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    Reliefed Technologies Receives Funding for New Technology Center

    Reliefed Technologies, headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, will receive a €2.5 million grant and €3.5 million in equity from the European Innovation Council (EIC). The company was selected out of 1,000 applicants. “This financial support is a very welcome contribution and confirms the strength of our business plan and the competency of our team,” said Mikael […]

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    Alstom Launches New Welding Line for Construction of Aluminum Trains

    Aluminum is increasingly being used to replace heavier and more difficult-to-machine steel in the rail industry. This is due to the material’s high strength-to-weight ratio and resistance to corrosion, which enables the production of lighter railcars, while also extending the life of those railcars to about 40 years. In response to this trend in the […]

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    AMRC Trials Sensor Technology for Aerospace Lightweight Materials Manufacturing

    The Advanced Manufacturing Research Center (AMRC) at the University of Sheffield in the U.K. completed a series of trials of smart machining processes. The trials involved the implementation of specialized sensor units on existing machine tools that are used to produce lightweight structural airframe components. The trial was focused on two main goals. First, the […]

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    New England Extruder Expands

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Under the leadership of Momentum Manufacturing Group (MMG), Vitex Extrusion completed phase one of a $23 million capacity expansion project at its extrusion operation in Franklin, NH. This included the relocation of its fabrication department and the installation of a $13.5 million, 8 inch press line, which doubles the company’s […]

  • Figure 5. An EV sill comprised of an 10 ft long extruded profile, produced by HAI to very tight tolerances using automatic straightening.

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    Straightening Complex Aluminum Profiles

    By Philipp Hettich, Laubinger + Rickmann GmbH & Co. KG, and Martin Hartlieb, Viami International Inc. Extrusions are increasingly used for complex parts in the transportation industry. They allow for very complex cross-sectional shapes and, therefore, integration of different parts and functions (like cooling channels) into a single extruded profile. The rapidly increasing electrification of […]

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    SAF Installs New Double Bending Machine for Aluminum Fabrication

    SAF, a global metals distributor, fabricator, and finisher, expanded its aluminum fabrication capabilities in Villa Rica, GA, with the installation of a new double bending machine. The machine enhances the company’s ability to fabricate complex decorative profiles, as well as provide faster service to customers. “Adding new machinery helps us stay on the cutting edge […]

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    Alcomet Starts Up a New Shop for Fabrication of Aluminum Profiles

    Alcomet AD opened a new workshop for the fabrication and mechanical processing of aluminum profiles in Shumen, Bulgaria. The new capabilities will enable the company to better serve the automotive market, particularly electric vehicles. “The project is the result of joint efforts of all sections in the company,” said Valeria Koleva, sales director of Extruded […]