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    Constellium to Supply Flat Rolled Aluminum for Aircraft Components

    Constellium SE entered into a multi-year contract with Daher, through which the company will supply a wide range of flat-rolled aluminum products from its facility in Issoire, France. The aluminum will be used in lightweight aircraft, particularly the TBM and Kodiak models. By becoming strategic aluminum supplier for Daher, Constellium is able to expand its […]

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    Aluminum Reaches for the Moon

    On November 16, 2022, NASA kicked off its Artemis I mission at the Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, FL, with the lift off of its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket carrying the uncrewed Orion spacecraft. The Orion craft completed its journey around the moon and successfully splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on December […]

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    Forged Solutions Group Acquires Aluminum Forging Company in California

    Forged Solutions Group (FSG), based in the U.K., has acquired Continental Forge, based in Compton, CA. The acquisition expands the group’s ability to produce complex aluminum components for the the military and commercial aerospace industries. “With an experienced management team and storied history, Continental Forge is a great addition to FSG,” said Ben McIvor, president […]

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    Elementum 3D and SLM Solutions to Develop Aluminum Alloys for Additive Manufacturing

    Aluminum- and metal-based additive manufacturing (AM) has a need for collaboration between hardware equipment manufacturers and material providers to address customer problems. In order to solve these challenges, Elementum 3D and SLM Solutions have agreed to collaborate on the design of exclusive aluminum alloys on SLM® technology. In this way, both companies are teaming up […]

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    Rio Tinto Becomes the First Producer of Scandium Oxide in North America

    Rio Tinto has completed the commissioning of the first module of the commercial scale demonstration plant at its Rio Tinto Fer et Titane (RTFT) metallurgical complex in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, Canada. The plant has produced a first batch of high purity scandium oxide — making it the first North American producer of this critical mineral, which […]

  • cover image - an aluminum plate machined for RUag Aerostructures

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    AMAG to Supply Aluminum Aircraft Components to Ruag Aerostructures

    AMAG components, a fully owned subsidiary of AMAG Austria Metall AG, signed an agreement with Ruag Aerostructures to deepen and expand their long-standing relationship. Under the agreement, Ruag Aerostructures will secure its existing scope of supply of aluminum parts and assemblies from AMAG for years to come, as well as put in place new orders […]

  • 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 […]