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    Museum In China Uses Thousands of Aluminum Panels in its Copper Colored Façade

    The Tianjin Science and Technology Museum (TSTM), located in the Binhai Cultural Center in Tianjin China, is covered with thousands of perforated aluminum panels studded with oculi for interior lighting effects. The museum, which was completed in Fall 2019, exhibits artifacts from Tianjin’s heavy industrial past — as well as displays of large-scale contemporary technology, […]

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    Nippon Light Metal Georgia to Build Automotive Aluminum Forging Plant

    Nippon Light Metal Georgia (NLMGA), a joint venture between Nippon Light Metal North America, Inc. and ITOCHU Metals Corporation, broke ground on a $50 million project to construct a new aluminum forging plant in Adairsville, Georgia, for the production of automotive suspension parts. As tighter environment regulations are implemented around the world and the need for lighter-weight vehicles […]

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    Elysis Produces First Commercial Batch of Carbon-Free Aluminum

    Elysis, the joint venture between Alcoa and Rio Tinto, announced that is has successfully produced the first commercial batch of aluminum without any direct carbon dioxide emissions at theAlcoa Technical Center (ATC) in Pittsburgh, PA — using a breakthrough, carbon-free smelting technology. The first purchase of the aluminum was made by Apple — a major milestone […]

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    Façade Made up of 9,250 Aluminum Discs

    BBC Studios, the largest and most well-known name in T.V. production for the U.K., unveiled a new pavilion with a façade constructed of 9,250 recyclable aluminum discs. Installed in Cannes, France, for the annual TV market event MIPCOM 2019, the BBC Studios stand was comprised of two floors of flexible work and hospitality areas in […]

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    FABTECH 2019 – New Hydroforming Process for Complex Components

    FABTECH 2019, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing, was held on November 11-14 in Chicago, Illinois. The event achieved record attendance, with a total of 48,278 attendees from 95 countries over the course of four days. During FABTECH, Light Metal Age spoke with Paul Benny, president of FluidForming Americas, about their new hydroforming technology for […]

  • Aluminum Content in European Passenger Cars

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    Aluminum Content in European Cars up 20%

    A new study, “Aluminum Content in European Passenger Cars,” published by European Aluminium estimates that the average aluminum content of European produced cars will reach nearly 180 kg in 2019, a 20% increase since 2016. The study also forecasts the average aluminum content will further increase to almost 200 kg per vehicle by 2025. The […]

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    Experts in Germany to Develop High-Strength Aluminum Alloy for Additive Manufacturing

    Oerlikon, a global technology group, entered into a research partnership with Linde, an industrial gases company, and the Technical University of Munich (TUM), one of the leading German universities in engineering. The aim of the EUR 1.7 million project is to conduct additive manufacturing (AM) research with the aim of developing new high-strength, lightweight aluminum-based alloys that can serve […]

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    Astro the Robodog Stands on Aluminum

    Man’s best friend is getting a mechanical upgrade. Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU) Machine Perception and Cognitive Robotics Laboratory (MPCR) with funding from Astro Robotics is using deep learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to develop a four-legged seeing and hearing intelligent robotic dog. Astro, as it is named, is unique in that he is the only […]