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  • Figure 2. Top image shows a very fine grained microstructure and the image in the bottom a very coarse grained one—both found on the same aluminum part made of EN AW 6061 aluminum alloy.

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    Introduction to Anodizing Aluminum

    By Dr. Anne Deacon Juhl, AluConsult and AnodizingSchool. Editor’s Note: Aluminum manufacturers are not always consistently satisfied with the surface quality of the anodized extrusion and sheet products returned from their anodizers. The anodized products may have patchy surfaces, color variations, or corrosion pits, causing rejects, higher cost, and frustration. Therefore, it is crucial that […]

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    ARTICLE: Floating Staircase – A Collaboration Between Aluminum Extruder and Designer

    By Nancy E. Klein, Contributing Editor. Almag Aluminum, Inc., an aluminum extruder based in Brampton, ON, Canada, recently sought to design, build, and install a new floating staircase at the south-facing entrance of its 300,000 sq ft corporate headquarters offices. Made from aluminum extrusions, glass, wood, and steel, the completed staircase is both a visually […]