Currently, recycling industrial scrap metal is expensive, messy, and inefficient. Nevertheless, the goal of reducing the 25 million tons of metal waste produced each year remains top priority in the manufacturing industry.
EWI has developed a new scrap metal recycling method that consolidates and extrudes a metal byproduct suitable for industrial re-use faster and in fewer steps than today’s conventional recycling process. Recently tested at EWI on Al-6061, the technique shows promise for other metals as well. The results of this work appear in a paper by EWI associates Drew Shipley and Michael Eff, Friction Extrusion of Aluminum.
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To learn about further work planned to develop this recycling process, contact Drew Shipley at [email protected].
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