Sapa Wins Award, Adds New Members to Executive Team

Sapa Wins Award, Adds New Members to Executive Team

Oslo’s Sapa AS announced an award and a change to its management team yesterday. Ford Motor Company chose Sapa’s Cressona plant in Pennsylvania to be one of the first plants in the aluminium extrusion industry to receive the firm’s Q1 award. “This...


Jean-Marc Germain Takes Reins at Constellium

Dutch aluminium semi producer Constellium N.V. announced Thursday that Jean-Marc Germain has been appointed as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer by its Board of Directors. Germain begins his new role on Monday, succeeding Pierre Vareille. Vareille announced his retirement earlier this year, but has agreed to stay on in an advisory capacity so as to […]

Alcoa Debuts 3D Printing Metal Powder Plant in West Pennsylvania

American aluminium major Alcoa announced the opening of a new, state-of-the-art 3D printing metal powder production facility on Wednesday. The new facility, which is located 25 miles east of Pittsburgh at the Alcoa Technology Center, will produce proprietary titanium, nickel and aluminum powders optimized for 3D printed aerospace parts. The firm says it has also […]

Century Aluminum Inks New Market-Based Power Agreement for Imperiled Mt. Holly Plant

Chicago’s Century Aluminum announced Wednesday that it has come to a new agreement with a third-party power supplier to provide enough electricity to meet approximately three-quarters of its Mt. Holly, South Carolina, plant. According to the relevant press release, Santee Cooper would provide the remaining one quarter of the plant’s power needs. As a result, […]

Rusal Inks Agreement with Sauer to Develop Aluminium 3D Printing Technology

Russian aluminium producer UC Rusal announced an agreement with Germany’s SAUER GmbH yesterday. SAUER, part of German firm DMG Mori AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, is a manufacturer of metal-cutting machine tools. According to Rusal, the two signed a memorandum of understanding to develop 3D printing technology aimed at industrial printing of aluminium and its alloys. The memorandum specifies […]

Constellium Announces New Plant in San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Dutch aluminium semi producer Constellium N.V. announced this week that it is planning to open a new plant in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, for the production of aluminium automotive structural components. According to the firm, this new plant is a response to an uptick in demand for lightweight, high-strength aluminium Crash Management Systems and other […]