British Steel Collapses

British Steel

After years of being on life support, the second largest steel manufacturer in Great Britain has collapsed. British Steel had been seeking a loan from the British government for £75 million  ($95 million) as recently as last week when the news of the firm’s implosion broke on Wednesday of this week. The company received a …

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Russian Aluminum Giant Rusal Invests $200 Million In Kentucky Mill

Aluminum

United Company RUSAL, the second largest producer of aluminum on the world, has committed to a 10-year, $200 million investment in Kentucky-based Braidy Industries. The deal will make Rusal the single provider of low-carbon aluminum for Braidy Industries’ new rolling mill which is slated to begin production in 2020. The deal is the result of …

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Welding The Unweldable

Aluminum AA7075

AA7075 aluminum alloy is as fantastic as it is frustrating. Originally developed in secret by Sumitomo Metal during World War 2 for airframe construction, it’s unique properties make it as strong as steel at one-third the weight. The downside is you can’t weld two pieces of AA7075 together. Titanium carbide nanoparticles to the rescue. The …

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Lithium Market Is On The Rise As Demand For Electric Vehicles Grows

Lithium.

A report released by Global Market Research Inc. indicated that the global market for lithium ion battery products is likely to exceed $60 billion by the year 2024. The increase in the demand for rechargeable lithium ion batteries is largely due to the rising usage of rechargeable consumer electronic gadgets like mobile phones, tablets, and …

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