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  • aluminum extruded profiles provide the structure of the Hem shelving system

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    Stockholm Designer Introduces T Shelf Made with Recycled Aluminum

    FormaFantasma, an Italian design studio led by Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin, used aluminum extrusions in its design of a unique shelving system for Hem, an independent design brand and platform for progressive thinking. The two companies worked with Hydro during the development stage. Sustainable Design When designing the T Shelf system, FormaFantasma and Hem […]

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    Constellium and Morf3D to Develop Additive Manufacturing Technology

    Constellium SE is entering into an agreement with Morf3D, Inc., a subsidiary of Nikon Corporation, to jointly develop additive manufacturing technologies for the aerospace industry. Under the agreement, Constellium will supply Morf3D with Aheadd® CP1, one of its proprietary additive manufacturing (AM) powder alloys. “We are very excited to partner with Morf3D, a leading company […]

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    Metal Exchange Corporation Acquires Medalco Metals

    Metal Exchange Corporation (MEC), headquartered in St. Louis, MO, acquired Medalco Metals Inc., a U.S.-based distributor of light gauge aluminum rolled products. Medalco will operate as a division of MEC. “Medalco’s specialty products and unwavering commitment to customer service align with Metal Exchange’s business model and growth strategy,” said Vijay Natarajan, executive vice president of MEC’s […]

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    Shadowbriar Acquires Majority Stake in Benada Aluminum Products

    Benada Aluminum Products, LLC, an aluminum extruder in Sanford, FL, has changed ownership. Shadowbrier Capital Partners, LLC acquired a controlling stake in Benada from its previous owners Big Shoulders Capital and ABGB Capital, LLC, which maintain a minority stake. “Our management team is delighted to partner with Shadowbriar given its expansive vision for our company […]

  • Vista Metals Breaks Ground on Casthouse Expansion Project

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    Vista Metals Georgia Breaks Ground on $30 Million Casthouse Expansion Project

    Vista Metals Georgia broke ground on a new $30 million casthouse expansion project at its Adairsville manufacturing facility in Georgia. The project will support the company in serving the aerospace extrusion, forging, and rolling markets. “Vista’s continued investments further demonstrate the commitment we have to our customers and the market space,” said Andrew Primack, president […]

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    University of Birmingham Breaks New Ground in Developing High Strength Alloys

    Scientists from the University of Birmingham recently completed research on aluminum alloys that paves the way for improving the tensile strength of alloys used in casting and welding. The research focused on how microscopic crystals grow and change shape in molten metals as they cool. Led by Dr. Biao Cai from the university’s School of Metallurgy […]

  • Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

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    ASI Launches Its Revised Standards

    The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) released its revised ASI Performance and Chain of Custody Standards, which are now available for certification. The 2022 versions are the outcome of ASI’s first major revision since the launch of its Standards and Certification program in 2017. “Today is an exciting milestone for ASI,” said Dr. Fiona Solomon, chief executive […]

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    Gränges to Invest in Battery Foil Production in the U.S.

    Gränges is expanding its production facility in Newport, Arkansas, to enable production of aluminum battery cathode foil. This kind of foil is a critical component in the manufacturing of the lithium-ion batteries necessary for a transition to electric vehicles. “With this investment, we will be the first domestic producer of battery foil,” said Patrick Lawlor, […]