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Why Trimet Aluminium is betting on EnPot’s virtual battery

Why Trimet Aluminium is betting on EnPot’s virtual battery

Trimet Aluminium SE is not just Germany’s biggest aluminium producer and one of the leading players in Europe, it is also a hotbed for innovation. The 30-year old family business made news earlier this year after it became the first company to...

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The Electric Vehicle Revolution Will Spur Aluminium Demand

In stark contrast to previous editions, electric vehicles were all the rage at this year’s Frankfurt IAA, the world’s largest motor show. Many premium brand announced they would electrify entire series or that their fleets will be a mix of hybrid and battery-powered vehicles. Aiming to catch up to Tesla, European automakers are increasingly favouring […]

Researchers Confirm Discovery of Floating Aluminium

Like most common metals, aluminium lacks natural buoyancy. However, with a little rearranging of the metal’s natural molecular structure, one can produce an ultra-light crystalline form of the metal that is actually less dense than water and, as a result, floats upon it. Research conducted by Utah State University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry professor […]

U.S. Researchers Develop Method for 3D Printing of High-Strength Aluminium Alloys

A research-and-development laboratory in California announced this week the development of a method for printing high-strength aluminium alloys into parts that meet the high tolerances necessary for use in the aerospace and automotive industries. HRL Laboratories, LLC made the announcement on Wednesday, explaining that their new method for additive manufacturing allows for the use of […]

Jaguar Land Rover Takes Next Step in Aluminium Recycling with REALITY Program

British multinational car company Jaguar Land Rover Limited announced a new project for reusing recycled aluminium in new car production earlier this week. The program, known as REALITY, is the next step in JLR’s ongoing strategy of harvesting aluminium from end-of-life cars and reintegrating it in new vehicles. The £2-million (US$2.62 million) project builds upon […]

Aluminium-Lithium Alloys Fight Back

When it comes to the aviation industry, new technologies and manufacturing techniques have been mounting a silent revolution in the latest generation of commercial twin-aisle aircraft: the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350. Both these aircraft contain around 50% of CFRP composites, as opposed to their previous iterations where aluminium alloys had dominated. This explains […]