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    ARTICLE: Floating Staircase – A Collaboration Between Aluminum Extruder and Designer

    By Nancy E. Klein, Contributing Editor. Almag Aluminum, Inc., an aluminum extruder based in Brampton, ON, Canada, recently sought to design, build, and install a new floating staircase at the south-facing entrance of its 300,000 sq ft corporate headquarters offices. Made from aluminum extrusions, glass, wood, and steel, the completed staircase is both a visually […]

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    ITA Seeking Nominations for the Titanium Applications Development Award

    The International Titanium Association (ITA) is seeking nominations for an individual, group of individuals, or organization within the titanium industry who has shown significant achievement towards improving and expanding the use of titanium. The Titanium Applications Development (TAD) Award (non members will have to register) is intended to distinguish and remunerate commendable work in an area too […]

  • Heron Hall Academy, London, U.K.

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    Architectural Aluminum Systems Bring Life to a Renovated Academy in London

    Heron Hall Academy in Enfield, north London, U.K., recently received a £17 million refurbishment, remodeling, and extension, converting it from a partly derelict technical college to modern 1,680-student secondary school. This renovation included the replacement of existing steel windows and doors with an extruded aluminum glazing system, as well as the construction of a new wing. […]

  • MAADI Aluminum Bridge

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    New Aluminum Bridge Installed in Port of Montreal

    The MAADI Group designed, manufactured, and installed a prefabricated aluminum bridge, which provides a walkway between the Alexandra Pier and the Iberville Passenger Terminal, at the Port of Montreal, Canada. The new structure (called a skywalk) was part of a $78 million restoration project, which was designed to help modernize and integrate the aging maritime structures into the urban fabric of Old […]

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    The Making of Commemorative Aluminum Drink Coasters

    During the recent ALUMINUM USA trade show in Nashville in October, Light Metal Age (LMA) magazine held a celebration in honor of our 75th anniversary of continuous publication. For the occasion, LMA commissioned Winston Moy to manufacture 150 commemorative aluminum drink coasters, which were gifted to guests at the event (see highlights from the celebration, including […]

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    Austal Delivers Aluminum EPF Catamaran to U.S. Navy

    Austal USA delivered the USNS Yuma, the eigth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, to the U.S. Navy. The EPF program provides the Navy with providing high-speed, high-payload transport capability to fleet and combatant commanders. The 338-foot long Yuma is an aluminum catamaran capable of transporting 600 tons, 1,200 nautical miles at an average speed of […]

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    Stanford Engineers Create an Aluminum-Ion Battery for Storing Renewable Energy

    Professor Hongjie Dai and doctoral candidate Michael Angell from Stanford University in California developed a nonflammable, low-cost, high-performance aluminum-ion battery that could provide an inexpensive storage solution for solar power or other forms of renewable energy for consumption during off hours. The battery’s main ingredient is urea (a material that is already industrially produced by […]