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  • Astro robotic dog

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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. […]

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    Økern Façades Use Hydro’s 75% Post-Consumer Aluminum

    Økern Portal, a building project in Oslo, chose Hydro’s CIRCAL 75R aluminum for its façade. The innovative office and retail building is one of the largest development projects in Norway. Scheduled for completion in 2021, the aim for the building is to create a sustainable community that offers office space conveniently located near to restaurants […]

  • Xiqu Centre, Hong Kong

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    Curved Aluminum Facade Reflects the Cultural Heritage of the Xiqu Center

    The Xiqu Centre, a new Chinese opera house located in Hong Kong, features a stunning aluminum facade employing a Moongate traditional Chinese motif. The 320,000 sq ft (29,729 sq m) cultural complex, which was designed by Revery Architecture in collaboration with local firm Ronald Lu & Partners, acts as a gateway to the region’s Cultural District and […]

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    2019 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition Winners

    The ET Foundation announced the winners of the 2019 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. More than 90 students from high schools and universities around the world submitted entries for the opportunity to receive a cash scholarship. The winning students were recognized for designs showcasing the versatility and advantages of aluminum extrusions. Bonnell Aluminum sponsored the cash scholarships that […]

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    Aluminum Showcases the Beauty of Furniture Design

    Consumers are demanding more sustainable products, a trend that extends to all industries. Aluminum provides a lightweight, high strength, and recyclable alternative to a variety of industries. This is true for the furniture industry, where aluminum is able to meet not only structural and sustainability requirements, but also stylish beauty as part of their aesthetic […]

  • Olympic Torch

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    Aluminum Torch for 2020 Olympics Symbolizes Hope and Recovery

    The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have revealed the design of the new torch to be made of 30% aluminum — all constructed from waste recovered from temporary housing that was built in the wake of the catastrophic 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. The extruded torch will be carried by the athletes from Athens to […]

  • Lakhta Center

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    Tallest Skyscraper in Europe Constructed with Aluminum Façade

    The Lakhta Center in St Petersburg, Russia, includes a 462 m tower with an aluminum façade — making it the tallest skyscraper in Europe and the 13th tallest building in the world. The tower is composed of a cluster of five individual tower forms, each of which twists and tapers as it rises, resulting in the tower as […]

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    Beercan Boards Introduces Extruded Skateboard Made from Recycled Aluminum

    Beercan Boards of Douglas, Georgia, manufacture customized skateboards from recycled aluminum extrusions. Joel Rawlins, the owner and creator of Beercan Boards said he woke up one day with the idea of an aluminum board with an adjustable wheel base (trucks). The recycled aluminum in the board comes from two sources: Elixir Industries, Inc. in Georgia, […]