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  • Figure 1. The 45 MN, 10 inch direct press was designed with the demands of the automotive industry in mind.

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    Hydro Cressona Serves Automotive Industry with New Highly Automated Press Line

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. The Hydro Extrusion North America facility in Cressona, PA, has been in operation since 1942, when it was commissioned by the U.S. government to support World War II efforts. Today, the over 1.6 million sq ft site has ten direct and indirect extrusion presses, ranging in sizes from 10 to […]

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    Tower Extrusions Purchases New Liquid Nitrogen Die Cooling System

    Tower Extrusions Ltd., an aluminum extruder based in Texas, signed a contract with Atie Uno Informatica Srl in Italy for the supply of a new N5 liquid nitrogen die cooling system. The purpose of the liquid nitrogen closed loop control system is to maximize quality and productivity by reducing excessive heat buildup in the extrusion tooling. […]

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    ALMAG Aluminum Acquires Assets of Alabama Extrusions

    ALMAG Aluminum, a supplier of custom aluminum extrusions based in Ontario, Canada, recently announced the acquisition of the assets of Alabama (Shoals)Extrusions in Florence, Alabama. “As ALMAG continues to have steady growth in the U.S. market, this positions the organization to support increased demand from our valued customers while maintaining some of the most competitive […]

  • ASEN Metal a Turkish extruder orders a new extrusion press from Danieli Breda

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    Turkish Extruder Orders New Press for Automotive Applications

    ASEN Metal, an aluminum extruder based in Kocaeli, Turkey, is expanding its operations with the order of a new extrusion press line. The investment will target the production of hard alloys for automotive applications. Established in the Gebze Industrial Zone, ASEN Metal manufactures high quality standard and customized profiles for local and international markets, with […]

  • Alugen Aluminium Installs New Nitriding System for Its Aluminum Extrusion Operation in Turkey

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    Alugen Aluminium Installs Nitriding System for Extrusion Operation in Turkey

    Alugen Aluminium, an aluminum extrusion company in Turkey, recently expanded their production capabilities with the addition of a new nitriding system from Nitrex. Bringing a nitriding operation in-house was a strategic decision designed to provide the company with a more cost-effective and high quality nitriding solution. “Over the years, Alugen has expanded production to meet demand,” said Marcin […]

  • aluminum extrusion desging competition - bike rack

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    Entries Open for the 2021 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition

    The ET Foundation and the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) issued a call for entries for the 2021 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. Open to students currently enrolled in high school, college, university, or trade/technical school, the competition will award a total of $15,500 in student scholarships. Scholarships for the competition are co-sponsored by leading industry aluminum extrusion companies and AEC members, including ALMAG […]

  • Buzon Pedestal International utilized Hydro EcoDesign to improve the gutter profiles in its product package, used here for the Hammersmith project in London.

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    Hydro Develops Method to Support Environmentally Friendly Aluminum Design

    Hydro has developed EcoDesign, a new method for the development of sustainable aluminum products. The method provides a means for creative collaboration between designers and materials engineers enabling them to improve the functionality of a product, as well as its social and environmental footprint. This complements the growing number of products and services the company is offering […]

  • Figure 1. SMS Sutton press.

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    Extrusion Partnership to Support North American Extruders

    Representing a major commitment to the North American extrusion market, SMS group and R.L. Best have joined forces as of January 1, 2020 to further support extruders with spare parts, modernizations, field service, and installation capabilities. The combined knowledge of each company will enable them to service a variety of extrusion brands, including Sutton, SMS, […]