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

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....

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Nalco in Talks to Build Aluminium-Lithium Alloy Plant

India’s National Aluminium Company (Nalco) and Indian Defence Ministry’s Mishra Dhatu Nigam Ltd (MIDHANI) are in negotiations aimed at establishing an aluminium-lithium alloy plant. The two state-owned entities intend to capitalize upon the myriad of new uses for the alloy in, among other places, the defense sector. Highlighted by its use in Elon Musk’s SpaceX […]

Aluminium Legos Travel 1.7 Billion Miles to Jupiter

Legos have been everywhere on Earth in the sixty-seven years since Denmark’s Ole Kirk Christiansen invented them in 1949, as anyone who has ever stepped on one while barefoot can certainly attest. However, in two years a set of aluminium Legos will travel a total distance of 1.74 billion miles to orbit the largest planet […]

Airbus Subsidiary Designs World’s First 3D-Printed Aluminium Motorcycle

European multinational aerospace and defense corporation Airbus Group SE’s subsidiary APWorks GmbH has developed the world’s first 3D-printed all-aluminium bodied motorcycle. Named the Light Rider, APWorks’ creation weighs 35 kg (77 lbs) in total, and is built on a 6 kg (13 lb) frame. It has a 6 kW (8 hp) electric motor that can […]

GE to Partner with Indian Institute to Develop Experimental Digital Aluminium Smelter

American multinational conglomerate General Electric (GE) announced on Tuesday that it will be establishing an Industrial Internet Centre of Excellence (CoE) at Indian Institute of Technology Madras, a public engineering and research institute located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The CoE will be tasked with developing power intensive applications, focusing initially on rolling out a […]