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    Shape Corp. to Offer Advanced Roll Formed Aluminum Auto Parts

    Shape Corp., a global tier-1 supplier and pioneer of roll forming technology, is proud to announce advancements in the application of complex roll formed aluminum applications for the automotive industry. In collaboration with Novelis, Shape can now offer a portfolio of roll formed aluminum components, including rockers, battery tray crossmembers, roof bows, and other structural […]

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    Novelis and thyssenkrupp Materials Services Partner to Drive Automotive Circularity

    Novelis and thyssenkrupp Materials Services are planning to set new standards for end-of-vehicle-life recycling by developing a digital hub called Automotive Circularity Platform (ACP). The aim is for ACP to be an open platform that will enable access to larger quantities of high-quality recycling materials. The first step will include the creation of a prototype […]

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    Impression Technologies and FEV Develop Battery Housing Using Hot Form Quench Technology

    Impression Technologies collaborated with FEV, an automotive engineering company, to develop and present a battery housing concept for electric vehicles. The new concept utilizes Hot Form Quench (HFQ®) Technology in order to provide optimal space for energy storage. It will be manufactured and presented as a demonstrator in the coming months. “With our latest battery […]

  • Representatives from Primetals Technologies and Shandong Nanshan during the contract signing ceremony.

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    Shandong Nanshan to Expand Rolling Operations in China

    Shandong Nanshan Aluminum Co., Ltd. is expanding its aluminum plant in Longkou, Shandong province, China. The company manufactures aluminum sheet for the domestic and international markets. The expansion project will enable the company to grow its presence in the automotive and aerospace markets. As part of its expansion project, Shandong Nanshan ordered a new cold […]

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    Rio Tinto to Supply Responsibly Sourced Aluminum to BMW

    Under a new partnership, Rio Tinto plans to provide responsibly sourced aluminum to the BMW Group’s vehicle production plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, for use in body components beginning in 2024. Low-carbon primary aluminum from Rio Tinto’s hydro-powered operations in Canada, combined with recycled content, could generate a reduction of up to 70% in CO2 […]

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    Powerful Aston Martin Superbike Engine is Made of Aluminum

    Aston Martin, U.K., and Brough Superior, France, introduced their strictly limited-edition superbike, the AMB 001 Pro, at the Milan Motorcycle Show in November. Aston Martin was responsible for the design, and Brough Superior for the engineering of  the superbike, which follows in the footsteps of Aston Martin’s first motorcycle (the AMB 001, released in 2019). […]

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    Constellium Supplies Auto Body Sheet for Maserati Grecale

    Constellium is supplying aluminum auto body sheet for the new Maserati Grecale, the OEM’s first fully-electric SUV. The aluminum producer is the primary supplier of auto body sheet solutions for the closures of the Maserati Grecale, including the hood, liftgate, and doors. All of the auto body sheet for the Grecale are supplied from Constellium’s […]

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    Gränges to Invest in Battery Foil Production in the U.S.

    Gränges is expanding its production facility in Newport, Arkansas, to enable production of aluminum battery cathode foil. This kind of foil is a critical component in the manufacturing of the lithium-ion batteries necessary for a transition to electric vehicles. “With this investment, we will be the first domestic producer of battery foil,” said Patrick Lawlor, […]

  • Breaking ground. From left: Emilie LaGrow, Village Manager, Village of Cassopolis. Eivind Kallevik, Executive Vice President Hydro Aluminium Metal. Hilde Merete Aasheim, President & CEO. Charles «Chuck» Johnson President of US Aluminum Association. Anniken Ramberg Krutnes, Norwegian ambassador to the United States. Congressman Tim Walberg. Bob Hance, MEC President & CEO. David Johnson, President, Village of Cassopolis.

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    Hydro Breaks Ground on Greenfield Recycling Facility in Michigan

    Hydro broke ground on a new $150 million state-of-the-art aluminum recycling facility located at the Southwest Michigan Advanced Research and Technology (SMART) Park in Cassopolis, Michigan. Along with a number of other recycling projects underway, the new facility in Cassopolis will be a key stepping-stone in Hydro’s ambition of doubling recycling of post-consumer aluminum by […]