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  • CPMC Sutter Van Ness and Geary SmithGroup Architects

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    New Aluminum Clad Medical Center Embodies the Hospital of the Future

    Sutter Health California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) opened its Van Ness Campus Hospital in downtown San Francisco, California. The $2.1 billion hospital, which features aluminum curtain wall, was designed to be a new hub for Sutter CPMC services citywide. Based on a strategic master plan developed by design firm SmithGroup, the flagship hospital brings adult acute […]

  • Constellium (crashbox production)

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    ARTICLE: Constellium’s Automotive Structures Adapt to Automaker Specifications

    Automotive is a key pillar of Constellium’s overall strategy, accounting for 24% of the company’s sales in 2018 with further growth expected in the near future. This growth is reflected in the company’s recent investments in its global Automotive Structures business unit, with two new plants in Mexico and Slovakia. These new facilities enable the […]

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    Automotive Industry in Slovakia Grows with New Jaguar Land Rover and Gestamp Facilities

    In recent years, Slovakia has grown to be a leading producer of cars in Europe, with automotive component manufacture growing alongside the presence of major automotive companies in the country — representing 44% of the country’s overall industry. Both Jaguar Land Rover and Gestamp have recently started up new production facilities for manufacturing aluminum components […]

  • Novelis-Georgia Tech

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    Novelis and Georgia Institute of Technology Establish Innovation Hub

    Novelis Inc. and Georgia Tech entered into a new collaboration to establish the Novelis Innovation Hub at Georgia Tech. The cross-functional hub will connect Novelis’ technical and business innovators with Georgia Tech’s students and faculty in order to promote basic and translational research, innovative business models, and related educational endeavors. The company has committed $2.5 million […]

  • Metalprint Italy

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    H.I.G. Capital Acquires a Majority Stake in Italian Forging Company Metalprint

    H.I.G. Europe announced that its affiliate completed the acquisition of a controlling stake in Metalprint, a leading manufacturer of forged aluminum and brass industrial components. “Metalprint is one of the international leaders in brass and aluminum forging,” said Raffaele Legnani, managing director of H.I.G. Capital in Italy. “H.I.G. is excited to support the management of the […]

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    Lockheed Martin Completes NASA’s Orion Crew Module For Mission To The Moon

    Lockheed Martin completed building the capsule for NASA’s Orion spacecraft for the Artemis missions to the Moon and then Mars. The crew module capsule for the uncrewed Artemis 1 mission to the Moon has been stacked on top of the Orion service module, which was also recently finished. The ceremony for the completion was held in […]

  • Brunel Universtiy - BCAST

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    BCAST Invests in New Light Metals Research Center

    Brunel University’s Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST) in London is investing in the construction of a new light metals research facility, called the Future Metallurgy Centre. The project has been granted £16 million from the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF). “We are very pleased with the £16m UKRPIF funding,” said Prof. Zhongyun Fan, director of […]

  • HRL Laboratories aluminum powder

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    ARTICLE: Registration System for Aluminum Alloys Used in Additive Manufacturing

    By Patricia Smith, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Jack Cowie and John Weritz, The Aluminum Association. Introduction Additive manufacturing (AM) technology, or 3D printing, is the process of producing a three-dimensional component from a computer-aided design (CAD) model by adding material layer by layer. AM technology was originally developed for polymers in the 1980s. Metal powder […]

  • Andrée Laforest, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Minister Responsible for the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region, Gervais Jacques, managing director Atlantic Operations, Rio Tinto Aluminium, Vincent Christ, CEO, ELYSIS, Jean-François Cyr, President, Alcoa Canada, and Vice President, Operations – Americas, Alcoa Aluminium, The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Josée Néron, mayor of Saguenay.

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    Elysis Starts Construction on Its Smelting Technology Research and Development Center

    Elysis, the joint venture between Rio Tinto and Alcoa, marked the start of construction on its Research and Development Center in Saguenay, Canada, where the company will develop and commercialize its inert-anode smelting technology — which is said to be able to eliminate all direct greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from the aluminum smelting process. Representatives […]