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    Consortium to Design New Lightweight Battery Casings for Electric Cars

    A consortium of companies and institutions in the U.K. launched a major new multi-million-pound project to help design new light-weight battery casings for the next generation of electric cars and ultra low emissions vehicles (ULEVs). The members of the consortium include Constellium, Impression Technologies Ltd, BMW, Volvo, Innoval Technology, Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology […]

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    Innoval Introduces a Series of Free Aluminum-Focused Webinars

    Innoval Technology is offering a series of free entry-level webinars designed to provide an overview of aluminum, how it’s used, and how it’s processed. These live informational sessions will appeal to anyone who is new to aluminum or anyone already working with aluminum who wants to find out more or explore other ways of using it. […]

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    BCAST Invests in New Light Metals Research Center

    Brunel University’s Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST) in London is investing in the construction of a new light metals research facility, called the Future Metallurgy Centre. The project has been granted £16 million from the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF). “We are very pleased with the £16m UKRPIF funding,” said Prof. Zhongyun Fan, director of […]

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    Innoval’s Third Aluminum Automotive Sheet Training Course

    Following the success of its two courses held last year, Innoval Technology has announced a new “Aluminium Automotive Sheet Training Course,” which will be held April 9-11, 2019 at the Innoval offices in Banbury, U.K. The two and-a-half day course  is specifically designed for companies new to making or using aluminum automotive sheet, helping delegates […]

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    New Gordon Murray Aluminum and Composite Auto Body Design Cuts Weight

    Gordon Murray Design has unveiled the iStream Superlight® automotive body-in-white (BIW) structure, which combines a high-strength aluminum frame with advanced carbon fibre composite panels. The design aims to bring Formula One-derived construction and technologies to mainstream car production. The lightweight structure delivers up to 50% weight reduction compared with a standard stamped-metal body and offers greater safety, […]

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    ARTICLE: Electric Vehicles Spike Demand for High Strength Aluminum Extrusions

    By Geoff Scamans, Innoval Technology and Brunel University. The majority of the U.K.’s greenhouse gas emissions now come from transport, a sector whose emissions rose by 2% according to the recently released 2016 figures from the U.K. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Transport accounts for 26% of the U.K.’s greenhouse gas emissions, […]

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    RACEForm Project Receives £4.8 million In Funding to Explore Rapid Aluminum Forming

    The Rapid Aluminium Cost Effective Forming (RACEForm) Project, a consortium of industry and academic partners lead by Impression Technologies, has been awarded funding through the Advanced Propulsion Centre UK Ltd. (APC) to further develop and validate Impression Technologies’ hot form quench (HFQ®) Technology for use in the global automotive industry. The total project value is £9.5 million, with […]

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    Jaguar Land Rover Launches Program to Support Recycling of End-of-Life Vehicles

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is expanding its closed-loop recycling programs by implementing a new project to further develop its closed-loop recycling of aluminum from end-of-life vehicles back into new, high-performance products for its vehicles. The £2 million project, called REALITY, will consider advanced sorting technologies and evaluate the next generation aluminum alloys for greater recyclability. […]