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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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


Better joining of metal to plastic

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


Fans work at higher temperatures

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


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


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


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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