Historic Cover Archive
2003 to 2001
2003 to 2001
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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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.)