Technology

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

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...

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EGA Files for Four Patents on Improvements Upon the Hall-Héroult Smelting Process

UAE’s Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA) filed for four new patents on products and procedures it believes will increase the firm’s productivity and enhance its operating efficiency. Each of the four new patents are improvements upon the Hall-Héroult process for smelting primary aluminium. The first of the four patents is for a cathode block assembly that […]

American Firm Develops New Aluminium Alloy for Commercial Vehicle Wheels

Indiana commercial vehicle component maker Accuride Corporation debuted a new, proprietary aluminium alloy developed for use in the production of aluminium wheels for commercial vehicle applications. Dubbed Quantum 99, the firm says the alloy is one-fifth stronger than previous alloys, allowing for the reduction in weight of its standard aluminium wheels by eleven percent. Accuride […]

Indian Tech Centers Developing Bauxite Mining App

Two Indian research centers are working to develop an app to deliver detailed data on bauxite and laterite deposits in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research Development and Design Centre (JNARDDC) and the Maharashtra Remote Sensing Application Centre (MRSAC), supported by the Geological Survey of India (GSI), intend to build […]

Texas Firm Partners with Norsk Hydro to Advance Aluminium Sorting Technology

Texas’ Austin AI and aluminium producer Norsk Hydro announced a partnership to develop technology for sorting automotive aluminium alloys. The technology to be developed may lead to greater efficiency in automotive recycling. AAI uses laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) to sort aluminium alloys. The firm says that their methods are superior to other such applications […]

Alba “Kick Starts” Upgrade of Lines 4 & 5

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. announced yesterday that it has “kick started” its upgrade project to increase the amperage of its smelter’s Lines 4 and 5. The project, which the firm undertook in an effort to reduce cost and increase energy efficiency, was begun in September of this year. The project in question consists of designing and […]