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    Lotus Marks a New Era with an Extruded and Bonded Aluminum Chassis

    Lotus Group marked the beginning of a new manufacturing era with the first extruded and bonded aluminum chassis being built at its new facility in Hurricane Way, Norwich. The unit, a chassis for the legendary Lotus Elise, was built for the validation and quality checking of the company’s new manufacturing process. This aluminum chassis is not […]

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    The Shapemakers Podcast Covers All Things Aluminum Extrusion

    Nowadays, you can find podcasts on a plethora of topics, ranging from political gabfests to celebrity interviews. Podcasts are excellent resources for those who travel often and want to listen to something that focuses on topics that interest them, instead of aimlessly flipping through the radio dial. The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) has hopped on […]

  • Figure 1. The 45 MN, 10 inch direct press was designed with the demands of the automotive industry in mind.

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    Hydro Cressona Serves Automotive Industry with New Highly Automated Press Line

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. The Hydro Extrusion North America facility in Cressona, PA, has been in operation since 1942, when it was commissioned by the U.S. government to support World War II efforts. Today, the over 1.6 million sq ft site has ten direct and indirect extrusion presses, ranging in sizes from 10 to […]

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    Tower Extrusions Purchases New Liquid Nitrogen Die Cooling System

    Tower Extrusions Ltd., an aluminum extruder based in Texas, signed a contract with Atie Uno Informatica Srl in Italy for the supply of a new N5 liquid nitrogen die cooling system. The purpose of the liquid nitrogen closed loop control system is to maximize quality and productivity by reducing excessive heat buildup in the extrusion tooling. […]

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    ALMAG Aluminum Acquires Assets of Alabama Extrusions

    ALMAG Aluminum, a supplier of custom aluminum extrusions based in Ontario, Canada, recently announced the acquisition of the assets of Alabama (Shoals)Extrusions in Florence, Alabama. “As ALMAG continues to have steady growth in the U.S. market, this positions the organization to support increased demand from our valued customers while maintaining some of the most competitive […]

  • ASEN Metal a Turkish extruder orders a new extrusion press from Danieli Breda

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    Turkish Extruder Orders New Press for Automotive Applications

    ASEN Metal, an aluminum extruder based in Kocaeli, Turkey, is expanding its operations with the order of a new extrusion press line. The investment will target the production of hard alloys for automotive applications. Established in the Gebze Industrial Zone, ASEN Metal manufactures high quality standard and customized profiles for local and international markets, with […]

  • Alugen Aluminium Installs New Nitriding System for Its Aluminum Extrusion Operation in Turkey

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    Alugen Aluminium Installs Nitriding System for Extrusion Operation in Turkey

    Alugen Aluminium, an aluminum extrusion company in Turkey, recently expanded their production capabilities with the addition of a new nitriding system from Nitrex. Bringing a nitriding operation in-house was a strategic decision designed to provide the company with a more cost-effective and high quality nitriding solution. “Over the years, Alugen has expanded production to meet demand,” said Marcin […]

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    Entries Open for the 2021 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition

    The ET Foundation and the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) issued a call for entries for the 2021 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. Open to students currently enrolled in high school, college, university, or trade/technical school, the competition will award a total of $15,500 in student scholarships. Scholarships for the competition are co-sponsored by leading industry aluminum extrusion companies and AEC members, including ALMAG […]