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    Bosch Rexroth Opens New Training Center for Hydraulics Education

    Bosch Rexroth held a grand opening for its new 4,000 sq ft Hydraulics Training Center, a cutting-edge educational facility set to revolutionize the landscape of skill development. Located in Bethlehem, PA, this state-of-the-art training center provides a dynamic space for individuals to embark on a journey of learning and growth. “Bosch Rexroth is excited to […]

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    Castool Installs Vacuum Heat Treating and Nitriding Furnaces for Processing Dies

    Castool Tooling Systems, based in Uxbridge, Canada, designs and manufactures production tooling systems for the extrusion and die casting industries. For the extrusion sector, the company pioneered the fixed dummy block, thermally stable container, single cell die heater, and other innovations. Recently, Castoool completed the construction of a new facility, in which the company has […]

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    Company Spotlight: Emmebi Celebrates Its 50th Year

    Emmebi s.r.l., located in Pavia di Udine, Italy, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The company was started in 1972 by Achille Mauro (Figure 1), who brought his experience and knowledge from the finishing sector to the business. As early as the 1960s, Achille saw an opportunity for an aluminum business and designed and built a […]

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    EPIQ Machinery and DTA Team Up to Provide AGVs to Aluminum Producers

    EPIQ Machinery and DTA formed a team agreement for close collaboration aimed at bringing an array of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) to the aluminum market. “Our approach and our corporate values come together,” said Éloïse Harvey, CEO of EPIQ Machinery. “Our unique expertise and know-how complement each other and allow us to offer much more […]

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    Kautec Solutions Acquires the Tecalex Brand and Knowhow

    Kautec Solutions, headquartered in Catalunya, Spain, acquired the brand and knowhow of the former Tecalex Group. Founded in 1965 as an extrusion die manufacturer in Barcelona, Spain, Tecalex later expanded to include a range of extrusion equipment, including press feeding, front-loading presses, quenching and air cooling systems, pullers, stretchers, profile handling, heat treatment, plant control […]

  • 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 […]

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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 […]