Boeing received an order from India’s Akasa Air, a brand of SNV Aviation, for 72 737 MAX airplanes. Valued at nearly $9 billion, the order is a key endorsement of the 737 family's capability to serve the rapidly growing Indian market.
Three companies developed what they say is the world's first hydrogen combustion-type continuous combustion furnace for making lithium-ion battery (LiB) electrode materials. The furnace achieved zero carbon emission by adapting a special ceramic radiant-tube burner.
Florida International University (FIU) received a five-year, $22.9 million grant from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory to advance additive-manufacturing (AM) technologies that aid in the repair, design and durability of high-performance materials that will be used to manufacture next-generation vehicles and munitions.
Spectro Alloys, a Minnesota-based recycler of aluminum, announced approximately $10 million in plant upgrades to be completed in early 2022. The projects include a new 70,000-square-foot warehouse and new state-of-the-art pollution control equipment, which will help the company provide even more benefits from the recycling process.
GKN Additive successfully adapted and enhanced DP600-like material – a widely used low-alloy, dual-phase steel in the automotive industry – for additive manufacturing (AM). The development will enable diverse designs and applications in automotive and other industrial sectors.
The United States and the European Union announced their commitment to negotiate the world’s first carbon-based sectoral arrangement on steel and aluminum trade by 2024. The U.S. and the EU also came to an interim arrangement for trade in the steel and aluminum sectors that modifies tariffs on EU steel and aluminum providers, addresses global overcapacity and toughens enforcement mechanisms to prevent leakage of Chinese steel and aluminum into the U.S. market.
MELD Manufacturing Corp. of Christiansburg, Va., announced that its MELD technology has been selected for the U.S. Army’s Jointless Hull Program. It will be used on two machines, the larger being able to print components that are 20 feet x 30 feet x 12 feet in size.
ArcelorMittal Mining Canada will invest approximately $165.5 million in its Port-Cartier pellet plant, enabling the facility to convert its entire 10 million metric ton per year pellet production to direct reduced iron (DRI) pellets by the end of 2025.
On the heels of a semiconductor supply shortage, carmakers now have to worry about a magnesium, which is a key raw material used in the making of aluminum alloys. China produces about 90% of the world’s magnesium, but production stalled in September and October because the nation’s ongoing energy crisis.
Electric-vehicle (EV) maker Lucid Motors opened the doors of its advanced manufacturing plant powertrain manufacturing factories in Casa Grande, Ariz., in late September. Lucid Air luxury electric sedans rolled off the assembly line soon after.