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  • aluminum extruded profiles provide the structure of the Hem shelving system

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    Stockholm Designer Introduces T Shelf Made with Recycled Aluminum

    FormaFantasma, an Italian design studio led by Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin, used aluminum extrusions in its design of a unique shelving system for Hem, an independent design brand and platform for progressive thinking. The two companies worked with Hydro during the development stage. Sustainable Design When designing the T Shelf system, FormaFantasma and Hem […]

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    Perforated Aluminum Façade Reflects Scenery During the Day and Glows at Night

    Architects Jestico + Whiles (J+W), with offices in London and Prague, have completed an aluminum-clad, three-story educational facility at the University of Cambridge in England. The building features aluminum on the exterior with brightly colored staircases and built-in furniture connecting study areas and a library inside. The architectural firm was commissioned to design the  building, […]

  • Figure 1. The Mk-5 personal eVTOL uses aluminum in its mainframe and fuselage due to the metal’s fatigue resistance, strength, and light weight.

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    Aluminum Innovation in Personal Aviation

    The idea of flying cars zooming across the sky has long been a futuristic dream of mankind. Now this dream is being realized in electric vertical take-off and landing aircrafts (eVTOLs). The new space race has begun, and instead of shooting for the moon, companies around the world are vying to produce electric aircraft that […]

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    The Best Aluminum Weapon in Oslo

    Hydro unveiled its peace bench in City Hall Square in Oslo, Norway. Placed outside the Nobel Peace Center, the aluminum bench was designed as a tool for dialog, its semi-circular shape bringing those who sit on it closer together. The peace bench is named “The Best Weapon” after a quote by Nobel Peace Prize laureate […]

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    Vobev Introduces Innovative Model for Aluminum Beverage Can Production

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Vobev is an innovative startup company that aims to shake up the beverage industry. The company is currently completing its massive manufacturing campus in Salt Lake City, UT, which will start up operation by the end of 2021. The facility includes both aluminum beverage can production and can filling—making it […]

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    Mysterious Table Made from Square Aluminum Tubes

    Joseph Smolenicky, an award winning Swiss architect, designed a table made of brushed and anodized, square aluminum tubes as the latest addition to his United Objects furniture collection. Smolenicky was fascinated that the round steel tube is omnipresent in furniture design, but the square aluminum tube is almost never used. “As a designer, I was […]

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    Aluminum Façade Imitates the Flowing Nature of Fabric

    The Runxuan Textile office, located in Zangcha, Foshan, China, is adorned with a curvilinear aluminum façade and undulating ceiling designed by Masanori Design Studio. Masanori was entrusted with the project to conceive a workspace for the company, which hoped that the new office could enhance its competitiveness in a town famous for its textile production. […]

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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 […]