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Nalco in Talks to Build Aluminium-Lithium Alloy Plant

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...

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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 […]

Japanese Firms Ramping Up Automotive Aluminium Offerings

Two major Japanese metals companies are planning to expand their aluminium offerings to take advantage of the emerging trend in consumer vehicle lightweighting for improved fuel efficiency. Kobe Steel is planning to spend approximately US$93 million to assemble aluminium plants in the United States and the People’s Republic of China. The plants will make extruded […]

Constellium Announces Tech Center at Brunel University London

Amsterdam’s Constellium N.V. announced the opening of the Constellium University Technology Center (UTC) at Brunel University London today.  The Constellium University Technology Center is, according to the firm, “a dedicated center of excellence for the design, development and prototyping of aluminium alloys and automotive structural components.” The Center will feature industrial size aluminium casting and […]

Alcoa Lands 3D Printing Contract with Airbus

Aluminium major Alcoa announced today that it has reached an agreement with France’s Airbus SAS to print three-dimensional printed titanium fuselage and engine pylon components. According to the news release, Alcoa expects to ship the first parts under this contract later this year. Further details of the agreement were not disclosed by the company. “We […]