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Czech Scientists Develop Battlefield Shelter From Blast-Resistant Aluminium Alloy

Czech Scientists Develop Battlefield Shelter From Blast-Resistant Aluminium Alloy

Military forces from the Czech Republic will soon have a new variety of cover for use on the battlefield. Modular shelters made of aluminium are under development at the present time and may soon join the Czech Army on its next expedition....

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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 […]

Chalco LNG-Replacement Facility Soon to be Commissioned

Houston’s Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. is preparing to commission the largest of three natural gas replacement projects constructed under the auspices of Tianwo-SES Clean Energy Technologies Co., Ltd. for the People’s Republic of China’s state-owned aluminium producer Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (Chalco). The natural gas replacement projects produce clean and economical syngas to replace […]