Alcoa unveils new aluminum joining breakthrough

Alcoa's RSR technology uses a combination of spot welding and self-piercing rivets to join different materials.

Detroit, Michigan — September 26, 2016 — Alcoa has developed a new method for joining aluminum to a wide range of other materials, including steels, magnesium and composites. Alcoa is one of the largest aluminum producers in the world and has a vested interest in lowering barriers to use in aluminum in the automotive sector. […]

Will surging demand from China drive up the price of aluminum?

Aluminum-heavy cars, such as the Jaguar XJ, are popular with China's elite.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — August 11, 2015 — A new report suggests that the current boom in the Chinese auto sector will see much more aluminum used in that country over the years to come. The report, “Global and Chinese Aluminum Alloy Automotive Sheet Industry Report, 2014-2017” claims that China’s growth in the […]