Technology

NASA Developing Highly-Reflective Aluminium Mirrors for Astrophysical Observations

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...

Events

Austal USA Delivers Newest Aluminium-Hulled Fast Transport Ship to U.S. Navy

Austal USA, the American branch of Australian shipbuilding company and defense contractor Austal announced the official hand-over of the aluminium catamaran USNS Yuma (T-EPF 8) to the United States Navy yesterday. The Yuma is the eighth of twelve Spearhead-class Expeditionary Fast Transport vessels built under Austal’s US$1.9 billion contract with the United States Department of […]

Constellium Fires Up New High-Tech Aluminium Recycling Furnace at Alabama Plant

Dutch rolled and extruded aluminium firm Constellium N.V. debuted a new recycling furnace at its facility at Muscle Shoals, Alabama on Tuesday. According to the firm the new, fully-operational furnace will boost its aluminium recycling capacity by 170 million pounds, or roughly 5.2 billion more used aluminium beverage cans per annum. This added capacity means […]

Increased Aluminium Content Drives into the Geneva Motor Show

The 87th Geneva Motor Show begins on Thursday at the Geneva Palexpo in Switzerland. As one of the world’s premier auto shows, “The Salon” is a forum for automakers from around the globe to showcase their latest offerings. As lightweighting and sustainability become more important to the global automobile industry, an increasing number of vehicles […]

EGA Places Order for Seventh Aluminium Billet Furnace from Austria’s Hertwich

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has ordered an additional batch homogenizing furnace from Austrian aluminium equipment manufacturer Hertwich Engineering. The order, placed late last month, is for a furnace to be utilized in the heat treatment of billets and is expected to go into operation later this year. The furnace in question, which is the seventh […]

GE and Aluminium of Greece Sign Agreement to Develop Digital Smelting Technology

American conglomerate General Electric (GE) and Mytilineos Group subsidiary Aluminium of Greece (AOG) entered into a ten-year agreement on Monday to develop digital smelter technology at GE’s laboratory in Dubai. According to officials from both firms, the technology under development is expected to usher in new and improved methods in smelter monitoring worldwide, leading to […]