolph P. Pawlek •    Author's Company:  TS+C •    Title:  World Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 4 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  8 •    Description:  This article provides an overview of the worldwide se…

Lithium: Natural Resources, Application, and Recycling

Lithium: Natural Resources, Application, and Recycling

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Author: Stefan Luidold, Helmut Antrekowitsch Company: University of Leoben, Austria Issue#: Vol. 69, No. 1 Year: 2011 Pages: 6.5   Summary: Lithium has the lowest density of all metals. It is most commonly used in lithium ion batteries, though it is also used (in the form of lithium salts) for primary aluminum production and as an alloying element in aerospace aluminum alloys. This article looks at its history, extraction, processing, and its use in batteries and electric storage cell…

Logan Aluminum Completes Recycling Center: Features First of its Kind Furnace in North America

Logan Aluminum Completes Recycling Center: Features First of its Kind Furnace in North America

$15.00

Author: Company: Issue #: Vol. 68, No. 4 Year: 2010 Pages: 3 Summary:Logan Aluminum recently completed the construction and installation of a new recycling facility in Russelville, Kentucky. The installation included a new Hertwich furnace and a briquetter. The article looks at the process of selecting and installing the new furnace, as well as tests run on briquetted product to determine the required range of density of shredded UBC scrap to maximize the charge, improve flow through the to…

Magnesium Recycling: State-of-the-Art Developments, Part II

Magnesium Recycling: State-of-the-Art Developments, Part II

$15.00

Authors: Daniel Fechner, Norbert Hort, Carsten Blawert, Wolfgang Dietzel, Karl Ulrich Kainer Company: GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geestacht, Magnesium Innovation Centre Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 5 Year: 2009 Pages: 3     Summary:   In Part II of two articles, the authors discuss magnesium recycling processes (both flux and flux free) and the recycling of post-consumer scrap (i.e., electronic goods and some vehicles), including vacuum distillation and the development of second…

Maintenance and Upgrade of Extrusion Presses: Part I, Measurement and Inspection

Maintenance and Upgrade of Extrusion Presses: Part I, Measurement and Inspection

$25.00

Authors: Roger A.P. Fielding, Ron Manganello, Alyssa Porter Company: Benchmarks, Carlesa NDE Services Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 6 Year: 2009 Pages: 7     Summary: Part I of three articles on the topic covers the various measurement and inspection techniques (visual, ultrasonic, liquid penetrant, and magnetic particle testing) that are used to not only ensure detailed equipment inspection, but also for predictive maintenance proceedure to identify potential problems and how…

Major Orders from China for Aluminum Rolling Mills: Pioneer Mill Builder Supplies Technical Leadership

Major Orders from China for Aluminum Rolling Mills: Pioneer Mill Builder Supplies Technical Leadership

$15.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Company: Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 6 Year: 2009 Pages: 2.5     Summary: China is the world's largest aluminum producer. Only 30% of all wrought aluminum products produced in China are flat rolled aluminum, compared to worldwide, which represent 60% of wrought aluminum production. This article describes the potential for growth in the Chinese flat rolled aluminum market and how SMS Siemag is tak…

Making a Positive Impact on Industry – Interview with Rick Merluzzi, Metal Exchange Corp.

Making a Positive Impact on Industry – Interview with Rick Merluzzi, Metal Exchange Corp.

$10.00

•    Title:  Making a Positive Impact on Industry – Interview with Rick Merluzzi, Metal Exchange Corp. •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 2 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description:  Rick Merluzzi was promoted to the role of president and chief operating officer of Metal Exchange Corporation (MEC), assuming re…

Matalco Now the Largest Remelter in North America: Lordstown Casthouse to Achieve Billet Production Milestone of 1 Million Pounds Per Day

Matalco Now the Largest Remelter in North America: Lordstown Casthouse to Achieve Billet Production Milestone of 1 Million Pounds Per Day

$20.00

•    Author: Andrea Svendsen •    Author's Company:  Light Metal Age •    Title:  Matalco Now the Largest Remelter in North America: Lordstown Casthouse to Achieve Billet Production Milestone of 1 Million Pounds Per Day] •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 4 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  4 &bu…

Metallurgical Aspects of 6xxx Billet and the Impact of the Casting Process for Extrusion, Part I

Metallurgical Aspects of 6xxx Billet and the Impact of the Casting Process for Extrusion, Part I

$25.00

Authors: J.D. Schloz, Richard M. Kelly Company: Viking Metallurgical LLC, Richard M. Kelly LLC Issue #: Vol. 68, No. 2 Year: 2010 Pages: 5.5 Summary: Part I of three articles examines the metallurgical aspects of 6xxx billet and of the casting process and how certain key components of the billet may lead to limitations in the processing of the extruded product. Starting stock materials used in alloy makeup, furnace and degasser operations, filtration, and casting equipment are c…

