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    Hydro Extruded Solutions Investing to Support Growth in North America

    Hydro Extruded Solutions plans to invest in two new aluminum extrusion presses to support the growing automotive, transportation, and architectural markets in North America. Both new press lines will use cutting-edge extrusion technology to achieve improved productivity and enable Hydro to serve customers in the expanding North American market. “We are very excited about Hydro’s continued investments […]

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    Aluminum in Automotive Vehicle Applications

    US10052710 — RESISTANCE SPOT WELDING STEEL AND ALUMINUM WORKPIECES USING ELECTRODE WELD FACE COVER — GM Global Technology Operations LLC (USA) — A method of resistance spot welding a steel workpiece and an aluminum or aluminum alloy (“aluminum”) workpiece together includes several steps. One step involves providing a workpiece stack-up with a steel workpiece and […]

  • Brunel University - BCAST - AMPC

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    Brunel Launches Advanced Metal Processing Centre for Automotive Aluminum Research

    Brunel University London opened its Advanced Metal Processing Centre (AMPC) at the Brunel Center for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST), which will enable R&D activity to enable innovations, such as lightweight car parts, to make the leap from the lab to full-scale industrial trials. This is the second phase of BCAST’s scale-up facility, following the launch […]

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    Rolls-Royce Introduces Aluminum-Bodied Luxury SUV

    Rolls-Royce launched its Cullinan model, an aluminum-bodied SUV designed to provide the classic “magic carpet” ride expected from Rolls-Royce vehicles. According to the company, it is the most technologically advanced, purpose-built, luxury SUV in the world. The Cullinan is the second model to use the company’s proprietary all-aluminum structure (the first being the new Phantom), […]

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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 […]

  • Guthrie, Kentucky

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    Novelis to Build Greenfield Automotive Aluminum Sheet Plant in Kentucky

    Novelis Inc. plans to build an approximately $300 million automotive aluminum sheet manufacturing facility in Guthrie, Kentucky. The greenfield facility will include heat treatment and pre-treatment lines, which prepare aluminum for use in vehicle parts such as body-in-white, hoods, doors, lift gates, and fenders. The facility will have an annual nameplate capacity of 200,000 tonnes.  Demand for […]

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    Shape Corp. Acquires Aluminum Extruder Magnode

    Shape Corp. signed a purchase agreement to acquire Magnode, an Ohio-based aluminum extruder, with the aim of elevating its aluminum offerings by leveraging Magnode’s 70-plus years of aluminum extrusion expertise and their vertically integrated business model. The two companies have had a successful business relationship prior to the acquisition, in which they collaborated on engineering projects and […]

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    Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing Summit Rebranded

    The 5th edition of the Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing Detroit Summit has been rebranded as the Lightweight Materials and EV Body Structures Manufacturing Technologies Summit. The event will occur in Detroit, Michigan, on February 21-22, 2018. Automotive OEMs are currently utilizing mixed-material components for automotive manufacturing to optimize structural integrity and achieve weight reduction objectives. This […]