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  • FIT and Caterpillar - additive manufactured part

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    ARTICLE: Additive Manufacturing of Aluminum Alloys

    By Joseph C. Benedyk, Editor. Introduction For decades, additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing (3DP), has grown and proliferated worldwide into a multibillion dollar industry encompassing many different technologies and types of materials. AM methods embody a group of emerging technologies that create a functional 3D object from any one of a variety […]

  • Washington DC

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    U.S. Aluminum Tariff Proclamations Set – Exemptions for Canada and Mexico

    Yesterday, President Trump signed proclamations to formally adjust the tariffs on aluminum (10%), stating national security as a major reason for their implementation under Section 232. These tariffs will go into effect 15 days from this signing. Canada and Mexico are temporarily exempt from the tariffs, depending on the outcome of NAFTA negotiations. Other countries will also have an […]

  • Washington D.C.

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    Section 232: U.S. Aluminum Industry Reacts to Proposed Tariffs

    Earlier this week, President Trump announced plans to impose tariffs on U.S. imports of aluminum (10%) to be applied across the board to all countries for an unspecified period of time. This is in response to reports regarding the 232 Investigation that were recently released by the U.C. Department of Commerce, which looked into the […]

  • Guthrie, Kentucky

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    Novelis to Build Greenfield Automotive Aluminum Sheet Plant in Kentucky

    Novelis Inc. plans to build an approximately $300 million automotive aluminum sheet manufacturing facility in Guthrie, Kentucky. The greenfield facility will include heat treatment and pre-treatment lines, which prepare aluminum for use in vehicle parts such as body-in-white, hoods, doors, lift gates, and fenders. The facility will have an annual nameplate capacity of 200,000 tonnes.  Demand for […]

  • Alro S.A.

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    Alro’s Continuous Investment Strategy Secures Leading Position

    By Goran Djukanovic, Aluminum Market Analyst & Consultant. Alro S.A., located in Slatina, Romania, is largest aluminum smelter in South Eastern Europe and among the largest integrated aluminum producers in Europe. Alro is able to maintain this leading position in the industry with its vertically integrated production capacity, access to competitively priced raw materials, and continuous […]

  • AMAG Austria Metall

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    ARTICLE: AMAG Completes Massive Growth Plan

    AMAG Austria Metall AG started up production of a new aluminum cold rolling mill in Ranshofen, Austria, as part of a massive expansion plan aimed at making the integrated company Europe’s most state-of-the-art aluminum manufacturer. The official opening of the new mill, along with heat treating and passivation capacity, was held on June 22, 2017 […]

  • 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 […]