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. […]