Technology

Constellium Receives US$9.5 Million Grant From DoD To Upgrade Ravenswood Cold Rolling Aluminium Mill

Constellium Receives US$9.5 Million Grant From DoD To Upgrade Ravenswood Cold Rolling Aluminium Mill

Amsterdam rolled and extruded aluminium leader Constellium N.V. revealed yesterday its selection by the United States Department of Defense for a grant of almost US$9.5 million to increase throughput, quality and performance of cold rolled aluminum at its Ravenswood, West Virginia facility....

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Aeromet 3D Printing Aluminium Alloy Powder Achieves Record-Breaking Strength Test Results

British foundry specialist Aeromet International revealed earlier this week the latest strength test results for its patented additive manufacturing aluminium alloy A20X, noting that the alloy has now been confirmed as one of the strongest additive manufacturing powders currently commercially available. In the course of research the firm is conducting in conjunction with aircraft engine […]

Singapore Firm Granted Patent For New Aluminium-Copper Alloy Electroplating Process

Singaporean metals firm Nico Steel Holdings said Monday it has obtained a 20-year patent for a new process for electroplating an aluminium alloy with copper. The patent, which was granted by China’s National Intellectual Property Administration, is back-dated to June and covers a proprietary alloy product called NICO-CCU. Nico uses a proprietary alloy, dubbed NICO […]

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 […]