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    Mg 2021 Issues Call for Abstracts on Magnesium Alloys

    The 12th International Conference on Magnesium Alloys and their Applications (Mg 2021) will be held June 15–18, 2021, in Montreal, Canada. The conference will cover the full breadth of magnesium research and development, from primary production to applications to end-of-life management. Scientists and engineers from academia, government, and industry will discuss new developments in magnesium […]

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    Hydro Expediting Production of Extruded Medical Components in Cressona

    Hydro has increased the manufacture of extruded medical components at its facility in Cressona, Pennsylvania. The components will be used for the manufacture of medical and other necessary equipment within the U.S. Michael Hammer, operations manager at Cressona, stated, “I can confirm we are making and expediting orders to produce aluminum extrusions used to make […]

  • EDAG - 3D printed automotive aluminum component

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    EDAG Develops Aluminum Alloy for Mass Production of 3D-Printed Vehicle Components

    EDAG Group in Germany,  together with eight project partners, has developed an aluminum alloy for the 3D printing of automotive components. The alloy was designed to provide higher strength and elongation at the breaking point — which is especially important in the event of a crash. Additive production has huge potential for revolutionizing the production of automotive […]

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    Associations Call for Aluminum to Be Labelled an Essential Industry

    The Aluminum Association released “American Aluminum Jobs: Essential to the Nation,” which provides a framework for policymakers developing economic stimulus and other programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The document underscores the essential nature of U.S. aluminum production, fabrication and recycling and calls for a number of measures to support the industry during the […]

  • Coast Aluminum

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    Coast Aluminum Starts Up Cut-to-Length Line in Washington State

    Coast Aluminum successfully started up a new state-of-the-art cut-to-length line at its facility in Kent, Washington. The company specializes in supplying aluminum products to the construction and manufacturing industries. The new line, supplied by ANDRITZ Herr-Voss Stamco Inc., a member of international technology group ANDRITZ, was designed to meet Coast Aluminum’s specific product requirements. It processes 0.25 […]

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    Aerospace Drives Growth at Kaiser Aluminum

    Kaiser Aluminum Corp. reported that its full year 2019 results were driven by record aerospace shipments and strong value-added pricing. Aerospace demand at Kaiser was influenced by growing military airframe builds and restocking in the commercial aerospace supply chain. Value-added revenue for the full year 2019 increased 3% to $856 million (despite a 4% decrease in shipments), compared […]

  • Hydro-Reliefed Technologies

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    Hydro Partners with Reliefed Technologies to Develop 3D Design Technologies

    Hydro is partnering with Reliefed Technologies to research and develop new 3D solutions in aluminum. The project will focus on providing greater design freedom and more efficient use of resources and energy. “It is vital for Reliefed to team up with strategic partners who have the focus and mindset that refuses to accept status quo,” said […]

  • AEC Releases 2020 Extrusion Buyer's Guide

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    AEC Releases 2020 Extrusion Buyer’s Guide

    Often, the aluminum extrusion process is the quickest and most cost-effective path from design through to the final product. Several factors influence the actual cost and lead-time of a specific die. The best combination of product performance, quality, and cost is achieved when the product designer, the die maker, the extruder, and the purchaser recognize each other’s requirements […]

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    Ball Corporation Continues Its Dedication to Sustainable Aluminum Packaging

    Ball Corporation is a supplier of innovative, sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage and other household products. The company showed strong results in 2019, with a 14% increase in operator earnings and a 5% increase in its global beverage can volumes. Over the past year, the company has announced the development of innovative packaging solutions, including […]