Metals and Alloys News

The most recent news and innovations from metals and alloys industries. Find news about steel, aluminium, magnesium, copper, new and complex alloys, metal foams as well as joining and manufacturing.

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26/05/2009

Clinics promoting copper innovations to sustain health

The Copper Development Association (CDA) is organising surgeries in Central London, commencing in July, which aim to raise awareness about ways to incorporate copper in health care designs to reduce risks of bacterial infection for patients.  Read More

04/02/2009

Copper can be stronger, but retain ductility

Research undertaken at the Technical University of Denmark, in association with the Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, has shown that it is possible to produce copper which is four times stronger than commercially available material whilst retaining ductility.  Read More

31/10/2008

Copper-bottomed guarantee to beat the bugs

The efficacy of copper and copper alloys has been rediscovered as a means of killing bacteria in hospitals  Read More

04/07/2008

On a roll

Advances in steels and roll forming machines are lowering the cost of making structural, high strength 3D parts  Read More

13/06/2008

New show focuses on hybrid components

The event, hybridica, will take place in Munich alongside electronics exhibition electronica in November  Read More

10/12/2007

Umbrella car wins a prize

The ‘Kota’, conceived by Joonas Vartola, a Finnish student at the Royal College of Arts was awarded the prize for the best individual design in the “Connections Project”, a collaboration between the RCA Vehicle Design department and Corus Automotive focussed on mobility issues in rural areas.  Read More

13/11/2007

Better joining of metal to plastic

Rimless spectacles will benefit from a new laser joining process  Read More

13/09/2007

Fans work at higher temperatures

Aluminium impellers used in emergency smoke extractors can withstand temperatures of 400°C for two hours  Read More

14/07/2006

Glass beads slash weight of cast metal parts

German scientists have used the tiny hollow beads to reduce the density of the components  Read More

12/03/2003

Automotive world first

Mazda has demonstrated the world's first automotive application of aluminium joining using frictional heat. Mark Fletcher takes a look  Read More

10/01/2003

High strength steel keeps passengers in place

Designers of the centre seat assembly on Volvo’s new XC90 vehicle have solved their initial weight and safety problems by using an alternative material for the securing beam, high strength steel. Dean Palmer reports  Read More

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