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    GALM Detroit 2019: Lightweighting and Advanced Material Solutions for Next Generation EVs

    The 8th Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Summit Detroit (GALM 2019) is the world’s leading automotive lightweighting conference providing design solutions, modeling, material strategies, joining processes, advanced structures & manufacturing innovation insights. The new agenda reflects major automotive industry investment into a new generation of EVs and autonomous vehicles by established and start-up OEMs. The rapid […]

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    Kimbo Frameless Aluminum Camper for Lovers of the Outdoors

    The Kimbo is a frameless aluminum camper with a shell made from a 5052 aluminum alloy that attaches to any 6 ft. truck bed. Mark King, owner and lead designer currently has two patents pending on the Kimbo. King has in impressive docket of inventions. He learned how to weld aluminum while making his very own electric […]

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    Ísar is Iceland’s First Aluminum-Intensive Vehicle

    Jakar ehf, located in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland, introduced Ísar — the country’s first aluminum-intensive vehicle. Mostly comprised of Icelandic-produced aluminum, the vehicle is a super jeep made for rugged terrain. It is 8.2 ft wide and 18.7 ft long and can seat up to 20 people. Weighing in at just under 3 tonnes, the vehicle is lightweight […]

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    Fresher Coffee in Aluminum Cans

    With the influx of boutique and craft coffee available on every corner, customer tastes have been expanding into a slew of ever more adventurous options for their daily caffeine fix. Coffee drinkers have been seeking cold espresso drinks and brews. Whether for convenience or for the super power energy charge, the cold brew satisfies those […]

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    Liberty Completes Purchase of the Aluminium Dunkerque Smelter

    GFG Alliance (owned by Sanjeev Gupta) completed its purchase of Aluminium Dunkerque, Europe’s largest aluminum smelter, from Rio Tinto for around US$500 million. GFG aims to make the smelter – to be renamed Liberty Aluminium Dunkerque – a foundation for a wider integrated manufacturing business serving the French and European markets. The acquisition paves the way for a downstream […]

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    Aluminum Association Releases Molten Aluminum Transportation Guidelines

    According to the Aluminum Association, with smelters curtailing production in the U.S., over-the-road transportation of molten aluminum has increased. Many aluminum companies have realized the benefits of receiving molten aluminum that has been delivered efficiently and safely straight to their door. Every day molten aluminum is being delivered in America. With the molten aluminum typically […]

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    The Aluminum Association’s Continued Commitment to Safety

    The Aluminum Association just released the 2018 Molten Metal Incident Report covering calendar year 2017. The report also summarizes historical data for the years 1980 through 2016. It highlights the predominant hazards that result in explosions during molten aluminum management worldwide, incorporating roughly 300 aluminum plants in 20 countries. Though not a statistical representation of […]

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    Journey to the Sun Bolstered by Light Metals

    The Parker Solar Probe, launched on August 12, 2018, began a journey that will bring it closer to the sun than any mission before. The probe carries sensors and instruments that will enable unprecedented, close-up observations of the Sun’s corona and solar wind, which will address unsolved scientific questions, as well as making contributions to […]

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    U.S. DOC Issues Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Aluminum Foil

    The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) issued a preliminary determination on its antidumping duty investigation, noting that imports of certain aluminum foil from China are being priced at less than fair value in the U.S.  As a result, the agency will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require U.S. importers of aluminum foil from China to deposit estimated […]