Historic Cover Archive
1999 to 1997
1999 to 1997
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.
Caption: World map of primary aluminum smelters. This map is available from Altech JHM ltd. Lynghals 10, 110 Reykjavik, Iceland. Tel: (354) 5252 300. Fax: (354) 5252 319. The dimensions are 39" x 26fl • e-mail: email@example.com.
Caption: Products manufactured at Hydro Raufoss Automotive extrusion plant in Holland, MI, including seat structures and bumper reinforcement systems.
Caption: A view of the puller-saw unit from Keymark, Florida's new 2,000 ton GIA extrusion press and automated handling system. In the background, the die manager checks for tolerances.
Caption: Extruded aluminum sections, Tachibana Industries Company, Ltd. Tachibana has just added their 5th extrusion press which is a 9" (2,750T) short stroke UBE press.
Caption: Alexco's new heat treat furnace for processing small press aerospace extrusions (located in Chandler, Arizona) is a pleasant surpise. After two months of operation the designed capacity of 800,000 lbs. per month has been revised to well over one million pounds per month," said Robert Fraley, president and ceo. He's pictured in the middle with son, Perry Fraley, left and Bob Jackson, right.
Caption: Iceland's two smelters: Top: New greenfield smelter Nordural at Grundtartangi. Below: ISAL at Straumsvik. Left: Reykjavik, capital of Iceland, dramatic in its setting of mountains and sea. It is a city of 100,000 people, the largest in Iceland.
Caption: Based in Bahrain, GARMCO is the largest downstream aluminum industry on the Arabian Gulf, with an annual production of over 50,000 tonnes of rolled coil and sheet.
Caption: Gary Van Arsdale, Material Sciences Department, standing next to the superplastic forming equipment housed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, Richland, Washington.
Caption: Construction Specialties Inc. aluminum louvers on the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California. Arthur Erickson Architects and Deems Lewis Mckinley with Loschky, Marquardt & Nesholm, Joint Venture Architects.
Caption: Billy Lanham, cold mill operator at Commonwealth Aluminum's Lewisport, Kentucky, rolling mill inspecting common alloy coil.