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    Aluminum Feathers Commemorate Children with Unmarked Graves

    By Rose Eaton, Light Metal Age. Pro Metal Industries in Saskatchewan, Canada, manufactured 1,000 (11 gauge) aluminum feathers, supplied by ASA Alloys, Divisions of Canadian Specialty Metals, ULC, to support the native families of residential school survivors and remember the children who never made it home. Between 1863 and 1998, more than 150,000 Indigenous children […]

  • M-D Building Products buys aluminum extruder Cardinal Aluminum

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    M-D Building Products Acquires Cardinal Aluminum Co.

    M-D Building Products, Inc., a family-owned company based in Oklahoma City, has acquired the assets of Cardinal Aluminum Co. and its subsidiaries, Cardinal Architectural and Designer Moulding. M-D holds a leading position in the U.S. aluminum extrusion market, as well serving the residential and commercial weatherization, caulking, flooring, and installation markets. This acquisition will enable […]

  • Bonnell Aluminum-Aluminum extruded TSLOTS profiles

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    Bonnell Expanding Its TSLOTS Aluminum Framing System Operations

    Bonnell Aluminum, a subsidiary of Tredegar Corporation, is expanding the operations of its TSLOTS line of aluminum structural framing systems into the Midwest region of the U.S. — with a new location and increased storage capacity. “Over the years as TSLOTS has grown, our customers in the Midwest and East have been asking for a […]

  • Paul Benny, FuidForming Americas - hydroforming

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    FABTECH 2019 – New Hydroforming Process for Complex Components

    FABTECH 2019, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing, was held on November 11-14 in Chicago, Illinois. The event achieved record attendance, with a total of 48,278 attendees from 95 countries over the course of four days. During FABTECH, Light Metal Age spoke with Paul Benny, president of FluidForming Americas, about their new hydroforming technology for […]

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    Aluminum Alloy Sheet Stamping and Fabrication

    US10406893 — INNER SUPPORT PANEL FOR MOUNTING A HARDWARE MODULE OF A VEHICLE DOOR ASSEMBLY — GM Global Technology Operations LLC (USA) — A door inner support panel for a vehicle door assembly includes a header section with a window frame for receiving a windowpane. A shell section is attached to the header section and […]

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    October 2019

    Cover Astro is a unique quadruped robot dog, which is supported by an aluminum frame. The mechanical pup is being designed with intelligent learning systems that will enable him to provide assistance to humanity. See story on page 49. Articles Key Aerospace Supplier in Southern California Expands with New Machining Capabilities By Andrea Svendsen, Managing […]

  • Constellium (crashbox production)

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    ARTICLE: Constellium’s Automotive Structures Adapt to Automaker Specifications

    Automotive is a key pillar of Constellium’s overall strategy, accounting for 24% of the company’s sales in 2018 with further growth expected in the near future. This growth is reflected in the company’s recent investments in its global Automotive Structures business unit, with two new plants in Mexico and Slovakia. These new facilities enable the […]

  • SERMAS Industrie

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    STAS Acquires Sawing Company SERMAS Industrie

    STAS Inc., an equipment supplier for the global aluminum industry based in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada, acquired Sermas Industrie, located in St Quentin Sur Isère, France. Through this acquisition and the implementation of broad synergies, STAS wishes to realize its vision of becoming a key player for the aluminum industry. Sermas is a world leader in the sawing of large […]