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    USMCA Implemented Amidst Fears Tariffs Will Be Reimposed on Canada

    The Aluminum Association applauded the implementation of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), calling it an historic achievement for the North American aluminum industry. The agreement, ratified by all three countries, officially went into effect on July 1, 2020. “We greatly appreciate the efforts of the U.S., Canadian, and Mexican governments in ensuring this trade agreement guarantees […]

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    ARTICLE: Ensuring Accurate Life Cycle Analysis for Automotive Lightweighting

    By Jinlong “Marshall” Wang, Aluminum Association; Jessica Sanderson, Novelis North America; Chris Moore, Consultant for Arconic; Duncan Pitchford, Hydro North America; Jerome Fourmann, Rio Tinto North America; Karah Davenport, Stratacomm; and Kenneth Martchek, Martchek Consulting The steel industry has made sensational life cycle assessment (LCA) claims about its products in automotive lightweighting applications over comparable […]

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    Associations Call for Aluminum to Be Labelled an Essential Industry

    The Aluminum Association released “American Aluminum Jobs: Essential to the Nation,” which provides a framework for policymakers developing economic stimulus and other programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The document underscores the essential nature of U.S. aluminum production, fabrication and recycling and calls for a number of measures to support the industry during the […]

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    U.S. Aluminum Industry Files Unfair Trade Cases Against Imports of Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from 18 Countries

    The Aluminum Association’s Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet Trade Enforcement Working Group filed antidumping and countervailing duty petitions against 18 countries, including Bahrain, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Oman, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey. The antidumping petitions allege that common alloy aluminum sheet from these countries was dumped […]

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    European Union Opens Anti-Dumping Investigation on Aluminum Extrusions from China

    The European Commission initiated an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports into the European Union of aluminum extrusions originating in the People’s Republic of China. Their action follows similar efforts by the U.S., Canada, Australia, and several other countries across the world. The investigation follows a complaint by European Aluminium whose member companies are negatively impacted by […]

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    ARTICLE: Update on the Aluminum Industry Response to Climate Change

    By John Grandfield, Grandfield Technology. Introduction Climate change has brought the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of aluminum smelting into sharp focus. Other important sustainability issues include bauxite residue dam integrity, waste disposal (spent potling, dross, etc.), water consumption, working conditions, biodiversity, etc. In this article, past work to reduce GHG emissions is examined together with […]

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    Aluminum Association Releases the 2020 Aluminum Design Manual

    The Aluminum Association released the 2020 Aluminum Design Manual. Updated every five years, the manual is an essential reference for engineers, designers, detailers, and architects working with aluminum in structural applications. “For decades, the Aluminum Design Manual has been a critical resource for anyone designing or engineering a structure with aluminum,” said John Weritz, vice […]

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    The Aluminum Association Released It’s 2019 Molten Metal Incident Report

    The Aluminum Association released its 2019 Molten Metal Incident Report, which covers incidents for calendar year 2018. The report is designed to provide information regarding hazardous events that occur at facilities melting aluminum, with the aim of sharing safety information among facilities. Failure to use proper procedures in melting and casting aluminum can be dangerous. Since the melt […]

  • Additive manufacturing with 7A77.60L aluminum alloy: An HRL scientist completes visual inspection of 3D-printed micro-thrusters after build completion .

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    ARTICLE: A True Reinvention of Metallurgy – HRL Develops High Strength Aluminum Alloy Powders for Additive Manufacturing

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. HRL Laboratories is a science, technology and engineering company that was first founded by Howard Hughes in 1948 under the name Hughes Research Laboratories. Renamed HRL Laboratories, LLC in 1997, the company is currently owned by Boeing and General Motors, with two facilities located in Malibu and Calabasas, CA. The […]