Historic Cover Archive
2001 to 1999
2001 to 1999
Caption: Ormet's Hannibal Rolling Mill transforms the image of its coil. Read how Hannibal improved operations in order to achieve record volume sales in 2001.
Caption: World's largest commercially available vacuum furnace installed at Solar Atmospheres in Hermitage, Pennsylvania, manufacturedby VFS. The furnace is 24' long x 84" in diameter and has load capacity of up to 50,000 lbs. Solar Atmospheres does vacuum heat treating for the aerospace, nuclear, medical, and automotive industries. The newly opened Hermitage plant is the company's second facility. The furnace boasts cooling rates exceeding anything ever achieved by a vacuum furnace. The size and precise temperature processing capabilities of the new furnace offer new possibilitiesfor design and manufacture in the titanium industry.
Caption: Interior view of OMAV log furnace showing extra burners at the furnace exit that taper heat by overheating the head of the billet to allow isothermal extrusion.
Caption: American Rim Supply three piece aluminum wheel using Ormet semi-solid technology.
Caption: Birds-eye view through a SwirlKool extrusion press container looking at a CNC boring mill.
Caption: Tapping metal from Aluminium Bahrain's reduction line 4. (Photo courtesy of Alba.)
Caption: Danieli's 6-high 3C cold rolling mill.
Caption: Steve Saleen, president of Saleen, Inc., Irvine, California, with the Saleen 57, which uses aluminum, titanium, magnesium, and beryllium in its suspension system, engine, brakes, wheels, etc.
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Caption: Liquid crystal film is a thermochromic material with tremendous potential for industrial applications.
Caption: New potline at Dubal smelter.
Caption: 3,600 ton UBE extrusion press at Universal Molding Extrusion Company (UMEX) in Downey, California.
Caption: Sparks are abundant when the grinding wheel of a backup roll grinder meets the roll in the roughing process of the roll grinding cycle. (Photo courtesy of Capco Machinery Systems, Inc.)
Caption: Molten aluminum from the tilting rotary furnace being poured into sow molds at Resource Recycling Industries in West Virginia.
Caption: The largest U.S. producer of magnesium, Magcorp's Rowley plant (center photo), is located on the western shore of the Great Salt in Utah. Concentrating the brine by converting the water from the Great Salt Lake in solar evaporation ponds (back drop) is the first step in their magnesium production process. One of their final semi-fabricated products (pictured center, botom) is round magnesium ingots.
Caption: Boralyn extruded gears and panels fabricated and finished at Alyn Corporation, Irvine, California.