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  • Figure 1. The 45 MN, 10 inch direct press was designed with the demands of the automotive industry in mind.

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    Hydro Cressona Serves Automotive Industry with New Highly Automated Press Line

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. The Hydro Extrusion North America facility in Cressona, PA, has been in operation since 1942, when it was commissioned by the U.S. government to support World War II efforts. Today, the over 1.6 million sq ft site has ten direct and indirect extrusion presses, ranging in sizes from 10 to […]

  • Buzon Pedestal International utilized Hydro EcoDesign to improve the gutter profiles in its product package, used here for the Hammersmith project in London.

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    Hydro Develops Method to Support Environmentally Friendly Aluminum Design

    Hydro has developed EcoDesign, a new method for the development of sustainable aluminum products. The method provides a means for creative collaboration between designers and materials engineers enabling them to improve the functionality of a product, as well as its social and environmental footprint. This complements the growing number of products and services the company is offering […]

  • Hydro's aluminium recycling plant in Azuqueca, Spain, where low-carbon Hydro CIRCAL is made. (Photo: Hydro)

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    Hydro is Ramping Up Production of CIRCAL Recycled Aluminum

    Hydro is ramping up additional aluminum recycling capacity at its plant in Azuqueca, Spain. The €10 million investment includes the installation of a new delacquering unit and melting furnace in order to produce Hydro CIRCAL — aluminum made with a minimum of 75% recycled, post-consumer scrap. “We are very pleased that we are able to ramp […]

  • Hydro extruded profile shapes

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    Hydro Expediting Production of Extruded Medical Components in Cressona

    Hydro has increased the manufacture of extruded medical components at its facility in Cressona, Pennsylvania. The components will be used for the manufacture of medical and other necessary equipment within the U.S. Michael Hammer, operations manager at Cressona, stated, “I can confirm we are making and expediting orders to produce aluminum extrusions used to make […]

  • Hydro-Reliefed Technologies

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    Hydro Partners with Reliefed Technologies to Develop 3D Design Technologies

    Hydro is partnering with Reliefed Technologies to research and develop new 3D solutions in aluminum. The project will focus on providing greater design freedom and more efficient use of resources and energy. “It is vital for Reliefed to team up with strategic partners who have the focus and mindset that refuses to accept status quo,” said […]

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    Iconic Ticon Building in Norway Modernized with Hydro’s CIRCAL Aluminum

    The Ticon building in Drammen, Norway, was recently modernized using Hydro’s low-carbon recycled CIRCAL aluminum to revamp the façade. Built in 1963, the building was constructed in an architectural style typical of that time period, which is quickly diminishing today. For that reason, it’s considered an icon in Drammen and its exterior is historically protected […]

  • Paul Benny, FuidForming Americas - hydroforming

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    FABTECH 2019 – New Hydroforming Process for Complex Components

    FABTECH 2019, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing, was held on November 11-14 in Chicago, Illinois. The event achieved record attendance, with a total of 48,278 attendees from 95 countries over the course of four days. During FABTECH, Light Metal Age spoke with Paul Benny, president of FluidForming Americas, about their new hydroforming technology for […]