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Steel makers to battle auto use of lightweight aluminum


Automakers, spearheaded by Ford’s transition to an all-new military grade aluminum intensive F-150 pickup truck, have signaled the end of an era. The steelmakers in turn want to prove them wrong. The latest auto revolution seems to be upon us – after decades of using aluminum only in certain components or for niche models (remember Audi’s aluminum Space Frame?), Ford is ...
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