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    Ford Celebrates Production Start of New F-150s, Breaking Ground on Historic All Electric Plant

    On September 17th, Ford celebrated the production start of its all new aluminum-bodied F-150 trucks at its Ford Rouge Center manufacturing plant in Dearborn, MI. The new F-150 lineup includes multiple powertrain options, including the first ever PowerBoost hybrid and an all electric motor. In addition, the company also confirmed construction of the new Rouge Electric […]

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    Lotus Partners with Brunel University to Develop Next Generation Electric Vehicles

    Lotus Cars is partnering with Brunel University London and Sarginsons Industries to develop Lightweight Electric Vehicle Architecture (LEVA). The aim of the project is to accelerate innovation in the development of lightweight structures for battery electric vehicles (BEVs), acting as a showcase for new, cutting-edge chassis and powertrain concepts. “This is great news for our industry and its […]

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    Trimet Introduces New Alloy for Additive Manufacturing

    Additive manufacturing is becoming increasingly important, with cheaper and more efficient processes making the production of metal powders and additively manufactured components more attractive. As a result, printed components are increasingly being used not only for prototyping, but also as serial products. Trimet Aluminium SE in Germany has been conducting intensive research and development on material […]

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    SMS Expands Its Extrusion and Forging Portfolio

    SMS group has completed the acquisition of two Italian companies located in Brescia — OMAV S.p.A. and Hydromec S.R.L. Both companies are experts in their area of manufacturing, thus strengthening the company’s position as a global technology leader and enabling the further expansion of its product range in the extrusion and forging sectors. The two […]

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    ALVANCE Acquires Aluminum Rolling Mill in Belgium

    ALVANCE Aluminium Group, part of GFG Alliance, completed its purchase of the Duffel aluminum rolling mill and recycling operations near Antwerp in Belgium. The company acquired the site from Novelis for €310 million. The mill will be renamed ALVANCE Aluminium Duffel. “I would like to welcome the Duffel team to the family of GFG Alliance […]

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    U.S. Aluminum Industry Files Unfair Trade Cases Against Imports of Aluminum Foil From Five Countries

    The Aluminum Association’s Foil Trade Enforcement Working Group filed antidumping and countervailing duty petitions charging that unfairly traded imports of aluminum foil from five countries — Armenia, Brazil, Oman, Russia, and Turkey — are causing material injury to the domestic industry. In early 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce published antidumping and countervailing duty orders on […]

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    Largest NFL Stadium in History Uses Aluminum in Critical Structures

    By Rose Eaton, Light Metal Age. The newest NFL super stadium, SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, is adorned with an aluminum canopy consisting of a translucent ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) membrane at the top and surrounded by 34,789 perforated anodized aluminum exterior panels manufactured by Zahner. Working as the project manager for the roof canopy, Zahner provided […]

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    ARTICLE: Anodizing Conditions and Their Myriad Effects on Finish Quality

    By Dr. George N. Oh, Nathan Sheffield, and Yechan Kang, Quaker Houghton, Metal Finishing Group. Abstract Quality of anodized aluminum, both mechanical and aesthetic, is affected by a number of parameters. Two parameters that have larger effects on finish and quality are anodize temperature and current density. This study shows that these parameters affect coating […]