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  • Sustainability in the Aluminium Industry

    Posted by Michael Kenyon on 2nd March 2022.

    Sustainability in the aluminium industry is a hot topic right now. With COP26 now a distant memory, it is up to industry and governments to implement ‘green’ strategies and new ...

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  • Is aluminium a fuel for tomorrow?

    Posted by Geoff Scamans on 13th December 2021.

    In this blog Prof. Geoff Scamans tells us about research from the 1980's which looked at using aluminium as a fuel, and how that theme carries on today. Aluminium as ...

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  • Not just aluminium; optimising steel rolling

    Posted by Helen Forrest on 17th November 2021.

    Our parent company, Danieli, is exceptionally well known within the global steel rolling industry. However, here at Innoval, it's our aluminium rolling expertise that sets us apart. Members of our ...

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  • Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainability Analysis

    Posted by Rachel Wiffen on 5th October 2021.

    Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainability Analysis are becoming ever more important. This is because the environmental impact of products and services is increasingly in the public's consciousness, as well as ...

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  • Seeing the light: making good use of optical microscopes

    Posted by Junjie Wang on 20th July 2021.

    Every metallographic lab has visible light optical microscopes. In one of my previous blogs, I introduced a method of using optical microscopy to evaluate the cleanliness of an aluminium sheet ...

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  • Optical microscopy to analyse aluminium alloy grains

    Posted by Michael Kenyon on 22nd June 2021.

    The word ‘grain’ appears everywhere in aluminium metallurgy. How do we analyse aluminium alloy grains? Why do we want to look at them? I’ll answer these questions in this blog. ...

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  • Aluminium recycling: Is there still magic?

    Posted by Geoff Scamans on 24th February 2021.

    In this blog I'm going to focus on aluminium recycling and the aluminium “magic” description by Thomas Canby from almost half a century ago. Does this concept still apply today, ...

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  • The calculation of rolling force

    Posted by Timothy Clemson on 26th March 2020.

    When manufacturing sheet products it's important to understand the rolling force. This is because you need it to set the appropriate roll gap on the mill, accounting for the stretch ...

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  • Aluminium Surface Analysis: high resolution low-kV SEM

    Posted by Junjie Wang on 21st February 2020.

    Surface quality is very important for many aluminium products. It can impact product performance in areas such as bond durability, corrosion resistance and coating adhesion. One of our previous blogs ...

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