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    UAP Installs Aluminum Art Facade in Brisbane, Australia

    Urban Art Project (UAP) was engaged by Multiplex to construct an artistic aluminum facade and iconic column structures for the W Hotel in Brisbane, Australia. Art Meets Architecture The center podium of the three tower hotel features a unique art installation, titled “The Sound That Light Makes.” Designed by Australian artist Alexander Knox, the installation […]

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    AEC Releases Updated Aluminum Extrusion Manual

    The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) has updated the Aluminum Extrusion Manual — one of the most important and popular resources on the AEC website. The manual is designed to be a resource for designers and engineers to learn more about the aluminum extrusion process; discover how to optimize profile designs; and find technical information on alloys, finishes, […]

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    Winners of the 2018 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition Highlight the Advantages of Extrusions

    The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) and the ET Foundation announced the winners of the 2018 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition at the Extrusion Design University (EDU ’18) event held May 15-17 in Chicago, Illinois. A total of seven extrusion designs that showcased the versatility and advantages of products using aluminum extrusions were recognized with a total […]

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    ARTICLE: Floating Staircase – A Collaboration Between Aluminum Extruder and Designer

    By Nancy E. Klein, Contributing Editor. Almag Aluminum, Inc., an aluminum extruder based in Brampton, ON, Canada, recently sought to design, build, and install a new floating staircase at the south-facing entrance of its 300,000 sq ft corporate headquarters offices. Made from aluminum extrusions, glass, wood, and steel, the completed staircase is both a visually […]

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    EDU ’18 – Expanding Aluminum Extrusion Knowledge

    By Jeff Henderson, AEC. The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) will host the first-ever Extrusion Design University (EDU ’18) event, May 14-16, 2018, at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare in Chicago, IL. This event is the natural evolution of the AEC’s industry promotion efforts, which started in 2011. Since then, over 14,000 architectural, engineering, designing, and specifying […]

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    Designing Folding Bicycles using 3D Printed Aluminum

    Mark Walker of Montague Bikes worked with Shapeways for the production of 3D printed aluminum parts for their line of foldable bicycles. Montague Bikes is a mid-sized company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The company is involved in researching, developing, designing, and testing bikes, which they also distribute. The 3D printing capabilities has enabled the company to […]

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    New York’s Aluminum Valentine

    Prominently displayed in Times Square, Match-Maker is a unique art installation designed to connect perfect strangers, using interwoven aluminum periscopes that highlight the 12 astrological signs. Each periscope offers a potential match for visitors looking through the webbed installation at their cosmically-aligned prospects. Match-Maker, designed by architect Bryan Young, was selected by the Times Square […]

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    Aluminum Rises High on a Green Foundation at Greenbuild

    The world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, Greenbuild 2010 was held November 17-19 at McCormick Place West in Chicago, IL. Around 28,000 attendees came together at Greenbuild for three days of educational sessions, green building tours, special seminars, and networking events. Greenbuild is managed and organized by the U.S. Green Building Council […]