08 Oct 2021

When William Shatner, as Captain James T. Kirk, gave the legendary description of his starship Enterprise’s mission to explore ‘space: the final frontier’ in Star Trek, little did anyone foresee that those words would be etched in pop culture history. Throughout evolution, humankind has gazed up at the skies. From reverently praying to it, to sending satellites and spaceships to explore the various mysteries of the universe, exploring the final...

Aluminium and humankind’s passion to explore ‘Space’ – the final frontier
26 Jul 2021

As India commemorates the 21st anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas today, it is worth dwelling on the critical role of aluminium in bolstering India’s national security. Aluminium, popularly known as the ‘Metal of the Future’, finds critical usage in the military and defence industry as a key component in fighter aircrafts, battle tanks, frigates, ammunition, ground vehicles, armor plating, paneling, electrical systems, and many more. When it comes to material...

Aluminium, guarding the nation’s final frontiers
15 Apr 2021

Aluminium has long sparked the imagination of humankind’s quest to explore the space beyond Earth. In fact, Jules Gabriel Verne, the renowned French novelist credited with stories like ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’, ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’ and ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’, wrote of man setting sail to the moon in an aluminium spaceship. The Wright brothers’ ‘Flyer I’, the first steerable flying apparatus flew...

Aluminium, Flying You Around The Earth & Beyond
15 Apr 2021

Aluminium is the winged metal in the skies. Aluminium alloys are the primary material for fuselage, wings and supporting structures of commercial aircrafts because of their light weight, high strength, exceptional design flexibility, unmatched corrosion resistance, ability to anodise beautifully and superb machinability. Strong aluminium alloys take the extraordinary pressures and stresses involved in high altitude flying; wafer-thin aluminium panels keep the cold out and the air in. The first...

Aluminium, The Winged Metal