Technology

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

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...

Events

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 […]

EGA Finishes US$300 MM Upgrade to Aluminium Smelter

UAE’s Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) announced yesterday the completion of its three-year, US$300-million project to upgrade production lines at its aluminium smelter at Jebel Ali. According to the firm, the plant’s production lines are now powered by proprietary technology that both increases production and reduces operating costs and environmental degradation. As of now, EGA’s […]

Hydro Opens New Technological Pilot Operation at Karmøy

Norsk Hydro ASA inaugurated its new aluminium-smelting operation at Karmøy late last week. The company hails the new plant as being the most climate-friendly aluminium operation on Earth. The star-studded event featured an appearance by Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and a free concert by Alan Walker. “The technology Hydro has developed represents a quantum […]

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 and will commence in November. Installations will continue through next spring, according to […]