aluminium lightweighting

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

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...

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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 […]

In India, innovation can deepen downstream applications of aluminium

As India’s aluminium producers gear up to take on their global peers in downstream products, their efforts need to be aligned with innovation in secondary smelting techniques, process improvements and tapping new markets to absorb the value added products. Driven by wide applications and growing demand, downstream aluminium processing activities are taking hold in the […]

Sapa Develops Lighter Automotive Brake Line Using Aluminium Alloy

Norway’s Sapa AS has developed a revolutionary new automobile brake line using a high-strength aluminium alloy. The new system, which was announced yesterday, will be officially debuted at IZB in Wolfsburg, Germany later this month. “The entire industry is on a mission to reduce weight in cars as a key to lowering emissions,” explained innovation […]

Leaked Alcoa Memo: 2018 Jeep Wrangler to Feature Aluminium Doors and Hood

An internal release from American aluminium major Alcoa indicates that the 2018 Jeep Wrangler will utilize aluminium alloy for portions of the vehicle’s hood and doors. The addition of aluminium is part of Fiat Chrysler’s redesign of the iconic four-wheel-drive vehicle. “A team in the Farmington Hills (Michigan, USA) Aerospace and Automotive Products group is […]