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Rusal Debuts Cleaner, More Efficient Electrolysis Cell

Rusal Debuts Cleaner, More Efficient Electrolysis Cell

Russian Federation aluminium major UC Rusal announced the activation of a new 550 kA electrolysis cell at at the company’s Sayanogorsk aluminium smelter in eastern Siberia. The new pot, named RA-550, is part of a US$28 million project to develop more modern...

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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 […]

Alcoa Debuts 3D Printing Metal Powder Plant in West Pennsylvania

American aluminium major Alcoa announced the opening of a new, state-of-the-art 3D printing metal powder production facility on Wednesday. The new facility, which is located 25 miles east of Pittsburgh at the Alcoa Technology Center, will produce proprietary titanium, nickel and aluminum powders optimized for 3D printed aerospace parts. The firm says it has also […]

Rusal Inks Agreement with Sauer to Develop Aluminium 3D Printing Technology

Russian aluminium producer UC Rusal announced an agreement with Germany’s SAUER GmbH yesterday. SAUER, part of German firm DMG Mori AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, is a manufacturer of metal-cutting machine tools. According to Rusal, the two signed a memorandum of understanding to develop 3D printing technology aimed at industrial printing of aluminium and its alloys. The memorandum specifies […]