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Academic Outreach to Advance Extrusion Industry Growth

Academic Outreach to Advance Extrusion Industry Growth

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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 of Aluminum Alloys: Augmenting or Competing with Traditional Manufacturing?

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

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•    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.…

AEC Message is Clear: Duties on Chinese Extrusions are Making a Real Difference in the U.S.

AEC Message is Clear: Duties on Chinese Extrusions are Making a Real Difference in the U.S.

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Author: Nancy Klein Company: Aluminum Extruders Council Issue #: Vol. 70, No. 1 Year: 2012 Pages: 2 Summary: Article looks at how the new duties imposed on Chinese imports of extrusions (approved by the U.S. International Trade Commision) has beneficially affected the U.S. aluminum extrusion industry, which is showing signs of improvement. Also mentioned is the Aluminum Extruders Council's efforts to maintain vigilance in order to ensure the duties and tariffs are enforced. …

Al-Mg-Sc Alloys for Sheet, Plate, and Additive Manufacturing for Automotive and Aerospace

Al-Mg-Sc Alloys for Sheet, Plate, and Additive Manufacturing for Automotive and Aerospace

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•    Title:  Al-Mg-Sc Alloys for Sheet, Plate, and Additive Manufacturing for Automotive and Aerospace •    Author:  V.Kh. Mann, A.Yu. Krokhin, A.N. Alabin, V.F. Frolov, I.A. Redkin, and R.O. Vahromov •    Author Company:  UC Rusal •    Volume:  Vol. 74, No. 5 •    Year:  2016 •    No. Pages:  3 …

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

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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…

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 Extrusions in Solar Power Applications

Aluminum Extrusions in Solar Power Applications

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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

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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.…

Aluminum For Auto Body Sheet

Aluminum For Auto Body Sheet

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Author: Andrew Hall, Geoff Scamans Company: Alken, Innoval Technology Ltd. Issue #: Vol. 69, No. 6 Year: 2011 Pages: 8   Summary:This article looks at the historical development of the use of aluminum as automotive body sheet (ABS) and tracks the paths taken by various manufacturers of aluminum ABS in Europe, including AluNorf GmbH, Novelis, Aleris, Constellium, Hydro Aluminium, and AMAG Austria Metall AG. Also discussed is the important role of reycling in aluminum ABS (including how…

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Joining of Magnesium Components Using Al Fasteners

Joining of Magnesium Components Using Al Fasteners

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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."…

State of the Art and Potential Development of Digital Extrusion Modeling

State of the Art and Potential Development of Digital Extrusion Modeling

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Customer-Centric Strategy Transforms This Old Casthouse

Customer-Centric Strategy Transforms This Old Casthouse

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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

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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.

Twin Roll Rheocasting of Aluminum Alloys

Twin Roll Rheocasting of Aluminum Alloys

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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'…

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.…

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.…

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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…

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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

Sixth Aluminium Congress Comes to Florence

Sixth Aluminium Congress Comes to Florence

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

World Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review

World Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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.

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.

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.…

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…

Twin Roll Casting _ Economic Solution for Manufacturing Aluminum Automotive Sheet: Rheocasting Closes the Loop on Automotive Recycling

Twin Roll Casting _ Economic Solution for Manufacturing Aluminum Automotive Sheet: Rheocasting Closes the Loop on Automotive Recycling

$25.00

Author: Enrico Romano, Chris Romanowski   Company: FATA Hunter   Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 1   Year: 2009   Pages: 7      Summary:    The article shows how using twin roll rheocasting can reduce the cost of converting aluminum ingot to sheet and foil products, specifically in regards to the automotive industry.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

Hard Anodizing of Aerospace Aluminum Alloys

Hard Anodizing of Aerospace Aluminum Alloys

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Author: Anne Deacon Juhl   Company: Alu Consult   Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 3   Year: 2009   Pages: 7      Summary:    The author describes the aluminum alloys used in the aerospace industry, and looks at the hard anodizing process as it applies to that industry. Test requirements for hard anodizing and anodizing processes available that undertake the problem of aluminum alloys with a high copper content are also described.…

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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.…

Nanshan America Advanced Aluminum Technologies

Nanshan America Advanced Aluminum Technologies

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 Author: Company: Issue #: Vol. 70, No. 3 Year: 2012 Pages: 3 Summary:The Nanshan Group will be the first Chinese aluminum company to develop aluminum extrusion production capability in America. Shandong Nanshan Aluminum Co., Ltd. is investing over US$100 million for the greenfield development of a large scale aluminum extrusion facility in Lafayette, IN. This article looks at the rapid development of the site, the extrusion team putting it together, and the equipment that will be impl…

Interview with Lijun Du, President, Nanshan America: Long Term Vision and Focus on Partnerships

Interview with Lijun Du, President, Nanshan America: Long Term Vision and Focus on Partnerships

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Issue #: Vol. 70, No. 3   Year: 2012 Pages: 1    Summary:    This interview with Lijun Du, president of Nanshan America addresses the reasons behind Nanshan Group's decision to develop a greenfield aluminum extrusion plant in Lafayette, IN, as well as the company's strategic plans for the site.   …

Frontier Aluminum Meets the Global Challenge: New State-of-the-Art Vertical Disk Paint Line in Mexico

Frontier Aluminum Meets the Global Challenge: New State-of-the-Art Vertical Disk Paint Line in Mexico

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  Author: Jude Mary Runge  Company: CompCote International, Inc. Issue #: Vol. 70, No. 3   Year: 2012 Pages: 4    Summary:      Frontier Aluminum, based in Corona, CA, constructed a new vertical disk powder coating line at its maquiladora plant, Frontera Aluminios in Tecate, Mexico. The new line was an attempt to meet the challenge of globalization by embracing it. The line was inspired by a Chinese extrusion/paint company, des…

Increased Demand for Secondary Aluminum Products Leads to Tightening Billet Supply in North America

Increased Demand for Secondary Aluminum Products Leads to Tightening Billet Supply in North America

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 Author: J.D. Schloz   Company: Viking Metallurgical  Issue #: Vol. 70, No. 3   Year: 2012 Pages: 2  Description:  With the renewed vigor of the aluminum extrusion market in North America, brought on by the combination of overall economic recovery and the effect of recent tariffs on imported aluminum extrusions, consumers of primary and secondary billet have begun to feel the squeeze. This interview with Matt Aboud, vice president of metal markets for Hydro Al…

Role of Microstructural Features in Defining the Extrudability of 7xxx Series Aluminum Alloys and Prevention of Peripheral Coarse Grain Structure

Role of Microstructural Features in Defining the Extrudability of 7xxx Series Aluminum Alloys and Prevention of Peripheral Coarse Grain Structure

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Author: Ali Reza Eivani, Jie Zhou, Jurek Duszczyk   Company: Iran University of Science and Technology, Delft University of Technology   Issue #: Vol. 70, No. 3   Year: 2012   Pages: 6 Description:   Extrudability is customarily defined as the maximum extrusion speed for a sound extrudate with sufficient dimensional and shape accuracy. In the case of medium- and high-strength aluminum alloys for transport applications, however, an appropriate microstructure is als…

METRA Celebrates 50 years

METRA Celebrates 50 years

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 Author:  Company:   Issue #: Vol. 70, No. 3   Year: 2012   Pages: 3     Summary:    METRA Group, the largest Italian extruder and one of the largest aluminum extruders in Europe, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. It is a multi-family business, stretching over three generations that pioneered and made a success out of developing diverse applications for extruded products. This article gives an overview of t…

Aluminum Weighs in on Best Solar Solutions: Cost-Effective Extrusions the Clear Winner

Aluminum Weighs in on Best Solar Solutions: Cost-Effective Extrusions the Clear Winner

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Author:  Company: PV America   Issue #: Vol. 70, No. 3   Year: 2012   Pages: 3      Summary:    Article looks at the PV America show, held March 19-21, 2012 in San Jose, CA. In particular, it describes two presentations on aluminum use in solar: "The Advantages of Using Aluminum Extrusions for PV Structures," by Craig Werner, president of Werner Extrusion Solutions, LLC (which covered two studies performed by IBIS…

Annual Meeting Demonstrates Value of the AEC

Annual Meeting Demonstrates Value of the AEC

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  Author:    Company:    Issue #: Vol. 70, No. 3   Year: 2012   Pages: 2      Summary:    Article covers the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference, held March 15-17, 2012 in Scottsdale, AZ, including information on the new AEC committee structure, motivational presentations by guest speakers, and awards presented at the Chairman's Reception and Banquet.  …

The Goal of Optimizing Aluminum Extrusion Operations, Part IV: Equipment Modeling, Or, How Bil Uses Data to Assess Extrusion Equipment Life

The Goal of Optimizing Aluminum Extrusion Operations, Part IV: Equipment Modeling, Or, How Bil Uses Data to Assess Extrusion Equipment Life

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    Author: Craig Werner   Company: Werner Extrusion Solutions LLC   Issue #: Vol. 70, No. 3   Year: 2012   Pages: 5      Summary:        This article is the fourth in a series. Similar in vein to "The Goal," by Eli Goldratt, the series presents new principles in manufacturing that are specifically tailored for aluminum extrusion. Through fictional in format, these stories represent case studies …

Inside/Out Light Metals: Aluminum Extrusion as a Maturing Industry: Understanding Flow Stress and Improving Die Heating

Inside/Out Light Metals: Aluminum Extrusion as a Maturing Industry: Understanding Flow Stress and Improving Die Heating

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    Author: Paul Robbins  Company: Castool Tooling Solutions  Issue #: Vol. 70, No. 3   Year: 2012   Pages: 2    Summary:      This editorial notes that the ability to understand flow stress, as well as new equipment developments, such as automated die heating systems and improved single cell die ovens, has contributed to the developing maturity of the extrusion industry.     …

Supplier News: Exco Expands Its South American Market with Purchase of Columbian Facility: Interview with David Mrdjenovic, General Manager

Supplier News: Exco Expands Its South American Market with Purchase of Columbian Facility: Interview with David Mrdjenovic, General Manager

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  Author: J.D. (Dave) Schloz   Company: Viking Metallurgical   Issue #: Vol. 70, No. 3   Year: 2012   Pages: 1      Summary:    Exco Technologies, Inc. recently completed the purchase and upgrade of the Colombian diemaking facility previously owned by Emma. Known as Exco Colombia, this location will be used to manufacture and service extrusion dies for the South American market. This interview looks at the reasons behin…

New Equipment Spotlight: Log Heater with Outstanding Thermal Efficiency

New Equipment Spotlight: Log Heater with Outstanding Thermal Efficiency

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  Author: David Turla Company: Turla Srl   Issue #: Vol. 70, No. 3   Year: 2012   Pages: 1    Summary:    This article looks at the log heater designed by Turla of Brescia, Italy, which has a fuel consumption (thermal efficiency) that is 47% improved over average log heaters currently on the market, and which was recently introduced to the U.S. market.  …

Book Review: "Cost, Lifespan Consideration for Engineers: Aluminum is the Durable Maintenance-Free Choice for Building Projects:

Book Review: "Cost, Lifespan Consideration for Engineers: Aluminum is the Durable Maintenance-Free Choice for Building Projects:

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  Author: Randy Kissell   Company: TCB Partnership   Issue #: Vol. 70, No. 3   Year: 2012   Pages: 1     Summary:    Book review looks at "Cost, Lifespan Considerations for Engineers: Aluminum is the Durable Maintenance-Free Choice for Building Projects," a report compiled by Deloitte, Inc., which reviews the total cost ownership of pedestrian bridges. It found that steel bridges cost around 28-167% more than alumi…

World Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review

World Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review

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Author:  Rudolf P. Pawlek Company:  TS+C  Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 4 Summary: This article rounds up the secondary aluminum and recycling industry activities around the world in the time period from July 2011 to June 2012. 

West Coast Remelter Stays Environmentally Proactive

West Coast Remelter Stays Environmentally Proactive

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Author:  Andrea Svendsen Company:  Light Metal Age Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 4 Summary: Located in Oakland, California, just blocks away from residential neighborhoods, Custom Alloy Scrap Sales (CASS) Inc. is an aluminum remelting facility faced with unique environmental challenges and strict air regulations. This article looks at the environmentally proactive stance of the company and the steps its has taken to reduce their carbon footprint, including not using chlorine or fluxes,…

Understanding LEED for Aluminum in Building Construction and Design

Understanding LEED for Aluminum in Building Construction and Design

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Author:  Christopher Lipp Company:  Kawneer Company, Inc. Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 4 Summary: Article defines and explains the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program from the U.S. Green Building Council with a focus on how the use of aluminum extrusion and sheet can be used to contribute to a building's earning points and achieving certification. A case study is also presented.   …

Wise Metals' Element 13: World's Largest Single UBC Recyling Facility

Wise Metals' Element 13: World's Largest Single UBC Recyling Facility

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Author:  Alton Tabereaux Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 4 Summary: Wise Alloys LLC, a subsidiary of Wise Metal Group, held a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony on March 3, 2012 for its $25 million greenfield aluminum UBC recycling complex, called "Element 13." Article gives an overview of the new reclamation facility.  

A Profile of Australian Aluminum Extruders

A Profile of Australian Aluminum Extruders

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Author:  Barbara Rinderer, Ivan Grasis Company:  Consulting in Partnership Pty. Ltdl, AIMS Pty. Ltd. Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 4 Summary: Article gives an overview of the aluminum extrusion industry in Australia with information on its economic background and challenges faced due to increasing imports, as well as the decreasing availability of billet. The country's extrusion operations are briefly described, including Capral, G.James, Extrusion Profiles Australia (EPA), Indepen…

The Goal of Optimizing Aluminum Extrusion Operations, Part V: Linear Programming, Or, How Bill Steps Up the Analytics to Improve Extrusion Results

The Goal of Optimizing Aluminum Extrusion Operations, Part V: Linear Programming, Or, How Bill Steps Up the Analytics to Improve Extrusion Results

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Author:  Craig Werner Company:  Werner Extrusion Solutions LLC Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 4 Summary: This article is the fifth in a series. Similar in vein to "The Goal," by Eli Goldratt, the series presents new principles in manufacturing that are specifically tailored for aluminum extrusion. Through fictional in format, these stories represent case studies in extrusion management, illustrating how to best use data, statistics, continuous improvement, optimization techniq…

New Equipment Spotlight: Streamlined Packing Technology at Cardinal Aluminum

New Equipment Spotlight: Streamlined Packing Technology at Cardinal Aluminum

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Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 4 Year:  2012 Pages: 1 Summary: When Cardinal Aluminum in Louisville, Kentucky, installed its new 8" press line from Pressezi, the company also installed a new packing line from Emmebi, Italy. This spotlight focuses on the specifications of the new Emmebi packing line.   

