aerospace aluminium alloys

U.S. Researchers Develop Method for 3D Printing of High-Strength Aluminium Alloys

U.S. Researchers Develop Method for 3D Printing of High-Strength Aluminium Alloys

A research-and-development laboratory in California announced this week the development of a method for printing high-strength aluminium alloys into parts that meet the high tolerances necessary for use in the aerospace and automotive industries. HRL Laboratories, LLC made the announcement on Wednesday,...

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MIT Researchers Develop Method for More Uniformly Structured Aluminium Casts

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say they have developed a method of casting aluminium in a more uniform manner. Such an improvement would lead to significant gains in the casting’s strength and reliability. In order to produce industrial aluminium slabs, small amounts of manganese and copper are mixed in with the molten […]

Aleris Lands Long-Term Supplies Contract with Airbus

Cleveland rolled and extruded aluminium firm Aleris announced yesterday that it has secured a long-term supply contract with French aerospace firm Airbus SAS. According to the press release, the multi-year contract will have Aleris supplying Airbus aluminium plate and sheet (including advance wing-skin material) for use on the entirety of Airbus’ offerings, beginning in 2017. […]

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 […]

Aerospace industry trends & aluminium use

The future of the aerospace industry appears bright and will be characterised by strong aircraft demand for the foreseeable future. Consequently, demand for aluminium alloys for this industry will remain high as well. The worldwide commercial passenger and cargo aircraft fleet, as well as the annual number of passengers, are forecast to double over the […]