Andrea Svendsen

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  • Figure 1. Digital electronic control systems provide unmatched performance and enable connectivity to I4.0 networks for data-driven productivity increases.

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    Upgrading Extrusion Press Hydraulics and Controls to the Connected Future

    By Michael R. Kramer, Bosch Rexroth Corporation. There is a growing recognition in the extrusion industry of the value of fully committing to the connected future offered by Industry 4.0 (I4.0) technology platforms. These smart, efficient, and highly connected systems provide opportunities for increased productivity and profitability, reduced downtime, lower maintenance costs, improved quality, and […]

  • EGA-Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre

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    EGA’s CelestiAL Solar Aluminum to Reach the Stars in New Commercial Satellite

    Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) signed an agreement with Gulf Extrusions and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) to send CelestiAL aluminum produced from solar power into space. The metal will be used to produce extruded components for MBRSC’s MBZ-SAT, the region’s most advanced commercial satellite in the field of high-resolution satellite imagery. “At EGA, we […]

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    Architect Tadao Ando to Design Aluminum Pavilion in Australia

    Japanese architect Tadao Ando released the designs for his first architectural project in Australia. Incorporating aluminum and concrete into its design, MPavilion 10 is conceived as a meeting place within the Queen Victoria cultural and botanic gardens in Melbourne. Ando designed the pavilion to be a memorable structure that incorporates geometric circles to create a […]

  • One of two 50 tonne tilting melting furnaces installed in SCM’s new remelt and casting plant. (All photos taken by Chip Jackson and Nick Harrison, SCM.)

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    SCM Celebrates 20th Anniversary with New Casthouse and Extrusion Line

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Service Center Metals (SCM), an aluminum extrusion manufacturing company headquartered in Prince George, VA, is celebrating 20 years of continuous operation this year. As the company moves into its third decade, it is completing a $127 million investment in a new remelt and casting plant and new extrusion plant near […]

  • Hydrova’s zero-waste dross recycling facility in Santa Ana, California (L-R): Rostam Reifschneider and Julian Davis, co-founders of Hydrova.

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    Hydrova Produces Low-Carbon Cement Using Aluminum Dross Recycling Technology

    Hydrova collaborated with CTS Cement and TST Inc. to enable the production of the first low-carbon cement made with its zero-waste aluminum dross recycling technology.  The development of this new technology marks an important step on the way to eliminating landfill disposal of dross and salt cake waste streams. “This is an important milestone in creating […]

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    Aluminum Extrusion EPDs and the Push for Decarbonization

    By Lynn Brown, Long Point Associates. Environmental Product Declaration (EPDs) are essentially an “environmental nutrition label” for a product. But rather than telling the customer how many calories or saturated fat in a package of chips, EPDs provide data on the environmental impact resulting from the production of a specified industrial product, like aluminum extrusion. […]