Members' News

3
Jul

BCAST joins Aluminium Federation

The Aluminium Federation has welcomed its latest member, BCAST. BCAST is an academic research centre on the campus of Brunel University, focusing on the solidification of metallic materials. Established in 2002, it is one of the world's strongest solidification research groups, now comprising over 70 academics, research fellows, postgraduate researchers, technicians and administrative staff.

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30
May

Windows that make the grade

Senior Architectural Systems’ innovative PURe range of aluminium windows has been specified for use on several new projects in the student accommodation sector. One of the largest contracts to feature Senior’s windows is The Courtyard scheme at the University of Hull (left).  Comprising five separate blocks based around two central courtyards, the development has been

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24
May

Lotus bought by Geely

Chinese vehicle maker Geely has announced its purchase of Proton Cars - including a 51% stake in Lotus Cars. This underpins the development of future Lotus models - including the planned 'new Elise' (concept impression below), due in 2010. All current Lotus models use a varient of Lotus' aluminium 'tub' chassis, made mainly from extrusions. The new 2020 model is believed  to use

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15
Apr

Senior brings light and space to new Cambridge school

http://www.seniorarchitectural.co.uk/As the first new secondary school to be built in Cambridge for 40 years, the recently completed Trumpington Community College has been given a bright and modern design that features aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling systems from Senior Architectural Systems. Designed by Avanti Architects, the new school has been based on the Danish school models,

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12
Apr

Lighter Cat announced

Jaguar has announced its first 4-cylinder F-Type variant. The new model, which weighs 52kg less than a V6 F-Type, is powered by an aluminium Ingenium petrol engine.

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6
Apr

Process improvements at Boal

Leading aluminium extruder Boal UK has announced significant investment to improve its processes. “These changes are all about quality improvement, optimisation and the continuation of supply,” said Group Operations Director Tony Dingley.“Our largest press (9”/3250 Tonne) has undergone a number of renovations, which are now complete. “We have had a full re

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23
Mar

Creative facade for student flats

Powdertech Corby has used high quality powder coatings by Tiger Drylac to produce a striking colour contrast for the facade elements of Chapter Lewisham, award-winning modular-construct student accommodation in Lewisham. The building is an integral part of Lewisham Council's town centre regeneration plan.  Architects were asked to design accommodation using 636 modular prefabricated units

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1
Mar

New JLR Velar model for Solihull

JLR has announced a new SUV model, to be built at its aluminium vehicle assembly site at Solihull. The Velar will sit between the Evoque and Range Rover Sport models.

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