Applications & Design

Subscribe Now

  • Posted in:

    The Best Aluminum Weapon in Oslo

    Hydro unveiled its peace bench in City Hall Square in Oslo, Norway. Placed outside the Nobel Peace Center, the aluminum bench was designed as a tool for dialog, its semi-circular shape bringing those who sit on it closer together. The peace bench is named “The Best Weapon” after a quote by Nobel Peace Prize laureate […]

  • Posted in:

    Vobev Introduces Innovative Model for Aluminum Beverage Can Production

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Vobev is an innovative startup company that aims to shake up the beverage industry. The company is currently completing its massive manufacturing campus in Salt Lake City, UT, which will start up operation by the end of 2021. The facility includes both aluminum beverage can production and can filling—making it […]

  • Posted in:

    Aluminum Camper Keeps Adventurers Warm

    Dutch camper-caravan maker, Lume Traveler, released its latest aluminum anodized box trailer just in time for winter. The LT540 Nordic is larger than Lume’s previous travelers and was made to handle camping all year round, even in the snow. Accordingly, it includes a full fledged kitchen for those that can’t cook outside for weather reasons, […]

  • Vobev - aluminum beverage can plant

    Posted in:

    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 […]

  • Posted in:

    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 […]

  • Posted in:

    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 […]

  • Posted in:

    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.

    Posted in:

    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 […]