Metallurgical Aspects of 6xxx Alloys, Part II: Impact on Homogenization, Preheat, and Extrusion Processes

Metallurgical Aspects of 6xxx Alloys, Part II: Impact on Homogenization, Preheat, and Extrusion Processes

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Title: Metallurgical Aspects of 6xxx Alloys, Part II: Impact on Homogenization, Preheat, and Extrusion Processes Author: J.D. Schloz, Richard M. Kelly Company: Viking Metallurgical LLC, Richard M. Kelly LLC Issue #: Vol. 68, No. 3 Year: 2010 Pages: 6 Description:This article provides an overview of the metallurgical characteristics developed after casting, and how key components of the billet coupled with extrusion processing -- such as homogenization and preheating practices -- affec…

Nanshan America Widens Distribution of Billet in U.S.

Nanshan America Widens Distribution of Billet in U.S.

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•    Title:  Nanshan America Widens Distribution of Billet in U.S. •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 2 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description:  Nanshan America Advanced Aluminum Technologies in Lafayette, IN, was created to provide integrated extrusion production in North America. The company put an extrusion facility into…

New Product Spotlight: Click2Extrude 2016 for Extrusion Simulation

New Product Spotlight: Click2Extrude 2016 for Extrusion Simulation

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•    Title:  New Product Spotlight: Click2Extrude 2016 for Extrusion Simulation •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 2 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description:  This spotlight article presents the capabilities of the solidThinking Click2Extrude 2016 software, which helps die designers and extruders meet the need for increased …

New Technology Spotlight: Laser Welding to Maintain Full Potline Production During Busbar Modifications in Aluminum Smelters

New Technology Spotlight: Laser Welding to Maintain Full Potline Production During Busbar Modifications in Aluminum Smelters

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•    Title:  New Technology Spotlight: Laser Welding to Maintain Full Potline Production During Busbar Modifications in Aluminum Smelters •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 1 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description:  This spotlight article looks at a new laser welding system from FLEW Solutions in Australia, which offers a s…

New AEC Survey Provides Extrusion Press Performance Benchmark Data

New AEC Survey Provides Extrusion Press Performance Benchmark Data

$5.00

•    Title:  New AEC Survey Provides Extrusion Press Performance Benchmark Data •    Volume:  Vol. 75, No. 5 •    Year:  2017 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description:  Article offers an overview of the Press Productivity Survey from the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), an updated version of its previous Key Indicator Survey, which p…

New Voice for a Unified Aluminum Recycling Industry: Interview with Luke Palen, Aluminum Recyclers Council

New Voice for a Unified Aluminum Recycling Industry: Interview with Luke Palen, Aluminum Recyclers Council

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•    Title:  New Voice for a Unified Aluminum Recycling Industry: Interview with Luke Palen, Aluminum Recyclers Council •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 4 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description:  The Aluminum Recyclers Council (ARC) was recently formed to promote and protect the domestic aluminum recycling industry, while…

New Equipment Spotlight: Automatic Visual Inspection System for Aluminum Profiles Reduces Reject Rates

New Equipment Spotlight: Automatic Visual Inspection System for Aluminum Profiles Reduces Reject Rates

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•    Title:  New Equipment Spotlight: Automatic Visual Inspection System for Aluminum Profiles Reduces Reject Rates •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 4 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description:  This spotlight article presents an overview of the EXTRUSION MASTER from ISRA VISION Parsytec AG, which is designed to provide auto…

New Equipment Spotlight: New Furnace at Alunorf Features Mass Flow Capability

New Equipment Spotlight: New Furnace at Alunorf Features Mass Flow Capability

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Author: Company: Issue#: Vol. 69, No. 4 Year: 2011 Pages: 1 Summary: Alunorf, the joint venture between Hydro and Novelis in Neuss, Germany, added a new remelt facility alongside its existing rolling mill in 2009. The new recycling center's first furnace order was for a LOI twin-chamber melting furnace along with ancillaries. An order for a second LOI twin-chamber furnace was made and is expected to be operational in 2011. Both furnaces supplied by LOI Thermprocess GmbH feature…

New Product Spotlight: Vacuum Testing of Aluminum

New Product Spotlight: Vacuum Testing of Aluminum

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•    Title:  New Product Spotlight: Vacuum Testing of Aluminum •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 2 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description:  This spotlight article presents information on the True Reduced Pressure (TRP) vacuum tester and QCD-1 Porosity Measurement System, produced by Q.C. Designs. •  &nbs…

New Product Spotlight: Improved Refractory for Billet Transition Plates

New Product Spotlight: Improved Refractory for Billet Transition Plates

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•    Title:  New Product Spotlight: Improved Refractory for Billet Transition Plates •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 1 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description:  This spotlight article provides an overview of ULTRATEMP-AL, a carbon fiber reinforced insulating refractory board for molten metal applications, which is ma…

