North America

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

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...

Alcoa Revamps Operating Model

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation announced the implementation of a radical new operating model on Monday that the firm believes...

Events

Alcoa And United Steelworkers Reach Tentative Agreement On New Labor Contract

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation announced a tentative accord with United Steelworkers over a four-year labor contract covering about 1,700 workers at five plants throughout the United States. No details were released by either the firm or the union, but the USW said it would send delegates from the negotiating committees into the field to […]

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 […]

Aluminium Association of Canada Lauds Move To Limit Aluminiun Transshipment

Canada’s aluminium industry is applauding Ottawa for its recent announcement that aluminium will be added to the government’s Import Control List system. In a statement released last week by the Aluminium Association of Canada, the organization praised the Canadian government’s use of the Export and Import Permits Act to help safeguard the dominion’s producers from […]