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    EDU ’18 – Expanding Aluminum Extrusion Knowledge

    By Jeff Henderson, AEC. The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) will host the first-ever Extrusion Design University (EDU ’18) event, May 14-16, 2018, at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare in Chicago, IL. This event is the natural evolution of the AEC’s industry promotion efforts, which started in 2011. Since then, over 14,000 architectural, engineering, designing, and specifying […]

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    Shape Corp. Acquires Aluminum Extruder Magnode

    Shape Corp. signed a purchase agreement to acquire Magnode, an Ohio-based aluminum extruder, with the aim of elevating its aluminum offerings by leveraging Magnode’s 70-plus years of aluminum extrusion expertise and their vertically integrated business model. The two companies have had a successful business relationship prior to the acquisition, in which they collaborated on engineering projects and […]

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    AEC Files New Petition on Chinese Aluminum Extrusions Circumvented through Vietnam

    The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) , through its Aluminum Extrusions Fair Trade Committee (AEFTC), filed a new circumvention petition against China Zhongwang Holdings Limited and its extensive network of affiliates with the Department of Commerce (DOC). The petition asks the Department to find that Chinese aluminum extrusions produced by Zhongwang that are converted in Vietnam before being […]

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    Hydro Acquires Arconic’s Extrusion Plants in Brazil

    Hydro Extruded Solutions AS has agreed to acquire the Latin America Extrusions (LAE) business from Arconic Inc., which includes two extrusion plants in Utinga and Tubarão in southern Brazil. Combined, the two plants have one casthouse, seven extrusion presses ranging from 7 to 14 inches and value-added capabilities, as well as more than 600 employees. Hydro believes this acquisition will […]

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    Professional and Student Entries Invited for the 2018 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition

    The ET Foundation issued a Call for Entries for the 2018 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition, which is divided into two classes: Professional and Student. Cash prizes and student scholarships will be presented to the top designs. Bonnell Aluminum is the sole sponsor for the cash awards, totaling $20,000, including a $3,500 Grand Prize. Professional designers, engineers, and manufacturers along with students […]

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    Extrusions Used in Construction of China’s New Electric Bullet Train

    China Railway Corporation debuted its “Fuxing Hao” (Renaissance), a new electric multiple unit (EMU) bullet train, on its Beijing to Shanghai route, running at 350 km/h (as of September 23, 2017).  The Renaissance EMU is the first bullet train designed and manufactured entirely in China. The use of lightweight aluminum components was key in providing the enhanced speed, safety, […]

  • Sapa Extrusion Press

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    ARTICLE: New AEC Survey Provides Extrusion Press Performance Benchmark Data

    For a number of years, the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) has conducted the annual Key Indicator Survey, which provided information on the press performance (pounds per press hour, scrap percentage, etc.) of participating AEC members. In early 2017, the AEC initiated a new survey program, the Press Productivity Survey, which replaces the prior version and […]

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    Constellium Celebrates 50 Years of Innovation at C-TEC

    Constellium N.V. is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its world-class research and technology center, C-TEC, in Voreppe, France. C-TEC has greatly contributed to positioning Constellium as a global leader in aluminum transformation, by developing high value-added products and solutions for today and tomorrow. “Innovation is at the core of Constellium’s strategy as it creates competitive […]