• 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 […]

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    Nissan Uses Closed-Loop Al Recycling System to Produce 2021 Rogue

    The all-new 2021 Nissan Rogue is the company’s first vehicle built using a closed-loop recycling system for aluminum parts. The system helps reduce CO2 emissions compared with using parts made with primary alloys. It also promotes the use of materials that don’t rely on newly mined resources, and reduces the amount of waste from factories. […]

  • Tesla Model Y

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    Tesla Introduces Model Y with Hybrid Aluminum and Steel Body

    Tesla is developing its latest electric vehicle, the Model Y, a fully electric compact utility vehicle (CUV) that will have the longest range of any electric CUV or sports utility vehicle (SUV), lasting for 300 miles before needing to be recharged. Of this, 168 miles worth can be charged in 15 minutes at ‘supercharger’ locations around […]

  • Constellium-UACJ coil

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    Constellium to Acquire Full Stake in Auto Body Sheet JV in Bowling Green

    Constellium N.V. entered into a binding purchase agreement with UACJ Corporation and its U.S. subsidiary, Tri-Arrows Aluminum Holding Inc., to acquire Tri-Arrows’ 49% stake in Constellium-UACJ ABS, LLC in Bowling Green, Kentucky, for $100 million plus the assumption of 49% of approximately $80 million of third party debt at Constellium-UACJ. “This investment will give Constellium […]

  • SMS HybrEx Press

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    Whitehall Industries Orders New Extrusion Press to Serve Automotive Industry

    UACJ Automotive Whitehall Industries, based in Ludington, Michigan, placed an order for the supply a HybrEx®25 extrusion press from SMS group in response to a sharp growth in North American demand for automotive aluminum structural materials and parts. The 25 MN (2,750 UST) press will be the third SMS press for Whitehall and the first […]

  • Logan Aluminum

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    UACJ Invests in Aluminum Sheet Production Capacity Enhancements

    UACJ Corp., Japan’s largest aluminum rolling company, announced plans to invest a total of ¥55 billion (~US$482 million) to enhance production capacity at its plants in the U.S. and Thailand. U.S. Expansion UACJ will invest US$175 million in Logan Aluminum in Russellville, Kentucky, a joint venture run by Tri-Arrows Aluminum (a UACJ subsidiary) and Novelis […]

  • Constellium-UACJ

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    Constellium-UACJ Opens Auto Body Sheet Plant in Bowling Green

    Constellium N.V. and UACJ Corporation celebrated the official opening of their new manufacturing plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The 225,000 sq ft facility will supply 100,000 tonnes of aluminum automotive body sheet to the North American automotive industry under their joint venture, Constellium-UACJ ABS LLC. Coil supply for the facility has been secured with  both partners’ rolling mills, […]

  • Whitehall Industries aluminum extrusion operation

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    UACJ Acquires Aluminum Extrusion Manufacturer Whitehall Industries

    UACJ Corp., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, has entered into an agreement to acquire all membership interests in Michigan-based SRS Industries, LLC, operating as Whitehall Industries, for US$155 million on a cash and debt free basis. Whitehall Industries manufactures and sells automotive aluminum extrusion structural materials and various aluminum components, primarily in the U.S. and Mexico. Once the […]

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    Constellium and UACJ to Expand Existing Body-in-White Joint Venture

    Constellium N.V. signed and MOU with its Japanese partner UACJ Corporation to expand their existing joint venture to produce automotive body-in-white (BIW) sheet in the U.S. Under the expanded joint venture, the companies contemplate a joint investment in two previously announced 100,000 tonne finishing lines, which would be funded 51% by Constellium and 49% by […]