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  • 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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    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 […]

  • the road ahead

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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 […]

  • aluminum can

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    Aluminum Cans Remain the Most Recycled Beverage Package

    Aluminum cans continue to outperform competitive packaging types on a number of key sustainability metrics, according to a new report from the Aluminum Association and the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI). “The Aluminum Can Advantage: Key Sustainability Performance Indicators 2019” finds that consumers recycle aluminum cans at nearly double the rate of glass or plastic bottles. […]

  • 2011 Honda Accord EX-L V-6 Coupe

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    Aluminum Mixed-Material Solution Superior for Lightweighting, According to New CAR Study

    The Center for Automotive Research’s (CAR) Coalition for Automotive Lightweighting Materials (CALM) released a Roof Lightweighting Study aimed at highlighting the possibilities of mixed-material for mass reduction. A 2011 Honda Accord with a 270 MPa mild steel roof was selected as the baseline for the study, because of its potential for multi-material solutions. The roof […]

  • Aluminum Association Econ-Map copy

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    Aluminum Association Releases New Policy Roadmap for U.S. Aluminum Industry

    The Aluminum Association released a brand-new roadmap — The Aluminum Agenda: A Policy Roadmap for a Competitive U.S. Aluminum Industry — which lays out principles and policy goals for a sustainable U.S. aluminum sector in the 21st century. “The aluminum industry is a real bright spot for U.S. manufacturing,” said Michelle O’Neill, senior vice president, global […]

  • Aluminium-Powder

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    Aluminum Association Introduces First-Ever Material Designation System for 3D Printing

    The Aluminum Association will release its first new material registration record in nearly 20 years. The new “purple sheets” will provide clear chemical designations for aluminum powder used in 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing. The purple sheets are the newest addition to the Association’s long-running “rainbow sheet” series, which provides alloy designations and […]

  • AEC Buyers' Guide

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    AEC Releases Its 2019 Extruders Buyer’s Guide

    The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) released its 2019 Buyers’ Guide, providing a complete directory of the latest contact and capabilities information for AEC members. This is an invaluable resource that enables product designers, specifiers, engineers and  manufacturers to find the right aluminum extruder for their project. The Buyers’ Guide provides essential information on Extruder Members regarding the […]