Unique Tol & Gauge builds mold from largest 7000 Series aluminium block ever forged


Unique Tool & Gauge (Windsor, ON) and Alcan Aluminum, a global supplier of aluminum for a variety of industries including moldmaking, collaborated on a mold for front wheel-well liners for a high-volume sedan that is produced in the U.S. The 11,000-lb forging of Alumold 500 measured 70 x 52 x 31 inches, and is the largest forging ever done in 7000 Series aluminum, according to Alcan’s Manager of Customer Applications Engineering, Dan Popescu.

Darcy King, president of Unique Tool & Gauge, said, “We’ve had huge success with 7000 Series aluminum grades, and Alcan’s work in producing larger block sizes on their Alumold 500 product is going to open up new applications areas for production aluminum tooling for us. Our automotive customers stand to realize considerable savings if this program remains successful.”...
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