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    Coil Coating Aluminum Sheet

    Editor’s Note: In coil coating of aluminum sheet, applied by roll coating or other means, the coated product is subsequently subjected to a short thermal, ultraviolet, and/or electromagnetic curing cycle for drying and curing of the coating. Coil coating of aluminum alloy sheet is forever evolving in terms of pretreatment and top coating compositions, especially […]

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    International Patents – Heat Treatment of Aluminum Alloys

    US10418142 — Aluminum Alloy Wire, Aluminum Alloy Stranded Wire, Covered Electric Wire, and Wire Harness — Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. and Furukawa Automotive Systems Inc. (Japan) — The present disclosure provides an aluminum alloy wire or the like which can secure a high conductivity and a moderately low yield strength, and realize both a high […]

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    Aluminum Alloy Sheet Stamping and Fabrication

    US10406893 — INNER SUPPORT PANEL FOR MOUNTING A HARDWARE MODULE OF A VEHICLE DOOR ASSEMBLY — GM Global Technology Operations LLC (USA) — A door inner support panel for a vehicle door assembly includes a header section with a window frame for receiving a windowpane. A shell section is attached to the header section and […]

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    International Patents on Aluminum Anodizing

    US10335924 — METHOD AND BLASTING MEANS FOR PRODUCING A SATINIZED FINISH ON AN ALUMINUM SUBSTRATE — Vulkan Inox GmbH (Germany) — A method and a blasting material for producing a satinized surface on an aluminum substrate is provided. There is proposed a method for producing a satinized surface on an aluminum substrate, including the steps […]

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    International Patents on Aluminum Recycling and Recovery

    US10247479 — VORTEX WELL INERTING — L’Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l’Etude et l’Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude (France) — A method of providing an inerting atmosphere to the surface of molten aluminum in a vortex charge well of a reverberatory melting furnace is provided. The purpose is to improve aluminum recovery (reduce aluminum oxidation […]

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    Forging of Aluminum Alloys

    US10260357 — STEAM TURBINE ROTOR, STEAM TURBINE INCLUDING SAME, AND THERMAL POWER PLANT USING SAME — Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (Japan) — It is an objective of the invention to provide a steam turbine rotor of which a rotor shaft is made of a low-cost heat resistant ferritic steel and that can withstand high […]

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    Aluminum Extrusions in B&C Applications

    US10294673 — ROOF EDGE MOUNTING BRACKET FOR EXTENDED INSULATION — Metal-Era, Inc. (USA) — A roof edge mounting bracket preferably includes a base member and a vertical attachment flange. The base member extends outward in a horizontal orientation from the vertical attachment flange. A lower portion of the vertical attachment flange extends below the base […]

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    Aluminum in Building and Construction Applications

    US10280679 — SYSTEM FOR RETROFITTING GLAZING SYSTEMS OF BUILDINGS — Inovues, Inc. (USA) — A glazing shield system for retrofitting glazing systems of buildings is disclosed. The glazing shield system includes a support frame and a unitized panel. In certain embodiments, the glazing shield system may be mounted on an existing glazing system in a […]