Indian Tech Centers Developing Bauxite Mining App

Indian Tech Centers Developing Bauxite Mining App

Two Indian research centers are working to develop an app to deliver detailed data on bauxite and laterite deposits in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research Development and Design Centre (JNARDDC) and the Maharashtra Remote Sensing Application...


Constellium Inks Contract to Supply Aluminium Alloy to US Army R&D Program

Dutch aluminium products firm Constellium N.V. announced yesterday that it has secured a deal with the United States Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) to supply material for the center’s Combat Vehicle Prototype (CVP) platform. Per the agreement, Constellium will provide its proprietary aluminium alloy, which is to be used for the […]

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 to join many different combinations of materials in a manner that is up […]

Sapa to Introduce Welding Machine Capable of Producing Extra-Large Panels for Offshore Use

Norway’s Sapa AS announced an initiative yesterday to develop new machinery that produces large, light aluminium products for offshore and maritime applications. The machinery is of sufficient size to produce aluminium panels 59’ long and 11-1/2’ wide. The machinery in question is a large-scale friction stir welding machine installed at a plant in Finspång, Sweden […]

Pitt Researchers Awarded NSF Grant to Study Formation of Aluminium Alloy Microstructures

Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh are the recipients of a grant from the National Science Foundation to study the formation of microstructures in aluminium alloys as they solidify through a unique transmission electron microscope developed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The university’s proposal, entitled “In-situ transmission electron microscopy of microstructure formation during laser […]