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MIG Welding vs. TIG Welding

November 09, 2018 @ 2:50:pm

MIG and TIG welding are two of the most common methods of arc welding in which uses metal electrodes and an inert gas to shield the weld area from contamination. Read More →

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Sprint Car Crash Test

September 17, 2018 @ 3:57:pm

Several years ago, A.E.D., partnering with Spike Chassis and CAPE – The Center for Advanced Product Evaluation, set out to crash test a sprint car to provide real world scenarios of what happens during an extreme sprint car crash. Read More →

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What is Docol Tube R8?

July 16, 2018 @ 9:45:am

Docol Tube R8 is an advanced high strength steel tube that are engineered to provide a safer, stronger and more consistent alternative to 4130 Cold Drawn Seamless Tube. Read More →

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A.E.D. is now ISO 9001:2015 Quality Compliant

July 11, 2018 @ 3:36:pm

On Wednesday 7/10/18, A.E.D. passed our ISO quality audit to become ISO 9001:2015 quality compliant. A.E.D. first earned ISO 9001 certification in 2015 and we can proudly say we have passed every yearly audit with zero findings. Read More →

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6061 Aluminum Sheet

June 20, 2018 @ 4:46:pm

6061 is the strongest grade of aluminum sheet stocked by A.E.D and is available in both the T6 and T4 tempers. Read More →

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What is heat treating?

June 20, 2018 @ 4:24:pm

Heat treating is the process of heating and cooling metal under specific parameters to alter its mechanical properties. Read More →

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Aluminum Sheet 101

May 30, 2018 @ 1:22:pm

Deciding which grade of aluminum sheet to use for a specific project can be a daunting task. Not only do you have to consider the durability and strength of a grade but also if it will meet your manufacturing needs such as formability and weldability.... Read More →

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PRI - Docol Tubes in Racing- Seminar

October 20, 2017 @ 2:23:pm

Docol R8 Tube has been introduced in racing for the past five seasons. Approved by SFI / FIA and numerous sanction bodies and organizations around the globe.... Seminars will be held on Thursday and Friday from 9:30 to 10:30, Indiana Convention Center, Room 245 Read More →



August 07, 2017 @ 2:11:pm

A.E.D. has been servicing the motorsports and aviation industry since 1995 – during these years we have listened and learned from both industries about the necessary characteristics that make up a quality high performing 4130 tube for high stress applications. Read More →

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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 Recap

August 01, 2017 @ 8:30:am

The week of Oshkosh 2017 is now complete – we visited old friends and made many new friends. During the week we had many conversations about our 4130 and Docol tubes and the variety of streamline profiles we produce.... Read More →

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Customer Spotlight

June 16, 2015 @ 8:10:am

A.E.D. wants to know more about our customers! If you buy material from us, send us pictures of the build and finished project. We will feature it on our social media channels and website. Read More →

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AED Headed to Oshkosh Airshow

July 16, 2014 @ 12:36:pm

AED will be presenting our complete line of 4130 tube sheets plates and bars as well as our manufacturing of streamline tube for the sport aircraft industry. Read More →

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Docol R8 Tube

December 10, 2012 @ 8:27:pm

Docol R8 Tube Well Received at Both Performance Racing Industry Show and The International Motorsports Industry Show Read More →

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Helping the Industry - Job Postings

October 02, 2012 @ 10:54:am

Some of you who are in the racing industry, and more specifically in the IndyCar series, may know that recently there were a number of layoffs at several teams in the Indianapolis area that has affected at least 50 people, from mechanics to truck drivers, engineers, chief mechanics, and others. Read More →