Historic Cover Archive
1960 to 1958
1960 to 1958
Caption: World's largest closed die forging. This 23 ft. wing spar part weighs 320 pounds, required a 272-inch long die. It was forged from Alcoa 7079 billet at Alcoa's Cleveland die shop on a 50,000-ton press.
Caption: Boeing Airplane Company, a combination fuel tank and fuselage section is fabricated for super new defense missile Bomarc B in high-strength Alcoa alloy 2219.
Caption: Operator touches up mold with spray after removal of casting from low pressure casting machine at Chevrolet Massena plant.
Caption: Preliminary contouring of aluminum "Memory Drum" for Incremental Type Digital Computer produced by Librascope.
Caption: 30-ft. diameter aluminum sphere for storing 30 tons of liquid hydrogen being lowered into carbon steel outer shell at new Torrance plant of Linde Co. (Photo courtesy Linde Co.)
Caption: Laminating Alcoa aluminum foil with celanese acetate plastic sheet at Trio Mills Mnfg. Corp., New York. The product will be used for ironing boards.
Caption: Titanium access panel for covering engine in the DC-8. (Photo courtesy: Titanium Metals Corporation.)
Caption: Operator at Kaiser Aluminum's Ravenswood Plant tiers coils with Heppenstall coil tongs.
Caption: Separation of aluminum foil after "pack rolling" operation at Anaconda Aluminum Company plant in Louisville, Kentucky.
Caption: This is believed to be the largest aluminum ring ever rolled. O.D. is 11.5 inches. I.D. 103.5 inches. It is 1.5 inches thick and of 6061-T6 alloy. Rolled by Standard Steel Works Div. Baldwin Lima Hamilton at Burnham, Pennsylvania.
Caption: A worker at Ormet Corp. aluminum reduction plant breaks the crust of solidified electrolyte in reduction pot in order to add more alumina. One potline totaling 168 pots is now in production producing 100 tons of aluminum per day.