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Alcoa Develops New Casting and Rolling System for Next-Generation Automotive Platforms

Alcoa Develops New Casting and Rolling System for Next-Generation Automotive Platforms

Alcoa, a company specializing in lightweight metals technology, has developed an advanced manufacturing technology called the Alcoa MicromillTM which will redefine the future of automotive aluminum products. [More]
Ultrasound Processing Cheaper, Greener Than Argon Degassing for Aluminium Alloy Production

Ultrasound Processing Cheaper, Greener Than Argon Degassing for Aluminium Alloy Production

A pilot scale study conducted by researchers at Brunel University London has helped affirm that ultrasound treatment of molten metal could help produce high quality aluminium castings through a greener, cleaner and more efficient method. [More]
Hollow Aluminium Oxide Sphere Coating Protects Components from Heat and Oxidation

Hollow Aluminium Oxide Sphere Coating Protects Components from Heat and Oxidation

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT have developed a novel, cost-effective coating technique using micro-scaled conjoined hollow aluminium oxide spheres to protect components against heat and oxidation. Steam and gas turbines, reactors, temperature sensors, waste incinerator generators and combustion chambers are subjected to temperatures as high as 1000°C, and the new coating technology will benefit in these applications. [More]
Mechanical Behaviour of Twinned Aluminium Discovered Using Nanoindentation Technique

Mechanical Behaviour of Twinned Aluminium Discovered Using Nanoindentation Technique

A team of researchers from Texas A&M University have revealed the work-hardening and plasticity properties of twinned aluminium with incoherent twin boundaries using an in situ nanoindentation technique. [More]
Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products Announces Capacity Expansion for Forged Suspension Parts

Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products Announces Capacity Expansion for Forged Suspension Parts

Kobe Steel, Ltd.’s U.S. joint venture, Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products, LLC (or KAAP), has increased its production capacity of aluminum forged products for automotive suspension systems by 50 percent. [More]
Aluminium Services UK Acquired by Reliance Steel & Aluminum

Aluminium Services UK Acquired by Reliance Steel & Aluminum

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. announced today that, effective August 1, 2014, it has acquired all of the capital stock of Aluminium Services UK Limited, the holding company parent of All Metal Services ("AMS"), the world's largest independent raw material service provider to the aerospace and defense industries. [More]
Daimler Trucks North America Recognizes Accuride with Masters of Quality Supplier Award

Daimler Trucks North America Recognizes Accuride with Masters of Quality Supplier Award

Accuride Corporation – a leading supplier of components to the North American commercial vehicle industry – today announced that two of its wheel-production facilities have received the Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) "Masters of Quality" Supplier Award for 2013. [More]
Encore Wire Expands Aluminum Manufacturing Plant at McKinney, Texas

Encore Wire Expands Aluminum Manufacturing Plant at McKinney, Texas

Encore Wire Corporation announced today that the Company is building a 250,000 square-foot expansion to the existing aluminum manufacturing plant on its McKinney, Texas campus. [More]
ALUMINIUM 2014 World Trade Fair and Conference to Take Place October 2014 in Düsseldorf

ALUMINIUM 2014 World Trade Fair and Conference to Take Place October 2014 in Düsseldorf

Global aluminium consumption is growing steadily. Above all the transport sector is driving growth, with CO2 reduction targets in Europe and the US accelerating demand for lightweight base materials. But the construction and packaging sectors are showing excellent growth rates, as well. [More]
Robust Die-Cast Aluminum Housing for Touch Panel PC’s Human Machine Interface

Robust Die-Cast Aluminum Housing for Touch Panel PC’s Human Machine Interface

American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS), an Open HMI Panel PC and Industrial PC (IPC) manufacturer, announces to use a new aluminum die cast tooling for use in their new family of “value line,” industrial touch panel and PC-based HMIs. [More]
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