2015 Edition of Aluminum Design Manual Released

Essential Reference for Architects and Designers Now Available in Association Bookstore

The All-New Aluminum Design Manual

Are you an engineer, architect or other professional in the building and construction industry who works with aluminum? If so, you can’t be without the 2015 Aluminum Design Manual -- an indispensable guide for anyone designing load-bearing structures using aluminum.

Website Wins Award | Election Impact

The Aluminum Association's newly redesigned website won an award.  The impact of the mid-term elections on the aluminum industry.  A new video highlights the “Aluminum Advantage.” An infographic tells the aluminum story in building and construction.

Aluminum Built a Museum | Aluminium Stewardship Initiative Update

The Aluminum Association donated the original copy of the teal sheets to the Smithsonian Institution.  Casthouse Safety Workshop in June. SAPA’s Chizmar Named AWMI Member of the Year. Aluminum Industry Featured in Bloomberg Sustainable Energy Factbook. And more.

Aluminum Built a Museum

Colonel Scott Willey of the Air and Space museum, who gave a private tour to the Association’s Technical Committee on Product Standards, said “Without aluminum, we wouldn’t have a museum.” From the top of the Donald D. Engen Observation Tower at the Udvar-Hazy Center –part of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum - visitors have a 360-degree bird's-eye view of Washington Dulles International Airport.  It’s a place to view aluminum in action: making human flight possible. 

Aluminum Association Publishes 2013 Editions of The American National Standards on Aluminum

Six Industry Standards Receive Updates

ARLINGTON, VA, — The Aluminum Association has released the 2013 editions of The American National Standards (ANSI) H35 on Alloy and Temper Designation Systems and Dimensional Tolerances for Aluminum Mill Products. Updated documents include: 

Association Hosts Industry Event with POLITICO | NPR Covers the Miracle Metal

The Aluminum Association hosts a happy hour event on Capitol Hill with Inside-the-Beltway publication POLITICO. NPR and the BBC reports on our favorite metal. EPA air emissions rules with potentially significant industry impact delayed. And more

Aluminum Association Completes 2013 Edition of Aluminum Standards and Data

The Aluminum Association has finalized the 2013 edition of Aluminum Standards and Data. The first update in more than four years, Aluminum Standards and Data 2013 is the preeminent reference for aluminum mill product standards and the most complete source of information on wrought aluminum. 

Standards Action Report

STANDARDS ACTION REPORT

May, 2015

RECENT STANDARDS ACTIONS

The Aluminum Association completed registration of one Alclad alloy designated Alclad 2029 Sheet and Plate.  In addition the request for Expansion of the Gauge Range of 2195-T8, Sheet and Plate product was approved.  

NEW PROJECT ANNOUNCEMENT

Alloy & Product Registration Process and Request Forms

The registration of alloys and products standards follow specific rules as prescribed in the pertinent American National Standards and the registration records.  To facilitate understanding of the basic registration criteria and the information required to consider registration requests for various alloys and product standards, the below-listed forms have been created.   Each form includes a template in Word that can be completed by a potential registrant for submission to The Aluminum Association.  Sample forms are available by clicking on the live links below.

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