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A USB flash drive containing copies of all of the following papers (except those in RED) may be ordered at the top of this page.
 
 

 

80. "The Ageing Process for Extruded Aluminum Profiles," presented to IMEDAL Conference, Puerto Vallarta, July 2014.

79. "Extrusion Plant Safety," presented to IMEDAL Conference, Mexico City, July, 2013.

78. "Aluminum Melt Furnaces: Principles of Fuel Economy," presented to IMEDAL Conference, Mexico City, July, 2013.  Also published in Aluminium International Today, July/August, 2013, issue.

77. "Selling Extrusions in the USA: Understanding and Managing the Customers' Perceptions," prepared for IMEDAL Conference, Veracruz, June 2011, not presented.

76. "Achieving High Reliability for the Extrusion Line: What's New?" presented to IMEDAL Conference, Veracruz, June, 2011.

75. "Achieving High Reliability for the Extrusion Line," updated and presented to SMS-Meer seminar, State College PA, February, 2011.

74. "How Much Extrusion Plant Automation is Really Justified?," presented at IMEDAL in Queretaro, June 2010.

73. "Mexico's 1st International IMEDAL Conference 2009," article in Light Metal Age magazine, August, 2009.

72. “Correct Procedures for Changing and Maintaining Saw Blades,” presented at IMEDAL, Puebla, June 2008.

71. “Achieving High Reliability for the Extrusion Line,” presented at IMEDAL, Puebla, June 2009.  Published in the proceedings of Alex, Mumbai, December, 2009.

70. “Mexican Extrusion Industry Well-Positioned to Compete Globally,” article in Light Metal Age magazine, June, 2009.

69. “New Solutions for Packaging Extrusions,” presented at Extrusion Technology Seminar (ET 2008), Orlando, May 2008, sponsored by the ET Foundation (The Aluminum Association and the Aluminum Extruders Council).  Presented at IMEDAL, Monterrey, June 27, 2008.

68. “Seven Steps for Selecting an Extrusion Press,” presented at Extrusion Technology Seminar (ET 2008), Orlando, May 2008, sponsored by the ET Foundation (The Aluminum Association and the Aluminum Extruders Council).  Presented at IMEDAL, Monterrey, June 27, 2008.  Re-published in Aluminium International Today magazine, March/April 2009.

67. “Ideas for Optimizing Extrusion Press Production,” presented at IMEDAL, Guadalajara, July 2007.

66. “Press Maintenance: Key to Process Optimization,” PowerPoint presentation to AEC Process Optimization Workshop, Chicago, June 2007.

65. “Life in the “Flat” World: Competing With Low Cost Producers from Developing Countries,” presented at IMEDAL, Cancun, June 2006.  Revised version presented at AL 2000, Florence, Italy, March 2007.  Translated and presented by Mr. J. Zhou at Lw2007, International Aluminum Profile Technology Seminar and Exposition, Guangzhou, China, August 2007.

64. “Modernizing Older Extrusion Plants,” presented to IMEDAL, Puerto Vallarta, June 2005.

63. “Press Maintenance – What Managers Need to Know,” presented to AEC Fall Management Conference, Chicago, September 2004.  Presented to Instituto  Mexicana de Aluminio (IMEDAL), Puerto Vallarta, June 2005.  Presented to AEC Press Maintenance Seminar, November 2, 2005.

62. “Building a ‘Green Field’ Extrusion Plant in the 21st Century,” paper for Ing. Franco Libera of Presezzi Extrusion, written for Extrusion Technology Seminar (ET 2004), Orlando, May 2004, sponsored by the ET Foundation (The Aluminum Association and the Aluminum Extruders Council).

61. “Flying Cut Puller without Hand-off,” paper of Ing. Franco Gramaticopolo of OMAV, translated, illustrated, and presented at Extrusion Technology Seminar (ET 2004), Orlando, May 2004, sponsored by the ET Foundation (The Aluminum Association and the Aluminum Extruders Council).

60. “Meeting Today’s Market Challenges Through Strategic Equipment Investments,” paper of Ing. Nicola Defendi of OMAV, translated, illustrated, and presented at Extrusion Technology Seminar (ET 2004), Orlando, May 2004, sponsored by the ET Foundation (The Aluminum Association and the Aluminum Extruders Council).

