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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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2
Mar

Celebrating the Alu D&T Challenge winners

Winners of the 2015-16 Alu D&T Challenge, a design competition for 11 to 14 year olds, were announced at a prize-giving event at Thinktank Science Museum in Birmingham recently. The national schools’ competition, linked to the Design and Technology curriculum at Key Stage 3, helps teach pupils about the material properties and sustainability potential of aluminium by challenging

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25
Feb

Fast talker for ALFED Annual Dinner

ALFED has announced the guest speaker for its 2016 Annual Dinner.  Former land speed record holder Richard Noble OBE will address the event on 15 September, at Tortworth Court in Gloucestershire. The Aluminium Federation Annual Dinner attracts around 200 attendees, from across the UK’s aluminium industry and allied organisations.    Richard Noble withThrust

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4
Feb

Why should SMEs innovate?

The Aluminium Federation is  looking forward to hosting its first SME Innovation Day on Tuesday, 8 March 2016, where we will be engaging with ALFED members and other interested companies on a number of innovation topics including: Developing an innovation culture Why innovation should flow UP the supply chain How to capitalise on funding opportunities The importance of automation The

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