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Aluminum Frenzy Still On The Up-rise Part IV

More Ford vehicles

The F-150 pickup — the industry’s highest-volume vehicle — switches from a steel body to aluminum late this year. Once the two plants that build the truck are running at full speed, Ford will overtake Jaguar Land Rover as the industry’s largest manufacturer of aluminum-bodied vehicles, with expected

Aluminum Frenzy Still On The Up-rise Part III

GM product chief Mark Reuss said he worries about repair costs.

“I read in Automotive News about the tools required to fix an aluminum truck. I saw those costs. We know it’s expensive,” he said at a technology conference in Detroit last week.

Aluminum-free Ram

At Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, CEO Sergio Marchionne said last month

Aluminum Frenzy Still On The Up-rise Part II

Japan’s Kobe Steel is in talks with Toyota Tsusho Corp., a trading company affiliated with Toyota Motor Corp., to form a joint venture to make automotive-grade aluminum sheet metal in the United States.

In April, Novelis Inc. broke ground for an automotive sheet metal line at its plant in Nachterstedt, Germany.

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Aluminum Frenzy Still On The Up-rise Part I

You may as well get used to the aluminum frenzy because I can tell you that it is not going away. Those of you that thought that this was a passing trend are in for a big surprise. The auto industry is in the middle of their own competitive nature