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  • Solidification under Zero Gravity

    Posted by Ceri Williams on 18th August 2017.

    We've been involved in some really fascinating projects over the years. However, the one I'm going to briefly describe in this blog is definitely one of the more unusual ones. ...

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  • Upcycling; an important addition to our vocabulary

    Posted by Geoff Scamans on 4th August 2017.

    Recycling is not a new concept to the aluminium industry. Nearly 60% of the aluminium we use in the UK is recycled metal.  However, the challenge now is to ...

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  • A guide to our new K-Map software

    Posted by Steve Walton on 11th July 2017.

    We first developed K-Maps back in 2003. Since then technology has moved on, so we've completely rewritten our K-Map software.  This blog briefly describes what's changed and how we've ...

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  • ISO 17025 & Interlaboratory Cross Checks

    Posted by Karen Hall on 22nd June 2017.

    At Innoval, we pride ourselves in the quality of our work and the subsequent reports that we issue. This is especially important to me as Quality Manager for our UKAS ...

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  • An overview of aluminium surface analysis

    Posted by Peter Andrews on 8th June 2017.

    The aluminium surface is very important. What goes on there can impact upon future performance, such as bond durability, corrosion resistance, paint / lacquer adhesion to mention but a few. ...

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  • Has the holding furnace had its day?

    Posted by Dave Humphreys on 22nd May 2017.

    Equipment developments in the world of remelting mean that the traditional process route may be changing. In a departure from the style of our other blogs, I'd like to use ...

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  • Lab based aluminium brazing simulation

    Posted by Adam Nadin on 12th May 2017.

    Aluminium is the preferred material for both engine cooling and air conditioning in cars. This is due to its unique combination of strength, corrosion resistance and recyclability. Of course, it ...

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  • 6S is just cleaning up, isn’t it?

    Posted by Helen Forrest on 28th April 2017.

    It’s very easy to get the wrong idea about 6S.  I’ve lost count of the number of times someone has pointed to a board with a broom and dustpan ...

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  • Why roll grinding is critical to foil rolling

    Posted by Vicente Martin on 13th April 2017.

    In an earlier blog post I discussed how to determine the roll ground shape in order to make the best use of the flatness actuators in an aluminium rolling mill. ...

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