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About aluminium

Aluminium is fascinating, flexible and very versatile. Get the highlights on aluminium's journey from bauxite, through production, use and recycling.

How it's made
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Shapes by Hydro - the aluminium design knowledge hub

Understanding of aluminium materials and manufacturing is a core element of the design process.

Shapes by Hydro is a collection of insight from our dedicated team of metallurgists, chemists, metallographers, physicists, designers, mechanical engineers and technicians – all specialists in aluminium.

Shapes by Hydro
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