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  • Aug 20 2014

    Aluminium in contemporary British architecture

    The bold and impressive Library of Birmingham is one of the six shortlisted buildings for the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize. ...
    The bold and impressive Library of Birmingham is one of the six shortlisted buildings for the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize. The Aluminium lattice design which resembles three stacked boxes has transformed Birmingham’s Centenary Square into a cultural centrepiece, encouraging many people to visit this landmark. The building, by Dutch architects Mecanoo, opened in September 2013 and at 31,000 sqm is the largest public library in Europe. Aluminium was chosen over cast iron for the intricate frieze that wraps around the ...
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  • Jul 30 2014

    The small aluminium device that provides a big solution in reducing aircraft noise

    Airbus is installing a new aluminium device called the Vortex Generator on all their new-model A320 planes. Lufthansa, Air France ...
    Airbus is installing a new aluminium device called the Vortex Generator on all their new-model A320 planes. Lufthansa, Air France and other airlines are to retrofit this small component to their existing fleet of Airbus single-aisle jets in a bid to keep down this particular noise which seems to only affect this type of aircraft. The noise, which has been likened to the whistling sound you hear when blowing on to an open beer bottle, happens when air passes over ...
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  • Jul 28 2014

    New aluminium-air battery powers an electric car to go 1,100 miles on a single charge

    An aluminium-air battery has been created by Phinergy, an Israeli company who collaborated with Alcoa Canada to come up with ...
    An aluminium-air battery has been created by Phinergy, an Israeli company who collaborated with Alcoa Canada to come up with this new battery technology which is far lighter than liquid filled lithium-ion to make a car go a greater distance on one charge. To keep the manufacturing costs low, the batteries were produced in Canada where hydro-electricity is plentiful. The battery which is currently in the test stage, is capable of driving 1,100 miles between charges and uses a combination ...
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  • Jul 21 2014

    Recycling Pays with Sydney's Envirobank

    The City of Sydney has installed reverse vending machines in a trial to encourage residents to recycle more aluminium cans ...
    The City of Sydney has installed reverse vending machines in a trial to encourage residents to recycle more aluminium cans and plastic bottles. The Envirobank, which can hold up to 3000 containers, rewards resident recyclers with prizes such as entry into a draw to win two tickets to the 2014 Sydney New Year’s Eve Dawes Point event, Sydney bus tickets or two-for-one vouchers from local food trucks. Alternatively, there is the option to give a 10 cents donation to Clean-Up ...
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  • Jul 16 2014

    2014 Shanghai Automotive Casting Exhibition and Second Precision Die Casting Exhibition

    The 2014 Shanghai Automotive Casting Exhibition and Second Precision Die Casting Exhibition (SDCE) is taking place on 6 - 8th ...
    The 2014 Shanghai Automotive Casting Exhibition and Second Precision Die Casting Exhibition (SDCE) is taking place on 6 - 8th November 2014 at the Shanghai Automobile Exhibition Center. SDCE will provide a comprehensive platform where products, technology, information, investment and talent will be gathered for exhibitors and attendees.  World famous experts will give professional lectures and exhibitors will have the opportunity to showcase their products.For more information visit: http://sdce.001cndc.com/English/
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  • Jul 16 2014

    Introducing the energy saving Aluminium Flare Pan

    A researcher from Oxford University has come up with an ingenious new design for a saucepan using cast aluminium. The ...
    A researcher from Oxford University has come up with an ingenious new design for a saucepan using cast aluminium. The Flare Pan heats up faster, cooks food quicker and uses 40% less energy.The pan uses uniquely-designed, high-performance "fins" to channel heat from the flame across the bottom and up the sides of the pan, resulting in really efficient, even heat distribution. Dr Thomas Povey, who is a thermodynamics expert, usually focuses on managing heat from jet and rocket engines. He ...
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  • Jul 16 2014

    World Cup raises Brazil's aluminium can sales to over two billion

    It is estimated by Novelis, the leading supplier of aluminium beverage cans for South America, that the World Cup will ...
    It is estimated by Novelis, the leading supplier of aluminium beverage cans for South America, that the World Cup will push Brazil's aluminium can sales over the two billion mark. This growth represents a 35% increase over the same period last year.Brazil is a world leader in aluminium can recycling and recycles 98% of all beverage cans.Tadeu Nardocci, Senior Vice President and President, Novelis South America, said: "The World Cup has caused an unusual uptick in our winter sales, adding ...
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  • Jul 01 2014

    Bauxite Residue Valorisation and Best Practices Conference

    We are very happy to announce the Bauxite Residue Valorisation and Best Practices Conference that will take place in Leuven ...
    We are very happy to announce the Bauxite Residue Valorisation and Best Practices Conference that will take place in Leuven on 5 - 7 October 2015.The conference aspires to cover the whole chain of bauxite residue from production to applications and demonstrate that bauxite residue is a resource.The following topics will be covered: From bauxite to a modified bauxite residueNeutralisation, re-vegetation and beyondRecovery of major (Fe, Al, Ti), minor and rate earth elementsCement, concrete, ceramics and inorganic polymersOther novel applications
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  • May 19 2014

    2014 China Aluminium Fabrication Forum

    The 2014 China Aluminium Fabrication Forum will be held from 7 - 9 July 2014 at the Blue Horizon International ...
    The 2014 China Aluminium Fabrication Forum will be held from 7 - 9 July 2014 at the Blue Horizon International Hotel in Shanghai. Objectives of the Forum include; ● To deeply publicize concept of Lightweight and Green Aluminum Industry, further increase awareness of aluminum utilization, promote and expand aluminum application in new sectors; ● To provide both Chinese and international aluminum fabrication enterprises and end users with the most important commercial platform for business cooperation and realizing sustainable development; ● ...
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  • Apr 28 2014

    Performance Metals Engineering

    The latest addition to the Advanced Engineering UK group of events taking place at the Birmingham NEC 11th – 12th ...
    The latest addition to the Advanced Engineering UK group of events taking place at the Birmingham NEC 11th – 12th November 2014, Performance Metals Engineering 2014 is a response to the increasing demands required from the metals sector, to meet ever higher performance in areas such as materials strength, functionality, deformation resistance, light weighting, corrosion resistance, high temperature capability, materials processing efficiency, sustainability, multi-functionality.The Advanced Engineering group of events already includes the Automotive Engineering Show, Aerospace Engineering show, Composites Engineering ...
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