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Toyota Opens Efficient Aluminium Engine Plant in Indonesia

Toyota Opens Efficient Aluminium Engine Plant in Indonesia

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia, a subsidiary of Japan’s Toyota Motor Company, opened a new plant in West Java on Monday. The Karawang Engine Plant will manufacture aluminium-block engines, sourcing its aluminium from local mines and smelters. The opening of the Toyota plant...

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Romanian Firm to Invest in Intelligent Aluminium Can Collection

Romania’s Can-Pack Romania, the Eastern European country’s only producer of aluminium cans, plans to invest €200,000 (US$224,247) to install twenty-one intelligent aluminium collection devices for the Auchan hypermarket network this year, according to Alucro’s GM, Adina Magsi. The non-profit association Alucro was founded in 2008 by Can-Pack Romania and EAA (European Aluminium Association) in an […]

Luxury Yachts Increasingly Using Aluminium Hulls

According to an analysis of the industry, several yacht-making firms are transitioning to aluminium as the material of choice in the over-30-meter (98.4’) segment of the market. Two-hundred forty-five motor yachts in the over-30m segment have been brought to market with aluminium hulls. Heesen Yachts is at the front of the pack with 34 delivered […]

Reliance Steel Awarded Five-Year Contract with BAE for F-35 Components

AMI Metals, Inc., a subsidiary of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. announced yesterday that it has been awarded a five-year, US$100 million contract with United States defense contractor BAE Systems. The contract involves aluminium plating in the Defense Department’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Hawk, and Typhoon program. The announced contract begins January 1, 2017 and […]

New Aluminium Structure Developed to Improve Quality of LCD’s

A team of researchers recently announced an improvement in liquid crystal displays (LCD) that utilizes aluminium in place of conventional materials. The researchers, from Rice University and the University of New Mexico, determined that aluminium nanoparticles could eliminate color fading, a problem endemic with current LCD’s. In order to overcome the problem of fading, researchers […]

3D Printing Firm Offers Aluminium for Use in its SLS Printing Services

Three-dimensional printer Shapeways has announced that it now offers aluminium for use in its Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) service after a successful pilot test of the material begun last year. While aluminium has been used in the past for other 3D printing applications, this breakthrough is important because the SLS process more fully melts the […]