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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 […]

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    UACJ Partners with Sunrise Energy Metals to Jointly Develop Aluminum-Scandium Alloys

    UACJ Corporation formed an agreement with Sunrise Energy Metals Limited to jointly develop aluminum-scandium alloys for the transportation industry. The use of scandium can make aluminum alloys even stronger and more heat resistance. This is particularly useful for transportation components that require strong and lightweight materials, as well as components that can be used under […]

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    ClimatePartner Certifies Low Carbon Footprint for Eccomelt

    ClimatePartner GmbH certified the low carbon footprint of Eccomelt LLC’s patented process for the company’s product called eccomelt356.2. The process produces a specification alloy from aluminum wheels at a lower cost than traditional methods and creates a clean charge. The innovation of eccomelt356.2 lies mainly in its proprietary, non-thermal process, which eliminates one carbon-intensive melting […]