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  • Trimet Aluminium - sow casting machine

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    Trimet Commissions New Casting Machine

    Trimet Aluminium SE expanded its production capacity for aluminum sows with the installation of a new casting machine at its smelter in Hamburg, Germany. The facility can now cast around 45,000 tonnes of the aluminum sows — almost doubling capacity. “The new casting machine allows us to respond even more flexibly to our customers’ needs […]

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    Composite Aluminum Foam Technology for Safer Vehicle Structures

    In today’s automotive design environment, balancing vehicle structural safety against the need for lightweighting has become a ubiquitous challenge. Systems such as seat belt restraints, air bags, antilock braking (ABS), adaptive headlights, and emergency stop assistance technologies have made vehicles safer based on the reduced number of accident deaths per mile driven. But with all […]

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    Alcomet Starts Up a New Shop for Fabrication of Aluminum Profiles

    Alcomet AD opened a new workshop for the fabrication and mechanical processing of aluminum profiles in Shumen, Bulgaria. The new capabilities will enable the company to better serve the automotive market, particularly electric vehicles. “The project is the result of joint efforts of all sections in the company,” said Valeria Koleva, sales director of Extruded […]

  • Coiled aluminum at the Novelis Guthrie aluminum rolling plant

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    Novelis Expanding Automotive Sheet Capacity Worldwide

    Novelis Inc. is a leading supplier of automotive aluminum sheet worldwide, with more than 40 years of experience. The company operates 33 advanced rolling and recycling facilities, serving a variety of sectors, in nine countries across North and South America, Europe, and Asia. During the past three years, the company has incrementally increased its global […]

  • Hydro Suzhou aluminum extrusion plant in China

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    Hydro to Install New Automotive Extrusion Press in China

    Hydro plans to invest NOK 390 million (US$39.5 million) in a new extrusion press at its aluminum manufacturing plant in Suzhou, China. The project will will serve China’s growing automotive and electric vehicle market, as well as create 75 new jobs. “We’ve succeeded in building a platform in China toward the e-vehicle market, but we need […]

  • aluminum-intensive battery enclosure for electric vehicles

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    Novelis Develops Second-Generation Aluminum-Intensive Battery Enclosure Solution for EVs

    Novelis Inc. introduced Generation II of its lightweight battery enclosure solution for the rapidly growing electric vehicle (EV) market. The advanced aluminum-sheet-intensive design maximizes weight reduction, reduces costs, and delivers higher pack energy density compared to traditional EV battery enclosures made from steel or aluminum extrusions. “The second-generation battery enclosure is the direct result of […]

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    Aluminum Top Hat Provides Automakers a Lighter, Sustainable Alternative

    Alumobility released the results of its newest study, which demonstrates that an aluminum automotive top hat can offer significant weight savings compared to steel, while meeting or exceeding automakers’ performance criteria. Furthermore, automakers can utilize a range of aluminum alloys for the top hat (the upper structure of a vehicle’s body-in-white).  Introduced at Automotive Circle’s […]

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    Novelis Invests in Upgrade of Oswego Operations to Meet Growing Demand for Aluminum

    Novelis Inc. will invest approximately $130 million to upgrade its operations in Oswego, NY, to meet growing customer demand for sustainable, aluminum flat rolled products. The project enables Novelis to increase hot mill capacity by 124,000 tonnes at the plant, which serves the can, automotive, and specialty products markets, as well as enhance finishing capabilities for automotive […]

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    Faraday Blasts Into the Future

    Faraday Future (FF) and the Gonzalez Group, shared a video unveiling the fully automated system that will manufacture their flagship EV’s (FF 91) lightweight aluminum closures. The new video highlights Gonzalez Group preparing and testing equipment for future installation at the FF manufacturing plant in Hanford, California. Additionally, it showcases part of the robot health […]