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  • Figure 1. SMS Sutton press.

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    Extrusion Partnership to Support North American Extruders

    Representing a major commitment to the North American extrusion market, SMS group and R.L. Best have joined forces as of January 1, 2020 to further support extruders with spare parts, modernizations, field service, and installation capabilities. The combined knowledge of each company will enable them to service a variety of extrusion brands, including Sutton, SMS, […]

  • Aluminum Association-Understanding Aluminum Extrusion Tolerances

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    The Aluminum Association Releases New Video Series on Aluminum Extrusion Tolerances

    The Aluminum Association released a new video series showcasing how to properly measure aluminum extrusion tolerances to industry standards. The series contains five videos, each focusing on a different tolerance measurement, including twist, straightness, flatness, and metal and spacing dimensions for solid and hollow profiles. Filmed at the Hydro extrusion plant in Cressona, PA, the videos […]

  • Hydro Extruded Solutions

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    Europe Takes Steps to Combat Unfair Trade from China

    The European Commission announced aluminum extrusions from China will be subject to registration by national customs authorities as of August 25th, 2020, as part of an ongoing antidumping investigation. On February 14th, the European Commission opened an antidumping investigation into aluminum extrusions originating from China — following a complaint made by European Aluminium. The complaint alleged […]

  • A-Tech Extrusion Systems submitted a development application in September 2019 (L-R): Tony Mileto, Orange City Council’s Employment and Economic Development Committee chair; Barry Barakat, an A-Tech executive; and and Reg Kidd, Orange City mayor.

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    A-Tech Receives Approval to Open Extrusion Plant in Australia

    A-Tech Extrusion Systems received approval from the Orange City Council to open a $5 million aluminum extrusion and powder coating plant at a former Electrolux site in Orange City, Australia. “Currently around two-thirds of the local aluminum market (worth $832 million a year) is met by imports from China and Vietnam,” said Charlie Ibrahim, CEO of A-Tech […]

  • Danieli Breda-Trafilerie Carlo Gnutti - extrusion press

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    Trafilerie Carlo Gnutti to Return to the Aluminum Extrusion Market

    Trafilerie Carlo Gnutti S.p.A., an extruder of brass products in Italy, is moving back into the aluminum extrusion market. The company is revamping its existing 60 MN direct extrusion press in order to produce extruded aluminum profiles for the automotive, aircraft, pneumatics, and oil and gas sectors. Founded in 1947, Trafilerie Carlo Gnutti began with the production of semi-finished […]

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    AEC Releases Two New White Papers on Aluminum Extrusions in the Built Environment

    The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) released two new white papers as part of its “Aluminum Extrusions in the Built Environment” series. The series is intended to help building and construction professionals better understand the advantages of and details relating to aluminum extrusions used in commercial construction applications. The two new papers are Aluminum Extrusions: Viruses […]

  • An embodied system for quenching an extruded profile with an atomizing spray (Figure 6 in the Tesla patent).

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    Tesla Submits Patent Application for Extruded Aluminum Quenching Process

    Tesla, Inc. submitted a patent application, titled “System and Method for Facilitating Pulsed Spray Quench of Extruded Objects.” The patent application describes a quenching process that aims to increase the strength, rigidity, and energy absorption of 6000 series extruded aluminum components. During the extrusion process, the microstructure of the aluminum can have a significant impact on […]

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    Spectra Orders New 28-MN Aluminum Extrusion Press

    Spectra Aluminum ordered a 28-MN, front-loading direct extrusion press and a high-efficiency gas billet oven for its greenfield operation in Bradford, Ontario, Canada. The facility features hundreds of thousands of square feet of manufacturing space dedicated to aluminum extrusion, fabrication, anodizing, and other capabilities. Using state-of-the-art technologies, the site is designed for versatility, material flow, and quick response. […]