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Quebec Firm Develops Autonomous Vehicle Specially Designed For Aluminium Smelters

Quebec Firm Develops Autonomous Vehicle Specially Designed For Aluminium Smelters

Quebec’s construction and manufacturing equipment maker Mecfor revealed last week a revolutionary new vehicle designed for autonomously navigating the rigorous and varied conditions found in the aluminium production industry. Mecfor’s vehicle, named AGV TEAM, is guided in an automated fashion, and built...

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JW Aluminum Announces US$225 MM Expansion to Plant in SE South Carolina

American flat-rolled aluminium producer JW Aluminum announced earlier this week a US$255-million expansion to its facilities in Goose Creek, South Carolina. Per the firm, the expansion will include the construction of a 220,000 ft2 building, which will be the home to a wide variety of new, cutting-edge, environmentally-friendly technology. In addition to the new equipment, […]

Constellium Debuts New R&D Capabilities At Brunel University

Amsterdam rolled and extruded aluminium leader Constellium N.V. revealed yesterday the opening of an expansion to the University Technology Center (UTC) at London’s Brunel University as well as the debut of a new on-campus research and development center, the Advanced Metals Processing Centre (AMPC). Per Constellium, the AMPC’s newest capabilities include freeform 3D bending, electromagnetic […]

ABx Forms ALCORE Limited to Manage Aluminium Fluoride Project

Australian Bauxite Limited (ABx) announced yesterday the incorporation of the next step in its aluminium fluoride project – the incorporation of ALCORE Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary for housing the ALCORE Project. ABx says it will transfer ownership of the method for producing aluminium fluoride (AlF3) to the entity, with plans for it to begin immediately […]

Alba Receives Two of Six World’s Largest Rectiformers at Line Six Site

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) announced last week that it was the proud recipient of one-third of the six rectifier transformer units needed for the completion of its Line 6 Expansion Project. Designed and built by Fuji Electric in Japan, the rectifier-transformer (a/k/a “rectiformer”) is rated for 120 kA at 1880V DC. The design in question […]

European Project Develops 3D-Printing Process for Applying Aluminium Stiffeners to Aerospace Fuselage Panels

A consortium of four European organizations has developed a method for producing self-reinforced fuselage panels by applying aluminium wire to said panels via additive manufacturing. Firms Stelia Aerospace and CT Ingénierie, and École Centrale de Nantes, all of France, and Constellium of the Netherlands developed the groundbreaking method under the auspices of their research and […]