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    NEDO Develops Magnesium Alloy for Prototype Railway Car Assembly

    The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), a Japanese governmental research and development agency, and the Innovative Structural Materials Association (ISMA) jointly developed a partial prototype structure for a high speed railway vehicle of the same cross section size as the Shinkansen bullet train, using a new magnesium alloy. According to the organizations, the […]

  • Sapa - floating floor for rail

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    Mixed-Material ‘Floating Floor’ for More Comfortable Rail Cars

    Sapa and Getzner Werkstoffe have developed a lightweight “floating floor” concept designed to help make passenger train travelers more comfortable on their journeys — which the companies are now making available to the rail market. The joint development has resulted in thin-walled floating floors with maximum noise level reduction and vibration mitigation for passenger trains. Sapa’s […]

  • Sapa aluminum wagon

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    Sapa Invests to Produce Thinner Walled Extrusions for Rail Industry

    Steel and aluminum are the dominant materials used in the construction of train bodies, including applications such as the train sideboards, roof and floor panels, and cant rails, which connect the floor of the train to the side wall. Aluminum provides a number of benefits to high-speed train car bodies, including its light weight and its uniform and […]