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  • Hertwich Ecomelt-PS200 with rail-guided skimming machine at Hydro Ghlin

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    Hydro Extrusion Lichtervelde Starts Operation of a New Melting Furnace

    The recycling of manufacturing and turnaround scrap is becoming more and more important within the extrusion industry. Hydro Extruded Solutions currently processes aluminum scrap at a number of facilities, with more than half of their extrusion production coming from recycled material. The company aims to have a total of 20 of its extrusion plants achieve Aluminium Stewardship […]

  • Pull-Down Die Forging Press

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    Weber Metals Starts Up World’s Largest Pull-Down Die Forging Press

    Weber Metals Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Otto Fuchs Group, held a grand opening in October 2018 for its new 540 MN die forging press in Paramount, California. The press is the world’s strongest hydraulic pull-down die forging press in pit-mounted design and represents the largest single investment in the company’s over 100-year history. SMS […]

  • Garnalex

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    New Extruder Garnalex Receives Delivery of First Extrusion Press

    Garner Aluminium Extrusions (Garnalex), a new extrusion company in Nether Heage, Derbyshire, U.K., received delivery of a state-of-the-art aluminum extrusion press. The purchase and delivery of the machine — which weighs 170 tons and will be assembled onsite by SMS group technicians — represents a £9 million (~US$11.6 million) investment to date. The equipment is expected to be commissioned […]

  • Participants investigate main pump operation and maintenance at a Hydraulics and Controls course in Arkansas in 2018.

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    Mechanical and Hydraulic Maintenance Training – Extrusion Presses

    The knowledge base in the aluminum industry is shifting as many of the experts and leaders in extrusion, rolling, and casting are moving toward retirement. SMS group is working to combat this knowledge gap by providing its training programs which aim to help operations improve the competence of their employees. For the U.S., the company […]

  • Mid-States Aluminum groundbreaking

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    Mid-States Aluminum Breaks Ground on Its Press Line Expansion

    Mid-States Aluminum broke ground on its $20 million investment project, which involves the purchase of a new extrusion press line and upgrade of its facility in Fond du Lac, WI. The extruder produces precision profiles and machined components with tight tolerances for a variety of markets, including: electrical and electronics, medical, machinery and equipment, automotive, […]

  • apt Group extrusion press

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    apt Group Inaugurates Modern Aluminum Extrusion Press Line

    apt Extrusions GmbH & Co. KG, part of the apt Group, completed the installation of a new 27 MN, front-loading extrusion press line at its extrusion plant in Monheim am Rhein, Germany. This new press, which replaces a former 20 MN press, is designed to meet market requirements for larger profiles. One of the leading […]

  • Continuous homogenizing furnace

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    Constellium Expanding Aluminum Homogenizing Capacity in the Czech Republic

    Constellium Extrusions Dĕčín s.r.o. in the Czech Republic ordered a new continuous homogenizing furnace, including a helical ultrasonic testing station and billet saw for aluminum extrusion billets. The new furnace from Hertwich Engineering, a company of SMS group, will have a capacity of 9 tons/hour — considerably larger and more powerful than the 3 tons/hour furnace […]

  • 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 […]

  • SMS HybrEx Press

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    Whitehall Industries Orders New Extrusion Press to Serve Automotive Industry

    UACJ Automotive Whitehall Industries, based in Ludington, Michigan, placed an order for the supply a HybrEx®25 extrusion press from SMS group in response to a sharp growth in North American demand for automotive aluminum structural materials and parts. The 25 MN (2,750 UST) press will be the third SMS press for Whitehall and the first […]