• 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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  • Vehicle lightweighting: from laboratory to industry

    Posted by Michael Kenyon on 10th January 2020.

    To serve our clients in the best way possible, it’s important that we know about the latest, cutting-edge developments in aluminium. To this end, we’re involved in many collaborative ...

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  • How we keep our aluminium knowledge cutting-edge

    Posted by Michael Kenyon on 30th August 2019.

    As a technical consultancy, it's critical that our aluminium knowledge is as up-to-date as it can be. Our clients rely on it! One of the ways we make sure ...

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  • An accidental aluminium cooking foil reactor

    Posted by Alison Arrowsmith on 26th July 2019.

    Here at Innoval Technology, we receive an array of enquiries into our inbox. Some are straightforward, some are challenging, and some are very intriguing.  One enquiry which fits into ...

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  • Cold and Foil Rolling Lubricants: Monitoring

    Posted by Chris Pargeter on 7th June 2019.

    Like all the process variables in a rolling operation, it's important to monitor and control the rolling lubricants. In this blog I'll introduce some of the common monitoring methods. Cold ...

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  • What about inflatable autonomous electric vehicles?

    Posted by Mike Clinch on 22nd March 2019.

    The electric vehicles revolution is here!  Or is it?  If it is, when did it start?  If it isn’t, then what’s all the fuss about? Pondering these ...

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