Historic Cover Archive
2004 to 2002
2004 to 2002
Caption: Close up of a 5,000 lb coil of AA3105 aluminum alloy coil. (Photographer: John Peterman.)
Caption: Earle Canavan of the Magnesium Automotive Group wants to achieve 90-95% magnesium content in his prototype Kaiser Darrin car. Shown is the complete body stamping with cast magnesium parts, from top going clockwise. including: master cylinder, connecting rod, piston, water pump, engine girdle, wheel, large chassis casting (not pictured), and differential.
Caption: UBC briquettes outside Nemak's plant in Monterrey, Mexico. (Photographer: John Peterman, courtesy Gillespie & Powers.)
Caption: Butech designed the container housing for the 16,200-ton extrusion press at Universal Alloy in Canton, Georgia to withstand the maximum 16,200-ton extrusion force, 2000 tons of sealing force, and 500 tons of butt shear force.
Caption: Phase III of the New Sunndal smelter project will see completion of a new 340 cell potline by the fourth quarter of 2004.
Caption: The striking image of extrusions reaching towards the sky captures the expansive spirit of exuberance as extruders prepare for Extrusion Technology 2004, May 18-21 in Orlando, Florida. (Courtesy of Hydro Aluminum North America.)
Caption: With the addition of three state-of-the-art Achenbach foil mills, Xiashun Aluminum Foil Company in China is not only the biggest independent foil producer in Asia, but is now one of the leading manufacturers of light-gauge aluminum foil in the world.
Caption: In Mideast Aluminum's Quality Control Laboratory, Lori Perch, N.P. Mfg. engineer, uses a coordinating measurement machine to test tolerances on extruded rails that fit into a headliner for the 2004 Ford Fl50 light vehicle. Jeny Dering, Die Corrector, is in the background.
Caption: Recycling photo montage shows the way from scrap via melting to produce castings. (Photo courtesy of VAR-Verband der Aluminiumrecycling-lndustrie, Germany.)
Caption: Transport unit inside US Magnesium's cell building in Rowley, Utah, where thirty new-design monopolar diaphragmless electrolytic cells were installed as part of a five year modernization plan (photo by Trevor Muhler).
Caption: Operators packing extrusions on an Emmebi automated packing system at Trafilerie Alluminio Alexia SpA plant in Gordona (SO). Italy Close-up: making of sub-bundles.Background: formation of master-bundles. Maria Grazia Gini looking forward. Davide Guggieri with his back to the camera and Martino Fogliada and Alberto Palma in the background.
Caption: Workers at Mozal Smelter in Mozambique constructing a second green anode plant.
Caption: Foil compression line at the Armenal rolling plant in Yerevan, Armenia. After undergoing upgrades which included retrofitting the roughing mills with new automatic flatness and gauge control systems, Armenal has increased production to 2,755 tons of foil and 551 tons of cold rolled product from January to September 2002.
Caption: The Jaguar XJ sedan is the first volume production vehicle manufactured predominantly of aluminum sheet. Alcan's Aluminum Vehicle Technology (AVT) was used to design this stamped sheet structure.
Caption: One hundred-ton capacity melting furnace at largest UBC recycling facility in the world at Alcan, Berea, Kentucky.
Caption: Keith Ginter, plant supervisor, removing extrusions from heat treat oven at Whitehall Industries in Ludington, Michigan.
Caption: The Hoberman Arch, a semicircular aluminum structure backed with translucent panels, brilliantly illuminated the Olympic Medals Plaza at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. Towering over the stage at 35' tall and 70' in diameter, the retracting geodesic structure opened the nightly medals ceremony. The main beam in each of the 96 moving panels was a 6061-T6 extruded square tube with a 4"x 4" x 1/4" wall section.
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