Innovation

Chinese Researchers Develop Aluminium-Graphene Battery That Charges in Seconds

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...

Events

Low-carbon Aluminium Boosts Industry’s Green Credentials

Global warming remains one of the leading critical global issues – emphasised in the last Paris accord and this month’s COP23 summit in Bonn. The carbon equivalent (CE), as a measure of how much CO2 is produced by any activity, is now accepted as a crucial major index of environmental performance, not least for the […]

German Auto Parts Firm to Integrate Innovative Aluminium Additive Manufacturing Process

Additive manufacturing of aluminium parts has begun to penetrate the automotive manufacturing community with the sale of a groundbreaking 3D printer to one of Germany’s leading automotive design and production firms. Vader Systems of Buffalo, New York, announced the sale late last week of its signature Mk1 3D printer to BECKER GmbH CAD-CAM-CAST (Becker) of […]

Boeing HorizonX Announces Investment in Aluminium Innovator Gamma Alloys

The Boeing Company announced last week an investment by subsidiary Boeing HorizonX Ventures in Californian aluminium-alloy firm Gamma Alloys. Although no dollar amount was revealed in the announcement, the investment is the first by the Boeing project in advanced materials and machining development and applications. Steve Nordlund, vice president of Boeing HorizonX, explained that the […]

Rusal Sets New Standard in Low-Carbon Aluminium with ALLOW

Aluminium has staked a spot in the metals market as the environmentally-responsible choice, boasting attributes including its light weight and 100-percent recyclability. However, the metal’s Achilles heel has long been the significant energy requirements needed for its production. Current technology requires no less that 12,000 kWh of electricity for every metric ton of primary aluminium […]