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Three-dimensional printing is part of the process known as additive manufacturing, in which 3D products are designed on a computer then printed out as layers of materials — for example, aluminium, other metals or plastics — to form one component (courtesy: Alcoa).

US government supports advanced manufacturing – aluminium initiatives benefit and make further progress

September 16, 2016 9:14 am Published by 1 Comment

Set to come to the end of its second term in November, President Obama’s Administration recently highlighted America’s capacity for…


Even the most modern and efficient smelters, using conventional electrolytic reduction technologies and cell design, are greatly energy-intensive and generate GHGs and toxic emissions (Courtesy: Norsk Hydro ASA)

New, Green technologies could transform the European aluminium industry by 2050

April 22, 2016 3:23 am Published by Comments Off on New, Green technologies could transform the European aluminium industry by 2050

Rather than continuing on a traditional technology development path, adopting new technologies – still in the research phase – could…