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    Rio Tinto Becomes the First Producer of Scandium Oxide in North America

    Rio Tinto has completed the commissioning of the first module of the commercial scale demonstration plant at its Rio Tinto Fer et Titane (RTFT) metallurgical complex in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, Canada. The plant has produced a first batch of high purity scandium oxide — making it the first North American producer of this critical mineral, which […]

  • 3D-printed aluminum-scandium motorcycle

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    UACJ Partners with Sunrise Energy Metals to Jointly Develop Aluminum-Scandium Alloys

    UACJ Corporation formed an agreement with Sunrise Energy Metals Limited to jointly develop aluminum-scandium alloys for the transportation industry. The use of scandium can make aluminum alloys even stronger and more heat resistance. This is particularly useful for transportation components that require strong and lightweight materials, as well as components that can be used under […]

  • Rio Tinto - aluminum-scandium alloy for 3D Printing

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    Rio Tinto Sells First Batch of Aluminum-Scandium Alloy for 3D Printing

    Rio Tinto began construction of a new commercial scale demonstration plant at its Rio Tinto Fer et Titane (RTFT) metallurgical complex in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec. When the plant begins operation, Rio Tinto will become the first producer of high-quality scandium oxide in North America. In addition, the new facility will enable the production of high quality […]

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    August 2020

    Cover Steve Berthelot, site supervisor for GNA alutech, shows some of the finer points of his company’s 100 ton capacity homogenizing furnace at the new Ellwood Aluminum facility. (See article beginning on page 6.) Articles Ellwood Embarks on a Journey to the Lighter Side with New Aluminum Casting Complex Page 6 World Secondary Aluminum Industry […]

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    Rio Tinto Working to Produce Scandium for Scandium-Aluminum Master Alloys

    Rio Tinto researchers have developed a new process to extract high purity scandium oxide — a critical mineral — from by-products generated in the production of titanium dioxide at the Rio Tinto Fer et Titane (RTFT) metallurgical operation in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, Canada. The company is now producing high quality scandium oxide that meets market specifications […]

  • Airbus AP Works Light Rider motorcycle

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    Airbus Light Rider is the First 3D-Printed Motorcycle from Aluminum

    APWorks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Airbus Group, has worked at the forefront of additive layer manufacturing (ALM) and advanced materials since its launch in 2013. The company produces bionically optimized metal parts for a wide range of industries, from aerospace to automotive and robotics. APWorks has now introduced the world’s first 3D-printed motorcycle, made […]