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  • Kenny King, production manager for Tradeglaze, stands next to the new Phantomatic X4 CNC machining center.

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    Tradeglaze Invests In Machinery to Boost Aluminium Production Capacity

    Tradeglaze installed a new CNC machining center at its aluminum fabrication and glazing facility in Lincoln, U.K. The six-figure investment is a part of the company’s ambitious growth program, which was launched last year in response to unprecedented demand in the construction and home improvement markets. In particular, many developers and commercial clients are choosing […]

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    Aluminum Reaches for the Moon

    On November 16, 2022, NASA kicked off its Artemis I mission at the Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, FL, with the lift off of its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket carrying the uncrewed Orion spacecraft. The Orion craft completed its journey around the moon and successfully splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on December […]

  • cover image - an aluminum plate machined for RUag Aerostructures

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    AMAG to Supply Aluminum Aircraft Components to Ruag Aerostructures

    AMAG components, a fully owned subsidiary of AMAG Austria Metall AG, signed an agreement with Ruag Aerostructures to deepen and expand their long-standing relationship. Under the agreement, Ruag Aerostructures will secure its existing scope of supply of aluminum parts and assemblies from AMAG for years to come, as well as put in place new orders […]

  • An SLS engine section, comprised of aluminum panels fabricated by AMRO, being taken off the Vertical Assembly Center after weld testing at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility. (Photo: NASA.)

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    ARTICLE: Key Aerospace Supplier in Southern California Expands with New Machining Capabilities

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Headquartered in South El Monte, CA, AMRO Fabricating Corporation is a 42 year old company specialized in the fabrication, forming, and heat treating of aluminum and titanium components for the aerospace, commercial aircraft, and defense industries. Among the key programs it serves, the company supplies panels for parts of the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]