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Gränges Partners with Nevada Firm on Trials of Scandium-Aluminium Alloys

Gränges Partners with Nevada Firm on Trials of Scandium-Aluminium Alloys

Swedish rolled aluminium firm Gränges AB revealed yesterday the signing of a letter of intent with United States firm Scandium International Mining Corp. to form a partnership to explore the use of scandium-aluminium alloys in heat exchanger applications. According to Scandium International,...

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Purdue Scientist Develop Aluminium Alloy with Strength Rivaling Stainless Steel

Scientists at Purdue University say they have developed a new aluminium alloy with strength comparable to stainless steel. According to researchers at the university’s School of Materials Engineering, altering the metal’s crystal lattice by introducing distortions known as “stacking faults,” or omitting a layer in the crystal’s atomic structure, can add strength to the metal […]

British Firm Axion Joins Groundbreaking Jaguar Land Rover Aluminium Recycling Project

British resource recovery firm Axion Recycling Ltd. revealed earlier this week that it has signed on with Jaguar Land Rover’s REcycled ALuminium Through Innovative TechnologY (REALITY) project. The project is a £2-million (US$2.85 million) outgrowth of Jaguar Land Rover’s REALCAR (REcycled ALuminium CAR) projects. Jaguar Land Rover’s REALCAR project was launched a decade ago and […]

Rusal Announces Plans for Large-Scale, Affordable Production of Aluminium Fire Retardant

Russian Federation aluminium titan U.C. Rusal revealed plans late last week for a ₽250 million (US$4.4 million) pilot project at its Achinsk Alumina Refinery to produce fine precipitated aluminium hydroxide (FPAH) more affordably than ever before. Rusal is planning to build upon testing done last year, when a laboratory-scale plant at the refinery successfully produced […]

American Firms Produce Initial Castings of Aluminium-Scandium Alloy

A duo of American alloys firms announced this week the successful production of a handful of aluminium-scandium alloy ingots at a private lab in Massachusetts. Indiana’s IBC Advanced Alloys and NioCorp Developments Ltd. of Nebraska teamed up on the project to produce the aluminium-alloy ingots, which were poured at IBC’s lab in Wilmington, Massachusetts. According […]

Chinese Researchers Develop Aluminium-Graphene Battery That Charges in Seconds

Researchers from Zhejiang University in the People’s Republic of China announced yesterday the development of an aluminum-graphene battery with a lightning-fast recharge capability. The battery, which was developed by Zhejiang University’s Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, utilizes graphene films as an anode with a cathode made from metallic aluminium. Researchers revealed to domestic media […]