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    Younsgstown Tool & Die Installs Two New HPGQ Vacuum Furnaces

    Youngstown Tools & Die (YTD) upgraded their existing heat treatment capabilities by installing two new high-pressure gas quench (HPGQ) vacuum furnaces. YTD, located in Ohio, specializes in manufacturing aluminum extrusion dies (since 1961) and are in the process of moving into a larger facility to accommodate increased production needs due to rising demand. This May, the city […]

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    Combilift Improves Safety and Productivity Throughout the Aluminum Value Chain

    Tuesday, June 9th was National Forklift Safety Day. To celebrate, Combilift in Monaghan, Ireland, is spreading the word about how their state-of-the-art products and services contribute to safer plants and warehouses. Traditional forklifts only move forward and back, but Combilift’s multi-directional trucks are able to move laterally to handle long aluminum loads in smaller spaces. The […]

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific - XRF technology

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    FABTECH – Utilizing XRF Technology to Verify Aluminum and Its 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 James Terrell from Thermo Fisher Scientific about the company and […]

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    Rio Tinto and STAS to Commercialize Aluminum Filtration Technology

    Rio Tinto and STAS formed an agreement to commercialize an advanced compact filtration (ACF) technology for aluminum casthouses. The aluminum filtration technology developed by Rio Tinto will now be manufactured and sold under license by equipment manufacturer STAS worldwide. “Thanks to the unique expertise of our researchers, the Arvida Research and Development Centre has a […]

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    Abtex Acquired by The Malish Corporation

    Abtex Corporation in Dresden, NY, was acquired by The Malish Corporation, a manufacturer of commercial and industrial brushes, custom plastic extrusions, rotational molding, and other specialty products headquartered in Mentor, OH. “This is a giant leap forward in the evolution of two well-established and industry-leading companies,” said Jason Saner president of Abtex. “We look forward […]

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    Pyrotek Completing Construction on New Dubai Manufacturing Plant

    Pyrotek Inc. is scheduled to complete the construction of a new manufacturing facility the Jebel Ali Free Zone in western Dubai, United Arab Emirates in November. The facility is designed to enable the company to serve and supply the rapidly growing aluminum smelting operations of the Gulf region. “This plant will grow our footprint in […]

  • WEFA Cedar-10th anniversary

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    WEFA Cedar Celebrates Its Ten-Year Anniversary

    WEFA Cedar in Cedar Springs, Michigan, celebrated its ten-year anniversary in August. The company — which is a division of WEFA Group based in Singen, Germany — operates a 30,000 sq ft shop, producing precision round aluminum extrusion dies. Company History WEFA Group started operation in 1972 as a subsidiary of Alusuisse (Constellium). After a management buy-out […]

  • JW Aluminum and Hazelett employees standing with the new AS2000 twin-belt casting machine to be delivered to JW.

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    Hazelett Celebrates 100 Years of Continuous Casting

    Hazelett Corporation in Colchester, Vermont, held an open house on July 18th, celebrating its 100 years of designing and manufacturing continuous casting machines for the global metal industries. Hazelett technology is used in metal manufacturing processes worldwide to cast aluminum, copper, zinc, and lead into metal strip and bar used to create countless products. During the […]