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December 2010


The second test launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully occurred December 8th. The entire barrel and dome sections of the Falcon 9 are built using Airware™ 2198 alloy, part of a new family of aluminum lithium alloys patented and produced by Alcan Global ATI.


Airware 2198 Backbone of the Falcon Family of SpaceX Launchers
By Michael Niedzinski and Chris Thompson
Page 6
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Aluminum Rises High on a Green Foundation at Greenbuild
By Joseph C. Benedyk
Page 8

Armenal Celebrates 10th Anniversay
Page 16

A New Class of Materials for Future Light Weight Vehicles: HCR-TP Sheet Metals
By Joseph C. Benedyk
Page 18

The Maintenance and Upgrade of Extrusion Presses: Part III, Controls, Hydraulics, and System Integration
By Roger A.P. Fielding
Page 27

Anodizing Quality Aluminum Sheet Material with High Recycled Content
By Greg Courval, Jane Allin, Gail Risto, and Barney Costello
Page 35

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