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    ElvalHalcor Completes Installation of Six-High Rolling Mill in Greece

    ElvalHalcor Hellenic Copper and Aluminium Industry S.A. signed the final acceptance certificate, which was granted to MINO S.p.A. for the new six-high cold rolling mill installed at the company’s plant in Greece. The certificate was issued after completing an extensive period of performances tests and trial production on a diverse selection of aluminum alloys, during […]

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    Hindalco and Metra Partner to Manufacture Extrusions for High-Speed Aluminum Rail Coaches

    Hindalco Industries Limited, in Mumbai, India, the world’s largest aluminum rolling and recycling company, signed a technology partnership with Italy-based Metra SpA, a producer of structured and value-added aluminum extrusions. The partnership aims to enable the production of large-size aluminum extrusion and fabrication technology for building high-speed aluminum rail coaches in India. This collaboration seeks […]

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    Bosch Rexroth Opens New Training Center for Hydraulics Education

    Bosch Rexroth held a grand opening for its new 4,000 sq ft Hydraulics Training Center, a cutting-edge educational facility set to revolutionize the landscape of skill development. Located in Bethlehem, PA, this state-of-the-art training center provides a dynamic space for individuals to embark on a journey of learning and growth. “Bosch Rexroth is excited to […]

  • Figure 1. The LVTB is designed to be a Bridge in a Box that can quickly be shipped and deployed for emergency situations.

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    Entries Open for the 2024 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition

    The ET Foundation, the educational and scientific organization devoted to promoting and advancing aluminum extrusion processes and technologies, and the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), released the Call for Entries for the 2024 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. The Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition aims to promote the understanding and use of extruded aluminum profiles, highlight innovations, […]

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    AI Capabilities to Assist Future Die Technician Expertise

    By Praveen Hewage, Alumex PLC, and Craig Werner, Werner Extrusion Solutions LLC. The die correction process relies heavily on input parameters of various dimensions. It follows a sophisticated and experience-based approach that requires a high level of technical understanding and manual skill (which was discussed in the first article in this series, published in Light […]

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    Exploring the Intersection of Art, Sustainability, and Construction through Aluminum-Reinforced Concrete Sculptures

    By Jackie Walsh, Freelance Writer. Imagine a game-changer in construction and art — aluminum-reinforced concrete. Durable, flexible, and eco-friendly, this revolutionary innovation replaces over 50% of cement with eco-friendly binders. The result? A massive reduction in carbon emissions and energy use. This versatile material, redefining sustainability and functionality, not only impacts constructions but also unleashes new […]

  • Opening of new casting line at Hydro Rackwitz (L-R): Jenny Stenberg Sørvold, 1st secretary, Royal Norwegian Embassy in Berlin; Thomas Stürzebecher, managing director at Hydro Aluminium Gießerei Rackwitz GmbH; Eivind Kallevik, executive vice president for Hydro Aluminium Metal; and Thomas Schmidt, minister of Regional Development, Free State of Saxony. (Photo: Marco Prosch, Hydro.)

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    Hydro Opens New Casting Line to Meet Growing Demand for Low-Carbon Forging Stock

    Hydro officially opened the new HyForge casting line at its aluminum recycling plant in Rackwitz, Germany. The €40 million investment responds to the automotive industry’s drive to decarbonize by significantly increasing the use of recycled, post-consumer aluminum scrap. Held on September 14, 2023, the opening ceremony marked the end of a 14 month construction process […]