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  • Ravi Tilak, Almex USA

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    Always Up for the Challenge – Interview with Ravi Tilak, Almex

    While at the ALUMINUM USA trade show in Detroit, Michigan in November 2015, Light Metal Age had the opportunity to interview a number of notable members of the aluminum industry. This third interview in the series conducted by Ann Marie Fellom, publisher, presents Ravi Tilak, president and ceo of Almex USA, headquartered in Buena Park, […]

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    TALEX Starts Up Billet Casthouse in Abu Dhabi

    Taweelah Aluminium Extrusion Co. (TALEX) LLC started operation of a casthouse supplied by Hertwich Engineering, part of SMS group, for extrusion billet at its facility in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The casthouse is part of the company’s first expansion stage, which also includes the installation of two extrusion lines. The TALEX Project Formed as a commitment of its shareholders […]

  • Service Center Metals

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    Service Center Metals Expanding with New Aluminum Casting Lines

    Service Center Metals plans to invest $25 million in two new aluminum casting lines, according to the Richmond Times Dispatch. Construction is underway on a 190,000 sq ft addition to the factory in SouthPoint Business Park, which will bring the total size of the company’s manufacturing operations to 426,000 sq ft. The expansion will have […]

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    Aluminicaste Completes New Remelt Facility in Mexico – Free Article Download

    Billet stacked and ready for shipment at Aluminicaste, Guanajuato State, Mexico. The February 2014 issue of Light Metal Age features an article on the new aluminum greenfield remelt facility located in Guanajuato State, Mexico. Aluminicaste is close to full production capacity, producing primarily extrusion billet, but also capable of manufacturing world class rolling ingot and […]

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    Online Exclusive: Updated ET Paper

    Dr. V.I. Johannes and C.W. Jowett’s paper, “Temperature Distribution in Aluminum Extrusion Billets” (referenced in “Homogenization of Aluminum Alloy Extrusion Billet, Part III” in the April 2009 issue of LMA), has been updated by Johannes with corrections to the equations that originally appeared in the paper in the Proceedings of the Sixth International Extrusion Technology […]