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National lab reshapes recycled aluminum

New breakthrough saves material, energy, environmental costs Metal Tech News – April 26, 2023

In a renewable technology breakthrough, the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in collaboration with leading mobility technology company Magna, has unveiled a process that reshapes aluminum from automotive scrap and trimmings into material for new vehicle parts.

This new manufacturing process, dubbed Shear Assisted Processing and Extrusion (ShAPE), reportedly reduces mor...


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