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    Rusal Starts Up New Low Carbon Aluminum Smelter

    UC Rusal opened the first phase of its Taishet aluminum smelter, one of the world’s most advanced low-carbon aluminum production plants. Based in Taishet, Siberia, Russia, the smelter combines state-of-the-art technologies and hydropower to produce low-carbon aluminum. “The opening of our new low-carbon aluminum smelter in Taishet is an important milestone in Rusal’s journey to […]

  • The Deeside aluminium recycling plant in the UK are getting ready to recycle even more post-consumer aluminium into new low-carbon products.

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    Hydro Makes Multiple Investments to Increase Aluminum Recycling Worldwide

    Hydro is focused on sustainability, having set ambitious climate, environmental, and social targets — including the goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Currently, the company is on track to meet this goal, with the expectation of reducing its emissions 10% by 2025 and 30% by 2030 (from a 2018 baseline). One of Hydro’s main […]

  • Figure 1. The Mk-5 personal eVTOL uses aluminum in its mainframe and fuselage due to the metal’s fatigue resistance, strength, and light weight.

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    Aluminum Innovation in Personal Aviation

    The idea of flying cars zooming across the sky has long been a futuristic dream of mankind. Now this dream is being realized in electric vertical take-off and landing aircrafts (eVTOLs). The new space race has begun, and instead of shooting for the moon, companies around the world are vying to produce electric aircraft that […]

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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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    Vobev Introduces Innovative Model for Aluminum Beverage Can Production

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Vobev is an innovative startup company that aims to shake up the beverage industry. The company is currently completing its massive manufacturing campus in Salt Lake City, UT, which will start up operation by the end of 2021. The facility includes both aluminum beverage can production and can filling—making it […]

  • 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 […]

  • aluminum billet - extrusion dies

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    The Effect of Die Design on Billet Skin Contamination

    By Tommaso Pinter, Almax Mori. The material on the circumferential surface of an aluminum billet, the skin, contains several contaminants like oxides, dust, and other impurities collected during billet shipping, pre-heating, and loading into the press. The skin is, therefore, usually marked by a different chemical composition or microstructure than the inner material, a difference […]

  • Castool Tooling Solutions - Material Selection for Extrusion Tooling

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    Material Selection for Extrusion Tooling

    By Yahya Mahmoodkhani and Paul Robbins, Castool Tooling Systems. Abstract This paper will discuss the most important aspects of material selection for extrusion tooling in detail. Correct material selection and proper heat treatment for tooling are vital factors of profitability. A good decision theory must consider different aspects and variables, including cost, longevity, cycle time, […]

  • Figure 1. A Honda Pilot following the small overlap front crash test on the driver side. The position of the dummy shows that the driver compartment remained intact. (Source: IIHS.)

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    Aluminum Extrusions Prove Superior in Bumper Systems

    By Andrew Halonen, Mayflower Consulting LLC. The automotive business is rife with change as OEMs introduce new powertrains for hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs). Car companies are also spending billions in big bets on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), ride sharing, artificial intelligence (AI), and service businesses in an attempt to shift dollars from the […]