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The tube was invented 175 years ago

Exactly 175 years ago, namely in 1841, the American John Goffe Rand invented the tube. Reasons enough for the tube industry to celebrate this anniversary in a fitting manner. etma ( European tube manufacturers association) is extending an invitation to attend the World Tube Congress in Berlin on 2 June 2016.


Hammerer Aluminium Industries acquires precision-profile specialist LEAN Extrusion

The Austrian aluminium specialist Hammerer Aluminium Industries (HAI) is taking over 100 percent of the German LEAN Extrusions GmbH. Already last year this plant produced high-gloss aluminium parts for HAI as 50 percent joint venture.


Hot forming of aluminium for lightweight automotive construction

High-strength aluminium alloys offer the greatest potential for weight reduction in body construction. With the newly developed technology of hot forming of aluminium sheet, now it is possible to produce complex geometries.


Materials and production technologies for the mobility of tomorrow

On 23 February 2016 leading companies and experts will talk about trends and developments for the mobility of tomorrow, with the central topics of manufacturing methods for multi-material use, and new materials for electric mobility.


International Aluminium Die-casting Award 2016

GDA has awarded the winners of the International Aluminium Die Casting Competition 2016 as part of the EUROGUSS 2016 in Nuremberg. Prizes were awarded to three castings from renowned manufacturers with a further three castings receiving special commendations.


Takeover of Richter Aluminium GmbH

Effective 30 November 2015 the von Salmuth family will take over Richter Aluminium GmbH in Schutterwald/Offenburg, one of the most modern German extrusion press plants in Europe. Under the new owners Richter Aluminium GmbH will continue to operate independently on the market.


Aluminium sector confident of lightweight metal’s future potential

The long-term success of aluminium depends on new solutions and products. Innovation is the key factor for future success and guarantees the future viability and competitiveness of the aluminium industry.