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Historic Cover Archive
2002 to 2000
cover image December 2002
December 2002
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.
cover image October 2002
October 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.
cover image August 2002
August 2002
Caption: One hundred-ton capacity melting furnace at largest UBC recycling facility in the world at Alcan, Berea, Kentucky.
cover image June 2002
June 2002
Caption: Keith Ginter, plant supervisor, removing extrusions from heat treat oven at Whitehall Industries in Ludington, Michigan.
cover image April 2002
April 2002
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.
cover image February 2002
February 2002
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cover image December 2001
December 2001
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.
cover image October 2001
October 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.
cover image August 2001
August 2001
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.
cover image June 2001
June 2001
Caption: American Rim Supply three piece aluminum wheel using Ormet semi-solid technology.
cover image April 2001
April 2001
Caption: Birds-eye view through a SwirlKool extrusion press container looking at a CNC boring mill.
cover image February 2001
February 2001
Caption: Tapping metal from Aluminium Bahrain's reduction line 4. (Photo courtesy of Alba.)
cover image December 2000
December 2000
Caption: Danieli's 6-high 3C cold rolling mill.
cover image October 2000
October 2000
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.
cover image August 2000
August 2000
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cover image June 2000
June 2000
Caption: Liquid crystal film is a thermochromic material with tremendous potential for industrial applications.
cover image April 2000
April 2000
Caption: New potline at Dubal smelter.
cover image February 2000
February 2000
Caption: 3,600 ton UBE extrusion press at Universal Molding Extrusion Company (UMEX) in Downey, California.