59. “The Extrusion Press Line for 2024: A Forecast,” presented at Extrusion Technology Seminar (ET 2004), Orlando, May 2004, sponsored by the ET Foundation (The Aluminum Association and the Aluminum Extruders Council).

58. The Extrusion Press Maintenance Manual, 3rd Edition with CD-ROM, published by Kennedy Eurotech, Inc., April, 2004.  Also offered by Fellom Publishing and the Aluminum Extruders Council.  (Available for purchase at www.alkennedy.com .)

57. “Ten High-Tech Tools for Extrusion Plant Maintenance,” presented at Aluminium 2000 Conference, Rome, March 18-20, 2003.  Sponsored by Interall Publications.

56. Hydro Aluminum North America Press Maintenance Seminar, Anderson SC, November, 2002 (organized by Hans Bohde).  Presentations on Prestressing Columns, Press Alignment, Spare Parts, and Hydraulics.

55. “Modernizing Old Plants – Part 2: Specifying a New Press,” revised and updated version of publication no. 16, for publication in issue 3/02 of Aluminium Extrusion magazine, by Edimet Publications, September, 2002.

54. “Cutting Line for Long Profiles,” paper of Ing. Massimo Marinelli of OMAV, edited and presented at European Extruders Association Congress, Montichiari (BS), Italy, May 10, 2002.

53. Extrusion Press Maintenance Seminar, presented to AEC members (moderated, with additional speakers); Chicago, April 30 to May 2, 2002.

51. The Extrusion Press Maintenance Manual, CD-ROM Version (2nd Edition), published together with Fellom Publishing, November, 2001.  Also offered by the Aluminum Extruders Council.  (No longer available – see 3rd Edition.)

52. “Managing Extrusion Plant Maintenance,” presented at Extruding Aluminium Conference and Exhibition, Warwick University, Coventry, England, April 17-18, 2002, sponsored by the British Metallurgical Plant Constructors’ Association.

50. “Modernizing Old Plants – Part 1: Upgrading Older Presses,” revised and updated version of publication no. 16, for publication in issue 1/01 of Aluminium Extrusion magazine, by Edimet Publications, March, 2001.

49. “Modernizing Older Extrusion Plants,” presented at the IMEDAL Conference, in Cancun, Mexico, July, 2000.  Sponsored by El Instituto Mexicano del Aluminio, A.L.

48. The Extrusion Press Maintenance Manual, Second Edition, published together with Fellom Publishing, April, 2000.  Also offered by the Aluminum Extruders Council.  (No longer available – see 3rd Edition.)

47. “Semi-Continuous Aging Oven,” paper of Ing. Massimo Marinelli of OMAV, translated, illustrated, and presented at Extrusion Technology Seminar (ET 2000), Chicago, May 2000, sponsored by The Aluminum Association and the Aluminum Extruders Council.

46. “Improved Lay-Out and Handling Downstream of the Extrusion Line,” paper of Ing. F. Gramaticopolo of OMAV, translated, illustrated, and presented at Extrusion Technology Seminar (ET 2000), Chicago, May 2000, sponsored by The Aluminum Association and the Aluminum Extruders Council.

45. “Managing Extrusion Plant Maintenance,” presented at Extrusion Technology Seminar (ET 2000), Chicago, May 2000, sponsored by The Aluminum Association and the Aluminum Extruders Council.

44. The Extrusion Press Maintenance Manual, 2nd Edition 2000, published together with Fellom Publishing, April, 2000.  Also offered by the Aluminum Extruders Council.  (No longer available – see 3rd Edition.)

43. “The Effect of Press Maintenance on Die Performance,” Presentation to AEC Die Seminar, Chicago, May 17, 1999.

42. Extrusion Press Maintenance Seminars, presented to AEC members (moderated, with additional speakers); Chicago, April 21-23, 1999; Atlanta, May 5-7, 1999; and Toronto, June 9-11, 1999.

41. “High-Tech Painting Plant for Aluminum Extrusions Installed in Mexico,” article in Light Metal Age magazine, October, 1998.

