Technology

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...

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Indian Government Funds Technology Transfer For Transition To Aluminuim Rail Coaches

India’s government has taken steps to obtain technology for producing all-aluminium railway coaches, phasing out heavier and less efficient conventional rolling stock. Commenting to India’s Lok Sabha last week, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said that, from the current fiscal year forward, Indian Railways would produce exclusively Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) aluminium-body coaches. “Action has also […]

Norsk Hydro Announces NOK150 Million Investment In Advanced Automotive Aluminium Production Equipment At Husnes Plant

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA announced yesterday the planned upgrade of equipment at Hydro Husnes that will allow it to offer advanced aluminium products to automotive manufacturing customers. Hydro says the NOK150 million (US$17.6 million) investment will consist largely of the installation of Low Pressure Casting (LPC) equipment that will produce improved aluminium material […]

Rusal Signs Agreement with Tiocomposite To Develop Specialty Concrete Using Red Mud

Russian Federation aluminium major U.C. Rusal announced yesterday the signing of a memorandum with state-run technology firm Tiocomposite to commence testing of the production of sulfur polymer concrete utilizing waste product generated in the refining of alumina. The deal announced yesterday represents an agreement in principle, as Rusal says the particulars are to be fleshed […]

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 solutions to make their vehicles more energy efficient, without sacrificing performance or aesthetics. […]

Rio Tinto Promises Carbon-Free Smelting Technology At Tiwai Point

New Zealand’s Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter is in line to possibly become the world’s first carbon-free aluminium smelter after a productive discussion between the heads of Rio Tinto Group and the New Zealand government last week. A Kiwi news source says Rio Tinto chief executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern discussed the matter […]