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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 […]

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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, […]