Historic Cover Archive
1998 to 1996
1998 to 1996
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.
Caption: Top left: Sorocaba smelter in Brazil. Top right: Boyne smelter in Queensland, Australia. Bottom: Hydro Aluminium, Karmoy smelter in Norway.
Caption: The world's first 4-Hi, twin roll, "fastcast" thin strip casting machine made by Kvaener Davy. The "fastcast" pictured is localed in Granges Eurofoil's Luxembourg facility.
Caption: The frame pictured is an advanced engineering prototype formed by Retrogression Heat Treatment (RHT) technology, for a future sports utility vehicle in concept stage at Ford. The photo was shot at Alumax Transportation's contract prototype shop and laboratory in Detroit. The lab is owned by Dusevoirs Metals.
Caption: Pig iron melting at the anode rodding shop, designed by ECL, at ALUSAF Hillside Smelter.
Caption: An assortment of state-of-the-art semi-solid forged aluminum automotive components superimposed upon the characteristic nondendritic, spherical SSF microstructure. Semi-solid forgings offer superior properties with near net shape capabilities and have applications in pressure containment vessels, fuel delivery manifolds and load bearing structural components.
Caption: This ET '96 commemorative cover illustrates a creative use of aluminum in packaging using a holographic image, by CFC Applied Holographies, Illinois.
Caption: Molten aluminum is poured into a mold at Kaiser Aluminum's Mead, Washington, smelter.