aluminium lightweighting

Sapa Invests in Equipment to Meet Demand for Thinner-Walled Aluminium for Rolling Stock

Sapa Invests in Equipment to Meet Demand for Thinner-Walled Aluminium for Rolling Stock

Norway’s Sapa AS announced yesterday that it will soon be building new production lines in Sweden and Belgium in order to meet an increasing demand for large thin-walled aluminium products in the rail industry. The firm said it is increasing the force...


Constellium Announces New Plant in San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Dutch aluminium semi producer Constellium N.V. announced this week that it is planning to open a new plant in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, for the production of aluminium automotive structural components. According to the firm, this new plant is a response to an uptick in demand for lightweight, high-strength aluminium Crash Management Systems and other […]

Canadian Government Forms Research Group to Develop New Uses for Aluminium in Ground Transport Sector

Recognizing the inexpensive, sustainable, and lightweight nature of aluminium, and taking advantage of the fact that domestic smelters produce more than half of all aluminium used in North America, Canada’s newly-formed ALTec Industrial research R&D Group is working towards merging the country’s aluminium sector’s research on developing new products for ground transportation applications. “By 2020, […]

U.S. Scientist Develop Improved Method for Bonding Aluminium to Carbon Fiber

Scientist at the United States Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have developed a new, more cost-effective method for joining carbon fiber composites and aluminium. This new process could make it even easier to utilize these materials in the process of lightweighting consumer cars and trucks. The technique for bonding aluminium and […]

Magna to Open Aluminium Casting Facility in United Kingdom

Canadian automotive supplier Magna International Inc. announced this week the opening of an aluminium casting facility in Telford, United Kingdom. The facility is intended to supply British multinational automotive company Jaguar Land Rover. Magna’s planned facility is expected to be roughly 225,000 ft2 in area and is slated to employ 295 individuals when ramped up […]