Eric Westlund

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    February 2020

    Cover The Lochaber smelter in Scotland celebrated its 90th anniversary in December 2019. GFG Alliance, which owns the smelter, is forming a new aluminum group, called ALVANCE Aluminium. (Photo courtesy of ALVANCE Aluminium Group.) Articles Table/Primary Aluminum Industry in the Year 2019 By Rudolf P. Pawlek, Contributing Editor Page 6 Rusal Starts Up One of the […]

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    Aluminum Extrusions: Process to Product

    US10486821 — JET ENGINE ANTI-ICING AND NOISE-ATTENUATING AIR INLETS — The Boeing Company (USA) — An embodiment of a jet engine air inlet providing anti-icing, and optionally, engine noise reduction, includes a rigid frame defining a gridwork of contiguous cells. A cap skin has an outer surface sealingly attached to an inner surface of the […]

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    January 2020

    Cover Steam rises from tanks where aluminum extrusions are being anodized at Pries Enterprises in Independence, IA. Pries recently finished a 50,000 sq ft expansion and installation of a state-of-the-art anodizing line. See story beginning on page 6. Articles Pries Installs One of the Most Advanced Anodizing Lines in the U.S. By Rose Eaton Page […]

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    Coil Coating Aluminum Sheet

    Editor’s Note: In coil coating of aluminum sheet, applied by roll coating or other means, the coated product is subsequently subjected to a short thermal, ultraviolet, and/or electromagnetic curing cycle for drying and curing of the coating. Coil coating of aluminum alloy sheet is forever evolving in terms of pretreatment and top coating compositions, especially […]

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    December 2019

    Cover COVER: The 2020 Corvette C8 utilizes a new mid-engine design with an aluminum-intensive uni-frame in order to push the performance envelope. Engineers from the company discussed their decision making during the Lightweighting World Expo 2019. Learn more on page 22. (Photo: Chevrolet.) Articles A Simple Measurement System for Optimization of Auto Aluminum Body Sheet […]

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    International Patents – Heat Treatment of Aluminum Alloys

    US10418142 — Aluminum Alloy Wire, Aluminum Alloy Stranded Wire, Covered Electric Wire, and Wire Harness — Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. and Furukawa Automotive Systems Inc. (Japan) — The present disclosure provides an aluminum alloy wire or the like which can secure a high conductivity and a moderately low yield strength, and realize both a high […]

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    Aluminum Alloy Sheet Stamping and Fabrication

    US10406893 — INNER SUPPORT PANEL FOR MOUNTING A HARDWARE MODULE OF A VEHICLE DOOR ASSEMBLY — GM Global Technology Operations LLC (USA) — A door inner support panel for a vehicle door assembly includes a header section with a window frame for receiving a windowpane. A shell section is attached to the header section and […]

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    October 2019

    Cover Astro is a unique quadruped robot dog, which is supported by an aluminum frame. The mechanical pup is being designed with intelligent learning systems that will enable him to provide assistance to humanity. See story on page 49. Articles Key Aerospace Supplier in Southern California Expands with New Machining Capabilities By Andrea Svendsen, Managing […]