In 1580, the Swedes produced cannons and cannonballs in Finspång. Today, they friction stir weld battery trays for electric vehicles: welcome to the innovation & technology hub of Hydro Extruded Solutions.
Electricity pylon Alma has half the weight of her steel competitors. She just might signal the start of another victory for aluminium structures. Alma is made from fifteen different profiles. Eight of them are brand new. NTNU helped find the best.
SFI CASA Professor Knut Marthinsen just visited the Center for Hierarchical Materials Design at Northwestern University in Chicago. He lectured on advanced characterization and modelling for aluminium process and alloy design.