Ford supplier's boardroom drama zeros in on aluminum patentMay 7
Aluminum supplier Alcoa to split into 2 companiesSept. 28, 2015
Ford, Alcoa plan to replace more steel with aluminum in F-150Sept. 14, 2015
Ford said it would begin using a new type of aluminum from supplier Alcoa to make some parts for the F-150 pickup later this year, in a step toward eventually replacing more steel components with aluminum.
Alcoa plans new r&d center for advanced 3D printing processesSept. 3, 2015
Metals company Alcoa said today it will invest $60 million to expand its r&d center in Pennsylvania to explore ways to make 3D printing viable on an industrial scale to produce parts for the aerospace, automotive and construction sectors.
Alcoa receives committment for $259 million U.S. loan to expand aluminum outputMarch 26, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy has offered a conditional commitment to lend Alcoa Inc. $259 million to expand automotive aluminum sheet production capacity at the supplier's Tennessee factory, reviving a long-dormant loan program to support the development of energy-efficient vehicles.