aerospace industry

Constellium Lands Ten-Year Agreement To Supply Specialty Aluminium Alloy To Airbus

Constellium Lands Ten-Year Agreement To Supply Specialty Aluminium Alloy To Airbus

Amsterdam rolled and extruded aluminium leader Constellium N.V. said yesterday that it has entered into a decade-long contract with Airbus to supply specialized aluminium for the aerospace firm’s entire product lineup. Per the firm, the ten-year agreement will have Constellium supply a...

Aleris Lands New Multi-Year Aluminium Deal with Boeing

Cleveland rolled aluminium firm Aleris International, Inc. revealed yesterday that it has come to a multi-year agreement with The Boeing Company to supply the aerospace firm with aluminium plate and sheet for a variety of its aircraft models. Specifics of the deal, including the term and financial details, were not released. However, Aleris confirmed that […]

Russian Researchers Design World’s First All-Aluminium Aircraft Engine

Researchers at a university in the Russian Federation have developed the world’s first all-aluminium aircraft engine. Russian news agency TASS reported last week that the breakthrough at Novosibirsk State Technical University in southwest Siberia. According to the Novosibirsk Region Ministry of Education, this design is the first to utilize aluminium in even heavily-stressed components. “The […]

Purdue Scientist Develop Aluminium Alloy with Strength Rivaling Stainless Steel

Scientists at Purdue University say they have developed a new aluminium alloy with strength comparable to stainless steel. According to researchers at the university’s School of Materials Engineering, altering the metal’s crystal lattice by introducing distortions known as “stacking faults,” or omitting a layer in the crystal’s atomic structure, can add strength to the metal […]

Aleris Lands Aluminium Supply Deal with Embraer

Cleveland rolled aluminium firm Aleris International, Inc. announced on Tuesday that it has come to terms with Brazilian aerospace conglomerate Embraer S.A. on a multi-year deal to supply aluminium flat-rolled products for use across the entire spectrum of Embraer’s winged offerings. Few details were made public, but the deal in question is a renewal of […]

Boeing HorizonX Announces Investment in Aluminium Innovator Gamma Alloys

The Boeing Company announced last week an investment by subsidiary Boeing HorizonX Ventures in Californian aluminium-alloy firm Gamma Alloys. Although no dollar amount was revealed in the announcement, the investment is the first by the Boeing project in advanced materials and machining development and applications. Steve Nordlund, vice president of Boeing HorizonX, explained that the […]