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Novelis Expands Aluminum Capabilities with Kentucky Investment

Novelis Expands Aluminum Capabilities with Kentucky Investment

Novelis Inc., a major player in aluminum rolling and recycling, has announced plans to build an approximately $300 million automotive aluminum sheet manufacturing facility in Guthrie, Kentucky.

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Shape Corp Acquiring Aluminum Extruder Magnode

Shape Corp Acquiring Aluminum Extruder Magnode

Shape Corp. has come to terms on a purchase agreement to acquire Ohio-based aluminum extruder, Magnode. The deal comes after a successful business relationship between that two companies that included collaboration on engineering projects.

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Aleris Opens Kentucky Aluminum Plant

By on November 20, 2017 in IN THE NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS
Aleris Opens Kentucky Aluminum Plant

Aleris, a global aluminum manufacturer, has opened its $400 million aluminum automotive body sheet production facility in Lewisport, Kentucky.

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Applications Focus: Vacuum Impregnation Enables Lightweight Material Use

Applications Focus: Vacuum Impregnation Enables Lightweight Material Use

OEMs are redesigning parts and bringing vacuum impregnation systems in-house to meet the demand for aluminum in large part because the process eliminates the porosity inherent in aluminum castings.

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Magna Expands in Alabama with Aluminum Casting Facility

Magna Expands in Alabama with Aluminum Casting Facility

“We remain focused on lightweighting to help improve fuel economy while decreasing vehicle emissions over time,” said John Farrell, president of Cosma International, Magna’s body and chassis operating unit.

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Aluminum Extrusion for Lightweighting: Key Factors
for Success

By on August 16, 2017 in IN THE NEWS
Aluminum Extrusion for Lightweighting: Key Factors <br>for Success

OEMs can replace steel with aluminum extrusions, but often engineering teams are not as familiar with the alloys, the extrusion process, and the tolerances and performance characteristics that can be achieved. Here’s what engineers need to know and what to expect from suppliers.

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Hydro Acquires Sapa for Global Aluminum Position

Hydro Acquires Sapa for Global Aluminum Position

Following the transaction, Hydro says it will become a global, integrated aluminium company with more than 35,000 employees, and activities in around 40 countries.

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KAAP Expanding Again in Kentucky Thanks to Lighter Vehicles

KAAP Expanding Again in Kentucky Thanks to Lighter Vehicles

“This is our 12th year producing aluminum automobile suspension parts in Kentucky. Two years ago we decided to make our sixth investment, and due to the increasing necessity of lighter vehicles, we have decided to make another investment.”

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ESI Launches Virtual Performance Solution — Version 2016

ESI Launches Virtual Performance Solution — Version 2016

ESI Group has announced the latest release of Virtual Performance Solution (VPS), a solution enabling manufacturers to face emerging design challenges – including those related to lightweight and green vehicles – while avoiding over-engineering.

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Hitachi Metals to Develop Composite Material for
Auto Market

By on October 27, 2016 in IN THE NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS
Hitachi Metals to Develop Composite Material for<br> Auto Market

Hitachi Metals aims to create a new aluminum-carbon composite for automobiles that is 60% lighter than steel and less expensive than typical carbon fiber composites.

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