aluminium lightweighting

Constellium Named Primary Supplier of Aluminium for Alfa Romeo’s New SUV

Constellium Named Primary Supplier of Aluminium for Alfa Romeo’s New SUV

Amsterdam’s rolled and extruded aluminium firm Constellium N.V. announced yesterday an extension to its partnership with Italy’s multinational automotive firm Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA). The current iteration of the agreement will have Constellium supplying auto body sheet for FCA’s new sport...

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Constellium Sends Ten Millionth Aluminium Component to Ford Motors

Amsterdam aluminium extruder Constellium NV celebrated the delivery of its ten millionth part to Detroit’s Ford Motor Company. According to Constellium, in addition to continuing to supply aluminium structural components for the Ford F-150 light truck, the firm is slated to supply parts to the newly-redesigned Ford Explorer when production begins in a few months. […]

Brunel University London Partners with Industrial Leaders to Develop Crash-Protecting Aluminium Alloys

Brunel University London announced a second new partnership this week, this one with lightweight castings firms to develop high-performance cast aluminium alloys for use as impact protection in automobiles and trains. The Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST)’s partners include Sarginsons Industries, a firm that is considered among the world’s leaders in lightweight castings. […]

UK’s Brunel University Partners with Jaguar Land Rover to Develop Die-Cast Aluminium Components

The United Kingdom’s Brunel University London announced a partnership with Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST), Jaguar Land Rover, and other commercial interests and research institutions to develop new ultra-light die-cast aluminium parts for use in automotive manufacturing. The project is to be three years in duration and is the product of a planned […]

Norsk Hydro’s Q1 Numbers Rise with Aluminium Market’s Recovery

Norway’s Norsk Hydro ASA reported first-quarter results on Friday. The quarter’s results were buoyed by higher prices in the quarter, but raw materials costs proved to be a slight drag on the bottom line. Hydro’s first quarter revenue totaled NOK23,026 million, an eight percent increase quarter-on-quarter from last quarter’s NOK21,250 million, and a fourteen percent […]

The Thirteenth Element and 3D Printing

The demand for aluminium has risen from many quarters – automotive, aviation, construction, infrastructure, energy transmission, and many more. Among the more exciting (and perhaps less talked-about) avenues of demand for the versatile metal is that of additive manufacturing, or, as it is more popularly known, 3D printing. Three-dimensional printing technology has been in existence […]