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    Terves Completes Installation of a New Magnesium Extrusion Press

    Terves Inc. in Euclid, OH, completed installation of its new, state-of-the-art 3,500 MT extrusion press in September 2019. Housed within the company’s new 11,000 sq ft H3-classified magnesium metal processing facility, the press further expands Terves’ magnesium molten metal processing, heat treatment, machining, and storage capabilities. The press from Extral Technology SRL in  Italy is currently configured […]

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    SEGAL Completes Revamp of Extrusion Press Hydraulics

    Throughout 2018 and the start of 2019, SEGAL Ltd., a part of the SIAL Group, has been putting into operation new equipment and modernizing its existing extrusion line at its plant in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. The company’s aim is to bring the facility to the next stage of technical development. In May 2019, the company successfully completed […]

  • Presezzi Extrusion Press

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    Alexandria Industries Breaks Ground on Expansion to House New Extrusion Press

    Alexandria Industries broke ground on the construction of a 12,000 sq ft building expansion to house a new extrusion press at its headquarters in Alexandria, Minnesota. The press will increase extrusion capacity at the site by 30%, increase capabilities for more complex profile shapes, and hold tighter tolerances. It will be used to manufacture components in […]

  • Tecalex Press

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    Tecalex Acquired by Bassfield SL

    Sica2M, through its Spanish subsidiary, Bassfield SL, took over all the active and ongoing operations of extrusion press manufacturer Tecalex from the former owner Tecnología de la extrusion del Aluminio SL. Operating as Tecalex-Bassfield SL from now on, the company will continue with its current activities, serving both existing and future projects. The merger is expected to […]

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    apt Group Inaugurates Modern Aluminum Extrusion Press Line

    apt Extrusions GmbH & Co. KG, part of the apt Group, completed the installation of a new 27 MN, front-loading extrusion press line at its extrusion plant in Monheim am Rhein, Germany. This new press, which replaces a former 20 MN press, is designed to meet market requirements for larger profiles. One of the leading […]

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    ARTICLE: Extrusion Productivity, Part I – Billet Geometry

    By Ken Chien and Paul Robbins, Castool; Chris Jowett, Rio Tinto Aluminium; and Yu Wang, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Dept., University of Waterloo Introduction When extruders decide to install a new press they naturally consider the product mix and profile size and weight (lb/ft). Depending on the run-out table, this determines the ideal billet weight. […]

  • Sapa Extrusion Press

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    ARTICLE: New AEC Survey Provides Extrusion Press Performance Benchmark Data

    For a number of years, the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) has conducted the annual Key Indicator Survey, which provided information on the press performance (pounds per press hour, scrap percentage, etc.) of participating AEC members. In early 2017, the AEC initiated a new survey program, the Press Productivity Survey, which replaces the prior version and […]

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    ARTICLE: Upgrading Press Hydraulic Drives and Controls

    By Tom LaCombe, Bosch Rexroth Corporation. Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the April 2017 issue of Light Metal Age. To read more articles from this issue, please subscribe. A  significant portion of extrusion press and system capacity in the Americas and Europe is comprised of press and auxiliary equipment that has been installed and […]

  • SMS HybrEx Press

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    Whitehall Industries Orders New Extrusion Press to Serve Automotive Industry

    UACJ Automotive Whitehall Industries, based in Ludington, Michigan, placed an order for the supply a HybrEx®25 extrusion press from SMS group in response to a sharp growth in North American demand for automotive aluminum structural materials and parts. The 25 MN (2,750 UST) press will be the third SMS press for Whitehall and the first […]