40. “Saving the Aluminum Window Market in North America,” Aluminium Extrusion magazine, by Interall Publications, 1997, issue 3.

39. “Basic Design of Melting Furnaces for Aluminum Extrusion Plants,” paper prepared for presentation by Sr. Artemio Garcia, Cuprum S.A., to the Mexican Aluminum Association, Acapulco, June 1997.

38. “Aluminum Technology and Recycling Seminars in Brazil,” article in Light Metal Age magazine, December, 1997.

37. “The Impact of Press Maintenance on Die Performance,” presentation to AEC Die Performance Clinic, Chicago, October 20-21, 1997.

36. “No-man Extrusion System Runs Smoothly,” interview with Andrea Nylund, Contributing Editor, published in Modern Metals magazine, September, 1997.

35. “Steps the Foundry Can Take to Improve the Extrudability of Aluminum Billets,” paper prepared for presentation by Sr. Artemio Garcia, Cuprum S.A., to the Mexican Aluminum Association, Mexico City, October 1997.

34. Extrusion Press Maintenance, course taught at VI Aluminum Industry Technology Seminar, ABAL (Brazil Aluminum Association), Sao Paulo, Brazil, September 3-5, 1997.

33. “Trends in the Extrusion Business Related to Process, Products, and Equipment,” presentation to VI Aluminum Industry Technology Seminar, ABAL (Brazil Aluminum Association), Sao Paulo, Brazil, September 3-5, 1997.

32. “A Comprehensive Maintenance Program for Extrusion Plants,” presented at Aluminium 2000, Congresso Mondiale sull' Alluminio No. 3, Limassol, Cyprus, March, 1997, sponsored by Interall Publications.  “A Comprehensive Maintenance Program for Extrusion Plants,” same paper presented at Alumitech, Atlanta GA, May, 1997, sponsored by The Aluminum Association.

31. “Myths and Realities Related to Coatings for Aluminum Profiles,” paper prepared for presentation by Ing. Ricardo Gonzalez, Cuprum S.A., to the Mexican Aluminum Association, Mexico City, October 1996.

30. “Extrusion Line for Big Profiles,” paper of Ing. A. Mensi and D. Bertoli of OMAV, translated, illustrated, and presented at Extrusion Technology Seminar (ET 96), Chicago, May 1996, sponsored by The Aluminum Association and the Aluminum Extruders Council.

29. “A ‘No-Man’ Extrusion Handling System,” paper of Ing. F. Gramaticopolo of OMAV, translated, illustrated, and presented at Extrusion Technology Seminar (ET 96), Chicago, May 1996, sponsored by The Aluminum Association and the Aluminum Extruders Council.

28. “Modernizing the Extrusion Press and Handling System: Adapting New Technologies to Older Plants,”  presented at Extrusion Technology Seminar (ET 96), Chicago, May 1996, sponsored by The Aluminum Association and the Aluminum Extruders Council.

27. The Extrusion Press Maintenance Manual, published together with Fellom Publishing, April, 1996.  Also offered by the Aluminum Extruders Council.  (No longer available – see later editions.)

26. “Comments on the Status of the North American Aluminum Extrusion Industry,” revised and updated version of publication no. 14, for publication in inaugural issue of new Aluminium Extrusion magazine, by Interall Publications, Oct-Dec, 1995, issue.

25. “AEC Extrusion Press Maintenance Workshop,” article in Light Metal Age magazine, August 1995.

24. “Aluminum Shapes Groundbreaking,”  article in Light Metal Age magazine, June 1995.

23. “Modernizing the Older Press and Related Equipment,” presented at Press Maintenance Workshop, Chicago, April, 1995, sponsored by the Aluminum Extruders Council.

22. “Enliven Extrusion Profits: Cut Dead Cycle Time,”  interview with J. Neiland Pennington, Editor, published in Modern Metals magazine, March, 1995.

21. “AEC 1994 Annual Meeting,” article in Light Metal Age magazine, June 1994.

20. “ ‘Profiles’ of a World-Class Die Maker,” article in Light Metal Age magazine, June 1994.

19. “Automated Extrusion Line Is Unique In North America,” article in Modern Metals magazine, November 1993.  Supplied data and interview material, and edited final copy.

