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    Trafilerie Carlo Gnutti to Return to the Aluminum Extrusion Market

    Trafilerie Carlo Gnutti S.p.A., an extruder of brass products in Italy, is moving back into the aluminum extrusion market. The company is revamping its existing 60 MN direct extrusion press in order to produce extruded aluminum profiles for the automotive, aircraft, pneumatics, and oil and gas sectors. Founded in 1947, Trafilerie Carlo Gnutti began with the production of semi-finished […]

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    August 2020

    Cover Steve Berthelot, site supervisor for GNA alutech, shows some of the finer points of his company’s 100 ton capacity homogenizing furnace at the new Ellwood Aluminum facility. (See article beginning on page 6.) Articles Ellwood Embarks on a Journey to the Lighter Side with New Aluminum Casting Complex Page 6 World Secondary Aluminum Industry […]

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    AEC Releases Two New White Papers on Aluminum Extrusions in the Built Environment

    The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) released two new white papers as part of its “Aluminum Extrusions in the Built Environment” series. The series is intended to help building and construction professionals better understand the advantages of and details relating to aluminum extrusions used in commercial construction applications. The two new papers are Aluminum Extrusions: Viruses […]

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    Younsgstown Tool & Die Installs Two New HPGQ Vacuum Furnaces

    Youngstown Tools & Die (YTD) upgraded their existing heat treatment capabilities by installing two new high-pressure gas quench (HPGQ) vacuum furnaces. YTD, located in Ohio, specializes in manufacturing aluminum extrusion dies (since 1961) and are in the process of moving into a larger facility to accommodate increased production needs due to rising demand. This May, the city […]

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    Combilift Improves Safety and Productivity Throughout the Aluminum Value Chain

    Tuesday, June 9th was National Forklift Safety Day. To celebrate, Combilift in Monaghan, Ireland, is spreading the word about how their state-of-the-art products and services contribute to safer plants and warehouses. Traditional forklifts only move forward and back, but Combilift’s multi-directional trucks are able to move laterally to handle long aluminum loads in smaller spaces. The […]

  • An embodied system for quenching an extruded profile with an atomizing spray (Figure 6 in the Tesla patent).

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    Tesla Submits Patent Application for Extruded Aluminum Quenching Process

    Tesla, Inc. submitted a patent application, titled “System and Method for Facilitating Pulsed Spray Quench of Extruded Objects.” The patent application describes a quenching process that aims to increase the strength, rigidity, and energy absorption of 6000 series extruded aluminum components. During the extrusion process, the microstructure of the aluminum can have a significant impact on […]

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    Spectra Orders New 28-MN Aluminum Extrusion Press

    Spectra Aluminum ordered a 28-MN, front-loading direct extrusion press and a high-efficiency gas billet oven for its greenfield operation in Bradford, Ontario, Canada. The facility features hundreds of thousands of square feet of manufacturing space dedicated to aluminum extrusion, fabrication, anodizing, and other capabilities. Using state-of-the-art technologies, the site is designed for versatility, material flow, and quick response. […]

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    New Dates for the Extrusion Technology Seminar

    As with many aluminum industry events, the Twelfth International Aluminum Extrusion Technology (ET) Seminar had been postponed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) and the ET Foundation have announced the rescheduled dates and location for this esteemed event, now named ET 2021. The seminar will now be held May 11–13, […]

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    April 2020

    Cover ABC Aluminum installed a new state-of-the art aluminum extrusion press at its facility in Tijuana, Mexico. The line includes advanced control and automation systems, that ensure high quality production of long, heavy profiles for a variety of industries, including transportation. See article beginning on page 8. Articles Aluminum Response to the Novel Coronavirus Crisis […]