Alcoa Debuts Versatile New Joining System for Automotive Industry

Alcoa Debuts Versatile New Joining System for Automotive Industry

American aluminium major Alcoa recently announced that it has developed a new way to join dissimilar items in the context of automobile manufacturing. The process, called the RSR joining system, is a new method of resistance spot riveting that is flexible enough...


Alcoa’s Davenport Plant Receives Massive New Plate Stretcher

Alcoa Davenport Works are the proud new owners of a massive new machine that it says will improve the plant’s aluminium production. “These two big parts today are actually coming from South Korea so they came across the Pacific, went through the [Panama Canal], came up to New Orleans on an ocean-going ship, then they […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nalco in Talks to Build Aluminium-Lithium Alloy Plant

India’s National Aluminium Company (Nalco) and Indian Defence Ministry’s Mishra Dhatu Nigam Ltd (MIDHANI) are in negotiations aimed at establishing an aluminium-lithium alloy plant. The two state-owned entities intend to capitalize upon the myriad of new uses for the alloy in, among other places, the defense sector. Highlighted by its use in Elon Musk’s SpaceX […]