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Rhenmetall Inks LoI For €22 MM In Aluminium Piston Sales To North American Automotive Buyer

Rhenmetall Inks LoI For €22 MM In Aluminium Piston Sales To North American Automotive Buyer

German metals firm Rheinmetall AG announced last week a new €22 million deal for aluminium pistons destined for the North American auto market. Specifying the buyer as only “a well-known carmaker,” Rheinmetall said it signed a letter of intent with the unnamed...

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Constellium Inks Deal To Supply Aluminium Sheet To Audi For Fifth-Generation A6

Amsterdam rolled and extruded aluminium leader Constellium N.V. announced yesterday the sealing of a deal to provide German automaker Audi AG with auto-body sheet for the company’s new fifth-generation Audi A6. Per the firm, Audi will be provided with two different proprietary aluminium alloys designed specifically for the automotive sector. The A6’s C8 generation will […]

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 56,000 ft2 plant contains cutting-edge implements for forming, machining, welding, and heat-treating aluminium […]

Novelis To Establish Global Network Of Automotive Aluminium Innovation Centers

Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. yesterday announced plans to establish a worldwide network of Customer Solution Centers (CSCs) in an effort at fostering greater cooperation between and among itself and automakers in ushering in the next generation of vehicle design. Per the firm’s press release, the CSCs will house researchers, designers, and […]

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, […]