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    Raider’s Al Davis Memorial Torch Clad in Aluminum is World’s Largest 3D-Printed Structure

    By Rose Eaton, Light Metal Age. The Al Davis Memorial Torch is an impressive 3D structure newly installed at the Raider’s Allegiant stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. Constructed to commemorate the team’s influential late owner, the nine-story-high torch was constructed of 225 3D-printed blocks made of carbon fiber-reinforced polycarbonate, each weighing approximately 350 lbs. The […]

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    Aluminum Still Makes Ford Trucks Tough

    By Rose Eaton, Light Metal Age. Ford’s use of aluminum began slowly over time, beginning with closure applications in hoods, fenders, and decklids, until it became an integral part of the Ford F-150 truck in 2014. Now, throughout each new iteration of the large truck, including the new 2022 F-150 Lightning electric vehicle (EV), high-strength […]

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    Aluminum Feathers Commemorate Children with Unmarked Graves

    By Rose Eaton, Light Metal Age. Pro Metal Industries in Saskatchewan, Canada, manufactured 1,000 (11 gauge) aluminum feathers, supplied by ASA Alloys, Divisions of Canadian Specialty Metals, ULC, to support the native families of residential school survivors and remember the children who never made it home. Between 1863 and 1998, more than 150,000 Indigenous children […]

  • Top Ten Aluminum News Stories of 2020

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    Top Ten Aluminum News Stories of 2020

    To say that 2020 has been an interesting year would be a massive understatement. Throughout this wild ride of a year, Light Metal Age (LMA) has been proud to be a valuable resource, providing industry news and technological insights to its readers. On the LMA webpage, we regularly share exclusive featured articles from the print magazine, as […]

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    Largest NFL Stadium in History Uses Aluminum in Critical Structures

    By Rose Eaton, Light Metal Age. The newest NFL super stadium, SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, is adorned with an aluminum canopy consisting of a translucent ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) membrane at the top and surrounded by 34,789 perforated anodized aluminum exterior panels manufactured by Zahner. Working as the project manager for the roof canopy, Zahner provided […]

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    The Future of Aluminum Walks on Water

    By Rose Eaton, Light Metal Age. Surfing is a widely enjoyed activity all over the world where the sea meets the land. Since the Polynesians brought surfing into Hawaii in the 1800s, the surfboard itself has been constructed of a variety of materials. The main requirements for a sturdy surfboard are that it is lightweight, buoyant, […]

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    Hell-Bent on Recycling Aluminum Cans

    On July 21st, HELL Energy Group, an energy and soft drink producer based in Hungary, together with the aluminum company Hydro, signed a contract to introduce the greenest beverage can in the world. According to HELL, the beverage can body sheet for the whole portfolio will be produced from Hydro CIRCAL, the prime-quality recycled aluminum […]

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    Aluminum in Furniture, Then and Now

    By Rose Eaton, Light Metal Age Aluminum has many valuable qualities. It is strong, lightweight, and can be used to create aesthetically pleasing products. The metal as a material for furniture design has a decades long history, and in recent years it has been utilized both for its visual appeal and for its sustainability. History […]

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    ARTICLE: Pries Installs One of the Most Advanced Anodizing Lines in the U.S.

    By Rose Eaton, Staff Writer. In the fall of 2019, Pries Enterprises finished a 50,000 sq ft expansion and installation of a state-of-the-art anodizing line, making them the only vertically integrated extruder-anodizer fabricator in their immediate area. The new anodizing line will allow the company to drastically reduce lead times for their customers and solidify […]