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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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  • 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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