Innovation

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

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...

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Gränges And Aurora Labs Ltd Ink Agreement To Discuss Enhanced Cooperation In 3D Aluminium Manufacturing

Swedish rolled aluminium firm Gränges AB and Australian metal 3D printing developer Aurora Labs Ltd signed a Memorandum of Understanding last week that contemplates increased commercial and research ties between the two firms. Operating through its wholly-owned subsidiary A3D Operations Pty Ltd., Aurora and Gränges agreed to a framework for possible future transactions between the […]

Aluminerie Alouette Receives C$15 Million Grant From Canada’s Government To Improve Operations At Sept-Îles

Canada’s largest aluminium smelter Aluminerie Alouette will receive C$15 million (US$11.5 million) from the Canadian government for use in developing and improving operations at the site. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada says the grant from the Strategic Innovation Fund will allow Alouette to modernize its operations at Sept-Îles as well as giving it the […]

ABx’s ALCORE Begins Refining Bauxite Into Aluminium Fluoride

Australian Bauxite Limited (ABx) updated the market on Wednesday as to progress on the ALCORE Limited project, noting that it has achieved the project’s third milestone on the road to commercial production of aluminium fluoride (AlF3). ABx says the project has begun chemical refining of bauxite ore into aluminium fluoride with the removal of silicon […]

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 […]