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  • Pries Enterprises - new anodizing line

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    ARTICLE: Pries Installs One of the Most Advanced Anodizing Lines in the U.S.

    By Rose Eaton, Staff Writer. In the fall of 2019, Pries Enterprises finished a 50,000 sq ft expansion and installation of a state-of-the-art anodizing line, making them the only vertically integrated extruder-anodizer fabricator in their immediate area. The new anodizing line will allow the company to drastically reduce lead times for their customers and solidify […]

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    Vitex Extrusion Merges with NSA Industries

    Vitex Extrusion in Franklin, NH, was acquired by NSA Industries, LLC, a metal fabrication, machining, powder coating, and assembly operation in St. Johnsbury, VT. The acquisition is a strategic step, which will enable NSA to expand its capabilities and move into the high-growth extrusion market, while at the same time providing Vitex with access to significantly […]

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    Rio Tinto Develops New Alloy for High Strength Car Wheels

    Rio Tinto received the first order for its Revolution-Al™, a new high strength aluminum alloy developed to make lighter weight car wheels. The development of the new alloy was five years in the making, representing the company’s commitment to innovation. The project was carried out in cooperation with the company’s customers, who helped trial and test […]

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    Architectural Organizations Join to Form the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance

    The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) have officially merged into one organization under the new name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA), as of Jan. 1, 2020. The members from both organizations voted to bring this change into effect. Working as a single organization will enable the groups to […]

  • Albal Potline 6

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    The Aluminum Cell Technology in Alba’s Potline 6 Performs Above Expectations

    Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) announced that select pots in its new Potline 6 have passed the final performance tests with results exceeding the guarantees under the technology transfer agreement between Alba and Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA). The company officially inaugurated its new potline in November 2019, following its initial commissioning in December 2018. Completed in […]

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    ARTICLE: Top Extruders in North America – Rebranding Signifies the New Shape of Bonnell: Interview with W. Brook Hamilton

    Editor’s Note: Top Extruders in North America is a new series of interviews, highlighting the growth, changes, and challenges facing the extrusion industry from the perspectives of major extruders in the U.S. Bonnell Aluminum, headquartered in Newnan, GA, is a leading manufacturer of custom aluminum extrusions. Over its 65 year history, the company has grown […]

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    Aluminum Trees Make a Comeback this Christmas

    Aluminum Christmas trees have seen a resurgence in popular culture this year, with private sellers on the internet pitching them at four times their original price. Once-deemed too artificial, the shiny trees are now highly sought-after items, cherished for their nostalgia as well as their reusability. The festive aluminum trees were first mass-produced by the […]

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    New High-Temperature Aluminum Alloy for Additive Manufacturing

    QuesTek Innovations LLC developed a new aluminum alloy for additive manufacturing, which is said to be capable of high-strength performance at elevated temperatures (200-300°C) when in the as-built condition. The New Alloy According to QuesTek, the new aluminum alloy for additive manufacturing is believed to be the first powdered aluminum material to meet those requirements […]