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  • 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 […]

  • Vitex installed new fabrication equipment, including a Hexagon CMM (left) and a Haas CNC (right).

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    Vitex Extrusion Expands Fabrication Capabilities

    Vitex Extrusion, LLC in Franklin, New Hampshire invested in the installation of new machining centers in order to expand its downstream aluminum extrusion fabrication capabilities. This enables the company to meet increased demand for long part fabrication and precision machining. “During the last 24 months, customer demand for precision machined, long-length extruded profiles has increased […]

  • CMS Window Systems Doubles Aluminum Capacity

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    CMS Window Systems Doubles Aluminum Fabrication Capacity

    CMS Window Systems invested £500,000 (~US$645,000) in next generation fabrication machinery at its factory in Castlecary, Scotland, more than doubling its production capacity for aluminum windows, doors, and curtain walling. The investment has also increased workforce at the site. The investment project includes the commissioning of a state-of-the-art Emmegi Quadra L2 18-axis CNC machining centre for milling, […]

  • Futura Industries - CNC machine

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    Futura Industries Expands Fabrication Capabilties

    Futura Industries, a subsidiary of Bonnell Aluminum, installed two new CNC machines due to increased demand for fabrication and precision milling. The new machines will enable the extrusion company to continue to deliver reliable service and to improve lead times. “These newer machines have the latest technology giving us better fabrication speed and reliability,” said […]

  • Sonaca Montreal - new gantry mill

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    Sonaca Montreal Expands Capacity with State-of-the-Art Vertical Gantry Mill

    Sonaca Montreal started up operation of a new high speed, technologically-advanced 5-axis gantry mill at its fully integrated manufacturing operation in Mirabel, Quebec. The 240,000 sq ft facility provides machining, forming, surface treatment and assembly capabilities for the production of large aluminum aerostuctures up to 60 ft (18 m) in length. Its core products include wing and empennage skins, stringers, spars, […]