New Global Technology Center for World Leader in Supply of Aerospace Extrusions and Components

New Global Technology Center for World Leader in Supply of Aerospace Extrusions and Components

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Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 5 Summary: Universal Alloy Corporation in Anaheim, California, has the largest market share for lightweight aluminum extrusions, primarily for fuselage components, worldwide. This article covers the company's expansions, which will help it have the largest market share of heavy weight extrusions for wing applications. The expansion includes a new facility in Romania, with new casting, machining, and assembly equipment, as well as a new heavy press at its facility …

TMS 2012: Selected Topics in Aluminum Reduction Technology

TMS 2012: Selected Topics in Aluminum Reduction Technology

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Author:  Rudolf P. Pawlek Company:  TS+C Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 5 Summary: TMS Annual Meeting, held in Orlando, Florida, March 11-15, presented information on both practical applied technology as well as the hard science of primary aluminum. This article offers a selection of papers from the symposia that cover the area of aluminum reduction technology, including: Energy Saving, Cell Technology and Operations, Characterization of Cathode Materials, Inert Anodes, and Wettable Cat…

Aluminum Use Accelerating on the Road Ahead

Aluminum Use Accelerating on the Road Ahead

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Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 5 Summary: Due in part to new CAFE regulations set forth by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency, aluminum use in automotive applications is growing. This article presents new vehicle models that use significant amounts of aluminum in their design as an illustartion of the growing market for automotive aluminum, including the Mercedes-Benz SL, the Tesla Model S, the Ram 1500, and the 2013 Range Rover.   …

The Goal of Optimizing Aluminum Extrusion Operations, Part VI: Linear Programming+, Or, Bill Becomes a Master of Extrusion Optimization

The Goal of Optimizing Aluminum Extrusion Operations, Part VI: Linear Programming+, Or, Bill Becomes a Master of Extrusion Optimization

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Author:  Craig Werner Company:  Werner Extrusion Solutions LLC Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 5 Summary: This article is the sixth in a series. Similar in vein to "The Goal," by Eli Goldratt, the series presents new principles in manufacturing that are specifically tailored for aluminum extrusion. Through fictional in format, these stories represent case studies in extrusion management, illustrating how to best use data, statistics, continuous improvement, optimization techniq…

Quench Sensitivity of Aluminum Alloys Used for Rail Vehicles

Quench Sensitivity of Aluminum Alloys Used for Rail Vehicles

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Author:  Huang Zhi-qi, Zhou Xiang, Yin Zhi-Min, Li Shenlan Company:  School of Materials Science and Engineering, Central South University, Sanshui Feng Lu Aluminum Co., Ltd.  Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 5 Summary: This article is especially important for extruders of 6xxx alloys, as it summarizes technical points about not only quench sensitivity of these alloys, but also specific target quench rates to assure good properties in some of the most commonly extruded alloys. Applic…

International Metal Quality Workshop in Dubai

International Metal Quality Workshop in Dubai

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Issue:  Vol. 70,  No. 5 Summary: Article presents highlights of the proceedings and events at the 5th Metal Quality Workshop (MQW5) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which was hosted by Pyrotek and Dubai Aluminium Company (DUBAL).     

New Equipment Spotlight: Centralized Gas Treatment for Modern Smelters

New Equipment Spotlight: Centralized Gas Treatment for Modern Smelters

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Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 5 Summary: Centralized gas treatment centers with larger filtration modules from Solios Environnement, a subsidiary of Fives Solios, for large scale aluminum smelters are presented and the benefits of their use discussed. Installations include Sohar Aluminium and Qatalum.  

Oman Aluminium Rolling Company: Capturing Growth Trends for Aluminum and Transforming Oman

Oman Aluminium Rolling Company: Capturing Growth Trends for Aluminum and Transforming Oman

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Author:  Andrea Svendsen Company:  Light Metal Age Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 6 Summary: The Oman Aluminium Rolling Company (OARC) will be the first rolling facility in the country of Oman when it is completed in August 2013. This article gives an overview of the plant layout, currently under construction, and the equipment being provided, as well as the benefits of the site for Oman industry and how emerging markets are driving the need for more rolled aluminum.  Companies …

Aluminum Rolling Lubrication

Aluminum Rolling Lubrication

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Author:  Mark Foster, Chris Pargeter Company:  Innoval Technology, Ltd.  Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 6 Summary: Lubrication is an essential part of all aluminum fabrication. This article presents information on the proper use of lubrication for hot, cold, and foil rolling processes.    

Mill Builder Achieves Record Results by Complete Commitment to Al Rolling and Strip Processing: Interview with Ralf Ohrndorf, SMS Siemag

Mill Builder Achieves Record Results by Complete Commitment to Al Rolling and Strip Processing: Interview with Ralf Ohrndorf, SMS Siemag

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Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 6 Summary: In this interview, Ralf Ohrndorf, general manager of Technical Sales Aluminium Hot and Cold Rolling Mills at SMS Siemag, discusses his company's activities in engineering, project planning, plant contracting, and R&D in the aluminum mill equipment sector. He also discusses the company's work providing equipment for the Ma'aden-Alcoa joint venture in Saudi Arabia.     …

The Goal of Optimizing Aluminum Extrusion Operations, Part VII: Incentive Systems, Or, Bill Reveals How Acme Effectively Motivates Extrusion Personnel

The Goal of Optimizing Aluminum Extrusion Operations, Part VII: Incentive Systems, Or, Bill Reveals How Acme Effectively Motivates Extrusion Personnel

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Author:  Craig Werner Company:  Werner Extrusion Solutions LLC Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 6 Summary: This article is the seventh in a series. Similar in vein to "The Goal," by Eli Goldratt, the series presents new principles in manufacturing that are specifically tailored for aluminum extrusion. Through fictional in format, these stories represent case studies in extrusion management, illustrating how to best use data, statistics, continuous improvement, optimization techn…

Usage and Flow of Aluminum Sheet within the U.S. and Canadian Residential Building Products Industry

Usage and Flow of Aluminum Sheet within the U.S. and Canadian Residential Building Products Industry

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Author:  Scott C. Ellis, Todd Boggess, Shridas Ningileri, Denis Ray Company:  University of Kentucky, Secat, Inc.  Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 6 Summary: Article presents the findings of a study to examine the nature of residential aluminum building products in the U.S. and Canada. The aim of the project was to develop diagrams depicting the flows of residential aluminum building products in the North American markets, identify each tier of the residential aluminum building prod…

OMAV Milestone Anniversary and New Partnership

OMAV Milestone Anniversary and New Partnership

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Issue:  Vol. 70, No. 6 Year:  2012 Summary:   On October 8th, 2012, OMAV SpA held a special event at its headquarters in Rodengo Saiano, Italy to celebrate its 60 years of succesful operation manufacturing turnkey equipment for the aluminum extrusion industry. This article presents a look at the company's history, as well as at its future in the extrusion industry, including a look at their new agreement with SMS Meer. Through this agreement, OMAV will manufacture presses d…

Primary Aluminum Smelters of the World /Primary Aluminum Industry Activities in 2012

Primary Aluminum Smelters of the World /Primary Aluminum Industry Activities in 2012

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Author: Rudolph P. Pawlek Author's Company: TS+C Title: Primary Aluminum Smelters of the World /Primary Aluminum Industry Activities in 2012 Volume: Vol. 71, No. 1 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 3 Description: This article rounds up the primary aluminum industry activities around the world in 2012. Also included is a table listing capacities for primary aluminum smelters worldwide. This article rounds up the primary aluminum industry ac…

First Metal Tapped at Ma'aden-Alcoa Smelter: Integrated Complex in Saudi Arabia to Become Lowest Cost Aluminum Producer in the World

First Metal Tapped at Ma'aden-Alcoa Smelter: Integrated Complex in Saudi Arabia to Become Lowest Cost Aluminum Producer in the World

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  Author: Andrea Svendsen Author's Company: Light Metal Age Title: First Metal Tapped at Ma'aden-Alcoa Smelter: Integrated Complex in Saudi Arabia to Become Lowest Cost Aluminum Producer in the World Volume: Vol. 71, No. 1 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 3 Description: A momentous milestone was achieved on 12/12/2012, when Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden) and Alcoa celebrated the pouring of first hot metal fro…

Arabal 2012 – Middle East Forum for Progressive Aluminum Dialog, Part I

Arabal 2012 – Middle East Forum for Progressive Aluminum Dialog, Part I

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  Author: Andrew Hall Author's Company: Alken Title: Arabal 2012 Ñ Middle East Forum for Progressive Aluminum Dialog, Part I Volume: Vol. 71, No. 1 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 5 Description: The 16th Arab International Aluminium Conference (Arabal), took place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Doha, Qatar, from November 20-22, 2012. This article describes the panels and papers presented on the first day of the con…

Status of the Primary Aluminum Industry in Brazil

Status of the Primary Aluminum Industry in Brazil

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  Author: Ayrton Filleti Author's Company: Brazilian Aluminum Association (ABAL) Title: Status of the Primary Aluminum Industry in Brazil Volume: Vol. 71, No. 1 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 3 Description: Brazil is the largest and most important aluminum producer in South America, due to its large bauxite reserves and availability of hydroelectricity. This article gives an overview of the current situation in Brazil, includin…

Managing Growth, Sustainability, Technology, and Process Improvements for the Largest Smelter in the Gulf Region: Interview with Abdulla J.M. Kalban, President and CEO of DUBAL

Managing Growth, Sustainability, Technology, and Process Improvements for the Largest Smelter in the Gulf Region: Interview with Abdulla J.M. Kalban, President and CEO of DUBAL

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  Author: Andrea Svendsen Author's Company: Light Metal Age Title: Managing Growth, Sustainability, Technology, and Process Improvements for the Largest Smelter in the Gulf Region: Interview with Abdulla J.M. Kalban, President and CEO of DUBAL Volume: Vol. 71, No. 1 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 2 Description: Abdulla J.M. Kalban is the president and ceo of Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL), as well as a director of the International Alumini…

AP Technology Platform for High Amperage Pots begins Demonstration Phase

AP Technology Platform for High Amperage Pots begins Demonstration Phase

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  Author: Bernard Allais Author's Company: Rio Tinto Alcan Title: AP Technology Platform for High Amperage Pots begins Demonstration Phase Volume: Vol. 71, No. 1 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 1 Description: This article looks at the research and development of Rio Tinto Alcan's new AP60 cell technology, which is being implemented in a demonstration phase at the Arvida AP60 Technology Center, located at the Jonquiere C…

Coordinating Aluminum's Increasing Role in the Gulf: Interview with Mahmood Daylami, General Secretary, GAC

Coordinating Aluminum's Increasing Role in the Gulf: Interview with Mahmood Daylami, General Secretary, GAC

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  Author:  Author's Company:  Title: Coordinating Aluminum's Increasing Role in the Gulf: Interview with Mahmood Daylami, General Secretary, GAC Volume: Vol. 71, No. 1 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 1 Description: Mahmood Daylami, general secretary of the Gulf Aluminium Council (GAC), discusses the council's goals and objectives in promoting the growth of the aluminum industry, including primary aluminum and downst…

Alfiniti Winton Expands Drawn Tube Operation: Invests in 3,000 Ton Chinese Press Line

Alfiniti Winton Expands Drawn Tube Operation: Invests in 3,000 Ton Chinese Press Line

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  Author: J.D. Schloz Author's Company: Viking Metallurgical LLC Title: Alfiniti Winton Expands Drawn Tube Operation: Invests in 3,000 Ton Chinese Press Line Volume: Vol. 71, No. 2 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 3 Description: Alfiniti in Winton, NC, completed the first phase of a two-phase project aimed at expanding its existing drawn tubing operation with the installation of a Ming Sheng Machinery Manufacturing…

The Puller as an Enabler of Productivity in Aluminum Extrusion

The Puller as an Enabler of Productivity in Aluminum Extrusion

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  Author: Roy Hollis Author's Company:  Title: The Puller as an Enabler of Productivity in Aluminum Extrusion Volume: Vol. 71, No. 2 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 5 Description: Article looks at the history and development of the puller in aluminum extrusion, and how it has become a vital component in increasing productivity in extrusion operations. An overview is provided of how a puller works, including how it equalizes spee…

Spanish Extruder Thrives in Difficult Market

Spanish Extruder Thrives in Difficult Market

$15.00

  Author:  Author's Company:  Title: Spanish Extruder Thrives in Difficult Market Volume: Vol. 71, No. 2 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 3 Description: Extrusión de Sax, S.L. (Extrusax) started its industrial activity in 2008 in Sax, Spain at the same time the world was in an industrial and economic recession. This article looks at how Extrusax has managed to succeed despite the low expectations for the usage of alum…

Designing with Aluminum Extrusion, Part I

Designing with Aluminum Extrusion, Part I

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  Author: Craig Werner Author's Company: Werner Extrusion Solutions, LLC Title: Designing with Aluminum Extrusion, Part I Volume: Vol. 71, No. 2 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 4 Description:  Aluminum extrusion can create products of form, fit, function, aesthetic appeal, and value and are often the most cost effective and quickest path between a designer's creative concept and implementation of a product. However…

Fair Trade for Aluminum Extruders in North America: Where Have We Been & Where Are We Going?

Fair Trade for Aluminum Extruders in North America: Where Have We Been & Where Are We Going?

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  Author: Rand Baldwin Author's Company: Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) Title: Fair Trade for Aluminum Extruders in North America: Where Have We Been & Where Are We Going? Volume: Vol. 71, No. 2 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 2 Description:  This editorial by the president of the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) looks at the history of the AEC and the Aluminium Association of Canada's anti-dumping cases agai…

First Extruder in Gulf Maintains Leadership Position While Expanding and Responding to Market Dynamics

First Extruder in Gulf Maintains Leadership Position While Expanding and Responding to Market Dynamics

$15.00

  Author:  Author's Company:  Title: First Extruder in Gulf Maintains Leadership Position While Expanding and Responding to Market Dynamics Volume: Vol. 71, No. 2 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 3 Description:  The oldest aluminum extrusion facility in the Gulf region, Gulf Extrusions Co. LLC (GulfEx), a part of the Al Ghurair Group of Companies, began production in 1978 in Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates (UAE) with th…

Engineering and Designing Aluminum Structural Solutions: Interview with Alexandre de la Chevrotiere, CEO of MAADI Group

Engineering and Designing Aluminum Structural Solutions: Interview with Alexandre de la Chevrotiere, CEO of MAADI Group

$20.00

  Author:  Author's Company:  Title: Engineering and Designing Aluminum Structural Solutions: Interview with Alexandre de la Chevrotiere, CEO of MAADI Group Volume: Vol. 71, No. 2 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 4 Description:  In this interview, president and ceo of MAADI Group Inc., Alexandre de la Chevrotiere discusses the overall history and business of MAADI and its work on bridge construction and civil and maritime st…

Interview with Bonnie Cartwright, Exco Technologies: Established North American Die Maker Continues Robust Growth into South American Markets

Interview with Bonnie Cartwright, Exco Technologies: Established North American Die Maker Continues Robust Growth into South American Markets

$5.00

  Author:  Author's Company:  Title: Interview with Bonnie Cartwright, Exco Technologies: Established North American Die Maker Continues Robust Growth into South American Markets Volume: Vol. 71, No. 2 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 1 Description:  In this interview, Bonnie Cartwright, president of Exco Technologies, explains the company's rationale for expanding, moving, and opening new facilities in both South Americ…

Equipment Spotlight: OMAV Pullers Engineered with a Unique Drive System

Equipment Spotlight: OMAV Pullers Engineered with a Unique Drive System

$5.00

  Author:  Author's Company:  Title: Equipment Spotlight: OMAV Pullers Engineered with a Unique Drive System Volume: Vol. 71, No. 2 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 1 Description:  Spotlight looks at OMAV's puller systems, including overhead/lateral double pullers with a positionable saw, flying cut double pullers with separate positionable or flying saw (three machines), and flying cut double pullers with saw on bo…

Adding Value to Extrusions by Friction Stir Welding: Sapa Extrusions North America and HFW Join Forces

Adding Value to Extrusions by Friction Stir Welding: Sapa Extrusions North America and HFW Join Forces

