Andrea Svendsen

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  • Hydro-Sunndal aluminium plant

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    ARTICLE: Update on the Aluminum Industry Response to Climate Change

    By John Grandfield, Grandfield Technology. Introduction Climate change has brought the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of aluminum smelting into sharp focus. Other important sustainability issues include bauxite residue dam integrity, waste disposal (spent potling, dross, etc.), water consumption, working conditions, biodiversity, etc. In this article, past work to reduce GHG emissions is examined together with […]

  • A321neo - Airbus S.A.S. - Computer rendering by Fixion-GWLNSOD

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    Airbus to Increase Production of A320 Family Aircraft

    Airbus is expanding its industrial footprint in the U.S. by increasing the production rate of A320 family aircraft. The company will invest $40 million in construction of an additional support hangar on the site, enabling it to produce 63 A320 family aircraft per month at tits manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama, in 2021. “Airbus has been manufacturing […]

  • Aluminum Design Manual 2020

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    Aluminum Association Releases the 2020 Aluminum Design Manual

    The Aluminum Association released the 2020 Aluminum Design Manual. Updated every five years, the manual is an essential reference for engineers, designers, detailers, and architects working with aluminum in structural applications. “For decades, the Aluminum Design Manual has been a critical resource for anyone designing or engineering a structure with aluminum,” said John Weritz, vice […]

  • Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 AWD in Glacier Silver

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    ARTICLE: The Coming BEV Wave: Implications for Extrusion

    By Lynn Brown, Consulting Collaborative, and Rob Nelson, Almag Aluminum. In the first nine months of 2019, it’s estimated that nearly 175,000 battery electric vehicles (BEVs) were sold in the U.S.1 Not surprisingly, almost 80% had the Tesla logo on the back, with 80% of those being the fast-selling Model 3. What may be surprising […]

  • New Volvo XC40 - exterior

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    Novelis Creates Automotive Closed-Loop Recycling System with Volvo Cars

    Novelis implemented a closed-loop recycling system with Volvo Cars in 2019. Through the closed-loop system, the companies work together to take back Volvo’s production scrap. This reduces the company’s dependence on primary aluminum input, reduces the CO2 footprint of the aluminum sheet delivered to Volvo Cars by 78%, and ensures that their production scrap remains in the value-chain and […]

  • Kentucky Truck Plant’s advanced manufacturing technologies and tools are helping Ford upskill its workforce and deliver better quality Lincoln Navigators and Ford Expeditions to customers more quickly.

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    GALM Lightweight Materials Joining, Forming And Manufacturing Innovation 2020 Summit

    The 7th Automotive Lightweight Materials Joining, Forming And Manufacturing Innovation 2020 Summit, part of the GALM series of events will be held on March 25-26 in Detroit, Michigan. The two-day event is an OEM-led initiative driven by the latest advancements in manufacturing techniques, joining methods, and forming processes for lightweight vehicles. The transition by OEMs to […]

  • ALLITE Super Magnesium

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    ALLITE Inc. and Xi’an Jiaotong University to Break New Ground in Magnesium Alloy Science

    ALLITE Inc. and Xi’an Jiaotong University are coming together to collaborate on magnesium alloy research. The 5-year, multi-million-dollar partnership will focus on advancing ALLITE’s proprietary Super Magnesium™ alloys. “ALLITE Inc. is very pleased to announce this partnership with the professors at Xi’an Jiaotong University,” said Bruno Maier, president of ALLITE Inc. “The wealth of knowledge that our […]

  • Karma_Auto

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    Automobile Associations Join to Create the Alliance for Automotive Innovation

    The Association of Global Automakers and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers — the two largest automotive trade associations — are merging to form a new association that will leverage the expansive history of both organizations while creating a single, unified industry voice, the Alliance for Automotive Innovation. The new association will represent automotive and parts manufacturers […]