Andrea Svendsen

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    Status of the Aluminum Additive Manufacturing Market

    By Amritesh Suman, Strategic Market Research. Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D-printing, is a technology that primarily manufactures parts from a digital model using a method that builds up a material layer-by-layer to produce the part. The materials used can be metals, polymers, hydrogels, or concrete. Metal additive manufacturing can utilize a vast range of […]

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    Constellium and Partners Launch Joint Laboratory to Develop Advanced Aluminum Alloys

    One of the key challenges facing metallurgy today is the need for parts and components with increased strength that are also economical and environmentally friendly, especially in regard to aluminum products for automobiles, packaging, and aeronautics. Aiming to address this challenge, Constellium is partnering with the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the […]

  • Rio Tinto-Scandium oxide

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    Rio Tinto Becomes the First Producer of Scandium Oxide in North America

    Rio Tinto has completed the commissioning of the first module of the commercial scale demonstration plant at its Rio Tinto Fer et Titane (RTFT) metallurgical complex in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, Canada. The plant has produced a first batch of high purity scandium oxide — making it the first North American producer of this critical mineral, which […]

  • From Left to Right: Bea Landa, Novelis; Ernie Corvi, Novelis; Tom Boney, Novelis; Tom Lilienthal, Novelis; Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear; Todd County Judge Executive Todd Mansfield; Kevin Shutt, Novelis; Morgan Alvey, Senator Mitch McConnell's Office; State Representative Jason Petrie; Corey Elder, Congressman James Comer's Office

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    Novelis Breaks Ground on New Recycling Center in Kentucky

    Novelis Inc. broke ground on a $365 million investment to build a highly advanced recycling center in Guthrie, Kentucky, which will support closed-loop recycling for the automotive market in North America. “This groundbreaking marks a major milestone in our ongoing commitment to sustainability and recycling, and also supports our automotive customers’ carbon reduction targets,” said […]

  • All of the major equipment at INTEX is adorned with custom artwork by French artist Manucollage as a reflection of the company’s strength, independence, and resilience. This includes the new vertical powder coating line (pictured), nicknamed the Black Widow.

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    INTEX Reinvents Itself with Major Expansion Projects

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Headquartered in Garden City, MI, International Extrusions (INTEX) is an independent, family-owned company in the process of reinventing itself through capital investments designed to grow its capabilities and capacities. This includes the installation and start up of a new extrusion operation with two new presses, as well as a new […]

  • Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park supplies power to the EGA aluminum smelter for the production of low carbon aluminum

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    EGA to Supply Solar Aluminum to HAI for Use in Automotive

    Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) in the UAE signed an an agreement with Hammerer Aluminum Industries (HAI) in Austria for the supply of EGA’s CelestiAL solar aluminum. EGA supplies thousands of tonnes of aluminum to HAI each year — a proportion of which will now switch to CelestiAL. In addition, the agreement will ensure that finished […]

  • Figure 4. The technology is being tested within a hospital setting to prove its anti-microbial capabilities.

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    A3 Surfaces Receives Financing to Commercialize Its Antimicrobial Anodizing Technology

    A3 Surfaces, located in Saguenay, Québec, Canada, will receive $4 million in financing from the Québec government and Desjardin Capital to support support the commercialization of antimicrobial anodized aluminum. This proprietary anodizing technology that aims to become a key factor in the fight against viral or bacterial disease transmission through a self-disinfecting biocidal surface treatment. […]