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April 2020


ABC Aluminum installed a new state-of-the art aluminum extrusion press at its facility in Tijuana, Mexico. The line includes advanced control and automation systems, that ensure high quality production of long, heavy profiles for a variety of industries, including transportation. See article beginning on page 8.


Aluminum Response to the Novel Coronavirus Crisis
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ABC Aluminum Installs Advanced Extrusion Line: Reimagining Tijuana Through Industrialized Growth
By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor
Page 8

Ensuring Accurate Life Cycle Analysis for Automotive Lightweighting: Addressing Bias in Steel Industry Claims
By Jinlong “Marshall” Wang, Aluminum Association; Jessica Sanderson, Novelis North America; Chris Moore, Consultant for Arconic; Duncan Pitchford, Hydro North America; Jerome Fourmann, Rio Tinto North America; Karah Davenport, Stratacomm; and Kenneth Martchek, Martchek Consulting
Page 14

FEA in Extrusion Die Design: State-of-the-Art Die Design for Extrusion of AA6061 Round Pipe
By Tommaso Pinter, Almax Mori
Page 26

Hydro Extruded Solutions Pursues an Innovative and Sustainable Future
By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor
Page 28

Certification Program Ensures Quality Powder Coating Operations
By Sheila LaMothe
Page 42

Residual Stress Analysis in Parts Machined from 7140-T7451 Plate
By Michael Niedzinski, Constellium; Adrian DeWald, Hill Engineering; and Jan Kulczuga, Ultimate Machining
Page 46

Aluminum Safety Management: Identifying Risk for Injury with Older Equipment
By Alex Lowery, Contributing Editor
Page 54

Extrusion Industry News & Technology

Brilex’s New Heavy Press Group to Serve Aluminum Extruders
Page 32

General Extrusions Implements Press Hydraulics Upgrade with Phased Approach
By Michael Kramer
Page 36

ProTech Adds Acid Etch to Its Anodizing Capabilities
Page 40

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