Innovation

Yakazi Develops Stronger, More Conductive Aluminium Wire Using Carbon Nanotubes

Yakazi Develops Stronger, More Conductive Aluminium Wire Using Carbon Nanotubes

Researchers in California say they have developed an alternative for copper wire in automotive applications that is cheaper and lighter than existing solutions – namely, aluminium wire rods strengthened by carbon nanotubes. According to scientists at vehicle wire harness manufacturer Yazaki’s research...

Events

OCEA Launches Largest Ever Aluminium Offshore Patrol Vessel For Philippine Coast Guard

French shipbuilder OCEA launched the world’s largest aluminium offshore patrol vessel (OPV) ever built last week as part of an international competition to highlight the cost effectiveness and CO2 emissions reduction possible when using aluminium hulls. Built as part of a contract with the Coast Guard of the Philippines and the Department of Transportation (DOTr), […]

Gränges And Aurora Labs Ltd Ink Agreement To Discuss Enhanced Cooperation In 3D Aluminium Manufacturing

Swedish rolled aluminium firm Gränges AB and Australian metal 3D printing developer Aurora Labs Ltd signed a Memorandum of Understanding last week that contemplates increased commercial and research ties between the two firms. Operating through its wholly-owned subsidiary A3D Operations Pty Ltd., Aurora and Gränges agreed to a framework for possible future transactions between the […]

Aluminerie Alouette Receives C$15 Million Grant From Canada’s Government To Improve Operations At Sept-Îles

Canada’s largest aluminium smelter Aluminerie Alouette will receive C$15 million (US$11.5 million) from the Canadian government for use in developing and improving operations at the site. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada says the grant from the Strategic Innovation Fund will allow Alouette to modernize its operations at Sept-Îles as well as giving it the […]

ABx’s ALCORE Begins Refining Bauxite Into Aluminium Fluoride

Australian Bauxite Limited (ABx) updated the market on Wednesday as to progress on the ALCORE Limited project, noting that it has achieved the project’s third milestone on the road to commercial production of aluminium fluoride (AlF3). ABx says the project has begun chemical refining of bauxite ore into aluminium fluoride with the removal of silicon […]