What Is The Difference Between A Seamless Aluminum Tube And A Combined Die Extruded Aluminum Tube?

Most of the aluminum tubes on the market are produced by the conventional combined die welding and extrusion process, and the weld line cannot be completely avoided, especially after oxidation. Extrusion production uses short round bar, high temperature, slow extrusion process, especially to control “three temperature”, aluminum rod, extrusion tube,… Continue reading

Will we soon have windows that can collect solar energy?

Researchers from the University of Minnesota and the University of Milano-Bicocca have been working in collaboration to bring the concept of windows that can efficiently collect solar energy to a reality. They now believe they are only a short distance away from realizing their goal, thanks to high-tech silicon nanoparticles. … Continue reading

Are all these shipping mergers good news?

The European Shippers’ Council (ESG) and the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) have joined forces to raise concerns over the impacts of new container shipping ‘alliances’ and their ever-increasing use of 18,000 TEU mega-ships. Although, it will no doubt help the shipping industry to tackle over-capacity and improve efficiencies, many shippers… Continue reading

American Rare Earths secures A$14 million to advance North American projects

[Ferro-Alloys.wiki] American Rare Earths managing director Chris Gibbs said: "Our vision is to build the next major rare earth and critical minerals wikipany and play a key role securing supply for the United States of America.” American Rare Earths Ltd (ASX:ARR) has received firm wikimitments to raise A$14 million via… Continue reading

Is this China’s first step in reducing steel overcapacity?

In the midst of Western pleas for China to quickly fix their problem of an over-crowded steel industry, it would appear their appeals are being answered. Perhaps not just in the interest of the West, Beijing have initiated the merging of two steel makers in China, which would make them… Continue reading

Why are Exterior Aluminum-Plastic Panels Increasingly Used in Curtain Walls?

In recent years, the continuous improvement of the domestic economic form has also brought about continuous changes in the decoration style, and the decoration materials are also undergoing major changes. As a decorative material widely used in China in recent years, aluminum-plastic composite panels have won recognition from more and… Continue reading

SHFE: What is it?

Metals are not all factories and buildings. A whole financial market behind them has developed in the past centuries all over the world. Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) is a clear example and one of the most important commodity trading centres in Asia and worldwide. SHFE was founded in 1998 as… Continue reading