Andrea Svendsen

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    Hydro Plans to Upgrade Its Lucé Extrusion Plant

    Hydro Extrusions is investing NOK 67 million (EUR 6 million) in upgrading the equipment, buildings, and infrastructure at its aluminum extrusion plant in Lucé, France. “The Lucé plant has the people and the potential to become an industrial leader in the French landscape,” said Roland Van der Aa, vice president France for Hydro’s Extrusion Europe […]

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    Solar Panel Recycling Operation Expands Capacity

    We Recycle Solar, Inc., the first vertically integrated recycler of end-of-life photovoltaic (PV) solar panels in North America, expanded its headquarters in Yuma, Arizona.  This expanded capacity enables the company to tackle the growing environmental challenge of solar panel waste. “We believe that sustainability in the American energy value chain can only be realized by […]

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    Machine Learning Brings Big Value to Light Metal Manufacturing

    By Andrew Halonen, Mayflower Consulting LLC. Material developers and producers are feeling global pressure to optimize their respective businesses, especially as communications get easier and as once-difficult tasks are optimized and commoditized by automation technologies. Gone are the days that a midwestern forging producer would automatically have a competitive advantage with an automotive OEM over […]

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    Shape Corp. to Offer Advanced Roll Formed Aluminum Auto Parts

    Shape Corp., a global tier-1 supplier and pioneer of roll forming technology, is proud to announce advancements in the application of complex roll formed aluminum applications for the automotive industry. In collaboration with Novelis, Shape can now offer a portfolio of roll formed aluminum components, including rockers, battery tray crossmembers, roof bows, and other structural […]

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    Rio Tinto and Giampaolo Group Enter into Matalco Aluminum Recycling Joint Venture

    Rio Tinto and Giampaolo Group entered into an agreement to form a joint venture to manufacture and market recycled aluminum products. Under the terms of the agreement, Rio Tinto will acquire a 50% equity stake in Giampaolo Group’s wholly-owned Matalco business. The transaction reflects the joint venture partners’ shared commitment to meeting the increasing demand for […]

  • Figure 2. First cast of billet on the DC casting line at KM&M.

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    KM&M Launches New Facility for the Development of Specialty Alloys and Processes

    Kingston Metals & Materials Inc. (KM&M-Aluminum) started up a new aluminum facility in Kingston, ON, Canada (Figure 1). The company focuses on supporting the development of specialty aluminum alloys, products, and processes by providing equipment, analysis, and decades of expertise in one central operation. With the launch of this new facility, KM&M is now the […]

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    Novelis and thyssenkrupp Materials Services Partner to Drive Automotive Circularity

    Novelis and thyssenkrupp Materials Services are planning to set new standards for end-of-vehicle-life recycling by developing a digital hub called Automotive Circularity Platform (ACP). The aim is for ACP to be an open platform that will enable access to larger quantities of high-quality recycling materials. The first step will include the creation of a prototype […]

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    ALMAG to Revitalize Aluminum Extrusion Plant in New Jersey

    ALMAG Aluminum is revitalizing its aluminum extrusion plant in Pennsauken Township, NJ — bringing new life back to the facility. The added capacity and capabilities will provide current and prospective customers throughout North America with even greater access to ALMAG’s industry-leading aluminum extrusion, fabrication, and finishing services. “The newly acquired equipment is almost a mirror […]