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  • AEC Aluminum Extrusion Manual

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    AEC Releases Updated Aluminum Extrusion Manual

    The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) has updated the Aluminum Extrusion Manual — one of the most important and popular resources on the AEC website. The manual is designed to be a resource for designers and engineers to learn more about the aluminum extrusion process; discover how to optimize profile designs; and find technical information on alloys, finishes, […]

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    Winners of the 2018 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition Highlight the Advantages of Extrusions

    The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) and the ET Foundation announced the winners of the 2018 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition at the Extrusion Design University (EDU ’18) event held May 15-17 in Chicago, Illinois. A total of seven extrusion designs that showcased the versatility and advantages of products using aluminum extrusions were recognized with a total […]

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    apt Group Inaugurates Modern Aluminum Extrusion Press Line

    apt Extrusions GmbH & Co. KG, part of the apt Group, completed the installation of a new 27 MN, front-loading extrusion press line at its extrusion plant in Monheim am Rhein, Germany. This new press, which replaces a former 20 MN press, is designed to meet market requirements for larger profiles. One of the leading […]

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    ARTICLE: Extrusion Productivity, Part I – Billet Geometry

    By Ken Chien and Paul Robbins, Castool; Chris Jowett, Rio Tinto Aluminium; and Yu Wang, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Dept., University of Waterloo Introduction When extruders decide to install a new press they naturally consider the product mix and profile size and weight (lb/ft). Depending on the run-out table, this determines the ideal billet weight. […]

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    ARTICLE: Floating Staircase – A Collaboration Between Aluminum Extruder and Designer

    By Nancy E. Klein, Contributing Editor. Almag Aluminum, Inc., an aluminum extruder based in Brampton, ON, Canada, recently sought to design, build, and install a new floating staircase at the south-facing entrance of its 300,000 sq ft corporate headquarters offices. Made from aluminum extrusions, glass, wood, and steel, the completed staircase is both a visually […]

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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 […]

  • Magnode Operations

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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 […]