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October 2008


Photo shows the Tesla Roadster, designed by Tesla Motors Inc. The Roadster features an aluminum extruded chassis, and the company’s new Model S will carry even more aluminum. (Printed with permission, courtesy of Tesla Motors Inc.)


Portland’s Sapa Profiles Strives for Perfectly Fabricated Components
By Joseph C. Benedyk
Page 6

Eliminating Streaking Defects in Anodized Aluminum Extrusions for Auto Roof Racks
By Dan Antonios
Page 12

Alstom’s Newest Aluminum Intensive Train: The AGV
By Jelle Vaartjes
Page 20

Pull-Out Strength of Self Tapping Fasteners in Aluminum Screw Slot Connections
By Craig C. Menzemer, Jigar Deliwala, and J. Randolph Kissell
Page 22

Remelt Ingot Casting Machine Research at CAST
By John Grandfield, V. Nguyen, P. Rohan, L. Sweet, M. Couper, and K. Oswald
Page 28

Aluminum’s Day in the Sun
By Nancy E. Klein
Page 34

Aluminum in Transportation Growing Steadily While Facing Challenges: Report from the Metal Bulletin International Aluminum Conference
By Joseph C. Benedyk
Page 38

The Green Surface Solution
By Anne Deacon Juhl
Page 42

Biggest Die Maker Builds Bigger Dies
Page 46

Interview with Bonnie Cartwright: North American Die Maker Looks to Larger Scale
Page 47

Aluminum Gets a New Lift
By Andrea Svendsen
Page 48

Sustainability, Safety in the Workplace, and Economics Covered at AEC Management Conference
Page 50

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