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October 2017


The Corvette line of vehicles, such as the Grand Sport pictured, utilize an aluminum spaceframe design that incorporates a proprietary spot welding technology. The Corvette is manufactured at the Bowling Green plant in Kentucky, where General Motors is upgrading the assembly process. Learn more about this and the many investments being made in automotive aluminum in Kentucky beginning on page 6.


Explosive Growth Positions Kentucky as a U.S. Hub for Automotive Aluminum
By Andrea Svendsen
Page 6
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Automotive Aluminum Enters the Fast Lane – New Ducker Report Confirms Unprecedented Growth
Page 14
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Taber Extrusions Building a New Legacy with Casthouse Modernization
Page 18
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World Primary Aluminum Production in Review
By Alton Tabereaux
Page 22
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Gateway Extrusions Completes Rapid Growth Plan
Page 28
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Extrusion Defects: Dullness on As-Extruded Surfaces
By Jerome Fourmann
Page 32
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New AEC Survey Provides Press Performance Benchmark Data
Page 36
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GALM 2017 – Auto Lightweighting Cruising into Maturity
By Lynn Brown
Page 38
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TALEX Vertically Integrated Extrusion
Page 44
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Extrusion Equipment Cleanliness to Improve Performance and Safety
By James Cunningham
Page 46
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ICEB – International Conference on Extrusion & Benchmark
By B. Reggiani, L. Donati, and L. Tomesani
Page 52
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Aluminium Two Thousand Congress – Part I
By Joe Benedyk
Page 62
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Technical Tour Showcases Aluminum Extrusion Innovation
By Joe Benedyk
Page 66
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Extrusion Die Design: Guaranteeing Seam Weld Position
Page 67
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The 50th Anniversary of the Specification for Al Structures
By J. Randolph Kissell
Page 68
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Profitability Considerations for Secondary Remelt Operations
By Shaun Hamer
Page 72
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ALUMINUM USA Exhibitors – Equipment Showcase
Page 76

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