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    ARTICLE: Grave-to-Gate: Automotive Aluminum Recycling at End-of-Life

    By Sean Kelly and Diran Apelian, Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling, Metal Processing Institute, Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The demand for aluminum and its alloys is projected to grow by 39% over the next decade in the North American light automotive sector [1]. Aluminum is an attractive material for the transportation industry as it is […]

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    ARTICLE: Advanced Aluminum Armor Alloys

    By Michael Niedzinski, Constellium. Aluminum armor solutions have been in existence for the past 60 years, almost since the start of the Aluminum Association circa 1954. These plate products were developed for armored personnel carriers, either wheeled or tracked. Armored vehicles serve an important function as reconnaissance, ambulance, scout, or infantry delivery vehicles. One of […]

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    ARTICLE: After the Crash – Repairing Aluminum-Intensive Vehicles

    By Lynn Brown, Consulting Collaborative. A few years ago, if you were involved in a collision, you may not have given much thought to the repair shop. Of course, you wanted the repairs to your vehicle done right and you may have dreaded the go-around with your insurance company, but you probably didn’t focus on […]

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    ARTICLE: Sapa’s New R&D Lab to Focus on Auto Extrusions: Interview with Dave Lukasak, Sapa

    By Joseph C. Benedyk, Editor. Sapa Extrusions opened a new R&D lab in Troy, MI, dedicated to the development of extruded aluminum solutions for the automotive industry. Sapa Technology Americas specifically provides research and development activities on projects requested by Sapa’s North America Technical Center, the company’s plant network, and corporate R&D. Presently, the lab […]

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    ARTICLE: Matalco Now the Largest Remelter in North America

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Matalco Inc., a member of the Giampaolo Group, reached a milestone with the startup of its third aluminum remelt and billet production facility located in Lordstown, OH, which will be able to produce 350 million lbs annually when it reaches full capacity. The new ~$100 million, 225,000 sq ft casting […]

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    ARTICLE: Champagne Metals Commissions Widest Sheet Finishing Line with Complete Capabilities in North America

    Champagne Metals is a privately held, family owned metal service center headquartered in Glenpool, OK, specializing in aluminum distribution and coil processing. The company sets itself apart from other service centers and processors through continuous investment in state-of-the-art coil processing equipment with the aim of exceeding performance expectations for their customers. Most recently, the company […]

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    Personality Profile: The Father of the Chinese Aluminum Industry – Professor Qiu Zhuxian

    By Dr. Gao Bingliang, School of Metallurgy, Northeastern University Editor’s Note: This article is a companion piece to “Innovations in Aluminum Production Technology at Northeastern University, Shenyang, China,” also by Gao, which appeared in the February 2016 issue of Light Metal Age. Introduction The Chinese aluminum smelting industry has gone through tremendous growth during the […]