Technology

European Project Develops 3D-Printing Process for Applying Aluminium Stiffeners to Aerospace Fuselage Panels

European Project Develops 3D-Printing Process for Applying Aluminium Stiffeners to Aerospace Fuselage Panels

A consortium of four European organizations has developed a method for producing self-reinforced fuselage panels by applying aluminium wire to said panels via additive manufacturing. Firms Stelia Aerospace and CT Ingénierie, and École Centrale de Nantes, all of France, and Constellium of...

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Constellium Lauded by U.S. Army for Aluminium Armor Plate Design

Amsterdam rolled and extruded aluminium leader Constellium N.V. has been named a recipient of the 2017 Defense Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Achievement Award for their work in the development of aluminium armor plate. Constellium’s work under the U.S. Army’s Affordable Protection from Objective Threats (APOT) ManTech program garnered the firm the award in the Enhancing Military […]

Rusal to Establish Data Center at Nadvoitsy Aluminium Smelter in NW Russia

Russian Federation aluminium juggernaut U.C. Rusal yesterday proclaimed the commencement of development for a data center at Nadvoitsy Aluminium Smelter in the Russian Republic of Karelia. Rusal says the data center now in development will provide the firm a raft of IT services, including mechanisms for analysis of large data projects, machine learning, and cryptocurrency […]

German Auto Parts Firm to Integrate Innovative Aluminium Additive Manufacturing Process

Additive manufacturing of aluminium parts has begun to penetrate the automotive manufacturing community with the sale of a groundbreaking 3D printer to one of Germany’s leading automotive design and production firms. Vader Systems of Buffalo, New York, announced the sale late last week of its signature Mk1 3D printer to BECKER GmbH CAD-CAM-CAST (Becker) of […]

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 […]