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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 […]

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    Canned Water, a Fad or the Future? Pepsi Wants to Know.

    Pepsi in New Bern, North Carolina plans to market its water brand Aquafina in aluminum cans beginning in 2020. The company said that Aquafina in aluminum cans will be available in restaurants at the start of the new year, and they are working on a roll out for retail sales following shortly thereafter. “Tackling plastic waste […]

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    2019 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition Winners

    The ET Foundation announced the winners of the 2019 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. More than 90 students from high schools and universities around the world submitted entries for the opportunity to receive a cash scholarship. The winning students were recognized for designs showcasing the versatility and advantages of aluminum extrusions. Bonnell Aluminum sponsored the cash scholarships that […]

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    Profile of Hydro Extrusion Italy

    In Italy the extrusion market is highly competitive. Every Italian extruder tries to differentiate on the market in terms of services and tailor-made products to be more desirable to customers. There is a major overcapacity of 900,000 tons installed in Italy versus an extruded consumption of only 278,000 tons. In the midst of this, Hydro […]

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    GALM Detroit 2019: Lightweighting and Advanced Material Solutions for Next Generation EVs

    The 8th Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Summit Detroit (GALM 2019) is the world’s leading automotive lightweighting conference providing design solutions, modeling, material strategies, joining processes, advanced structures & manufacturing innovation insights. The new agenda reflects major automotive industry investment into a new generation of EVs and autonomous vehicles by established and start-up OEMs. The rapid […]

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    Beyond Beer: Cocktails and Wine Find a New Home in Aluminum Cans

    For decades beer drinkers have enjoyed cold brews out of aluminum cans. Cans are inexpensive, lightweight, recyclable, and easy to fit in a cooler and bring to an outdoor event.  Today, beer consumption has declined among millennials, but the generation is drinking more wine and cocktails and they are more passionate about sustainability.  Premixed cocktails […]

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    EV Systems to be Explored at the Battery Electric Vehicle Architectures Congress

    The Battery Electric Vehicle Architectures (BEVA) Congress USA 2019 — a part of the GALM series of events — will explore development of electric vehicle (EV) architectures from a systems engineering point of view — both in design of brand new platforms and adoption of existing platforms. The focus will be on cutting development costs while […]