Innovation

ALCORE Produces Initial Batch Of Aluminium Fluoride At Research Facilities

ALCORE Produces Initial Batch Of Aluminium Fluoride At Research Facilities

Australian Bauxite Limited (ABx) said today its wholly-owned subsidiary ALCORE Limited has achieved the next major milestone on the road to commercial production and sale of aluminium fluoride (AlF3), namely the small-scale production of AlF3 at its research facilities. ABx says lab...

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Novelis To Partner With Georgia Tech On Innovation Hub

Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) announced earlier this week a US$2.5 million project to establish the Novelis Innovation Hub at Georgia Tech to support research and other educational pursuits that connect Novelis’ experts with the faculty and students at Georgia Tech. Novelis says the […]

Yakazi Develops Stronger, More Conductive Aluminium Wire Using Carbon Nanotubes

Researchers in California say they have developed an alternative for copper wire in automotive applications that is cheaper and lighter than existing solutions – namely, aluminium wire rods strengthened by carbon nanotubes. According to scientists at vehicle wire harness manufacturer Yazaki’s research and development subsidiary YTC America, enhancing aluminium wire with carbon nanotubes helps to […]

Aeromet 3D Printing Aluminium Alloy Powder Achieves Record-Breaking Strength Test Results

British foundry specialist Aeromet International revealed earlier this week the latest strength test results for its patented additive manufacturing aluminium alloy A20X, noting that the alloy has now been confirmed as one of the strongest additive manufacturing powders currently commercially available. In the course of research the firm is conducting in conjunction with aircraft engine […]

Singapore Firm Granted Patent For New Aluminium-Copper Alloy Electroplating Process

Singaporean metals firm Nico Steel Holdings said Monday it has obtained a 20-year patent for a new process for electroplating an aluminium alloy with copper. The patent, which was granted by China’s National Intellectual Property Administration, is back-dated to June and covers a proprietary alloy product called NICO-CCU. Nico uses a proprietary alloy, dubbed NICO […]

Novelis Debuts New 25 Percent Stronger Automotive Aluminium Alloy

Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. announced yesterday the launch of a new aluminium alloy designed specifically for automotive body sheet. The new alloy, christened Advanz 6HS-s650, is a 6xxx-series aluminium alloy that Novelis says surpasses the automotive industry’s standards for strength, lightweighting, formability, performance, and structural integrity. With a reported in-service strength […]