Technology

Siemens to Install Medium- and Low-Voltage Drives at Aluminium Plants in China

Siemens to Install Medium- and Low-Voltage Drives at Aluminium Plants in China

German conglomerate Siemens AG announced yesterday a plan to deliver to and install medium- and low-voltage drives in aluminium plants in the People’s Republic of China. According to the relevant release, the contract is in the low tens of millions of euros...

Events

Steel Versus Aluminium: Who’s Winning the Lightweighting Battle In Cars?

Much like the metals industry, automobile manufacturers are continually and significantly investing in research and development, from developing new alloys and materials with improved properties to perfecting the latest techniques in the welding and shaping of various materials and alloys. These efforts have one shared goal: lightweighting vehicles and reducing emissions. Since the automobile industry […]

Esoteric Process Could Cheaply Meet U.S.’s Need for High-Purity Aluminium

According to an industry expert, the United States could fill its defense industry’s entire need for high-purity aluminium with a minimal financial investment in an existing production method. Harbor Intelligence’s Tom Leary told a conference earlier this week of a process, called fractional crystallization, that would provide U.S. defense contractors with 30 thousand short tons […]

NASA Developing Highly-Reflective Aluminium Mirrors for Astrophysical Observations

Scientists at the United States federal government agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are working to better the best-recorded reflectance levels in the far-ultraviolet portion of the light spectrum by developing new telescopic mirrors using aluminiuim. The Maryland-based team is working in laboratories in NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center to develop successor technology for […]

Hindalco to Save US$15 MM via Upgraded Turbines at Captive Renusagar Plant

Mumbai’s Hindalco Industries Ltd. and General Electric (GE) announced a partnership yesterday to upgrade the aluminium firm’s steam turbines at Renusagar Captive Power Plant in Uttar Pradesh, India. According to GE, the new turbines are expected to increase the plant’s efficiency by six percent, yielding a cost savings of US$15 million over the first five […]