Aluminium


Anyang Qiang Ji Precision Manufacturing Base Co.,Ltd. is a new, high-technology enterprise which is established on the basis of Anyang Precision Manufacturing Industrial Park. Relying on the integrated investment casting technology, Anyang Qiang Ji develops oversized or super small sized, thin walled, complex precision castings and various castings by integrated […]

First Aluminum Integrated Casting Frame in China Developed by Anyang ...


Aluminum from the state-of-the-art facility will help lightweight millions of new cars each year – enabling them to further curb emissions. The new automotive line in Grevenbroich Germany, is one of Hydro’s strategic investments in European industry. Car makers increasingly use aluminum to lightweight their vehicles and curb emissions. As […]

Hydro Opens EUR 130 Million Automotive line in Germany



Hypoeutectic aluminum alloys such as A356.0 (Al-7Si-0.3Mg) are usually subjected to strontium additions in order to obtain a chemically modified eutectic morphology. The modification of the eutectic silicon from sharp acicular plates to a fibrous structure is normally applied to improve the alloy ductility. However, strontium additions are relatively costly […]

Alternative Modification of A356 for Ductility Studied




Like many research and development projects, the Multi Material Lightweight Vehicle (MMLV) Program conducted by Magna International, Aurora, Ontario, Canada, and Ford Motor Company, Detroit, with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), started with a “What if?” question: What if, in order reduce vehicle weight, we did a […]

Emission Reduction Possibilities With Structural Castings




Alcoa Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa., announced it would split into two publicly traded companies, splitting the firm’s casting and fabrication units from operations in raw aluminum. The raw materials business—including bauxite mining, alumina refining and aluminum production—will retain the Alcoa name. The second company will be the company’s “value-added business,” including […]

Aluminum Giant Alcoa to Split Into Two Companies




IBC Advanced Alloys Corp., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has delivered its first beryllium-aluminum azimuth gimbal housing castings to Lockheed Martin to be used in the F-35 Lightning II Electro Optical Targeting System (EOTS). The castings were produced at IBC’s Engineered Materials Division in Wilmington, Mass. Lockheed Martin’s EOTS provides multi-function […]

IBC Delivers Castings for F-35 Fighter Jet


Alcoa, Pittsburgh, U.S., announced its acquisition of TITAL, Bestwig, Germany, a privately held manufacturer of titanium and aluminum structural castings for aircraft engines and airframes. Alcoa closed the transaction, announced December 15, 2014, after receiving all of the required global regulatory approvals. This acquisition strengthens Alcoa’s ability to capture growing […]

Alcoa Acquires Titanium Casting Company