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  • AMAG Opens Center for Material Innovation

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    AMAG Opens Center for Material Innovation

    AMAG Austria Metall held a ceremony to open its new new materials research and testing center, the Center for Material Innovation (CMI). The ceremony was kept small in light of the novel coronavirus situation. AMAG’s strategic expansion of its site in Ranshofen, Austria, has been accompanied by a significant rise in production with a corresponding increase […]

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    June 2020

    Cover Forward thinking technologies of the future are becoming available in the here and now, providing new opportunities for greater efficiencies in aluminum manufacturing and applications. One area of innovation is Industry 4.0, which has the power to reshape how companies approach aluminum processing (see articles on pages 10 and 18). Another area of advancement […]

  • Novelis

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    Novelis Completes Acquisition of Aleris

    Novelis Inc. completed its acquisition of Aleris Corporation, a global supplier of rolled aluminum products, for $2.8 billion. The purchase includes 13 plants across North America, Europe, and Asia — expanding Novelis’ flat rolled aluminum capabilities and enabling it to meet increasing customer demand for aluminum. “The Aleris deal marks a major milestone for Novelis, […]

  • Howmet Aerospace

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    Howmet Aerospace Launches as Producer of Engineered Aerospace Solutions

    Howmet Aerospace Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, launched as a standalone manufacturer of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. This follows the announcement that Arconic Inc. would separate into two standalone companies — Howmet Aerospace and Arconic Corporation. Howmet will be led by John C. Plant, who will serve as co-CEO and […]

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    Aerospace Drives Growth at Kaiser Aluminum

    Kaiser Aluminum Corp. reported that its full year 2019 results were driven by record aerospace shipments and strong value-added pricing. Aerospace demand at Kaiser was influenced by growing military airframe builds and restocking in the commercial aerospace supply chain. Value-added revenue for the full year 2019 increased 3% to $856 million (despite a 4% decrease in shipments), compared […]

  • A321neo - Airbus S.A.S. - Computer rendering by Fixion-GWLNSOD

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    Airbus to Increase Production of A320 Family Aircraft

    Airbus is expanding its industrial footprint in the U.S. by increasing the production rate of A320 family aircraft. The company will invest $40 million in construction of an additional support hangar on the site, enabling it to produce sixty-three A320 family aircraft per month at its manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama, in 2021. “Airbus has been manufacturing […]

  • An SLS engine section, comprised of aluminum panels fabricated by AMRO, being taken off the Vertical Assembly Center after weld testing at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility. (Photo: NASA.)

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    ARTICLE: Key Aerospace Supplier in Southern California Expands with New Machining Capabilities

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Headquartered in South El Monte, CA, AMRO Fabricating Corporation is a 42 year old company specialized in the fabrication, forming, and heat treating of aluminum and titanium components for the aerospace, commercial aircraft, and defense industries. Among the key programs it serves, the company supplies panels for parts of the […]

  • Aeromet A20X aluminum powder

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    Aeromet Achieves High Strength Aluminum Powder for Additive Manufacturing

    Aeromet announced that its patented aluminum alloys powder A20X™ has achieved an ultimate tensile strength (UTS) of over 500 MPa — making it one of the strongest commercially available aluminum powders. A20X Powder was originally derived from the MMPDS-approved A20X casting alloy, which is in use by a global network of aerospace casting suppliers. The powder is […]

  • Schuler forging press

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    Otto Fuchs Orders New Closed-Die Forging Press

    Otto Fuchs KG, based in Meinerzhagen, Germany ordered a 30,000 ton closed-die forging press for the manufacture of aircraft landing gear, engine discs, and structural parts, and other components. The new MH-30000 hydraulic forging press system will be supplied by Schuler, a member of the ANDRITZ Group. The scope of supply includes press mechanics, adaptation […]