Substitution's a Downer for High-Flying Aluminum

Triplett, Tim
November 2005
Metal Center News;Nov2005, Vol. 45 Issue 12, p8
Trade Publication
The article focuses on issues and topics related to the aluminum market and high-flying aerospace demand in the U.S. Steelmakers have long felt the sting of lost business as automakers substitute lighter aluminum parts in place of steel ones in their ongoing quest to cut vehicle weight. Much like the automakers, airframe manufacturers are obligated to move toward stronger but lighter materials to improve safety and fuel efficiency, especially in light of today's unprecedented fuel costs.


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