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Researchers Confirm Discovery of Floating Aluminium

Researchers Confirm Discovery of Floating Aluminium

Like most common metals, aluminium lacks natural buoyancy. However, with a little rearranging of the metal’s natural molecular structure, one can produce an ultra-light crystalline form of the metal that is actually less dense than water and, as a result, floats upon...

EGA Expands Research Partnership with MIT

Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have partnered to conduct six new practical research partnerships over the course of the current academic year. The new partnerships represent an extension of EGA’s ongoing relationship with MIT’s David H. Koch School of Chemical Engineering Practice. This program is an opportunity for […]

British Firms Announce Collaboration to Develop Aerospace Aluminium Alloy for 3D Printing

Two British firms have announced a partnership to collaborate on efforts to utilize a new aluminium alloy in additive manufacturing. Gloucestershire’s Renishaw plc and Worcester’s Aeromet International Limited are working together to develop new processing techniques for the latter firm’s A20X aluminium alloy powder in heat-treatment processes as well. The alloy, which was debuted at […]

Constellium Unveils New 6000-Series Automotive Aluminium Alloy

Amsterdam aluminium extruder Constellium N.V. debuted a new high-strength 6000-series aluminium alloy yesterday. The new alloy, christened Constellium HSA6, is aimed at serving the growing market for lightweight aluminium alloys within the automotive manufacturing sector. Constellium HSA6 is designed for extrusion-based Crash Management Systems, body-in-white structural components, and battery enclosures. The alloy is more malleable […]

U.S. Army Scientists Discover Possible New Power Source in Aluminium-Based Powder

Researchers of the United States Army announced the discovery last week of an aluminium nanomaterial that produces significant amounts of electricity when exposed to water. According to scientists at the U.S. Army Research Lab at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, routine experiments discovered that a nano-galvanic aluminium-based powder caused water to bubble when added to […]