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    A Brief History of the Aluminum Canoe

    By Rose Eaton, Light Metal Age. The aluminum canoe has its place in the hearts of many Americans, who enjoyed childhood summers on rivers or lakes, paddles clanging against the warm metal boat, soaking up the rays of the sun. If they ever wondered why the canoes were made of aluminum, it was partially due […]

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    Alstom Launches New Welding Line for Construction of Aluminum Trains

    Aluminum is increasingly being used to replace heavier and more difficult-to-machine steel in the rail industry. This is due to the material’s high strength-to-weight ratio and resistance to corrosion, which enables the production of lighter railcars, while also extending the life of those railcars to about 40 years. In response to this trend in the […]

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    Aluminum in Transportation

    Editor’s Note: Constantly changing, constantly innovating, the transportation industry relies on aluminum and every other materials group in manufacturing their products, which today move us speedily across land, sea, air, and even into space itself. All told, in 2021, transportation represented the biggest global aluminum market share with some 32% of all primary or secondary […]

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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 […]

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    Application of Aluminum Extrusions in Transportation, B&C, Industrial, and Consumer Products

    US10215234 — ROLLING BEARING CAGE OR ROLLING BEARING CAGE SEGMENT, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A ROLLING BEARING CAGE OR ROLLING BEARING CAGE SEGMENT — Aktiebolaget SKF (Sweden) — A rolling-element bearing cage or rolling-element bearing cage segment is formed from aluminum alloy AA6082 and/or AA7020 and may have a tensile strength of at least 350 […]

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    European Aluminium Awards to be presented at ALUMINIUM 2016

    Lightweight, powerful and aesthetically pleasing – engineers, designers and architects consider aluminium the material that helps them create innovations and emphasize the features they care about. The European Aluminium Award, the aluminium industry’s biennial award honoring the most creative and unusual new developments in aluminum design, will be presented on November 29 at an award […]

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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 […]