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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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Is the auto industry back to its bad habits?
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Japanese makers question Philippines expansion strategies
The automakers from Japan that have local production facilities in Philippines are growing dissatisfied with the government’s reluctance to restart a sliding auto manufacturing industry. The top Japanese automakers are now ...
UK: analysts warn of stalled sales in the future
The automotive industry in Great Britain is in great shape. The sales and production output have returned to levels only seen before the 2008-2009 crisis and the shabby recovery of ...
Auto industry sales to rise 11% in July
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Aluminum price could rise on automotive demand
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Silicon Valley chipmakers struggle to reach autos
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US: elections for UAW are now based on neutrality
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