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  • Figure 1. Technical sessions held during ET ’16.

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    ET ’22 Continues to Celebrate Legacy of Extrusion Technology

    By Craig Werner, ET ’22 Chairman. The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) and the ET Foundation are proud to be offering ET ’22, the 12th International Aluminum Extrusion Technology seminar and exhibition. This truly unique industry event will be held May 3-5, 2022 in Orlando, FL, providing an outstanding experience, rich with critical extrusion knowledge and […]

  • STRUCTURAL CATEGORY - $2,000 GUARDECK ALUMINUM BRIDGE DECK Alexandre de la Chevriotiere MAADI Group, Inc. Montreal, QC Canada

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    2022 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition Issues Call for Entries

    The ET Foundation and the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) issued a call for entries for the 2022 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition, which will includes two entry classes — Professional and Student. Winners will be awarded a total of $27,000 in cash prizes and scholarships, including a 3,500 Grand Prize awarded across all classes. The […]

  • Hydro Suzhou aluminum extrusion plant in China

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    Hydro to Install New Automotive Extrusion Press in China

    Hydro plans to invest NOK 390 million (US$39.5 million) in a new extrusion press at its aluminum manufacturing plant in Suzhou, China. The project will will serve China’s growing automotive and electric vehicle market, as well as create 75 new jobs. “We’ve succeeded in building a platform in China toward the e-vehicle market, but we need […]

  • aluminum billet - extrusion dies

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    The Effect of Die Design on Billet Skin Contamination

    By Tommaso Pinter, Almax Mori. The material on the circumferential surface of an aluminum billet, the skin, contains several contaminants like oxides, dust, and other impurities collected during billet shipping, pre-heating, and loading into the press. The skin is, therefore, usually marked by a different chemical composition or microstructure than the inner material, a difference […]

  • Castool Tooling Solutions - Material Selection for Extrusion Tooling

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    Material Selection for Extrusion Tooling

    By Yahya Mahmoodkhani and Paul Robbins, Castool Tooling Systems. Abstract This paper will discuss the most important aspects of material selection for extrusion tooling in detail. Correct material selection and proper heat treatment for tooling are vital factors of profitability. A good decision theory must consider different aspects and variables, including cost, longevity, cycle time, […]

  • Construction is underway for Pries Enterprises' new aluminum extrusion operations.

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    Pries Initiates an Expansion of Its Aluminum Extrusion Capacity

    Pries Enterprises is continuing to grow through the expansion of its aluminum extrusion operations in Buchanan County, Iowa. The expansion includes the installation of the company’s largest extrusion press to date, increasing capacity by 50%. “The aluminum extrusion industry continues to see strong growth in auto, building and construction and recreational products due to its […]

  • Figure 1. A Honda Pilot following the small overlap front crash test on the driver side. The position of the dummy shows that the driver compartment remained intact. (Source: IIHS.)

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    Aluminum Extrusions Prove Superior in Bumper Systems

    By Andrew Halonen, Mayflower Consulting LLC. The automotive business is rife with change as OEMs introduce new powertrains for hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs). Car companies are also spending billions in big bets on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), ride sharing, artificial intelligence (AI), and service businesses in an attempt to shift dollars from the […]

  • aluminum billet - Service Center Metals is expanding its casthouse and extrusion operations

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    Service Center Metals Expands Its Extrusion Operations Under New Ownership

    Service Center Metals is investing $100 million to expand its casting and extrusion operations in Prince George County, Virginia. The facilities will increase production capacity to meet customer demand, as well as create 94 new jobs. “Our next expansion will be the largest in our history, adding significant capacity to both our billet casting and […]