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Aluminum Association Issues World’s First Material Designation System For 3D Printing

Aluminum Association Issues World’s First Material Designation System For 3D Printing

The Aluminum Association announced yesterday a new material registration record describing standards for aluminium powder utilized in additive manufacturing. The new standards, christened “Purple Sheets” by the Association, are the first new material registration record in almost two decades. These standards provide...

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Rusal To Build Pilot Plant For Production Of Fine Precipitated Aluminium Hydroxide

Russian Federation aluminium titan U.C. Rusal announced yesterday that it has readied construction on a ₽500 million (US$7.84 million) pilot plant at Achinsk Alumina Refinery (AGK) dedicated to the production of fine precipitated aluminium hydroxide (FPAH). Rusal says the pilot plant, which will possess a nameplate production capacity of 5 thousand metric tons per annum, […]

EGA Expands Bauxite Residue Research Partnership With Belgian Firm

UAE’s Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) announced earlier this week the widening of a partnership with Belgian research and technology organization Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO) dedicated to discovering new and different beneficial uses of bauxite ore residue. Per EGA, the companies will begin two new studies, the first of which involves using bauxite […]

Aluminium Alloys in the Automotive Industry: a Handy Guide

Looking at the flurry of announcements of new aluminium alloys developed by some of the big aluminium producers (Novelis, Constellium, Norsk Hydro, Alcoa, and UC Rusal), it almost seems that OEMs didn’t actually know – until recently at least – how the metal can be improved in terms of both strength and ductility by using […]

Researchers Develop New Aluminium Alloy Using Microscopic Diamonds

A team of Russian and British scientists announced the development of a process to add nanoscale diamonds to molten aluminium, making a new aluminium alloy tailored to maritime transportation applications. Researchers from Brunel University in London and Tomsk State University in south-central Siberia say the process is the first of its kind, as no efforts […]

Constellium To Provide Aluminium Structural Components For BMW X Model SUV

Amsterdam rolled and extruded aluminium leader Constellium N.V. revealed yesterday that it has been chosen as a supplier of aluminium structural components for BMW AG’s newest model, the BMW X Model Sports Activity Vehicles. The company’s contract for supply of aluminium structural components includes the Crash Management System on the X4 and X5, both of […]