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Chinese Researchers Develop Aerospace Aluminium Alloy That Could Lighten C919 By 15 Percent

Chinese Researchers Develop Aerospace Aluminium Alloy That Could Lighten C919 By 15 Percent

Chinese passenger jets may soon be 15 percent lighter thanks to a breakthrough achieved by Chinese researchers in the arena of aluminium alloys. Per domestic media, Shanghai’s JuneYao Group has developed a nano-ceramic aluminium alloy that, while lighter than standard aerospace alloys,...

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Aluminium Extrusions Are Winning The Race For Battery Enclosure In EVs

Battery enclosures for electric vehicles (also called frames, housings or battery packs) have a pretty straightforward purpose: holding and protecting battery modules. Naturally, they come in various shapes and sizes, and can easily be adapted for the different particularities of battery modules. Much like other car parts, battery enclosures are an arena for a number […]

Rusal To Launch “Big Data” Aluminium Production Management Project At Several Siberian Smelters

Russian Federation aluminium giant Rusal announced plans yesterday to incorporate “Big Data” forecast analytics to potroom control systems in several of its aluminium smelters across Siberia. The firm says the ₽20 million (US$317,000) project is a step in its company-wide production efficiency improvement strategy. Rusal says the plan has twin motives – improvement of reduction […]

Planned Braidy Aluminium Rolling Mill Enters Collaboration Agreement With BMW

Braidy Industries’ planned US$1.7-billion aluminium rolling mill will include a collaboration with BMW AG to qualify and supply 5xxx and 6xxx aluminium alloy sheet to the German automaker. In an email to S&P Global Platts last week, Braidy said the mill, which will feature a nameplate capacity of 300 thousand metric tons per year upon […]

Novelis Develops New Aluminium Sheet Battery Enclosure Tailored For Electric Vehicles

Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. announced yesterday the development of a new and improved type of aluminium sheet battery enclosure designed for use in electric vehicles. A response to a need in the ballooning electric vehicle production market, this new battery enclosure is constructed of proprietary Novelis Advanz aluminium alloy products. The […]

Aluminium Industry Riding To Higher Demand In Electric Vehicles

This is an exciting time indeed for aluminium consumption, with demand for this highly versatile metal continuing to rise to dizzying heights with every new estimate. Among the brighter stars in the consumption constellation continues to be that of electric vehicles. As has been detailed in these pages over the years, the rise of the […]