Light Metal Age (LMA) has updated its invaluable Aluminum Extrusion Article Archive. Available on a USB drive, the updated archive adds material from 2012 to 2016, so that it now includes over 1,500 extrusion-focused articles, editorial, news items, and content from the pages of LMA magazine from July 1943-June 2016. The easily searchable database presents an encyclopedic look at the extrusion industry spanning 75 years, including: the history, process development, technological advancements, market outlooks, new products and applications, and more.
The USB includes a new introductory article by Joseph Benedyk, editor, LMA, titled “Review of Past Innovations and Recent Improvements in Aluminum Extrusion — Part II.” The article summarizes recent articles in aluminum extrusion taken from LMA articles published during the period August 2012 to June 2016, complementing his previous Part I article which unveiled the fascinating evolution of aluminum extrusion from 1943-2012. The summary article covers every link in the extrusion process chain and also concentrates on the two important economic issues currently occupying the industry — fair trade (supply) and automotive industry growth (demand). Benedyk writes:
Much of the progress in optimizing the links or process steps [in extrusion] has been presented in various LMA articles, since its first publication in May 1943. To date, over 700 articles have been published in LMA by extrusion experts from around the world. These cover every facet of the industry, including every link in the extrusion chain. As a collection that includes not only these articles but also supplier and extruder news, available in a convenient digital archive from LMA, this collection serves as a valuable technical and business resource for the successful extrusion professional.
More information on the type of content available in the Aluminum Extrusion Article Archive can be found here (through 2012). Screenshots from the archiver are presented below.
This searchable database enables users to find complete articles of interest by typing in key words, phrases, company names, or authors into a search field.