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United Steelworkers Accepts New Four-Year Labor Contract With Alcoa

United Steelworkers Accepts New Four-Year Labor Contract With Alcoa

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation and United Steelworkers (USW) said late last week that USW’s membership at Alcoa’s facilities voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new four-year labor agreement hammered out by negotiators for the two parties earlier this year. The agreement,...

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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 the ever-present layer of aluminium oxide on aluminium powder, which causes rapid oxidation. […]

Alcoa Revamps Operating Model

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation announced the implementation of a radical new operating model on Monday that the firm believes will make it more agile and responsive to customers’ needs. Beginning November 1, Alcoa will do away with its business unit structure and transition to a model that combines sales, procurement, and other commercial capabilities […]