Technology

Auto Industry Looks to Aluminum Extrusions for Increased Performance and Cost-Effective Solutions

Auto Industry Looks to Aluminum Extrusions for Increased Performance and Cost-Effective Solutions

Automakers are employing an effective way to slim down electric vehicles, just as they have lightened their traditional combustion-engine lineup. They’re using more high-strength aluminum to provide the needed lightweighting. And they intend to continue to use the distinct capabilities of extruded...

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Altech Finalizes Johor HPA Plant Layout

Australian innovator Altech Chemicals Ltd. announced yesterday that it has finalized the design for its high-purity alumina (HPA) plant that is soon to be built in Johor, Malaysia. Per the company’s press release, the site’s design is the product of data collected during a recent geotechnical survey and consultations among EPC contractor SMS group GmbH, […]

Quebec Firm Develops Autonomous Vehicle Specially Designed For Aluminium Smelters

Quebec’s construction and manufacturing equipment maker Mecfor revealed last week a revolutionary new vehicle designed for autonomously navigating the rigorous and varied conditions found in the aluminium production industry. Mecfor’s vehicle, named AGV TEAM, is guided in an automated fashion, and built with the ability to navigate in situations unique to aluminium smelters, including heavy […]

Alba Commissions State-of-the-Art Batch Homogenizer in Casthouse 3

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) announced last week the commissioning of a high-tech batch homogenizer for use in production of specialized billet at its Casthouse 3. The homogenizer, which was provided by SMS group’s Hertwich Engineering as part of the Alba Casthouse 3 Batch Homogenizing Extension Project, will be used for heat treatment of 6xxx, 1xxx […]

Norsk Hydro Brings Final Electrolysis Cell Online at Karmøy Technology Pilot Plant

The full compliment of 60 electrolysis cells are now online at Norsk Hydro A.S.A.’s Karmøy technology pilot. Hydro made the announcement yesterday, noting that the NOK4.3 billion site will provide a launch pad for the firm’s development of high-efficiency, low-pollution electrolysis of aluminium. At Karmøy the firm is testing a method for smelting primary aluminium […]