Innovation

Leaders Emerge In The Aluminium Industry’s Race To Zero Carbon

Leaders Emerge In The Aluminium Industry’s Race To Zero Carbon

One of the aluminium industry’s major goals continues to be the production of metal in a manner that emits the smallest carbon footprint possible. Man-made climate change has become an ever more critical issue, and many of the major players in the...

Events

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 […]

UCLA Scientists Develop Welding Method For 7075 Aluminium Alloy

Researchers at a Southern California university announced earlier this week a breakthrough in welding technology that makes binding a popular aluminium alloy possible. A team from the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering says their new method for welding 7075 has overcome the limitation experienced up to now, namely the fact that heating of the metal […]

Site Preparation Begins For Altech’s High-Purity Alumina Plant In Western Malaysia

Australian innovator Altech Chemicals Ltd. said yesterday that the firm’s Development Order for its high-purity alumina (HPA) plant in Malaysia has received all necessary approvals from the state, and the establishment works at the plant’s site have begun. Per Altech, activity currently ongoing at the site includes hoarding of the site; establishment of a site […]