$15.00

  Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Author's Company: Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age Title: Adding Value to Extrusions by Friction Stir Welding: Sapa Extrusions North America and HFW Join Forces Volume: Vol. 71, No. 3 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 3 Description:  In February 2013, Sapa Extrusions North America announced a joint development project with H.F. Webster (HFW), which would provide Sapa…

Gulf Smelter to Have Longest Single Potline in the World: Interview with Saeed Fadhel Al Mazrooei, EMAL

Gulf Smelter to Have Longest Single Potline in the World: Interview with Saeed Fadhel Al Mazrooei, EMAL

$10.00

  Author: Author's Company: Title: Gulf Smelter to Have Longest Single Potline in the World: Interview with Saeed Fadhel Al Mazrooei, EMAL Volume: Vol. 71, No. 3 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 2 Description:  This interview with Saeed Fadhel Al Mazrooei, president and ceo of Emirates Aluminium (EMAL), looks at the Phase I and Phase II development of the smelter in Al Taweelah (Abu Dhabi), United Arab Emirates (UAE). Also d…

Fundamentals and Operation of Stretchers in Aluminum Extrusion

Fundamentals and Operation of Stretchers in Aluminum Extrusion

$25.00

  Author: Roy Hollis Author's Company:  Title: Fundamentals and Operation of Stretchers in Aluminum Extrusion Volume: Vol. 71, No. 3 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 5 Description:  Article offers an overview of in-line stretcher mechanics (including the average force required to stretch extrusions by alloy) and the basic construction of extrusion stretchers with a look at their history and development. Includes a …

Turkish University Orders New Extrusion Press for Center of Excellence

Turkish University Orders New Extrusion Press for Center of Excellence

$10.00

  Author:    Author's Company:   Title: Turkish University Orders New Extrusion Press for Center of Excellence   Volume: Vol. 71, No. 3   No.of Pages: 3   Description:  The ATILIM University in Ankara, Turkey, ordered a direct-indirect 10 MN extrusion press from SMS Meer for its Metal Forming Center of Excellence. This article offers a brief overview of the growth in the Turkish aluminum industry…

Designing with Aluminum Extrusion, Part II — Focusing on Solar and Similar Structural Applications

Designing with Aluminum Extrusion, Part II — Focusing on Solar and Similar Structural Applications

$20.00

  Author: Craig Werner Author's Company: Werner Extrusion Solutions, LLC Title: Designing with Aluminum Extrusion, Part II — Focusing on Solar and Similar Structural Applications Volume: Vol. 71, No. 3 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 4 Description:  Aluminum extrusion can create products of form, fit, function, aesthetic appeal, and value and are often the most cost effective and quickest path between a desi…

Arabal 2012 – Middle East Forum for Progressive Aluminum Dialog, Part II

Arabal 2012 – Middle East Forum for Progressive Aluminum Dialog, Part II

$20.00

  Author: Andrew Hall Author's Company:  Title: Arabal 2012 – Middle East Forum for Progressive Aluminum Dialog, Part II Volume: Vol. 71, No. 3 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 4 Description:  The 16th Arab International Aluminium Conference (Arabal), took place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Doha, Qatar, on November 20-22, 2012. Part II of this article describes the panels and papers presented on the second day…

Innoval: Ten Years of Empowering Technical Competence in Downstream Aluminum

Innoval: Ten Years of Empowering Technical Competence in Downstream Aluminum

$15.00

  Author:  Author's Company:  Title: Innoval: Ten Years of Empowering Technical Competence in Downstream Aluminum Volume: Vol. 71, No. 3 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 3 Description:  Innoval Technology Ltd., located in Banbury, U.K., is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2013. This article provides information on the company's history and its growth and success despite challenging economic times, as well a…

Student’s Extruded Aluminum Solutions Enhance Our World: Winners of the International Extrusion Design Competition

Student’s Extruded Aluminum Solutions Enhance Our World: Winners of the International Extrusion Design Competition

$10.00

  Author:  Author's Company:  Title: Student’s Extruded Aluminum Solutions Enhance Our World: Winners of the International Extrusion Design Competition Volume: Vol. 71, No. 3 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 2 Description:  This article announces the winners of the 2012 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition, which was open to student entries. It presented First, Second, and Third Place prizes, a…

Offering More Service to Extruders in Southwest U.S.: Die Maker Plants Roots in Texas

Offering More Service to Extruders in Southwest U.S.: Die Maker Plants Roots in Texas

$10.00

  Author: J.D. Schloz Author's Company: Viking Metallurgical, LLC Title: Offering More Service to Extruders in Southwest U.S.: Die Maker Plants Roots in Texas Volume: Vol. 71, No. 3 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 2 Description:  Adding to its current North and South American facilities, premier die maker Exco Technologies recently purchased the assets of BE&H Extrusion Dies and has commenced operation at…

DUBAL Meets Rising Demand for Extrusion Billet: New Foundry Capacity and Upgrade Announced

DUBAL Meets Rising Demand for Extrusion Billet: New Foundry Capacity and Upgrade Announced

$5.00

  Author: Author's Company:  Title: DUBAL Meets Rising Demand for Extrusion Billet: New Foundry Capacity and Upgrade Announced Volume: Vol. 71, No. 3 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: Description:   Companies Mentioned:  …

Expansion at Oswego to Fulfill Growing Needs of North American Automakers

Expansion at Oswego to Fulfill Growing Needs of North American Automakers

$15.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Author's Company: Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age Title: Expansion at Oswego to Fulfill Growing Needs of North American Automakers Volume: Vol. 71, No. 6 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 3 Description: On October 24th, Novelis celebrated the inauguration of two new automotive finishing lines that recently went into operation at their plant in Oswego, NY. This article covers the presentation…

Duffel’s Diamond Mill Crowns Center Dedicated to Wide Auto Body Sheet

Duffel’s Diamond Mill Crowns Center Dedicated to Wide Auto Body Sheet

$15.00

Author: Andrea Svendsen Author's Company: Light Metal Age Title: Volume: Vol. 71, No. 6 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 3 Description: As automotive manufacturers adapt to meet new regulations by incorporating more aluminum in their vehicles, Aleris has been enacting an expansion program to meet the aluminum auto body sheet needs of their customers. The expansion of the company’s automotive sheet capacity includes the installa…

The Selection, Processing, and Application of 6000 Series Aluminum Extrusion Alloys – Part II

The Selection, Processing, and Application of 6000 Series Aluminum Extrusion Alloys – Part II

$20.00

Author: Jerome Fourmann Author's Company: Rio Tinto Alcan Title: The Selection, Processing, and Application of 6000 Series Aluminum Extrusion Alloys – Part II Volume: Vol. 71, No. 6 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 4 Description: This article series covers key aspects of the common 6000 series alloys from composition selection through processing, properties, and applications. Preferred alloy options and processing con…

Danieli’s First Aluminum Technology Forum – Rolling Forward Into the Future of Aluminum

Danieli’s First Aluminum Technology Forum – Rolling Forward Into the Future of Aluminum

$25.00

Author: Andrea Svendsen Author's Company: Light Metal Age Title: Danieli’s First Aluminum Technology Forum – Rolling Forward Into the Future of Aluminum Volume: Vol. 71, No. 6 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 6 Description: In order to showcase its developments in progressively moving forward with innovative technology and equipment tailored to the aluminum industry, Danieli held its first ever Aluminum Technology Fo…

Aluminium in Road Transport Conference 2013

Aluminium in Road Transport Conference 2013

$20.00

Author: Geoff Scamans Author's Company: Innoval Technology, Brunel University Title: Aluminium in Road Transport Conference 2013 Volume: Vol. 71, No. 6 Year: 2013 No.of Pages:  Description: Car manufacturers, material suppliers, supply chain manufacturers, and service companies active in the U.K. converged on the Thinktank in Birmingham, England, November 5-6th, for the Aluminum Federation’s (ALFED) Aluminium…

80 Years Young – The Aluminum Association: Celebrating the Enduring Metal through Service and Leadership

80 Years Young – The Aluminum Association: Celebrating the Enduring Metal through Service and Leadership

$10.00

Author: 80 Years Young – The Aluminum Association: Celebrating the Enduring Metal through Service and Leadership Author's Company:  Title:  Volume: Vol. 71, No. 6 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 2 Description: The Aluminum Association celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2013. This article looks at the 80 year history of the leading aluminum industry organization and its work to establish standards to create a common langua…

Pinda: Largest Rolling Facility in South America – Capturing Growth in Brazil with Ongoing Expansions

Pinda: Largest Rolling Facility in South America – Capturing Growth in Brazil with Ongoing Expansions

$10.00

Author:  Author's Company:  Title: Pinda: Largest Rolling Facility in South America – Capturing Growth in Brazil with Ongoing Expansions Volume: Vol. 71, No. 6 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: Description: After nearly three years of construction work, the grand opening for the US$340 million Pindamonhangaba (Pinda) expansion project was held at the end of July 2013. The expansion was performed in response to increased fla…

Aluar Adds First-of-its-Kind Extrusion Press to Support Argentinian Demand

Aluar Adds First-of-its-Kind Extrusion Press to Support Argentinian Demand

$10.00

Author:  Author's Company:  Title: Aluar Adds First-of-its-Kind Extrusion Press to Support Argentinian Demand Volume: Vol. 71, No. 6 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 2 Description: As part of its continued sustained growth in Argentina, the fully integrated aluminum producer, Aluar extruded the first billet on its newly installed 22/24 MN short-stroke front-loading extrusion press in June 2013. The installation is the first SMS …

Technology Spotlight: Pennex Study Shows Maximum Metal Recovery Using Dross Press

Technology Spotlight: Pennex Study Shows Maximum Metal Recovery Using Dross Press

$5.00

Author:  Author's Company:  Title: Technology Spotlight: Pennex Study Shows Maximum Metal Recovery Using Dross Press Volume: Vol. 71, No. 6 Year: 2013 No.of Pages:  Description: This spotlight article looks at a four month rigorous trial of ALTEK's dross press technology at the billet casting facility of Pennex Aluminum in Pennsylvania. During the study, dross from one furnace was processed through the dross pr…

World Secondary Aluminum Industry Review

World Secondary Aluminum Industry Review

$25.00

Author: Rudolf Pawlek Author's Company: TS+C Title: World Secondary Aluminum Industry Review Volume: Vol. 71, No.4 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 8 Description: This article rounds up the secondary aluminum and recycling industry activities around the world in the time period from June 2012 to June 2011. The section on China was provided by Dong Chunming, Sunlight Metal Consulting (Beijing) Ltd. Companies Mentioned: …

Service Center Metals: In a Land of Hope and Dreams – A Decade of Dedication to Soft Alloy Extrusion and Still Growing

Service Center Metals: In a Land of Hope and Dreams – A Decade of Dedication to Soft Alloy Extrusion and Still Growing

$20.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Author's Company: Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age Title: Service Center Metals: In a Land of Hope and Dreams – A Decade of Dedication to Soft Alloy Extrusion and Still Growing Volume: Vol. 71, No. 4 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 4 Description: Rock and roll themed Service Center Metals in Prince George, VA, celebrates its tenth anniversary and marks the building of a new compa…

Aluminium Two Thousand Congress 2013 – Milan : Highlights of Extrusion Presentations

Aluminium Two Thousand Congress 2013 – Milan : Highlights of Extrusion Presentations

$25.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Author's Company: Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age Title: Aluminium Two Thousand Congress 2013 – Milan : Highlights of Extrusion Presentations Volume: Vol. 71, No.4 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 5 Description: The 8th Aluminium Two Thousand Congress, held May 14-18, 2013 in Milan, Italy was organized by Interall Srl and offered 120 scientific and technical papers from internati…

Second International Aluminum Recycling Workshop, Trondheim, Norway

Second International Aluminum Recycling Workshop, Trondheim, Norway

$25.00

Author: Anne Kvithyld, John Green Author's Company: SINTEF, JASG Consulting Title: Second International Aluminum Recycling Workshop, Trondheim, Norway Volume: Vol. 71, 4 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 5 Description: On June 9-11, 2013, some 33 representatives from aluminum companies, research institutions, universities, and other associations from eight countries assembled in Trondheim, Norway, for the Second International Aluminum…

Novelis Develops Sustainable Can Stock: Interview with John Gardner, Chief Sustainability Officer at Novelis

Novelis Develops Sustainable Can Stock: Interview with John Gardner, Chief Sustainability Officer at Novelis

$10.00

Author:  Author's Company: Title: Novelis Develops Sustainable Can Stock: Interview with John Gardner, Chief Sustainability Officer at Novelis Volume: Vol. 71, No. 4 Year: 2013 No.of Pages:  Description: In this interview, John Gardner, Chief Sustainability Officer at Novelis, talks about the development the company's new high-recycled content products, such as evercan, which is a new can body sheet. The company'…

Grupo Cuprum: Mexico's Largest Extrusion Company – Leading Producer of Windows, Ladders, and Fabricated Products

Grupo Cuprum: Mexico's Largest Extrusion Company – Leading Producer of Windows, Ladders, and Fabricated Products

$10.00

Author: Andrea Svendsen Author's Company: Title: Grupo Cuprum: Mexico's Largest Extrusion Company – Leading Producer of Windows, Ladders, and Fabricated Products Volume: Vol. 71, No. 4 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 2 Description: Over its 65 year history, Grupo Cuprum has grown to become the largest aluminum extrusion company in Mexico. The privately owned company incorporates vertical integration and value-added product…

IMEDAL Congress Shows Robust Aluminum Industry: Automotive Market Fueling Growth IN Mexico

IMEDAL Congress Shows Robust Aluminum Industry: Automotive Market Fueling Growth IN Mexico

$20.00

Author: Andrea Svendsen Author's Company: Light Metal Age Title: IMEDAL Congress Shows Robust Aluminum Industry: Automotive Market Fueling Growth IN Mexico Volume: Vol. 71, No. 4 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 4 Description: The fifth International Aluminum Congress and Exhibition, held July 17-20, took on special significance as it marked the 40th anniversary celebration of its host, the Instituto del Aluminio (IMEDAL). This …

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Flying Cut Puller Systems

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Flying Cut Puller Systems

$10.00

Author: Jeffrey Ferman Author's Company: Granco Clark Title: Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Flying Cut Puller Systems Volume: Vol. 71, No. 4 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 2 Description: This editorial story looks at flying cut puller systems for the aluminum extrusions industry, providing expanded information on handoff, reliability, and smoothness and responsiveness. Companies Mentioned: Granco Clark …

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: The Benefits of Wet Blasting for Extrusion Die Shops

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: The Benefits of Wet Blasting for Extrusion Die Shops

$10.00

Author: Craig Johnson Author's Company: CJi Systems Title: Extrusion Industry News & Technology: The Benefits of Wet Blasting for Extrusion Die Shops Volume: Vol. 71, No. 4 Year: 2013 No.of Pages:  Description: The extrusion process requires ongoing cleaning and polishing of dies for continual production within a plant. This article presents west blasting as an improved alternative to dry blasting systems for t…

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: New Partnership Creates Tecalex USA

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: New Partnership Creates Tecalex USA

$10.00

Author: Author's Company:  Title: Extrusion Industry News & Technology: New Partnership Creates Tecalex USA Volume: Vol. 71, No. 4 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 2 Description: Cunningham Machine Design (CMD), PIttsburgh, PA, and Tecalex Spain formed a partnership to create a new entity, Tecalex USA, which would serve the the U.S. market with extrusion equipment. This article looks at the formation of the partnership and how th…

