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    LMA Debuts Video of a Brief History of Aluminum and the Magazine

    Light Metal Age (LMA) debuted a new short documentary that highlights the history of the magazine’s 75 years of continuous publication, which is intimately tied to the history of the aluminum industry. This video was presented during a celebration in honor of LMA’s 75th anniversary, held in October during the recent ALUMINUM USA trade show […]

  • Aluminum-Lithium Alloys: Process Metallurgy, Physical Metallurgy, and Welding

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    Book Review: Aluminum-Lithium Alloys

    Aluminum-Lithium Alloys: Process Metallurgy, Physical Metallurgy, and Welding Author: Olga Grushko, Boris Ovsyannikov, and Viktor Ovchinnikov Publisher: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group (©2017) Reviewed by Joseph C. Benedyk, Editor Written by three Russian metallurgists, with a trove of experience in Al-Li alloy development and processing spanning many decades, Aluminum-Lithium Alloys (part of the Advances […]

  • Fire Resistance of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys and Measuring the Effects of Fire Exposure on the Properties of Aluminum Alloys

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    Book Review: Fire Resistance of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys

    Fire Resistance of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys and Measuring the Effects of Fire Exposure on the Properties of Aluminum Alloys Author: J. Gilbert Kaufman Publisher: ASM International (©2016) Reviewed by Joseph C. Benedyk, Editor Fire resistance is an issue that needs to be addressed before aluminum and its alloys are used in any structure that […]

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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 […]

  • USITC hearing

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    U.S. International Trade Commission Hearing on Competitive Conditions Affecting Aluminum

    By Joseph C. Benedyk, Editor. On September 29, 2016, the day after the Aluminum Association and Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) Management Conference finished their Aluminum Week program in Washington, D.C., the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) held a hearing (Investigation No. 332-557) — Aluminum: Competitive Conditions Affecting the U.S. Industry. The hearing addressed the harmful […]

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    Light Metal Age to Attend ET ’12 – Dr. Joseph Benedyk to Present Paper

    ET ’12, the Tenth International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar & Exposition, will be held May 15-18, 2012 in Miami, FL. Occurring only every four years, ET is the definitive seminar series for the aluminum extrusion industry. The four-day educational event attracts upwards of 1,300 industry professionals from all over the world. Light Metal Age (LMA) […]

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    Joseph C. Benedyk Named Editor of Light Metal Age

    Joseph C. Benedyk (Dr. Joe) was named editor of Light Metal Age. Dr. Joe (doctor in metallurgy) is a research professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) working to establish cooperative industry/university research programs in the fields of heat treatment, casting, and extrusion of aluminum and aluminum alloys. Dr. Joe has worked in the […]