Innovation

German Auto Parts Firm to Integrate Innovative Aluminium Additive Manufacturing Process

German Auto Parts Firm to Integrate Innovative Aluminium Additive Manufacturing Process

Additive manufacturing of aluminium parts has begun to penetrate the automotive manufacturing community with the sale of a groundbreaking 3D printer to one of Germany’s leading automotive design and production firms. Vader Systems of Buffalo, New York, announced the sale late last...

Why Trimet Aluminium is betting on EnPot’s virtual battery

Trimet Aluminium SE is not just Germany’s biggest aluminium producer and one of the leading players in Europe, it is also a hotbed for innovation. The 30-year old family business made news earlier this year after it became the first company to roll out a revolutionary new “virtual battery” system that opens a new front […]

Clemson Researchers Develop Improvements to Aluminium-Ion Battery Technology

Researchers at Clemson University say they have made progress in improving the performance of aluminium-ion batteries. Though aluminium-ion batteries are less toxic and more efficient than lithium-ion batteries, past attempts at making workable prototypes of an aluminium-ion battery have failed to produce a model that performs as well as a similar lithium-ion battery. Thus, consumers […]

Aluminium May Be Winner in Likely EU Plan to Boost Electric Car Sector

According to sources who spoke to Reuters, the European Union will soon be considering a proposal to use carbon credits to entice automotive manufacturers into the aluminium-intensive electric car market rather than relying upon quotas alone. The sources, who were not identified by the news agency, indicated that a proposal will be introduced in just […]

Constellium Lands Flat-Rolled Aluminium Alloy Supply Contract with Bombardier

Amsterdam rolled and extruded aluminium titan Constellium N.V. announced yesterday that its long-term partnership with Canadian multinational firm Bombardier Inc. has been extended in the form of a multi-year contract to supply the company’s aviation division with a broad mix of flat-rolled aluminium alloy parts. Constellium indicated in the announcement that the parts supplied will […]

The Electric Vehicle Revolution Will Spur Aluminium Demand

In stark contrast to previous editions, electric vehicles were all the rage at this year’s Frankfurt IAA, the world’s largest motor show. Many premium brand announced they would electrify entire series or that their fleets will be a mix of hybrid and battery-powered vehicles. Aiming to catch up to Tesla, European automakers are increasingly favouring […]