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    Butech Bliss to Expand Its Equipment Manufacturing Operations

    Butech Bliss invested $1.25 million in the purchase of a new manufacturing facility in Salem, OH, located adjacent to the company’s existing operations. The 50,000 sq ft space will add much needed room for growth, enabling the company to meet its expanding manufacturing needs. “This is going to be a great building for us and finally resolves […]

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    SMS Expands Its Extrusion and Forging Portfolio

    SMS group has completed the acquisition of two Italian companies located in Brescia — OMAV S.p.A. and Hydromec S.R.L. Both companies are experts in their area of manufacturing, thus strengthening the company’s position as a global technology leader and enabling the further expansion of its product range in the extrusion and forging sectors. The two […]

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    Extrusion Partnership to Support North American Extruders

    Representing a major commitment to the North American extrusion market, SMS group and R.L. Best have joined forces as of January 1, 2020 to further support extruders with spare parts, modernizations, field service, and installation capabilities. The combined knowledge of each company will enable them to service a variety of extrusion brands, including Sutton, SMS, […]

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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 […]

  • STAS - Advanced Compact Filter

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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 […]