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Austal USA Christens Latest Aluminium-Hulled Combat Ship

Austal USA Christens Latest Aluminium-Hulled Combat Ship

Austal USA, the American branch of Australian shipbuilding company and defense contractor Austal, announced last weekend that it christened the new USS Tulsa (LCS 16), the sixteenth aluminium Independence-class trimaran littoral combat ship (LCS). The US$3.5 billion vessel is a 419-foot combat...

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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 […]

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 and energy-efficient pots for smelting aluminium. Design began two years ago and was […]