Rio Tinto in aluminium-scandium alloy supply deal with Amaero

Rio Tinto has signed an agreement to provide a first commercial batch of aluminium-scandium alloy from its North American operations to Australia-based metal additive manufacturer Amaero International Ltd.

The company will deliver alloy billets made of low-carbon aluminium from its hydro-powered Canadian smelters and high purity scandium oxide from its Rio Tinto Fer et Titane (RTFT) metallurgical complex in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec.
The billets will be processed by Amaero into powder for 3D printing and offered to the market for high temperature applications.

Rio Tinto is set to become the first producer of high-quality scandium oxide in North America when it starts commercial production...

Published

Andrea Hotter

March 11, 2021

02:16 GMT

New York