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Aluinfos and News
South Africa has abundance of solar energy and, at the same time, a large aluminium processing industry. In a project called SOLAM (solar melting of aluminium in a directly radiated rotary kiln) scientists and businesses are developing a method in which aluminium foundries can utilise solar energy to melt the metal.
ilicon micromirrors are capable of guiding laser beams extremely quickly, making it possible to perfectly dose the heat applied to workpieces. ow a Fraunhofer team has succeeded in developing fast and durable mirrors, which are ready for demanding cutting and welding tasks, particularly for aluminium.
GDA has produced two teaching DVDs about aluminium in co-operation with MedienLB, Munich, the producer of media for curricula and standards of education. Both DVDs are available in German, English and Turkish.
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GDA announces the International Aluminium Pressure Die Casting Competition 2014. Partners in organising the competition are the Federation of the German Foundry Industry (BDG) the WKO (Austrian Economic Chamber) and the Swiss Aluminium Association (alu.ch).
Since the 1930s the GDA collects aluminium-related books and articles. It is accessible to the general public and it also contains literature on magnesium and titanium. The library’s archives contain one of the most extensive collections of information on aluminium in Germany – all well documented and edited.