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

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...

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Materion Lands Contract to Supply Aluminium Composite for Sensor Housing on RQ-4B Drone

Suburban Cleveland advanced materials manufacturer Materion Corporation announced last Thursday that it has been chosen by Charlotte, North Carolina aerospace and defense firm UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) to provide specialty aluminium for the production of a long-range sensor intended for use on the U.S. Air Force’s Northrop Grumman RQ-4B Global Hawk Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). […]

Constellium Lauded by U.S. Army for Aluminium Armor Plate Design

Amsterdam rolled and extruded aluminium leader Constellium N.V. has been named a recipient of the 2017 Defense Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Achievement Award for their work in the development of aluminium armor plate. Constellium’s work under the U.S. Army’s Affordable Protection from Objective Threats (APOT) ManTech program garnered the firm the award in the Enhancing Military […]

Rusal to Establish Data Center at Nadvoitsy Aluminium Smelter in NW Russia

Russian Federation aluminium juggernaut U.C. Rusal yesterday proclaimed the commencement of development for a data center at Nadvoitsy Aluminium Smelter in the Russian Republic of Karelia. Rusal says the data center now in development will provide the firm a raft of IT services, including mechanisms for analysis of large data projects, machine learning, and cryptocurrency […]

German Auto Parts Firm to Integrate Innovative Aluminium Additive Manufacturing Process

Additive manufacturing of aluminium parts has begun to penetrate the automotive manufacturing community with the sale of a groundbreaking 3D printer to one of Germany’s leading automotive design and production firms. Vader Systems of Buffalo, New York, announced the sale late last week of its signature Mk1 3D printer to BECKER GmbH CAD-CAM-CAST (Becker) of […]

Boeing HorizonX Announces Investment in Aluminium Innovator Gamma Alloys

The Boeing Company announced last week an investment by subsidiary Boeing HorizonX Ventures in Californian aluminium-alloy firm Gamma Alloys. Although no dollar amount was revealed in the announcement, the investment is the first by the Boeing project in advanced materials and machining development and applications. Steve Nordlund, vice president of Boeing HorizonX, explained that the […]