Innovation

European Project Develops 3D-Printing Process for Applying Aluminium Stiffeners to Aerospace Fuselage Panels

European Project Develops 3D-Printing Process for Applying Aluminium Stiffeners to Aerospace Fuselage Panels

A consortium of four European organizations has developed a method for producing self-reinforced fuselage panels by applying aluminium wire to said panels via additive manufacturing. Firms Stelia Aerospace and CT Ingénierie, and École Centrale de Nantes, all of France, and Constellium of...

Events

Russian Researchers Design World’s First All-Aluminium Aircraft Engine

Researchers at a university in the Russian Federation have developed the world’s first all-aluminium aircraft engine. Russian news agency TASS reported last week that the breakthrough at Novosibirsk State Technical University in southwest Siberia. According to the Novosibirsk Region Ministry of Education, this design is the first to utilize aluminium in even heavily-stressed components. “The […]

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 […]