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Briteline Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Briteline Celebrates 60th Anniversary

$5.00

Author:  Author's Company:  Title: Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Briteline Celebrates 60th Anniversary Volume: Vol. 71, No. 4 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 1 Description: Briteline Extrusions, Inc. in Summerville, SC is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2013.  This article looks at the history of Briteline and its founder Ken Kabine, as well as at the company's ongoing improvements with a new 20 ft anod…

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Turla Delivers High Tech Handling System for Bonnell's Dedicated Automotive Line

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Turla Delivers High Tech Handling System for Bonnell's Dedicated Automotive Line

$10.00

Author:  Author's Company:  Title: Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Turla Delivers High Tech Handling System for Bonnell's Dedicated Automotive Line Volume: Vol. 71, No. 4 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 2 Description: In February 2013, Bonnell Aluminum in Newnan, GA, awarded Turla Srl with the contract for the supply of a complete extrusion handling system to be integrated with a new Presezzi 33 MN press. This art…

Aluminum Recycling in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities

Aluminum Recycling in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities

$10.00

Author: Marshall Jinlong Wang Author's Company: The Aluminum Association Title: Aluminum Recycling in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities Volume: Vol. 71, No. 4 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 2 Description: This article gives an overview of the currently aluminum recycling industry and scrap sources, presents its demands and trends that are impacting the industry, and describes the challenges and opportunities. …

75th Anniversary for Gillespie & Powers: Custom Designed Aluminum Melting

75th Anniversary for Gillespie & Powers: Custom Designed Aluminum Melting

$10.00

Author:  Author's Company:  Title: 75th Anniversary for Gillespie & Powers: Custom Designed Aluminum Melting Volume: Vol. 71, No. 4 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 2 Description: Gillespie & Powers' accumulated experience over its 75 years of experience in refractory and furnace design has played a significant role in advancing the knowledge in this field for the aluminum industry. This article looks at the company&…

Inalco 2013 Herals Aluminum's Momentum in Structural Design

Inalco 2013 Herals Aluminum's Momentum in Structural Design

$10.00

Author:  Author's Company:  Title: Inalco 2013 Herals Aluminum's Momentum in Structural Design Volume: Vol. 71, No. 4 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 2 Description: Inalco 2013, the 12th International Aluminium Conference, will be held October 21-22 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Québec, Canada. It will have the theme, “Bringing Innovative Ideas to the World of Tomorrow,…

Equipment Spotlight: Chinese Plants Obtain Significant Savings by Recycling Scrap Aluminum

Equipment Spotlight: Chinese Plants Obtain Significant Savings by Recycling Scrap Aluminum

$5.00

Author:  Author's Company:  Title: Equipment Spotlight: Chinese Plants Obtain Significant Savings by Recycling Scrap Aluminum Volume: Vol. 71, No. 4 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 1 Description: Several plants in China are leading the way in the efficient recycling of either in-house scrap or general scrap with the use of twin-chamber furnace technology integrated with Pyrotek’s electromagnetic pumping and LOTUSS™ …

Tables/Primary Aluminum Industry in the Year 2013

Tables/Primary Aluminum Industry in the Year 2013

$25.00

Author: Rudolf Pawlek Author's Company: TS+C Title: Tables/Primary Aluminum Industry in the Year 2013 Volume: Vol. 72, No.1 Year: 2014 No.of Pages: 12 Description: This article rounds up the primary aluminum industry activities around the world in 2013. Also included is a table listing capacities for primary aluminum smelters worldwide. Companies Mentioned: UC Rusal, Alcoa, Alscon, Rio Tinto Alcan, Labor…

Aluminicaste – New Remelt in Mexico: World Class Supplier of Extrusion, Rolling, and Forging Ingot

Aluminicaste – New Remelt in Mexico: World Class Supplier of Extrusion, Rolling, and Forging Ingot

$25.00

Author:  Author's Company:  Title: Aluminicaste – New Remelt in Mexico: World Class Supplier of Extrusion, Rolling, and Forging Ingot Volume: Vol. 72, No.1 Year: 2014 No.of Pages: 6 Description: Aluminicaste in Guanajuato State, Mexico, began production in February 2013. The plant is now close to full production capacity, producing primarily extrusion billet, but also capable of manufacturing world class rolling i…

Arabal 2013 – 30th Anniversary – Part I: Global Aluminum Outlook and Challenges

Arabal 2013 – 30th Anniversary – Part I: Global Aluminum Outlook and Challenges

$25.00

Author: Andrew Hall Author's Company: Alken Title: Arabal 2013 – 30th Anniversary – Part I: Global Aluminum Outlook and Challenges Volume: Vol. 72, No.1 Year: 2014 No.of Pages: 6 Description: Part I of two articles looks at the first and second day of the 17th Arab International Aluminium Conference (Arabal 2013, which took place at the St Regis Hotel, Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE over the period of Nov…

The 43rd Tokyo Motor Show: Shaping a New Future

The 43rd Tokyo Motor Show: Shaping a New Future

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Author: Isao Nakada Author's Company: Nalk Corporation Title: The 43rd Tokyo Motor Show: Shaping a New Future Volume: Vol. 72, No.1 Year: 2014 No.of Pages: 2 Description: This article reviews the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show, which took place from November 20-December 1, 2013 at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition center. The show presentednew products and innovations from domestic and international automakers, including the T…

UC Rusal Implements EcoSøderberg Technology

UC Rusal Implements EcoSøderberg Technology

$15.00

Author:  Author's Company:  Title: UC Rusal Implements EcoSøderberg Technology Volume: Vol. 72, No.1 Year: 2014 No.of Pages: Description: Oman Aluminium Rolling Co (OARC), owned by Takamul Investment Company, celebrated its official inauguration in a ceremony held at the company headquarters at the Sohar Industrial Estate in Oman on December 15, 2013. This article provides a look at the inauguration and at the ro…

Oman Inaugurates OARC Rolling Mill – Launches Downstream Sector

Oman Inaugurates OARC Rolling Mill – Launches Downstream Sector

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Author:  Author's Company:  Title: Oman Inaugurates OARC Rolling Mill – Launches Downstream Sector Volume: Vol. 72, No.1 Year: 2014 No.of Pages: 2 Description:  Oman Aluminium Rolling Co (OARC), owned by Takamul Investment Company, celebrated its official inauguration in a ceremony held at the company headquarters at the Sohar Industrial Estate in Oman on December 15, 2013. This article provides a look at the inau…

Redefining Tough: The New Ford F-150 Features an All-Aluminum Body

Redefining Tough: The New Ford F-150 Features an All-Aluminum Body

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Author:  Author's Company:  Title: Redefining Tough: The New Ford F-150 Features an All-Aluminum Body Volume: Vol. 72, No.1 Year: 2014 No.of Pages: 1 Description: This article looks at the introduction of Ford Motor's aluminum bodied F-150 and its potential impact on the aluminum industry. Companies Mentioned: Ford Motor, Alcoa, Novelis …

New Product Spotlight: New Floor Tiles for Aluminum Operations Provide Strength and Stamina

New Product Spotlight: New Floor Tiles for Aluminum Operations Provide Strength and Stamina

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Author:  Author's Company:  Title: New Product Spotlight: New Floor Tiles for Aluminum Operations Provide Strength and Stamina Volume: Vol. 72, No.1 Year: 2014 No.of Pages: 1 Description: This spotlight outlines the benefits of the Pyrofloor 80 floor tiles offered by Pyrotek and presents a case study of their installation in a wheel caster plant in Chihuahua State, Mexico. Companies Mentioned: Pyrotek …

New Equipment Spotlight: Third Generation Anode Transport Vehicle

New Equipment Spotlight: Third Generation Anode Transport Vehicle

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Author: Jean-Jacques Grunspan Author's Company: Brochot Group Title: New Equipment Spotlight: Third Generation Anode Transport Vehicle Volume: Vol. 72, No.1 Year: 2014 No.of Pages: 2 Description: This spotlight provides information on the third generation of Berger specializedvehicles, brought to market by Brochot, for use in aluminum smelters. Companies Mentioned: Brochot Group …

Book Review: Aluminum Standards and Data 2013

Book Review: Aluminum Standards and Data 2013

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Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Author's Company:  Title: Book Review: Aluminum Standards and Data 2013 Volume: Vol. 72, No.1 Year: 2014 No.of Pages: 1 Description: This book review looks at Aluminum Standards and Data (ASD) 2013, released in December 2013 by The Aluminum Association. ASD 2013 is the trademarked reference guide considered indispensable to the aluminum mill products industry in particular and to the entire alu…

Status and Outlook of the Primary Aluminum Industry

Status and Outlook of the Primary Aluminum Industry

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Author: Andrea Svendsen Author's Company:  Title: Status and Outlook of the Primary Aluminum Industry Volume: Vol. 71, No.5 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 7 Description: In this article, several executives from major aluminum companies were contacted in order to gauge their perspective on the status and future outlook of the primary aluminum industry and how their companies may continue to prosper in the face of these challeng…

The Selection, Processing, and Application of 6000 Series Aluminum Extrusion Alloys – Part 1

The Selection, Processing, and Application of 6000 Series Aluminum Extrusion Alloys – Part 1

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  Author: Jerome Fourmann Author's Company: Rio Tinto Alcan Title: The Selection, Processing, and Application of 6000 Series Aluminum Extrusion Alloys – Part I Volume: Vol. 71, No.5 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 4 Description: Although the 6000 series alloys have been industrially used in the extrusion industry for over 60 years, there is still some uncertainty regarding the selection, processing, and applicati…

McLaren Carries Aluminum from the Race Track to the Road

McLaren Carries Aluminum from the Race Track to the Road

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Author:  Author's Company:  Title: McLaren Carries Aluminum from the Race Track to the Road Volume: Vol. 71, No.5 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 2 Description: McLaren Group is a company built on Formula One racing. This article looks at the company's use of lightweight aluminum extrusions, castings, and sheet in the 2013 12C and 12C Spider sport cars in order to provide efficiency, safety, and racetrack level performance.…

Retrogression Heat Treatment of Aluminum Extrusions and Rolled Products to Facilitate Forming and Joining in Structures

Retrogression Heat Treatment of Aluminum Extrusions and Rolled Products to Facilitate Forming and Joining in Structures

$20.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Author's Company: Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age Title: Retrogression Heat Treatment of Aluminum Extrusions and Rolled Products to Facilitate Forming and Joining in Structures Volume: Vol. 71, No.5 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 4 Description: A novel solution to the problem of forming age hardenable aluminum alloy extrusions in various hard tempers is retrogression heat treatment (…

Vulcan Aluminum Mill Doubles Capacity with the Furnace on the Hill

Vulcan Aluminum Mill Doubles Capacity with the Furnace on the Hill

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Author: Andrea Svendsen Author's Company: Light Metal Age Title: Vulcan Aluminum Mill Doubles Capacity with the Furnace on the Hill Volume: Vol. 71, No.5 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 3 Description: Vulcan Inc. expanded its aluminum rolling mill, including the installation of a new furnace and associated equipment, along with the rebuild of an existing furnace and the upgrade of its mill. The project significantly expands Vulcan&r…

Sustainable Materials in LEED v4 – Crossing into New Frontiers

Sustainable Materials in LEED v4 – Crossing into New Frontiers

$15.00

Author: Christopher D. Lipp Author's Company: Kawneer Company, Inc. Title: Sustainable Materials in LEED v4 – Crossing into New Frontiers Volume: Vol. 71, No.5 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 3 Description: The latest version of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) standards, soon-to-be-launched LEED v4, will once again push all those in the building and construction (B&C) industry out of the …

The New Sapa – Capturing Growth in Aluminum Extrusion

The New Sapa – Capturing Growth in Aluminum Extrusion

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Author:  Author's Company:  Title: The New Sapa – Capturing Growth in Aluminum Extrusion Volume: Vol. 71, No.5 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 1 Description: On September 1st, 2013, the heads of three companies came together to finalize the agreement establishing Sapa AS, a 50/50 joint venture, encapsulating the combinedextrusion operations of both Norsk Hydro ASA and Orkla ASA’s subsidiary Sapa. The new Sapa, headq…

Applications of Wrought Aluminum Alloys in Automotive Components

Applications of Wrought Aluminum Alloys in Automotive Components

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Author: Kiyofumi Ito, Masaki Kumagai Author's Company: Sumitomo Light Metal Industries Ltd. Title: Applications of Wrought Aluminum Alloys in Automotive Components Volume: Vol. 71, No.5 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 3 Description: In relation to recent global environmental issues, the reduction of carbon dioxide discharge from automotive vehicles and the improvement of fuel economy have become major issues that need to be add…

Aluminum in Automotive: Aluminum Architecture Underpins Jaguar Land Rover – Entry-Level Premium Sedan to Roll Out in 2015

Aluminum in Automotive: Aluminum Architecture Underpins Jaguar Land Rover – Entry-Level Premium Sedan to Roll Out in 2015

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Author:  Author's Company:  Title: Aluminum in Automotive: Aluminum Architecture Underpins Jaguar Land Rover – Entry-Level Premium Sedan to Roll Out in 2015 Volume: Vol. 71, No.5 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: Description: Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is currently the aluminum content leader in the automotive industry, and aims to continue to be the leader in coming years. This article looks at how the company approaches mate…

Audi – Twenty Years of Lightweight Design

Audi – Twenty Years of Lightweight Design

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Author:  Author's Company:  Title: Audi – Twenty Years of Lightweight Design Volume: Vol. 71, No.5 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 1 Description: Audi is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Audi Space Frame (ASF), the first all-aluminum space frame ever produced. This article looks at the ASF and its continued use in a number of Audi vehicles over the years, as well as how the company has reaffirmed its dedication to …

Aluminum Makes Tesla Model S One of the Safest Cars on the Road

Aluminum Makes Tesla Model S One of the Safest Cars on the Road

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Author:  Author's Company:  Title: Aluminum Makes Tesla Model S One of the Safest Cars on the Road Volume: Vol. 71, No.5 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 1 Description: The nearly all-aluminum Tesla Model S was awarded a five-star safety rating, both overall and in every safety category across the board, by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This article looks at how the lightweight aluminumcomponents th…

Alcoa Pilots New In-Duct Scrubber Technology

Alcoa Pilots New In-Duct Scrubber Technology

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Author:  Author's Company:  Title: Alcoa Pilots New In-Duct Scrubber Technology Volume: Vol. 71, No.5 Year: 2013 No.of Pages:  Description: In anticipation of possible future tightening of environmental regulations, Alcoa launched a pilot project to demonstrate its patented in-duct scrubber technology designed to reduce emissions for a number of primary aluminum applications. The new technology is being installed a…

Equipment Spotlight: Single Fume and Gas Treatment Center for Aluminum Smelters – A Better Approach

Equipment Spotlight: Single Fume and Gas Treatment Center for Aluminum Smelters – A Better Approach

$10.00

Author: M. Coulon, B. Hureiki, C. Lim Author's Company: Solios Environnement Title: Equipment Spotlight: Single Fume and Gas Treatment Center for Aluminum Smelters – A Better Approach Volume: Vol. 71, No.5 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 2 Description: This article looks at how greenfield smelters can use a single facility to treat fumes and gases from both electrolysis pots and anode baking furnaces. According to the art…

New Technology Spotlight: Bath Ratio and Temperature Control Enhancement in the Potroom

