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Constellium Opens Automotive Aluminium Plant In Zilina, Slovakia

Constellium Opens Automotive Aluminium Plant In Zilina, Slovakia

Amsterdam rolled and extruded aluminium leader Constellium N.V. yesterday commissioned its new Automotive Structures facility in Zilina, Slovakia. The facility is dedicated to producing aluminium Crash Management Systems and Body Structure components for the Eastern European automotive manufacturing market. Constellium says the...


Chrysler Researchers Develop New Aluminium-Copper Alloy For High-Temperature Applications

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. announced this week the development of a new aluminium alloy for use in engine building that tolerates heat levels higher than existing commercially-available alloys. Developed in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and casting supplier Nemak, the alloy was developed to address a need for increased compression ratios which, in a […]

Novelis to Invest US$180 MM in Automotive Aluminium Plant in Eastern China

In a bid to capitalize on the ever-expanding market for automotive aluminium, Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. announced on Wednesday that it will invest US$180 million in Jiangsu, China. Per the firm, the investment at its facility in Changzhou will involve the addition of a continuous annealing solution heat (CASH) treatment line, […]

American Firm Develops New Aluminium Alloy for Commercial Vehicle Wheels

Indiana commercial vehicle component maker Accuride Corporation debuted a new, proprietary aluminium alloy developed for use in the production of aluminium wheels for commercial vehicle applications. Dubbed Quantum 99, the firm says the alloy is one-fifth stronger than previous alloys, allowing for the reduction in weight of its standard aluminium wheels by eleven percent. Accuride […]

Florida Firm Develops Proprietary Process for Printing F357 Aluminium Alloy

Florida metal additive manufacturing firm Sintavia, LLC announced the development of a method for producing additively-manufactured parts using aluminium/silicon alloys, including F357 aluminium alloy. According to the company’s press release, the process was developed specifically for the aerospace and automotive industry. Such parts are desirable because of their low density, good processability, and heat conductivity. […]

Novelis Boasts 53% Increase in Recycled Content Use in Latest Sustainability Report

Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. released its sustainability report for FY 2016 today. According to the report, the firm achieved a recycled aluminium input of fifty-three percent for the year, which is a twenty-three-percent improvement over baseline levels. Novelis says that the significant improvement, which is measured against average inputs from fiscal […]