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    Ball’s New Infinity Aluminum Bottle an Apt Competitor for Plastic

    What is lightweight, consists of one material, and can be recycled and returned in a new packaging format in just 60 days? Ball Corporation’s new Infinity™ aluminum bottle. Designed to be made again and again, the new impact extruded aluminum bottle can not only be used for food and beverage containers, but also is suitable […]

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    Aluminum Association Releases the 2020 Aluminum Design Manual

    The Aluminum Association released the 2020 Aluminum Design Manual. Updated every five years, the manual is an essential reference for engineers, designers, detailers, and architects working with aluminum in structural applications. “For decades, the Aluminum Design Manual has been a critical resource for anyone designing or engineering a structure with aluminum,” said John Weritz, vice […]

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    Architectural Organizations Join to Form the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance

    The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) have officially merged into one organization under the new name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA), as of Jan. 1, 2020. The members from both organizations voted to bring this change into effect. Working as a single organization will enable the groups to […]

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    Aluminum Trees Make a Comeback this Christmas

    Aluminum Christmas trees have seen a resurgence in popular culture this year, with private sellers on the internet pitching them at four times their original price. Once-deemed too artificial, the shiny trees are now highly sought-after items, cherished for their nostalgia as well as their reusability. The festive aluminum trees were first mass-produced by the […]

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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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    Façade Made up of 9,250 Aluminum Discs

    BBC Studios, the largest and most well-known name in TV 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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    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 […]

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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. […]