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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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    PPG Selected for DOE Partnership to Develop Adhesives for Lightweight Vehicles

    Vehicle manufacturers are exploring the use of aluminum, high-strength steel, magnesium, carbon-fiber composites, and other lightweight materials to reduce vehicle mass and improve fuel economy. This approach requires new adhesive chemistries that will mitigate corrosion and thermal expansion issues associated with joining dissimilar materials. PPG was selected for a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) partnership, […]

  • An SLS engine section, comprised of aluminum panels fabricated by AMRO, being taken off the Vertical Assembly Center after weld testing at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility. (Photo: NASA.)

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    ARTICLE: Key Aerospace Supplier in Southern California Expands with New Machining Capabilities

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Headquartered in South El Monte, CA, AMRO Fabricating Corporation is a 42 year old company specialized in the fabrication, forming, and heat treating of aluminum and titanium components for the aerospace, commercial aircraft, and defense industries. Among the key programs it serves, the company supplies panels for parts of the […]

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    Rusal Pledges to Install Modern Gas Cleaning Systems

    UC Rusal plans to install over 20 state-of-the-art dry gas cleaning systems (DGCS) at its smelters by 2025. These advanced systems were developed by the company’s design and scientific divisions and the new equipment will allow the company to capture over 99.5% of hydrogen fluoride and solid fluorides. “This project is truly unique thanks to […]

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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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    The Aluminum Association Released It’s 2019 Molten Metal Incident Report

    The Aluminum Association released its 2019 Molten Metal Incident Report, which covers incidents for calendar year 2018. The report is designed to provide information regarding hazardous events that occur at facilities melting aluminum, with the aim of sharing safety information among facilities. Failure to use proper procedures in melting and casting aluminum can be dangerous. Since the melt […]

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    Automotive Technology Roadmap Presents a Mixed-Material Future

    The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) published Technology Roadmap: Materials and Manufacturing, which forecasts materials and manufacturing trends based on the CAR team’s internal research and a thorough analysis of available industry reports. The study conclusions were achieved with critical input from a group of subject matter experts. The Technology Roadmap notes that a number of […]

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    World Magnesium Conference – Call for Abstracts

    The International Magnesium Association (IMA) will host the  77th Annual IMA World Magnesium Conference on May 13-15, 2020, in Fukuoka, Japan. The conference is the premier international magnesium industry conference highlighting technological advances, innovative applications, and emerging developments in the global marketplace. This valuable conference will provide magnesium industry professionals with the latest information and advances on […]

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    PWR Partners with Velo3D to 3D Print High-Performance Aluminum Heat Exchangers

    PWR Advanced Cooling Technology, a manufacturer of heat exchangers and cooling systems for the automotive and other industries, entered into a collaborative partnership with Velo3D, a producer of additive manufacturing machines and software. Using Velo3D’s Sapphire laser fusion metal printer, the two companies will collaborate on the design of aluminum alloy heat exchangers with thinner and more-complex features and best-in-class […]