New Technology Spotlight: Bath Ratio and Temperature Control Enhancement in the Potroom

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Author: Dr. Marc Dupuis Author's Company: GeniSim, Inc. Title: New Technology Spotlight: Bath Ratio and Temperature Control Enhancement in the Potroom Volume: Vol. 71, No.5 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 2 Description: Bath chemistry and cell operating temperature in Hall-Héroult aluminum reduction cells must be controlled to achieve optimal current and energy efficiency. This article presents an overview of the Superhe…

New Equipment Spotlight: Improved Degassing Technologies

New Equipment Spotlight: Improved Degassing Technologies

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Author: Mickey McCollum Author's Company: Pyrotek Inc. Title: New Equipment Spotlight: Improved Degassing Technologies Volume: Vol. 71, No.5 Year: 2013 No.of Pages: 1 Description: In-line degassing systems are often installed between the holding furnace and the caster to remove impurities, primarily dissolved hydrogen. This is accomplished by bubbling an inert gas, such as argon or nitrogen, through the metal as close a…

What Kind of Extruder Are You? Self Planning Matrix for Benchmarking Extrusion Operations

What Kind of Extruder Are You? Self Planning Matrix for Benchmarking Extrusion Operations

$20.00

Author: Craig Werner Author's Company: Werner Extrusion Solutions, LLC. Title: What Kind of Extruder Are You? Self Planning Matrix for Benchmarking Extrusion Operations Volume: Vol. 72, No.2 Year: 2014 No.of Pages: 4 Description: This article presents an informational classification tool, which analyzes an extruder’s competitiveness based on their extrusion processes, equipment, and capabilities. The intent is to …

Southern Aluminum Finishing Goes West: New Anodizing Line Opened in Redding, CA

Southern Aluminum Finishing Goes West: New Anodizing Line Opened in Redding, CA

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  Author:  Author's Company:  Title: Southern Aluminum Finishing Goes West: New Anodizing Line Opened in Redding, CA Volume: Vol. 72, No.2 Year: 2014 No.of Pages: 2 Description: Southern Aluminum Finishing (SAF) is the oldest continuous anodizing company in the U.S., representing almost 70 years of aluminum anodizing services. In January 2013, the company opened its third anodizing facility in Redding, Cal…

The Impact of Methodological Choices on the LCA Results of Aluminum Extrusion Products

The Impact of Methodological Choices on the LCA Results of Aluminum Extrusion Products

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Author: Marshall Jinlong Wang Author's Company: The Aluminum Association Title: The Impact of Methodological Choices on the LCA Results of Aluminum Extrusion Products Volume: Vol. 72, No.2 Year: 2014 No.of Pages: 3 Description: Lifecycle Assessment (LCA) is a widely used environmental assessment tool to evaluate the potential environmental impact associated with a product over its lifecycle. Due to its broader cove…

Outlook on Aluminum Extrusion Die Industry from an Italian Die Maker, Interview with Tommaso Pinter, Alumat & Almax Mori

Outlook on Aluminum Extrusion Die Industry from an Italian Die Maker, Interview with Tommaso Pinter, Alumat & Almax Mori

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Author:  Author's Company:  Title: Outlook on Aluminum Extrusion Die Industry from an Italian Die Maker, Interview with Tommaso Pinter, Alumat & Almax Mori Volume: Vol. 72, No.2 Year: 2014 No.of Pages: 2 Description: In order to gain a sense of the state of the aluminum extrusion die industry in Italy and Europe, Light Metal Age called upon Tommaso Pinter, business development manager for Alumat & Almax Mor…

Saws for Billet and Extrusion Operations

Saws for Billet and Extrusion Operations

$25.00

Author: Roger A.P. Fielding Author's Company: BENCHMARKS Title: Saws for Billet and Extrusion Operations Volume: Vol. 72, No.2 Year: 2014 No.of Pages:  Description: This article presents a general overview of sawing technology, including how sawing technology has changed to improve the safety and efficiency of cutting (maximizing productivity and recovery during extrusion) and the configuration of sawing systems at…

Arabal 2013 – Part II: Downstream Development in the Gulf

Arabal 2013 – Part II: Downstream Development in the Gulf

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Author: Andrew Hall Author's Company:  Title: Arabal 2013 – Part II: Downstream Development in the Gulf Volume: Vol. 72, No.2 Year: 2014 No.of Pages: 6 Description: Part II of two articles looks at the third day of the 17th Arab International Aluminium Conference (Arabal 2013), which took place at the St Regis Hotel, Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE over the period of November 5-7, 2013. Day three of the eve…

Gearing Up Aluminum Extrusions for Automotive, Interview with Matthias Kapp, Sapa Extrusions North America

Gearing Up Aluminum Extrusions for Automotive, Interview with Matthias Kapp, Sapa Extrusions North America

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Author:  Author's Company:  Title: Gearing Up Aluminum Extrusions for Automotive, Interview with Matthias Kapp, Sapa Extrusions North America Volume: Vol. 72, No.2 Year: 2014 No.of Pages: 2 Description: As an application engineer in Automotive for Sapa Extrusions North America’s Technical Center, Matthias Kapp specializes in vehicle development and engineering and is responsible for providing technical and design …

Global Flat Rolled Product Long Term Outlook Bright: Automotive and Aerospace to Drive Growth

Global Flat Rolled Product Long Term Outlook Bright: Automotive and Aerospace to Drive Growth

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Author: Goran Djukanovic Author's Company:  Title: Global Flat Rolled Product Long Term Outlook Bright: Automotive and Aerospace to Drive Growth Volume: Vol. 72, No.2 Year: 2014 No.of Pages: 2 Description: This article shows how the outlook for the flat rolled aluminum industry looks bright, both in terms of demand and production, most notably due to the automotive and aerospace industries. Regions projected to have the…

Novatec Celebrates 20 Years of Service to Aluminum Extruders

Novatec Celebrates 20 Years of Service to Aluminum Extruders

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Author:  Author's Company:  Title: Novatec Celebrates 20 Years of Service to Aluminum Extruders Volume: Vol. 72, No.2 Year: 2014 No.of Pages: 1 Description: Incorporated on April 13, 1994, Novatec Process Systems Inc. in British Columbia, Canada, began operations with the aim of exploring the potential for infrared heating for a variety of industries. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2014, the company has become…

AEC 2014 Annual Meeting Illuminates N.A. Extrusion

AEC 2014 Annual Meeting Illuminates N.A. Extrusion

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Author:  Author's Company:  Title: AEC 2014 Annual Meeting Illuminates N.A. Extrusion Volume: Vol. 72, No.2 Year: 2014 No.of Pages: 4 Description: The 2014 Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference of the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) took place at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, FL, in March, for the first time co-locating with CRU’s North American Aluminum Trends conference. This article presents an overvi…

Product Spotlight: Improving Job Quoting Performance for Extrusion Operations

Product Spotlight: Improving Job Quoting Performance for Extrusion Operations

$5.00

Author: Kevin Rahe Author's Company: KRAHE InfoSystems, Inc. Title: Product Spotlight: Improving Job Quoting Performance for Extrusion Operations Volume: Vol. 72, No.2 Year: 2014 No.of Pages:  Description: The ExtSTAR™ job quoting module was developed specifically to address the needs of the extrusion industry. It helps to eliminate paper quote requests and associated documents between departments, the tenden…

ET '04 Technology Tracks: Perspectives from the Track Chairs

ET '04 Technology Tracks: Perspectives from the Track Chairs

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  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:

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…

Revitalization of Søderberg Smelters

Revitalization of Søderberg Smelters

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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

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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"

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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: …

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

$10.00

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

$5.00

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

$15.00

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

$10.00

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

$5.00

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

$15.00

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

$5.00

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

$25.00

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

$10.00

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

$5.00

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

$25.00

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

$15.00

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

$5.00

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…

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

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

$10.00

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

$15.00

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

$15.00

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

$10.00

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

$5.00

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

$5.00

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

$25.00

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

$25.00

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…

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

$10.00

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

$25.00

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

$15.00

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

$15.00

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

$15.00

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

$20.00

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

$20.00

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

$20.00

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

$10.00

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

$10.00

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

$5.00

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

$5.00

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

$5.00

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

$5.00

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.  …

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…

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 …

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

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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.  …

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.  …

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

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

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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

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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.  …

TMS 2003 Exhibition Recap

TMS 2003 Exhibition Recap

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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…

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…

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.

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

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

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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

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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…

Alkaline Etching of Aluminum and its Alloys

Alkaline Etching of Aluminum and its Alloys

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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. 

AEC and ETF International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition Winners

AEC and ETF International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition Winners

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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. 

Aluminum Research at Lehigh University

Aluminum Research at Lehigh University

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Title: Aluminum Research at Lehigh University Issue #: Vol. 60, No. 3,4 Year: 2002 # of Pages: 1 Description: Article looks at the ways in which the Institute of Metalforming at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, is participating in industry collaboration and educational outreach. Since 1977 when Wojciech Misiolek became director, he has steered the program toward research in metallurgical analysis. 

New Equipment Spotlight: Air Cooled Ingot Casting

New Equipment Spotlight: Air Cooled Ingot Casting

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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.

Extrusion Fabricator Takes a Leap Forward

Extrusion Fabricator Takes a Leap Forward

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.  …

Aluminum Inspired Furniture

Aluminum Inspired Furniture

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.  …

Hydro Aluminum's Approach to Automotive Extrusion in North America

Hydro Aluminum's Approach to Automotive Extrusion in North America

$20.00

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.

Review of Automotive Lightweighting in Europe

Review of Automotive Lightweighting in Europe

$10.00

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

$5.00

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.

World Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review

World Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review

$25.00

•    Author: Rudolf P. Pawlek •    Author's Company:  •    Title: World Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 4 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages:  7 •    Description: This article provides an overview of the worldwide secondary aluminum industry, including remelt fa…

Postle Extrusions Expands to Capture Booming RV Market

Postle Extrusions Expands to Capture Booming RV Market

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•    Author: Andrea Svendsen •    Author's Company: Light Metal Age •    Title:  Postle Extrusions Expands to Capture Booming RV Market •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 4 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages:  3 •    Description: Postle Aluminum completed a $10.5 million expansion of Postle Extrusions, its…

The New and Innovative HybrEx Extrusion Press

The New and Innovative HybrEx Extrusion Press

$20.00

•    Author: Joseph C. Benedyk •    Author's Company: Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age •    Title: The New and Innovative HybrEx Extrusion Press •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 4 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages:  4 •    Description: SMS Meer hosted their “HybrEx Symposium&rdquo…

Automotive Aluminum for the Masses

Automotive Aluminum for the Masses

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•    Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title:  Automotive Aluminum for the Masses •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 4 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description:  A new report, 2015 North American Light Vehicle Aluminum Content Study, was commissioned by the Aluminum Association’s A…

The U.S. Aluminum Lifecycle, 1900-2009: Quantifying Various Recycling Rates

The U.S. Aluminum Lifecycle, 1900-2009: Quantifying Various Recycling Rates

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•    Author: Wei-Qiang Chen, T.E. Graedel •    Author's Company: Center for Industrial Ecology, Yale University •    Title:  The U.S. Aluminum Lifecycle, 1900-2009: Quantifying Various Recycling Rates •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 4 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages:  3 •    Description:  This articl…

Defects Affecting Extruded Surface – Blistering

Defects Affecting Extruded Surface – Blistering

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•    Author: Jerome Fourmann •    Author's Company:  •    Title:  Defects Affecting Extruded Surface – Blistering •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 4 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages: •    Description:  This first in a series of articles focused on Extrusion Defects describes blistering, which althoug…

Australasian Aluminium Extrusion Conference 2014

Australasian Aluminium Extrusion Conference 2014

$15.00

•    Author: Barbara Rinderer •    Author's Company:  Consulting in Partnership Pty Ltd. •    Title:  Australasian Aluminium Extrusion Conference 2014 •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 4 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages: •    Description:  The 5th Australasian Aluminium Extrusion Conference was held in Quee…

AEC Leads the Way to Extrusion Industry Success: Interview with Jeff Henderson, AEC

AEC Leads the Way to Extrusion Industry Success: Interview with Jeff Henderson, AEC

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•    Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title:  AEC Leads the Way to Extrusion Industry Success: Interview with Jeff Henderson, AEC •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 2 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description:  Jeff Henderson became director of operations at the Aluminum Extruders Counci…

Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident: Interview with Alex Lowery, Wise Chem

Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident: Interview with Alex Lowery, Wise Chem

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•    Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title:  Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident: Interview with Alex Lowery, Wise Chem •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 4 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description:   Alex Lowery has been involved in the aluminum industry for over 17 years. Si…

The Power of Extrusions: How Aluminum is Reshaping the B&C Industry

The Power of Extrusions: How Aluminum is Reshaping the B&C Industry

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•    Author: Scott Condreay •    Author's Company:  Sapa North American Technical Center •    Title:  The Power of Extrusions: How Aluminum is Reshaping the B&C Industry •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 4 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description: This article looks at the use of alumin…

FREE-TMS 2014 Annual Meeting and Exhibition

FREE-TMS 2014 Annual Meeting and Exhibition

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•    Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title:  TMS 2014 Annual Meeting and Exhibition •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 4 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages: 2 •    Description:  Article briefly summarizes the TMS 2014 Annual Meeting and Exhibition, held in San Diego, California, from February 16-20, follo…

FREE-71st World Magnesium Conference: China Continues to Lead World Production

FREE-71st World Magnesium Conference: China Continues to Lead World Production

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•    Author: Robert E. (Bob) Brown •    Author's Company: Magnesium Monthly Review •    Title:  71st World Magnesium Conference: China Continues to Lead World Production •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 4 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages:  4 •    Description: The International Magnesium Association (IM…

FREE-2014 Magnesium Awards of Excellence

FREE-2014 Magnesium Awards of Excellence

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•    Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title:  2014 Magnesium Awards of Excellence •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 4 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description: This article describes the winners of the 2014 Magnesium Awards of Excellence, recognized by the International Magnesium Assoc…

FREE-Book Review: Aluminum Recycling – Second Edition

FREE-Book Review: Aluminum Recycling – Second Edition

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•    Author: John A.S. Green •    Author's Company:  JASG Consulting •    Title:  Book Review: Aluminum Recycling – Second Edition •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 4 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description: Aluminum Recycling – Second Edition, written by Mark E. Schlesinger an…

FREE-Product Spotlight: Compact and Scalable Casthouse System Converts On-Site Extrusion Scrap into Quality Billet

FREE-Product Spotlight: Compact and Scalable Casthouse System Converts On-Site Extrusion Scrap into Quality Billet

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•    Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title:  Product Spotlight: Compact and Scalable Casthouse System Converts On-Site Extrusion Scrap into Quality Billet •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 4 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description:  This spotlight article provides an overview of the …

FREE-New Product Spotlight: Improved Molten Metal Level Control for Slab Casting

FREE-New Product Spotlight: Improved Molten Metal Level Control for Slab Casting

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•    Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title:  New Product Spotlight: Improved Molten Metal Level Control for Slab Casting •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 4 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages: 1 •    Description: This spotlight article provides an overview of Precimeter's new ProH digital camera…

Technology Spotlight: Solving Aluminum Scrap Recovery Challenges – Shredding and Separation Technologies

Technology Spotlight: Solving Aluminum Scrap Recovery Challenges – Shredding and Separation Technologies

