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    January 2020

    Cover Steam rises from tanks where aluminum extrusions are being anodized at Pries Enterprises in Independence, IA. Pries recently finished a 50,000 sq ft expansion and installation of a state-of-the-art anodizing line. See story beginning on page 6. Articles Pries Installs One of the Most Advanced Anodizing Lines in the U.S. By Rose Eaton Page […]

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    December 2019

    Cover COVER: The 2020 Corvette C8 utilizes a new mid-engine design with an aluminum-intensive uni-frame in order to push the performance envelope. Engineers from the company discussed their decision making during the Lightweighting World Expo 2019. Learn more on page 22. (Photo: Chevrolet.) Articles A Simple Measurement System for Optimization of Auto Aluminum Body Sheet […]

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    WEFA Cedar Celebrates Its Ten-Year Anniversary

    WEFA Cedar in Cedar Springs, Michigan, celebrated its ten-year anniversary in August. The company — which is a division of WEFA Group based in Singen, Germany — operates a 30,000 sq ft shop, producing precision round aluminum extrusion dies. Company History WEFA Group started operation in 1972 as a subsidiary of Alusuisse (Constellium). After a management buy-out […]

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    Our Annual Aluminum Extrusion Issue Now Available!

      The April 2014 annual aluminum extrusion issue of Light Metal Age is now available. The digital edition has been released to subscribers and the print edition will be shipped next week. The cover features a 39 hollow aluminum extrusion for a heat exchanger that was made by Almag Aluminum in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, an […]