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    New Technology Project Pits Computers Against Corrosion of Aluminum

    Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow (LIFT) formed a team of manufacturers and universities that will work to develop a database and computer models that better predict the way aluminum alloys corrode after being put in use as parts for airplanes or other forms of transportation. The Ohio State University and United Technologies Research Center, the research and […]

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    Grain Refiner Breakthrough for Magnesium Alloys

    Scientists at Brunel University London have developed the first ever grain refiner master alloy for magnesium-aluminum alloys. A team led by Dr. Hari Babu Nadendla from the Brunel Centres for Advanced Solidification Techniques found a patented niobium-based master alloy that not only filled the missing gap in grain refiners for magnesium alloys but offered significant advantages […]

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    Aleris Completes Transformation into Global Rolled Products Company

    Aleris Corporation reported fourth quarter and full year results ending on December 31, 2015, which reflect the divested recycling and extrusions businesses as discontinued operations. “A better than projected fourth quarter caps off a strong 2015, during which we completed the transformation of Aleris into a global rolled products company,”said Sean Stack, Aleris president and CEO, “a strategy […]

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    LIFT Project to Predict Performance of Aluminum-Lithium Alloys

    LIFT (Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow) has launched a technology project focused on predicting the performance of aluminum-lithium alloys — important materials for the next generation of jet engines and other aerospace applications. Lead partners on the project, United Technologies Research Center, the University of Michigan, and Lockheed Martin, will work on advanced computer simulations to […]

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    ALUMINUM USA Debuts in Detroit – Automotive Fuels Aluminum Growth

    Photo: ALUMINIUM 2014 in Dusseldorf, Germany The U.S. market has been experiencing a dramatic growth of 30% over the last five years, driven primarily by increased demand in the automotive and aerospace sectors. In the automotive sector alone, the demand for aluminum in the U.S. increased by 22.1% last year. In order to meet the […]

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    Discover surface quality knowledge and more in the December 2014 issue of LMA!

      The December 2014 issue of Light Metal Age is now available. The digital edition has been released to subscribers and the print edition will be shipped next week. The cover features as-rolled aluminum foil produced by Hydro’s Grevenbroich rolling mill in Germany. The foil is only 15 μm thick but completely free from grease. […]