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    Aluminum Chair Made Using Superplastic Forming Method

    Hydro’s technical experts and British designer, Tom Dixon, teamed up on a challenge to make a 100% recyclable aluminum chair that could be shaped in one singular piece. The result is the HYDRO chair,  inspired by the automotive production technique known as superplastic forming. Hydro’s 5083T aluminum alloy was used for the chair since it […]

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    Electric Aluminum Yacht Speedily and Silently Cuts Through the Sea

    The SARVO37 is a boat made from a specially developed ‘sea-aluminum’ comprising 60% recycled content. Sarvo-Marine, the Danish company behind the new boat, designed the 100% electric-powered day cruiser with sustainability and pleasure in mind. The hull is made from recycled aluminum and the deck from recycled plastic, which the company says in large part […]

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    Entries Open for the 2021 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition

    The ET Foundation and the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) issued a call for entries for the 2021 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. Open to students currently enrolled in high school, college, university, or trade/technical school, the competition will award a total of $15,500 in student scholarships. Scholarships for the competition are co-sponsored by leading industry aluminum extrusion companies and AEC members, including ALMAG […]

  • Buzon Pedestal International utilized Hydro EcoDesign to improve the gutter profiles in its product package, used here for the Hammersmith project in London.

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    Hydro Develops Method to Support Environmentally Friendly Aluminum Design

    Hydro has developed EcoDesign, a new method for the development of sustainable aluminum products. The method provides a means for creative collaboration between designers and materials engineers enabling them to improve the functionality of a product, as well as its social and environmental footprint. This complements the growing number of products and services the company is offering […]

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    The Future of Aluminum Walks on Water

    By Rose Eaton, Light Metal Age. Surfing is a widely enjoyed activity all over the world where the sea meets the land. Since the Polynesians brought surfing into Hawaii in the 1800s, the surfboard itself has been constructed of a variety of materials. The main requirements for a sturdy surfboard are that it is lightweight, buoyant, […]

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    Hydro Partners with Reliefed Technologies to Develop 3D Design Technologies

    Hydro is partnering with Reliefed Technologies to research and develop new 3D solutions in aluminum. The project will focus on providing greater design freedom and more efficient use of resources and energy. “It is vital for Reliefed to team up with strategic partners who have the focus and mindset that refuses to accept status quo,” said […]

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    Museum In China Uses Thousands of Aluminum Panels in its Copper Colored Façade

    The Tianjin Science and Technology Museum (TSTM), located in the Binhai Cultural Center in Tianjin China, is covered with thousands of perforated aluminum panels studded with oculi for interior lighting effects. The museum, which was completed in Fall 2019, exhibits artifacts from Tianjin’s heavy industrial past — as well as displays of large-scale contemporary technology, […]

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    Astro the Robodog Stands on Aluminum

    Man’s best friend is getting a mechanical upgrade. Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU) Machine Perception and Cognitive Robotics Laboratory (MPCR) with funding from Astro Robotics is using deep learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to develop a four-legged seeing and hearing intelligent robotic dog. Astro, as it is named, is unique in that he is the only […]

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    Dare to See the Difference of Aluminum-Reinforced Concrete

    A team of researchers successfully developed a means of using aluminum as reinforcement in concrete structures, presenting a new bench design as a demonstration of the technology’s capabilities. Traditionally steel, rather than aluminum, has been used as reinforcement in concrete. The reason is that the high basic pH of ordinary concrete causes aluminum to corrode. […]