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15
Jul

Simon MacVicker named UK Metals Council Chair

Simon MacVicker, managing director of Bridgnorth Aluminium, the UK’s only aluminium coil manufacturer, has been appointed Chair of the newly-formed UK Metals Council. This body, linked to Metals Forum, comprises leading UK metals companies, and speaks out for the UK metals sector with government and BIS. One of its primary roles is to deliver the UK Metals Industry Strategy, which was

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11
Jul

Aluminium Industry APPG AGM

The 2016 AGM of the UK Aluminium Industry All Party Parliamentary Group was held at the House of Lords on 7 July 2016.   The following officers were appointed: Chair - David Mowat MP (Con) Vice-Chair - Baroness Gardner of Parkes Vice-Chair - Adrian Bailey MP (Lab) Vice-Chair - Lord Brookman Secretary - Lord Davies of Coity   The minutes of the AGM are available here.  

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28
Jun

ALFED backs Advanced Engineering Show

ALFED will be at Advanced Engineering UK - the UK’s largest dedicated advanced engineering event - in November. Bringing together OEMs and tier 1 manufacturers to meet and do business with all levels of the engineering supply chain, Advanced Engineering addresses the supply chain needs of: aerospace; automotive; motorsport; transport; civil engineering and more. In addition to its show

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1
Jun

ALFED Members visit new LME building

ALFED members recently visited the new home of fellow member London Metal Exchange in London, which trades 75% of the global non-ferrous metal volume. LME's Oscar Wehtje explained how aluminium is traded on the LME, and described recent initiatives to improve liquidity and transparency. Members then viewed live 'outcry trading' in the ring, the last of its type in the world.

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27
May

Aluminium casting plant for Telford

Magna International has chosen Telford as the site for a 225,000 sq ft aluminium casting facility, mainly initially to supply JLR. Construction is expected to start this autumn, with production scheduled to begin in 2018. It will be create up to 295 jobs when it is operating at capacity.  The factory will use Magna's high-pressure vacuum die casting process to produce a number of advanced

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25
Apr

Join together!

As the use of aluminium, continues to grow, especially in the field of automotive lightening, so does the need to develop new joining techniques for joining the metal, both to itself and to other materials such as steel and plastic composites.   The Aluminium Federation has responded to this need by developing a technical seminar on the Joining of Aluminium. The one-day event

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21
Mar

Caroline Flint MP visits SAS

Leading aluminium glazing systems manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems joined forces with the Aluminium Federation to raise the profile of the industry and its importance to the UK’s job market by hosting a visit by Caroline Flint MP. Ms Flint, the MP for Don Valley in South Yorkshire, was invited to tour  Senior’s manufacturing facility in Denaby near Doncaster. The visit

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16
Mar

Cast away!

The Aluminium Federation and ICME have pooled resources to address a need for technical knowledge about casting in aluminium. The first Aluminium Casting Workshop will be held on Thursday 12 May 2016, at the National Metalforming Centre, 47, Birmingham Road, West Bromwich B70 6PY.          This new workshop gives an ideal introduction to the metallurgy of

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