Aluminum Manufacturing and Processing At Alcoa
and Reynolds, Aluminum Can Manufacturing and More
Aluminum is one of those indispensable metals that is used in
almost every thing that we interact with daily - from our cars to
our cookware to the cans we drink soda from.
This collection of films examines how aluminum is created from
the mining of the ore to a variety of finished products. It has
four films and a total run time of 1 hour 30 minutes.
The first film is titled Aluminum on the March - 1956 - The entire
story of aluminum from mining to finished product is explained in
this deligthful Reynolds Aluminum Company created film. In addition
to the factory tour and full story of aluminum, it includes several
stop motion animations of aluminum figures.
The second film is titled Dateline: Tomorrow - 1940s - This film
for the ALCOA Company explores the aluminum manufacturing process
and includes a fascinating inside look at their factories creating
aluminum products - highlighting the various processes - chemical,
polishing, enamels, brushing, sealing, etc. - that go into a finished
aluminum product. It is an excellent showcase of the diversity that
can be achieved from aluminum.
The third film is titled Miracle of the Can - 1956 - an exploration
of the miracle of the modern can; how it is manufactured and the
many uses it serves.
The forth film is a short clip titled La Guardia Calls for Scrap
Aluminum - 1941 - Civil Defense Chief La Guardia calls on the nation
to donate all their scrap aluminum to help the military build airplanes
for the war effort.
Here are some sample clips from the DVD