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•    Author: T. Christian and H. Sadler •    Author's Company:  Danieli Centro Recycling •    Title:  Technology Spotlight: Solving Aluminum Scrap Recovery Challenges – Shredding and Separation Technologies •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 4 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description:&…

Technology Spotlight: Pilot Testing of the Green, No-Waste, Dross-Spin Metal Recovery Process

Technology Spotlight: Pilot Testing of the Green, No-Waste, Dross-Spin Metal Recovery Process

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•    Author: O.R. “Duke” Singleton •    Author's Company: Singleton Technology, Inc. •    Title:  Technology Spotlight: Pilot Testing of the Green, No-Waste, Dross-Spin Metal Recovery Process •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 4 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages: 2 •    Description:  This technolog…

FREE-New Equipment Spotlight: Ultrasonic Degassing Process for Continuous

FREE-New Equipment Spotlight: Ultrasonic Degassing Process for Continuous

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•    Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title:  New Equipment Spotlight: Ultrasonic Degassing Process for Continuousand Stationary Mold Casting of Aluminum •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 4 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages: 1 •    Description:  This spotlight article looks at the Ultra-D™ degasser…

Automotive in a Mixed-Material World – GALM: Optimizing Design, Joining Techniques, and Material Capabilities, While Reducing Cost

Automotive in a Mixed-Material World – GALM: Optimizing Design, Joining Techniques, and Material Capabilities, While Reducing Cost

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•    Author: Andrea Svendsen •    Author's Company:  Light Metal Age •    Title:  Automotive in a Mixed-Material World – GALM: Optimizing Design, Joining Techniques, and Material Capabilities, While Reducing Cost •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 5 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages:  4 •    Description:…

Vitex Extrusion: The Total Turnaround – From Aging Plant to Nimble, Value-Added Manufacturer

Vitex Extrusion: The Total Turnaround – From Aging Plant to Nimble, Value-Added Manufacturer

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•    Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title:  Vitex Extrusion: The Total Turnaround – From Aging Plant to Nimble, Value-Added Manufacturer •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 5 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages: •    Description:  Through investments of more than $11 million over time, Vitex Ex…

Overview of Non-Traditional Joining Technologies for Multi-Material Vehicle Structures

Overview of Non-Traditional Joining Technologies for Multi-Material Vehicle Structures

$20.00

•    Author:  Gregory E. Peterson •    Author's Company:  Lotus Engineering Inc. •    Title:  Overview of Non-Traditional Joining Technologies for Multi-Material Vehicle Structures •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 5 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages:  4 •    Description: This article presents an overvie…

SCM Commissions Unique Remelt Plant: First in the World to Horizontally Cast 14" Billet

SCM Commissions Unique Remelt Plant: First in the World to Horizontally Cast 14" Billet

$15.00

•    Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title:  SCM Commissions Unique Remelt Plant: First in the World to Horizontally Cast 14" Billet •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 5 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages:  3 •    Description:  In April 2014, Service Center Metals in Prince George, VA, completed…

CIAC – Aluminum Industry Challenges and Opportunities: Game Changing Developments in Transportation Sectors

CIAC – Aluminum Industry Challenges and Opportunities: Game Changing Developments in Transportation Sectors

$25.00

•    Author:  Andrea Svendsen •    Author's Company:  Light Metal Age •    Title:  CIAC – Aluminum Industry Challenges and Opportunities: Game Changing Developments in Transportation     Sectors •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 5 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages:  6 •    Description:  T…

Defects Affecting Extruded Surface – Speed Cracking

Defects Affecting Extruded Surface – Speed Cracking

$7.50

•    Author:  Jerome Fourmann •    Author's Company:  Rio Tinto Alcan •    Title:  Defects Affecting Extruded Surface – Speed Cracking •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 5 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages:  1.5 •    Description: This second in a series of articles focused on Extrusion Defects descr…

Characterization of the Aging Behavior and the Formability of 6xxx Al Alloys for Automotive Applications

Characterization of the Aging Behavior and the Formability of 6xxx Al Alloys for Automotive Applications

$20.00

•    Author:  Ramona Prillhofer, Josef Berneder, Josef Enser •    Author's Company:  AMAG Rolling GmbH •    Title:  Characterization of the Aging Behavior and the Formability of 6xxx Al Alloys for Automotive Applications •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 5 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages:  4 •    Descriptio…

Extrusion Press Icon Returns to the U.S.: Built in America, Engineered in Germany

Extrusion Press Icon Returns to the U.S.: Built in America, Engineered in Germany

$15.00

•    Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title:  Extrusion Press Icon Returns to the U.S.: Built in America, Engineered in Germany •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 5 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages:  3 •    Description:  SMS Meer is returning production of its extrusion press to the U.S., making it …

Constellium: Expanding Investment and Increasing Capacity to Supply Auto Solutions to OEMs

Constellium: Expanding Investment and Increasing Capacity to Supply Auto Solutions to OEMs

$15.00

•    Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title:  Constellium: Expanding Investment and Increasing Capacity to Supply Auto Solutions to OEMs •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 5 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages:  3 •    Description:  Article presents Constellium's expansion projects to meet growing …

Design, Regulation, and Positioning of Modern Container Heating Systems

Design, Regulation, and Positioning of Modern Container Heating Systems

$10.00

•    Author: Christian Eckenbach •    Author's Company:  Marx GmbH & Co. KG •    Title:  Design, Regulation, and Positioning of Modern Container Heating Systems •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 5 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description: The author discusses how a precision temperature…

On the Future of Automotive Lightweighting: Body Design Coming Out of the Niche

On the Future of Automotive Lightweighting: Body Design Coming Out of the Niche

$10.00

•    Author:  Christian Kleinhans •    Author's Company:  Berylls Strategy Advisors •    Title:  On the Future of Automotive Lightweighting: Body Design Coming Out of the Niche •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 5 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description:  Lightweight design has become a str…

Cosmetic Corrosion of Aluminum Automotive Closure Shee

Cosmetic Corrosion of Aluminum Automotive Closure Shee

$20.00

•    Author: Geoff Scamans •    Author's Company: Innoval Technology •    Title:  Cosmetic Corrosion of Aluminum Automotive Closure Sheet •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 6 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages: 4    •    Description: This article looks at pre-treatments and coatings, including zinc ph…

Application of Advanced Al-Li Plate on the NASA Orion Crew Module

Application of Advanced Al-Li Plate on the NASA Orion Crew Module

$20.00

•    Author: Michael Niedzinski •    Author's Company: Constellium Aerospace & Transportation •    Title:  Application of Advanced Al-Li Plate on the NASA Orion Crew Module •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 6 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages: 4    •    Descrip…

Aluminum’s Explosive Growth into Automotive in America – Interview with Tom Boney, Aluminum Assoc., ATG

Aluminum’s Explosive Growth into Automotive in America – Interview with Tom Boney, Aluminum Assoc., ATG

$10.00

•    Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title:  Aluminum’s Explosive Growth into Automotive in America – Interview with Tom Boney, Aluminum Assoc., ATG •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 6 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description:  This interview with Tom Boney chairman o…

Europe Continues Very Steady Growth in Automotive — Interview with Patrik Ragnarsson, European Aluminium Assoc., A&TG

Europe Continues Very Steady Growth in Automotive — Interview with Patrik Ragnarsson, European Aluminium Assoc., A&TG

$10.00

•    Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title:  Europe Continues Very Steady Growth in Automotive — Interview with Patrik Ragnarsson, European Aluminium Assoc., A&TG •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 6 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description:  This interview with Patrik R…

Nanostructured Wire Rod Research and Development in Russia

Nanostructured Wire Rod Research and Development in Russia

$15.00

•    Author:  V.Kh. Mann, A.Yu. Krokhin, I.A. Matveeva, G.I. Raab, M.Yu. Murashkin, R.Z. Valiev •    Author's Company:  UC Rusal, Institute of Physics of Advanced Materials, Ufa State Aviation Technical University •    Title:  Nanostructured Wire Rod Research and Development in Russia •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 6 •    Year: 2014 •  …

Eastern European Extruder Increases Volume to Serve Growing EU Market

Eastern European Extruder Increases Volume to Serve Growing EU Market

$10.00

•    Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title:  Eastern European Extruder Increases Volume to Serve Growing EU Market •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 6 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description: FEAL d.o.o. Siroki Brijeg, near Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina, held a grand opening cerem…

Defects Affecting Extruded Surface – Transverse Weld

Defects Affecting Extruded Surface – Transverse Weld

$7.50

•    Author: Jerome Fourmann •    Author's Company: Rio Tinto Alcan •    Title:  Defects Affecting Extruded Surface – Transverse Weld •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 6 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages:  1.5 •    Description: This third in a series of articles focused on Extrusion Defects describ…

The Extrusion Press Container: Thermal Stability of the Liner Not Uniformity of the Container Mantle

The Extrusion Press Container: Thermal Stability of the Liner Not Uniformity of the Container Mantle

$15.00

•    Author: Paul Robbins, Dr. Ken Chun Chien •    Author's Company: Castool •    Title:  The Extrusion Press Container: Thermal Stability of the Liner Not Uniformity of the Container Mantle •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 6 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages:  3 •    Description: This article discusses…

UMC Expands Market Scope with New Coil Coating Capacity

UMC Expands Market Scope with New Coil Coating Capacity

$5.00

•    Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title:  UMC Expands Market Scope with New Coil Coating Capacity •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 6 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages: •    Description: United Metal Coating LLC (UMC) is currently expanding production at its facility with a new coil coating line and…

First Laser-Welded Aluminum Door Blanks for Mass Production

First Laser-Welded Aluminum Door Blanks for Mass Production

$5.00

•    Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title:   First Laser-Welded Aluminum Door Blanks for Mass Production •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 6 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description: Shiloh Industries, Inc. introduced a new laser-welded aluminum door blank for commercial product…

Book Review: Aluminum Statistical Review for 2013

Book Review: Aluminum Statistical Review for 2013

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•    Author: Ryan Olsen •    Author's Company:  The Aluminum Association •    Title:  •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 6 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description: Aluminum Statistical Review for 2013, published by the Aluminum Association, provides a plethora of valuable industry data thro…

New Product Spotlight: Secondary Containment for Aluminum Rolling Mills

New Product Spotlight: Secondary Containment for Aluminum Rolling Mills

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•    Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title: New Product Spotlight: Secondary Containment for Aluminum Rolling Mills •    Volume: Vol. 72, No. 6 •    Year: 2014 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description: This spotlight article looks at SorbWeb™Plus, a new system for secondary containment …

Tables/Primary Aluminum Industry in the Year 2014

Tables/Primary Aluminum Industry in the Year 2014

$25.00

•    Author: Rudolf Pawlek •    Author's Company: TS+C •    Title:  Tables/Primary Aluminum Industry in the Year 2014 •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 1 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages:  12 •    Description: This article rounds up the primary aluminum industry activities around the world in 2015. Also…

Century Aluminum Expands with Acquisition of U.S. Aluminum Smelters

Century Aluminum Expands with Acquisition of U.S. Aluminum Smelters

$20.00

•    Author: Alton Tabereaux •    Author's Company:  •    Title: Century Aluminum Expands with Acquisition of U.S. Aluminum Smelters: •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 1 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages: 4 •    Description: Century Aluminum has been actively working to make changes to the way it operates in …

Novelis Opens the World’s Largest Recycling Center in Nachterstedt, Germany: Moving Toward a Circular Economy

Novelis Opens the World’s Largest Recycling Center in Nachterstedt, Germany: Moving Toward a Circular Economy

$20.00

•    Author: Andrea Svendsen •    Author's Company: Light Metal Age •    Title: Novelis Opens the World’s Largest Recycling Center in Nachterstedt, Germany: Moving Toward a Circular Economy •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 1 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages: 4 •    Description: Novelis marked a new mi…

Ideal Aluminum Smelting – Superheat Control and Moving Towards Renewable Energy: Interview with Dr. Martin Iffert, Trimet Aluminium

Ideal Aluminum Smelting – Superheat Control and Moving Towards Renewable Energy: Interview with Dr. Martin Iffert, Trimet Aluminium

$15.00

•    Author: Joseph C. Benedyk •    Author's Company: Light Metal Age •    Title: Ideal Aluminum Smelting – Superheat Control and Moving Towards Renewable Energy: Interview with Dr. Martin Iffert, Trimet Aluminium •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 1 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages: 3 •    Description: In t…

Arabal 2014: Part I – Global Aluminum Outlook and Downstream Industry Growth in Bahrain

Arabal 2014: Part I – Global Aluminum Outlook and Downstream Industry Growth in Bahrain

$25.00

•    Author: Andrew Hall •    Author's Company: Alken •    Title: Arabal 2014: Part I – Global Aluminum Outlook and Downstream Industry Growth in Bahrain •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 1 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages: 5 •    Description: The 18th Arab International Aluminium Conference (Arabal 20…

Defects Affecting Extruded Surface – Coring

Defects Affecting Extruded Surface – Coring

$7.50

•    Author: Jerome Fourmann •    Author's Company: Rio Tinto Alcan •    Title: Defects Affecting Extruded Surface – Coring •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 1 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages: 1.5 •    Description: This fourth in a series of articles focused on Extrusion Defects describes coring, also…

AluMag Auto Lightweight Procurement Symposium: Aluminum Proves Its Worth in European Automobiles

AluMag Auto Lightweight Procurement Symposium: Aluminum Proves Its Worth in European Automobiles

$20.00

•    Author: Joseph C. Benedyk •    Author's Company: Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age •    Title: AluMag Auto Lightweight Procurement Symposium: Aluminum Proves Its Worth in European Automobiles •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 1 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages: 4 •    Description: The Al…

The Changing Shape of the U.K. Auminum Industry: Interview with Will Savage, ALFED

The Changing Shape of the U.K. Auminum Industry: Interview with Will Savage, ALFED

$10.00

•    Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title: The Changing Shape of the U.K. Auminum Industry: Interview with Will Savage, ALFED •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 1 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages: 2 •    Description: Along with much of the world, the aluminum industry in the U.K. has seen dramatic chan…

ALUMINIUM 2014: Record Attendance Reflects Record Industry Growth

ALUMINIUM 2014: Record Attendance Reflects Record Industry Growth

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•    Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title: ALUMINIUM 2014: Record Attendance Reflects Record Industry Growth •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 1 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages: 2 •    Description: Article briefly summarizes the ALUMINIUM 2014 trade show and exhibition, held in October 2014 in Dussel…

Horizontal Core-Filling Continuous Casting of Copper Clad Aluminum Conductor Materials: Properties and Applications

Horizontal Core-Filling Continuous Casting of Copper Clad Aluminum Conductor Materials: Properties and Applications

$20.00

•    Author: Jian-Xin Xie, Xin-Hua Liu, Hai-You Huang •    Author's Company: Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials Processing of Ministry of Education, Institute for Advanced Materials and Technology, University of Science and Technology Beijing, and Beijing Laboratory of Metallic Materials and Processing for Modern Transportation •    Title: Horizontal Core-Filling Continuous Casting of Copper Clad Aluminu…

New Process Spotlight: Innovation in SPL Transformation – the Industrial Ecology Way

New Process Spotlight: Innovation in SPL Transformation – the Industrial Ecology Way

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•    Author: Phil Black •    Author's Company: Regain Materials •    Title: New Process Spotlight: Innovation in SPL Transformation – the Industrial Ecology Way– Spent Pot Lining as a Valuable Commodity •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 1 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages: 2 •    Description: …

