Innovation

EGA Begins New Round Of Research Collaboration With MIT

EGA Begins New Round Of Research Collaboration With MIT

Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) began a new phase in its ongoing research partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) last week. The partnership, which began five years ago, features an eight-week visit by MIT Master’s and Ph.D. students from the...

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Equispheres Partners With McGill University On Aluminium Powder For Binder Jet 3D Printing

Canadian materials science company Equispheres teamed up with Montreal’s McGill University to develop an aluminium alloy powder capable of producing sinterable aluminium parts via binder jet additive manufacturing. Per Equispheres, the limiting factor in producing sinterable aluminium parts with 3D printing was the ever-present layer of aluminium oxide on aluminium powder, which causes rapid oxidation. […]

Indian Oil Corp Plans Project To Develop And Market Alumina-Based Batteries

Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) announced plans earlier this week to develop and research an alumina-based battery in an effort at reducing India’s dependency upon the People’s Republic of China for lithium supplies. IOCL execs told local media it has entered into a partnership with an unnamed overseas firm to begin the process. The firm is […]

Ball Corporation Introduces World’s First Aluminium Beverage Cup

Colorado’s Ball Corporation announced earlier this week a pilot program for testing and marketing single-use aluminium beverage cups, which the firm says is the first step in introducing infinitely recyclable aluminium as an alternative to plastic. Ball says the pilot program will introduce a limited supply of aluminium cups beginning next month and running through […]

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 […]