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February 11, 2019

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New welding process opens up uses for formerly un-weldable lightweight alloy

Grad student Maximilian Sokoluk (left), laboratory mechanician Travis Widick and Prof. Xiaochun Li, with a prototype ...

Developed in the 1940s, AA7075 is an aluminum alloy that's almost as strong as steel, yet it weighs just one third as much. Unfortunately its use has been limited, due to the fact that pieces of it couldn't be securely welded together. That's recently changed, however, thanks to the use of titanium carbide nanoparticles.

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