aluminium lightweighting

US government supports advanced manufacturing – aluminium initiatives benefit and make further progress

US government supports advanced manufacturing – aluminium initiatives benefit and make further progress

Set to come to the end of its second term in November, President Obama’s Administration recently highlighted America’s capacity for creativity and invention and how innovative progress over the past years has helped continue to make the national economy particularly strong and...


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 […]

Kobelco to Build Second Aluminium Plant in Kentucky

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin announced Monday that the Japanese aluminium and steel firm Kobe Steel (Kobelco) will be building a second aluminium plant in the commonwealth. Kobelco chose Kentucky in part due to US$2.5 million in tax incentives offered by the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA). “We’ve been supplying aluminum bumper materials to Japanese […]

Japanese Firms Ramping Up Automotive Aluminium Offerings

Two major Japanese metals companies are planning to expand their aluminium offerings to take advantage of the emerging trend in consumer vehicle lightweighting for improved fuel efficiency. Kobe Steel is planning to spend approximately US$93 million to assemble aluminium plants in the United States and the People’s Republic of China. The plants will make extruded […]