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    Constellium and Morf3D to Develop Additive Manufacturing Technology

    Constellium SE is entering into an agreement with Morf3D, Inc., a subsidiary of Nikon Corporation, to jointly develop additive manufacturing (AM) technologies for the aerospace industry. Under the agreement, Constellium will supply Morf3D with Aheadd® CP1, one of its proprietary AM powder alloys. “We are very excited to partner with Morf3D, a leading company in […]

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    University of Birmingham Breaks New Ground in Developing High Strength Alloys

    Scientists from the University of Birmingham recently completed research on aluminum alloys that paves the way for improving the tensile strength of alloys used in casting and welding. The research focused on how microscopic crystals grow and change shape in molten metals as they cool. Led by Dr. Biao Cai from the university’s School of Metallurgy […]

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    Constellium and Partners Launch Joint Laboratory to Develop Advanced Aluminum Alloys

    One of the key challenges facing metallurgy today is the need for parts and components with increased strength that are also economical and environmentally friendly, especially in regard to aluminum products for automobiles, packaging, and aeronautics. Aiming to address this challenge, Constellium is partnering with the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the […]

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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 […]

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    AMAG Supports Additive Manufacturing Research for Aerospace Applications

    AMAG Austria Metall AG in Austria is donating state-of-the art additive manufacturing equipment to the Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) in Styria, Austria. The equipment will be used to research the use of titanium, aluminum, and other materials in the additive manufacturing of aerospace components. “For AMAG, innovation is an essential pillar of the […]

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    New Aluminum Train Hopper Car is Stronger and Lighter

    RM Rail, a manufacturer of freight rolling stock headquartered in Moscow, Russia, has begun assembling an aluminum alloy hopper model called the 19-1299. The car will be designed to carry a variety of goods, including mineral fertilizers, and can also be designed specifically for grain and other bulk cargos. The design provides for the use […]

  • Trimet Aluminium - sow casting machine

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    Trimet Commissions New Casting Machine

    Trimet Aluminium SE expanded its production capacity for aluminum sows with the installation of a new casting machine at its smelter in Hamburg, Germany. The facility can now cast around 45,000 tonnes of the aluminum sows — almost doubling capacity. “The new casting machine allows us to respond even more flexibly to our customers’ needs […]

  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory - aluminum alloy 3d printing additive manufacturing

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    ORNL Additively Manufactures Lightweight Aluminum Alloy

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been investigating the additive manufacturing of aluminum alloys for several years. In particular, the researchers have been focused on materials that can perform under high pressure in high temperature environments, which are needed for automotive, aerospace, defense and space applications — such as pistons within an engine. Recently the […]

  • 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 […]