New Technology Spotlight: 3D Billet Surface Inspection

New Technology Spotlight: 3D Billet Surface Inspection

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•    Title:  New Technology Spotlight: 3D Billet Surface Inspection •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 2 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description:  This spotlight article looks at the new 3D Billet Inspection (BSI3D) technology, which was designed by STAS Inc. to provide automated 3D surface inspection of aluminum billet &mda…

New Generation of High Strength Aluminum Casting Alloys

New Generation of High Strength Aluminum Casting Alloys

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•    Author: V.Kh. Mann, A.N. Alabin, A.Yu. Krokhin,  A.V. Frolov, N.A. Belov •    Author's Company:  UC Rusal, National Research and Technological University “MISIS” •    Title: New Generation of High Strength Aluminum Casting Alloys •    Volume:  Vol. 73, No. 5 •    Year:  2015 •   &…

New Equipment Spotlight: Automatic Control of Molten Metal Flow for Improved Casting Performance

New Equipment Spotlight: Automatic Control of Molten Metal Flow for Improved Casting Performance

$5.00

Author: Company: Issue#:Vol. 69, No. 3 Year: 2011 Pages:1   Summary:UC Rusal completed phase one (from 2004-2009) of a modernization program at its Krasnoyarsk aluminum smelter in Siberia, Russia, aimed at expanding the plant's primary aluminum output and reducing the environmental impact of the facility. This article gives and overview of Krasnoyarsk and presents the environmental improvements at the plant, which shifted to Clean Søderberg technology. The company believes …

New High Efficiency SS-Hybrid Extrusion Press

New High Efficiency SS-Hybrid Extrusion Press

$15.00

•    Author:  Takeharu Yamamoto, David S. Bernardi •    Author's Company:  UBE Machinery Corporation •    Title:  New High Efficiency SS-Hybrid Extrusion Press •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 1-A •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  3 •    Description:  UBE introduce…

New Equipment Spotlight: Innovative Furnace Design for Wagstaff’s New R&D Center

New Equipment Spotlight: Innovative Furnace Design for Wagstaff’s New R&D Center

$5.00

•    Title:  New Equipment Spotlight: Innovative Furnace Design for Wagstaff’s New R&D Center •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 1 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description:  This spotlight article provides an overview of the innovative furnace design from Thorpe Technologies that was installed at Wagstaff&rsquo…

New Technology Spotlight: Revolutionary Salt Slag Recycling Process for Secondary Aluminum

New Technology Spotlight: Revolutionary Salt Slag Recycling Process for Secondary Aluminum

$7.50

•    Title:  New Technology Spotlight: Revolutionary Salt Slag Recycling Process for Secondary Aluminum •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 1 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  1.5 •    Description:  One of the easiest, most flexible, and cost effective methods for the recovery of aluminum metal from contaminated scrap and dross is perform…

New Platform for Aerospace Aluminum in India

New Platform for Aerospace Aluminum in India

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Author: Company: Issue #: Vol.68, No.2 Year: 2010 Pages: 3 Summary:This article covers the open house held for the Hindalco-Aerospace Limited greenfield casthouse, which took place at the company's new facility in Aurangabad, India on March 4, 2010. The background and scope of the project, details of the equipment in the new line, and the company's future outlook are covered. …

New Process for the Production of Titanium from Ilmenite

New Process for the Production of Titanium from Ilmenite

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Author: Eli M. Feist Company:  Issue #: Vol. 68, No. 5 Year: 2010 Pages: 2   Summary: This article presents a proposal for the production of titanium metal from ilmenite, using fluosilicic acid via the intermediate compound K2TiF6. The advantage of the process proposed is that there is no need to make TiO2 first.  …

New Equipment Spotlight: Newest Generation Pump – BIG FOOT

New Equipment Spotlight: Newest Generation Pump – BIG FOOT

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•    Title:  New Equipment Spotlight: Newest Generation Pump – BIG FOOT •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 5 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description:  This spotlight article presents an overview of the development of the BIG FOOT, newest circulation and gas injection pump from Molten Metal Equipment Innovations (MMEI).…

New Technology Spotlight: Induction Heating Work Rolls for Improved Shape Control in Aluminum Rolling

New Technology Spotlight: Induction Heating Work Rolls for Improved Shape Control in Aluminum Rolling

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Author: Company: Issue#: Vol. 68, No. 6 Year: 2010 Pages: 1   Summary: This spotlight presents the work roll heating system from SenTek Corporation of Colombus, OH, including the benefits of induction heating.  …

New Technology Spotlight: Electric Automatic Guided Vehicle for Aluminum Smelters

New Technology Spotlight: Electric Automatic Guided Vehicle for Aluminum Smelters