18. “Extrusion: Two presses target dead cycle time,” article in Modern Metals magazine, September 1993.  Written from JAK paper, and cites interview with JAK.

17. “Cardinal Aluminum Goes High-Tech,” article in Light Metal Age magazine, August 1993.

16. “Aluminium 2000 Showcases Technological Advances,” article in Light Metal Age magazine, June 1993.

15. “World's Largest Compact Press Installed at Nedal,” article in Light Metal Age magazine, April 1993.  Edited and rewritten with Dominique Flick and Guy Bessey of Clecim.

14. “Status of the North American Aluminum Extrusion Industry,” presented at Aluminium 2000, Congresso Mondiale sull' Alluminio, Florence, Italy, March, 1993, sponsored by Interall Publications.  Also Published in Aluminium Finishing magazine (an Interall publication), February/March 1994.

13. “A Review of the Technology for Painting Aluminum,” paper prepared for presentation by Ing. Abelardo Salazar, Cuprum S.A., to the Mexican Aluminum Association, Mexico City, October 1992.  Updated and revised for presentation at Cancun conference of the Mexican Aluminum Association, 1994.  Updated for presentation to Cancun conference of the Mexican Aluminum Association, 1995.

12. “User Experience with Fluidized-Bed Nitriding and Nitrocarburizing of Extrusion Dies,” co-written with Ing. Carlos Ross (PROA Consultores) and presented by Ing. Abelardo Salazar (Cuprum S.A., Monterrey, Mexico) at Extrusion Technology Seminar (ET 92), Chicago, May 1992, sponsored by The Aluminum Association and the Aluminum Extruders Council.

11. “Improvements in Extrusion Properties and Practice Through the Use of SNIF In-Line Refining,” paper of Ing. M. Bertoli and Ing. G. Bosetti of Metra Group, translated, illustrated, and presented at Extrusion Technology Seminar (ET 92), Chicago, May 1992, sponsored by The Aluminum Association and the Aluminum Extruders Council.

10. “Extrusion Press With Moveable Ram Stem,” paper of Ing. D. Bertoli and Ing. A. Mensi of OMAV, translated, illustrated, and presented at Extrusion Technology Seminar (ET 92), Chicago, May 1992, sponsored by The Aluminum Association and the Aluminum Extruders Council.

9.  “Modifications to the Extrusion Press and Handling System for Increased Reliability and Productivity,” presented at Extrusion Technology Seminar (ET 92), Chicago, May 1992, sponsored by The Aluminum Association and the Aluminum Extruders Council.

8.  “Modernizing the Extrusion Press and Handling System,” presented at Press Maintenance Workshop, Chicago, November 20, 1991, sponsored by the Aluminum Extruders Council.

7.  “Fluidized Bed Furnaces Enhance Nitriding,” article in Modern Metals magazine, August 1990. (Rewritten as an interview by the editors)

6.  “Rotary Dross Coolers: Designing for Improved Safety,” presented at Aluminum Industry Loss Prevention Workshop, December 1987, Tampa FL, sponsored by The Aluminum Association.

5.  “Potential Aluminum Processing Applications for a High-Temperature, Gas-Fired Heating Mantle,” consulting study for Gas Research Institute and Procedyne Corporation, November 30, 1987.  (Related article in Natural Gas Applications in Industry, Fall 1993, published by American Gas Association, Arlington VA.)

4.  US Patent 4,508,564:  Scrap Metal Reclaiming Process (for reclaim of thermal barrier-containing aluminum scrap materials in fluidized bed); granted May 17, 1984.  (Featured in Patent Spotlight, Light Metal Age magazine, October 1985.)

3.  “Cast House Modernization,” presented at Extrusion Technology Seminar  (ET 84), Atlanta, April 1984, sponsored by The Aluminum Association and the Aluminum Extruders Council.

2.  US Patent 4,394,166:  Scrap Metal Recovery Process (for reclaim of thermal barrier-containing aluminum scrap materials);  granted May 28, 1982.

1.  “Melt Furnace With Convection Recuperator - Operation and Performance Evaluation,” presented at Aluminum Industry Energy Conservation Workshop VI, November 1981, Washington DC, sponsored by The Aluminum Association.




 

 

 

 

 

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