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  • TCI Precision Metals new plate saw

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    TCI Precision Metals Installs Plate Saw for Production of Machine-Ready Aluminum Blanks

    TCI Precision Metals in Gardena, CA, completed installation of a new high precision plate saw. The saw is the latest in a series of investments the company has made over the last 12-months in precision, high-volume equipment intended to reduce turnaround time for the production of machine-ready blanks, increase efficiency, and continually improve quality. The new […]

  • OSIRIS-REx Launch

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    ARTICLE: The Evolution of Constellium Al-Li Alloys for Space Launch and Crew Module Applications

    By Michael Niedzinski, Constellium. During the past 60 years the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) charted the western world’s course for the exploration of outer space. NASA managed and funded programs such as Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, and the International Space Station, which is supported by Space Shuttle missions and more recently by the Space […]

  • Austal EPF 8

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    Austal Delivers Aluminum EPF Catamaran to U.S. Navy

    Austal USA delivered the USNS Yuma, the eigth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, to the U.S. Navy. The EPF program provides the Navy with providing high-speed, high-payload transport capability to fleet and combatant commanders. The 338-foot long Yuma is an aluminum catamaran capable of transporting 600 tons, 1,200 nautical miles at an average speed of […]

  • Army (Bradley) M113 armored personnel carrier

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    ARTICLE: Advanced Aluminum Armor Alloys

    By Michael Niedzinski, Constellium. Aluminum armor solutions have been in existence for the past 60 years, almost since the start of the Aluminum Association circa 1954. These plate products were developed for armored personnel carriers, either wheeled or tracked. Armored vehicles serve an important function as reconnaissance, ambulance, scout, or infantry delivery vehicles. One of […]