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    October 2020

    Cover Automakers are moving deeper into the development of electric vehicles. For example, for the first time ever Ford introduced a one-off Mustang Cobra Jet factory drag racer with all-electric propulsion in order to demonstrate the capabilities of electric powertrains. This is one of several models the company has developed with electric and hybrid electric […]

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    SMS Expands Its Extrusion and Forging Portfolio

    SMS group has completed the acquisition of two Italian companies located in Brescia — OMAV S.p.A. and Hydromec S.R.L. Both companies are experts in their area of manufacturing, thus strengthening the company’s position as a global technology leader and enabling the further expansion of its product range in the extrusion and forging sectors. The two […]

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    Extrusion Partnership to Support North American Extruders

    Representing a major commitment to the North American extrusion market, SMS group and R.L. Best have joined forces as of January 1, 2020 to further support extruders with spare parts, modernizations, field service, and installation capabilities. The combined knowledge of each company will enable them to service a variety of extrusion brands, including Sutton, SMS, […]

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    The Aluminum Association Releases New Video Series on Aluminum Extrusion Tolerances

    The Aluminum Association released a new video series showcasing how to properly measure aluminum extrusion tolerances to industry standards. The series contains five videos, each focusing on a different tolerance measurement, including twist, straightness, flatness, and metal and spacing dimensions for solid and hollow profiles. Filmed at the Hydro extrusion plant in Cressona, PA, the videos […]

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    Europe Takes Steps to Combat Unfair Trade from China

    The European Commission announced aluminum extrusions from China will be subject to registration by national customs authorities as of August 25th, 2020, as part of an ongoing antidumping investigation. On February 14th, the European Commission opened an antidumping investigation into aluminum extrusions originating from China — following a complaint made by European Aluminium. The complaint alleged […]

  • A-Tech Extrusion Systems submitted a development application in September 2019 (L-R): Tony Mileto, Orange City Council’s Employment and Economic Development Committee chair; Barry Barakat, an A-Tech executive; and and Reg Kidd, Orange City mayor.

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    A-Tech Receives Approval to Open Extrusion Plant in Australia

    A-Tech Extrusion Systems received approval from the Orange City Council to open a $5 million aluminum extrusion and powder coating plant at a former Electrolux site in Orange City, Australia. “Currently around two-thirds of the local aluminum market (worth $832 million a year) is met by imports from China and Vietnam,” said Charlie Ibrahim, CEO of A-Tech […]

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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 […]