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European Commission: New Aluminium Technology Could Make Production Cleaner, More Efficient

European Commission: New Aluminium Technology Could Make Production Cleaner, More Efficient

Utilizing new technology now under development could reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) production in the aluminium industry by two-thirds and energy consumption by over one-fifth in 2050 according to a report released yesterday by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre. Achievable reductions for...

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Luxury Yachts Increasingly Using Aluminium Hulls

According to an analysis of the industry, several yacht-making firms are transitioning to aluminium as the material of choice in the over-30-meter (98.4’) segment of the market. Two-hundred forty-five motor yachts in the over-30m segment have been brought to market with aluminium hulls. Heesen Yachts is at the front of the pack with 34 delivered […]

Reliance Steel Awarded Five-Year Contract with BAE for F-35 Components

AMI Metals, Inc., a subsidiary of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. announced yesterday that it has been awarded a five-year, US$100 million contract with United States defense contractor BAE Systems. The contract involves aluminium plating in the Defense Department’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Hawk, and Typhoon program. The announced contract begins January 1, 2017 and […]

New Aluminium Structure Developed to Improve Quality of LCD’s

A team of researchers recently announced an improvement in liquid crystal displays (LCD) that utilizes aluminium in place of conventional materials. The researchers, from Rice University and the University of New Mexico, determined that aluminium nanoparticles could eliminate color fading, a problem endemic with current LCD’s. In order to overcome the problem of fading, researchers […]

3D Printing Firm Offers Aluminium for Use in its SLS Printing Services

Three-dimensional printer Shapeways has announced that it now offers aluminium for use in its Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) service after a successful pilot test of the material begun last year. While aluminium has been used in the past for other 3D printing applications, this breakthrough is important because the SLS process more fully melts the […]

Rolls-Royce to Begin Real-World Testing of All-Aluminium Space-Frame Architecture

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited announced today that it has begun testing an all-new aluminium space-frame architecture that will be used on all Rolls-Royce models beginning in the 2018 model year. The initiative, first announced in February of last year, is now in search of new engineering mules to be tested publically all over the globe. […]