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•    Title:  New Technology Spotlight: Electric Automatic Guided Vehicle for Aluminum Smelters •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 5 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description:  This spotlight article presents an overview of Mecfor's newly developed AGV TEAM, which is an autonomous vehicle geared specifically to meet the nee…

New U.S. Extrusion Service Center: Building a Production Chain for Efficient Extrusion

New U.S. Extrusion Service Center: Building a Production Chain for Efficient Extrusion

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Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Company: Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age Issue#: Vol.68, No.2 Year: 2010 Pages: 4 Summary:This article introduces the new Extrusion Service Center, which has been formed by the partnership between Southeastern Group, I.A.S. GmbH, and Schmidt+Clemens Extrusion Tooling Solutions, as well as Simufact Engineering GmbH. How the new center will operate and how it will differ from its European counterparts is discussed, and the roles of each partner comp…

New Certification Program Addresses Aluminum Sustainability: Interview with Dr. Fiona Solomon, ASI

New Certification Program Addresses Aluminum Sustainability: Interview with Dr. Fiona Solomon, ASI

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•    Title:  New Certification Program Addresses Aluminum Sustainability: Interview with Dr. Fiona Solomon, ASI •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 1 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  1.75 •    Description:  The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) is a global organization aimed at developing and implementing standards and certification…

Next-Generation Automotive Aluminum Sheet Produced with New Micromill Technology

Next-Generation Automotive Aluminum Sheet Produced with New Micromill Technology

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•    Author:  Andrea Svendsen •    Author's Company:  Light Metal Age •    Title:  Next-Generation Automotive Aluminum Sheet Produced with New Micromill Technology •    Volume:  Vol. 73, No. 6 •    Year:  2015 •    No. Pages:  3 •    Description:  At the begi…

Non-Contact Temperature Measurement for Wrought Aluminum

Non-Contact Temperature Measurement for Wrought Aluminum

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•    Title:  Non-Contact Temperature Measurement for Wrought Aluminum •    Author:  Richard Gagg •    Author Company:  AMETEK Land •    Volume:  Vol. 75, No. 6 •    Year:  2017 •    No. Pages:  2.5 •    Description:  Accurate temperature measurement is …

Novelis Puts CASH on the Line in Oswego Expansion: Interview with Kevin Shutt, Novelis Oswego

Novelis Puts CASH on the Line in Oswego Expansion: Interview with Kevin Shutt, Novelis Oswego

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•    Author:  Joseph C. Benedyk •    Author's Company:  Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age •    Title:  Novelis Puts CASH on the Line in Oswego Expansion: Interview with Kevin Shutt, Novelis Oswego •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 4 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  3 • …

OARC Revitalized with Improved Manufacturing and Maintenance Strategies

OARC Revitalized with Improved Manufacturing and Maintenance Strategies

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•    Title:  OARC Revitalized with Improved Manufacturing and Maintenance Strategies •    Volume:  Vol. 75, No. 6 •    Year:  2017 •    No. Pages:  2.5 •    Description:  Oman Aluminium Rolling Mill Company (OARC) was constructed next to the Sohar Aluminium smelter as part of Oman's plan to diversify its economy. However, the…

Offline Programming Enables Robotized 3D-Curved Profile Extrusion

Offline Programming Enables Robotized 3D-Curved Profile Extrusion

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Author: Dr. J. Bickendorf, Dr. S. Gasper Company: TU Dortmund, AUTOCAM Infomationstechnik GmbH Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 5 Year: 2009 Pages: 4   Summary: This article covers the creation of curved profiles via a new one step production process, called Curved Profile Extrusion. During extrusion, an exiting strand is deflected by a 2-axis guiding tool immediately after leaving the die. The process is achieved via a robotized arm and controlled by the offline-programming…

Oldest Smelter in Russia Celebrates Modernization: Commissioning at VAS Launches Value-Added Revamps

Oldest Smelter in Russia Celebrates Modernization: Commissioning at VAS Launches Value-Added Revamps

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Author: Company: Issue #: Vol. 70, No. 2 Year: 2012 Pages: 2 Summary: UC Rusal completed the modernization of its Volkhov aluminum smelter (VAS) with commissioning of a new furnace and casting equipment on December 1, 2011. The article looks at the recent modernization of VAS, which is the oldest smelter in Russia, as well as at the continued revamps by Rusal in the region.  

Optimizing a Contemporary Extrusion Production System

Optimizing a Contemporary Extrusion Production System

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Author: Paul H. Robbins Company: CASTOOL Tolling Systems Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 6 Year: 2009 Pages: 3.5   Summary: This article looks at the most important factors in improving productivity in an aluminum extrusion operation. All systems can benefit from quantifying and measuring performance results. Topics covered include, the market, the moment of extrusion, the visual optimizer, the single cell die oven, the quick response container, and quench.…