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  • Poly-Shape Partners with Constellium to Research Aluminum Additive Manufacturing

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    Poly-Shape Partners with Constellium to Research Aluminum Additive Manufacturing

    Poly-Shape, an AddUp company, signed a contract with Constellium to research and develop innovative components made from aluminum powder. The components will be additively manufactured from the Aheadd® powders recently developed by Constellium. “This is the result of the flexibility of our structures, our reactivity and the high quality of our teams, in particular the research […]

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    Hydro Expands Its Aluminum Research Capabilities with New Extrusion Test Center

    Hydro opened an aluminum research lab in Finspång, Sweden, where it will test new types of aluminum alloys and their extrudability for eventual use in innovative applications that can help customers reduce their carbon footprint. The investment extends and complements the company’s global research and product application capabilities toward the growing market for sustainable aluminum […]

  • Novelis-Georgia Tech

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    Novelis and Georgia Institute of Technology Establish Innovation Hub

    Novelis Inc. and Georgia Tech entered into a new collaboration to establish the Novelis Innovation Hub at Georgia Tech. The cross-functional hub will connect Novelis’ technical and business innovators with Georgia Tech’s students and faculty in order to promote basic and translational research, innovative business models, and related educational endeavors. The company has committed $2.5 million […]

  • Andrée Laforest, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Minister Responsible for the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region, Gervais Jacques, managing director Atlantic Operations, Rio Tinto Aluminium, Vincent Christ, CEO, ELYSIS, Jean-François Cyr, President, Alcoa Canada, and Vice President, Operations – Americas, Alcoa Aluminium, The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Josée Néron, mayor of Saguenay.

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    Elysis Starts Construction on Its Smelting Technology Research and Development Center

    Elysis, the joint venture between Rio Tinto and Alcoa, marked the start of construction on its Research and Development Center in Saguenay, Canada, where the company will develop and commercialize its inert-anode smelting technology — which is said to be able to eliminate all direct greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from the aluminum smelting process. Representatives […]

  • C-Tec additive manufacturing

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    Constellium Celebrates 50 Years of Innovation at C-TEC

    Constellium N.V. is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its world-class research and technology center, C-TEC, in Voreppe, France. C-TEC has greatly contributed to positioning Constellium as a global leader in aluminum transformation, by developing high value-added products and solutions for today and tomorrow. “Innovation is at the core of Constellium’s strategy as it creates competitive […]

  • Gränges Research and Innovation

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    Gränges Inaugurates the Expansion of Its Research and Innovation Center

    Gränges AB held an opening ceremony for its newly expanded Gränges Research and Innovation center in Finspång, Sweden. The center has more than 40 years of successful research and innovation work in material used for brazed aluminum heat exchangers. It has been a key factor in enabling Gränges to become a global leader in this field, as well as giving […]

  • Randy Chalmers, Meridia, and Professor Hanifa Shah, Birmingham City University.

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    University Aims to Showcase Magnesium as Viable for Automotive and Aerospace

    Birmingham City University in the U.K. formed a strategic alliance with Meridian, the world’s largest producer of magnesium components, with the aim of showcasing magnesium as a viable alternative for luxury car makers and the aerospace industry. The two organizations will work together in the education, research, and development of magnesium use, which will place fuel efficiency through […]

  • University Technology Center

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    Expanded Automotive Research at Brunel University

    Constellium N.V. inaugurated the Constellium University Technology Center (UTC) at Brunel University London, a dedicated center of excellence for the design, development, and prototyping of aluminium alloys and automotive structural components. Featuring industrial size aluminium casting and extrusion equipment in the first phase, the UTC will provide rapid prototyping capability that is expected to reduce development […]

  • Sapa aluminum extrusion

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    Sapa Opens Automotive-Focused Research Lab in Detroit

    Sapa opened its new automotive-focused R&D lab facility in Detroit, Michigan. The new facility, Sapa Technology Americas, is the first of its kind in North America dedicated to the research and development of extruded aluminum solutions for the automotive industry. The new facility represents an extension of Sapa Technology, the company’s corporate research and development […]