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Daimler Introduces New Four-Cylinder Aluminium Engine

Daimler Introduces New Four-Cylinder Aluminium Engine

German automaker Daimler AG announced the more lightweight, compact, economical, and powerful OM 654, the first all-aluminium four-cylinder diesel engine on Monday. The new engine would see its first use in the Mercedez-Benz E-Class E 220 d this spring. “The new family...

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Rio Tinto’s Dickson Addresses Auto Industry’s Bourgeoning Use of Aluminium

Jim Dickson, Rio Tinto’s Director of Global Automotive Strategy, spoke with Collision Magazine about the automotive industry’s shift to aluminium. His comments come as a prelude to an address he was invited to give to the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) Cars & Technology Showcase next weekend. Aluminium is a hot topic in the automotive […]

New Aluminium Structure Developed to Improve Quality of LCD’s

A team of researchers recently announced an improvement in liquid crystal displays (LCD) that utilizes aluminium in place of conventional materials. The researchers, from Rice University and the University of New Mexico, determined that aluminium nanoparticles could eliminate color fading, a problem endemic with current LCD’s. In order to overcome the problem of fading, researchers […]

3D Printing Firm Offers Aluminium for Use in its SLS Printing Services

Three-dimensional printer Shapeways has announced that it now offers aluminium for use in its Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) service after a successful pilot test of the material begun last year. While aluminium has been used in the past for other 3D printing applications, this breakthrough is important because the SLS process more fully melts the […]

Rolls-Royce to Begin Real-World Testing of All-Aluminium Space-Frame Architecture

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited announced today that it has begun testing an all-new aluminium space-frame architecture that will be used on all Rolls-Royce models beginning in the 2018 model year. The initiative, first announced in February of last year, is now in search of new engineering mules to be tested publically all over the globe. […]

Chinese Aluminium Firm Develops Dual-Power Grid to Keep Production Online

One of the largest electrolytic aluminium manufacturers in the People’s Republic of China has developed a power grid for use in its operations that uses both wind and coal to generate electricity. SPIC Mengdong Energy Group Co Ltd, a subsidiary of State Power Investment Corp, developed the dual-powered grid at Huolinhe, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. […]