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    Section 232: U.S. Aluminum Industry Reacts to Proposed Tariffs

    Earlier this week, President Trump announced plans to impose tariffs on U.S. imports of aluminum (10%) to be applied across the board to all countries for an unspecified period of time. This is in response to reports regarding the 232 Investigation that were recently released by the U.C. Department of Commerce, which looked into the […]

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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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    AEC Files New Petition on Chinese Aluminum Extrusions Circumvented through Vietnam

    The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) , through its Aluminum Extrusions Fair Trade Committee (AEFTC), filed a new circumvention petition against China Zhongwang Holdings Limited and its extensive network of affiliates with the Department of Commerce (DOC). The petition asks the Department to find that Chinese aluminum extrusions produced by Zhongwang that are converted in Vietnam before being […]

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    Professional and Student Entries Invited for the 2018 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition

    The ET Foundation issued a Call for Entries for the 2018 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition, which is divided into two classes: Professional and Student. Cash prizes and student scholarships will be presented to the top designs. Bonnell Aluminum is the sole sponsor for the cash awards, totaling $20,000, including a $3,500 Grand Prize. Professional designers, engineers, and manufacturers along with students […]

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    ARTICLE: New AEC Survey Provides Extrusion Press Performance Benchmark Data

    For a number of years, the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) has conducted the annual Key Indicator Survey, which provided information on the press performance (pounds per press hour, scrap percentage, etc.) of participating AEC members. In early 2017, the AEC initiated a new survey program, the Press Productivity Survey, which replaces the prior version and […]

  • 3D printed profile sample of Alexander Hoppe’s Smart Signal Light, which was awarded an Honorable Mention in the AEC 2017 International Aluminum Extrusion Student Design Competition.

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    Student Design Competition Award Winners Announced by AEC

    Winners of the 2017 International Aluminum Extrusion Student Design Competition were announced by the Aluminum Extruders Council. The top three winners of the competition realized many of the advantages that aluminum extrusions have to offer with their designs for an improved bike rack, electrical fencing, and stand for transporting medical equipment. Industrial lighting figured large […]

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    Call for Presentations – AEC Introduces Extrusion Design University

    The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) and the ET Foundation announced a new educational event focused on expanding aluminum extrusion knowledge for product designers, design engineers, architects, and others. Extrusion Design University – EDU ’18 is a two-day event scheduled to take place May 14-16, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. EDU ’18 will feature one-and-a-half days of […]

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    AEC Launches New Webinar Series

    The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) is launching a new series of webinars aimed at engineers and designers who wish to delve deeper into the ins and outs of aluminum extrusions. The new series, AEC Aluminum Extrusion Tech, is intended to inform and educate those with some knowledge of aluminum extrusions but who are interested in […]

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    USITC Extends Trade Orders on Imports of Aluminum Extrusions from China

    Under the the five-year (sunset) review process, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) determined that revoking the existing antidumping and countervailing duty orders on certain aluminum extrusions from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. Therefore, the Commission elected to keep current trade orders […]