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  • Wagstaff rolling slab Figure 1. A 500 mm x 1,500 mm, AA3104 alloy ingot cast using APEX-GL technology at a rate of 120 mm/min.

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    New Mold Technology Provides Flexibility in Slab Casting

    Wagstaff, Inc., located in Spokane Valley, WA, is a leader in the development of direct chill (DC) casting of aluminum billet and rolling ingot (slab). With over 75 years of innovation, the company has a long history of research and development of new solutions for DC casting. Recently, the company introduced its new APEX™ technology […]

  • Exco Technologies Limited - aluminum extrusion dies

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    Exco Technologies to Acquire Halex Extrusion Dies

    Exco Technologies Limited, a global supplier of innovative technologies for the extrusion, die-cast, and automotive industries, signed a definitive agreement to acquire Halex® Extrusion Dies from Halex Holdings GmbH for €40 million (US$45.7 million equivalent). “This acquisition will provide us with well-established and high-quality operations, manufacturing complex extrusion dies in Europe and will also allow us to […]

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    Non-Contact Measurement Companies AMETEK Surface Vision and Sensory Analytics Form Partnership

    AMETEK Surface Vision, headquartered in Hayward, California, is joining forces with Sensory Analytics, based in Greensboro, North Carolina. The companies are forming a strategic partnership that will provide customers with significant cost savings as well as improved quality and production. Part of AMETEK Process and Analytical Instruments, AMETEK Surface Vision produces automated online surface inspection solutions […]

  • Hazelette Joins Ebner

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    Hazelett Strip-Casting Joins EBNER

    Hazelett Strip-Casting Corporation in Colchester, Vermont, has become a member of the EBNER Group, headquartered in Leonding, Austria. EBNER acquired a majority interest in Hazelett, with Mino S.p.A., based in Alessandria, Italy, remaining a shareholder and David Hazelett remaining both a shareholder and president of the company. “From the first time I met David Hazelett […]

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    Castool Opens New Facility in Morocco to Support Aluminum Extruders

    Castool Tooling Systems, a division of Exco Technologies Limited, opened its latest production facility in Kenitra, Morocco. This is Castool’s third facility, complementing its existing operations in Uxbridge, Canada, and Chon Buri, Thailand. “We started Castool in Canada in 1986 to support our existing die casting and extrusion customers, to make our customers’ castings and […]

  • Plibrico - stacks of refractories for aluminum and steel furnaces

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    Plibrico Acquires Refractory Manufacturer Redline Industries

    The Plibrico Company, a supplier of monolithic refractories and construction services headquartered in Northbrook, IL, completed the acquisition of Redline Industries, Inc., a supplier of low-cement refractory castables and gun mixes in Chicago, IL. “We are thrilled to bring Redline into the Plibrico family,” said Brad Taylor, president and CEO at Plibrico. “We believe this […]

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    Emission-Free Forklift Helps to Green the Aluminum Industry

    Materials handling specialist Combilift, headquartered in Monaghan, Ireland, has launched its latest product, the Combi-XLE, adding to its wide range of electric models. In line with the growing demand for electric powered equipment, this multidirectional forklift with up to 5-ton (10,000 lb) lift capacity has the ability to handle long loads, such as aluminum extrusions. […]

  • Thorpe Technologies - Vistal tilting furnace

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    Gillespie & Powers Acquires Thorpe Technologies

    Gillespie & Powers Inc. completed the acquisition of Thorpe Holding Company, including Thorpe Technologies Inc. and JT Thorpe Inc., both located in San Dimas, California. Both companies will continue to operate independently. Jack Gillespie will be assuming the role of president of Thorpe Technologies Inc. and will also act as vice president and COO of […]