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  • M-D Building Products buys aluminum extruder Cardinal Aluminum

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    M-D Building Products Acquires Cardinal Aluminum Co.

    M-D Building Products, Inc., a family-owned company based in Oklahoma City, has acquired the assets of Cardinal Aluminum Co. and its subsidiaries, Cardinal Architectural and Designer Moulding. M-D holds a leading position in the U.S. aluminum extrusion market, as well serving the residential and commercial weatherization, caulking, flooring, and installation markets. This acquisition will enable […]

  • Bonnell Aluminum-Aluminum extruded TSLOTS profiles

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    Bonnell Expanding Its TSLOTS Aluminum Framing System Operations

    Bonnell Aluminum, a subsidiary of Tredegar Corporation, is expanding the operations of its TSLOTS line of aluminum structural framing systems into the Midwest region of the U.S. — with a new location and increased storage capacity. “Over the years as TSLOTS has grown, our customers in the Midwest and East have been asking for a […]

  • Vitex Extrusion - new building

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    Vitex Extrusion to Expand Machining and Fabrication Capacity

    Vitex Extrusion is expanding its aluminum extrusion manufacturing business, which will be housed in a 50,000-square-foot facility adjacent to the company’s existing 115,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Franklin, NH. The new business will be dedicated to machining, fabrication, and assembly of aluminum extrusions. The company has been expanding its fabrication capabilities since 2019, begining with the addition of […]

  • Figure 1. Prof. Xiaochun Li, founder and chief scientist of MetaLi, holding a prototype bike frame welded together with the company’s proprietary AA7075 welding wire.

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    ARTICLE: Nanotechnology-Enabled Welding and Manufacturing of High Performance Aluminum Alloys

    Lightweighting has been and continues to be a major concern for the aerospace, automotive, and transportation industries. Whether it’s an airplane, automobile, boat, or train, the use of lightweight materials, such as aluminum, provide significant fuel savings and performance benefits. Like its competitors in the lightweighting arena (steel, composites, etc.), aluminum is working to continually […]

  • TCI Precision Metals new plate saw

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    TCI Precision Metals Installs Plate Saw for Production of Machine-Ready Aluminum Blanks

    TCI Precision Metals in Gardena, CA, completed installation of a new high precision plate saw. The saw is the latest in a series of investments the company has made over the last 12-months in precision, high-volume equipment intended to reduce turnaround time for the production of machine-ready blanks, increase efficiency, and continually improve quality. The new […]

  • SAF 4-axis CNC

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    SAF Installs New Fabrication Equipment for Extruded Components

    Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. (SAF) recently purchased and installed a new CNC machine at its Winston facility, just outside Atlanta, Georgia, for the production of fabricated extruded components. “The recent purchase of the CNC machining center opens up new market opportunities and services for current customers. They have been asking for extrusion fabrication capabilities for years,” […]

  • Prof. Xiaochun Li, founder of MetaLi

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    FABTECH 2019 – Nano Technology for the Welding of Previously Unweldable High Strength Aluminum Alloys

    FABTECH 2019, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing, was held on November 11-14 in Chicago, Illinois. The event achieved record attendance, with a total of 48,278 attendees from 95 countries over the course of four days. During FABTECH, Light Metal Age spoke with Prof. Xiaochun Li, founder of MetaLi, about the company’s groundbreaking […]

  • Paul Benny, FuidForming Americas - hydroforming

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    FABTECH 2019 – New Hydroforming Process for Complex Components

    FABTECH 2019, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing, was held on November 11-14 in Chicago, Illinois. The event achieved record attendance, with a total of 48,278 attendees from 95 countries over the course of four days. During FABTECH, Light Metal Age spoke with Paul Benny, president of FluidForming Americas, about their new hydroforming technology for […]