Tag Archives: aluminum

A ‘Water-Purifying’ Solar Panel?

Sometimes the craziest-sounding inventions can have the biggest impact. Researchers at the University of Rochester are collaborating with the armed forces on something that falls in that “so crazy it just might work” category—combining solar power and water purification to combat water shortages during the coronavirus pandemic. Bear in mind, to them, this technology is […]

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Tariffs & Trade

Try Trumping these trivial trade tribulations American manufacturers are on high alert right now. The industry’s outlook is uncertain due to the current trade negotiations with China, which have ratcheted up in 2019 and especially over the past month. Starting with a list of relevant items from this week’s proposal of modifications from the U.S., […]

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Metaling in NASA’s Affairs

Diving further into last week’s VOTW topic as details emerge Talk about a ‘long con’. News erupted last Thursday that aluminum manufacturer Hydro Extrusion—formerly known as Sapa Profiles, Inc. (SPI)—admitted to providing customers, the most prominent of which included U.S. government contracts such as NASA and the Department of Defense, with falsified certifications for almost […]

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Territorial Tariffs

Chinese imports targeted; steel/aluminum modified The U.S. government announced plans to add more tariffs March 22, preparing to impose stiff increases on Chinese imports. It also modified the section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum in the past week. The goal of the former is to reduce the U.S. trade deficit with China by $50 […]

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Materials World

Important news on steel, aluminum, and rare earths this week It’s acceptable to live in a material world if you’re in certain industries that revolve around the availability, cost, and research of these resources. Three headlines this week could prove crucial for the manufacturing sector, fabrication industries, and electric motors in general, as they concern […]

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Industry News

Sometimes there’s just too much going on. If ‘Mergers & Acquisitions’ were a weekly edition, all of us would die of boredom. However, when important companies make decisions, money moves around, and new ideas come on the market, it can’t be left alone. That’s why the ‘Industry News’ block saves the day every month or […]

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