Over three hundred thousand visitors to the parks of Central, Eastern and North-Eastern Districts of Moscow could see the series of photo exhibitions dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Russia’s aluminium industry. The exhibition, reflecting the industry’s main achievements in a wide variety of fields, was organised by the Aluminium Association with the support of the Moscow City Culture Department and MOSGORPARK.
The Aluminium Moscow photo exhibition introduced visitors of Perovsky Park to aluminium solutions that are being used in the capital today. These include the modern Vityaz-M trams with aluminium interiors, the high-speed Lastochka trains, and modern metro stations. And, of course, recycling was on the agenda — aluminium is known as a metal that can be recycled indefinitely without losing its properties.
The photos presented in Sokolniki Park showed the possibilities of using aluminium alloys in bridge construction. The Bridges Between Us photo exhibition included the history and present day of construction of aluminium alloy bridges — from the first bridge in St. Petersburg, built in 1969, to the modern bridges that have been built since 2017 in Krasnoyarsk, Tula, Moscow, and Nizhny Novgorod.
The Country of Metal exhibition, organised in Tagansky and Angarskiye Prudy Parks, was dedicated to the extensive geography of the aluminium industry. Every day in the Krasnoyarsk, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Kaluga, Rostov and other regions, products of high value-added production are created, which are used in architecture and construction, engineering and energy, automotive and shipbuilding. The organisers of the exhibition also paid attention to the innovative developments of scientific centres in the field of aluminium alloys, as well as the capabilities of the domestic industry in the production of highly complex parts by using 3D printing technology.
The Country of Metal photo exhibition in Lianozovsky Park will be open until the end of November. It will then move to Bibirevo Ethnographic Village, where it will be open to visitors until the New Year.
At the very beginning of November, the Aluminium Association and Moskabelmet Group of Companies opened an exhibition entitled ‘Aluminium in the Cable Industry: from Electrolysis to Finished Cable’ at Moscow’s oldest cable factory. The exhibition focuses on the history of aluminium alloys in the cable industry and the latest developments in the energy industry, including the introduction of the innovative 8xxx series of alloys approved for use in the construction and renovation of residential buildings.
In addition to viewing the photo exhibition, visitors can also touch the history of the factory, which dates back to 1895, during the reign of the last Emperor of Russia, Nicholas II. Visitors will be shown the workshop equipment and the process of aluminium cable production. A tour of the unique, home-developed Aripix robot, capable of charging up to 50 tonnes of aluminium into the smelting furnace every day, is also a compulsory part of the visit programme.
Not only employees and guests of Moskabelmet Group of Companies will be able to get acquainted with the exhibition and the company’s work, but also participants of the thematic tour, which will take place on November 17.