New Product Spotlight: New Developments in Anode Baking

New Product Spotlight: New Developments in Anode Baking

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•    Author: Detlef Maiwald, Domenico Di Lisa •    Author's Company: innovatherm •    Title: New Product Spotlight: New Developments in Anode Baking •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 1 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages: 1 •    Description: This spotlight article presents information on further developments pe…

New Equipment Spotlight: Double-Chamber Melting Furnace Advantages

New Equipment Spotlight: Double-Chamber Melting Furnace Advantages

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•    Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title: New Equipment Spotlight: Double-Chamber Melting Furnace Advantages •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 1 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages: 1 •    Description: Reiter & Crippa (R&C), part of the Presezzi Extrusion group, recently supplied a 70 tonne fixe…

Sierra Aluminum Ensures Its Continuity with New Press Line

Sierra Aluminum Ensures Its Continuity with New Press Line

$15.00

•    Author: Andrea Svendsen •    Author's Company: Light Metal Age •    Title: Sierra Aluminum Ensures Its Continuity with New Press Line •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 2 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages:  3 •    Description: Sierra Aluminum Company is a mid-sized custom shape extruder that serves t…

The Sutton MK-V Extrusion Press Debut: SMS Group Celebrates Sutton’s 100th Anniversary

The Sutton MK-V Extrusion Press Debut: SMS Group Celebrates Sutton’s 100th Anniversary

$20.00

•    Author: Joseph C. Benedyk •    Author's Company:  Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age •    Title:  The Sutton MK-V Extrusion Press Debut: SMS Group Celebrates Sutton’s 100th Anniversary •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 2 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages:  4 •    Desc…

Sapa R&D Propels Extrusion Innovation: New Research Lab to Open Near Detroit

Sapa R&D Propels Extrusion Innovation: New Research Lab to Open Near Detroit

$15.00

•    Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title: Sapa R&D Propels Extrusion Innovation: New Research Lab to Open Near Detroit •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 2 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages: •    Description: This company profile presents an overview of Sapa's R&D activities through Sapa T…

Light and Weather Fast Adsorptive Dyeing of Anodized Aluminum

Light and Weather Fast Adsorptive Dyeing of Anodized Aluminum

$15.00

•    Author: Thomas Heber •    Author's Company: Clariant •    Title: Light and Weather Fast Adsorptive Dyeing of Anodized Aluminum •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 2 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages:  3 •    Description: Anodized aluminum and especially colored anodized aluminum provides unique opport…

Automotive Aftermarket Supplier Installs First Extrusion Press

Automotive Aftermarket Supplier Installs First Extrusion Press

$10.00

•    Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title:  Automotive Aftermarket Supplier Installs First Extrusion Press •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 2 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description: Dee Zee, Inc., a privately owned manufacturer of accessories for the truck, van, and other automoti…

How Extrusion Technology (ET) Events Drive Improvements in the Extrusion Industry

How Extrusion Technology (ET) Events Drive Improvements in the Extrusion Industry

$15.00

•    Author: Craig R. Werner •    Author's Company: Kaiser Aluminum, ET'16 •    Title:  How Extrusion Technology (ET) Events Drive Improvements in the Extrusion Industry •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 2 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages:  3 •    Description:  As the industry gears up for ET &rsquo…

Celebrating 60 Years of Aluminum Standards

Celebrating 60 Years of Aluminum Standards

$10.00

•    Author: Ladan Bulookbashi •    Author's Company: The Aluminum Association •    Title:  Celebrating 60 Years of Aluminum Standards •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 2 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description: In 2014, the Aluminum Association donated the original 1954 booklet, which est…

Aluminum Company of Canada Awarded Historic Landmark Status

Aluminum Company of Canada Awarded Historic Landmark Status

$10.00

•    Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title:  Aluminum Company of Canada Awarded Historic Landmark Status •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 2 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages: •    Description: In fall 2014, the former Aluminum Company of Canada Ltd. (now Novelis) Kingston Works and Research Lab in Kin…

Aluminum Extruders Reaching New Heights

Aluminum Extruders Reaching New Heights

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•    Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title:  Aluminum Extruders Reaching New Heights •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 2 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages: •    Description: The 66th Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference of the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) took place March 5-7th in Palm Desert…

Book Review: 2015 Automotive Aluminum Joining Manual

Book Review: 2015 Automotive Aluminum Joining Manual

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•    Author: Joseph C. Benedyk •    Author's Company: Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age •    Title:  Book Review: 2015 Automotive Aluminum Joining Manual •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 2 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages: •    Description: The 2015 Automotive Aluminum Joining Manual, publi…

Equipment Spotlight: Environmentally Friendly Melt Treatment for Aluminum Smelters – The Chlorine-Free Casthouse

Equipment Spotlight: Environmentally Friendly Melt Treatment for Aluminum Smelters – The Chlorine-Free Casthouse

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•    Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title:  Equipment Spotlight: Environmentally Friendly Melt Treatment for Aluminum Smelters – The Chlorine-Free Casthouse •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 2 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages: 1 •    Description: This spotlight article presents Hycast AS RAM (Re…

Arabal 2014: Part II – The Aluminum Market at a Crossroads

Arabal 2014: Part II – The Aluminum Market at a Crossroads

$25.00

•    Author: Andrew Hall •    Author's Company: Alken •    Title:  Arabal 2014: Part II – The Aluminum Market at a Crossroads •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 2 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages: •    Description: The 18th Arab International Aluminium Conference (Arabal 2014) took place in  Manam…

Defects Affecting Extruded Surface – Longitudinal Weld

Defects Affecting Extruded Surface – Longitudinal Weld

$7.50

•    Author: Jerome Fourmann •    Author's Company: Rio Tinto Alcan •    Title: Defects Affecting Extruded Surface – Longitudinal Weld •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 2 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages: 1.5 •    Description: This fifth in a series of articles focused on extrusion defects describes a …

2015 Specification for Aluminum Structures

2015 Specification for Aluminum Structures

$10.00

•    Author: Randy Kissell •    Author's Company: TGB Partnership •    Title: 2015 Specification for Aluminum Structures •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 2 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages: •    Description: The Aluminum Design Manual, published by the Aluminum Association, is updated •  …

Designing Buildings for Energy Efficiency: The Role of Aluminum Windows in Sustainable Design

Designing Buildings for Energy Efficiency: The Role of Aluminum Windows in Sustainable Design

$20.00

               •    Author: Kevin Widlic •    Author's Company: Sapa Group •    Title: Designing Buildings for Energy Efficiency: The Role of Aluminum Windows in Sustainable Design •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 3 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages:  4 •    Descriptio…

Kizad – Vertically Integrated Cluster Strengthens UAE’s Aluminum Industry

Kizad – Vertically Integrated Cluster Strengthens UAE’s Aluminum Industry

$20.00

              •    Author:  Andrea Svendsen •    Author's Company:  Light Metal Age •    Title:  Kizad – Vertically Integrated Cluster Strengthens UAE’s Aluminum Industry •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 3 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages:  4 •    Description:&…

Development of Innovative Aluminum Alloys for Production of Overhead Electrical Conductors

Development of Innovative Aluminum Alloys for Production of Overhead Electrical Conductors

$20.00

              •     Author: Sambor Waszkiewicz, Miroslaw Ozog, Lukasz Wodzinski, Piotr Uliasz •    Author's Company:  Boryszew S.A., Modern Aluminium Products, AGH University of Science and Technology, Non-Ferrous      Department •    Title: Development of Innovative Aluminum Alloys for Production of Overhead Electrical Conductors •   …

Global Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing Summit

Global Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing Summit

$20.00

              •    Author:  Lynn Brown •    Author's Company:  Consulting Collaborative •    Title:  Global Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing Summit •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 3 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages:  4 •    Description: The Global Lightweight Vehicl…

Sustainability Stewardship in the Aluminum Industry – Interview with Catherine Athènes, Constellium

Sustainability Stewardship in the Aluminum Industry – Interview with Catherine Athènes, Constellium

$5.00

              •    Author:   •    Author's Company:  •    Title:  Sustainability Stewardship in the Aluminum Industry – Interview with Catherine Athènes, Constellium •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 3 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description: …

Winners of the 2015 Aluminum Extrusion Student Design Competition

Winners of the 2015 Aluminum Extrusion Student Design Competition

$10.00

              •     Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title:  Winners of the 2015 Aluminum Extrusion Student Design Competition •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 3 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description: This article announces the winners of the 2015…

New Equipment Spotlight: Harnessing a Force of Nature to Improve Coil Annealing – Vortex Flow

New Equipment Spotlight: Harnessing a Force of Nature to Improve Coil Annealing – Vortex Flow

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              •    Author:   •    Author's Company:  •    Title:  New Equipment Spotlight: Harnessing a Force of Nature to Improve Coil Annealing – Vortex Flow •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 3 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages: 2 •    Description: This spotlight art…

World Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review

World Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review

$25.00

               •    Author: Rudolf P. Pawlek •    Author's Company: TS+C •    Title: World Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 4 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages:  7 •    Description: This article provides an overview of the…

Aluminum Recycling and the 2015 Ford F-150

Aluminum Recycling and the 2015 Ford F-150

$10.00

               •   Author: Laurent B. Chappuis •    Author's Company: Ford Vehicle Operations •    Title: Aluminum Recycling and the 2015 Ford F-150 •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 4 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description: The article presents an overview o…

Customized Combustion Solution Yields Productivity Improvement for Aluminum Extruder

Customized Combustion Solution Yields Productivity Improvement for Aluminum Extruder

$15.00

               •    Author: John Palazzolo, Anup Sane, Russell Hewertson, Nathen Chaleby, Darryl Hilbert Joseph Yutko •    Author's Company: Air Products, Sapa Extrusions •    Title:  Customized Combustion Solution Yields Productivity Improvement for Aluminum Extruder •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 4 •    Year: 2015…

High Mechanical Properties of Extrusions Formed from Aluminum Machining Chips

High Mechanical Properties of Extrusions Formed from Aluminum Machining Chips

$20.00

               •    Author: Matthias Haase, A. Erman Tekkaya, Wojciech Z. Misiolek •    Author's Company:  •    Title: High Mechanical Properties of Extrusions Formed from Aluminum Machining Chips •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 4 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages: •    D…

Trends in Japan’s Aluminum Extrusion Industry

Trends in Japan’s Aluminum Extrusion Industry

$20.00

               •   Author:  Isao Nakada •    Author's Company:  Nalk Corporation •    Title:  Trends in Japan’s Aluminum Extrusion Industry •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 4 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages:  4 •    Description: The Japanese aluminum extrusion indus…

Automotive Demand Advances Aluminum Scrap Recovery and Processing

Automotive Demand Advances Aluminum Scrap Recovery and Processing

$10.00

               •    Author: Mark Ridall •    Author's Company: Wendt Corp •    Title:  Automotive Demand Advances Aluminum Scrap Recovery and Processing •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 4 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description: Recycling is a matur…

Novelis Continues to Pursue Global Recycling Content Target

Novelis Continues to Pursue Global Recycling Content Target

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               •    Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title: Novelis Continues to Pursue Global Recycling Content Target •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 4 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description: In the five years since Novelis launched its sus…

Defects Affecting Extruded Surface – Coarse Grain

Defects Affecting Extruded Surface – Coarse Grain

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               •    Author: Jerome Fourmann •    Author's Company: Rio Tinto Alcan •    Title: Defects Affecting Extruded Surface – Coarse Grain •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 4 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages:  1.5 •    Description: The seventh article …

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Postle Installs New Extrusion Press Line

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Postle Installs New Extrusion Press Line

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              •    Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title: Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Postle Installs New Extrusion Press Line– Newly Acquired by Thor, Secures Strong Position in RV Market •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 4 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages:  2 •…

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: The Critical Interaction of the Dummy Block and Container in Modern Extrusion Presses

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: The Critical Interaction of the Dummy Block and Container in Modern Extrusion Presses

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               •    Author: Paul Robbins, Dr. Ken Chien •    Author's Company: Castool •    Title:  Extrusion Industry News & Technology: The Critical Interaction of the Dummy Block and Container in Modern Extrusion Presses •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 4 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages: …

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Bulgarian Window Frame Manufacturer Installs First Extrusion Line

Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Bulgarian Window Frame Manufacturer Installs First Extrusion Line

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              •     Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title:  Extrusion Industry News & Technology: Bulgarian Window Frame Manufacturer Installs First Extrusion Line •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 4 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages: 1 •    Description: VIAS Ltd.,…

Greenfield Aluminum Smelter Planned for Iceland

Greenfield Aluminum Smelter Planned for Iceland

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               •    Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title:  Greenfield Aluminum Smelter Planned for Iceland •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 4 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description: Klappir Development ehf. is preparing the construction and …

72nd World Magnesium Conference: Increased Use of Aluminum Boon to Magnesium

72nd World Magnesium Conference: Increased Use of Aluminum Boon to Magnesium

$15.00

               •    Author:  Robert E. (Bob) Brown •    Author's Company:  Magnesium Monthly Review •    Title:  72nd World Magnesium Conference: Increased Use of Aluminum Boon to Magnesium •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 4 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages:  3 •    D…

Inside/Out Light Metals: The Origin of the Eddy Current Separator

Inside/Out Light Metals: The Origin of the Eddy Current Separator

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               •    Author:  Kenzo Takahashi •    Author's Company:  Zmag, Ltd. •    Title:  Inside/Out Light Metals: The Origin of the Eddy Current Separator •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 4 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages:  1 •    Description: The historical…

New Technology Spotlight: Boosting Continuous Annealing Capacity

New Technology Spotlight: Boosting Continuous Annealing Capacity

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               •    Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title:  New Technology Spotlight: Boosting Continuous Annealing Capacityfor Aluminum Automotive Sheet – Interview with Tony Palermo, Linde LLC •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 4 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages: 2 •&nbs…

New Equipment Spotlight: Servo Drive Technology in Aluminum Extrusion

New Equipment Spotlight: Servo Drive Technology in Aluminum Extrusion

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               •    Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title:  New Equipment Spotlight: Servo Drive Technology in Aluminum Extrusion •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 4 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages: 1 •    Description: This spotlight describes the servo drive te…

ET ’16 to Present Cutting Edge Extrusion Research and Comprehensive Educational Workshops

ET ’16 to Present Cutting Edge Extrusion Research and Comprehensive Educational Workshops

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               •    Author:  •    Author's Company:  •    Title:  ET ’16 to Present Cutting Edge Extrusion Research and Comprehensive Educational Workshops •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 4 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages: 1 •    Description: One page preview …

Book Review: Ultrasonic Treatment of Light Alloy Melts, Second Edition

Book Review: Ultrasonic Treatment of Light Alloy Melts, Second Edition

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               •    Author:  Joseph C. Benedyk •    Author's Company:  Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age •    Title:  Book Review: Ultrasonic Treatment of Light Alloy Melts, Second Edition •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 4 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages: 2 •  …

Artful Display at ALUMINIUM 2010

Artful Display at ALUMINIUM 2010

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Author: Company: Issue #: Vol. 68, No. 5 Year: 2010 Pages: 2   Summary: Article describes the creative uses of aluminum in art and design that was presented at the ALUMINIUM 2010 exhibition, held September 2010 in Essen, Germany. …

