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Ford’s all aluminium F-150: Will it change the face of pick-up trucks?

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The face of automobiles is ever changing and each new invention adds a new dimension to the industry. What started out with horse-drawn carriages has led to horse-power battles where every maker is fighting for supremacy. Although steel had been the preferred choice for automobiles, to enhance the speed and dexterity of the automobiles, aluminium […]

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Die Storage in Aluminium Extrusion

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Storing dies in aluminium extrusion industry has always remained a debatable issue. Although it is a known fact that storage with aluminium reduces the number of die handling, caustic consumption and increases die available time; still the practice could not be accepted by most of the extruders in all over the world. Perhaps, unreliability in order […]

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Industry Value Proposition: Modernization of old rolling mills

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Adapting existing rolling mills to present day market requirements has become imperative for present day aluminium producers. Modernization of old rolling mills has made Aluminum rolled product plants more profitable and competitive in both domestic and export market. Automation helps in increasing uptime and productivity, reduces mill breakdowns by over 35% and product rejection rate […]

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The Aluminum Can Wars Begin

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In 2009, in a joint effort, aluminum companies Alcoa and Novelis decided to centralize their aluminum can collection. In 2011, the two companies accumulated 40 billion cans. However this past August, in order to start its own collection program, Novelis split from Alcoa. Both companies are now at war, trying to out-collect the other. In […]

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Aluminium in building and construction: a modern alternative to steel

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As a metal, Aluminium has a quite a few distinguishing properties that make it the ideal material for a wide range of applications. Especially in the building and construction industry, it is turning out to be the most preferred metal. Designers and architects are increasingly experimenting with the metal for designing unique and innovative structures […]

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