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Texas Firm Partners with Norsk Hydro to Advance Aluminium Sorting Technology

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...

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Alcoa Debuts Versatile New Joining System for Automotive Industry

American aluminium major Alcoa recently announced that it has developed a new way to join dissimilar items in the context of automobile manufacturing. The process, called the RSR joining system, is a new method of resistance spot riveting that is flexible enough to join many different combinations of materials in a manner that is up […]

Sapa to Introduce Welding Machine Capable of Producing Extra-Large Panels for Offshore Use

Norway’s Sapa AS announced an initiative yesterday to develop new machinery that produces large, light aluminium products for offshore and maritime applications. The machinery is of sufficient size to produce aluminium panels 59’ long and 11-1/2’ wide. The machinery in question is a large-scale friction stir welding machine installed at a plant in Finspång, Sweden […]

Pitt Researchers Awarded NSF Grant to Study Formation of Aluminium Alloy Microstructures

Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh are the recipients of a grant from the National Science Foundation to study the formation of microstructures in aluminium alloys as they solidify through a unique transmission electron microscope developed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The university’s proposal, entitled “In-situ transmission electron microscopy of microstructure formation during laser […]

Alcoa’s Davenport Plant Receives Massive New Plate Stretcher

Alcoa Davenport Works are the proud new owners of a massive new machine that it says will improve the plant’s aluminium production. “These two big parts today are actually coming from South Korea so they came across the Pacific, went through the [Panama Canal], came up to New Orleans on an ocean-going ship, then they […]