Whitehall Delivers Tight Tolerance Precision Parts to Automotive OEMs

Whitehall Delivers Tight Tolerance Precision Parts to Automotive OEMs

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              •     Author:  Andrea Svendsen •    Author's Company:  Light Metal Age •    Title:  Whitehall Delivers Tight Tolerance Precision Parts to Automotive OEMs •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 3 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages:  2 •    Description: Whitehall Indus…

Defects Affecting Extruded Surface – Pick-Up

Defects Affecting Extruded Surface – Pick-Up

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               •    Author:  Jerome Fourmann •    Author's Company:  Rio Tinto Alcan •    Title:  Defects Affecting Extruded Surface – Pick-Up •    Volume: Vol. 73, No. 3 •    Year: 2015 •    No. Pages: 1.5 •    Description: The sixth article in a serie…

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 …

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…

Cast House 2009 in Review

Cast House 2009 in Review

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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. …

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 – 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…

Double Aging of AA7075 Aluminum Alloy

Double Aging of AA7075 Aluminum Alloy

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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.…

Engineering Properties of Anodic Coatings: Protecting Aluminum Alloys against Friction and Wear

Engineering Properties of Anodic Coatings: Protecting Aluminum Alloys against Friction and Wear

$25.00

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. …

ET '12 Technology Tracks: Perspectives from the Seminar Track Chairs

ET '12 Technology Tracks: Perspectives from the Seminar Track Chairs

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Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Company: Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age Issue #: Vol. 70, No. 1 Year: 2012 Pages: 3 Summary: The chairs of the six main tracks that will be presented at ET '12 were interviewed to gauge their assessement of the various papers that will be presented in their respective tracks, including Billet Press & Equipment, Extrusion/Die Practical, Extrusion/Die Theoretical, Extrusion Equipment, Management Issues, Value Added, and Design &am…

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…

Fundamentals of Grain Refining Aluminum Alloys

Fundamentals of Grain Refining Aluminum Alloys

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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. …

Global Aluminum Content in Autos

Global Aluminum Content in Autos

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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.…

Greenbuild: Sounding a Call for Sustainable Design, Aluminum: The Greenest Material on Earth

Greenbuild: Sounding a Call for Sustainable Design, Aluminum: The Greenest Material on Earth

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 Author: James Lewis Company: Aluminum Association Issue #: Vol. 69, No. 6 Year: 2011 Pages: 4 Summary: Article covers the events and important topics of discussion -- with an emphasis on the sustainability of aluminum and its application in building and construction -- at the Greenbuild conference held in Toronto, Canada, on October 4-7, 2011.

How to Minimize the Carbon Footprint from Aluminum Smelters

How to Minimize the Carbon Footprint from Aluminum Smelters

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•    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

$15.00

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

$15.00

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. …

Hydraulic Upgrade on 2400 UST Press at Kawneer's Bloomsburg Facility

Hydraulic Upgrade on 2400 UST Press at Kawneer's Bloomsburg Facility

$15.00

  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 2009 Dortmund: International Conference on Extrusion and 3rd Extrusion Benchmark

ICEB 2009 Dortmund: International Conference on Extrusion and 3rd Extrusion Benchmark

$20.00

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…

Improving Aluminum Rolling Plant Output

Improving Aluminum Rolling Plant Output

$15.00

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

$25.00

•    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…

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

$20.00

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 …

Interview with Susan Johnson, president and ceo, Futura Industries: Creating the Futura Culture

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. …

International Temper Designation Systems for Wrought Aluminum Alloys: Part II - Thermally Treated (T Temper) Aluminum Alloys

International Temper Designation Systems for Wrought Aluminum Alloys: Part II - Thermally Treated (T Temper) Aluminum Alloys

$25.00

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.   …

Karmøy Technology Pilot – World Leader in Primary Aluminum Energy Efficiency

Karmøy Technology Pilot – World Leader in Primary Aluminum Energy Efficiency

$12.50

•    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…

Larkin Sees Aluminum's Brightest Days Still to Come: Interview with Aluminum Association Past President

Larkin Sees Aluminum's Brightest Days Still to Come: Interview with Aluminum Association Past President

$10.00

Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Company: Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age Issue #: Vol. 69, No. 6 Year: 2011 Pages: 2 Summary: Interview with Steve Larkin, past president of the Aluminum Association, looks at the history of aluminum and the Aluminum Association over his tenure, as well as the future prospects for aluminum in the worldwide industry. 

Lightweight Matters: New Aluminum Footbridge Provides Safe Crossing

Lightweight Matters: New Aluminum Footbridge Provides Safe Crossing

$5.00

•    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…

Lightweight Matters: Aluminum at Play in Ferrari World: Driving Design and Providing a Smooth Ride

Lightweight Matters: Aluminum at Play in Ferrari World: Driving Design and Providing a Smooth Ride

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Author: Company: Issue #: Vol. 68, No. 5 Year: 2010 Pages: 1   Summary: Editorial coverage of the contruction of Ferrari World, a theme park in Yas, Abu Dhabi, UAE, which uses aluminum panels on the roof and sides of the structure for a dramatic effect. …

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

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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…

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…

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

$25.00

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…

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

$5.00

•    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 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

$15.00

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 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

$20.00

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

$7.50

•    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…

Offline Programming Enables Robotized 3D-Curved Profile Extrusion

Offline Programming Enables Robotized 3D-Curved Profile Extrusion

$20.00

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…

Optimizing a Contemporary Extrusion Production System

Optimizing a Contemporary Extrusion Production System

$20.00

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.…

Pinpointing Problems in an Extrusion Business

Pinpointing Problems in an Extrusion Business

$15.00

Author: Alexander Klaus Company:Klaus LeanSigma Issue#: Vol.68, No.2 Year: 2010 Pages: 2.5 Summary:Business improvement is an ongoing task with which all extrusion companies are challenged. This article presents the various structured approaches of pinpointing problems in an extrusion business, from Key Performance Indicators to Lean Assessment, SixSigma Assessment, Process Chain Modeling, and more. …

Primary Aluminum Smelters of the World/Primary Industry Activities in 2009

Primary Aluminum Smelters of the World/Primary Industry Activities in 2009

$25.00

Author: Rudolf P. Pawlek Company: TS+C Issue #: Vol. 68, No. 1 Year: 2010 Pages: 11.5     Summary:This article rounds up the primary aluminum industry activities around the world in the time period from December 2008 through November 2009. Also includes a table listing capacities for primary aluminum smelters worldwide.…

Primary Aluminum Smelters of the World (2012-2021)

Primary Aluminum Smelters of the World (2012-2021)

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The newly updated Primary Aluminum Smelters of the World is a compilation of data from 2012 to 2021 in a searchable excel sheet. Data includes smelter company, location, nameplate capacity, and idle capacity — providing an overview of capacity trends for this period. 

Qatalum Smelter on Target for Full Production in 2010

Qatalum Smelter on Target for Full Production in 2010

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Author: Joseph C. Benedyk Company: Illinois Institute of Technology, Light Metal Age Issue #: Vol.68, No. 1 Year: 2010 Pages: 5.5     Summary: Article covers the recent commissioning of the first phase of the 585,000 tpy Qatalum greenfield aluminum smelter in the State of Qatar, including project scope and financing, how the new smelter is the backbone of the country's economic strategy, Hydro's input on the project, procurement, equipment, HAL275 electrolytic …

Recycling of Li-Containing Aluminum Alloys

Recycling of Li-Containing Aluminum Alloys

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Author: Alexander Arnold, Roger Sauermann, Bernd Friedrich Company:IME Metallurgical Process Technology and Metal Recycling Issue #: Vol. 69, No. 6 Year: 2011 Pages: 6 Summary: The recycling of Al-Li alloys poses special challenges due to the need to maintain Na and K at remarkably low levels and to prevent oxidation of the Al-Li scrap during recycling. Al-Li alloys are primarily used in aerospace applications, where so much of the Al-Li alloy products are machined away to form the desired …

Review of Testing Methods for Anodic Coatings on Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys

Review of Testing Methods for Anodic Coatings on Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys

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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: This article reviews testing methods for analyzing the quality and performance of anodized coatings on aluminum and its alloys, including standard methods for testing anodic coating thickness, coating weight/apparent density, sealing quality, color/lightfastness, and gloss. It also includes testing methods for determining anodic coa…

Sapa Extrusions - Miami: Improving Regional Efficiency and Capabilities

Sapa Extrusions - Miami: Improving Regional Efficiency and Capabilities

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Author: J.D. Schloz Company: Viking Metallurgical Issue #: Vol. 70, No. 1 Year: 2012 Pages: 3 Summary: Article looks at Sapa Extrusions North America's purchase of its Miami, FL, extrusion plant and the upgrades and improvements that have occured there. Also discusses how the purchase of the plant has helped the company improve its regional efficiency and capabiltites.  

Secondary Smelting Yields Greater Demand for Scrap: Separation Technologies Help Sort it Out

Secondary Smelting Yields Greater Demand for Scrap: Separation Technologies Help Sort it Out

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Author: Michael B. Jenny Company: Houlihan Lokey Issue #: Vol. 68, No. 4 Year: 2010 Pages: 3 Summary:This article looks at the state of the international secondary aluminum market, noting that the demand for scrap aluminum has increased. It also looks at available sorting technologies to more efficiently separate out kinds of scrap. …

Survival of the Fittest: Aluminum Industry Adapting to Unprecedented Change

Survival of the Fittest: Aluminum Industry Adapting to Unprecedented Change

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Author: Anna Henry Company: Headline Ink Issue #: Vol. 68, No. 1 Year: 2010 Pages: 7…

Sustainabililty is a Business Imperative: Interview with Kevin Anton, Alcoa's Chief Sustainability Officer

Sustainabililty is a Business Imperative: Interview with Kevin Anton, Alcoa's Chief Sustainability Officer

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Author: Anna Henry Company: Headline Ink Issue #: Vol. 68, No. 5 Year: 2010 Pages: 2   Summary: Interview discusses Alcoa's commitment to sustainability in regards to the newly created position of chief sustainability officer, as well as the company's recycling efforts and other sustainability initiatives. …

Table/Primary Aluminum Industry in the Year 2017

Table/Primary Aluminum Industry in the Year 2017

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•    Title: Table/Primary Aluminum Industry in the Year 2017 •    Author: Rudolf Pawlek •    Author Company:  TS+C •    Volume:  Vol. 76, No. 1 •    Year:  2018 •    No. Pages:  11 •    Description:  This article rounds up the primary aluminum industry activ…

Teaching Electrochemistry of Aluminum Production in Qatar

Teaching Electrochemistry of Aluminum Production in Qatar

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Title: Teaching Electrochemistry of Aluminum Production in Qatar Author: Halvor Kavande Company: Issue #: Vol. 68, No. 3 Year: 2010 Pages: 3 Description:The author writes about his experiences teaching aluminum electrolysis at Qatar University. The professorship was set up to strengthen Qatar University's capabilities in order to graduate qualified young engineers to work in the aluminum industry, possibly at Qatalum. …

The 41st Tokyo Motor Show and the Use of Aluminum in Japanese Cars

The 41st Tokyo Motor Show and the Use of Aluminum in Japanese Cars

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Author: Isao Nakada Company: Nalk Corporation Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 6 Year: 2009 Pages: 2     Summary: This article reports on the 41st Tokyo Motor Show, which took place from October 24 through November 4 in Tokyo, Japan. The main focus is on various electric cars presented at the show, which require the use of aluminum in their downsizing. The article also presents information on the changes in the demand for aluminum products from the Japaneses auto industry.…

The Goal of Optimizing Aluminum Extrusion Operations, Part II: Multiple Linear Regression, Or, How Bill Learned to Use Data to Drive Extrusion Results

The Goal of Optimizing Aluminum Extrusion Operations, Part II: Multiple Linear Regression, Or, How Bill Learned to Use Data to Drive Extrusion Results

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Author: Craig Werner Company: Werner Extrusion Solutions LLC Issue #: Vol. 70, No. 1 Year: 2012 Pages: 7 Summary: This article is the second of five, presented in a serialized format. Similar in vein to "The Goal," by Eli Goldratt, the series will present new principles in manufacturing that are specifically tailored for aluminum extrusion. Though fictional in format, these stories represent case studies in extrusion management, illustrating how to best use data, statistics, conti…

The Maintenance and Upgrade of Extrusion Presses: Part II, Upgrading Used Extrusion Presses - Comparing Rebuilds with the Key Features of a Modern Extrusion Press

The Maintenance and Upgrade of Extrusion Presses: Part II, Upgrading Used Extrusion Presses - Comparing Rebuilds with the Key Features of a Modern Extrusion Press

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Author: Roger A.P. Fielding Company:BENCHMARKS Issue#: Vol.68, No.2 Year: 2010 Pages: 5 Summary: Part II of the article series offers various examples of maintenance upgrades and rebuilds performed by SMS Meer Service, Butech Bliss, Lake Park Tool & Machine, and Dunaway, Inc. The article also presents the UBE Machinery press as an example of the ideal modern press. …

TMS 2010: Select Topics in Aluminum Reduction Technology

TMS 2010: Select Topics in Aluminum Reduction Technology

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Title: TMS 2010: Select Topics in Aluminum Reduction Technology Author: Rudolf P. Pawlek Company: TS+C Issue #: Vol.68, No. 3 Year: 2010 Pages: 5 Description:The TMS Annual Meeting, held in Seattle, Washington, February 14-18, 2010, presented information on both practical applied technology and hard science on primary aluminum. This article presents a selection of papers that cover the area of aluminum reduction technology. Topics include cell technology, energy savings, new materials, ine…

TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition

TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition

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Title: TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition Author:  Company: Issue #: Vol. 68, No. 3 Year: 2010 Pages: 2 Description: Article briefly summarizes the TMS 2010 Annual Meeting and Exhibition, held February 14-18, 2010 in Seattle, Washington, followed by a photo layout of exhibitors and attendees.…

FREE - TMS 2009 Annual Meeting and Exhibition

FREE - TMS 2009 Annual Meeting and Exhibition

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Author: Company: Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 5 Year: 2009 Pages: 2   Summary: Article briefly summarizes the TMS 2009 Annual Meeting and Exhibition, held February 15-19, 2009 in San Francisco, California, followed by a photo layout of exhibitors and attendees.  …

UC Rusal Responds Following Catastrophic Accident at Sayano-Shushenskaya Power Plant

UC Rusal Responds Following Catastrophic Accident at Sayano-Shushenskaya Power Plant

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Author: Alton Tabereaux Company:  Issue #: Vol. 67, No. 5 Year: 2009 Pages: 1.5     Summary: In August 2009, the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant in South Siberia, Russia, suffered a catastrophic accident when an explosion blew out walls and caused the plant's turbine room to flood. This article covers the effect on UC Rusal's local aluminium smelters and the company's response, including locating alternate power sources and the plan to accel…

Unique Ideas Shine in the 2010 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition

Unique Ideas Shine in the 2010 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition

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Author: Company: Issue#: Vol. 68, No. 2 Year: 2010 Pages: 3 Summary: This article announces the winners of the 2010 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition, which gave awards to professional (in Structural and Engineered Products categories) and student (First, Second, and Third Place, as well as the Hydro Sustainable Design Award) entries, as well as an overall Grand Prize. …

World Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review

World Secondary Aluminum Industry Annual Review

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Author: Rudolf P. Pawlek Company: TS+C Issue #: Vol. 68, No. 4 Year: 2010 Pages: 6 Summary:This article rounds up the secondary aluminum and recycling industry activities around the world in the time period from July 2009 to June 2010. …

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