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  • Figure 1. The Mk-5 personal eVTOL uses aluminum in its mainframe and fuselage due to the metal’s fatigue resistance, strength, and light weight.

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    Aluminum Innovation in Personal Aviation

    The idea of flying cars zooming across the sky has long been a futuristic dream of mankind. Now this dream is being realized in electric vertical take-off and landing aircrafts (eVTOLs). The new space race has begun, and instead of shooting for the moon, companies around the world are vying to produce electric aircraft that […]

  • plane landing gear - Optomec Inc. has added 7000 series aluminum alloys to its list of qualified for use in its LENS 3D DED metal additive printing equipment.

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    Optomec Adds Aluminum to Its Mix of Metal Additive Printing Recipes

    Additive manufacturing of aluminum is a small but growing segment, with applications being utilized in niche sectors of the industrial and aerospace industries. In particular, manufacturers are interested in implementing 7000 series aluminum for additive manufacturing due to its high strength. These alloys have also been commonly used in cast, forged, or extruded components for […]

  • NASA's Ingenuity Helicopter deployed on Mars

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    Ingenuity Helicopter’s First Flight on Mars Supported by Aluminum

    On April 19, NASA announced that the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter achieved a successful first test flight from the surface of Mars — making it the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. In its initial autonomous flight, the helicopter achieved a maximum altitude of 10 ft (3 m) and […]

  • Aircraft Philippe

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    AMAG Acquires Majority Share of Aircraft Philipp Group

    AMAG Austria Metall AG is acquiring a 70% share of Aircraft Philipp Gruppe (ACP). Headquartered in Übersee/Chiemsee, Germany, ACP manufactures assembly-ready metal parts for the aviation and aerospace industry. “We are pleased to be integrating such a first-class company as ACP into the AMAG Group,” said Gerald Mayer, CEO of AMAG Austria Metall AG. “AMAG […]

  • AMAG Opens Center for Material Innovation

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    AMAG Opens Center for Material Innovation

    AMAG Austria Metall held a ceremony to open its new new materials research and testing center, the Center for Material Innovation (CMI). The ceremony was kept small in light of the novel coronavirus situation. AMAG’s strategic expansion of its site in Ranshofen, Austria, has been accompanied by a significant rise in production with a corresponding increase […]

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    June 2020

    Cover Forward thinking technologies of the future are becoming available in the here and now, providing new opportunities for greater efficiencies in aluminum manufacturing and applications. One area of innovation is Industry 4.0, which has the power to reshape how companies approach aluminum processing (see articles on pages 10 and 18). Another area of advancement […]

  • Novelis

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    Novelis Completes Acquisition of Aleris

    Novelis Inc. completed its acquisition of Aleris Corporation, a global supplier of rolled aluminum products, for $2.8 billion. The purchase includes 13 plants across North America, Europe, and Asia — expanding Novelis’ flat rolled aluminum capabilities and enabling it to meet increasing customer demand for aluminum. “The Aleris deal marks a major milestone for Novelis, […]

  • Howmet Aerospace

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    Howmet Aerospace Launches as Producer of Engineered Aerospace Solutions

    Howmet Aerospace Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, launched as a standalone manufacturer of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. This follows the announcement that Arconic Inc. would separate into two standalone companies — Howmet Aerospace and Arconic Corporation. Howmet will be led by John C. Plant, who will serve as co-CEO and […]

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    Aerospace Drives Growth at Kaiser Aluminum

    Kaiser Aluminum Corp. reported that its full year 2019 results were driven by record aerospace shipments and strong value-added pricing. Aerospace demand at Kaiser was influenced by growing military airframe builds and restocking in the commercial aerospace supply chain. Value-added revenue for the full year 2019 increased 3% to $856 million (despite a 4% decrease in shipments), compared […]