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Arconic awarded

Arconic has announced that it has received two 2017 Values Partner awards from Spirit AeroSystems for superior performance. Spirit recognised Arconic’s Global Rolled Products (GRP) and Arconic Fastening Systems and Rings (AFSR) businesses at the Spirit AeroSystems Suppliers Awards Dinner in Wichita, Kansas, on August 31. “Spirit cannot be successful without world-class partners,” said Tom Gentile, Spirit president and chief executive officer. “We are proud to recognise these suppliers for sharing our passion in delivering high-quality products on time. We...

Metal 3D printing

A “widespread” factory for the development of metal 3D printing technology...  this is the objective of the project Metal AdditivE for LOmbardy (MADE4LO), which will start in the upcoming autumn under the leadership of Tenova, international company specialiSed in the development of innovative solutions for the mining and metal industry.   The ultimate goal of this pilot project is to cover the entire value chain – from equipment supply to the finished product – creating a new model of factory based on 3D manufacturing, network infrastructure and...

Aleris extends deal

According to reports, Aleris International has extended a merger agreement with a Chinese company to September 15th.  The Cleveland, Ohio-based aluminium and rolled products producer now has until September 15 to work out a mutually acceptable deal with Zhongwang USA LLC, controlled by Chinese businessman Liu Zhongtian.  The deal was initially scheduled to expire August 31.

EGA research partner

Emirates Global Aluminium will work with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on six new practical research projects at EGA later this year. MIT is the leading research university in the United States. The new projects extend EGA’s partnership with MIT’s David H. Koch School of Chemical Engineering Practice, a programme through which post-graduate students apply their academic knowledge and expertise by suggesting 'out of the box' solutions for industrial problems. Dr. Alan Hatton, the director of the school, and Dr Brian Stutts, who runs the school’s...

Hydro pilot

Thousands of Karmøy residents gathered in Kopervik to see Prime Minister Erna Solberg inaugurate the technology pilot at Karmøy in western Norway on 24th August.  “The technology pilot here at Karmøy is green, smart and innovative,” said the Prime Minister. "I think it's fantastic that we are getting the world's greenest aluminium production here at Karmøy," says Astrid Margrete Lie. She is one of the many who were present when the technology pilot in Karmøy was inaugurated earlier today. The technology pilot at...

Transportation Group

The Aluminum Association’s Aluminum Transportation Group (ATG) has announced the addition of two new member companies—Alcoa Corporation and Tri-Arrows.  These additions bring total membership in the ATG to 11 companies. Both companies are leaders in producing aluminum alloys for automotive applications. “The addition of Alcoa and Tri-Arrows reflects the impact of the growing automotive market and demonstrates the industry’s continued commitment to its customers in the automotive space,” said Heidi Brock, president and CEO of the Aluminum...

ASI news

Path to Launch: elementAl pilot phase forges ahead Testing and trials are proceeding with active member participation; improvements based on feedback have already been implemented. The pilot phase began on July 18 to provide each ASI member and invited participants with an opportunity to carry out one or more self assessments against ASI's draft Standards via ASI's new online assurance platform, elementAl. Over 65 users have been actively working with elementAl to create test self assessments and learn about the many features this new platform has to offer. Constructive...

Combilift expansion

Combilift, the manufacturer of 4-way forklifts and other handling solutions, is set to double its output in the next few years as its new factory nears completion. €40 million has been invested in the new 46,000m² factory on a 40 hectare site, which will be the largest single manufacturing plant under one roof in Ireland.  Combilift invented the world’s first i.c. engine powered, all-wheel drive multidirectional forklift in 1998 and has experienced exceptional growth ever since. It now exports its wide range of products to over 75 countries around the world....

Drive technology

Siemens is to equip several Chinese aluminium factories with medium and low voltage drives. The value of the order is in the low tens of millions of euros. Commissioning will be completed in several stages between November 2018 and April 2019. The objective is to safeguard the productivity in the rolling mills with powerful, reliable drive systems. Siemens received the order from SMS China, part of the SMS group, a worldwide plant constructor and machine manufacturer in the ferrous and non-ferrous metal industry. In the light of increasing demand for aluminium, the company has...