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Alu pioneer honoured

Published: October 04, 2017 by Nadine Bloxsome

A pioneering metallurgist has been presented with an award for his contribution to the global aluminium industry.   The Aluminium Industry Award was presented to Prof. Scamans at the Aluminium Federation’s 2017 Dinner by Aluminium Federation President Giles Ashmead (pictured). The event, at…

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Sapa acquisition complete

Published: October 02, 2017 by Nadine Bloxsome

Norsk Hydro's acquisition of Orkla's 50% ownership in Sapa was completed today, October 2, giving Hydro full ownership in the global leader in extruded aluminium solutions and making Hydro a leading force in the global aluminium industry. 

The combination makes Hydro the only global…

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Innoval appointment

Published: October 02, 2017 by Nadine Bloxsome

Effective as of August 1st, 2017, Dr Gary Mahon has become Managing Director of Innoval Technology (Innoval).

Gary moves into his new position having been a Director of Innoval for the last 10 years. He is a metallurgist with 30 years aluminium product expertise, and so is ideally placed…

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Alu D&T challenge

Published: October 02, 2017 by Nadine Bloxsome

The UK’s aluminium industry is on the search for the designers and engineers of the future as it launches this year’s Alu D&T Challenge. 

Secondary schools throughout the UK are invited to take part in the Challenge which aims to teach 11-14 year olds about sustainable design. The…

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Sapa Welsh plant

Published: September 19, 2017 by Nadine Bloxsome

Sapa has re-opened its factory in Bedwas, Wales to supply the growing automotive industry demand for lightweight body structure solutions.

The first customer to be supplied from the refurbished facility will be London Electrical Vehicle Company (LEVC), who has developed an all new zero…

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High-performance alloy

Published: September 18, 2017 by Nadine Bloxsome

Following a successful debut at the Paris Air Show, last month, the two companies are working together to optimise the processing techniques for the high-performance alloy on Renishaw metal additive manufacturing (AM) systems.  They are also investigating a range of heat treatment regimes…

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