Historic Cover Archive
2006 to 2004
2006 to 2004
Caption: RUSAL Armenal recently completed a $70+ million modernization of its rolling mill in Yerevan, Armenia. This included six aluminum foil rolling mills (one pictured here) and one strip rolling mill as well as their associated auxiliary systems all supplied by Achenbach Buschhütten of Germany.
Caption: Aura® Color Infusion Technology from Bayer Material Science LLC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania produces aluminum wheels with metallic surfaces that can be custom-colored.
Caption: Aluminum extrusion destacker, made by Granco Clark and located at Indalex in Connersville, Indiana, minimizes profile handling after aging.
Caption: New melting and casting units are being commissioned at SUAL’s Kamensk-Uralsky Metallurgical Plant (KUMZ) in Russia. The company invested RUB 133 million in modernizing its foundry operation. Each unit includes a ladle metallurgy facility, a hydraulic casting machine with a capacity of 45 tonnes, and advanced equipment for casting rolling ingots and extrusion billets.
Caption: Kam Kiu Aluminium Extrusion Co. Ltd in Guangdong province is ranked among the largest extrusion companies in China with an extrusion capacity of 150,000 mt per year.
Caption: With the completion of its Phase II expansion, Aluminerie Alouette Inc. in Quebec, Canada has increased its primary aluminum capacity to 550,000 tpy.
Caption: One of ten rolling mill housings weighing 190,000 lbs., machined on Butech Bliss’s 14’ planer mill at the company's 300,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Salem, Ohio. Butech will ship the entire five stand hot aluminum rolling mill to a customer in Asia by mid-2006.
Caption: Jaguar's advanced lightweight coupe concept car (pictured) led to the production model of the all-new 2007 Jaguar XK. (Photo courtesy Bruce Benedict.)
Caption: New runout table with puller and puller-saw at Crown Extrusions based in Chaska, Minnesota.
Caption: An operator gets set to change an extrusion die on one of the four presses at the Indalex Mississauga plant near Toronto, Canada.
Caption: A vast array of aluminum extrusion profiles indicates the creativity of die designers as well as the endless possibilities inherent in the aluminum extrusion process. Photo taken by Luigi Ingraldi of Compes, International.
Caption: The Kurri Kurri smelter in New South Wales in Australia underwent significant upgrades in 2004 which will continue into 2005.
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.)