Aluminium: The Driving Force
One of my mottos in life is to ‘practice what you preach’, which is how I am justifying my new treat to myself...a shiny Range Rover Evoque, with aluminium lightweighting as standard of course.
I’ll forgive the guys at JLR, who tried to rain on my parade slightly by launching the new Velar in the same week!
Built alongside the Range Rover Sport and Jaguar F-Pace in the ultra-modern aluminium body and assembly plant in Solihull, West Midlands, JLR insiders are confident that rising demand will drive Land Rover vehicle production to new record levels.
It’s an exciting time for the automotive industry and it is good to see that aluminium is continuing its role as the ‘miracle metal’ when it comes to lightweight performance and sheer aesthetic beauty, but then I’m now biased.
As always, this issue of Aluminium International Today is packed full of technical articles, with a special focus on extrusion, furnace technology and heat treatment.
This issue also sees the introduction of a series of articles looking at the development of the global aluminium industry within its context, showing how from modest beginnings aluminium became ubiquitous and the industry global giant. Read all about it on page 43.
I hope you enjoy the issue and please get in touch if you’d like me to make any site visits that require a long drive...!
PRODUCTS & PROJECTS
INDIA - Changing the growth route
RUSSIA - Russian aluminium industry ready for take off
GULF - GCC primary aluminium production
2 MINUTES WITH... Mahmood Daylami
ASSOCIATION - Value Chain Voice:
The Aluminum Association Today
Announcing the International Fair Trade Alliance
Billet quality and extrusion plant efficiency
Premium quality billets for superior extrusion
The power of aluminium
Effective furnace lining efficiency
Combustion system retrofits for aluminium furnaces
Fundamentals of gas nitriding
Fire safety solutions
The “Age of Aluminium”