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    Vobev Streamlines the Beverage Supply Chain Under One Roof

    Vobev is launching a new aluminum can manufacturing and beverage production facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. The company states that it will be the first independent can maker and filler in North America to streamline the beverage supply chain under one roof. “Opening an integrated, independent canned beverage manufacturing and development facility that is the […]

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    White Aluminum Wraps Books in Clouds

    Chinese architect, Wutopia Lab, used layers of perforated aluminum panels to transform two old buildings on the edge of Taizhou’s Yonhning River into a strikingly modern looking bookstore. Instead of demolishing the defunct buildings, the studio wrapped the structures in white aluminum façade. This particular shop, called Duoyun Bookstore, is the first of the conglomerate’s […]

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    Aluminum Feathers Commemorate Children with Unmarked Graves

    By Rose Eaton, Light Metal Age. Pro Metal Industries in Saskatchewan, Canada, manufactured 1,000 (11 gauge) aluminum feathers, supplied by ASA Alloys, Divisions of Canadian Specialty Metals, ULC, to support the native families of residential school survivors and remember the children who never made it home. Between 1863 and 1998, more than 150,000 Indigenous children […]

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    Mysterious Table Made from Square Aluminum Tubes

    Joseph Smolenicky, an award winning Swiss architect, designed a table made of brushed and anodized, square aluminum tubes as the latest addition to his United Objects furniture collection. Smolenicky was fascinated that the round steel tube is omnipresent in furniture design, but the square aluminum tube is almost never used. “As a designer, I was […]

  • Figure 3. Second Place was awarded to the HORAE temporary wall screen.

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    Extrusion Design Competition
 Student Winners Span the Globe

    The ET Foundation announced the winners of the 2021 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. More than 100 students competing from 40 universities, colleges, design schools, and high schools from 15 countries around the world entered their designs. Winners were awarded a total of $13,500 in cash scholarships for their ingenious, multi-functional designs. The competition was […]

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    Ducati Released Foldable E-Bike with Magnesium Frame

    Urban travel is a particularly topical issue and sustainable transport is a growing trend. Ducati is working to meet these new market needs by signing a license agreement with M.T. Distribution S.r.l., an Italian company already present in the sector for over 40 years. The two companies will work together on the development and distribution […]

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    Aluminum Façade Imitates the Flowing Nature of Fabric

    The Runxuan Textile office, located in Zangcha, Foshan, China, is adorned with a curvilinear aluminum façade and undulating ceiling designed by Masanori Design Studio. Masanori was entrusted with the project to conceive a workspace for the company, which hoped that the new office could enhance its competitiveness in a town famous for its textile production. […]

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    EV Range Breakthrough with New Aluminum-Ion Battery

    Graphene Manufacturing Group (GMG), located in Brisbane, Australia, developed graphene aluminum-ion battery cells that the company claims charge 60 times faster than the best lithium-ion cells, and can hold three times the energy of the best aluminum-based cells. The graphene aluminum-ion cells were created using breakthrough nanotechnology from the University of Queensland’s (UQ) Australian Institute […]