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11
Dec

Calling aluminium packaging innovators!

Alufoil's Robert V Neher Award is an academic competition designed to seek out and reward the very best in innovative packaging and technical applications in aluminium foil and closures. Named after the inventor of the aluminium foil rolling process, the Robert V. Neher Award welcomes submissions from students and academia from universities worldwide. Any scientific work or research, including a

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1
Dec

Challenge deadline extended!

The deadline for entries to the 2017 Aluminium D&T Challenge has been extended to Friday 12 January 2018.

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17
Nov

Destination Milan for Alu D&T Challenge winner

The UK aluminium industry’s national design competition, the Alu D&T Challenge, has added a new ‘Grand Prize’ to the 2017 competition: the chance to see aluminium production at first hand, in Italy. The prize, sponsored by Novelis, will be awarded to the student, or team of students, judged to have produced the most outstanding design across the three categories.   The

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8
Nov

BLOODHOUND is GO!

 BLOODHOUND SSC, Britain’s 1,000mph world land speed record challenger, has  been driven to more than 200mph at Newquay Airport, as the initial part of its testing. The test runs saw BLOODHOUND's driver, Wing Commander Andy Green, at the wheel for the first time. Green and his team ran the jet powered car up to and beyond 200mph, using its EJ200 Eurofighter engine on the

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5
Oct

Automotive conference line-up announced

An impressive array of presenters has been announced for the first Advanced Aluminium Engineering for the Automotive Industry conference. This conference, produced by the Aluminium Federation will highlight technical excellence and forthcoming developments in automotive  sector. The two-day conference is being held on 21 and 22 November 2017, at the Millennium Point complex in central

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2
Oct

Aluminium pioneer honoured

 A pioneering metallurgist has been presented with an award for his contribution to the global aluminium industry. The Aluminium Industry Award was presented to Prof. Scamans at the Aluminium Federation’s 2017 Dinner by Aluminium Federation President Giles Ashmead. The event, at Tortworth Court in Gloucestershire, was attended by more than 200 guests from across the aluminium sector.

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21
Jul

ALFED backs the fastest wheels on earth

The Aluminium Federation has become a sponsor of the BLOODHOUND SSC Project. The BLOODHOUND Project is using a 1,000mph World Land Speed Record attempt to inspire the next generation about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Led by former World Land Speed Record holder Richard Noble, the BLOODHOUND team aims to raise the Record in South Africa in late 2018, with a vehicle driven by

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7
Jun

Aluminium for automotive conference launched

The current explosion in interest in lightweighting in the automotive sector is the main driver behind a new automotive conference taking place in Birmingham later in 2017. Advanced Aluminium Engineering for the Automotive Industry  is a two-day conference, to be held on 21 and 22 November 2017 at Millennium Point in Birmingham, at the centre of the UK’s manufacturing heartland.

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