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    Dare to See the Difference of Aluminum-Reinforced Concrete

    A team of researchers successfully developed a means of using aluminum as reinforcement in concrete structures, presenting a new bench design as a demonstration of the technology’s capabilities. Traditionally steel, rather than aluminum, has been used as reinforcement in concrete. The reason is that the high basic pH of ordinary concrete causes aluminum to corrode. […]

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    Land Rover’s Aluminum Intensive Defender is Built Strong

    The new Land Rover Defender raises the bar for on-road dynamics. Its purpose-engineered architecture is based on a lightweight aluminum monocoque chassis to create the stiffest body structure the brand has ever produced. The Defender’s structure is three times stiffer than traditional body-on-frame designs and has been engineered to withstand extreme conditions. The in-body chassis […]

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    Bowlus Road Chief: Aerodynamic Aluminum Campers

    The Bowlus Road Chief seeks to elevate the camping experience through the design of aerodynamic aluminum camping trailers. Consequently, each detail of their trailers is handcrafted. The shell is made from aircraft-grade aluminum with over 5,000 flawlessly placed rivets. The interior is crafted from real birch, stainless steel, and aluminum. Luxury fabrics and linens are used to […]

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    It’s Party Time with Recyclable Aluminum Cups

    For years the beloved red-plastic solo cup has been a quintessential symbol of party culture. Historically they’ve been a perfect receptacle for drinking beer out of a keg or an ice-cold lemonade at a family picnic. What could be better than this traditional symbol of good times? The answer is a recyclable aluminum cup. Ball […]

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    Økern Façades Use Hydro’s 75% Post-Consumer Aluminum

    Økern Portal, a building project in Oslo, chose Hydro’s CIRCAL 75R aluminum for its façade. The innovative office and retail building is one of the largest development projects in Norway. Scheduled for completion in 2021, the aim for the building is to create a sustainable community that offers office space conveniently located near to restaurants […]

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    Recycled Aluminum Nespresso Pods Transform into a Bike

    Vélosophy, a Swedish bicycle and lifestyle start-up brand, teamed up with Nespresso to create Re:Cycle, a bike made from recycled aluminum Nespresso pods. Jimmy Östholm, founder and CEO of Vélosophy, has used recycled aluminum in his bicycles from the time the company started three years ago. People didn’t seem too interested in the fact that the bikes […]

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    Aluminum Abounds in the C8 Stingray

    Chevrolet introduced its newest Corvette this July, the 2020 C8 Stingray, which has a spaceframe structure comprised of aluminum. The luxury sports car is the first Corvette with a mid-engine configuration, which positions the engine behind the driver. The C8’s new mid-engine set up provides a rear weight bias, meaning more power is directed towards […]