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    Journey to the Sun Bolstered by Light Metals

    The Parker Solar Probe, launched on August 12, 2018, began a journey that will bring it closer to the sun than any mission before. The probe carries sensors and instruments that will enable unprecedented, close-up observations of the Sun’s corona and solar wind, which will address unsolved scientific questions, as well as making contributions to […]

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    Arconic Opens Expanded Aerospace Parts Facility in Germany

    Arconic officially opened its expanded aluminium and titanium aerospace parts facility in Bestwig, Germany. The expansion increases Arconic’s production capacity to meet growing demand from commercial aircraft customers for lightweight titanium investment castings for the aerospace industry. “We have significantly invested in Arconic Bestwig’s capabilities, almost doubling our titanium parts production capacity, and have added […]

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    ITA Seeking Nominations for the Titanium Applications Development Award

    The International Titanium Association (ITA) is seeking nominations for an individual, group of individuals, or organization within the titanium industry who has shown significant achievement towards improving and expanding the use of titanium. The Titanium Applications Development (TAD) Award (non members will have to register) is intended to distinguish and remunerate commendable work in an area too […]

  • Titanium 3d-printed components

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    Boeing to Implement 3D-Printed Titanium Structural Components

    Norsk Titanium AS received an order for 3D-printed titanium structural components from Boeing. The parts, which are being produced by the company’s proprietary Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD™) process, are the first 3D-printed structural airplane components to to be approved by the FAA. It has been reported that the use of these 3D-printed components could eventually save Boeing up to $3 million […]

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    Kobe Steel Supplying Titanium Forged Material for Large GE Jet Engine

    Kobe Steel, Ltd. has begun supplying titanium alloy forged material for shafts to IHI Corporation. The forged material certified by IHI will be used in a large commercial jet engine manufactured by General Electric (GE). IHI is one of the joint development partners of the engine. Rotating parts, such as shafts and disks, made of titanium alloy […]

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    Alcoa Opens 3D Printing Metal Powder Plant

    Alcoa opened its state-of-the-art 3D printing metal powder production facility, located at the Alcoa Technology Center, the world’s largest light metals research center. The company plans to produce proprietary titanium, nickel, and aluminum powders optimized for 3D printed aerospace parts. Alcoa has also invested in a range of technologies to further develop additive processes, product design, […]

  • Icona Vulcano titanium car

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    World’s First Titanium-Bodied Car

    Icona, a design firm with Italian roots but headquartered in Shanghai, has introduced a world’s first supercar concept with a unique titanium and carbon fiber body, called Vulcano Titanium. “Inspiration for the Vulcano came from the world’s fastest plane, the Blackbird SR-71, whose sharp and dramatic silhouette complimenting its sensual surface transitions was key to the styling […]

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    Trends in Aluminum, Magnesium, and Titanium Discussed in South Africa

    The Advanced Metals Initiative (AMI) Light Metals Conference 2014 was held in October 2014 in South Africa, bringing together researchers, government, and industry players for a Bushveld Lekgotla* that sought to share, debate, and deliberate on the latest trends, research, and innovative solutions in the field of light metals. The conference was hosted by the […]

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    Tesla Adds Titanium and Aluminum Shielding to Model S

    In 2013, two incidents occurred in which Tesla Model S cars struck debris in the road, which resulted in underbody damage that caused car fires. “In both cases, the occupants walked away unharmed, thanks to the car’s safety features,” said Elon Musk, chariman, product architect, and ceo of Tesla in a press release online. “The […]