Andrea Svendsen

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  • Hydro Albras aluminum smelter

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    Albras Restarts Primary Aluminum Production Line in Brazil

    The Albras primary aluminum facility in Brazil restarted operation of one of its production lines, after a fire caused power outage in March forced the shutdown of 25% of capacity. The plant’s three other lines were unaffected and there were no injuries. Albras is 51% owned by Hydro and 49% owned by Nippon Amazon Aluminum. The smelter […]

  • MELD Aluminum

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    MELD Achieves Additive Manufacturing of Large Aluminum Parts

    Using its proprietary additive manufacturing technology, MELD Manufacturing Corporation has fabricated components in excess of 55 inches (1.4 m) in diameter using off-the-shelf aluminum 6061 — a milestone in the 3D-printing of large metal parts. The MELD technology is a solid-state process, in which the material does not reach the melting temperature. In this way, […]

  • ALUMINIUM Germany

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    ALUMINIUM 2020 Receives Approval for its Forthcoming Event in Germany

    The aluminum industry has been hit hard by the pandemic and the lockdown worldwide. In recent months, more than 2,500 trade fairs worldwide have been cancelled or postponed due to the corona pandemic, including numerous aluminum industry trade fairs. However, a turning point is underway. The German government is officially allowing trade fairs to take place […]

  • Trimet-anode baking

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    Trimet Starts Up New Anode Baking Furnace

    Trimet Aluminium SE commissioned a new €12 million anode baking furnace for the production of carbon anodes at its aluminum smelter in Hamburg, Germany. The new anode furnace replaces an eight-year-old furnace, ensuring greater energy efficiency. “With the new baking furnace, we will produce even more energy efficiently in the future,” said Dr. Andreas Lützerath, executive board member […]

  • Rio Tinto-scandium

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    Rio Tinto Working to Produce Scandium for Scandium-Aluminum Master Alloys

    Rio Tinto researchers have developed a new process to extract high purity scandium oxide — a critical mineral — from by-products generated in the production of titanium dioxide at the Rio Tinto Fer et Titane (RTFT) metallurgical operation in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, Canada. The company is now producing high quality scandium oxide that meets market specifications […]

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    Mars 2020 Perseverance Mission Prepares for Launch with Aluminum

    The Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission is part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the Red Planet. Each Mars mission is part of a continuing chain of innovation, relying on past missions for proven technologies and contributing its own technical developments to future missions. As with previous missions, aluminum […]

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    New Process for 3D Printing Aluminum for Thin-Walled Heat Transfer Applications

    Velo3D developed a manufacturing process for additively manufacturing parts in foundry-grade F357 aluminum alloy using its Sapphire® metal 3D printing system. The alloy enables 3D printing of parts that have traditionally been manufactured using die and other shape casting practices. While there are other aluminum alloys that are more commonly used in metal additive manufacturing […]