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    Special Applications of Aluminum Anodized Surfaces

    Complimenting our September 2019 International Patent Calendar (which focused mostly on methods of anodizing aluminum), this month’s collection of patents focuses on special applications of anodized aluminum surfaces. The uniqueness of anodized aluminum oxide coatings in terms of their chemical, physical, and mechanical properties has resulted in many innovations in various industrial and scientific fields, […]

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    Smart Ultra-Light Aluminum E-Bike

    The Angell — a new aluminum electric smart bike — weighs about as much as your two-year old nephew (approximately 30 pounds) and is one of the world’s lightest e-bikes available. The bike took three years to create at a venture lab that’s dedicated to using technology to improve life in cities around the world. Why E-Bike? […]

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    Aluminum in Furniture, Then and Now

    By Rose Eaton, Light Metal Age Aluminum has many valuable qualities. It is strong, lightweight, and can be used to create aesthetically pleasing products. The metal as a material for furniture design has a decades long history, and in recent years it has been utilized both for its visual appeal and for its sustainability. History […]

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    Aluminum Curtainwall Gleams in Chicago’s Skyline

    Wrapped in modern, curved aluminum curtain wall and capped with an illuminated crown, the residential tower of 465 North Park Apartments attracts the eye like a shining reflective beacon. The building, located in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood, encompasses 588,000 sq ft, offering 444 luxury rental units, two amenity levels, and 11,650 sq ft of retail/commercial space.  […]

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    Façade Made up of 9,250 Aluminum Discs

    BBC Studios, the largest and most well-known name in TV production for the U.K., unveiled a new pavilion with a façade constructed of 9,250 recyclable aluminum discs. Installed in Cannes, France, for the annual TV market event MIPCOM 2019, the BBC Studios stand was comprised of two floors of flexible work and hospitality areas in […]

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    ALLITE and Weis Develop Exclusive Magnesium Concept Bike

    ALLITE® Inc. partnered with bicycle manufacturer Weis to co-develop the first bicycle track frame made entirely from ALLITE Super Magnesium™. The one-of-a-kind build was showcased at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) in Sacramento, California in March 2019. The Super Magnesium alloy has been in development since 2006 and was primarily in classified defense […]

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    Application of Aluminum Extrusions in Transportation, B&C, Industrial, and Consumer Products

    US10215234 — ROLLING BEARING CAGE OR ROLLING BEARING CAGE SEGMENT, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A ROLLING BEARING CAGE OR ROLLING BEARING CAGE SEGMENT — Aktiebolaget SKF (Sweden) — A rolling-element bearing cage or rolling-element bearing cage segment is formed from aluminum alloy AA6082 and/or AA7020 and may have a tensile strength of at least 350 […]

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    Kimbo Frameless Aluminum Camper for Lovers of the Outdoors

    The Kimbo is a frameless aluminum camper with a shell made from a 5052 aluminum alloy that attaches to any 6 ft. truck bed. Mark King, owner and lead designer currently has two patents pending on the Kimbo. King has in impressive docket of inventions. He learned how to weld aluminum while making his very own electric […]

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    Aluminum Torch for 2020 Olympics Symbolizes Hope and Recovery

    The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have revealed the design of the new torch to be made of 30% aluminum — all constructed from waste recovered from temporary housing that was built in the wake of the catastrophic 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. The extruded torch will be carried by the athletes from Athens to […]