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  • Prof. Xiaochun Li, founder of MetaLi

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    FABTECH 2019 – Nano Technology for the Welding of Previously Unweldable High Strength Aluminum Alloys

    FABTECH 2019, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing, was held on November 11-14 in Chicago, Illinois. The event achieved record attendance, with a total of 48,278 attendees from 95 countries over the course of four days. During FABTECH, Light Metal Age spoke with Prof. Xiaochun Li, founder of MetaLi, about the company’s groundbreaking […]

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    International Patents – Heat Treatment of Aluminum Alloys

    US10418142 — Aluminum Alloy Wire, Aluminum Alloy Stranded Wire, Covered Electric Wire, and Wire Harness — Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. and Furukawa Automotive Systems Inc. (Japan) — The present disclosure provides an aluminum alloy wire or the like which can secure a high conductivity and a moderately low yield strength, and realize both a high […]

  • Oerlikon - aluminum additive manufacturing

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    Experts in Germany to Develop High-Strength Aluminum Alloy for Additive Manufacturing

    Oerlikon, a global technology group, entered into a research partnership with Linde, an industrial gases company, and the Technical University of Munich (TUM), one of the leading German universities in engineering. The aim of the EUR 1.7 million project is to conduct additive manufacturing (AM) research with the aim of developing new high-strength, lightweight aluminum-based alloys that can serve […]

  • Brunel Universtiy - BCAST

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    BCAST Invests in New Light Metals Research Center

    Brunel University’s Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST) in London is investing in the construction of a new light metals research facility, called the Future Metallurgy Centre. The project has been granted £16 million from the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF). “We are very pleased with the £16m UKRPIF funding,” said Prof. Zhongyun Fan, director of […]

  • Rusal's new casting line from Properzi

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    Rusal Completes Construction of Casthouse at BoAZ Smelter

    UC Rusal completed the construction of a 120,000-tonne casthouse at the Boguchansky aluminum smelter (BoAZ), which will produce alloys for the automotive industry. According to IHS Markit research, the global automotive production will grow to 110 million cars by 2025, adding 15 million cars to production in 2019. In addition to production growth, an increasing […]

  • Desktop Metal - Studio Fleet parts

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    Desktop Metal Aims to Commercialize Office-Friendly Metal 3D Printers

    Desktop Metal in Burlington, Massachusetts, is moving to commercially develop its 3D printing technology for producing metal components in aluminum, titanium, stainless steels, etc. The company recently closed a $160 million funding round, led by Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT), that will enable it to advance its technology. “We are at a critical juncture in the […]

  • Super-strong but lightweight, AA 7075 now could be more widely used in automobiles and other manufacturing thanks to UCLA research

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    Nanotechnology Enables Engineers to Weld 7075 Aluminum Alloy

    Engineers at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering developed a method for welding AA7075 alloy. Developed in the 1940s for the automotive industry, the alloy that is nearly as strong and one-third its weight, but traditionally has been almost impossible to weld together using the techniques commonly used by auto makers for the assembly of […]

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    Purdue University Develops High-Strength Aluminum Alloy for Automotive and Aerospace

    Researchers at Purdue University developed a high-strength aluminum alloy and coatings. Xinghang Zhang, a professor in Purdue’s School of Materials Engineering who led the team of researchers, noted that there is increasing demand for such materials because of their advantages for automakers and aerospace industries. “We have created a very durable and lightweight aluminum alloy that is […]

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    Metric Version of Aluminum Standards & Data 2017 Now Available

    The Aluminum Association released the latest metric version of its longest-running and most popular publication, Aluminum Standards and Data Metric (SI) 2017. The Association released its U.S. Customary Edition earlier in the year, which was reviewed by Light Metal Age. Aluminum Standards and Data is an indispensable book for anyone who works with aluminum, as it […]