Light Metal Age Article Featured Supplier Aerospace Market


Buena Park, California, USA – November, 2012 – A trusted supplier to the world’s largest companies in the aerospace metals market, Almex has been highlighted in the October 2012 issue of Light Metal Age magazine for its involvement in establishing a New Global Technology Center for Universal Alloy Corporation (UAC).

The plant which was commissioned in Dumbravita Romania features an Almex MiniCast™ system capable of producing 8,000 metric tons per year of hard alloy extrusion billet to support the extrusion processes of UAC. Employing Almex’s core equipment and process technologies of molten aluminum degassing, purification, and vertical direct chill casting, the UAC casthouse produces high quality aerospace grade billet in diameters ranging from 149mm to 254mm.

UAC also employs a complete casting line designed, installed, and commissioned by Almex in its Anaheim, California plant which has been in operation since 2003. That plant supports UAC’s domestic billet needs in addition to serving as a research and development facility for the company. Both the US and Romanian plants feature Almex’s CASTRIGHT II™ automation and controls system for guaranteeing tight process control over all casting parameters to ensure the highest standards in product quality for use in demanding aerospace applications.

All photographs courtesy of LMA, Vol. 70, No. 5, October 2012 issue.

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About Almex USA

Almex USA is the leading supplier of commercial and aerospace aluminum billet and slab casting technology and equipment.  The company’s products include LARS® degassing systems, MEGA™ DC casting machines, billet/ingot casting systems, and CASTRIGHT II™ automated process control.  Almex is also engaged in equipment and process research involving new capabilities and green technology for efficient recycling of aluminum alloys and has supported the aluminum industry since 1995, earning itself the “Excellence in Exports” Award from the United States Department of Commerce. Trade and Service Marks of Almex USA Inc. are property of the company registered and protected in the United States and other countries.

About Universal Alloy Corporation

Universal Alloy Corporation is an international leader in the production of aerospace extrusions. UAC supplies aircraft manufacturers and their subcontractors worldwide and has served the aircraft industry for over four decades with ISO9001 and AS9100 certifications. The company has 4 locations in the United States, Switzerland, and Romania.

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