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    Hindalco and Metra Partner to Manufacture Extrusions for High-Speed Aluminum Rail Coaches

    Hindalco Industries Limited, in Mumbai, India, the world’s largest aluminum rolling and recycling company, signed a technology partnership with Italy-based Metra SpA, a producer of structured and value-added aluminum extrusions. The partnership aims to enable the production of large-size aluminum extrusion and fabrication technology for building high-speed aluminum rail coaches in India. This collaboration seeks […]

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    Bosch Rexroth Opens New Training Center for Hydraulics Education

    Bosch Rexroth held a grand opening for its new 4,000 sq ft Hydraulics Training Center, a cutting-edge educational facility set to revolutionize the landscape of skill development. Located in Bethlehem, PA, this state-of-the-art training center provides a dynamic space for individuals to embark on a journey of learning and growth. “Bosch Rexroth is excited to […]

  • Figure 1. The LVTB is designed to be a Bridge in a Box that can quickly be shipped and deployed for emergency situations.

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    Entries Open for the 2024 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition

    The ET Foundation, the educational and scientific organization devoted to promoting and advancing aluminum extrusion processes and technologies, and the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), released the Call for Entries for the 2024 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. The Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition aims to promote the understanding and use of extruded aluminum profiles, highlight innovations, […]

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    AI Capabilities to Assist Future Die Technician Expertise

    By Praveen Hewage, Alumex PLC, and Craig Werner, Werner Extrusion Solutions LLC. The die correction process relies heavily on input parameters of various dimensions. It follows a sophisticated and experience-based approach that requires a high level of technical understanding and manual skill (which was discussed in the first article in this series, published in Light […]

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    Exlabesa Acquires French Extrusion Company Flandria Aluminium

    Exlabesa signed an agreement to acquire Flandria Aluminium, a French company specialized in the extrusion, machining, surface treatment, and recycling of aluminum profiles. As part of Exlabesa’s international expansion strategy, this acquisition will strengthen its direct presence in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, allowing the company to offer high-value-added products with the highest level of […]

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    Hydro to Install Solar Power at Its Extrusion Factories in Sweden

    Hydro began the work to equip its Swedish extrusion factories in Vetlanda, Sjunnen, and Finspång with solar panels and battery storage. This work is part of the Greener Sweden project initiated in 2022. “It is amazing to see that Greener Sweden is moving from idea to action,” said Jonas Bjuhr, managing director at Hydro Extrusions […]

  • Figure 3. A skilled worker machines large structural applications for an automotive application. (Source: Pennex.)

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    Rising Demand for Completed Components and Assemblies in the Automotive Extrusion Market

    By Mark Butterfield, Metal Exchange Corporation. Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of six articles in which the author will explore opportunities for the aluminum extrusion industry in the automotive market. The series will specifically address the supply chain, raw material supply, extrusion, fabrication, and assembly. Demand for an Expanding Value Stream […]