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June 2018


Five axis milling of a 700 mm (27.6 inch) diameter mandrel at the Almax Mori premises in Italy. The mandrel is used on a die to extrude a 450 mm (17.7 inch) wide industrial profile on an 11 inch billet container press operated by Gulf Extrusions Co. in Dubai. New engineering capabilities in die design are providing a new approach for extrusion shape feasibility.


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Page 6

Additive Manufacturing for Extrusion Dies
By B. Reggiani and L. Donati
Page 10

New Die Engineering Capabilities are Changing Extrusion Shape Feasibility
By Tommaso Pinter
Page 18

Hindalco – The Largest Aluminum Company in India Plans Massive Expansion
By Andrew Hall
Page 20

Defects Affecting Extrusion – Press Quenching Effect on Product Quality (Part I)
By Jerome Fourmann
Page 28

How the H35 Standards Work to Facilitate Using Aluminum for Industry Applications
By John Weritz
Page 34

Quebec‘s Center of Aluminum Expertise – CeAl: Developing an Informational Hub to Support Innovation
Page 42

Architectural Aluminum in the 21st Century
By Randy Kissell, Gil Kaufman, and John Weritz
Page 44

Extrusion Industry News & Technology

New Extrusion Press for LIFT Technology
Page 36

Auto Industry Looks to Extrusions for Increased Performance and Cost-Effective Solutions
By Dave Lukasak and Alex Chen
Page 38

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